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Groundbreaking set for new Catholic headquarters in Amarillo
amarillo.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:47:42 +0000

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Amarillo has scheduled a groundbreaking for its new pastoral center at 11 a.m. Saturday at 4502 N.E. 24th Ave.

The new center will replace the current diocese headquarters at 1800 N. Spring St., which was built in 1954.

“The reason we needed a pastoral center is, for one, we have significant foundation failure, and we don’t anticipate it to be a facility within the next couple of years,” said Deacon Phillip Whitson, chief financial officer of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Amarillo.

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Midlander uses yoga as ministry
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:15:00 -0600
It was lunch hour on a Friday when a handful of women came into Anne Lucero’s two-story apartment studio, took off their shoes and began to arrange their yoga mats on the floor. A diffuser wafted esse

Former El Paso Catholic Diocese school board member pleads guilty to downloading child porn
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:33:03 MST
A former Catholic Diocese of El Paso school board member pleaded guilty to one count of downloading child pornography on Thursday in U.

Hobby Lobby pitches Museum of the Bible
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:17:00 -0600
Hobby Lobby officials made a trip Thursday to Odessa to pitch their newest project: the Museum of the Bible dedicated to religious artifacts.

Quiz: El Paso Times Spelling Bee
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:08:44 MST
Test your spelling skills with this quiz.

Higgins pleads guilty, receives two life sentences in death of Sgt. Mike Naylor
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:58:00 -0600
Midlander Dan Higgins, 37, received two life sentences in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to charges related to the October shooting death of Midland County Deputy Sgt. Mike Naylor, according to

PD, WT graduate excelled on the court
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:48:13 +0000

Editor’s note: This is one feature in a series profiling some of Amarillo’s African-American trailblazers as part of Black History Month. The next feature will appear Saturday.

Born in January 1966, basketball was pretty much a staple in Vanessa Wells Thibert’s house. Her parents played in high school, and older sister Valerie Wells was an all-district player at Palo Duro High School.

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MPD locates two suspects in connection to Grassland Estates vehicle burglaries
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:52:00 -0600
The Midland Police Department reported Thursday that its property crimes unit has located two suspects believed to be involved in a string of car burglaries in the Grassland Estates subdivision.

Crime Spot: Man steals daycare van’s battery
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:47:55 MST
El Paso police are looking for a man who stole the battery from a daycare center's van this month in the far East Side.

Warren Flye is LaVern Roach Award recipient
myplainview.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:57:00 -0600
Plainview High School senior Warren Flye was selected from 11 nominees as the 65th recipient of the LaVern Roach Award, the most prestigious recognition and the highest honor given to PHS male seniors

New criminal assesment mitigates crowded prisons
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:05:00 -0600
States around the nation are trying to address inflated prison populations by new and innovative methods for diverting low-risk offenders into rehabilitative programs rather than prisons.

Ready for the Road
news-journal.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
A new state law that combines vehicle inspection stickers with annual registrations begins Sunday, and officials say convenience and reducing fraud are the goals.

Longview’s Newgate Mission director suffers stroke
news-journal.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
A Longview ministry is temporarily without its executive director after she had a stroke earlier this week.

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