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Deadline to register for voting nears
LMTonline.com / Wed, 1 Oct 2014 01:05:47 -0500
Monday, Oct. 6, is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 elections, state Sen. Judith Zaffirini reminded Texans this week.

Man struck by van expected to survive
amarillo.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:32:33 +0000

A man suffered serious injuries after being struck by a minivan Monday night on East Amarillo Boulevard.

About 9:15 p.m., Little Arthur Clayton, 57, was walking across the Boulevard when he was hit by a 2001 Plymouth Voyager minivan traveling east in the inside lane, police said.

Sgt. Ephraim Contreras said Clayton might have been leaving the Mi Tierra bar, located at East Amarillo Boulevard and North Hayes Street. Police said alcohol was a factor in the incident.

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Education experts to host conference
amarillo.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:32:16 +0000

The former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education and other leaders in the field will speak today and Thursday at an event hosted by Xcel, Amarillo Area Foundation and the No Limits No Excuses program in Amarillo.

Speakers include Tom Luce, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education; Texas Tech Chancellor Sen. Robert Duncan; state Sen. Kel Seliger and state Reps. Ken King, Four Price and John Smithee.

Topics will include recent education-related legislation, postsecondary success and the relationship between education and a living wage.

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Perry compares nation’s struggles to Holocaust
amarillo.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:38:59 +0000

LUBBOCK — After placing his hand on the Bible and taking the oath of office, state Sen. Charles Perry compared what he called the “spiritual battle” brewing across the nation to the Holocaust.

God has a place in the government, Perry explained in his inaugural speech as he vividly recalled a recent trip to a former concentration camp in Berlin.

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Man charged with murder in woman’s death
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:57:00 -0500
The 38-year-old man who is a suspect in the death of a Midland woman was arrested near Fort Worth on Tuesday night and has been charged with first-degree murder.

City OKs microchip ordinance for strays
amarillo.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:30:52 +0000

Can’t find Fido? Thanks to technology and an ordinance approved Tuesday by Amarillo City Council, residents searching for missing pets have help.

By a 3-0 vote, the city approved the final reading amending the Amarillo Municipal Code “to require (a) microchip implant on impounded animals before redemption or adoption,” according to the city agenda. Council members Ellen Robertson Green and Jim Simms were absent.

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Harrison clerk readies for mandated e-filing
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The Supreme Court has mandated that in all civil cases in district courts, statutory county courts and constitutional county courts, e-filing will be required.

Screening set for ‘Homebound’
LMTonline.com / Wed, 1 Oct 2014 01:05:47 -0500
A special screening of the award-winning indie film “Homebound,” which features Martin High graduate Julia Vera, will be held Thursday at Cinemark Movies 12.

Crossing guard hit by vehicle
LMTonline.com / Wed, 1 Oct 2014 01:05:47 -0500
A United South High School crossing guard was hit by a vehicle Tuesday morning while directing traffic, first responders said.

Woman searches for cat of dead couple from Sept. 19 wreck
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The I-20 accident that left two people dead earlier this month also left the couple’s cat abandoned.

Keep Longview Beautiful takes over citywide cleanup
news-journal.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Longview officials hope a revamp of the twice-a-year recycling and trash pickup day will help beautify the city and cut down on litter.

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