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Today in history for Thursday, Oct. 30
amarillo.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:11:14 +0000

■ On Oct. 30, 1974, Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in the eighth round of a 15-round bout in Kinshasa, Zaire, known as the “Rumble in the Jungle,” to regain his world heavyweight title.

■ In 1735, the second president of the United States, John Adams, was born in Braintree, Mass.

■ In 1921, the silent film classic “The Sheik,” starring Rudolph Valentino, premiered in Los Angeles.

■ In 1938, the radio play “The War of the Worlds,” starring Orson Welles, aired on CBS.

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Stolen van crashes into light pole, 2 arrested
LMTonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:48:03 -0500
A man and a woman in a vehicle that had been reported stolen crashed into a light pole Tuesday and fled the scene, Laredo police said.

Longview woman dies in Friday wreck in Midland County
news-journal.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A Longview woman died after a wreck Friday in Midland County, according to NewsWest 9.

DNA puts Lopez at scene
LMTonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:48:03 -0500
A man on trial for his alleged involvement in the torturing and killing of a man in August 2013 denied his involvement in an interview with a Laredo police detective, but physical evidence presented Wednesday to the jury by a DNA expert contradicted his claims, prosecutors say.

Kilgore P and Z moves forward interstate development
news-journal.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The Kilgore Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday unanimously gave the green light to a developer planning spec buildings near Interstate 20.

Sports medicine clinic opens new facility
LMTonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:48:03 -0500
Laredo Sports Medicine Clinic and Power PT held a grand opening Wednesday for its newest location on Texas 359, near the UISD Bill Johnson Student Activity Complex.

Fitness group organizes breast cancer awareness walk
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
In June of 2012, Bobbie Hurd decided once and for all that she was “tired of being tired.”

Soto appointed to transportation post
LMTonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:48:03 -0500
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Ruben Soto Jr. of Laredo as presiding officer of the Webb County-City of Laredo Regional Mobility Authority for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2016.

Hallsville Ag Science exceeds expectations
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Hallsville Independent School District has 294 Hallsville Junior High students and 1,192 Hallsville High School students enrolled in career and technology classes.

Dancer returns to Texas in ‘Flashdance’
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:56:00 -0500
Dancer Eduardo Carrillo didn’t want to wake up his sleeping castmates, but he sounded thrilled about his upcoming performances.

Perry renews local drought declaration
amarillo.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:00:07 +0000

The drought might be less extreme, but it still has most of the Texas Panhandle and a hefty swath of the rest of the state wishing for rain.

The U.S. Drought Monitor website shows 34 percent of Texas is experiencing at least moderate drought conditions, compared to 43 percent one year ago.

Gov. Rick Perry renewed his drought disaster proclamation on Saturday, omitting only five Texas Panhandle counties.

He first issued the proclamation in July 2011.

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Dumas narrows superintendent list
amarillo.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:31:16 +0000

Dumas Independent School District’s Board of Trustees has named a lone finalist following a two-month superintendent search.

During its meeting Wednesday night, the board named Monty Hysinger, superintendent of Clarendon Independent School District, as the district’s lone finalist, Dumas Board President Johnny Schmucker said.

Schmucker said Hysinger’s work in Clarendon, including raising test scores, technology, transportation and other programs, as well as his knowledge of Dumas schools, set him apart.

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Crime Stoppers seeks loader thief
amarillo.com / Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:42:55 +0000

Amarillo police are asking for help locating the person or people responsible for taking a 65,000-pound piece of construction equipment on a miles-long joyride that caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.

Amarillo police went to a construction site Tuesday morning at the Canadian River bridge. Gilvin-Terril Ltd. personnel had reported a missing 2000 Caterpillar 980G front-end wheel loader, according to an Amarillo Crime Stoppers news release.

Potter County deputies found the loader with the help of a private helicopter, the release said.

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