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Cost of child abuse is high, economically and physically
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:00:00 -0600
As horrific and unimaginable as it sounds, child maltreatment is pervasive in the United States and ranks as one of the nation’s most pressing public health and social concerns. While many incidents n

Newgate sees record turnout for fundraiser
news-journal.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
The nearly 500 runners, joggers, walkers, baby stroller-pushers and dog walkers who wobbled down the Paul Boorman Trail on Saturday came from near and far.

Plainview native featured on ABC Nightline news
myplainview.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:33:00 -0600
Plainview’s native star continues to rise, as singer and choreographer Todrick Hall was featured in a special segment on ABC’s Nightline news program Thursday.

Longview parks board to discuss fields rental fee
news-journal.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
The Longview Parks and Recreation Advisory Board plans to discuss the rental policy of the city’s 51 recreation fields when it meets at noon Monday.

Beilue: Starr: Baylor will not compromise its values
amarillo.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:45:14 +0000

I’ve talked with Baylor President Ken Starr twice, and both times I’ve had to fight the urge of my right hand forming the signature Bear claw. His personality is infectious. He’s engaging and enthusiastic.

Starr gained national notoriety as the special prosecutor against President Bill Clinton, leading to the Starr Report and Clinton’s impeachment in 1998.

To the uninitiated, he would seem to carry the role of the dour, serious-minded crusader.

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Empty Stocking toy run set Dec. 6
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
This year’s toy run for the Empty Stocking Fund is set for Dec. 6, departing from the Heritage House for the third year in a row.

Word of the day for Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
amarillo.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:41:12 +0000

WORD OF THE DAY

pre-eminent

■ pre·em·in·ent

■ prē em ən ənt

Definition: (adj) more important, skillful or successful than others

Example: “The goal of this nation, I so strongly believe, is to be a preeminent world power. We have to understand what comes with that: The responsibility to be strong.”

— Jeff Sessions


Empty Stocking Fund Angel List
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
The Empty Stocking Fund list is available for those wishing to donate gifts to children and their families in Harrison County who are in need.

Academic Spotlight: Hazel Nevarez, 17
amarillo.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:43:23 +0000

Academic Spotlight

Hazel Nevarez, 17

Class: Senior, Palo Duro High School

Nominated by: Staci Unger,
pre-AP world history teacher
and class sponsor

Why does this student stand out?: “Hazel is an outstanding young lady and a wonderful representation of our high school. She is involved in many advanced classes and extracurricular activities, and she will delight you with her achievements and good character.”

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Community rallies to help children
myplainview.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:08:00 -0600
Editor’s Note: The following is the first in a series of stories about community generosity that will run intermittently.  If you have a story please share it with the Plainview Herald.

Empty Stocking Fund: Help your fellow man
amarillo.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:48:37 +0000

It’s called the most wonderful time of the year. But for many, not much cheer abounds during the holiday season.

Working families toil, unable to get through the stack of bills.Elderly couples depend on food pantries and thrift store coats.Children awake to toyless Christmas trees on Dec. 25.

Amarillo Globe-News’ Empty Stocking Fund, now in its 42nd year, aims to help individuals like these in an effort to bring them a merrier Christmas.

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Today in History for Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
amarillo.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:41:37 +0000

■ On Nov. 23, 1889, the first jukebox made its debut in San Francisco, at the Palais Royale Saloon. (The coin-operated device consisted of four listening tubes attached to an Edison phonograph.)

■ In 1765, Frederick County, Maryland, became the first colonial entity to repudiate the British Stamp Act.

■ In 1804, the 14th president of the United States, Franklin Pierce, was born in Hillsboro, New Hampshire.

■ In 1903, Enrico Caruso made his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, appearing in “Rigoletto.”

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Three detained on suspicion of illegally crossing U.S - Mexico border during Annual Border Mass
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:53:39 MST
Three people were arrested Saturday morning for illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border during the Annual Border Mass held by bishops of El Paso, Las Cruces and Juárez, officials said.

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