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West Texas poets unite for worldwide event
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:00:00 -0500
The world’s poets will come together Saturday for change, and part of that global community will happen in West Texas.

County hopes to turn on the heat soon
myplainview.com / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:47:00 -0500
Hale County commissioners are fighting the thermometer in hopes of getting natural gas service restored to the courthouse after a leak was detected between the curbside meter and the building.

GISD approves $34.3 million middle school proposal
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:08:00 -0500
Greenwood ISD’s board of trustees approved a $34.3 million price tag for construction of the new James R. Brooks Middle School building on Farm-to-Market Road 1379.

King meetings continue this week
amarillo.com / Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:45:00 +0000

AUSTIN – State Rep. Ken King continues with his annual tour of rural Texas House District 88.

King, R-Canadian, who began his tour in early September, has scheduled two meetings for next week.

On Sept. 30, he will be in Lipscomb and Ochiltree counties. His meeting is from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Booker High School, 600 S. Main St.

And on Friday, Oct. 3, King will be in Hansford County. The hour-long meeting, begins at 2 p.m. at Spearman High School Auditorium, 403 E. 11th Ave.

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Eddie Owens rejoining WBU staff
myplainview.com / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:58:00 -0500
Wayland Baptist University has announced that Eddie Owens will be joining the staff as director of development for the Lubbock campus.

Midland libraries receive $20,000 donation from H-E-B
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:22:00 -0500
Midland County Public Libraries will be the first libraries outside of California to have special learning stations for the library’s youngest patrons, thanks to a donation from H-E-B.

Hoop Life
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500

UTPB fall enrollment increases 8.6 percent
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:32:00 -0500
Fall enrollment for the University of Texas of the Permian Basin rose 8.6 percent in the number of students and 4.4 percent in student course hours over the 2013 fall enrollment. 

Paddie named leader of state broadcasters
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Chris Paddie, House District 9 State Representative and general manager of Marshall’s KMHT radio station, was recently named chairman of the Texas Association of Broadcasters, an Austin-based trade as

Today in History for Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
amarillo.com / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:39:04 +0000

■ On Sept. 23, 1779, during the Revolutionary War, the American warship Bon Homme Richard, commanded by John Paul Jones, defeated the HMS Serapis in battle off Yorkshire, England; however, the seriously damaged Bon Homme Richard sank two days later.

■ In 1780, British spy John Andre was captured along with papers revealing Benedict Arnold’s plot to surrender West Point to the British.

■ In 1806, the Lewis and Clark expedition returned to St. Louis more than two years after setting out for the Pacific Northwest.

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Longview mayor names day for newspaper publisher
news-journal.com / Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Longview Mayor Jay Dean has proclaimed today Margaret Estes Davis Day in honor of the former Longview newspaper publisher who died last week at 96 in a Dallas hospital where she was being treated for

Calendar for Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
amarillo.com / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:39:51 +0000


Smooth Condition: 6:30 p.m. Bracero’s Bar & Grill, 2822 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-220-2395.

Live music: 6:30 p.m. The Big Texan Steak Ranch Beer Garden, 7701 E. Interstate 40. No cover. 806-372-6000.

Yvonne Perea: 6:30 p.m. Fire Slice Pizzeria, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave. No cover. 806-331-2232.

Mike Fuller with Woody Key and Gary Guinn: 6:30 p.m. O.H.M.S. Café & Bar, 619 S. Tyler St. No cover. 806-373-3233.

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