Kilgore settles on Selleck as next chief
The Kilgore City Council on Monday unanimously approved the appointment of Josh Selleck as the city’s new city manager.
Concern over spending as Senate takes up tax cuts
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:35:00 -0600
AUSTIN — Billions of dollars in promised tax cuts getting fast-tracked by Republican leaders drew bipartisan concern Monday over whether enough money will remain to build new roads, ramp up border sec
Feds want boat panels brought to court to show Tsarnaev note
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 2 Mar 2015 18:11:08 MST
BOSTON (AP) - Prosecutors want panels of the boat in which Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found hiding to be brought to court to show jurors what they say is his written
El Paso’s Paul Foster No. 1,250 on world billionaires’ list
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 2 Mar 2015 17:43:02 MST
El Paso businessman and philanthropist Paul Foster is the 1,250th-richest person in the world on Forbes magazine's latest ranking of the world's billionaires released Monday.
Woman raped during bus robbery
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:01:45 MST
A woman was raped during the highway robbery of a bus heading to Juárez late Saturday night in Zacatecas state, Chihuahua state officials said Monday.
El Paso County Commissioners approve spending $200K in security equipment for Ascarate Park
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:49:00 MST
Cameras, vehicle counters and other security equipment will be installed at Ascarate Park in an effort to prevent mishandling of funds collected at the popular hangout, county leaders said Monday.
Amid plans to send troopers to border, DPS may poach local departments
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:25:24 MST
AUSTIN >> The Legislature is likely to add a substantial number of state troopers to the Texas-Mexico border in the coming months and the Texas Department of Public Safety is recruiting them from local police departments.
Today in History for Tuesday, March 3, 2015
amarillo.com / Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:40:43 +0000
■ On March 3, 1945, the Allies fully secured the Philippine capital of Manila from Japanese forces during World War II.
■ In 1845, Florida became the 27th state.
■ In 1849, the U.S. Department of the Interior was established.
■ In 1913, more than 5,000 suffragists marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C., a day before the presidential inauguration of Woodrow Wilson.
■ In 1923, Time magazine, founded by Briton Hadden and Henry R. Luce, made its debut.
Police: Former Gregg County DA had cocaine, revolver, cash
A former Gregg County district attorney who was arrested last week was found with alcohol and cocaine in his vehicle, police said.
Kilgore College 80th commended in Austin
A resolution commemorating Kilgore College on its 80th birthday year was unanimously enrolled in the Journal of the Texas House of Representatives on Monday.
East Texas lake levels up with good rains in first two months
A spate of cold days and snow kept Longview’s temperature well below normal in February and on track with 30-year precipitation estimates.
Tiede pre-trial hearing on pending theft charge, other issues including venue moved to March 31
A hearing to deal with pre-trial motions in advance of a June re-sentencing hearing for Bernie Tiede will wait untill the end of the month after being moved from today to March 31.
Missing Dumas teen found safe in Calif.
amarillo.com / Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:10:40 +0000
A missing Dumas teen was found safe Monday afternoon in Corona, Calif., Dumas Police Department Sgt. James Jordan said.
About 3 p.m., police in Corona found Chelsea Hogue as they followed up on Dumas detectives’ leads. She was on her way back to Dumas on Monday evening, Jordan said.
Chelsea, 16 at the time, left Dumas High School the afternoon of Feb. 2.
She was reported missing by her parents about 8:15 p.m. that night.
Chelsea left a note indicating she was running away from home.
Chelsea was found with an unidentified male, Jordan said.
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