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Slow start to early voting in East Texas
news-journal.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The pace of early voting will have to pick up in Gregg County to reach the level achieved the last time the governor’s job was on the ballot. Other Longview-area counties also were reporting slower ea

Summit UMC fills boxes for Operation Christmas Child
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Most East Texans spent this past July hurrying from one air conditioned building to another, but a group of members of Summit United Methodist Church in Marshall spent the summer month pounding the pa

East Texas educator named teacher of the year
news-journal.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A sixth-grade English teacher in Lindale ISD was named the state’s elementary teacher of the year Friday.

Today in history, Saturday, Oct. 25
amarillo.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:17:34 +0000

■ On Oct. 25, 1954, a meeting of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Cabinet was broadcast live on radio and television; during the session, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, just returned from Europe, reported on agreements signed in Paris on the future of West Germany. (To date, it’s the only presidential Cabinet meeting to be carried on radio and TV.)

■ In 1760, Britain’s King George III succeeded his late grandfather, George II.

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Peeples wins teacher of the year title
amarillo.com / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:20:57 +0000

For many of us, a job is a job, but for Palo Duro High School English teacher Shanna Peeples, her work is a calling.

“It is a job that’s flesh and blood, because it’s kids, working with human potential, and it’s an amazing privilege, because not everyone has a dentist or accountant story, but everyone has a teacher story,” Peeples said Friday by phone from Austin, where she was named Texas’ Secondary Teacher of the Year. “You go on the hard drive, and you have no idea how powerful your words and actions are or that you may be the only stable or dependable adult in their life.”

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Make fright night a little less scary for pets
myplainview.com / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:04:00 -0500
Human beings believe that Halloween is a fun time to get dressed up in costumes, trick-or-treat and throw a party.

Local 4-H group collects food
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Every year, all the 4-H members in the state of Texas come together for one day in October to give back to their communities. This annual event is called One Day 4-H.

Word of the day for Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
amarillo.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:16:53 +0000



■ som.ber

■ säm bər

Definition: (adj) very sad and serious

Example: “There is no more somber enemy of good art than the pram in the hall.”

— Cyril Connolly

Angel Network concert set tonight in Longview
news-journal.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Neal McCoy returns to the Belcher Center tonight with his 20th annual East Texas Angel Network concert.

Davis supporters gather today in Longview
news-journal.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Supporters of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will gather at 9 a.m. today at a local business before walking neighborhoods to encourage residents to vote.

East Texas schools’ marching bands do well at UIL competitions
news-journal.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The Longview High School Lobo Band on Saturday earned a first division rating from the entire judging panel to bring home its 65th consecutive “superior” University Interscholastic League marching con

UT/TT Poll: Cruz, Perry lead GOP presidential pack
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:39:00 -0500
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz remains the top presidential choice of Texas Republican voters, but Gov. Rick Perry is starting to close the gap between the two, according to a recent poll.

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