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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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Facilities committee visiting 63 Ysleta schools
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:27:47 MST
A Facilities Assessment Committee is visiting each of the Ysleta Independent School District's 63 schools to help determine how the 100-year-old district will handle its aging buildings.

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.

Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:52:06 MST
Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an empty classroom.

One man killed, another wounded in Lower Valley drive-by shooting
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:58:27 MST
A 38-year-old man was killed and a 24-year-old man wounded during a drive-by shooting early Saturday morning in the Lower Valley, officials said.

Suspect arrested in assault case
LMTonline.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:07:02 -0600
A man has been arrested in connection with an assault that left a 36-year-old woman with severe bruising on her arms and body, Laredo police said.

A perilous stretch
LMTonline.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:07:02 -0600
REYNOSA, Mexico — Juan Marcos Guardado Salinas ran his thumb across the scars on his scalp, a painful reminder of beatings suffered as prisoner to the ruthless Gulf Cartel, he said.

Henderson buys building to move animal shelter
news-journal.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
The Henderson animal shelter is moving into town after City Council members agreed this past week to buy a former credit union building for the city-run department.

Senator Rodríguez has high ambitions for new Senate
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:40:11 MST
@martyschladen on Twitter AUSTIN — Texas Sen. Jose Rodriguez, D-El Paso, knows that when the biennial Legislative session convenes in January he'll face a Senate that is more Republican and

Thanksgiving lunch set at Trinity Episcopal Church for those in need
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
The annual Thanksgiving lunch provided by Trinity Episcopal Church is set for this Thursday for all who want to volunteer or grab a meal.

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 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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