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Vote on alcohol for Fourth of July festival postponed
tdtnews.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 21:37:00 -0500
BELTON — Alcoholic beverages might be on the menu at this year’s Festival on Nolan Creek in Yettie Polk Park. At its Tuesday night meeting, Belton City Council members postponed a vote on a proposed resolution that would allow Schoepf’s Barbecue and the Nolan Creek Winery to sell beer and wine on a property adjoining the festival, which is held annually in Belton on July 4.The Council postponed the vote to give city staff more time to review the plans for the sale of alcohol. The Belton Chamber of Commerce requested the ability to allow vendors to sell alcohol after receiving requests from festival attendees, Chamber marketing director Judy Garrett said.

Bowditch shoots 62, leaving Spieth 7 shots back at Nelson
wacotrib.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 19:15:58 -0500
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Steven Bowditch matched his career best with an 8-under 62 on Thursday in the AT&T Byron Nelson, leaving Jordan Spieth seven strokes back in the Masters champion's hometown ev

Most boat ramps, parks at Waco-area lakes closed due to flooding
wacotrib.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 18:01:00 -0500
Nearly all of Lake Waco’s parks and boat ramps have been forced to temporarily close because of heavy rainfall and rising water levels, while several other businesses that offer water recreation also

Michael King, innovative syndicator of ‘Oprah,’ dies at 67
wacotrib.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 18:27:45 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael King, an innovative TV syndicator who helped make stars of Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil McGraw and Rachael Ray, has died.

Google unveils Android’s latest technological tricks
wacotrib.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 22:00:39 -0500
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company duels w

THE LATEST: US will vote for Prince Ali in FIFA election
wacotrib.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 18:27:31 -0500
ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:

Central Texas judge pleads guilty to gun violation
wacotrib.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 20:27:52 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas judge has pleaded guilty to federal weapons and other charges for selling firearms to a felon.

Kluber strikes out 13 in Indians’ 5-3 win over Mariners
wacotrib.com / Fri, 29 May 2015 00:53:48 -0500
SEATTLE (AP) — Even a couple of home runs couldn't derail the roll Cleveland's Corey Kluber is on, getting closer to the form that earned him the AL Cy Young award a season ago.

Abbott signs pre-K boost, but work remains for Republicans
wacotrib.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 17:25:57 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law a pre-K boost on Thursday that delivers one promise and appears close to making good on another over gun rights before Texas lawmakers

Local blondes and brunettes are tackling Alzheimer’s
wacotrib.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 20:01:00 -0500
There is a new score to settle Saturday in the age-old rivalry between blondes and brunettes as local women have formed teams to battle it out on the football field for a good cause.

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Two Step’ game
wacotrib.com / Fri, 29 May 2015 00:22:36 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Two Step" game were:

Mentors celebrate with a splash
tdtnews.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 22:16:00 -0500
Wildcat mentors and their fifth-grade mentees celebrated the end of a school year and the end of their mentorship Thursday afternoon at Lion’s Junction Water Park.Most fifth-grade mentees spent the afternoon floating in the lazy river and racing one another down the slide, while mentors cheered the children on and encouraged them from the sidelines. A few brave mentors joined their mentees for a cool dunk in the water, but lightning followed by rain cut the event short.

Gas leaks at Agrium plant in Borger
amarillo.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 22:10:47 +0000

Ten construction workers were transported to area hospitals after a Thursday afternoon gas leak at a Hutchinson County plant, Borger Police Department Lt. Brandon Strope said.

The anhydrous ammonia leak occurred about 4:15 p.m. at the Agrium plant at 9201 Farm-to-Market Road 1551 in Borger.

Thirteen workers total were impacted by the leak, 10 of whom were transported to Golden Plains Community Hospital in Borger. From there, two patients were airlifted to a hospital in Amarillo where they were in stable condition Thursday night, Agrium General Manager Gill Craig said.

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