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LEADING OFF: Giants, Dodgers face off; Salazar back from bug
wacotrib.com / Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:41:56 -0500
A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:

Pastor’s 20th year at First Baptist celebrated
amarillo.com / Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:28:58 +0000

The sanctuary was packed Sunday evening at First Baptist Church of Amarillo for a celebration of Howard Batson’s 20th anniversary as pastor.

It was a milestone one of Batson’s fellow ministers said he didn’t always expect to see.

“I remember the first time I met Howie. I went home and told Darcie, ‘I don’t think he’s going to make it long in ministry,’” said Jeff Raines, senior pastor of First Baptist Church Shreveport, who told the congregation about a conversation he had with his wife more than a decade ago.

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Senator salutes Amarillo’s ‘one-stop cowboy shop’
amarillo.com / Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:30:41 +0000

Oliver Saddle Shop is a family tradition — an old one that has attracted the attention of everyone from working cowboys to officials in Washington, D.C.

The shop has been in its present location at 3016 Plains Blvd. since 1967, said Bryan Oliver, oldest son of head saddle maker Richard Oliver and one of several family members who work in the business that began in Vernon in 1917. Brother Zeb works there as well.

“My mom comes in and does some of the office work,” Bryan said.

An acquaintance of President George W. Bush bought him a saddle there.

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Mourners to pay tribute to slain television cameraman
wacotrib.com / Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:19:01 -0500
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Salem High School will open its doors to the community Monday to commemorate the life of an alumni — Adam Ward, the 27-year-old cameraman for a Roanoke television station who was s

Greek coast guard picks up nearly 2,500 migrants in 3 days
wacotrib.com / Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:00:49 -0500
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's coast guard says it has picked up nearly 2,500 migrants from the sea in dozens of search and rescue operations over the weekend, part of a relentless flow of people head

Roadwork projects 8/31/2015
ReporterNews.com / Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:00:34 GMT
Roadwork projects include night work on SH 351 from I-20 to north city limits.

Trash to treatise: NYC professor sees meaning in garbage
wacotrib.com / Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:28:38 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's sanitation department has its very own anthropologist-in-residence.

Bus danger on Lake Belton dam
tdtnews.com / Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:00:00 -0500
The photo of the Holy Trinity High school bus that went through the guard rail after crossing the Lake Belton dam is one that should cause officials to give second thought to using that route for any

Plainview native’s MTV show starts tonight
amarillo.com / Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:30:11 +0000

Just as with his music videos that have amassed millions of views online, area native Todrick Hall is going his own way with his new MTV show.

“MTV was so open-minded,” Hall said. “They didn’t come in and want to infuse a whole bunch of people who are not part of our world. We’re completely continuing making videos with the same cast of people.

“I think that’s the secret ingredient to why the show works so well,” Hall said.

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Court hearing to determine Children’s Hospital’s future
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:51:20 MDT
AUSTIN >> The ability of El Paso Children's Hospital to keep its doors open could be dramatically impacted by the outcome of a court hearing scheduled for today in Austin.

Jake Arrieta of Cubs working on no-hitter against Dodgers
wacotrib.com / Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:03:31 -0500
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs has a no-hitter going against the Los Angeles Dodgers through six innings.

Midway spelling twins hope to grow local bee
wacotrib.com / Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:01:00 -0500
The Midway spelling twins, Jacob and Anna Turner, plan to help organize the Central Texas Spelling Bee this year so students have the same chance to compete in Washington, D.C., that they did.

Waco-area news briefs: Aug. 31, 2015
wacotrib.com / Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:01:00 -0500
The Waco Police Department will accept applications through Friday for its inaugural Spanish-language Volunteer Citizens Police Academy.

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