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Search on for elderly man with Alzheimer’s
LMTonline.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:36:16 -0500
The Webb County Sheriff’s Office remains on the lookout for a missing elderly man and is asking for the community’s help in locating him.



Beat the heat with frozen treats
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:00:00 -0500
Although Labor Day weekend might seem like the end of summer, that doesn’t mean the heat is going anywhere. So, we looked into local fare that can keep Midlanders cool.

Today in history for Monday, Sept. 1, 2014
amarillo.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:08:25 +0000

■ On Sept. 1, 1939, World War II began as Nazi Germany invaded Poland.

■ In 1159, Pope Adrian IV, the only English pope, died.

■ In 1807, former Vice President Aaron Burr was found not guilty of treason. (Burr was then tried on a misdemeanor charge, but was again acquitted.)

■ In 1894, the Great Hinckley Fire destroyed Hinckley, Minnesota, and five other communities, killing more than 400 people.

■ In 1914, the last passenger pigeon in captivity, “Martha,” died at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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State lauds Gruver ISD for student readiness
amarillo.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:59:15 +0000

Gruver Independent School District is one of 26 school districts in the state to earn a distinction for postsecondary readiness, according to Texas Education Agency.

“I’m so incredibly proud of (the students and teachers),” Superintendent David Teal said. “They set that standard so high, and for the staff and kids to achieve it was really a surprise.”

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Region’s water districts setting tax rates
amarillo.com / Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:12:46 +0000

The tax rates of area water districts for the coming budget year will continue to have minor impacts on the wallets of taxpayers.

The North Plains Groundwater Conservation District is the only one proposing boosting rates, but that would only mean raising the tax bill of a residence worth the average taxable value of $74,486 by less than $2. It will hold a public hearing on the proposal at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Hampton Inn meeting room, 2010 S. Dumas Ave. in Dumas.

The rate would go from 2.5 cents per $100 of taxable property value to 2.7 cents.

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City adds trucks, tweaks routes
news-journal.com / Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The Longview Sanitation division will add three vehicles to help pick up trash and recycling this week as it continues to battle slow collection times under a new, simplified collection plan.

Voter ID fight heads back to court
amarillo.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:59:46 +0000

AUSTIN — As with every election in Texas since last year, voters casting ballots in the
Nov. 4 general election must show government-issued photo identification.

But will that requirement still exist two years from now when Texans, like millions of Americans, vote in the 2016 presidential election and in numerous other races?

A federal court in Corpus Christi will have a lot to say on the matter.

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Word of Day for Monday, Sept. 1, 2014
amarillo.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:08:09 +0000

WORD OF THE DAY

ballad

■ bal·lad

■ ba ləd

Definition: (n) a slow popular song that is typically about love

Example: “And like the old soldier in that ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the sight to see that duty.”

— Gen. Douglas MacArthur


Slow start at East Texas lake during Labor Day weekend
news-journal.com / Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
LAKE O’ the PINES — The sounds were the same at Sandy Beach, but the sight was far from a typical start to the Labor Day weekend.



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