County adopts tax rate, budget, salary schedule
myplainview.com / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:15:00 -0500
County commissioners dipped into their reserves to keep Hale County’s property tax rate unchanged in 2015 at $0.4921 per $100 valuation.
Junior high student collapses at football practice
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:19:00 -0500
A Marshall Junior High School football player was in critical, but stable condition as of press time Monday after collapsing during football practice.
Eddie Owens rejoining WBU staff
myplainview.com / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:58:00 -0500
Wayland Baptist University has announced that Eddie Owens will be joining the staff as director of development for the Lubbock campus.
Honkin’ Mad: The driverless car is coming sooner than you think
2 doctors told investigators disabled woman was neglected, report says
Okla. man sentenced on weapons charge
amarillo.com / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:23:53 +0000
A federal judge sentenced an Oklahoma man Monday to serve more than five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a weapons charge linked to a traffic stop last year that netted about 2 pounds of methamphetamine.
Karl Wesley Kasiner, 46, was sentenced in Amarillo’s U.S. District Court to a 66-month prison term on a charge of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.
As part of Kasiner’s plea bargain with the government, he also agreed to forfeit a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol, according to federal court records.
Burn benefit to continue under new name
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
After 15 years of biker runs that netted more than $1 million for burn victims, the Boo Run Benefit came to an end last year, leaving supporters questioning how the event’s void would be filled.
Kilgore man tries, fails to burn down home
A Kilgore man doused himself and his home with gasoline and threatened to light the home on fire, but failed after he couldn’t find his lighter.
County to draft renewal of Horseshoe contract
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:54:00 -0500
A contract renewal with Horseshoe managers Dooley Management Co. for up to four years entails increasing the county’s annual payment to the company to $140,000.
Good Shepherd opens ER on city’s north side
A Longview-based health care system positioned itself Monday to welcome emergency and other patients from areas to the north.
Rep. Ken King discusses wide range of topis in Plainview
myplainview.com / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:05:00 -0500
Road reno chance to spruce up airport
Gregg County’s entryway by air should get a little spiffier after commissioners on Monday agreed to smooth over an airport eyesore.
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