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New Palo Duro Canyon boss works in her ‘dream park’
amarillo.com / Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:36:38 +0000

Shannon Blalock fell in love with Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Canyon, and now, she’s the boss.

She has been the superintendent of the park for about one month.

“A few years ago, I visited and went home and told my husband if there was ever an opportunity, I wanted to apply,” Blalock said. “I went through the competitive process and got the job. It’s a dream park for me.”

Even after one of the peak traffic times of year at the park, it still has a hold on her.

“It’s been busy but good,” Blalock said. “I drive in every day, and I’m mesmerized.”

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Too Hot to Cook: Fundraiser rakes in over $5K for food
news-journal.com / Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Jonathan Alford, whose family owns Pizza King, said the restaurant has helped raise funds for Longview Community Ministries by participating in the group’s Too Hot to Cook event “for as long as (I can

Sheriff officials look for people who had contact with Horizon City rape suspect
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:52:43 MDT
El Paso County sheriff's investigators want to speak with anyone who may have had contact with a Horizon City man suspected of kidnapping and raping a 12-year-old girl last week.

Lockdown lifted at schools in far East El Paso
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:45:57 MDT
A call Tuesday afternoon about a person with a gun near El Dorado High School led to a precautionary security lockdown at several schools in far East El Paso.

El Paso City Council selects Victor Salas as new municipal judge
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:17:53 MDT
Victor Salas promised the El Paso City Council a smooth transition after he was appointed the Municipal Court No. 4 judge on Tuesday.

LeTourneau University set to host free weekly seminars
news-journal.com / Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
LeTourneau University has announced its fall science seminar schedule for the with the first event happening Thursday.

Water tank supplying Waskom springs leak
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A storage tank that supplies three-quarters of Waskom’s water sprang a leak this past week, and if it fails completely, residents will have only about 30 hours of running water until a new tank must b

Boys & Girls Club plans full list of activities in fall
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The Boys & Girls Club of Big Pines is planning for a full fall season with a wide variety of activities for all ages.

Council puts Main Street on hold, hires assistant city manager
myplainview.com / Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:14:00 -0500
Despite receiving praise for its work during the past year, Plainview’s Main Street Program is being “placed on hold” after the city council on Tuesday tabled action to renew its operating agreement w

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