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Felony arrests for Friday, April 18, 2014
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:03:00 -0500
Jimmy R. Abney, 46, of Midland, was charged Wednesday with two counts of assault against a public servant.

MPD officers cleared of shooting, return to duty
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:51:00 -0500
Two Midland Police Department officers are back on patrol after a ruling by a Midland County grand jury.

Midland discloses Energy Tower terms amendment
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:00:00 -0500
Energy Tower developers will be the ones to demolish the building that stands at the 53-story skyscraper’s site, as confirmed in a November document from the city of Midland.

Spring Hill ISD fundraiser dinner set Tuesday
news-journal.com / Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The annual Spring Hill ISD Foundation fundraiser, “Run For The Roses,” is set Tuesday at The Reserve on U.S. 259.

Last residents leaving Yearning for Zion Ranch
ReporterNews.com / Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:58:00 -0000
The state Attorney General's Office filed for the seizure of the compound of the polygamous sect in 2012.

City plans to fix some bumpy roads
amarillo.com / Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:13:28 +0000

After drivers suffer the pain of detours and closed lanes, they should be rewarded with smooth driving on three city streets with bumpy reputations.

City council members voted Tuesday to award a $2 million contract to completely rebuild Southwest 34th Avenue from South Coulter Street to South Soncy Road, the first of the projects that will begin this year and stretch into next year.

It’s a route that has drawn complaints for years.

“Including from me,” said City Councilman Jim Simms. “It’s badly needed.”

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On Stage, 4/18
GoSanAngelo.com / Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:00 -0000
Who's playing when and where.

Christians in El Paso observe Good Friday
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:58:23 MDT
The name "Good Friday" may seem out of place when one reflects on the cruel, bloody death of Jesus on the cross, said David Lowrie, pastor of First Baptist Church.

Car clipped by train
myplainview.com / Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:06:00 -0500
An older-model Chevrolet sedan was clipped by a train just before 7 p.m. Thursday when the vehicle stalled out on the train crossing at Columbia and 34th Street, otherwise known as Industrial Boulevar

Old West comes alive at HSU’s Western Heritage Day (w/video)
ReporterNews.com / Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:05:00 -0000
Visitors to HSU saw the campus transformed by plank-board wagons, curling smoke from a camp fire, and buckskin-clad frontiersmen.

Police arrest Longview teen in Beaumont Street shooting; Documents show attempted robbery might have
news-journal.com / Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:00:00 -0500
As police arrested a 17-year-old man Wednesday in connection with an April 6 shooting that left three people dead, new documents showed the violence may have been set off by an attempted robbery of a

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: Peterson wins 100 to lead Lake View
GoSanAngelo.com / Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:11:00 -0000
LUBBOCK — Even without a football in his hand, Lake View High School senior Eli Peterson has the ability to leave most people in the dust.

Today in History for Friday April 18, 2014
amarillo.com / Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:41:05 +0000

■ On April 18, 1934, the first laundromat (called a “Washateria”) was opened by John F. Cantrell in Fort Worth, Texas; four electric washing machines were rented to members of the public on an hourly basis.

■ In 1775, Paul Revere began his famous ride from Charlestown to Lexington, Mass., warning American colonists that the British were coming.

■ In 1831, the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa was officially opened.

■ In 1906, a devastating earthquake struck San Francisco, followed by raging fires; estimates of the final death toll range between 3,000 and 6,000.

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