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Amarillo benefits from smoke alarm donation
amarillo.com / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:43:08 +0000

Residents of Amarillo, Canyon and Childress will benefit from a donation of more than 12,000 smoke alarms by the Insurance Council of Texas.

Residents can contact their local fire departments about the smoke alarms, which are meant for low income and elderly residents, Amarillo Fire Department spokesman Larry Davis said.

Randall County Fire Department received 50 of the devices and Amarillo Fire Department received about 100, which replenished the stock from 2013 that was depleted in July.

“We go through them,” Davis said.

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Candidate check
LMTonline.com / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:51:16 -0500
The City of Laredo is conducting background checks on all candidates running for office this year and a local commission will discuss making it a mandatory practice.

Man arrested for allegedly breaking into home
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:45:00 -0500
A 35-year-old Midland man was arrested Saturday for allegedly breaking into a woman’s house to look for pictures of her, according to court documents.

Coke charge draws indictment
LMTonline.com / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:51:16 -0500
A woman accused of attempting to smuggle cocaine valued at $1.7 million has been indicted in a Laredo federal court.

2 offenders strike again, out of state
LMTonline.com / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:51:16 -0500
AUSTIN — In the past decade, Texas made this deal with at least two men deemed by officials as among the state’s most violent sex offenders: If you leave Texas and never return, you can live on your own.


El Paso County Commissioners Court adopts 2-cent tax rate hike
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:27:58 MDT
El Paso County Commissioners Court on Monday adopted a 2-cent increase to the current property tax rate.

Longview officials, staff head to Houston for annual conference
news-journal.com / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Four Longview City Council members and nine staffers will head to Houston this week for the annual Texas Municipal League conference.

Deputies find $400K in US currency
LMTonline.com / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:51:17 -0500
Over $400,000 in U.S. currency was confiscated Saturday morning following a traffic stop, according to the Webb County Sheriff’s Office.

Seeking better lives
LMTonline.com / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:51:16 -0500
Martha Vieyra, 26, believes in the power of change for a better future.

Cowl to offer orthopedic specialists
LMTonline.com / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:51:16 -0500
Jacqueline Rodriguez, newly appointed executive director for the Ruthe B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center, announced Monday at a Gateway Rotary Club meeting two San Antonio doctors will join the center’s team.


Registration opens for National Science Bowl
amarillo.com / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:43:00 +0000

Teams of high school and middle school students across the Texas Panhandle can register beginning Wednesday to compete in the Department of Energy’s 25th National Science Bowl next year.

In April, a team from Panhandle Junior High captured second-place honors in the Science Bowl’s electric car race competition in Washington, D.C.

The top two high school teams nationwide win educational adventure trips and the top middle and high school teams win money for their schools’ science departments.

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