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Buckner wins almost $600K grant for at-risk children
news-journal.com / Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Buckner Children and Family Services got a boost this month, receiving a grant for about $592,000 to help create a program aimed at helping curtail child abuse and neglect.

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.

Eagle Scout candidate to see grandmother’s project through
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Thomas Mayer, 17, in his final project in the process of becoming an Eagle Scout, is implementing a plan to keep the Old Town Elysian Fields Cemetery clean.

Man pleads guilty in robbery turned deadly shooting
amarillo.com / Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:35:20 +0000

A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to an aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon charge in 47th District Court stemming from a December botched house robbery that resulted in the death of one of the robbers.

Tony Spangler, 23, was sentenced to 28 years in prison for the first-
degree felony. As part of the plea agreement, Spangler’s original charge of first-degree murder was dismissed, District Attorney Randall Sims said in a news release.

Ashley Arce-Bitela and Memorie Denise Spangler were also charged with murder. Their cases are still pending, Sims said Tuesday by phone.

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Border question reaches Gregg County commissioners
news-journal.com / Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Advocates and opponents of a resolution opposing relocation of people surrendering at the Mexican border into local communities gave Gregg County commissioners an earful Tuesday.

Teachers get raises, schools get computers and cafeterias
myplainview.com / Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:45:00 -0500
Though it is considered a deficit budget, Plainview ISD administrators and board members feel it’s more important to make an investment in the school system as they unanimously voted to approve the 20

Fitch issues slightly lower grade for UMC bonds in light of debt linked to Children’s Hospital
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:55:46 MDT
The Fitch Ratings agency downgraded University Medical Center of El Paso's bond rating slightly this week to AA- from its previous AA rating.

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.

Lowery-Hart named AC’s 14th president
amarillo.com / Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:37:00 +0000

Russell Lowery-Hart will serve as Amarillo College’s 14th president after a unanimous vote by the AC Board of Regents Tuesday evening.

“I’m overwhelmed, humbled and excited,” Lowery-Hart said. “It will be my greatest honor to lead this college and I’ll do it with the utmost commitment to our students and this community.”

For the past four years, Lowery-Hart has served as the vice president of academic affairs, where he led the Achieving the Dream initiative, which has improved overall GPA and completion rates during the last three years.

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Water main repairs, outages continue
amarillo.com / Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:25:57 +0000

Residents living along a section of Southwest Eighth Avenue will have their water shut off Wednesday afternoon as water main repairs continue, city of Amarillo spokeswoman Sonja Gross said.

Water will be shut off from noon to 5 p.m. between Eighth and Line avenues from South McMasters Street to South Rusk Street and between Eighth and Line from South Tennessee to South Carolina streets.

Residents would be notified of the outage by signs on their doors, Gross said.

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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.

United Way drive kicks off with Sept. 8 luncheon
myplainview.com / Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:05:00 -0500
One year shy of its 40th anniversary, this year’s Plainview Area United Way campaign will kick off with a luncheon on Monday, Sept. 8.

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