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Niemi, Stars shut out Penguins 3-0 in season opener
wacotrib.com / Thu, 08 Oct 2015 22:42:01 -0500
DALLAS (AP) — Antti Niemi recorded his 33rd career shutout and assisted on two goals in his Dallas debut, as the Stars beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0 on Thursday night in the season opener for both.

McCarthy withdraws from speaker race
tdtnews.com / Thu, 08 Oct 2015 23:17:00 -0500
WASHINGTON — Confronting insurmountable obstacles, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suddenly withdrew from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday, shocking colleagues just before they were to vote and producing ever-deeper chaos for a divided Congress.“We need a new face,” McCarthy declared after a closed-door meeting where House Republicans were prepared to nominate him as speaker but instead listened in disbelief as he took himself out of the running. “If we are going to be strong, we’ve got to be 100 percent united.”Allies said that even though he would certainly have emerged the winner from Thursday’s secret-ballot election of Republicans, McCarthy had concluded he did not have a path to getting the needed 218-vote majority in the full House later this month. A small but determined bloc of conservatives had announced they were opposing him, and they commanded enough votes to block him on the floor.

New TAPS board leadership ‘sends a strong message that the board is engaged,’ Magers says
heralddemocrat.com / Thu, 08 Oct 2015 22:36:37 +0000
Amid ongoing financial and operational concerns, the TAPS Public Transit board of directors elected a new set of officers Wednesday. The move came in the same meeting at which Interim CEO Tim Patton unveiled plans to bring the transit agency out of its current financial crisis .

Israel on high alert after days of Palestinian attacks
oaoa.com / Fri, 09 Oct 2015 02:51:50 -0500
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli security forces braced themselves for more unrest Friday after days of Palestinian attacks that spread this week from beyond the flashpoint of violence at Jerusalem's holiest

City to pay $6.5M settlement to family of man shot by cop
wacotrib.com / Thu, 08 Oct 2015 21:15:34 -0500
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — City officials in South Carolina approved a $6.5 million settlement Thursday with the family of an unarmed black man fatally shot by a white police officer who was captur

Consultant: Abilene is place to expand business
ReporterNews.com / Fri, 09 Oct 2015 01:46:44 GMT
The Development Corporation of Abilene spent $125,000 to have an Austin-based firm develop a strategic plan for the city's economic development.

Group educates Central Texas community to support military children
tdtnews.com / Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:17:00 -0500
More often than their civilian peers, military children face serious life-changing events at an early age: deployment, death of a family member or moving to a new community. These major events can affect every aspect of a child’s development — emotional, educational and social.For that reason, the Military Child Education Coalition held a two-day course “Supporting Military Children through School Transitions” in Harker Heights to educate area professionals, parents and educators to better serve transitioning military children.

Xcel to purchase 140 MW in solar near Roswell
myplainview.com / Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:54:00 -0500
ROSWELL, N.M. – Xcel Energy is adding luster to its growing renewable portfolio with Wednesday’s approval by the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission for the company’s purchase of 140 megawatts of

Obama touts immigration reform in speech to Hispanic leaders
wacotrib.com / Thu, 08 Oct 2015 20:06:30 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is promising Hispanic leaders he'll continue to push for changes in the nation's immigration laws, saying America's greatness does not come from building walls

EP Boys & Girls Clubs chief quits after arrest
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 8 Oct 2015 19:41:30 -0400
The Boys & Girls Clubs of El Paso president resigned after his arrest in a domestic violence incident, officials said.

With Platini suspended, FIFA election field more uncertain
wacotrib.com / Thu, 08 Oct 2015 18:43:31 -0500
LONDON (AP) — From sure bet to suspended, Michel Platini's career in soccer politics could be over.

Honor flight will take three local men to D.C.
tdtnews.com / Fri, 09 Oct 2015 04:30:00 -0500
Carl Knight, Joseph Novembre and John Marshall will be among the 63 World War II veterans on today’s Honor Flight out of Austin, heading to Washington, D.C.Knight, Novembre and Marshall are resident of the William R. Courtney State Veterans Home in Temple.This is the 29th Honor Flight that has taken more than 750 World War II veterans handled by the Austin team, said Steve Quakenbush, volunteer director of public relations, Honor Flight Austin.Austin is one of seven honor flight hubs in Texas.Doing this for these veterans is what gets the helpers out of bed in the morning with big smiles on their faces, he said.“This is a labor of love,” Quakenbush said.“This is exciting,” John Marshall said Thursday about the trip. “I’ve never been there and I’ll get to see the Capitol and the White House.”

Estacado Pop-Tarts
myplainview.com / Thu, 08 Oct 2015 16:49:00 -0500
Estacado National Junior Honor Society members Aspin Miller (left), Jenna Sepeda, Maranda McCready, Isabel Campos, Jeremiah Armijo and Michael Rhoades display some of the 112 boxes of Pop-Tarts collec

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