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Homemade, but historic
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:28:33 +0000

Ray Jeoffroy loved to shoot homemade film — family gatherings, activities around town, it didn’t matter. He often took his 16mm camera with him on the road; he was on the road a lot selling the Jeoffroy plow, a 12-shank chisel plow manufactured by his family in Amarillo.

“He traveled a lot, and always had that camera with him,” said Joe, his son. “He filmed a lot, lots of film. It was a hobby of his.”

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Lawsuit: Dalhart eatery X in Texas to blame for salmonella
amarillo.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:21:03 +0000

Attorneys filed a lawsuit Thursday in Dallam County against a Dalhart restaurant linked to a salmonella outbreak this month.

A Texas Department of Health Services investigation has linked 52 salmonella cases to X in Texas, or Ten in Texas, a Dalhart steak house, spokeswoman Carrie Williams said. Seven other cases have been reported but not connected to the restaurant, she said.

The restaurant closed temporarily for a “deep cleaning,” and health officials haven’t received reports of additional cases since then, Williams said.

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New criminal assesment mitigates crowded prisons
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:05:00 -0600
States around the nation are trying to address inflated prison populations by new and innovative methods for diverting low-risk offenders into rehabilitative programs rather than prisons.

Midlander uses yoga as ministry
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:15:00 -0600
It was lunch hour on a Friday when a handful of women came into Anne Lucero’s two-story apartment studio, took off their shoes and began to arrange their yoga mats on the floor. A diffuser wafted esse

Quiz: El Paso Times Spelling Bee
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:08:44 MST
Test your spelling skills with this quiz.

Ready for the Road
news-journal.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
A new state law that combines vehicle inspection stickers with annual registrations begins Sunday, and officials say convenience and reducing fraud are the goals.

Dozens of region’s best spellers compete for trip to Washington
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:04:32 MST
Cielo Vista Elementary fourth-grader Isaac Searle has never had a chimichanga. But the Tex-Mex food proved to be a lucky word for the 9-year-old, who spelled it correctly in the second round of the 2015 El Paso Times Spelling Bee on Thursday at Bel Air High School's Tartan Theatre.

Good Shepherd to host ‘A Fair of the Heart’ on Saturday
news-journal.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Good Shepherd Medical Center will hold its annual A Fair of the Heart, which provides free health screenings, from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday.

Woman allegedly flees police for drug possession
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:11:00 -0600
A 24 year-old Midland woman was arrested Wednesday after allegedly evading an officer in a vehicle at high speeds and being in possession of marijuana, according to court documents.

Former El Paso Catholic Diocese school board member pleads guilty to downloading child porn
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:33:03 MST
A former Catholic Diocese of El Paso school board member pleaded guilty to one count of downloading child pornography on Thursday in U.

Hobby Lobby pitches Museum of the Bible
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:17:00 -0600
Hobby Lobby officials made a trip Thursday to Odessa to pitch their newest project: the Museum of the Bible dedicated to religious artifacts.

PD, WT graduate excelled on the court
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:48:13 +0000

Editor’s note: This is one feature in a series profiling some of Amarillo’s African-American trailblazers as part of Black History Month. The next feature will appear Saturday.

Born in January 1966, basketball was pretty much a staple in Vanessa Wells Thibert’s house. Her parents played in high school, and older sister Valerie Wells was an all-district player at Palo Duro High School.

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Celebrity landscaper to share secrets at Home & Garden Show
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:54:00 -0600
When Ahmed Hassan started gardening and working in the yard at age 10, he couldn’t foresee the path his life would take.

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