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Merritt shoots 67 to win Quicken Loans National by 3 shots
wacotrib.com / Sun, 02 Aug 2015 19:23:39 -0500
GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Troy Merritt walked to the final tee with a three-shot lead and slapped hands with fans on both sides of the ropes, knowing he had all but wrapped up his first PGA Tour title a

New deputy commander fights back from severe wound
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 2 Aug 2015 23:55:58 MDT
FORT BLISS >> Army leaders often say they are thankful and grateful for the opportunity to lead soldiers and continue to serve.

Zimbabwe accuses 2nd American of illegally hunting lion
wacotrib.com / Mon, 03 Aug 2015 01:09:19 -0500
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known lion named Cecil in July.

Lake Meredith rises 4 feet following recent rains
amarillo.com / Mon, 03 Aug 2015 03:22:00 +0000

July was a good month for Amarillo landscapes, Texas Panhandle crops and maybe even better for Lake Meredith, adding about 4 feet to the water level.

At 57 feet, it’s a level not seen since 2007.

“This is the time of year we expect to gain. Historically, it’s from April to October,” said Canadian River Municipal Water Authority General Manager Kent Satterwhite. “We’re not used to normal inflow.”

The entity continues to use lake and well water to supply its 11 member cities, including Amarillo.

For now, the mixture of water from the two sources remains the same.

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Advanced method behind Georgia St. project
amarillo.com / Mon, 03 Aug 2015 03:23:05 +0000

An advanced pipe installation technique is behind a South Georgia Street project that should be approaching its end.

By using a method called microtunneling, 2,600 feet of pipe with a diameter of 42 inches would be laid under South Georgia Street from Wolflin Avenue to Southwest 26th Avenue, Senior Project Coordinator David Mullins said.

In April, Spiess Construction went to work on the $4.9 million project, the bulk of which the Texas Water Development Board funded with a low-
interest loan, Amarillo Globe-News files show.

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Man killed when storm slams tent down on crowd near Chicago
wacotrib.com / Sun, 02 Aug 2015 21:18:16 -0500
CHICAGO (AP) — A man was killed and more than a dozen injured on Sunday when a tent where people had sought shelter during a brief storm blew off its moorings and collapsed on some of the crowd at a f

Boil water notice issued in Bosque County
wacotrib.com / Mon, 03 Aug 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Officials of the King Creek Water Supply Corp. in Bosque County have notified all customers affected by a recent drop in water pressure and replacement of a ground water storage tank to boil their dri

Clinton’s presidential campaign raises profile with TV ads
wacotrib.com / Mon, 03 Aug 2015 02:29:01 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing increased competition from within her own party, Hillary Rodham Clinton is spending $2 million airing the first television ads of her presidential race in the early voting sta

Drivers weigh in on Uber boom in NYC
wacotrib.com / Mon, 03 Aug 2015 00:44:22 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — The rise of smartphone ride-hailing services has given New York City riders increasingly more choices in how to get from here to there.

Official: Top Burundi general assassinated in the capital
wacotrib.com / Sun, 02 Aug 2015 18:47:02 -0500
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — A Burundi general who was a key security ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza was killed Sunday in a drive-by shooting in the capital, Bujumbura, a presidential spokesman said

Waco-area news briefs: Aug. 3, 2015
wacotrib.com / Mon, 03 Aug 2015 00:01:00 -0500
First National Bank Central Texas is sponsoring the 27th annual Kickoff Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 19 at Baylor University’s Ferrell Center, 1900 S. University Parks Drive.

Manhunt continues for suspect in officer’s fatal shooting
wacotrib.com / Mon, 03 Aug 2015 03:25:31 -0500
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A manhunt was underway Monday for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer during a drug deal.

GOP doesn’t rush to defend Paxton
tdtnews.com / Sun, 02 Aug 2015 20:02:00 -0500
New Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton prepared Sunday to become the latest powerful state official booked on felony charges, but unlike when Rick Perry smiled for his mug shot last year, Republicans are not rushing to Paxton’s defense.A day after news broke that a grand jury indicted Paxton on felony securities fraud charges, Gov. Greg Abbott, who was Texas attorney general for 12 years, remained silent. So was GOP presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, who was stingy with campaign endorsements in 2014 but praised Paxton, a like-minded Tea Party favorite.

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