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Guilty pleas for Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:45:00 -0500
Guilty pleas accepted and sentences imposed Oct. 6-10 by District Judges George D. Gilles, Robin Malone Darr, Elizabeth B. Leonard and Rodney W. Satterwhite:

Ceremony pays tribute to woman stabbed to death
amarillo.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:44:29 +0000

“Her goal was to make people happy,” said April Leimer, best friend of Holly Elizabeth Combs.

Leimer was among dozens of Combs’ friends and family members in attendance as they released balloons for their friend and loved one Sunday afternoon at West Hill Park.

Combs died Oct. 11, hours after a stabbing Oct. 10 at 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. independence St. William Chet Stewart, Combs’ husband, faces a first-degree felony murder charge in the stabbing.

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Balloon show draws oohs ‘n’ aahs, helps raise funds for Family Care  
amarillo.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:45:25 +0000

Thousands of spectators were given a close-up view of glowing hot air balloons throughout the weekend during the Up in the Air for Family Care hot air balloon rally.

The rally started Friday morning with balloon glows at several area schools and a reception that evening at Happy State Bank, 701 S. Taylor St. And it came to a close early Sunday with a balloon glow and ascension from the floor of Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

The event raises funds for Family Care Foundation, which provides health care assistance to residents of the Texas Panhandle.

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Hallsville Outreach Center to start planting for community garden
news-journal.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
HALLSVILLE — Once flourishing with the greenery of squash, okra, peppers and purple hull peas, the Rusty Clark Community Garden in Hallsville awaits the begrimed hands of volunteers to sow the seeds o

Shale producers face consequences of success
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:00:00 -0500
Small independent exploration and production companies ignited the U.S. shale boom that has flooded the market with crude, but the risk of an oil glut now threatens the same companies that created it.

Lesson Learned: Disease response must improve
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:35:00 -0500
In any health care setting, it is wise to listen to the nurses, who see all. Their reports from Dallas about the initial procedures used in treating Thomas Eric Duncan are appalling. Safety suits with

‘I am back’
news-journal.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
MARSHALL — After collapsing during football practice, eighth-grader Khalil Wallace is back.

Our View: If a slowdown — not a bust — does come, there is a silver lining
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:19:00 -0500
If the latest oil price analysis is correct, our readers can expect a continuation of the oil price drop we experienced recently. We also can expect a slowdown in the economy.

Parties: Turnout key to election
news-journal.com / Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:00:03 -0500
Texans are a little more than two weeks from an election that seems to be drawing more activity than non-presidential years usually do.

Ebola isn’t a partisan issue
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:36:00 -0500
Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, administered a dose of truth to political Washington last week.

Subpoenas for sermons in Houston draw outrage
amarillo.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:20:59 +0000

A legal battle between the city of Houston and religious leaders has erupted into a national debate about religious liberty and freedom of speech, even as Mayor Annise Parker argued the controversy was based on a misunderstanding.

Conservative lawmakers and activists expressed outrage upon learning that lawyers acting on behalf of the city had sent subpoenas this month to pastors who had vocally supported a failed petition drive aimed at repealing Houston’s equal rights ordinance.

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