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Fund to pay for funeral expenses of two El Pasoans killed near Junction
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:11:25 MDT
Relatives of two El Pasoans killed last week in a crash near Junction, Texas, have set up a fundraising website to help pay for funeral expenses.

Juárez woman arrested in marijuana smuggling case
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:59:03 MDT
A 21-year-old Juárez woman was arrested after more than 70 pounds of marijuana were allegedly found in van late Wednesday morning at the Zaragoza bridge, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said.

AISD board candidates lay out priorities at town hall meeting
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:19:05 +0000

Increasing board diversity, managing spending and adding to technical course offerings were among the priorities laid out by candidates for the Amarillo Independent School District Board of Trustees during a town hall meeting Thursday night.

Incumbent Jim Austin, John Betancourt, Vianey Valdez Earthman and Scott Flow are vying for three seats on the board during May 9 elections. The four spoke during a Potter County Precinct 2 town hall meeting hosted by Commissioner Mercy Murguia in what has been the only public forum for education-related races so far.

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Marijuana load found in McDonald’s parking lot in Downtown El Paso
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:33:50 MDT
Narcotics officers on Tuesday evening found 66 pounds of marijuana in a car parked at the McDonald's restaurant in Downtown El Paso, according to a police report.

MPD: Man found with drugs near church playground
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:02:00 -0500
A 33-year-old Midland man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly possessing drugs in the vicinity of a church playground, according to court documents.

House fire causes $35K in damage
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:07:08 +0000

Amarillo firefighters battled a blaze Thursday afternoon at 2709 S. Seminole St.

At 4:26 p.m., firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and fire visible from the rear of the house, Amarillo Fire Department District Chief Larry Davis said.

Caprock High School students walking home from school saw the fire and alerted a woman and two children inside the house, Davis said. They escaped unharmed.

Six fire units and 18 firefighters responded to the call, which came in at 4:22 p.m.. They brought the fire under control by 4:45 p.m.

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Bishop Tom Brown of El Paso promotes new book
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:14:37 MDT
El Paso religious leader Tom Brown is planning a book-signing event in April to promote his ninth book, "Spiritual Gifts for Spiritual Warfare.

Man indicted on improper photography charge
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:06:19 +0000

A Randall County grand jury has indicted a man accused of photographing a female minor without consent in a West Texas A&M University bathroom, court records show.

James Dewayne Vincent, 37, was indicted on an enhanced charge of improper photography or visual recording on Wednesday.

The charge was enhanced due to a 2002 felony conviction for aggravated assault of a peace officer in Donley County, court records show.

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El Paso educators share benefits, challenges of K-8 schools
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:27:31 MDT
The division is obvious in Socorro Independent School District's Bill Sybert School: Bright art and student projects deck the elementary halls.

Ex-LAPD officer’s father arrested, allegedly escorted fugitive son to Juárez
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:12:46 MDT
The father of a fugitive ex-Los Angeles police officer charged with murder has been arrested on suspicion of lying to an El Paso FBI agent and helping his son escape to Juárez, according to court documents.

Police investigate shooting near Hamlet Elementary
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:53:23 +0000

Amarillo police are seeking three people who they said shot four other people Thursday night near Hamlet School Park, 705 Sycamore Ave.
Police said an argument broke out at the park, and three black males shot four men as they tried to run across Almond Street to get to a house for safety.
The suspects then got into a Ford Crown Victoria and fled.
The victims were taken to a hospital and their injuries are not life-threatening, police said.
Police said the suspects and victims know each other.

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11 injured in vehicle accident in Fort Bliss
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:13:11 MDT
Eleven airmen were injured in an accident involving several Humvees Thursday afternoon on Fort Bliss, a post spokesman said.

El Paso County Sheriff deputies arrest more than 30 motorists during Spring Break
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:09:52 MDT
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested more than 30 motorists over spring break for driving drunk, officials said.

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