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Controversial El Paso water fee may be changed, PSB official says
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:12:25 MDT
The city's recently approved and controversial water franchise fee may be in for a change. An alternative proposal to what the City Council passed is being worked on and is expected to be ready to

NYC developer makes changes in ‘poor door’ design
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:52:52 MDT
NEW YORK (AP) - A plan for a luxury skyscraper with a so-called "poor door" is changing to extend more of a welcome to residents of its cluster of affordable apartments, officials and the developers said Friday.

Word of the day for Saturday, Aug.30, 2014
amarillo.com / Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:29:02 +0000

WORD OF THE DAY

pauperism

■ pau·per·is·m

■ pȯ pər ˈi zəm

Definition: (n) the state of being a very poor person

Example: “Society ... has been alternately perplexed and encouraged, respecting the two great questions — how shall the criminal and pauper be disposed of ... and, how to diminish pauperism and restore the pauper to useful citizenship?”

— Dorothea Dix


Kilgore working to make baseball complex affordable
news-journal.com / Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
KILGORE — The city of Kilgore is pulling out all the stops to lower the cost on a proposed baseball complex after several bids to construct the facility came in over budget.

Week 1: El Paso-area high school football scores
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:41:43 MDT
Franklin 24, Canutillo 13 Coronado 48, Andress 28 El Dorado 31, Eastlake 23 El Paso High 41, Clint 20 Irvin 9, Parkland 7 Americas 35, Carlsbad 19 Socorro 34, Horizon 10 Austin 23, Bel Air

Big Green Marching Machine gears up for upcoming year with largest student numbers in years
news-journal.com / Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
About three years ago, the Lobo band was at its lowest number of participants with about 125 students, but now the Big Green Marching Machine has its highest enrollment in eight years, band director L

Calendar for Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
amarillo.com / Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:29:27 +0000

Entertainment

The Solano Project: 6 p.m. Ruby Tequila’s Mexican Kitchen, 2001 S. Georgia St. No cover. 806-358-7829.

Mike Fuller: 6 p.m. Pescaraz Italian Restaurant, 3415 Bell St. No cover. 806-350-5430.

Stew Moss: 7 p.m. The Big Texan Steak Ranch Beer Garden, 7701 E. Interstate 40. No cover. 806-372-6000.

Josh Paulson: 7 p.m. Joe Taco, 7312 Wallace Blvd. No cover. 806-331-8226.

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Harleton alum loved teachers, lunch ladies
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional series about alumni from the area and how their education impacted their lives. If you know of a distinguished alumni or if you have a school-related story

Chamber seeks businesses for ‘Locals Only’ bracelet program
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
For $5 a year, residents and visitors to the city of Jefferson can save money at participating restaurants and businesses.

Crime of the Week
myplainview.com / Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:13:00 -0500
Plainview/Hale County Crime Stoppers Committee will pay a reward of up to $350 to anyone with information that will lead to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for the follo

Blaze damages Oakdale Drive home
amarillo.com / Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:34:40 +0000

Amarillo firefighters extinguished a blaze Friday afternoon at 3208 Oakdale Drive, AFD District Chief Jim Berry said.

At 4:42 p.m., firefighters responded to the call and found smoke billowing from the home when they arrived. The fire, which started in the kitchen, was brought under control by 5:05 p.m. Four fire units responded to the call.

Berry said firefighters were waiting for smoke to clear to assess the damage caused by the blaze.

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1 dead, 1 critical in motorcycle wreck
amarillo.com / Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:54:13 +0000

A man was killed and a woman was critically injured after a car and motorcycle collided Thursday evening in Carson County, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers said in a news release.

About 8:50 p.m., Maureen McManamon, 18, of Moorhead, Minn., was traveling east on Interstate 40 about four miles east of Conway in a 2001 Ford Taurus. McManamon was driving behind David Milton Ross, 53, of Branford, Fla., and Kylea Suzanne Morgan, 36, of Claude, who were on a 2013 Harley-Davidson Breakout motorcycle.

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