Nightlife venues, bars unite for Toys for Tots
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:00:00 -0600
Torino’s Pizza Bar, Redneck’s Drafthouse, The Wine Rack, Woofers and Tweeters and Triple Threat Sports Bar and Grill collected close to $6,000 worth of toys for the Salvation Army.
Lawrence reflects on past 20 years
amarillo.com / Fri, 13 Dec 2013 04:32:59 +0000
The mood was bittersweet Thursday at Hilltop Senior Citizens Center as members celebrated birthdays, Christmas and the tenure of their executive director of 20 years.
“She’s leaving us with a lot of love, and that’s what makes anything worth having,” Ruby Person, board president, said of Iris Lawrence, who announced she would be stepping down at year’s end.
Lawrence thanked God, her family and friends for her years at the center, and spoke of how she was able to steer the organization through tight budget situations through grants, donations — and charity bingo.
Jury awards plaintiff $636K
timesrecordnews.com / Fri, 13 Dec 2013 06:41:00 -0000
Robert Allen Pautsky, 46, was found not guilty in his late July assault trial that ran into early August.
Death notices, 12/13
GoSanAngelo.com / Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:59:00 -0000
The following notices have been submitted for publication in the Friday edition of the San Angelo Standard-Times.
Counties set for help with oil field damaged roads
news-journal.com / Fri, 13 Dec 2013 04:00:00 -0600
Roads commissioners in Northeast Texas are intrigued but hurried by the prospect of $220 million in state money to fix county roads stressed by the latest oil and gas boom.
Feds shut 52 unsafe bus lines in nationwide sweep
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 13 Dec 2013 00:54:20 MST
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Drivers at one passenger bus company routinely worked more than 800 miles without rest. Maintenance at another company was so shoddy that one bus drove despite glaring evidence of brake problems.
Governors prepared to do more to fight wildfires
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:19:00 -0600
LAS VEGAS — Governors from several Western states told federal officials on Thursday they are prepared to take on more responsibility for fighting wildfires.
LMTonline.com / Fri, 13 Dec 2013 03:59:00 -0600
After challenging previous witness testimony and attempting to establish the basis for a second shooter, the defense rested its case Thursday in a murder trial stemming from a shooting in Northwest Laredo in early 2012.
Holiday shopping spree not for everyone
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:18:00 -0600
NEW YORK — Many Americans are watching the annual holiday spending ritual from the sidelines this year.
Felony arrests for Friday, Dec. 13, 2013
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:30:00 -0600
Gregory L. Baiza, 34, of Midland, was charged Wednesday with sexual assault.
Christmas cheer to help Midland Soup Kitchen
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:53:00 -0600
Rick and Lucy Thames hope their brightly lighted home at 5600 Ashwood Court, in Grassland Estates, attracts donations for the Midland Soup Kitchen.
Mexican Congress votes to open oil market to private capital
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:23:00 -0600
MEXICO CITY — The most dramatic overhaul of Mexico’s oil industry in modern times came closer to fruition Thursday when Congress approved a proposal to end the state oil company’s 75-year-old monopoly
Rio Grande Valley