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Court to consider airport right of way
news-journal.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Gregg County commissioners will decide Thursday whether to authorize an easement and right of way with Rusk County Electric Cooperative on runways 31 and 36 at East Texas Regional Airport.

Advanced course grades stress students, schools
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:07:00 -0600
Lydia Breedlove dreams of attending the University of Texas at Austin, just as her parents did. To get in automatically, she’ll have to rank in the top 8 percent of her class.

TEA drops $30M request to pilot new testing method
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:59:00 -0600
AUSTIN -- Texas education officials have dropped their request that the state Legislature provide $30 million to pilot a new way to evaluate student achievement that relies less on standardized testin

Permian Basin Petroleum Association honors ‘Top Hands’ during annual dinner
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:54:00 -0600
Howard Parker and Joe Parsley were honored with the Top Hand Award from the Permian Basin Petroleum Association at its annual dinner Thursday at Midland Center.

Man allegedly points gun at restaurant employees
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:30:00 -0600
A 21-year-old man was arrested Sunday after allegedly pulling up to a restaurant drive-through window with a gun and threatening employees, according to court documents.

Mayweather and Pacquiao exchange phone numbers at Heat game
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:39:26 MST
MIAMI (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have finally met - in person. And now talks might get serious about them meeting in the ring.

Senate GOP unveils budget with $3B in property tax cuts
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:23:00 -0600
AUSTIN — Tax cuts promises from Republicans began taking firmer shape Tuesday when Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick unveiled a draft Senate budget that would deliver $3 billion in property relief to Texas homeown

WT professor patents nanotechnology research
amarillo.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:28:30 +0000

For the first time, a West Texas A&M University professor has signed an agreement to commercialize technology developed in her WT laboratory.

Emily Hunt, head of WT’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, signed a patent rights agreement with Aggie Venture Partners to commercialize her antibacterial nanotechnology on Tuesday morning at the Amarillo Country Club. In the agreement, Hunt’s lab will receive $100,000 per year to go toward further research, said Angela Spaulding, WT’s vice president for research and compliance.

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Banking group asks for help with cards
amarillo.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:58:58 +0000

When hackers steal banking or personal information, banks are on the line. The Independent Bankers Association of Texas, a trade association, wants legislation to lift some of that burden from community banks that pay the bill when their customers become victims of data breaches.

During a meeting with community bankers on Tuesday morning, IBAT President and CEO Chris Williston said banks continue to face this issue.

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Education in Brief for Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:51:00 -0600
Naylor scholarship is now endowed

Longview warned about more cyberattacks
news-journal.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
A man claiming to be part of the hacktivist group Anonymous said the city of Longview should expect more cyberattacks if surveillance video of a 17-year-old being shot by police officers in their stat

Blizzard blows into Trinity
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
The classrooms at Trinity Episcopal preschool were transformed into winter wonderlands for “Frozen” in the classroom last week.

55 soldiers from Fort Bliss’ Combat Aviation Brigade welcomed home by friends, family
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:57:52 MST
FORT BLISS >> Fifty-five soldiers from Fort Bliss were greeted by hugs, laughter and a few tears of happiness Tuesday after spending several months in West Africa as part of the U.S. military's Ebola containment mission.

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