Samaritan Counseling Center honors families in the Permian Basin
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:23:00 -0500
When they were first informed that they had been selected as the Samaritan Counseling Center’s Family of the Year, Steve and Mai Johnson said no. While they felt honored, the couple thought there were
Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:53:00 -0500
WASHINGTON — The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria.
Burn benefit to continue under new name
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
After 15 years of biker runs that netted more than $1 million for burn victims, the Boo Run Benefit came to an end last year, leaving supporters questioning how the event’s void would be filled.
Kilgore man tries, fails to burn down home
news-journal.com / Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A Kilgore man doused himself and his home with gasoline and threatened to light the home on fire, but failed after he couldn’t find his lighter.
UP train hits tractor-trailer; no injuries reported
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:32:00 -0500
No one was injured when a train crashed into a tractor-trailer at the intersection of Business 20 and Eisenhower Drive around 7 p.m. Monday.
West Texas poets unite for worldwide event
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:00:00 -0500
The world’s poets will come together Saturday for change, and part of that global community will happen in West Texas.
Man arrested on possession, DWI charges
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:03:00 -0500
A 33 year-old Midland man was arrested Sunday morning for possession of a controlled substance and driving while intoxicated.
Okla. man sentenced on weapons charge
amarillo.com / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:23:53 +0000
A federal judge sentenced an Oklahoma man Monday to serve more than five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a weapons charge linked to a traffic stop last year that netted about 2 pounds of methamphetamine.
Karl Wesley Kasiner, 46, was sentenced in Amarillo’s U.S. District Court to a 66-month prison term on a charge of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.
As part of Kasiner’s plea bargain with the government, he also agreed to forfeit a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol, according to federal court records.
Books in the Basin: Midland native returns home for literary festival
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:29:00 -0500
Editor’s note: This is Part 2 of a three-part series on local authors participating in next month’s Books in the Basin.
Calendar for Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
amarillo.com / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:39:51 +0000
Smooth Condition: 6:30 p.m. Bracero’s Bar & Grill, 2822 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-220-2395.
Live music: 6:30 p.m. The Big Texan Steak Ranch Beer Garden, 7701 E. Interstate 40. No cover. 806-372-6000.
Yvonne Perea: 6:30 p.m. Fire Slice Pizzeria, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave. No cover. 806-331-2232.
Mike Fuller with Woody Key and Gary Guinn: 6:30 p.m. O.H.M.S. Café & Bar, 619 S. Tyler St. No cover. 806-373-3233.
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