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County to begin talks with new company on jail study
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:26:23 MDT
The County Commissioners Court on Thursday ended negotiations with MNK Architects and authorized county staff to start negotiating a contract with another firm to conduct a study to see if the Downtown Jail has to be replaced.

School safety concerns raised
LMTonline.com / Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:44:27 -0500
With the new school year beginning next week, local law enforcement agencies, along with LISD and UISD, reminded the community to be safe and not text and drive.

Longview City Council to meet early, talk budget
news-journal.com / Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The Longview City Council will have an early start to Thursday’s meeting to work through how the city’s comprehensive plan may affect next year’s budget.

Public affairs soldiers go to Colombia to support international special operations competition
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:03:46 MDT
Seven soldiers from Fort Bliss got the chance of a lifetime when they visited Colombia last month and provided public affairs support to an international special operations competition.

WBCA names Abrazo Children
LMTonline.com / Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:44:27 -0500
The Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association along with the International Good Neighbor Council have announced their selection of the four bright young Abrazo Children who will represent the United States and Mexico during the 118th WBCA celebration.

Jury indicts Vera
LMTonline.com / Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:36:46 -0500
A Laredo city councilman charged with felony drug possession and filing a false police report has been indicted by a grand jury, the Webb County district attorney’s office said Thursday.



Buckner selects site for new single-parent housing project in Longview
news-journal.com / Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Buckner International is eyeing land across from Ware Elementary School in South Longview for a new single-parent housing program.

Green Party picks candidate
LMTonline.com / Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:07:16 -0500
It took less than 10 minutes for the Webb County Green Party to select its candidate for Pct. 1 Webb County commissioner.

Highway funding experts urge Nov. 4 ballot
news-journal.com / Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A trio of highway funding experts urged Longview business leaders Thursday to support a Nov. 4 referendum that would dedicate billions from the state’s emergency reserves for highway infrastructure wo

Forum to address community involvement
amarillo.com / Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:10:22 +0000

Some areas of town are underrepresented on city advisory boards and commissions, but that doesn’t mean those residents aren’t interested in participating. Sometimes, they just don’t know how to get involved.

“The 79107 area has an abundance of qualified volunteers,” said Mariah Strong-Woods-Williams, a member of Texas Coalition of Black Democrats. “It’s the lack of knowledge on what these boards consist of, the proceedings and procedures that one takes to even apply.”

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