Today in history for Wednesday, March 12, 2014
amarillo.com / Wed, 12 Mar 2014 03:24:47 +0000
■ On March 12, 1664, England’s King Charles II granted an area of land on the East Coast of present-day North America known as New Netherland to his brother James, the Duke of York.
■ In 1864, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant assumed command as General-in-Chief of the Union armies in the Civil War.
■ In 1912, the Girl Scouts of the USA had its beginnings as Juliette Gordon Low of Savannah, Ga., founded the first American troop of the Girl Guides.
■ In 1914, American inventor George Westinghouse died in New York at age 67.
MPD: Man arrested for reckless driving
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:37:00 -0500
A man was arrested for reckless driving Tuesday night after a woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash.
Plainview resident fears phone call was hijacked
myplainview.com / Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:28:00 -0500
A Plainview woman believes that she was the victim of a phone hijacking earlier this week, when her call to a Lubbock hospital was redirected overseas and her credit card account compromised.
El Paso City Council: Paratransit bus service criticized for response times
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:36:19 MDT
The company that provides the city's paratransit bus service for people with disabilities was criticized on Tuesday for its slow response times and poor customer service, prompting the city to call for an independent study of its services and recommendations on how it can improve.
Brown: Instead of asking why, just do
timesrecordnews.com / Wed, 12 Mar 2014 08:00:00 -0000
Ever counted how many times in a day you say, think or hear the word Why?
LOOKING FOR A HOME: Adoptable pets in the Concho Valley
GoSanAngelo.com / Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:45:00 -0000
Meet our guy Bernard. This princely pooch is a Brussels Griffon, about 3 years old, and he has a heart of pure gold. He loves everyone: humans of all sizes and ages, dogs, cats, kittens he’s never met a stranger!
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Goodfellow chief touts partnership
GoSanAngelo.com / Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:15:00 -0000
It was more than the chicken smothered in cheese that caught the attention of those who attended the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon on Tuesday — it was the update Col. Kimberlee Joos, commander of the 17th Training Wing, gave about Goodfellow Air Force Base.
MPD: Woman injures octogenarian for spilling water
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:49:00 -0500
A Midland woman was arrested Sunday for pushing an 80-year-old man to the ground after he spilled a glass of water, according to court documents.
Beilue: Singing Men of Texas describe divided Ukraine
amarillo.com / Wed, 12 Mar 2014 03:26:00 +0000
Seventeen months ago, the Singing Men of Texas were definitely not in Texas. About 90 of them — including some wives — were sailing on a Viking river boat down the Dnieper River. It divides the former Soviet republic of Ukraine down the middle — geographically and politically.
“A lot of the young are pretty Westernized in thought,” said Dan Baker, minister of music at Amarillo’s First Baptist Church and director of the Singing Men’s Panhandle chapter. “They shared that as the river divides the country, it also divides the country in thought, too.
Seniors wary of housing project
GoSanAngelo.com / Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:31:00 -0000
Troubled voices bounced off the low ceilings at a Single Member District 6 town hall meeting, where more than 200 people — mostly seniors — aired concerns about a proposed affordable housing project.
Local Sports Roundup, 3/12
GoSanAngelo.com / Wed, 12 Mar 2014 03:51:00 -0000
High School Basketball - All-West Texas nominations sought; ASU Baseball - Choate, Bass sweep LSC baseball honors; ASU Softball - Conference awards Koria and Serna; Central softball - Lady Cats can’t keep momentum in loss; Central Baseball - Bobcats pick up win on longest 2-5A trip; Central boys soccer - Midland High rallies late to top Bobcats; Central girls soccer - Lady Cats earn draw to stay in 2nd-place tie
Man allegedly tries to take El Paso police officer’s Taser
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:35:27 MDT
A man bothering people in a Hello Kitty and anime gift shop allegedly tried to take an El Paso police officer's stun gun during a confrontation Friday at an East Side intersection, a police spokesman
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