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Van de Putte plans Panhandle push
amarillo.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:47:57 +0000

AUSTIN — Don’t write off the Democratic ticket just yet. Although the most recent poll released Thursday shows Democrats Wendy Davis of Fort Worth and Leticia Van de Putte of San Antonio trailing their respective Republican rivals for governor and lieutenant governor, the two state senators continue running aggressive campaigns.

Van de Putte is on a 13-day statewide bus tour that includes a Lubbock rally on Sunday evening and two additional stops in the area on Monday, first a morning rally in Amarillo at 10 a.m. and then a 5:30 p.m. stop in Wichita Falls.

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Senate candidates Cornyn, Alameel meet in only debate
news-journal.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
DALLAS — Problems with the nation’s immigration system dominated a debate Friday between U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and Democratic challenger David Alameel.

Student of the Week: MHS senior serves at church alter
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Gricelda Sanchez, 17, is a typical teenager in every way, except for one thing.

Spotlight on Houston apartment fire shifts to construction worker’s daring escape
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:32:00 UT

While Houstonians were enraptured by the massive flames and smoke emanating from an unfinished apartment complex in Montrose, national media outlets turnd their attention toward this:

LCU hosting 5K to end malnutrition
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:47:46 +0000

Lubbock Christian University is hosting a 5K benefit run Saturday in the hopes of fighting global malnutrition.

The event, a partnership between LCU, Mission5Million and MannaRelief, aims to bring PhytoBlend Powder to children served by the South Plains Food Bank. The powder, a supplement added to meals, provides children with essential nutrients.

Sign-in for the run will begin at 7:30 a.m. The race will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Cardwell Welcome Center on the LCU campus. Parking is available in the Green Lawn Church of Christ parking lot.

Jefferson sentenced to 10 years for spitting on, biting police officer
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:45:28 +0000

Kevin Jefferson stood before Judge John McClendon to hear the jury’s verdict Friday.

Jurors sentenced Jefferson, 44, to 10 years in prison for one count of harassment of a public servant and another 10 years for assault on a public servant. The sentences will run concurrently.

Jurors also elected to fine Jefferson $10,000 for each count.

That money will go to the state, prosecutors said.

“I hope you change your life,” McClendon told Jefferson. “You certainly have things in your life (worth keeping).”

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Candy and controversy: Is Halloween anti-Christian?
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:46:26 +0000

Ghosts, goblins and demons roam the streets, looking for souls to steal and a mini candy bar or two to collect.

Harmless fun or Satanic and dangerous?

Not all Christians are in unison.

“Many individuals think that Halloween’s just fun, but it’s rooted in something that’s not fun and points to death,” said Tory Hill.

Hill and her husband, Greg, believe Halloween and its customs violate their Christian beliefs. Every year, the Brownfield couple essentially ignore the late-October holiday.

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Paul Pewitt student among 60 in nation selected for National FFA Band
news-journal.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A Paul Pewitt student is among 60 in the nation who will perform next week as a member of the National FFA Band.

Today in history, Saturday, Oct. 25
amarillo.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:17:34 +0000

■ On Oct. 25, 1954, a meeting of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Cabinet was broadcast live on radio and television; during the session, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, just returned from Europe, reported on agreements signed in Paris on the future of West Germany. (To date, it’s the only presidential Cabinet meeting to be carried on radio and TV.)

■ In 1760, Britain’s King George III succeeded his late grandfather, George II.

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  Aryan leader ‘Stainless’ gets longer sentence
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 31 Aug 2012 16:41:22 UT
A Texas prison gang general already serving life in prison gets 87 more months for attack to discipline a member.

Residents trick-or-treat early during Safety City event
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:20:50 +0000

Jax DeLeon’s muscles were larger and greener than those of most 2-year-olds — at least for the few hours he slipped into his Incredible Hulk costume.

As he waddled from one fake building to the next, Jax trick-or-treated for the first time, collecting candy and other goodies during Lubbock’s Trick or Treat Street event Friday evening at Clapp Park’s Safety City.

“He loves all of the superheroes; Superman, Batman, any of them, he loves them,” said Jax’s mom, Loretta DeLeon of Lubbock.

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  Isaac may cost energy industry $1 billion
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 31 Aug 2012 16:31:49 UT
Hurricane Isaac cost the energy industry up to $1 billion in lost production and damage to equipment, a risk modeling firm estimates.

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