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Dog park, tornado sirens on hold as council delays vote on bond election
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:28:17 +0000

Lubbock residents can expect a bond election, but when it will be and what will be on it are still unclear.

After voting to hold an election, the City Council spent about an hour intensely discussing the merit of the recommended projects and considering adding other items to the ballot.

The members of the council may need more time to look at the issue if they are struggling this much, Mayor Glen Robertson said.

In the end, only one decision was made.

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Council pitches changes
news-journal.com / Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Longview City Council members pitched ideas, including giving a 3 percent raise for the lowest paid employees and stripping the budget of about $3 million of funding for a proposed animal shelter, whe

Today in History Friday, August 29
amarillo.com / Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:37:31 +0000

■ On Aug. 29, 1533, the last Incan King of Peru, Atahualpa, was executed on orders of Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro.

■ In 1814, during the War of 1812, Alexandria, Va., formally surrendered to British military forces, which occupied the city until September 3.

■ In 1877, the second president of The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-Day Saints, Brigham Young, died in Salt Lake City, Utah, at age 76.

■ In 1910, Korean Emperor Sunjong abdicated as the Japan-Korea Annexation Treaty went into effect.

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Three-vehicle wreck injures 1
amarillo.com / Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:19:06 +0000

Witnesses said at least one person was hospitalized Thursday in a three-vehicle wreck on South Washington Street near Southwest 34th Avenue.

Southbound Washington Street traffic was reduced to one lane as Amarillo police, firefighters and EMS personnel worked the wreck. The wreck appeared to involve a maroon Chevrolet Impala, a silver Pontiac Grand Am and a white Nissan Altima.

No further information was immediately available.

Cigarroa to receive honor
LMTonline.com / Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:46:48 -0500
As a young attending physician, University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa was mesmerized by radiologist Julio Palmaz, long recognized for inventing the world’s first heart stent.

Health Department confirms first two cases of West Nile in Lubbock County
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:27:39 +0000

Two cases of West Nile in Lubbock

Two cases of West Nile have been reported in Lubbock County.

Beckie Brawley, media coordinator for the City of Lubbock Health Department, said the second of the two cases was confirmed within the past two days.

The first case was reported Friday outside of the city, Brawley said. The person was under the age of 50 and was not hospitalized.

The second case was confirmed within the city on Tuesday, Brawley said. That person is under the age of 40, was hospitalized and dismissed and is now recovering, she said.

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Angel of Hope award recipient
LMTonline.com / Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:46:48 -0500
Rod Lewis, of Lewis Energy Group, is this year’s Angel of Hope award recipient.

Hospital board approves proposed tax rate
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:23:00 -0500
Midland County Hospital District board of directors unanimously approved a tax rate Thursday that’s 5.9 percent lower than the last fiscal year.

Lightning strikes force delays at high football games
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:00:00 -0500
UPDATE: Thursday’s high school football game between Greenwood and Seminole at Grande Communications Stadium was postponed because of the weather.

Nursing home staff participates in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Though they were in shock and shivering after being doused in ice cold water, management with Marshall Manor Nursing and Rehab had smiles on their faces after completing the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclero

53rd TlaquepArte Latino American Expo art show comes to Juarez
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:19:53 MDT
More than 150 artists and designers from México, Egypt, Cuba, Ghana and other countries will gather in Juárez starting today to show and sell their work at the 53rd TlaquepArte Latino American Expo.

County Commissioners looking for company to finish El Paso County Sportspark
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:25:17 MDT
The county will attempt to recover money from the companies who were supposed to renovate and expand the El Paso County Sportspark, and will soon talk about finding another company to finish the job.

Ice Bucket Challenge hits Gladewater ISD
news-journal.com / Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Gregg County school districts have been called out.Gladewater High School’s principal and about 50 members of its senior class offered a challenge Thursday to all East Texas seniors and principals bef

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