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Hurricane Katrina evacuee calls Lubbock ‘safe haven’
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:55:09 +0000


Crammed inside an airplane with nearly 600 other people, Deb Forbs still didn’t know where she was headed.

“They wanted to take us to Houston,” said Forbs, who was among thousands of residents evacuating New Orleans days after Hurricane Katrina hit 10 years ago. “But they said Houston had so many people there that they didn’t know if they had enough room for us.”

When government officials finally told the passengers, “We’re taking y’all to this place called Lubbock, Texas,” Forbs recalled wondering, “What’s a Lubbock?”

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Thai police find bomb materials in 2nd apartment
wacotrib.com / Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:03:47 -0500
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said Monday they discovered bomb-making materials during a raid of a second apartment on the outskirts of the capital, as authorities widened their search for suspects behin

Starting offenses struggle as Cardinals beat Raiders 30-23
wacotrib.com / Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:44:59 -0500
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Marion Grice scored on an 11-yard run with 31 seconds left and the Arizona Cardinals beat the Oakland Raiders 30-23 on Sunday night in an exhibition game where both first-team o

Texas Tech to have guidelines for campus carry by Oct. 1
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:53:46 +0000

The Texas Legislature passed laws allowing those with a concealed handgun license to carry their firearms in college buildings, but Texas Tech Chancellor Robert Duncan wants people to remember that those laws will go into effect on Sept. 1, 2016 — not this year.

Colleges and universities needed time to decide how to implement campus carry, Duncan said.

The chancellor said a Tech System committee appointed by presidents of each component institution will have a list of guidelines and principles for concealed handgun license holders to follow by Oct. 1.

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Mourners to pay tribute to slain television cameraman
wacotrib.com / Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:19:01 -0500
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Salem High School will open its doors to the community Monday to commemorate the life of an alumni — Adam Ward, the 27-year-old cameraman for a Roanoke television station who was s

Pastor’s 20th year at First Baptist celebrated
amarillo.com / Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:28:58 +0000

The sanctuary was packed Sunday evening at First Baptist Church of Amarillo for a celebration of Howard Batson’s 20th anniversary as pastor.

It was a milestone one of Batson’s fellow ministers said he didn’t always expect to see.

“I remember the first time I met Howie. I went home and told Darcie, ‘I don’t think he’s going to make it long in ministry,’” said Jeff Raines, senior pastor of First Baptist Church Shreveport, who told the congregation about a conversation he had with his wife more than a decade ago.

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Shofar Across Borders: More than 100 Jews come together
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:40:07 MDT
SUNLAND PARK >> The sound of a ram's horn being used as a musical instrument breaks the quiet of a desert afternoon where Texas, New Mexico and Mexico meet.

Spain to hand over US-Belgian arrested over blood diamonds
wacotrib.com / Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:12:38 -0500
MADRID (AP) — Spanish court officials say an American-Belgian businessman arrested for suspected involvement in enslavement and pillaging blood diamonds during Sierra Leone's civil war will be handed

The Latest: Thai police find bomb materials in 2nd apartment
wacotrib.com / Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:01:39 -0500
BANGKOK (AP) — The latest on the investigation in the Bangkok shrine bombing (all times local):

Midway spelling twins hope to grow local bee
wacotrib.com / Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:01:00 -0500
The Midway spelling twins, Jacob and Anna Turner, plan to help organize the Central Texas Spelling Bee this year so students have the same chance to compete in Washington, D.C., that they did.

Austria inspects trucks for migrants, creates 15-mile backup
wacotrib.com / Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:51:59 -0500
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Austria's decision to start inspecting trucks at its border with Hungary after 71 migrants died in a food truck has created a huge, 25-kilometer (15 1/2-mile) traffic jam on t

Syrian official: Amount of damage at Palmyra temple unclear
wacotrib.com / Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:37:03 -0500
BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian government official in charge of antiquities says the amount of damage done by an explosion near the ancient Temple of Bel in the militant-controlled city of Palmyra remains unc

Denver’s defense carrying the load while offense struggles
wacotrib.com / Sun, 30 Aug 2015 17:54:34 -0500
DENVER (AP) — His two Pro Bowl receivers haven't been together on the field with him all offseason. He hasn't found the end zone all month. And he's coming off his first three-sack outing since mid-20

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