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‘50 Shades’ stirs pot in religious circles
amarillo.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 02:19:34 +0000

“Fifty Shades of Grey” has caused quite a stir in Amarillo area religious circles.

“First of all, I totally did not think it would reach the movie theater,” said Shay Wesley, 42, owner of Shay Wesley Photography. “I thought it would go straight to video.”

Pastor Ed Young of Fellowship Church in Dallas went as far as baptizing the book during weekend services, according to a news release.

“By baptizing the fantasy of that book and raising to life the reality of God’s plan, I want to show people that it comes down to one thing — fantasy versus reality,” Young said.

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Man helps boys after plunge into frigid Lubbock lake
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:07:21 +0000

When Doug Davis left his home for the afternoon, he drove past a Lubbock park and noticed four middle school-aged boys playing near a lake.

Davis told his wife, “That looks like a bad idea.”

But, the couple continued driving until Davis, who is sensitive to light, realized despite the hazy and cold weather he needed his sunglasses.

When the couple drove back toward their home about 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning, Davis looked at the lake once again.

This time, two of the boys were in the water, struggling to get out of the lake at Charles A. Guy Park.

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Open Carry Texas braves snow
amarillo.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 02:20:38 +0000

They marched on Soncy Road through the snow and the wind with rifles and shotguns on their back, pausing occasionally to wave to drivers showing support with honks.

“In a lot of the bigger cities, we’ll usually have at least one person who screams at you,” said CJ Grisham, president and founder of Open Carry Texas. “I didn’t hear a single person scream at us.”

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Investigator retiring after 38 years serving Rusk County
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
HENDERSON — His figure has been a prominent one at crime scenes in Rusk County for more than 30 years, but this past week, 66-year-old William Brown hung up his trademark Stetson hat, put down his bad

MFD responds to blaze across from Station 10
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:38:00 -0600
Firefighters at Midland Fire Department’s new Station 10 fought a blaze in their own neighborhood Saturday morning.

Passion guides Lubbock doctor to lead cancer advocacy
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 06:22:14 +0000

Every cancer has a story.

There’s a first name, last name, mom, dad, siblings, grandparents and an address, said Dr. Davor Vugrin.

Not every cancer has a cure or a prevention recommendation, he said, but his passion stems from the desire to educate people about those that do.

Margaret Vugrin, his wife of 44 years, said she remembers the day in early 2000 when her husband walked into their home after a work day and told her he’d seen goals set by the American Cancer Society to raise awareness and encourage people to get screened for colon cancer.

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Trish Long: A life in Ysleta; Late-1800s newspaper clippings spell out Boulet’s influence, frustrati
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:26:22 MST
DEAR TRISH >> I was reading "Tales from the Morgue" and ran across my great-great-grandfather A.E. Boulet's name.

Historical marker erected at iconic Longview restaurant Johnny Cace’s
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Although Johnny Cace’s Seafood & Steakhouse will close its doors this month, an historical marker dedicated Saturday will live on.

Nursing program at KC warned
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
The nursing programs at two East Texas colleges are not meeting the state’s recommended passing rate for their students who take the licensing test to become a registered nurse.

Groundbreaking ceremony Monday for new Longview animal shelter
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled 2 p.m. Monday for the Longview Animal Shelter and Adoption Center.

Troup family with epileptic son backs cannabis bill
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
TYLER — Frustration boiled inside Jacob Bingham’s eyes. Moments earlier the 8-year-old from Troup was joyfully fixated on an episode of a favorite cartoon, “Backyardigans,” but his therapist’s request

Service dog truly vet’s best friend
myplainview.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:40:00 -0600
Not all dogs are cut out to be service animals, say Taylor and Jessica Olson.

Make-A-Wish hosts 31st annual car show
amarillo.com / Sun, 01 Mar 2015 02:21:10 +0000

Visitors spotted trucks, corvettes, motorcycles and even a Batmobile on Saturday during the Make-A-Wish Car Show at Amarillo Civic Center Complex.

About 200 vehicles are on display through the weekend for the event benefiting Make-A-Wish recipients in the Texas Panhandle.

“It’s fun and it goes to help out children with the wishes,” said Sherry Simms-Fleming, secretary of Amarillo Area Corvette Club. “We enjoy it quite well.”

The Corvette Club is one of about 15 car clubs participating in the 31st annual show.

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