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Permian Basin adds two rigs this week
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:03:00 -0500
The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the Permian Basin increased two this week to 557, according to the weekly rotary rig count report released Friday by Houston-based oilfield serv

Word of the day for Saturday, Aug.30, 2014
amarillo.com / Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:29:02 +0000

WORD OF THE DAY

pauperism

■ pau·per·is·m

■ pȯ pər ˈi zəm

Definition: (n) the state of being a very poor person

Example: “Society ... has been alternately perplexed and encouraged, respecting the two great questions — how shall the criminal and pauper be disposed of ... and, how to diminish pauperism and restore the pauper to useful citizenship?”

— Dorothea Dix


Controversial El Paso water fee may be changed, PSB official says
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:12:25 MDT
The city's recently approved and controversial water franchise fee may be in for a change. An alternative proposal to what the City Council passed is being worked on and is expected to be ready to

Chamber seeks businesses for ‘Locals Only’ bracelet program
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
For $5 a year, residents and visitors to the city of Jefferson can save money at participating restaurants and businesses.

Midland posts nation’s fourth-lowest jobless rate
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:28:00 -0500
Midland posted the fourth lowest unemployment rate in the nation during the month of July, according to a report released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

MHS student transported to MMH after rollover
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:15:00 -0500
A Midland High School student was transported to Midland Memorial Hospital Friday morning following a two-vehicle collision and rollover.

Blaze damages Oakdale Drive home
amarillo.com / Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:34:40 +0000

Amarillo firefighters extinguished a blaze Friday afternoon at 3208 Oakdale Drive, AFD District Chief Jim Berry said.

At 4:42 p.m., firefighters responded to the call and found smoke billowing from the home when they arrived. The fire, which started in the kitchen, was brought under control by 5:05 p.m. Four fire units responded to the call.

Berry said firefighters were waiting for smoke to clear to assess the damage caused by the blaze.

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Beaten man found on street
myplainview.com / Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:00:00 -0500
A Plainview man is in critical but stable condition at a Lubbock hospital after the 32-year-old was found beaten in the street.

Vets, visitors flock to Normandy to remember D-Day
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 5 Jun 2014 12:01:19 UT
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Ceremonies to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day are drawing thousands of visitors to the cemeteries, beaches and stone-walled villages of Normandy this week, including some of the few remaining survivors of the largest sea-borne invasion ever mounted. World leaders and dignitaries including President Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II will gather to honor the more than 150,000 American, British, Canadian and other Allied D-Day veterans who risked and gave their lives to defeat Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.

El Salvador opens consulate in South Texas
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:15:02 MDT
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - A Texas border city further cemented its position at the center of a surge of Central American immigrants by opening its fourth foreign diplomatic office Friday.

El Paso state center could lose part of its federal Medicaid funding
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:09:28 MDT
The El Paso State Supported Living Center could lose its federal Medicaid funding within 90 days unless it takes certain steps to ensure the safety of its special needs residents, the Texas

Gregory leaves city life for farm living
myplainview.com / Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:27:00 -0500
He was a corporate account executive in the bustling office buildings of the Metroplex. But for Tom Gregory, they was no better place in the world than the wide-open farm land of his West Texas hometo

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