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Young audiences will find much to enjoy from MCT’s ’ A Christmas Story’
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:48:00 -0600
Die-hard fans of the movie "A Christmas Story" might find it blasphemous that it was turned into a stage musical back in 2009 by Joseph Robinette, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. But cast that aside. The

TAMIU online programs ranked
LMTonline.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:07:02 -0600
Texas A&M International University has been ranked the state’s ninth Most Affordable Online College by Affordable Colleges Online in its recently published research of not-for-profit Texas universities and colleges that offer online programs.

Empty Stocking Fund Angel List
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
The Empty Stocking Fund list is available for those wishing to donate gifts to children and their families in Harrison County who are in need.

Henderson buys building to move animal shelter
news-journal.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
The Henderson animal shelter is moving into town after City Council members agreed this past week to buy a former credit union building for the city-run department.

Another try: Proposed texting while driving ban has West Texas Texas backing
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:33:04 +0000

One in an occasional series. Before the Texas Legislature is back in session on Jan. 13, A-J Media is taking an in-depth look at issues that, though they may not necessarily pass, are expected to get the lawmakers’ attention.

AUSTIN — Jennifer Smith was disappointed last year because a bill that would have outlawed texting-while-driving in Texas never came up for a vote in the state Senate.

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As EPISD considers closing schools, other districts offer lessons
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:47:47 MST
Alamo Elementary School's hallways are cold and quiet, the windows boarded up and the chain-link fence padlocked — it's a fate several schools in the El Paso Independent School District might

Dotray: Some things I’ve seen; and a closing
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:20:40 +0000

Each week I go through both commercial construction permits that builders receive from the city, as well as site inspections the city does. I like to get them confirmed with the business owners before printing them, but they’re starting to build up (pun intended) on my desk, and both my schedule and the lack of responses have caused me to give up. So, I’m just going to throw some at you that I’ve seen.

The city inspected a plot of land at 7638 82nd St., near Highway 82 almost to Wolfforth, for a Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant.

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Be thankful at Thanksgiving, no matter where dinner is eaten
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:18:00 -0600
Thanksgiving is one of those great holidays where you just eat and you don’t have to come to the party with a present. How could it get better than that?

Organizer of Ferguson rally in Longview a mystery
news-journal.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Longview police are preparing for a possible rally or protest after a Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decides whether to indict a police officer in connection with the shooting of an unarmed man in tha

Today in History for Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
amarillo.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:41:37 +0000

■ On Nov. 23, 1889, the first jukebox made its debut in San Francisco, at the Palais Royale Saloon. (The coin-operated device consisted of four listening tubes attached to an Edison phonograph.)

■ In 1765, Frederick County, Maryland, became the first colonial entity to repudiate the British Stamp Act.

■ In 1804, the 14th president of the United States, Franklin Pierce, was born in Hillsboro, New Hampshire.

■ In 1903, Enrico Caruso made his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, appearing in “Rigoletto.”

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Beilue: Starr: Baylor will not compromise its values
amarillo.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:45:14 +0000

I’ve talked with Baylor President Ken Starr twice, and both times I’ve had to fight the urge of my right hand forming the signature Bear claw. His personality is infectious. He’s engaging and enthusiastic.

Starr gained national notoriety as the special prosecutor against President Bill Clinton, leading to the Starr Report and Clinton’s impeachment in 1998.

To the uninitiated, he would seem to carry the role of the dour, serious-minded crusader.

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Roast brings in more than $50K for charity
amarillo.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:44:17 +0000

Short jokes and jibes about the death of the newspaper industry filled the air Saturday at the inaugural Amarillo Celebrity Charity Roast.

Les Simpson — publisher of the Amarillo Globe-News, which sponsored the event — took the brunt of the (probably tongue-in-cheek) stinging retorts as the roastee, but it was all for a good cause, he said.

Simpson, who sat on stage taking notes as the laughs and groans grew louder, also took some shots of his own at the seven live roasters and several others who contributed via video.

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Empty Stocking Fund: Help your fellow man
amarillo.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:48:37 +0000

It’s called the most wonderful time of the year. But for many, not much cheer abounds during the holiday season.

Working families toil, unable to get through the stack of bills.Elderly couples depend on food pantries and thrift store coats.Children awake to toyless Christmas trees on Dec. 25.

Amarillo Globe-News’ Empty Stocking Fund, now in its 42nd year, aims to help individuals like these in an effort to bring them a merrier Christmas.

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