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Volunteers clean rio, trail
LMTonline.com / Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:51:43 -0500
Several local environmental organizations held the 20th annual Dia del Rio, Paso del Indio Nature Trail workday at Laredo Community College’s Fort McIntosh campus Saturday morning.

Valls helps fill voids in WWII record
LMTonline.com / Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:51:43 -0500
In the suffering discomforts of the final battles of World War II against Hitler’s Third Reich in the European continent, there are some events that did not make a commander’s report to superiors.

Ebola isn’t a partisan issue
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:36:00 -0500
Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, administered a dose of truth to political Washington last week.

Shale producers face consequences of success
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:00:00 -0500
Small independent exploration and production companies ignited the U.S. shale boom that has flooded the market with crude, but the risk of an oil glut now threatens the same companies that created it.

Lesson Learned: Disease response must improve
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:35:00 -0500
In any health care setting, it is wise to listen to the nurses, who see all. Their reports from Dallas about the initial procedures used in treating Thomas Eric Duncan are appalling. Safety suits with

Tech Pi Phi’s celebrate new lodge
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:24:41 +0000

Barbara McDougal is thankful for her sorority sisters.

“I got real sick and almost died right after I pledged. I was in the hospital for three months (for a ruptured appendix). I had friends in Pi Phi come by and see me every afternoon, and that helped because I was really pretty sick,” said McDougal, 77, who was initiated into Texas Tech’s chapter of Pi Beta Phi in 1956.

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Early voting for Nov. 4 election starts Monday
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:22:21 +0000

The state reached a record number of Texans who registered to vote ahead of the Nov. 4 general election, but the number of registered voters is not a record locally.

Kim Davis, spokeswoman for the Lubbock County Elections Office, said 157,273 Lubbock County residents are registered to vote as early voting kicks off Monday.

“Texas has a record number of Texas voters,” Davis said. “It is not a record for us. We have had tons in the past that have been higher.”

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Experts: Get ready to fight flu
amarillo.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:46:17 +0000

Lost in the shuffle of all the recent news stories and talk about Ebola and West Africa and air travel is a problem that many health experts say is even more important — the flu.

It’s easy to find numerous references to the idea that “Ebola is bad, but flu is worse.” And Amarillo health professionals also say that idea has some merit.

Jarrod Hayes, a pharmacist at Southpark Pharmacy, said that’s because the flu virus is so easily spread between people.

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Ceremony pays tribute to woman stabbed to death
amarillo.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:44:29 +0000

“Her goal was to make people happy,” said April Leimer, best friend of Holly Elizabeth Combs.

Leimer was among dozens of Combs’ friends and family members in attendance as they released balloons for their friend and loved one Sunday afternoon at West Hill Park.

Combs died Oct. 11, hours after a stabbing Oct. 10 at 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. independence St. William Chet Stewart, Combs’ husband, faces a first-degree felony murder charge in the stabbing.

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Midland man dies early Sunday in Martin County
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:04:00 -0500
MARTIN COUNTY -- A 34-year-old Midland man died early Sunday following a two-vehicle crash Saturday night on State Highway 176 in Martin County, according to a press release from the Department of Pub

Residents enjoy sausage from centuries-old recipe
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:18:36 +0000

SLATON — Shanda Rodriguez reminisced about her German roots on Sunday during the 45th annual Sausage Festival.

Every year, she looks forward to feasting with her family.

“You can’t get anything like that,” she said of Lubbock. “It’s different.”

The festival began in 1969 with a 200-year-old secret Austrian recipe, which was multiplied to serve 524 pounds of sausage. Now, 45 years later, 8,000 pounds of sausage were produced and sold for the 45th annual event.

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2 eye UISD post
LMTonline.com / Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:51:43 -0500
Only two men are vying for the title of District 6 of the United Independent School District Board of Trustees on the November ballot.

Bed catches fire in Midland home, no injuries
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:40:00 -0500
A woman likely will be displaced from her home after her bed caught fire Sunday night and caused significant smoke damage throughout the house.

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