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Maines Brothers Band interview, part 3: The famous, the food and the funny
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 04 Aug 2015 03:04:02 +0000

When we were with
Polygram-Mercury, I was thrilled when we met:

Cary Banks: Johnny Cash.

Richard Bowden: Lots of people, but today I’d choose Minnie Pearl, with the price tag still on her hat.

Jerry Brownlow: Our record producer, Jerry Kennedy.

Donnie Maines: John McFee (longtime principal member of the Doobie Brothers).

Kenny Maines: Minnie Pearl, one of the sweetest souls on Earth.

Lloyd Maines: Little Jimmy Dickens.

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Swiss customs seize 578 pounds of ivory en route to China
wacotrib.com / Tue, 04 Aug 2015 03:10:42 -0500
BERLIN (AP) — Swiss authorities say customs officials at Zurich airport have seized 262 kilograms (578 pounds) of ivory that three Chinese men had dispatched from Tanzania.

Learning the art of public speaking: Toastmasters clubs still thrive in Basin
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:04:00 -0500
In an effort to help overcome his shyness, Midlander Mark Edgar became involved with Toastmasters, and has been a member of The Pop-Up club since 2012

Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds
wacotrib.com / Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:03:29 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes — a potential

Last push begins to sentence Colorado shooter to death
wacotrib.com / Tue, 04 Aug 2015 02:31:55 -0500
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The jury in the Colorado theater shooting trial will hear even more heart-wrenching testimony from those who lost loved ones in the attack, as prosecutors begin their final pu

Burundi rights activist shot and wounded in the capital
wacotrib.com / Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:22:32 -0500
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — A leading rights activist in Burundi was shot and wounded late Monday by unknown assailants in the capital, Bujumbura, a civic leader said.

Egypt’s disaffected youth increasingly calling for violence
wacotrib.com / Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:59:10 -0500
CAIRO (AP) — The 20-year-old law student says he has had enough of fruitless protests in support of Egypt's deposed Islamist president, two years of a losing struggle with police.

City warns of potential health risks from floodwaters
amarillo.com / Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:26:02 +0000

The city of Amarillo on Monday issued a health advisory, warning residents affected by flooding that floodwaters can contaminate private wells, impact septic systems and pose other hazards.

The city is advising residents to take the following steps to protect themselves from possible hazards.

■ Take precautions to avoid floodwaters. Stay away from the water’s edge and keep pets on leashes when walking in areas of rapidly moving water.

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Q&A: A look at the indictment of Texas’ attorney general
wacotrib.com / Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:18:19 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is charged with three felony counts of securities fraud in an indictment unsealed Monday. Here's a closer look at what the case against him means

Q&A: A look Obama’s climate change plan and impact on states
wacotrib.com / Tue, 04 Aug 2015 02:30:32 -0500
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — President Barack Obama unveiled the final regulations in his plan that will cut carbon dioxide emissions nationwide 32 percent by 2030. Obama touted it as a bold step to slow clim

Texas attorney general accused of lying to investors
wacotrib.com / Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:01:20 -0500
McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had an investment opportunity: a tech startup making data servers. He told people he had put his own money into Servergy Inc., according to pro

Yemen pro-government troops say have taken key base in south
wacotrib.com / Tue, 04 Aug 2015 03:16:03 -0500
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Pro-government Yemeni forces say they have taken control of a key military base in the country's south. The base had been seized by rebels earlier in the conflict and had once hous

Report: US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed 459 civilians
wacotrib.com / Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:09:46 -0500
BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year, a report by an independent monitoring group said Mo

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