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Robertson, Loomis say tax hike needed to play catchup on maintenance
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:37:02 +0000

Just a few weeks after the city manager presented a budget with around a 2.5 cent proposed property tax increase, Mayor Glen Robertson told Lubbock Rotary Club members he thinks the hike is probably necessary.

“We’ve heard every candidate talk about debt, infrastructure and taking care of what we’ve got, but I’ll tell you we can’t do that on current revenue,” Robertson told club members Wednesday.

City Manager James Loomis said the reason for deteriorating city infrastructure in recent years in part boils down to relatively low property tax rates in recent decades.

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Longview daycare worker fired after hitting child with shoe
news-journal.com / Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A Longview church has fired a day care worker over what a state agency termed “inappropriate discipline” of a child. An investigative report indicates the former employee hit the child with a shoe.

Rick Cooper returns to Wayland as new athletic director
myplainview.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:00:00 -0500
Rick Cooper was enjoying his retirement last year after 26 years as a college basketball coach. He was “painting the house and cleaning the garage” and “getting really good at doing nothing.”

Number of abortions is down, regulations credited
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:09:00 -0500
The number of abortions in Texas decreased by about 13 percent statewide and 21 percent in the Lower Rio Grande Valley following the passage of strict abortion regulations that went into effect last N

Trial date set in Gregg County Jail death lawsuit
news-journal.com / Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A trial date is set in federal court for a lawsuit in which a mother claims her son died because he was denied his prescription drugs while an inmate at the Gregg County Jail.

Midland College to close Friday for emergency drill
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:33:00 -0500
Midland College’s main campus will be closed 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday as the college’s police department and other area law enforcement agencies conduct an emergency response drill.

Batman Day: El Paso fans celebrate hero’s 75th anniversay by visiting local comic and book stores
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:29:16 MDT
Batman fans rushed to book and comic book stores Wednesday to get a free copy of a special edition comic book in celebration of Batman Day.
›› Photos: El Paso celebrates Batman's 75th anniversary

Five soldiers injured in Fort Bliss training accident
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:20:51 MDT
Five soldiers were hospitalized after a military vehicle accident Wednesday evening during a Fort Bliss training exercise, a post spokesman said.

Police investigate South Roberts Street shooting
amarillo.com / Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:43:28 +0000

Amarillo police are investigating a Wednesday night shooting in the 1300 block of South Roberts Street.

About 10:30 p.m., officers responded to the call. A gunshot victim suffered injuries that were not life-threatening and officers had not arrested any suspected shooters.


Police taped off a portion of the Amarillo Gardens apartment complex as they investigated. A police vehicle spotlighted a gold-colored sedan parked along the sidewalk with its doors open. 

County, state officials will hold meeting Tuesday to offer info on highway
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:40:22 MDT
County and state officials will host a meeting to inform the public about the second construction phase of the roadway that will connect Interstate 10 to the new Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry.

New $30 million Medical Center of the Americas project to be located on El Paso city land
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:31:10 MDT
A $30 million biomedical research facility proposed for construction on part of the Jefferson High School campus last month will instead be built on city-owned property less than a mile away.

Crime Report 07-24-14
myplainview.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:00 -0500
Plainview police responded to a physical contact by a known person assault call in the 3300 block of Olton that reportedly occurred between 2:49 and 3:04 p.m. Tuesday.

Editorial: Perry’s border decision raises questions about political motivation
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:49:00 -0500
There are times when we are uncertain if Rick Perry is the Texas governor or a candidate for president.

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