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1 hospitalized after South Lubbock house fire; fire marshal investigating
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:53:49 +0000

One person was hospitalized as fire crews battled a house fire Saturday evening in South Lubbock.

The fire was reported about 9:30 p.m. near 60th Street and Avenue V and fire crews were at the scene within 3 minutes, according to Lubbock Fire Rescue. It was extinguished by 10 p.m.

The Lubbock Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the blaze.

It was not immediately clear what sparked the fire. The victim's injuries were not considered to be life-threatening. The South Plains Chapter of the American Red Cross was providing assistance after the fire.

As state troopers surge border, tickets decline and accidents increase in Texas
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:22:13 MDT
AUSTIN >> The number of traffic citations and warnings issued statewide by Texas state troopers declined by 22 percent between 2012 and 2014 as state leaders rushed resources to the South Texas

Calendar for Sunday, March 29
amarillo.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:46:20 +0000


12 Gauge Band: 6 p.m. Amarillo Area Singles Dance Club. Ages 39 and older. VFW Post 1475, 1401 W. Eighth Ave. Cover. Nonsmoking. 806-383-3411.

Buckcherry with Sleep for Dreaming: 9 p.m. Midnight Rodeo, 4400 S. Georgia St. Cover $22.50 at door for ages 18 and older. 806-358-7083 or www.midnightrodeoamarillo.com.


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South El Paso event to celebrate César Chávez will start at Border Farm Workers Center
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:33:32 MDT
Carlos Marentes, co-founder of the Sin Fronteras Organizing Project, has a lot of memories of the late labor leader César Chávez who coined the "Si Se Puede," or "Yes We Can," slogan.

Texas club’s latest auction: A hunt for African elephants
mysanantonio.com / Sat, 17 Jan 2015 16:06:23 UT
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas hunting club again will auction off Saturday a chance to kill a large animal whose numbers are dwindling, a year after it faced international criticism over doing the same with a permit to shoot an endangered black rhino. The World Wildlife Fund, the world's leading conservation group, regards it as "vulnerable," a step below "endangered" and defined as "facing a high risk of extinction in the wild." Animal welfare activists plan to picket the convention hotel Saturday, but the club's Executive Director Ben Carter says elephants "in fact, are overpopulated in certain areas of Africa."

Downtown El Paso streets become playground for thousands at Kidspalooza
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:51:31 MDT
The heart of Downtown El Paso became a playground on Saturday at the 8th annual Kidspalooza. The fun and games stretched from the El Paso Arts District to Union Plaza.

Area students start STARR testing
amarillo.com / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 01:14:58 +0000

After preparing all year, local students will delve into state reading and writing exams this week. But one administrator from Canyon Independent School District said all of that work is about more than doing well on the test.

“We want our students to be successful on STAAR, but our ultimate goal is to create prolific readers who become adults who love to read,” said Justin Richardson, Canyon ISD’s executive director of curriculum and professional development.

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Several gather for Lubbock’s annual Cesar E. Chavez march (VIDEO)
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:01:34 +0000


As they held American and Mexican flags, several organizers chanted in unity the phrase made famous by César E. Chávez — “Sí se puede.”

The saying, which translates to “Yes, you can,” was just one of the chants marchers shouted during Lubbock’s 16th annual César E. Chávez March.

Several residents left the Buddy Holly Recreation Area on Saturday afternoon and walked to Cavazos Middle School as they were escorted by local law enforcement.

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Lubbock robotics team earns spot in global competition (VIDEO)
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:21:42 +0000


Trinity Christian School senior Madeleine St. Clair and her teammates watched as they maneuvered their robot around a pit area. Finally, students took their robot into the ring as the competed Saturday in the Hub City Regional at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

For the second year in a row, the Llano Estacado RoboRaiders team earned a spot to compete with students across the globe during a world-level championship game in April in St. Louis, Missouri.

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El Paso Times journalists win honors in state contest
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:35:34 MDT
WACO >> The El Paso Times has won two first place awards and several other honors today at the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors convention.

A new era for Lake Meredith?
amarillo.com / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:09:17 +0000

You can see just a hint of water at Lake Meredith’s Harbor Bay, which is still mostly dry where wind surfers launched and glided over the waves more than a decade ago, and that hopeful sign might be announcing a new era.

Since Lake Meredith almost hit bottom in 2013 with a record low water level of 26 feet, it has seen a snail’s pace recovery. Final approval of a management plan for it and the Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument could add to the momentum of efforts to improve and protect those resources.

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AirAsia flight has parallels with 2009 ocean crash
mysanantonio.com / Sat, 3 Jan 2015 12:11:12 UT
Four minutes and 23 seconds after the first alarms sowed panic and confusion over how to regain control of the aircraft, the plane slammed into the ocean, plummeting belly first at nearly 11,000 feet (3,350 meters) per minute. Above the Java Sea, the pilot of the AirAsia Airbus A320 told air traffic control he was approaching threatening clouds, but he was denied permission to climb to a higher altitude. During that time, deprived of autopilot, the panicking men flying the Air France flight took actions that made matters worse, including trying to carry out different maneuvers simultaneously from both sets of controls. [...] many have cautioned that pilots are often ill-equipped to take over when things go wrong. David Greenberg, a former Delta Air Lines executive who was hired at Korean Air to oversee pilot training and safety, said aircraft manufacturers, airlines and the FAA embraced the idea that automation could make flying safer, but more recently began to worry about the times when automation can't carry the day.

Web shoppers keep businessman’s vintage inventory alive at South El Paso warehouse
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:41:22 MDT
Tanny Berg stood in a South El Paso warehouse jammed with never-opened boxes of black and white TVs, boom boxes, cassette recorders, 8-track tape players, Atari video games, gold-plated ballpoint pens, unboxed Lebanese tapestries, and a host of other consumer products from a long-past era.

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