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Unemployment rate drops
LMTonline.com / Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:01:01 -0500
The unemployment rate in Webb County dropped substantially in September, falling 0.6 percent to 5.4 percent, the lowest point since April, the Workforce Solutions South Texas reported Monday.

Multicultural classroom: Educators encourage foreign language courses in changing times
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:43:27 +0000

Few would argue the country is becoming more multilingual.

Not coincidentally, so are Lubbock public schools.

Texas graduation requirements include two years of a foreign language. Taking more than that as electives, though, is never a bad idea, say administrators.

“The younger they start the language, the more proficient they become,” said Laura Cook, a world language instructional coach for Lubbock Independent School District.

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LEDA & McDougal Companies honored with Excellence in Economic Development awards
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:58:47 +0000

LEDA, McDougal Companies honored

The Lubbock Economic Development Alliance and McDougal Companies received Excellence in Economic Development awards on Monday.

The awards were given out during the International Economic Development Council’s Annual Conference in Fort Worth.

McDougal Companies was given the Silver Award for its Overton Park Redevelopment project in the category of Real Estate Redevelopment & Reuse, according to a news release. The project, which began about 15 years ago, was the largest privately funded urban renewal project in the U.S.

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Childhood, adolescent mental illness training
LMTonline.com / Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:01:01 -0500
Two National Association of Mental Illness Texas state trainers will provide parents, families, social workers, counselors and health professionals the tools to address childhood and adolescent mental illness at an event Saturday.

Felony arrests for Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2014
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:18:00 -0500
Pete Ballez Jr., 20, of Midland was charged Sunday with possession of a deadly weapon in a penal institution.

RRISD board hears plan to revamp Rolling Hills
amarillo.com / Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:59:19 +0000

River Road Independent School District’s Board of Trustees heard an overview Monday night of a state-mandated plan that could involve replacing a principal and teaching staff at Rolling Hills Elementary School.

“What really we need at Rolling Hills is time,” said Cherilyn Patterson of Texas Center for District and School Support, which is helping the district develop the plan required by the Texas Education Agency.

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Mav Salon is open for business
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
While most teenagers are thinking of the weekend or what to do after school that doesn't involve classwork, there is a group of 92 students – males and females – who are thinking of life after high sc

Obama taps lawyer from Tulia drug case
myplainview.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:31:00 -0500
A civil rights attorney whose first case involved the 1999 Tulia drug arrest scandal has been appointed principal deputy assistant attorney general and acting assistant attorney general for the U.S. J

El Paso man arrested at the border in marijuana case
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:08:42 MDT
A 25-year-old El Paso man was arrested Saturday night after 148 pounds of marijuana were found hidden in a car at a border crossing, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Monday

City could get boost
LMTonline.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:58:26 -0500
Two items on the agenda for today’s City Council meeting will contribute to the continued efforts to revitalize the downtown area.

Gulf mammals under threat as marine ‘beachings’ remain high
mysanantonio.com / Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:20:00 UT

A new center to study marine mammal strandings is being built along the Gulf as the number of strandings remains higher than average.

The new center for the Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Network is expected to open mid 2015. It will allow Gulf marine biologists to complete complex testing of whales, dolphins and manatees found stranded on our beaches.

Death of man in U.S. Border Patrol custody under investigation
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:43:04 MDT
Federal authorities are investigating the death of a 36-year-old man who died Friday while in U.S. Border Patrol custody for drug possession.

Five questions with Lyne V. Brown
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:12:00 -0500
Native Quebecian Lyne V. Brown now lives in Midland and is showing her inventive artwork. Originally working in the accounting field, Brown switched paths and pursued art and recently graduated UTPB w

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