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Local 4-H group collects food
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Every year, all the 4-H members in the state of Texas come together for one day in October to give back to their communities. This annual event is called One Day 4-H.

Today in history, Saturday, Oct. 25
amarillo.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:17:34 +0000

■ On Oct. 25, 1954, a meeting of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Cabinet was broadcast live on radio and television; during the session, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, just returned from Europe, reported on agreements signed in Paris on the future of West Germany. (To date, it’s the only presidential Cabinet meeting to be carried on radio and TV.)

■ In 1760, Britain’s King George III succeeded his late grandfather, George II.

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Flag from Battleship Texas flies again for D-Day
mysanantonio.com / Fri, 23 May 2014 04:32:59 UT
A cacophony of shouting men and the constant boom of exploding shells filled the air. In honor of the 70th anniversary of the June 6, 1944, invasion, the flag that was aloft will go on public display Friday for the first time since World War II in an exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science thanks to a crewman who gifted the flag. The USS Texas' 17-by-9 foot battle flag was raised on its mast June 5, as 156,000 Allied soldiers prepared to cross the English Channel and face the Germans. The USS Texas, which already had fought in World War I, was tasked with drawing enemy fire so the troops could land, Smith said. The rounds came so fast and so furiously, the troops on the beach were relieved when they saw the USS Texas and its constant barrage, Ernest Hemingway described as a correspondent for Colliers magazine. For years, as Saul finished school, got married, raised two daughters and enjoyed a long career with the Coast Guard, the massive wool and linen flag with just 48 stars remained carefully folded in storage.

Vets, visitors flock to Normandy to remember D-Day
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 5 Jun 2014 12:01:19 UT
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Ceremonies to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day are drawing thousands of visitors to the cemeteries, beaches and stone-walled villages of Normandy this week, including some of the few remaining survivors of the largest sea-borne invasion ever mounted. World leaders and dignitaries including President Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II will gather to honor the more than 150,000 American, British, Canadian and other Allied D-Day veterans who risked and gave their lives to defeat Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.

Vial of Life could prove vital when EMS is in your house
myplainview.com / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:35:00 -0500
You or someone else has made the call, the EMS workers are in your house, and you’re about to be whisked off to the emergency room. But what if you’re unable to communicate, or what if your friend or

Indigent Health Department staying well under budget 10-26-14
myplainview.com / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:57:00 -0500
With strict attention to detail in an effort to continually re-evaluate eligibility of its clients, Hale County’s Indigent Health Department has been able to remain well under budget through the third

Mexican official to speak at Texas Tech on constitution
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:35:44 +0000

Recent changes to the Mexican constitution — particularly those regarding foreign investments and partnerships in Mexico’s oil and gas industry — will be the topic of a speech at noon Monday at the Texas Tech School of Law.

The event will be held in the School of Law’s Lanier Auditorium.

As part of the Energy Law Lecture Series, Carlos Ortiz, director of information and energy services for Mexico’s Ministry of Energy, will speak about the recent constitutional changes.

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East Texas educator named teacher of the year
news-journal.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A sixth-grade English teacher in Lindale ISD was named the state’s elementary teacher of the year Friday.

East Texas schools’ marching bands do well at UIL competitions
news-journal.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The Longview High School Lobo Band on Saturday earned a first division rating from the entire judging panel to bring home its 65th consecutive “superior” University Interscholastic League marching con

Nearly 12K ballots cast so far in early voting
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:31:20 +0000

There were 2,199 ballots cast Friday, which was the fifth day of early voting for the Nov. 4 election, according to the Lubbock County Office of Elections.

So far, 11,901 ballots have been cast during early voting, which runs through Oct. 31.

For a full list of all polling areas, go to votelubbock.org

Residents trick-or-treat early during Safety City event
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:20:50 +0000

Jax DeLeon’s muscles were larger and greener than those of most 2-year-olds — at least for the few hours he slipped into his Incredible Hulk costume.

As he waddled from one fake building to the next, Jax trick-or-treated for the first time, collecting candy and other goodies during Lubbock’s Trick or Treat Street event Friday evening at Clapp Park’s Safety City.

“He loves all of the superheroes; Superman, Batman, any of them, he loves them,” said Jax’s mom, Loretta DeLeon of Lubbock.

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Waskom fire department encourages Halloween safety
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Halloween can be a dangerous time for children.

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