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Rep. Burrows hosting five town hall meetings on Saturday
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:41:28 +0000

State Rep. Dustin Burrows will be hosting a string of town hall meetings on Saturday.

Here’s a list of the meetings, including the time and location:

■ Gaines County, 8-9:30 a.m. in Seminole at City Hall, 101 East Ave. A

■ Terry County, 10:15-11:45 a.m. in Brownfield at Terry County Courthouse Annex, 507 West Main St.

■ Lubbock County, 1:30-3 p.m. in Lubbock at Science Spectrum, 2579 South Loop 289

■ Lynn County, 3:45-5:15 p.m. in Tahoka at Tahoka Housing Authority, 1400 Ave. K

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El Paso Public Service Board possibly violated open meetings law, experts say
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:31:02 MDT
The El Paso Public Service Board, which oversees El Paso water, sewer and stormwater utilities, might have violated the state's open meetings law when it met Wednesday and voted to add a franchise fee for residential customers, experts said Thursday.

‘American Pickers’ show heads to Midland for filming
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:35:00 -0500
Fans of the television show "American Pickers" will have the opportunity to see hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fitz at work here in Midland. 

Census: Florida city tops list of fastest-growing areas
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:37:00 -0500
ORLANDO, Fla. — Sure, Florida's got sunshine, beaches and palm trees. But the driving force behind it being home to many of the nation's fastest-growing cities has been the return of hospitality, trad

Man indicted on improper photography charge
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:06:19 +0000

A Randall County grand jury has indicted a man accused of photographing a female minor without consent in a West Texas A&M University bathroom, court records show.

James Dewayne Vincent, 37, was indicted on an enhanced charge of improper photography or visual recording on Wednesday.

The charge was enhanced due to a 2002 felony conviction for aggravated assault of a peace officer in Donley County, court records show.

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Today in History for Friday, March 27
amarillo.com / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:31:31 +0000

■ In 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sighted present-day Florida.

■ In 1884, the first telephone line between Boston and New York was inaugurated.

■ In 1912, first lady Helen Herron Taft and the wife of Japan’s ambassador to the United States, Viscountess Chinda, planted in Washington the first two of 3,000 cherry trees given as a gift by the mayor of Tokyo.

■ In 1933, Japan officially withdrew from the League of Nations.

■ In 1940, Alfred Hitchcock’s first American movie, “Rebecca” starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine, premiered in Los Angeles.

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How much has the oil drop really cost Texas … and Midland?
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:25:00 -0500
The oil field has been hit hard by plummeting oil prices, and Texas has been no exception. One Texas Standard reporter recently guessed that the Lone Star State has lost at least 30,000 oilfield jobs,

Lubbock Power & Light gets positive reviews from bond rating agencies
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:56:41 +0000

Lubbock Power & Light has received high bond ratings from all three major U.S. financial rating agencies.

Standard & Poor’s Rating Services gave LP&L a “AA-” rating, Moody’s Investor Services assigned an “A1” rating and Fitch Ratings assigned the municipal utility an “A+” rating.

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El Paso educators share benefits, challenges of K-8 schools
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:27:31 MDT
The division is obvious in Socorro Independent School District's Bill Sybert School: Bright art and student projects deck the elementary halls.

Hospice El Paso earns Gold Seal of Approval
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:12:07 MDT
Hospice El Paso has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Home Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards, company officials said in a press release.

Dunbar teachers to get up to $10,000 in signing bonuses
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:00:11 +0000

Some teachers at Dunbar College Preparatory Academy will have the chance to obtain a $10,000 bonus next year with the approval of a supplemental compensation plan by the Lubbock Independent School District Board of Trustees on Thursday morning.

Superintendent Berhl Robertson told school board members that since they approved a reconstitution plan in January, the district has been working to find out which teachers would be staying at Dunbar. Some are good teachers, he said, but Dunbar may not be the best school for them to teach in.

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Calendar for Friday, March 27
amarillo.com / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:30:51 +0000


Mike Fuller: Noon. Furrbie’s, 210 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-220-0841.

Those Guys: Noon. Jacobo’s Cafe, 3701 Olsen Blvd., Suite L. No cover. 806-418-8850.

Jason Patrick: 6 p.m. Pescaraz Italian Restaurant, 3415 S. Bell St. No cover. 806-350-5430.

Pete y Los Rieleros: 6:30 p.m. Bracero’s Bar & Grill, 2822 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-220-2395.

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Annual North Lubbock march to honor César Chávez
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:59:45 +0000

It’s time for change, say supporters of a late leader in the struggle for farmworkers’ rights.

Lubbock’s 16th annual César E. Chávez March and Celebration holds a “Time for change” theme this year, and a familiar location and purpose.

Marchers meet at Cavazos Middle School, 210 N. University Ave., then at 1 p.m. Saturday head via shuttlebus to Buddy Holly Recreation Area. Marchers will then return on foot to the middle school.

The event’s namesake was a farmworker turned civil-rights leader and labor activist.

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