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Police officer leads El Paso musicians reviving traditional big-band sound
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:27:04 MDT
Javier Sambrano leads a double life as a police officer with a passion for playing music — not just any music, but big-band dance music.

Shale techniques challenge water supplies
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 02 Sep 2014 03:00:00 -0500
Report: orld Resources Institute, 38 percent of the earth’s shale gas and tight oil resources are in areas that are either arid or under high levels of water stress already

Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:06:00 -0500
WASHINGTON — Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, U.S. lawmakers say. Without offe

Big Spring VA to hold town hall meeting
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:34:00 -0500
Permian Basin veterans are invited to a town hall meeting this week at the West Texas VA Health Care System facility in Big Spring.

Fort Bliss a pioneer for Army with new division artillery format
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 1 Sep 2014 18:12:57 MDT
FORT BLISS >> Fort Bliss is leading the way on how the Army will train and fight with artillery and other fires capabilities in the future.

‘Bums’ may stay put
LMTonline.com / Tue, 2 Sep 2014 01:52:56 -0500
WASHINGTON — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to “keep the bums in,” with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.

Blue Door increases nonprofit awareness
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:49:00 -0500
In July, proceeds went to the Recording Library of West Texas, and August, the beneficiary was the Midland Rape Crisis and Children’s Advocacy Center.

200 gather to celebrate work at annual Labor Day picnic
amarillo.com / Tue, 02 Sep 2014 03:17:41 +0000

Hundreds of people filled Memorial Park on Monday as families and friends gathered to celebrate labor — by enjoying an extra day off work.

Near the gazebo, a group of about 200 people enjoyed live music, food and fellowship at the annual Labor Day picnic. But it wasn’t all play.

The annual picnic, sponsored by Amarillo Central Labor Council of the Texas AFL-CIO, a federation of labor unions that supports workers in Texas, included a program of speakers ranging from union leaders to members of local political groups.

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Early voting includes weekend option
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Early voting for the Nov. 4 General Election will include Saturday and Sunday, this time around, as a result of a petition submitted by Harrison County voters.

Immigration forum set Thursday in Longview
news-journal.com / Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Organizing for Action of East Texas will conduct an immigration forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Eitelman Room at Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center.

Storm swirls around Guard
LMTonline.com / Tue, 2 Sep 2014 01:52:57 -0500
After media reports in the Rio Grande Valley suggested that some National Guard troops dispatched by Gov. Rick Perry to the border hadn’t received their checks and were unable to pay for basic necessities, Democrats saw an opening.

Kilgore eyes media policy
news-journal.com / Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
KILGORE — The city of Kilgore is considering implementing policies addressing how council members should deal with the media, a practice that across the region is often unwritten.

Next step uncertain in Woody Allen allegations
mysanantonio.com / Sun, 9 Feb 2014 00:00:17 UT
NEW YORK (AP) — A week bracketed by op-ed letters of accusation and denial of child molestation left little clarity and scant hope for resolution in a bitter saga that has haunted Woody Allen and the Farrow family for more than two decades. The back-and-forth between Allen and his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, breathed new fire into a long dormant scandal, but what happens next is uncertain, with the possibility of legal recourse and continued scrutiny in the weeks and months ahead. Farrow, in her most detailed account yet, alleged in an open letter published Feb. 1 by The New York Times that Allen "sexual assaulted" her when she was 7 years old at the Farrows' Connecticut home, renewing a charge against the movie director that was first leveled in 1992. The two acrimoniously separated after Farrow discovered Allen was having an affair with her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn, who was 19 or 21 at the time. [...] the rampant debate sparked by Dylan Farrow's accusation will likely continue to stir questions over the alleged molestation, how claims of sexual assault are publicly weighed, and the legacy of Allen's acclaimed work as a filmmaker. Though a suit would offer the opportunity to retry the case in civil court, it would insure a drawn-out, very public battle that would be taxing for all involved.

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