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Recordings: Kilgore College official broke asbestos laws, covered it up
news-journal.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
In secretly recorded conversations, a Kilgore College official admits to covering up asbestos violations and talks about withholding environmental reports from the public.

Suspect arrested in assault case
LMTonline.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:07:02 -0600
A man has been arrested in connection with an assault that left a 36-year-old woman with severe bruising on her arms and body, Laredo police said.

TxDOT plans lane closures
amarillo.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:19:17 +0000

Texas Department of Transportation released a lane closure report for Monday to Nov. 30.

Interstate 27 frontage roads in both directions from the interchange with Interstate 40 to Rockwell Road will be closed for patching.

On U.S. Highway 87, lane closures are expected in both directions from 15th Avenue to Loop 335 for crack sealing.

Work remains to be done on the new Buffalo Stadium Road Bridge over U.S. 87 in Canyon, which is open.

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A perilous stretch
LMTonline.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:07:02 -0600
REYNOSA, Mexico — Juan Marcos Guardado Salinas ran his thumb across the scars on his scalp, a painful reminder of beatings suffered as prisoner to the ruthless Gulf Cartel, he said.

Pot found in truck parked at H-E-B
LMTonline.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:07:02 -0600
A pickup truck with more than 550 pounds of marijuana in it was found Wednesday at an H-E-B parking lot in South Laredo, police said.

Alco to close all stores following bankruptcy filing
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:55:21 +0000

About 3,000 Alco employees nationwide, including those in Littlefield, Muleshoe and Slaton, will soon be out of a job after the chain recently announced it is closing all of its stores.

The company, which has been in business for 113 years, filed for bankruptcy last month, according to the Associated Press.

The Dallas-based chain specializes in providing a household products for everyday life in small-town America and operates 198 discount general merchandise stores in 23 states, according to the company’s website.

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Lubbock County Commissioners, dangerous animals among upcoming public meetings
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:34:30 +0000


You can be civically active by watching your local government and decision makers in action.


Lubbock County Commissioners; 10 a.m. Lubbock County Court House 5th floor commissioners court; 904 Broadway

Monday, Dec. 1

Lubbock Animal Services: Dangerous Animal Regular Agenda; 10 a.m.; Lubbock City Hall committee room 103; 1625 13th St.

Beilue: Starr: Baylor will not compromise its values
amarillo.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:45:14 +0000

I’ve talked with Baylor President Ken Starr twice, and both times I’ve had to fight the urge of my right hand forming the signature Bear claw. His personality is infectious. He’s engaging and enthusiastic.

Starr gained national notoriety as the special prosecutor against President Bill Clinton, leading to the Starr Report and Clinton’s impeachment in 1998.

To the uninitiated, he would seem to carry the role of the dour, serious-minded crusader.

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Word of the day for Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
amarillo.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:41:12 +0000



■ pre·em·in·ent

■ prē em ən ənt

Definition: (adj) more important, skillful or successful than others

Example: “The goal of this nation, I so strongly believe, is to be a preeminent world power. We have to understand what comes with that: The responsibility to be strong.”

— Jeff Sessions

Roast brings in more than $50K for charity
amarillo.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:44:17 +0000

Short jokes and jibes about the death of the newspaper industry filled the air Saturday at the inaugural Amarillo Celebrity Charity Roast.

Les Simpson — publisher of the Amarillo Globe-News, which sponsored the event — took the brunt of the (probably tongue-in-cheek) stinging retorts as the roastee, but it was all for a good cause, he said.

Simpson, who sat on stage taking notes as the laughs and groans grew louder, also took some shots of his own at the seven live roasters and several others who contributed via video.

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Calendar for Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
amarillo.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:41:20 +0000


Amarillo College Chamber Orchestra and Suzuki Program concert: 3 p.m. Amarillo College Concert Hall Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Free. 806-371-5340.

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

Keith Redpath recital: 7:30 p.m. Also features pianist David Palmer and narrator Christopher Meerdink. West Texas A&M University Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Free. 806-651-2803.

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Midlander Don Evans joins Texas Business Hall of Fame
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:30:00 -0600
Texas has long prided itself on its business-friendly climate as well as its entrepreneurial, innovative spirit.

Organizer of Ferguson rally in Longview a mystery
news-journal.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Longview police are preparing for a possible rally or protest after a Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decides whether to indict a police officer in connection with the shooting of an unarmed man in tha

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