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Drivers urged to be cautious during Southwest Lubbock construction project
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:28:46 +0000

Officials encourage drivers to be extra cautious in Southwest Lubbock as construction work continues on the Marsha Sharp Freeway near Wolfforth.

The ongoing $22.4 million project involves building bridges at the freeway and Spur 327 over Milwaukee Avenue. It will also add entrance and exit ramps at the freeway and Spur 327, complete Spur 327’s main lanes to just west of the new interchange and enhance parts of Milwaukee Avenue.

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Holiday feast unites hundreds
amarillo.com / Thu, 27 Nov 2014 23:44:57 +0000

The Salvation Army hosted a traditional Thanksgiving meal for hundreds of guests and volunteers Thursday afternoon.

The facility began early Thursday by preparing meals for 350 people, Salvation Army Maj. Harvey Johnson said, but the day consisted of more than just food.

“We try to make it a holiday experience for people who come eat with us today,” Johnson said.

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Woman killed in McCormick Road accident
amarillo.com / Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:58:36 +0000

An Amarillo woman was killed in a one-vehicle accident Thursday on McCormick Road south of Amarillo, Texas Department of Public Safety officers said.

Mayola Inman, 19, was driving a 2000 Saturn SL1 compact east on McCormick Road three miles south of Amarillo about 2:45 a.m. when the accident occurred, the DPS said.

Inman’s car veered off of the north side of the road into a barrow ditch and hit a culvert under a private road at 6700 McCormick, the DPS said.

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Christmas Parade set Tuesday in Hallsville
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 28 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
The Hallsville Police Department would like to remind everyone that the annual Christmas Parade sponsored by the Lion’s Club will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Some shoppers avoid Black Friday 11-28-14
myplainview.com / Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:52:00 -0600
“Hey Doc,” said Herb, reading the latest copy of the Valley Weekly Miracle, “did you see all these specials they’re having in the city? Just for the Friday after Thanksgiving, too. You know, a guy cou

MEDCO nominationsfor board sent to city
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 28 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
The Marshall Economic Development Corp. board recently voted to present nominations to the Marshall City Commission for appointment and reappointment of board members.


Back In Time 11-28-14
myplainview.com / Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:48:00 -0600
Nov. 28, 1944: Pfc. Jack Dunn, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.L. Dunn of Plainview, was wounded in fighting on Leyte Island on Nov. 2, according to a Nov. 10 letter to his parents. At that time he was on a

Hallsville cheerleaders plan holiday fun run fundraiser
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 28 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
HALLSVILLE — The annual Hallsville High School Cheerleaders 5K Fun Run and Jingle Dash will begin 8 a.m. Dec. 6 at the Bulldog Stadium.

Americans mark Thanksgiving with parades, turkey
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:51:40 UT
NEW YORK (AP) — Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine are on the menu as friends and families gather across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving. Oohing and ahhing spectators of all ages lined the route of the nationally televised Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which counted Thomas the Tank Engine, Paddington bear and the Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger among its six new giant balloons. Like bedazzled rock fans who land coveted stage-front spots, she and her cousins were lucky enough to score the front row of a 20-person-deep crowd. The honor of leading the parade went to the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band from Western Carolina University. The first Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade featured animals from the Central Park Zoo. Power outages from the first major snowstorm of the season could force some residents of the Northeast to celebrate Thanksgiving much like the pilgrims and Native Americans did almost 400 years ago — in the dark. Ian Rhodes, of Concord, New Hampshire, had planned to host his first Thanksgiving with his wife and two young children for a dozen people, but the power outage changed that. To the delight of some and consternation of others, it's increasingly become commonplace to see stores open on Thanksgiving, as retailers try to entice shoppers inside and kick off the holiday shopping season a day earlier than the traditional Black Friday.

4th Mexican cartel associate charged in Chicago
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:26:14 UT

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal court documents show that an associate of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested in Las Vegas in January and brought to Chicago. Prosecutors accused him of coordinating the delivery of large shipments of cocaine from Mexico to the U.S. He's also accused of collecting and laundering drug money.


Plainview charity fights hunger
amarillo.com / Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:11:10 +0000

PLAINVIEW — Beverly Wall will never forget the moment she learned the impact of hunger in her community.

The Plainview activist delivered a supply of food to a client through Faith in Sharing House, a Christian-based charity program in which she serves as board secretary.

The client — an elderly woman with a limited support system — showed an abundance of gratitude for the gift. When she helped put the groceries away, Wall could see why — the woman’s refrigerator and kitchen cabinets were completely bare.

“Hunger is real,” Wall said.

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11-year-old Midlander’s food drive surpasses goal to feed 40,000
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:30:00 -0600
While many kids are dreaming of time off from school and holiday treats, 11-year-old Midlander Garrett Whitehill has his mind occupied with something else. Monday evening, Whitehill delivered just und

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