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Volunteers stuff backpacks to help less fortunate students
tdtnews.com / Sat, 29 Aug 2015 16:08:00 -0500
Children whose primary source for meals is school need to be fed over the weekend, too.It’s like night and day when students at Raye-Allen Elementary are sent home on Friday with food to get them through Saturday and Sunday, said Gil Hollie, the site coordinator for the Afterschool Centers on Education program at Raye-Allen Elementary School.Churches Touching Lives for Christ has been filling backpacks with food for students to take home on weekends for four years, said Jim Hornsby, CTLC executive director.The backpack initiative began with one campus, Raye-Allen, initially serving a couple of students. There are now close to 400 students in six school districts benefitting from the program.

Falcons announce 5-year contract extension for Julio Jones
wacotrib.com / Sat, 29 Aug 2015 22:12:45 -0500
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a $71.25 million, five-year contract extension with Julio Jones on Saturday that compares favorably with recent deals paid to other top wide receivers.

Health, election work elevated Jimmy Carter post-presidency
wacotrib.com / Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:06:34 -0500
ATLANTA (AP) — To Azaratu Zakaria, Jimmy Carter's battle against the Guinea worm is represented by a scar.

Astros place catcher Jason Castro on DL with quad strain
wacotrib.com / Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:13:32 -0500
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Houston Astros have put catcher Jason Castro on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quadriceps muscle.

Sheriff: 30-year-old man charged with capital murder in killing of suburban Houston deputy
wacotrib.com / Sat, 29 Aug 2015 16:39:53 -0500
HOUSTON (AP) — Sheriff: 30-year-old man charged with capital murder in killing of suburban Houston deputy .

Wilson’s RBI fuels Rangers in 4-3 win over Orioles
wacotrib.com / Sat, 29 Aug 2015 23:17:44 -0500
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Bobby Wilson took it personally when the Orioles intentionally walked Will Venable ahead of him.

Grant will help MHMR provide therapy, counseling to veterans
wacotrib.com / Sat, 29 Aug 2015 19:01:00 -0500
Local military veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder or issues relating to substance abuse will have another source of counseling thanks to a $150,000 grant the Heart of Texas Mental

Dominica digs out from storm damage that killed at least 20
wacotrib.com / Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:56:57 -0500
ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Rescue crews jumped off boats and trudged Saturday through mud, rocks and uprooted trees to reach communities cut off by a tropical storm that killed at least 20 people and lef

The Latest: Shigetomo, Kim lead halfway through marathon
wacotrib.com / Sat, 29 Aug 2015 19:57:07 -0500
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest from the IAAF world championships (all times local):

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 3 Day’ game
wacotrib.com / Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:40:07 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday afternoon's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Pick 3 Day" game were:

Blue Jays’ Encarnacion hits 3 HRs against Tigers
wacotrib.com / Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:10:47 -0500
TORONTO (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion hit a grand slam in the seventh inning for his third home run of the game in Saturday's contest against Detroit.

Tulane coaches remember Katrina evacuation to Texas Tech
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 30 Aug 2015 04:09:30 +0000

The catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina has been on Rick Jones’ mind in the last few weeks.

His own home did not flood in New Orleans, but his team’s home, the baseball stadium, was not as fortunate.

“We lost our stadium,” said Jones, then-coach of the Tulane baseball team.

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