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Massive LA fire shuts down parts of 2 freeways
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 8 Dec 2014 12:24:39 UT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say a massive fire in downtown Los Angeles closed down portions of two major freeways. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman David Ortiz says more than 250 firefighters were battling the blaze early Monday morning.

Kilgore College 80th commended in Austin
news-journal.com / Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
A resolution commemorating Kilgore College on its 80th birthday year was unanimously enrolled in the Journal of the Texas House of Representatives on Monday.

Border Patrol tests body cameras in El Paso region
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:06:56 MST
Some U.S. Border Patrol agents in the El Paso region have been wearing body cameras to learn how the devices perform in the desert, mountains and highway checkpoints as part of a national study by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Trump’s former Greenwich home on the market for $54 million
mysanantonio.com / Sun, 18 Jan 2015 06:00:00 UT

A trip through the double doors of the home, built in 1939, gives way to a three-story rotunda set off by a double staircase and crowned by a grand chandelier. [...] a trip throughout the rest of the house, which spans nearly 20,000 square feet, makes it feel like a normal home, with a cage of birds chirping in the sunlight and empty kennels for dogs who are out exercising. [...] when Hatton combed through the digital records of the Greenwich Multiple Listing Service, she found only five listings at or above $30 million since records have been kept electronically -- about 15 years ago. Originally built for $200,000 in 1939, it earned the distinction of the largest residential permit issued by Greenwich's building department that year. "There are very few properties like this, something with six acres on the water on a peninsula like this," said Lurie as she walked into a wood-paneled library on the first floor, where tall windows overlook a putting green and the still blue water of the harbor. "[...] a buyer needs to have the money," she said. "For 1998, that was a very big sale," said Lurie, who added the current owners immediately began a massive renovation, which includes a tennis court, as well as a 4,000-square-foot addition, built in 2000.


El Paso County Commissioners approve spending $200K in security equipment for Ascarate Park
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:49:00 MST
Cameras, vehicle counters and other security equipment will be installed at Ascarate Park in an effort to prevent mishandling of funds collected at the popular hangout, county leaders said Monday.

Tiede pre-trial hearing on pending theft charge, other issues including venue moved to March 31
news-journal.com / Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
A hearing to deal with pre-trial motions in advance of a June re-sentencing hearing for Bernie Tiede will wait untill the end of the month after being moved from today to March 31.

Superintendent confirms Gilmer student has meningitis; no public health risk
news-journal.com / Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
A Gilmer ISD student has contracted meningitis, but there is no public health risk from the case, Superintendent Rick Albritton said Monday.

Police detain ‘Django Unchained’ actress in LA
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:46:02 UT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion. Brian Lucas told KCBS-TV in a joint interview with Watts that he suspects police mistook the black actress for a prostitute because he was asking me questions like, 'Who is she? The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday that officers detained the pair after a complaint that two people were "involved in indecent exposure" in a silver Mercedes.

Kilgore College, Kilgore ISD trustees meet to discuss Heights property, stadium
news-journal.com / Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
KILGORE — Kilgore College and Kilgore ISD leaders and trustees met Monday to discuss future partnerships between the institutions and the fate of one of the school district’s unused buildings.

Kilgore settles on Selleck as next chief
news-journal.com / Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
The Kilgore City Council on Monday unanimously approved the appointment of Josh Selleck as the city’s new city manager.

Amid plans to send troopers to border, DPS may poach local departments
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:25:24 MST
AUSTIN >> The Legislature is likely to add a substantial number of state troopers to the Texas-Mexico border in the coming months and the Texas Department of Public Safety is recruiting them from local police departments.

Kilgore College trustees OK tuition, fee hikes, take steps to expand Longview campus
news-journal.com / Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
KILGORE — Kilgore College trustees Monday took a step toward expanding the college’s campus in Longview and approved an increase in tuition and fees for all students.

Police: Former Gregg County DA had cocaine, revolver, cash
news-journal.com / Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
A former Gregg County district attorney who was arrested last week was found with alcohol and cocaine in his vehicle, police said.

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