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Top New Tech students excited for life in bigger cities
tdtnews.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 20:48:00 -0500
BELTON — This year, 105 Belton New Tech High @ Waskow seniors will become the first graduating class of Belton ISD’s small, tech specialty high school.Seniors Alyssa Callin and Caleb Cable have taken the top spots as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the class.

FBI: Surveillance tools in jeopardy amid Patriot Act debate
wacotrib.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 17:39:27 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress wrestles over renewing the bulk collection of Americans' phone records, federal law enforcement officials are warning that legal authority is also at risk for lesser-know

NBA Western Finals Composite Box
wacotrib.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 23:21:59 -0500
(Golden State wins series 4-1)HOUSTON ROCKETS

US, Swiss timed FIFA raids for maximum effect
wacotrib.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 02:36:45 -0500
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — For months, American and Swiss investigators worked in secret to prepare for the raids that would shake the soccer world.

Postal workers food drive appreciated
tdtnews.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 12:48:00 -0500
On behalf of our boards, our volunteers and our clients, we want to thank you for the food items donated through the letter carriers to Churches Touching Lives for Christ (CTLC) and The Love of Christ

Lubbock man in 2014 sexual assault of child case sentenced to 45 years in prison
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 01:44:49 +0000

Darrell Carey sat in silence, occasionally nodding, as parents of the three boys he admitted Wednesday to sexually abusing told him he was a monster and he should rot in hell.

Judge John McClendon with the 137th District Court sentenced Carey to 45 years in prison.

Carey, 59, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and two counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact and was sentenced to 45 years for each count.

McClendon ordered Carey’s sentences to run concurrently.

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Obama: Time left in office ‘really concentrates the mind’
wacotrib.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 18:33:24 -0500
MIAMI (AP) — President Barack Obama says the relatively short amount of time he has left in office "really concentrates the mind."

Theater shooting prosecutors build case that Holmes was sane
wacotrib.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 01:39:28 -0500
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors are methodically building a case that James Holmes knew right from wrong when he planned and carried out the deadly Colorado theater shootings, hoping to convince

Lubbock judge withdraws summary judgement in Tech professor’s lawsuit
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 00:28:55 +0000

A Lubbock judge on Wednesday granted the Texas attorney general’s motion to set aside a summary judgment in favor of a Texas Tech business professor and reinstate the case.

Judge Ruben Reyes withdrew his May 20 order granting James Wetherbe the Texas Tech Horn Professorship, the highest honor given to university faculty.

The judge’s ruling included an order for Tech officials to reinstate Wetherbe as a professor teaching in the Rawl’s College of Business MBA program.

With the attorney general’s motion granted, the lawsuit continues.

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FCC takes aim at annoying telemarketing calls
wacotrib.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 17:39:10 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Those automated phone calls during the dinner hour, late at night or to your wireless phone can be so frustrating — and the government is taking note.

Highlights from around the Capitol
wacotrib.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 19:27:34 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Fierce opposition from police across the state on Wednesday derailed efforts to pass a bill allowing open carry of handguns on the streets of Texas, a significant delay that could

Asia stocks uneven as Greece deadline looms, Tokyo gains
wacotrib.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 22:26:48 -0500
TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were uneven Thursday as hopes in Europe for a Greek bailout were welcomed by some regional markets and a cheap yen kept the upswing in Tokyo shares going.

Man indicted in heroin case
tdtnews.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 21:26:00 -0500
A Bell County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Lauro Luis Perez, 43, of Laredo for allegedly possessing 306 grams, 0.67 pounds, of heroin. The Texas Penal Code defines possession of 200-400 grams of heroin as a first-degree felony, punishable by 5-99 years in prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000.

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