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Rep. Burrows to host town hall meeting at Science Spectrum in Lubbock
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:05:31 +0000

State Rep. Dustin Burrows, R-Lubbock, will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Science Spectrum, 2579 S. Loop 289.

Burrows will speak on issues relevant to the 84th legislative session and will take questions from constituents who attend.

Representative Burrows is doing a series of town halls that include Gaines, Terry, Lubbock, Lynn and Mitchell counties.

Burrows took Charles Perry’s seat in January after Perry became state senator.

For more information, call 438-6457.

PISD votes to relocate Houston School to Ash building
myplainview.com / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:21:00 -0500
It’s been a campus on the rise, and on Thursday, Plainview ISD’s school board voted to better facilitate the growth and success of Houston School by opting to move the school to the vacant Ash Middle

Fund to pay for funeral expenses of two El Pasoans killed near Junction
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:11:25 MDT
Relatives of two El Pasoans killed last week in a crash near Junction, Texas, have set up a fundraising website to help pay for funeral expenses.

Midland young adult migration continues at steady pace, census shows
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:16:00 -0500
U.S. Census Bureau figures show that 43 percent of those migrating into the Midland metropolitan area from 2010-2012 were young adults between the ages of 18 to 34.

Hospice El Paso earns Gold Seal of Approval
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:12:07 MDT
Hospice El Paso has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Home Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards, company officials said in a press release.

El Paso Public Service Board possibly violated open meetings law, experts say
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:31:02 MDT
The El Paso Public Service Board, which oversees El Paso water, sewer and stormwater utilities, might have violated the state's open meetings law when it met Wednesday and voted to add a franchise fee for residential customers, experts said Thursday.

MH370 relatives view Indonesia crash with empathy, and envy
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 1 Jan 2015 14:13:29 UT
BEIJING (AP) — Images of bodies and wreckage floating in Indonesian waters gave relatives of those lost aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 anguish and grief, but they also provided the answers that other families have sought in vain for nearly 10 months. Families of those on the AirAsia flight "are luckier than us, because they know what happened soon afterward," said Song Chunjie, whose sister was on the plane on her way back from a photography holiday. Since Flight 370 disappeared, relatives of the missing have helped each other bear the turmoil of not knowing. Li said that when he went to Tiananmen Square with two other relatives, they were held at a security check for 40 minutes after security officers found a T-shirt with the phrase "Pray for MH370" in his bag. Relatives of victims continue to meet each other in social settings, or in part of a sports center that has been set up to enable them to send questions to Malaysia Airlines and the Chinese and Malaysian governments. Dr. George Hu, a clinical psychologist at Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics, said the relatives of the MH370 passengers are experiencing a psychological phenomenon that parents of children who are kidnapped also go through. Associated Press researcher Yu Bing and news assistant Zhao Liang in Beijing, and writer Eileen Ng in Surabaya, Indonesia, contributed to this report.

Lonestar Dustoff: Aviation company to provide medical evacuation in training area, Garrison
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:56:52 MDT
The Combat Aviation Brigade's only medical evacuation company has a new expanded mission. Members of Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment started providing medical-evacuation coverage for the vast Fort Bliss training area, which totals about 1.1 million acres, and the Garrison area on March 16.

EPISD facilities meeting canceled
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:10:40 MDT
The El Paso Independent School District Board of Managers meeting scheduled for today has been canceled.

MPD: Man found with drugs near church playground
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:02:00 -0500
A 33-year-old Midland man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly possessing drugs in the vicinity of a church playground, according to court documents.

El Paso educators share benefits, challenges of K-8 schools
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:27:31 MDT
The division is obvious in Socorro Independent School District's Bill Sybert School: Bright art and student projects deck the elementary halls.

AISD board candidates lay out priorities at town hall meeting
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:19:05 +0000

Increasing board diversity, managing spending and adding to technical course offerings were among the priorities laid out by candidates for the Amarillo Independent School District Board of Trustees during a town hall meeting Thursday night.

Incumbent Jim Austin, John Betancourt, Vianey Valdez Earthman and Scott Flow are vying for three seats on the board during May 9 elections. The four spoke during a Potter County Precinct 2 town hall meeting hosted by Commissioner Mercy Murguia in what has been the only public forum for education-related races so far.

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Job seekers at UTPB job fair optimistic, but keeping options open
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:04:00 -0500
Job seekers at UTPB’s spring jobs fair expressed optimism despite the fall in the price of oil over the last eight months and the consequent impacts on the area’s economy.

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