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’Tis the season for shopping
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:15:00 -0500
Holiday shopping season is rapidly approaching. Consumers will soon be swiping their debit or credit cards or adding items to their online shopping bags.

Felony arrests for Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:58:00 -0500
Colter G. Pitts, 23, of Midland was charged Wednesday with assault of a family or household member with a previous conviction.

US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in Q3
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:10:18 UT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years. Analysts believe the economy is maintaining momentum in the current quarter, with a big fall in gas prices expected to bolster consumer spending. Business spending on equipment grew at a 7.2 percent rate in the third quarter, and residential construction grew at a 1.8 percent rate. Much of the optimism for the economy going forward stems from the strength of job growth, which has lowered the unemployment rate to a six-year low of 5.9 percent. The additional workers should translate into more income and consumer spending, which accounts for 70 percent of economic activity. [...] they viewed the Fed's statement as a warning that if the economy strengthened more than expected in coming months, rate hikes could start occurring sooner than investors think.


Firefighters battle blaze on North Madison Street
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:09:31 +0000

Amarillo firefighters brought a blaze under control Thursday night in the 400 block of North Madison Street, Amarillo Fire Department District Chief Dan Bush said.
at 11:04 p.m., firefighters responded to the call, and found the front side of a house on the block was fully engulfed in flames.
The blaze was brought under control by 11:20 p.m., and fire investigators were en route to determine a cause.
No injuries were reported. The house is occupied, though no one was at home when the fire broke out, authorities said.


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.


Hallsville Intermediate School receives $4,580 from drive
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Patterson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Marshall helped raise $4,580 in funding for Hallsville Intermediate School with Chrysler’s “Drive for the Kids” program.

WT finance program among top 10, magazine says
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:22:32 +0000

Among the likes of
Columbia and Brandeis universities, The Financial Engineer magazine ranked West Texas A&M University’s Master of Science in finance and economics No. 10 in its
2015 ranking of economics and finance graduate programs.

“It is rewarding to be recognized among our peers for the excellence of our program, our faculty and our student outcomes,” said Neil Terry, dean of the College of Business.

“This recognition is one of many recent external confirmations of the university’s rising prominence.”

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Early voting tops 1,200
myplainview.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:24:00 -0500
With just one day remaining to cast an early ballot, more than a thousand Hale County voters already have trekked to the four early voting locations.

Accident sends Camaro through neighborhood fence
amarillo.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:05:19 +0000

A driver who disregarded a stop sign caused another driver to lose control and swerve into a front yard on Thursday in north Amarillo, police said.
Cpl. J. Miller said the accident occurred about 3:50 p.m. in the 700 block of North Mirror Street. A man driving a tan Chevrolet Camaro was southbound on Mirror when the driver of a small white four-door vehicle headed west on Brook Avenue disregarded the stop sign.

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Midland College hosts annual Empty Bowls event
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:00:00 -0500
Midland’s annual Empty Bowls event will for the first time be held at Midland College on Thursday. Benefiting the West Texas Food bank, the event will feature soup, bread and drinks donated by Jason’s


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