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Three states fight to keep ban on same-sex marriage
news-journal.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:08:00 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three states are continuing their legal fight against same-sex marriage, despite rulings from federal appeals courts that oversee those states that concluded gay and lesbian couples

Longview organization helps match bone marrow donors, recipients
news-journal.com / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
When Beverly Johnson signed her name on a dotted line at AlleyFest in 1999, she never really knew where it would lead.

Ex-NFL QB Ryan Leaf sentenced to 5 years
mysanantonio.com / Tue, 9 Sep 2014 20:32:25 UT
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been sentenced to five years in prison in Texas for violating terms of his probation. A Texas prosecutor says the former San Diego Chargers quarterback and Washington State standout won't have to serve any time behind bars in Texas because of time he's served in Montana. Leaf violated his Texas probation when he ran afoul with the law in Montana for breaking into a home to steal prescription drugs. He pleaded guilty for felony burglary and criminal possession of a dangerous drug in 2012. Leaf attorney Bill Kelly III said the Texas judge gave Leaf credit retroactively for his Montana prison time. The 38-year-old has been granted parole but has not been released.

Tip leads police to drug load, suspect arrested
LMTonline.com / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:27:48 -0500
An anonymous call led police to arrest one man and seize 11 pounds of marijuana at an apartment complex in South Laredo, authorities said.

Wayland trustees grant honorary degree 10-24-14
myplainview.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:46:00 -0500
Wayland Baptist University trustees met in their regularly scheduled fall meeting on Thursday. Individual committees met Thursday morning with action being taken during the afternoon session.

ETBU crowns Homecoming royals
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
East Texas Baptist University crowned the 2014 Homecoming King and Queen during halftime of the Tiger football game with Howard Payne University Saturday evening, Oct. 18 at Ornelas Stadium.

Trio charged for drug possession
LMTonline.com / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:27:48 -0500
Three people were arrested on narcotics charges following an apparent human smuggling attempt in South Laredo, according to federal court records obtained Thursday.

Aranda honored
LMTonline.com / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:27:48 -0500
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the newly renovated Marcos J. Aranda Recreation and Boxing Center on Thursday morning.

Most area water districts meet conservation goals
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:26:53 +0000

SEMINOLE — The Permian Basin Underground Water Conservation District was the only one at a regional planning meeting Thursday that said it is not on track to meet its water conservation goals.

The aquifer in Howard County dropped nearly a foot last year, according to the Permian Basin’s water district’s 2010 plan.

It was supposed to drop that much over the next 50 years.

“That’s ridiculous,” said Leatrice Adams, general manager. “It’s not working for us.

“We already don’t have enough for Howard (County) to do anything. There’s nothing left.”

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Pantex marks warhead progress
amarillo.com / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:34:38 +0000

Pantex Plant and other nuclear weapons facilities reached the halfway point in the production phase of a program to extend the service life of submarine-launched nuclear warheads for decades, officials said Thursday.

Pantex Plant — where U.S. nuclear weapons are dismantled, assembled or modified — held an ice cream celebration for employees who work in the W76-1 program.

Gen. Frank Klotz, an administrator with the National Nuclear Security Administration, visited Pantex Plant on Thursday to celebrate the achievement.

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Local group aims to kick away cancer with fundraiser
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Kickball is a game that most people have played at some point in time in their lives.

DC teacher to apologize for Bush-Hitler assignment
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:02:55 UT
D.C. Public Schools says the McKinley Middle School teacher sent students home with a Venn diagram asking them to compare and contrast Hitler and Bush, with instructions that said, "both men abused their powers." At least one parent found it troubling, telling WRC-TV (http://bit.ly/1wgZmgt) that the assignment states opinion as fact and shows disrespect for the office of the president.

EFHS to celebrate homecoming
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Elysian Fields High School will celebrate Homecoming Friday night, Oct. 24. Game time against Frankston is 7:30 p.m. Pre-game activities will begin at 6:45 with the presentation of the 2014 Distinguis

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