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Goodfellows: Family Promise helps homeless families in three months
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 02:12:03 +0000

The mission statement for Family Promise of Lubbock is: Family Promise empowers homeless families with children to achieve long-term independence by providing temporary shelter, support and growth opportunities. Family Promise helps homeless families make a fresh start in life and to leave homelessness behind.

Volunteer Linda Evans, 67, represents St. Luke’s Methodist Church, one of more than two dozen Lubbock churches that take part in the Family Promise program.

The program, said Evans, is “not written for a single person living in their car.”

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LISD Foundation launches campaign
news-journal.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
In 2015 the Longview ISD Education Foundation will celebrate its 20th anniversary but it’s kicking off the celebration with a new fundraising campaign, logo and website.

Former Texas officer indicted in child porn case
mysanantonio.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:46:20 UT
BRYAN, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas grand jury has indicted a former reserve police officer who authorities say had child pornography on his cellphone. A Brazos County grand jury on Thursday found there is enough evidence to charge the former Bryan Police Department officer.

Officer cleared in shooting
news-journal.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
A Gregg County grand jury has cleared Longview police officer Johnny Lyons of wrongdoing in the Aug. 7 shooting death of Regan Marshall Wagner.

Best of Beilue: News flash! I’m no genius
amarillo.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 02:57:47 +0000

Editor’s note: This column, taken from Jon Mark Beilue’s book, “This Might be a Good Story ...” first appeared in the Amarillo Globe-News on Feb. 1, 2009.

Here I was on a Saturday morning taking the American Mensa test. Think about that. Me, taking the Mensa test. That’s like Helen Keller testing to get her commercial driver’s license.

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Family seeks records in Tiede case
news-journal.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Marjorie Nugent’s family believes correspondence between the Panola County district attorney and the people who made a movie about the elderly woman’s killer will show a conflict of interest in the ca

Brylee Breland: 5 days until Christmas
news-journal.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Name: Brylee Breland

Trinity Episcopal School holds World Bazaar event, study
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Trinity Episcopal School held a special program recently about culture. Called World Bazaar, the event is a cross curriculum, three month project that culminated in a huge presentation on Dec. 12 at T

County honors Judge Rucker at retirement party
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:05:00 -0600
Family members, county employees and members of the local legal community came to the Midland County Courthouse on Friday to honor retiring 318th District Judge Dean Rucker.

Albertson’s, Lions Club shopping spree helps area non-profits
news-journal.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Several shoppers from area nonprofit organizations had their buggies loaded Friday for a shopping spree funded by the Longview Lions Club and Albertson’s grocery store.

Pantexans get in giving spirit
amarillo.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 02:54:48 +0000

Christmas cheer was thick in the air as families and children celebrated Friday at the Pantex Christmas Project Party at Amarillo Civic Center Complex, 401 S. Buchanan St.

“At the Christmas party, we give (families and children) nice gifts and deliver their presents (to their homes) before Christmas,” said Laura Bailey, Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC spokeswoman.

The event hosted 149 children from 58 families for an entertaining evening of games, food, music, dancing and a visit from Santa Claus.

Bailey said $40,000 was raised for the event this year.

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Marshall 4-year-old boy’s dream of becoming a police officer comes true
news-journal.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Many boys dream of becoming a police officer when they grow up, but 4-year-old Victor Garcia doesn’t have to wait.

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