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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.

Kemah Boardwalk bustles with activity
mysanantonio.com / Tue, 8 Apr 2014 16:19:52 UT
Recently named one of the top 10 American Boardwalks by ForbesTraveler.com, Kemah is the ultimate place to eat, shop and play, boasting an estimated 3 million visitors annually to its half-mile-long boardwalk along the landscaped waterfront property. Throughout the year, the Kemah Boardwalk hosts special seasonal events, festivals, live entertainment and fireworks displays, most of which are free and open to the community. Additional rides include the Aviator, Jungle Bounce, Balloon Wheel, 65-foot Century Ferris wheel, 140-foot Drop Zone, Double Decker carousel, Pharaoh's Fury, the Boardwalk Tower, the Red Baron and Wipeout.

Doctor’s lawyers question police
news-journal.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Attorneys for a plastic surgeon charged with the death of a hospital pathologist who was dating the surgeon’s former girlfriend say authorities missed another potential suspect.

City of Amarillo euthanizing fewer animals
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:09:27 +0000

The city of Amarillo reported Thursday it has been euthanizing fewer animals since May.

Compared to the same time period a year earlier, the number has dropped by 15 percent, according to a news release.

One factor could be the alliance between the city’s Animal Management and Welfare Department and the Panhandle Humane Society. They are now working on operating as one unit with animals coming in to Animal Management and going out through the Humane Society.

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‘Extremely intoxicated’ driver hits cars, fences, gas meter
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:20:15 +0000

An “extremely intoxicated” 59-year-old man driving an SUV hit multiple vehicles, fences and a gas meter Thursday night before police apprehended him in a northeast Amarillo fast food restaurant parking lot, Amarillo Police Department Sgt. Jeff Hooten said.

About 7:45 p.m., police responded to a call of a drunken driver in a pewter GMC Yukon headed west on Amarillo Boulevard near North Buchanan Street.

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Thousands celebrate Halloween early at LCU trunk-or-treat fundraiser
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:41:03 +0000

Lubbock Christian University athletes celebrated Halloween early as they handed out 20,000 pieces of candy during the first-ever Make-A-Wish Trunk-or-Treat and Fall Festival.

Becca Walters, associate athletics director, estimated more than 2,000 people attended the event Thursday in the parking lot of the Cardwell Welcome Center.

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Oktoberfest kicks off demonstration project downtown
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:46:41 +0000

When Paola Muniz moved to Lubbock in 2011, she was not impressed by the city’s downtown life.

She still isn’t. But, as one of about 20 students who created an Urban Stage on the block of Avenue J between Broadway and Main Street, Muniz said she hopes to show residents the potential of a lively downtown.

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Today last chance to cast early ballot
news-journal.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Today is the last day of early voting before Tuesday’s general election.

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.


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

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.

99 busted in Houston prostitution sting
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 6 Aug 2014 18:50:00 UT

Twenty-three alleged prostitutes and 76 of their alleged customers have been arrested in a three-week sex trafficking sweep by the Harris County Sheriff's Office.


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