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Hispanic Heritage Month profile: Manny Perez
amarillo.com / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:49:03 +0000

Editor’s note: This is a feature in a series profiling some of Amarillo’s prominent leaders in the Hispanic community. Amarillo Globe-News will publish one story each day through Oct. 15 as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Many words have been used to describe former boxing champion and Potter County Commissioner Manny Perez Villasenor, but many people would agree that he was extremely passionate about serving his community.

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Voter registration day set
amarillo.com / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:01:31 +0000

Tuesday is the first National Voter Registration Day, and the Potter County Election Administrator’s office will hold an event in the Santa Fe Building to register voters.

The event will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the building’s lobby, according to a news release.

Randall County will be operating as usual.

“We’re not doing anything special, but you can register online or call us, and we will mail an application if you don’t want to come to our office in Canyon,” Randall County Election Administrator Shannon Lackey said.

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$45M North Hills Crossing shopping center breaks ground
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:31:40 MDT
The 250,000 square-foot, 45 million North Hills Crossing shopping center will be at Martin Luther King and U.S. Highway 54 in Northeast El Paso.
›› Photos: North Hills Crossing breaks ground

Jail escapee found in Hereford
amarillo.com / Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:58:26 +0000

Officials said a man who escaped from Deaf Smith County Jail was found two days after he escaped.

George Contreras Jr., 23, escaped about 2 a.m. Thursday during the regular course of cleaning duties in the lobby.

He was discovered Saturday by Deaf Smith County deputies and officers from The Hereford Police Department at an address in Hereford.

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Today in history for Monday, Sept. 22, 2014
amarillo.com / Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:04:24 +0000

■ On Sept. 22, 1776, during the Revolutionary War, Capt. Nathan Hale, 21, was hanged as a spy by the British in New York.

■ In 1761, Britain’s King George III and his wife, Charlotte, were crowned in Westminster Abbey.

■ In 1792, the French Republic was proclaimed.

■ In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of Jan. 1, 1863.

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Sprint car driver Scott Semmelmann killed in Wisconsin
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:00:04 MDT
BEAVER DAM, Wis. (AP) - Sprint car driver Scott Semmelmann was killed in a wreck during practice for a race Saturday night at Beaver Dam Raceway.

Shooting for the stars: 11-year-old Fort Bliss boy develops exhibit for Exploreum
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:35:59 MDT
An 11-year-old boy at Fort Bliss wants to take you to outer space.

First at MRT.com ... Weekend rains raise Lake Thomas from 2.5 to 26.1 percent full
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:09:00 -0500
NWS: Midland Airport receives 2.52 inches of rain Sunday; Midland International 0.03 of an inch

Our View: Stories this past week offer reminders of how sky is the limit
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:00:00 -0500
The top headlines on 1A in Thursday’s and Friday’s editions of the Reporter-Telegram provide an interesting comparison between lines of thinking in Midland.

Lubbock, South Plains roadways flooding as heavy rains continue
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:05:29 +0000

GAIL — Sixteen-year-old Jayton Lewis has never seen his hometown so wet.

“We had a river running through our front yard. We thought about tubing,” the Borden County Coyote football player said.

Borden County received nearly 11 inches of rainfall Saturday. On Sunday, drops were still falling.

“We’ve lived here 17 years, and this is definitely the most I’ve seen. It’s crazy,” said fellow Gail resident Kristi Newborough.

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Renovations, new businesses breath life into near-downtown area in Longview
news-journal.com / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
When Tracy Lollar first stepped into the vacant building at 500 E. Methvin St., she knew it would be the home of her salon.

Fishermen oblivious as hotel guests cry “Shark!”
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 4 Sep 2014 15:14:00 UT

A couple of early morning waders looking for a catch in the Gulf of Mexico have become an internet sensation after onlookers video'd them standing innocently by as a hammerhead shark swam right towards them.


Thousands march in NYC, around globe over climate
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:11:07 MDT
NEW YORK (AP) - Accompanied by drumbeats, wearing costumes and carrying signs, thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan and other cities around the world on Sunday to urge policy makers to take action on climate change.

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