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Jazz and food are a match for musician John Pizzarelli
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:15:00 -0600
Hark back to the 1980s when John Pizzarelli remembers his first West Texas Jazz Party. With all the musicians and legends, that lone party made an impression on him.

Coming soon to US: Cuba Libre, with real Cuban rum
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:29:59 UT
MIAMI (AP) — U.S. rum aficionados are abuzz over the possibility of mixing a Cuba Libre with authentic Cuban rum, now that they will be able to bring home liquor distilled in the communist nation. Relaxed limits on what licensed U.S. travelers can bring home mean that Americans will be able to enjoy small quantities of the liquor at home. [...] it's unclear what the news means for industry titan Bacardi, which was driven from its Cuba headquarters by the 1959 Castro revolution. [...] company representatives wouldn't give details when asked Thursday what, if any, plans it has if the more than 50-year-old embargo on Cuban goods ends, now that President Barack Obama is working to normalize relations with the country. Licensed U.S. travelers to Cuba will be able to bring home merchandise worth up to $400, of which $100 can be spent on alcohol and tobacco products combined. Like the rest of the eased trade, travel and currency restrictions announced Wednesday, the rum rules will take effect when official revise and publish the regulations — perhaps weeks away.

Kilgore College 80th commended in Austin
news-journal.com / Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
A resolution commemorating Kilgore College on its 80th birthday year was unanimously enrolled in the Journal of the Texas House of Representatives on Monday.

Anthony, San Elizario school board elections set for May
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:50:44 MST
Some of El Paso County's smaller school districts will have school board elections May 9, with most being uncontested races.

After more than two years, animal shelter breaks ground in Longview
news-journal.com / Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Man and beast gathered Monday to break ground on an undeveloped piece of land near Lear Park where work soon will begin to construct a new animal shelter and adoption center.

El Paso County Commissioners approve spending $200K in security equipment for Ascarate Park
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:49:00 MST
Cameras, vehicle counters and other security equipment will be installed at Ascarate Park in an effort to prevent mishandling of funds collected at the popular hangout, county leaders said Monday.

Teacher accused of anti-Muslim remarks to resign, get 3 months’ pay
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 4 Dec 2014 16:26:18 UT

A third-grade HISD teacher accused of making profane and anti-Muslim remarks on a public access television show will resign immediately and receive three months' pay under a deal approved by the school board Thursday. In online clips, Box could be heard referring to "bacon-haters," using profanity in connection with Muslims and asking, "Can't Ebola just take one for the team and take out Obama?"


Police detain ‘Django Unchained’ actress in LA
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:46:02 UT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion. Brian Lucas told KCBS-TV in a joint interview with Watts that he suspects police mistook the black actress for a prostitute because he was asking me questions like, 'Who is she? The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday that officers detained the pair after a complaint that two people were "involved in indecent exposure" in a silver Mercedes.

Amid plans to send troopers to border, DPS may poach local departments
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:25:24 MST
AUSTIN >> The Legislature is likely to add a substantial number of state troopers to the Texas-Mexico border in the coming months and the Texas Department of Public Safety is recruiting them from local police departments.

Kilgore settles on Selleck as next chief
news-journal.com / Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
The Kilgore City Council on Monday unanimously approved the appointment of Josh Selleck as the city’s new city manager.

Border Patrol tests body cameras in El Paso region
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:06:56 MST
Some U.S. Border Patrol agents in the El Paso region have been wearing body cameras to learn how the devices perform in the desert, mountains and highway checkpoints as part of a national study by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Police: Former Gregg County DA had cocaine, revolver, cash
news-journal.com / Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
A former Gregg County district attorney who was arrested last week was found with alcohol and cocaine in his vehicle, police said.

Monroe-Cranfill intersection closed in Central El Paso
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:03:36 MST
The intersection of Monroe Avenue and Cranfill Street will be closed Tuesday through Friday in Central El Paso, city officials announced Monday.

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