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Businesses benefit from yet another tournament
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:23:32 +0000

If you build it, they will come ­— again.

It seems like only yesterday Lubbock was hosting the 2014 PONY Fast Pitch World Series, which was expected to add $2.7 million — mostly from nonresidents — to the Lubbock economy.

Now, only two weeks later, Lubbock is home to a different group of sports fans. The Premier Baseball Sophomore Championships are going on through Sunday.

The games are being played throughout the city, including the fields at Texas Tech and Lubbock Christian University, as well as various high school baseball fields.

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Socorro police chief says evidence still being analyzed in SISD abuse investigation
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:57:30 MDT
Socorro Police Chief Carlos Maldonado said evidence in the case of a boy who was allegedly sexually assaulted at school is being analyzed — not hidden.

Scholarship funds gifted
LMTonline.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:12:55 -0500
Texas A&M International University and Laredo Community College were each awarded a $100,000 check for their scholarship endowments during a ceremony Wednesday morning.

Military Veteran Peer Network a place where people understand
myplainview.com / Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:18:00 -0500
The people that can best support troops and their loved ones are those that have a connection with them, either through their own military service or by having someone in their life that served in the

Lubbock attorney praised for commitment to children
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:27:17 +0000

Attorney praised for work with children

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott recently recognized a local attorney for his commitment to Texas children.

Ronald Meadows, an assistant attorney general in the Child Support Division’s Lubbock office, was named Assistant Attorney General of the Year for the Child Support Division’s Lubbock region, which covers 86 counties.

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Area Methodist churches unite again for annual rummage sale
news-journal.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
About 60 students at Asbury House Child Enrichment Center may gain an educational head start Friday thanks to proceeds from china plates, vinyl records, used furniture and other items.

Burglars break into Nolan Richardson Recreation Center in Northeast El Paso
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:40:52 MDT
Police detectives are trying to identify two young men who earlier this month broke into the Nolan Richardson Recreation Center. The case is Crime Stoppers of El Paso's Crime of the Week.

Hazmat truck rolls over, spills big load
LMTonline.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:12:55 -0500
A tractor-trailer carrying hazardous materials rolled over Wednesday morning in North Laredo.

Gregg County commissioners approve spending $433,000 to build road at airport
news-journal.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Gregg County commissioners agreed Wednesday to spend $433,000 in leveraging a $4.4 million federal grant to build an airport road so vehicles don’t have to cross runways.

Man gets prison for shooting
LMTonline.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:12:55 -0500
A man connected to a shooting that happened in May 2012 off Mines Road was sentenced Wednesday in the 111th District Court to four years in prison.

Ex-IRS official called conservatives ‘crazies
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:28:00 -0500
WASHINGTON — A former IRS official at the center of the agency's tea party controversy referred to some right-wing Republicans as "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday.

Tractor-trailer catches fire north of Amarillo
amarillo.com / Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:35:25 +0000

A tractor-trailer hauling flammable materials caught fire Wednesday north of Amarillo, authorities said.

About 6:30 a.m., Potter County firefighters responded to a report of a tractor-trailer on fire near the Givens Avenue exit on U.S. Highway 287, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers said.

The driver was headed south when he noticed smoke and pulled over to investigate. Most of the flames had been extinguished before firefighters arrived, but authorities took extra caution due to the material on board.

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Word of the day for Thursday, July 31, 2014
amarillo.com / Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:55:33 +0000



■ pro·to·mar·tyr

■ ˈprō tō mär tər

Definition: (n) The earliest victim in any cause.

Example: The protomartyr’s cause fueled the revolution.

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