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Petition to remove JP filed
LMTonline.com / Wed, 1 Oct 2014 01:05:46 -0500
Webb County filed a petition Tuesday in the 341st District Court to remove Justice of the Peace Ricardo Rangel from office.

Enrollment at PISD holding steady 10-01-14
myplainview.com / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:42:00 -0500
Enrollment throughout Plainview public schools is holding steady, with the number of students down just 17 from the same time last year.

Education in Brief for Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:09:00 -0500
Midland ISD sixth-graders will experience the sound of secondary band during the annual MISD Marching Festival, set for Oct. 8, at Grande Communications Stadium.

Animal shelter renovations to reduce illness, noise
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:34:00 -0500
The city of Midland Animal Services shelter will be undergoing improvements over the next six months to its kennel area to reduce the spread of illnesses and the noise level.

Word of the day for Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
amarillo.com / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:20:48 +0000

WORD OF THE DAY

unction

■ unc·tion

■ əŋk shən

Definition: (n) the act of anointing as a rite of consecration or healing

Example: “In days gone by, we were afraid of dying in dishonor or a state of sin. Nowadays, we are afraid of dying fools. Now the fact is that there is no extreme unction to absolve us of foolishness.”

— Jean Baudrillard


Education experts to host conference
amarillo.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:32:16 +0000

The former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education and other leaders in the field will speak today and Thursday at an event hosted by Xcel, Amarillo Area Foundation and the No Limits No Excuses program in Amarillo.

Speakers include Tom Luce, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education; Texas Tech Chancellor Sen. Robert Duncan; state Sen. Kel Seliger and state Reps. Ken King, Four Price and John Smithee.

Topics will include recent education-related legislation, postsecondary success and the relationship between education and a living wage.

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Race for the Cure celebrates 20 years
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:31:29 +0000

When Kay Young’s friend gave a speech for a fundraiser that Young and her husband were hosting, she never dreamed she’d end up illustrating a statistic.

The friend was a breast cancer survivor, sharing her story for an American Cancer Society fundraiser, Young said.

“She said one in eight women will have breast cancer,” Young, this year’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure chair, recalled during an interview with A-J Media. “Me.”

That was in August 2008.

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Robnett credits MISD education for his successes
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:42:00 -0500
If attorney Jeff Robnett had a slogan for his campaign to be elected to Midland ISD’s board of trustees, it would be, “I am MISD.”

Teachers don’t have to be perfect; they need to be themselves
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:06:00 -0500
During the school year, it feels like pressure surrounds a teacher 24 hours a day.

Beilue: Locals enthralled with Sir Paul ready for Lubbock concert
amarillo.com / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:26:06 +0000

Josie Esparza was 13 years old in 1964, riding a school bus near Hart and writing Beatles lyrics in a spiral notebook. George Deahl was 7 when he was allowed to skip old-fashioned Training Union on a Sunday church night in Clarksville, Miss., on Feb. 9, 1964, to watch the Fab Four burst on the nation’s consciousness on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

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Marshall student battles cancer
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A teenager at age 17 should be concentrating on typical teenage things — school, sports and hanging out with friends.

Breast cancer survivor: Early detection is key
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:45:00 -0500
With a focus on education, awareness and regular check-ups, local organizations such as the Basin Breast Cancer Coalition and Pink the Basin will work to spread the message. 

Man charged with murder in woman’s death
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:57:00 -0500
The 38-year-old man who is a suspect in the death of a Midland woman was arrested near Fort Worth on Tuesday night and has been charged with first-degree murder.

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