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3 issues critical in animal control report
amarillo.com / Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:06:42 +0000

An assessment released Monday identified the housing of cats, dealing with wild cats and data management as issues that need to be addressed at the city’s Animal Management & Welfare Department.

“Besides the implementation of shelter specific software, feline housing is the most pressing issue for the AAMW to address and should be considered an emergency need,” said the report by the Target Zero Institute.

Animal Management currently houses cats in banks of small cages. The report recommends distances of at least two feet between food, rest space and litter boxes.

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Hurricane could bring more rain to Midland
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:29:00 -0500
The National Weather Service reported a 40 percent chance of Hurricane Odile, which hammered Mexico's Baja California Peninsula overnight, turning into a rainmaker for Midland.

Walk out of Darkness for suicide prevention Sunday
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:31:03 +0000

The Lubbock Out of the Darkness Community Walk for suicide prevention will be Sunday at Mackenzie Park.

Online registration is currently underway at afsp.donordrive.com.

Individual participants that raise more than $150 will be eligible for a T-shirt.

Check in time will be from 1-1:30 p.m. and registration cutoff will be at 1 p.m. the Friday before the event.

For additional information about the walk, visit the event website, call 608-332-6069 or email afsplbk@gmail.com.

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Report gives Texas a ‘D’ in K-12 education
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:31:00 -0500
Texas schools aren’t bringing home any refrigerator-worthy report cards, according to the 2014 Leaders and Laggards report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

UPDATE: Police investigate gas station armed robbery
amarillo.com / Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:59:31 +0000

Amarillo police are investigating a Monday night armed robbery at a Canyon Drive gas station and a personal robbery nearby.
At 11:52 p.m., police responded to Murphy USA, 4209 Canyon Drive, where a black man wearing a white plastic mask and dark clothes threatened employees with a gun, Sgt. Louis Sanchez said.
The man fled south on foot from the gas station. Gas station employees declined to comment.

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Mayor to keynote next PHEAT meeting
myplainview.com / Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:00:00 -0500
Plainview Mayor Wendell Dunlap is scheduled to be keynote speaker at the nest Plainview Hale Community Alliance Together (PHEAT).

Grief support group offers monthly meeting
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:26:54 +0000

Crown Point Hospice will offer support groups once a month through 2014 for people suffering from grief.

Meetings will be held the second Tuesday of the month from 6-7 p.m. at the Crown Point Health Suites Event Center, 6640 Iola Ave.

Group meetings will be led by Terry W. Jones, senior chaplain at the facility.

Meeting dates are scheduled for Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9.

For additional information, call Jones at 797-8099 or visit www.crownpointhealth.com.

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Former governor to speak at Davidson meeting
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Former Texas Governor Mark White will be the speaker at the annual fall meeting of the Davidson Foundation held at the Josephine Davidson Memorial Chapel situated on Davidson Road at the center of the

Step Out for diabetes Sept. 27
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:28:32 +0000

The 21st Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, sponsored by the local chapter of the American Diabetes Association, will be Sept. 27.

The event is the biggest fundraiser for ADA.

To register or get more information for the walk, visit www.diabetes.org/stepoutlubbock.

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Heart Walk scheduled for September 20
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:31:57 +0000

Teams of walkers are currently being accepted to participate in the 2014 Lubbock Heart Walk on Saturday.

Participants will gather at Texas Tech’s Frazier Alumni Pavilion, near the southwest corner of Jones AT&T Stadium, at 9 a.m. to walk and raise awareness and funds for the American Heart Association.

The course is three miles.

Event activities include a health expo, entertainment, activities for kids and more.

Participation is free.

People who raise more than $100 before the event will be awarded an official 2014 Heart Walk T-shirt.

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Quarterback S.A.C.K. fundraiser underway
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:33:20 +0000

The annual Quarterback S.A.C.K. fundraiser sponsored by the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Southwest is now underway.

Any time a Texas Tech Red Raider football player sacks the opposing team’s quarterback, participants in the fundraiser will donate money to the RMDH to Support And Comfort Kids.

Donations can be made at www.rmhcsouthwest.com/qbsack.

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Glowing and splashing down Broadway
myplainview.com / Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:23:00 -0500
Plainview’s historic downtown will be glowing Oct. 9 as the “Night’s Brightest 5K” will clatter through the brick streets with the UV Splash Color Dash. All proceeds from the run will go to benefit th

ETBU requires chapel attendance
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Chapel services at East Texas Baptist University have long been a requirement for undergraduate students pursuing their degrees.

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