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12 officers graduate police academy, join Lubbock police force
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:04:42 +0000

Standing beside 11 other uniformed men, Christopher Kiss lifted his right hand beside his shoulder and swore to faithfully execute the duties of a Lubbock Police Department officer to the best of his ability.

“It was the culmination of 24 long, hard weeks that we finally get to go out there and do what we’ve been trained to do,” said Kiss, who starts his first day as an LPD officer Saturday. “We all learned valuable lessons and we’re all that much better prepared to go out there.”

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City of El Paso ballpark emails case may head to Texas Supreme Court
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:22:33 MST
AUSTIN – In a sign that the Texas Supreme Court might take up a case involving emails regarding the Downtown ballpark, the court on Friday ordered lawyers for both sides to file written briefs in the case.

Duck Dynasty’s Jep Robertson speaks to ETBU students
news-journal.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:53:00 -0600
MARSHALL— After weeks of speculation on who was going to be the special guest to speak in Chapel at East Texas Baptist University, the students, faculty, and staff welcomed Jep Robertson of A&E’s

Diocese officials reschedule groundbreaking
amarillo.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:18:56 +0000

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Amarillo has rescheduled a groundbreaking for its new pastoral center for 11 a.m. March 7 at 4502 N.E. 24th Ave. due to this weekend’s expected inclement weather.

The new center will replace the current diocese headquarters at 1800 N. Spring St., which was built in 1954.

The groundbreaking was initially scheduled for today.


  Aryan leader ‘Stainless’ gets longer sentence
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 31 Aug 2012 16:41:22 UT
A Texas prison gang general already serving life in prison gets 87 more months for attack to discipline a member.

Downtown LIVE! announces April lineup
news-journal.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:55:00 -0600
Downtown LIVE! returns to Heritage Plaza in April with a lineup of familiar faces.

Late filing frenzy fills up City Council ballot
amarillo.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:38:11 +0000

The week closed with the city’s May 9 ballot holding challengers for all incumbents as late filers rounded out the field.

There are two crowded races with five candidates in each.

Friday saw several applications for places on the ballot, including V. Brandon Smith, a 39-year-old maintenance manager, who stepped up for Place 3. That position is held by retired banker Lilia Escajeda, 71, who is also being challenged by Mariah Strong-Woods, a 47-year-old menu consultant and designer.

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UTEP men’s basketball: Miners face Southern Miss without coach
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:57:53 MST
UTEP coach Tim Floyd will miss his homecoming game tonight when the Miners meet Southern Miss in Hattiesburg.

El Paso Children’s Hospital names Mark Herbers new CEO
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:07:54 MST
El Paso Children's Hospital on Friday named Mark Herbers as its new chief executive officer.

Former Texas officer indicted in child porn case
mysanantonio.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:46:20 UT
BRYAN, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas grand jury has indicted a former reserve police officer who authorities say had child pornography on his cellphone. A Brazos County grand jury on Thursday found there is enough evidence to charge the former Bryan Police Department officer.

SolarCity gets $300 million from Google to finance solar installations, including in El Paso
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:58:54 MST
Google has committed $300 million to a new solar-panel financing fund created by SolarCity, officials with SolarCity reported Thursday.


Deadline passes for Children’s Hospital to accept UMC proposal
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:11:43 MST
The deadline for El Paso Children's Hospital to accept a possible take over by University Medical Center passed today, and UMC officials said they will stop offering services to Children's Hospital next month.

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