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Mexico nabs No. 2 in Beltran-Leyva gang
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:23:14 UT
The head of Mexico's federal police, Monte Alejandro Rubido, said suspect Arnoldo Villa Sanchez was arrested Tuesday, in an upscale Mexico City neighborhood along with another man, two guns and several packages of synthetic drugs. There have long been complaints that private security firms that provide guard and bodyguard services in Mexico, are often poorly regulated and infiltrated by criminal elements.

WT finance program among top 10, magazine says
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:22:32 +0000

Among the likes of
Columbia and Brandeis universities, The Financial Engineer magazine ranked West Texas A&M University’s Master of Science in finance and economics No. 10 in its
2015 ranking of economics and finance graduate programs.

“It is rewarding to be recognized among our peers for the excellence of our program, our faculty and our student outcomes,” said Neil Terry, dean of the College of Business.

“This recognition is one of many recent external confirmations of the university’s rising prominence.”

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Longview continues to pay high price for 2011 tree damage
news-journal.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The city of Longview is still feeling the effects of the 2011 drought and was forced to cut down more than 200 dead or dying trees during the last fiscal year.

Beilue: Amarillo’s best running back leads a quiet life
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:03:04 +0000

The best running back to ever come from Amarillo could walk — or, in this case, hobble — down almost any street in the city, or through Westgate Mall on a busy Saturday afternoon, and 99 out of 100 people would not recognize him. It might be 100 out of 100.

The man who had the best individual performance in the 55-year history of the Amarillo High-Tascosa rivalry will not be at tonight’s much-anticipated clash. No, he will be caring for four mentally impaired adults and listening to the game on the radio.

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DPS offers tips for safe Halloween
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:01:47 +0000

As the streets begin to fill with tiny goblins, ghosts and ghouls, the Texas Department of Public Safety has a few tips to keep kids safe on Halloween.

Drivers should eliminate distractions, slow down and not drink and drive. Those in costume should avoid toy guns and knives, as they can be mistaken for the real thing; wear light colors or reflective material and consider face paint instead of a mask that could hinder vision.

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Man arrested for possessing meth, pot
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:23:00 -0500
A man was arrested in Midland County for allegedly possessing more than 72 grams of illegal drugs.


Ex-husband of missing Kilgore woman arrested on separate charge
news-journal.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A Harrison County man, who is a person of interest in the disappearance of his ex-wife in Kilgore, was arrested Thursday at his home outside Hallsville in what authorities say is an unrelated case.

Hallsville Intermediate School receives $4,580 from drive
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Patterson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Marshall helped raise $4,580 in funding for Hallsville Intermediate School with Chrysler’s “Drive for the Kids” program.

Jefferson Strutter of Week
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
If you ask Tammara Smith, 17, the daughter of Teresa Webb and Teddy Smith, what she liked the most about being a member of the Jefferson High School drill team, the Strutters, she would say, “The bond

Thousands celebrate Halloween early at LCU trunk-or-treat fundraiser
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:41:03 +0000

Lubbock Christian University athletes celebrated Halloween early as they handed out 20,000 pieces of candy during the first-ever Make-A-Wish Trunk-or-Treat and Fall Festival.

Becca Walters, associate athletics director, estimated more than 2,000 people attended the event Thursday in the parking lot of the Cardwell Welcome Center.

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