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County officials to address redistricting of voting precincts
wacotrib.com / Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:01:00 -0500
McLennan County commissioners will discuss redistricting voting precincts Tuesday, a move that officials say will not affect who residents are able to vote for.

1D, Katy Perry win big at American Music Awards
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:18:43 UT

Perry won three honors as well, including single of the year for No. 1 hit "Dark Horse," favorite female artist — pop/rock and favorite artist — adult contemporary. Breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea, who was the top nominee with six, won favorite album — rap/hip-hop for "The New Classic" and favorite artist — rap/hip-hop, taking down rap heavyweights Eminem and Drake. Taylor Swift kicked off the AMAs as a mad woman and man eater by feeding a boy a poisonous apple, holding burning roses and giving crazy eyes during a performance of her song about her dating life. "To the fans who went out and bought over a million copies of my last three albums, what you did by going out and investing in music and albums is you're saying you believe in the same thing I believe in — that music is valuable and that music should be consumed in albums and albums should be consumed as art and appreciated," said Swift, who recently removed her music from streaming service Spotify. Beyonce, who didn't attend, won favorite female artist — soul/R&B and favorite album — soul/R&B for her self-titled effort. Carrie Underwood was named favorite female artist — country and the soundtrack for "Frozen," the year's top-selling album, won top soundtrack.

China up, Europe down after Wall Street gains
wacotrib.com / Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:54:32 -0500
BEIJING (AP) — China's stock benchmark rose Monday while ones in Japan and Europe fell as investors looked ahead to Apple results and this week's U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.

Tornillo water cleared as safe for drinking without boiling
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:54:23 MDT
Customers of the Tornillo water district can now drink their water without having to boil it first, officials said Sunday.

Ellis, Barea keep Mavs alive with 121-109 win over Rockets
wacotrib.com / Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:26:28 -0500
DALLAS (AP) — J.J. Barea last started a playoff game when he helped boost Dallas' run to a championship four years ago. Al-Farouq Aminu had never been on the floor for the opening tip in a postseason

Capps disputes Grisham comments
tdtnews.com / Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:00:00 -0500
Well, C.J. Grisham is still at it, distorting facts, spewing half-truths and innuendo and hiding behind the Boy Scouts to further his own personal agenda and lining his pockets with money.

Hundreds of German cinemas refuse to show ‘Avengers’ film
wacotrib.com / Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:51:38 -0500
BERLIN (AP) — Several hundred movie theaters in Germany have refused to screen the new "Avengers" film in a dispute over rental fees with Disney.

Backroads: Life interrupted by dam construction
tdtnews.com / Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:14:00 -0500
All Webb Doss wanted was to hunt squirrels in peace and keep away from pesky rattlers.But in June 1952, construction crews were digging the Belton Dam and making plans to flood the area for Lake Belto

Tsarnaev’s life on line as defense argues against execution
wacotrib.com / Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:16:54 -0500
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's life is on the line as his lawyers return to federal court to make their case that he should be spared the death penalty.

Fire crews battle blaze at East Side Motel 6
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:22:33 MDT
El Paso Fire Department crews are battling a fire at Motel 6 on the East Side, department officials said on Twitter.

Man dies after jumping from bridge into Brazos
wacotrib.com / Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:01:00 -0500
A man died when he drove alone onto the Herring Avenue bridge headed east over the Brazos River, parked his car and apparently jumped off, Waco police said Sunday evening.

NL teams experimenting with pitchers hitting 8th
wacotrib.com / Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:23:57 -0500
Amid a testy start to the season — looking at you, Bryan Price; also you, Royals, White Sox and Athletics — comes a bit of managerial creativity sure to put a smile on the face of any innovative Strat

Early voting begins for school, city elections
wacotrib.com / Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:01:00 -0500
Early voting begins Monday for the May 9 school and city elections in Waco and surrounding communities.

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