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Pickwick Players stage ‘War of the Worlds’
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:59:00 -0500
The Pickwick Players are adding some fright to the Halloween weekend.

More downtown streets to be closed for repairs
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Bolivar Street north of Highway 80 to Poplar Street and East Houston from Alamo Boulevard to Highway 59 will receive an asphalt overlay today and Friday.

Stolen van crashes into light pole, 2 arrested
LMTonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:48:03 -0500
A man and a woman in a vehicle that had been reported stolen crashed into a light pole Tuesday and fled the scene, Laredo police said.

Halloween calendar
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:24:15 +0000

THURSDAY

Catholic Charities of Lubbock Halloween Carnival — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Catholic Charities Office, 102 Ave. J. All ages. Free Candy. Pin the cloth on the mummy, learn the “Thriller” dance and surprises around every corner.

Boys and Girls Club “Spook House” Event — 6:30-8:30 p.m. John Wilson Branch, 3221 59th St. Ages 7-14. $3. Various activities and a haunted house. 792-2880.

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Aggravated robbery, child endangerment among grand jury indictments
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:28:50 +0000

A Lubbock County grand jury issued the following indictments Tuesday:

Aggravated robbery: Seth Roberts, 35.

Assault on a public servant: Darrell Smith, 41.

Attempted aggravated kidnapping: Jerry Graves III, 32.

Arson: Becca Gallardo, 27.

Burglary of a building: Mark Cano, 39.

Burglary of a habitation: Austin Young, 21; Joshua Portillo, 19.

Criminal mischief: Julian Ramirez, 27.

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MHS senior more than just Pink the Basin volunteer
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:04:00 -0500
Midland High School senior Chandler Hyatt admits he didn’t do a lot of community service before joining his school’s Students in Philanthropy organization.

Perry renews local drought declaration
amarillo.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:00:07 +0000

The drought might be less extreme, but it still has most of the Texas Panhandle and a hefty swath of the rest of the state wishing for rain.

The U.S. Drought Monitor website shows 34 percent of Texas is experiencing at least moderate drought conditions, compared to 43 percent one year ago.

Gov. Rick Perry renewed his drought disaster proclamation on Saturday, omitting only five Texas Panhandle counties.

He first issued the proclamation in July 2011.

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Man dies in bike accident
LMTonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:48:03 -0500
A man died Wednesday after falling from the motorcycle he was riding in Central Laredo, authorities said.

Woman arrested for suspected child abuse
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:00:00 -0500
A 41-year-old Midland woman was arrested Monday for allegedly abusing a 9-year-old boy, according to court documents.

Today in history for Thursday, Oct. 30
amarillo.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:11:14 +0000

■ On Oct. 30, 1974, Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in the eighth round of a 15-round bout in Kinshasa, Zaire, known as the “Rumble in the Jungle,” to regain his world heavyweight title.

■ In 1735, the second president of the United States, John Adams, was born in Braintree, Mass.

■ In 1921, the silent film classic “The Sheik,” starring Rudolph Valentino, premiered in Los Angeles.

■ In 1938, the radio play “The War of the Worlds,” starring Orson Welles, aired on CBS.

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Kilgore looks to update building codes
news-journal.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The city of Kilgore is floating a change in building codes that would keep it in step with Longview.

Calendar for Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
amarillo.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:10:47 +0000

Community

Women’s Philanthropy Fund luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Amarillo Civic Center Complex Grand Plaza Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission charge. 806-376-4521.

Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health Girl Power: 5 to 9 p.m. Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $15. 806-356-4617 or anna.mcvey@ttuhsc.edu.

Broadway Spotlight Series’ “Jekyll and Hyde”: 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 to $60, plus service charge. 806-378-3096 or www.panhandle
tickets.com.

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Defense attorneys: Investigators’ main witness in Sonnier homicide was involved in slaying
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:54:57 +0000

Thomas Dixon’s defense attorneys continued pursuing their theory Wednesday that the main witness in Joseph Sonnier III’s homicide case was a co-conspirator in the slaying.

Defense attorney Frank Sellers asked homicide investigators why they never vetted their main witness’s background after the confessed killer implicated him in the crime.

As Dixon’s capital murder trial entered its third day, prosecutors called more law enforcement officers and a former girlfriend of Dixon’s to the witness stand.

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