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WECC kids get field day training at ETBU
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
There was a lot of running, jumping, pedaling and smiling going on Friday at Keys Gymnasium on the East Texas Baptist University campus, as more than a 100 pre-kindergartners and a dozen ETBU students

Local 4-H group collects food
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Every year, all the 4-H members in the state of Texas come together for one day in October to give back to their communities. This annual event is called One Day 4-H.

Seminole holding alcohol-sales election
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:42:48 +0000

SEMINOLE — Seminole is holding a wet-dry election. Again.

Five years after a Gaines County election item regarding legal sales of alcoholic beverages failed at the ballot box, supporters are giving the option another try.

This time, the proposal is at the city level. It asks voters to approve or reject “the retail sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption.” That means those beverages could be sold at stores, but not bars or restaurants.

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East Texas educator named teacher of the year
news-journal.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A sixth-grade English teacher in Lindale ISD was named the state’s elementary teacher of the year Friday.

Greg Abbott, Chuck Norris urge East Texans to ‘get out and vote’
news-journal.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
TYLER — Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott told a Tyler audience Friday his election is an opportunity to put East Texas values in the governor’s mansion.

Entryways, housing options to up quality of life
news-journal.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
As the first 700 of nearly 2,500 Comprehensive Plan survey responses streamed in, nearly seven in 10 residents said they were satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of life in Longview.

Calendar for Saturday Oct. 25, 2014
amarillo.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:17:11 +0000

Entertainment

The Foxfire Experiment: 5 p.m. Amarillo Hut, 4201 Bushland Blvd. No cover. 806-576-3400.

Live music: 7 p.m. The Big Texan Steak Ranch Beer Garden, 7701 E. Interstate 40. No cover. 806-372-6000.

Kickshikers Band: 7 p.m VFW Post 1475, 1401 W. Eighth Ave. Cover. 806-373-3521.

Jon Brooks: 7:30 p.m. Part of High Plains Public Radio’s Living Room Concerts series. Fibonacci Space, 3306 S.W. Sixth Ave. Suggested $10 donation. music@hppr.org.

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Today in history, Saturday, Oct. 25
amarillo.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:17:34 +0000

■ On Oct. 25, 1954, a meeting of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Cabinet was broadcast live on radio and television; during the session, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, just returned from Europe, reported on agreements signed in Paris on the future of West Germany. (To date, it’s the only presidential Cabinet meeting to be carried on radio and TV.)

■ In 1760, Britain’s King George III succeeded his late grandfather, George II.

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  Houston City Hall will be teal next week
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 31 Aug 2012 17:59:19 UT
Editor’s note: Today’s guest post comes from Lu Quast, a lawyer, educator and cancer activist, in honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Early detection of ovarian cancer can be extremely difficult. If you’re a woman, or there’s a woman you love in your life, you’ll want to know about this. Read on: Check out the lights on Houston City Hall this week. They’re a beautiful color of teal! They’ll remain teal for the entire week first of September, so look at them now. Check out televised sessions of City Council, too, and you’ll see some of its members wearing teal on September 7th, National Wear Teal Day. Why all the [...]

Candy and controversy: Is Halloween anti-Christian?
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:46:26 +0000

Ghosts, goblins and demons roam the streets, looking for souls to steal and a mini candy bar or two to collect.

Harmless fun or Satanic and dangerous?

Not all Christians are in unison.

“Many individuals think that Halloween’s just fun, but it’s rooted in something that’s not fun and points to death,” said Tory Hill.

Hill and her husband, Greg, believe Halloween and its customs violate their Christian beliefs. Every year, the Brownfield couple essentially ignore the late-October holiday.

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3-month-old dies while in dad’s care
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 31 Aug 2012 17:18:12 UT

Police were awaiting autopsy results for a 3-month-old boy who died after his father found him unresponsive at a home late Thursday night. Police said the infant was fed by bottle and then put to bed at about 11 p.m. About 15 minutes later the boy's father woke up and reported he found the infant cold to the touch and unresponsive.


Vets, visitors flock to Normandy to remember D-Day
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 5 Jun 2014 12:01:19 UT
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Ceremonies to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day are drawing thousands of visitors to the cemeteries, beaches and stone-walled villages of Normandy this week, including some of the few remaining survivors of the largest sea-borne invasion ever mounted. World leaders and dignitaries including President Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II will gather to honor the more than 150,000 American, British, Canadian and other Allied D-Day veterans who risked and gave their lives to defeat Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.

Marshall boy assaulted at bus stop
news-journal.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A 10-year-old Marshall boy is at Dallas Children Medical Center after being assaulted Friday at a bus stop by another student, who is in police custody.

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