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Some East Texas schools taking stance on electronic cigarettes
news-journal.com / Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Some East Texas school districts are banning electronic cigarettes, while others don’t see a need to change policy regarding the devices.

Official: Albertsons offers cheaper, healthier options
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:30:00 -0500
Midland’s three Albertsons grocery stores are now fully operated by the United Family and officials claim customers should see some lower prices, among other changes.

Calendar for Thursday, July 24, 2014
amarillo.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:21:04 +0000

Community

“Joined at the Head”: 7:30 p.m. Amarillo College Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Tickets $7 adults, $5 seniors and AC students, faculty and staff. 806-371-5359 or www.actx.edu/theatre.

“Texas”: 8:30 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre in Palo Duro State Park. Ticket prices vary. 806-655-2181 or www.texas-show.com.

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Jason Patrick: 6 p.m. Pescaraz Italian Restaurant, 3415 Bell St. No cover. 806-350-5430.

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Sky High Sunflower
myplainview.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:07:00 -0500
Every year Elvira and David Wiggs plant about five sunflower seeds in their Garland Street backyard. The plants eventually produce seeds to feed birds, including the turtledoves that nest there. This

Sweet sales are liningcity coffers
news-journal.com / Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The newest city-operated concession stand sold enough drinks and snacks to cover its operating costs in its first month while earning thousands more than Longview’s other two stands.

New $30 million Medical Center of the Americas project to be located on El Paso city land
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:31:10 MDT
A $30 million biomedical research facility proposed for construction on part of the Jefferson High School campus last month will instead be built on city-owned property less than a mile away.

Canyon High’s FFA receives Golden Horizon Award
amarillo.com / Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:20:39 +0000

Canyon High School’s Future Farmers of America, sponsored by Jeff Klose, has for the first time received the Golden Horizon Award, ranking it the No. 1 chapter for student engagement in the Texas FFA program.

Canyon High students Rhett Bain, Jacob Bell, Tanner Bolton, Coleman Curry, Grainger Fischbacher, Georgia Hansen, Layne Jones, Colton Shaw and Bretton Strickland received Lone Star FFA degrees.

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Cook Children’s Hospital opens Midland facility
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:28:00 -0500
Cook Children’s Hospital recently opened its new Midland specialty clinic at 2500 West Illinois Ave. The clinic, which first adopted telemedicine technology a decade ago, offers cardiology, genetics,

Today in History for Thursday, July 24, 2014
amarillo.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:21:27 +0000

■ On July 24, 1974, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon had to turn over subpoenaed White House tape recordings to the Watergate special prosecutor.

■ In 1783, Latin American revolutionary Simon Bolivar was born in Caracas, Venezuela.

■ In 1862, Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States, and the first to have been born a U.S. citizen, died at age 79 in Kinderhook, N.Y., the town where he was born in 1782.

■ In 1866, Tennessee became the first state to be readmitted to the Union after the Civil War.

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Marshall man graduates from SUNY Buffalo State
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
BUFFALO, NY — Vincent Taylor of Marshall graduated from SUNY Buffalo State with a master's in multidisciplinary studies.

Auditions set for Kilgore College children’s choir
news-journal.com / Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Kilgore College is auditioning fifth- through eighth-grade students for its children’s choir.

Man allegedly uses cloned credit cards at El Paso stores
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:03:08 MDT
A man who allegedly using cloned credit cards at several El Paso stores is the focus of Crime Stoppers of El Paso's "Crime Spot" of the week.

West Texas Workforce Solutions praises legislation aimed at closing ‘skill gap’
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:07:04 +0000

It was a little overdue.

That’s what Martin Aguirre, chief executive officer of Workforce Solutions South Plains, said of Tuesday’s signing of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to help connect employees with employers.

The new federal act, which reauthorized the Workforce Investment Act that expired more than 10 years ago, was approved by the U.S. Senate on June 25 and the U.S. House on July 9 before being signed by President Barack Obama on Tuesday.

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