Strut for the Mutts set for Saturday
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:09:20 +0000
The annual Strut for the Mutts event will be held Saturday at Higginbotham Park to benefit the Haven Animal Care Shelter.
Registration for the 5K begins at 7:30 a.m. and the run starts at 8:30 a.m., while registration for the 1.5-mile walk begins at 8:30 a.m. with the walk starting at 10 a.m. The cost to participate is $20 — children under age 12 get to strut for free — and includes a free T-shirt for humans and a free bandana for their canine counterparts. Participants are invited to bring their own dogs or walk one of the Haven’s adoptable pets.
‘Time to celebrate life’
Pastor Vandell Smith looked up, kissed his fingers and pointed up to the only reason he said family and friends of Army Staff Sgt. Sederick Syntell Hill could find peace amidst their tragedy.
Defying gravity, beating the odds
Ten-year-old Maggie Branch of Kilgore does not remember her first plane ride as an infant, but Saturday, she traded her wheelchair for a co-pilot spot.
Mystery Texas baton twirlers baffle state archivists
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 26 Jun 2014 19:31:00 UT
Do you know these twirlers?
A mystery video showing some of the state's most talented baton twirlers has emerged and archivists want your help to try and identify them.
The 1950s footage was found in a collection at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, so far all that is known about is that it was filmed at an apparent baton twirling summer camp known as "Ranch-O-Twirl."
Associate: Tommy Ramone, last of the Ramones, dies
mysanantonio.com / Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:47:56 UT
The band influenced a generation of rockers, and their hit songs "I Wanna Be Sedated," and "Blitzkrieg Bop," among others, earned them an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. Clad in leather jackets and long black mops of hair, the group of motley misfits started out in legendary New York clubs like CBGB and Max's Kansas City, where they blasted their rapid-fire songs. Since its debut album in 1976, the band struggled for commercial success, but they left a formidable imprint on the rock genre. The Ramones' best-known songs reflected their twisted teen years in Queens: Beat on the Brat, ''Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue, ''Teenage Lobotomy, ''Sheena Is a Punk Rocker.
Jeans n’ Classics draws community downtown
Music, high energy, dancing, excitement, anticipation and a hint of sadness filled downtown Marshall all day Saturday during the eighth annual Jeans n’ Classics outdoor concert.
Hunters not impressed with duck blind reprieve
A one-year extension on how long duck blinds will be allowed in state-owned hunting grounds at Caddo Lake did not bag any friends for the state agency chief who announced it.
District hires help for math scores
Longview ISD has hired two math consultants to help the district’s elementary, middle and high school campuses improve state test scores.
Dozens come out for teddy bear clinic
Dozens of stuffed teddy bears received stitches, casts and bandages as they were taken care of by doctors and nurse practitioners at the first ever Teddy Bear Clinic at HealthCARE Express.
Fair has impact on community
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:16:24 +0000
The rides, guilty-pleasure foods, entertainment or maybe just people-watching are a few of the reasons people attend the Panhandle-South Plains Fair.
But whatever the reason, the thousands of people that go to the fair have a significant economic impact on the city of Lubbock.
The economic impact of the State Fair of Texas, Inc. is estimated to be more than $600 million on the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and although Lubbock’s fair isn’t nearly as big of an attraction, it shows a glimpse of that.
Kilgore school board to consider sidewalk improvements
Kilgore ISD trustees plan to consider improving pedestrian access to one of district’s newest campuses when they meet at 6 p.m. Monday.
Tatum sets ribbon cutting for new elementary school
Tatum ISD officials are inviting members of the community to attend a ribbon cutting and open house Monday for the district’s new elementary school.
Food bank needs votes for grant
Thousands of children, families and elderly individuals in Harrison and Marion counties have East Texas Food Bank and its 200 partners to thank for their meals.
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