Prosecution: Oliva tried to sell back stolen phone in robbery
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 02 Oct 2014 01:09:28 +0000
Tara Thomas and Olivia Lewis told jurors Wednesday they were in fear for their lives when two men robbed them at gunpoint more than two years ago as they prepared to leave for a track meet in Kansas.
The two testified in the trial of Vincent Oliva, who is accused of robbing the two former Texas Tech track athletes in May 2012.
Oliva faces a first-degree-felony count of aggravated robbery in the 140th District Court. If convicted he faces a life sentence or a prison term between five to 99 years.
‘No risk right now’
While a patient in Dallas has been confirmed to have the Ebola virus, Dr. Hector Gonzalez, director of the Laredo Health Department, said Wednesday he is more concerned with influenza and enterovirus D-68.
What You Need to Know: Paul McCartney
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:16:42 +0000
Author: Poverty hurts our students
amarillo.com / Thu, 02 Oct 2014 03:15:32 +0000
Donna Beegle grew up in extreme poverty, a world where her parents constantly faced choosing between covering the cost of rent, groceries or garbage services. She got married at 15 and became pregnant at 17, but earning a GED at 26 led to college and postgraduate studies — a path that was not without its challenges.
During Texas Convening II, a local education summit, Beegle recalled a GED instructor who berated her for asking what Watergate was, an experience that left her feeling humiliated.
Today in History for Thursday, Oct. 2
amarillo.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:18:07 +0000
■ On Oct. 2, 1944, German troops crushed the 2-month-old Warsaw Uprising, during which a quarter of a million people were killed.
■ In 1780, British spy John Andre was hanged in Tappan, New York, during the Revolutionary War.
■ In 1835, the first battle of the Texas Revolution took place as American settlers fought Mexican soldiers near the Guadalupe River; the Mexicans ended up withdrawing.
■ In 1950, the comic strip “Peanuts,” created by Charles M. Schulz, was syndicated to seven newspapers.
Word of the day for Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
amarillo.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:18:44 +0000
WORD OF THE DAY
■ in ˈvi gə ˌrāt
Definition: (v) to give life and energy to something
Example: ““Her sentences march under a harsh sun that bleaches color from them but bestows a peculiar, invigorating, Pascalian clarity.”
— John Updike
The light gray sky bloomed with the neon pink as dozens of breast cancer survivors participated Wednesday night in the fourth annual “No Me Olvides” candlelight vigil at Laredo Medical Center.
Man displays gun, lands in county jail
A man landed behind bars for having a gun sticking out from the back of his pants Tuesday evening, Laredo police said.
Official busted with drugs
A local probation officer arrested over the weekend on drug possession charges has been suspended without pay, according to the Community Supervision and Corrections Department.
Tip leads to drug house bust
An anonymous tip led police to discover a large load of methamphetamine inside a South Laredo drug house, which had a shrine for Santa Muerte, police said.
Poll: Greg Abbott leads Wendy Davis by 9 points
amarillo.com / Thu, 02 Oct 2014 03:15:46 +0000
Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott leads Democratic opponent Wendy Davis by 9 percentage points, 49 percent to 40 percent, according to the latest Texas Lyceum poll, released Wednesday.
The poll showed Davis, a state senator from Fort Worth, held a “clear lead” among Hispanics, by 36 points, and African-
Volunteer Center announces Cornucopia honorees
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 02 Oct 2014 05:20:50 +0000
The Volunteer Center of Lubbock will honor community volunteers at its 18th annual Cornucopia Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Lubbock Country Club:
■ Individual Commitment — Keri Powell.
■ Young Adult — David Abercia.
■ College Category — Elizabeth Roesler.
■ Youth — Catherine Latour.
■ Family — The Ragsdale family.
■ Business — Lowe’s Heroes.
■ Volunteer Coordinator — Michael Goen.
■ Education — Lubbock ISD Foundation for Excellence.
■ Arts — Tatum Lowe & Victoria Timmons.
Calendar for Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
amarillo.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:18:55 +0000
Yvonne Perea: 6 p.m. Pescaraz Italian Restaurant, 3415 Bell St. No cover. 806-350-5430.
Alex Henderson: 6 p.m. I Don’t Know Sports Bar & Grill, 1301 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-7985.
Live music: 6:30 p.m. Bracero’s Bar & Grill, 2822 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-220-2395.
Mike Fuller: 6:30 p.m. Fire Slice Pizzeria, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave. No cover. 806-331-2232.
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