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Calendar for Wednesday, July 30, 2014
amarillo.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:45:42 +0000


“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

Sunsets, Wildflowers and Wine: 7 p.m. Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, 2301 N. Soncy Road. Admission $3 adults, $2 children and seniors, free for members. 806-352-6007 or www.wildcatbluff.org.


Old Tascosa Cycling Club ride: 6:30 p.m. Gander Mountain, 10300 W. Interstate 40. 806-223-8328 or www.oldtascosacycling.com.

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4-H Dog Club trying to grow presence in Midland
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:41:00 -0500
When Greenwood resident Marnie Wortham was a teenager, she showed dogs through the Midland County 4-H Dog Club, often traveling to shows with her dad to compete.

Texas: Gay-marriage ban best for children
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:46:00 -0500
DALLAS — Texas' ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in "stable, lasting relationships," the state's attorney general argued Tuesday while asking a

Crime Stoppers offering reward in Salas death
myplainview.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:32:00 -0500
Plainview Hale County Crime Stoppers is offering a $500 reward for information that will help Plainview police locate a silver colored semi-truck tractor seen leaving Country Legends, 1301 W. Fifth, a

Amarillo City Council considers property tax hikes
amarillo.com / Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:05:39 +0000

The city of Amarillo is about to start hearings on the proposed budget for 2014-15, and Amarillo City Council members got a preview at their Tuesday meeting of what they’ll be working with along with updates on refugees and interstate rights of way.

After considering an estimated 3 percent growth in sales taxes during the next fiscal year and taxable property increases from new buildings, the budget proposal will include a half-cent property tax increase.

The current rate is 34 cents per $100 of taxable property value after a 2-cent increase last year.

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Special Education PTSA forms in Midland
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:40:00 -0500
Parents of children with special needs now have another group they can turn to for support and a voice.

4 indicted for January aggravated kidnapping
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:07:27 +0000

Four people were indicted Tuesday in a kidnapping plot, allegedly orchestrated by a man arrested in May for soliciting the murder of a sheriff’s deputy.

A Lubbock County grand jury charged Jaime Ernest “Worm” Alvarez, 31; Miguel Ponce, 27; Fabian “Pampers” Zambrano, 22; and Erica Guerra, 30, with aggravated kidnapping. They were paid $250 and an ounce of methamphetamine to abduct 31-year-old Christopher Ruiz, according to an arrest warrant.

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Cow herd kills German hiker in Austria
myplainview.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:15:00 -0500
VIENNA (AP) — Police say a herd of cows attacked and killed a German woman hiking through their fenced-in pasture after apparently being riled by the sight of her leashed dog.

Health officials find rabid bat in Longview
news-journal.com / Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A bat captured July 24 at a Longview apartment has tested positive for rabies, said city health officials on Tuesday.

Lubbock woman indicted in fatal hit and run incident in West Lubbock
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:45:00 +0000

A Lubbock County grand jury indicted a 27-year-old woman Tuesday in connection with a hit-and-run incident in West Lubbock that resulted in the death of a jogger.

Maria Martinez is being charged with a felony count of failure to stop and render aid death.

Martinez is accused of striking 38-year-old Matthew Valadez with her Nissan Xterra the morning of July 15 as Valadez was jogging in the 2000 block of Iola Avenue.

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Pilots take flight in first day of Great Texas Balloon Race
news-journal.com / Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Clear skies provided 55 balloon pilots with smooth sailing over Longview in the first day of the U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championship.

Kilgore ISD looks at balanced budget
news-journal.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:49:00 -0500
The Kilgore ISD board of trustees is considering a proposed $29.2 million balanced budget for 2014-15.

MPD: Woman forged documents for loan money
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:15:00 -0500
A Midland woman was arrested Monday for forging documents to give family members money loans, according to court documents.

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