Guilty pleas for Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:05:00 -0500
Guilty pleas accepted and sentences imposed March 3-7 by District Judges George D. Gilles, Robin Malone Darr, Elizabeth B. Leonard and Rodney W. Satterwhite:
A dubious honor: Lubbock County still ranks high in state for child abuse
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:20:45 +0000
Four children are abused in Lubbock every day.
The numbers also show Lubbock County continues to rank among the counties with the highest cases of child abuse or neglect reported to Child Protective Services in Texas, leaving child protection advocates struggling to make sense of why the numbers are so high and how to slow the rate of abuse.
Former Borger postal worker sentenced to probation
amarillo.com / Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:18:09 +0000
A former Borger Postal Service employee was sentenced Monday to serve three years probation after she failed to deliver more than 30 pieces to customers.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Clinton E. Averitte sentenced Lesa Marie Stark Monday in Amarillo’s federal court, ordered her to pay a $3,000 fine and undergo counseling as part of her plea agreement with the government.
“I think I’ve pretty much said everything I need to say, sir,” Stark told the judge when she was asked if she wished to make a statement before she was sentenced.
Capital Farm Credit awards record payout to stockholders
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:00:25 +0000
Capital Farm Credit awards record payout
Capital Farm Credit stockholders will receive an all-time record payout this spring, the customer-owned lending cooperative announced.
The cooperative will pay a total of $65 million to customers through its patronage program.
Since 2006, Capital Farm Credit has returned more than $385 million to its stockholders — equating to an effective annual rate reduction of 1.1 percent on an average loan.
Drought limits power coming from Central Texas dams
ReporterNews.com / Tue, 11 Mar 2014 03:08:00 -0000
Central Texas’ yearslong drought eventually could snuff out a renewable power source that fueled its early growth: hydropower.
No injuries in second Monday house fire
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:30:45 +0000
No injuries in second Monday house fire
Fire investigators blame faulty wiring for a fire late Monday morning at a home in South Lubbock.
A standard structure response of three fire engines and one fire truck were deployed about 11 a.m. to a home in the 2700 block of 60th Street, according to a Lubbock Fire Rescue news release.
Firefighters found a fire in one bedroom, which was extinguished quickly.
One child was at home at the time of the fire.
No injuries were reported.
Mafia men plead guilty
LMTonline.com / Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:39:38 -0500
Two men who were among the approximately 25 Mexican Mafia members and associates arrested in June have pleaded guilty to drug charges in federal court in Laredo.
Making the drag has taken on a new meaning
myplainview.com / Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:49:00 -0500
As a youth growing up in the small community of Floydada, one of the major activities was each Saturday morning me as well as several others in my age group would gather up our comic books, jump on ou
Parts of South Western Street will be closed Monday
amarillo.com / Tue, 11 Mar 2014 04:23:47 +0000
Parts of South Western Street at Hollywood Road, also known as Loop 335, will be closed from Tuesday until March 17 for utility work.
The city and a contractor will be in stalling a valve, fire hydrant and steel casing as part of the project to move water and sewer mains to allow the expansion of Loop 335 from Interstate 27 to the BNSF Railway tracks to the east.
Ohio halts gas drilling near site of quakes
news-journal.com / Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:46:00 -0500
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — State regulators ordered a gas drilling company to halt operations in an area of northeastern Ohio after three minor earthquakes were felt in the area.
Parts of U.S. not done with snow
timesrecordnews.com / Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:21:00 -0000
Winter is not ready to let hold of its grip just yet, but North Texas is expected to escape this round.
Potter, Randall officials disagree with city over street standards
amarillo.com / Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:52:20 +0000
Potter and Randall counties are not committed to the city of Amarillo’s desire to establish new standards for streets in subdivisions in a five-mile wide zone that encircles the city.
“The ETJ (Extra Territorial Jurisdiction) is the growth boundary of the city,” said Amarillo City Manager Jarrett Atkinson. “We’re trying to get a common standard that will accommodate realistic development.”
Texas companies with fatalities not on violator list
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:07:00 -0500
The federal OSHA keeps a list of “the worst of the worst” employers in the the nation and drilling companies with multiple fatalities should be on it, safety experts say.
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