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Davis recounts past efforts to help rape survivors
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:45:00 -0500
With less than three months before election day, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis made a second campaign stop in Odessa to compare her past efforts to curb sexual assault with past decis

MC approves budget, proposes tax rate
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:19:00 -0500
Midland College’s board of trustees approved the college’s budget for the upcoming year at its meeting Tuesday afternoon.

El Paso businessman Adrian Peña pleads guilty to fraud charges
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:45:38 MDT
Adrian Peña, the local businessman who pleaded guilty to public corruption charges in 2011 but later successfully fought to withdraw those pleas, again admitted his guilt in court on Tuesday.

Lubbock education video wins Bronze Telly Award
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:26:00 +0000

Education video wins Bronze Telly Award

The Telly Awards has named The Knowledge Center and Sam Ayers as a bronze winner in the 35th annual Telly Awards for their educator professional development piece “Under The Surface.”

The video was initially shared with educators and released on YouTube in February. Texas Tech student Austin Wideman served as the videographer for the project.

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Coronado band accepts challenge, calls out others in ALS awareness campaign
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:32:26 +0000

You either donate or get soaked.

In this case, the Coronado High School band will be doing both.

The social media trend of posting #IceBucket- Challenge videos has become a campaign to raise money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. If someone challenges you, you have 24 hours to either donate $100 or dump a bucket of ice water on your head.

The Coronado Mustangs and their leaders took the icy route Tuesday.

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Newest elementary school features large classrooms, flat screen TVs
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:07:39 +0000

Students and staff of Jayne Ann Miller Elementary School will get a belated $17.6 million Christmas present when they return to school from the winter holiday break in 2015.

The construction is on schedule, Lubbock Independent School District officials said, and has dozens of features kids and their teachers will appreciate.

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Historical preservation panel to discuss Longview Junction
news-journal.com / Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The Longview Historic Preservation Commission Subcommittee for Historic Districts and Properties will meet at 2 p.m. today to talk about the Longview Junction.

Today in History for Wednesday, Aug.  20, 2014
amarillo.com / Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:18:31 +0000

■ On Aug. 20, 1914, German forces occupied Brussels, Belgium, during World War I.

■ In 1833, Benjamin Harrison, 23rd president of the United States, was born in North Bend, Ohio.

■ In 1866, President Andrew Johnson formally declared the Civil War over, months after fighting had stopped.

■ In 1882, Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” had its premiere in Moscow.

■ In 1910, a series of forest fires swept through parts of Idaho, Montana and Washington, killing at least 85 people and burning some 3 million acres.

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Longview planning commission recommends city change rules on pool tables
news-journal.com / Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The Longview Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously eased the reins on pool tables Tuesday, specifying that a restaurant or store with only one pool table does not qualify as a pool hall and is no

Calender for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
amarillo.com / Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:19:16 +0000

Entertainment

Mike Fuller: 6 p.m. Burger Bar, 614 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-376-4700.

Leather Man: 6 p.m. Jorge’s Mexican Bar and Grill, 6051 S. Bell St. No cover. 806-354-2141.

Alex Henderson: 6:30 p.m. Bracero’s Bar & Grill, 2822 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-220-2395.

James Carothers: 7 p.m. The Big Texan Steak Ranch Beer Garden, 7701 E. Interstate 40. No cover. 806-372-6000.

SPiNRaD: 9 p.m. The 806, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-322-1806.

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Back 2 School Kickoff and backpack giveaway scheduled for Saturday
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:29:37 +0000

Back 2 School Kickoff set for Saturday

Mae Simmons Community Center, 2004 Oak Ave., and Lubbock County Voices Coalition/Starcare will be hosting their fifth annual Back 2 School Kickoff and Zero Alcohol Youth Conference from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Participants will enjoy hot dogs sponsored by Sonic Drive-In, live music, giveaways, information booths and backpacks with school supplies for the kids. The event is free, and all ages are welcome to join in the fun.

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Master Naturalists to host hummingbird workshop
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:43:00 -0500
Fast and fiesty hummingbirds are the subject of a Saturday workshop at Sibley Nature Center.

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