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New name for biker run, same mission
news-journal.com / Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
MARSHALL — Though the Boo Run Benefit had its final ride last year, a new event will begin in October to continue benefiting burn victims.

Survey: Earth has 155 new billionaires, new record
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:01:00 UT

A new report from Wealth-X and UBS shows more than 100 people in the world just reached "Richie Rich" status this year by becoming billionaires.

New census data shows richest, poorest big cities in U.S.
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:22:00 UT

A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau reveals two major Texas metropolitan areas experienced a slight decline in their median household incomes.

Some Lubbock alleys too muddy for trash pickups
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:02:13 +0000

Recent heavy rains will keep the city of Lubbock solid waste services trucks out of some unpaved alleys today.

According to a release from the city, service cannot be provided while alleys are extremely muddy. Trash service will resume as soon as alleys are accessible and trucks can enter and exit those alleys without getting stuck.

For more information, call 806-775-2482.

Abernathy High auditorium filled with purple at service for soldier who died en route home
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:30:24 +0000

Mourners wore purple to remember the woman pinned with the Purple Heart.

Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” played as mourners filed through the auditorium at Abernathy Elementary School to pay their last respects to Staff Sgt. Virginia Caballero, the war decorated soldier who died unexpectedly en route home on Sept. 13.

Caballero was 41.

Her coffin Monday afternoon was draped in a United States flag.

Nearly 700 people turned out for Caballero’s memorial service.

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County to draft renewal of Horseshoe contract
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:54:00 -0500
A contract renewal with Horseshoe managers Dooley Management Co. for up to four years entails increasing the county’s annual payment to the company to $140,000.

UTPB fall enrollment increases 8.6 percent
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:32:00 -0500
Fall enrollment for the University of Texas of the Permian Basin rose 8.6 percent in the number of students and 4.4 percent in student course hours over the 2013 fall enrollment. 

Rain not ushered in along with fall
news-journal.com / Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
With cooler temperatures in the forecast, fall arrived Monday and summer ended on a dry note without hitting triple digits in Longview.

Lubbock Chamber unveils Employer Health Plan
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:24:39 +0000

In light of the Affordable Care Act taking effect, the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and FirstCare Health Plans unveiled their new Chamber Employer Health Plan on Monday.

Member companies with two or more employees automatically qualify for the Chamber Employer Health Plan, with open enrollment beginning Oct. 1 and going until Nov. 14.

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Today in History for Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
amarillo.com / Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:39:04 +0000

■ On Sept. 23, 1779, during the Revolutionary War, the American warship Bon Homme Richard, commanded by John Paul Jones, defeated the HMS Serapis in battle off Yorkshire, England; however, the seriously damaged Bon Homme Richard sank two days later.

■ In 1780, British spy John Andre was captured along with papers revealing Benedict Arnold’s plot to surrender West Point to the British.

■ In 1806, the Lewis and Clark expedition returned to St. Louis more than two years after setting out for the Pacific Northwest.

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Gulf team rescues baby dolphin netted while swimming with mother (Warning: Graphic photo)
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:05:00 UT

A young female dolphin ensnared in heavy fishing line in the Gulf of Mexico has been set free by combined human effort.

Downtown construction moves on
news-journal.com / Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Workers with East Texas Bridge sprayed a curing compound Monday on concrete on Methvin Street in downtown Longview.

Paddie named leader of state broadcasters
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Chris Paddie, House District 9 State Representative and general manager of Marshall’s KMHT radio station, was recently named chairman of the Texas Association of Broadcasters, an Austin-based trade as

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