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Kilgore College trustees OK tuition, fee hikes, take steps to expand Longview campus
news-journal.com / Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
KILGORE — Kilgore College trustees Monday took a step toward expanding the college’s campus in Longview and approved an increase in tuition and fees for all students.

Mayors’ Beans & Cornbread Luncheon is Friday
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:06:02 +0000

The 26th annual Mayors’ Beans & Cornbread Luncheon is scheduled for Friday at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center banquet hall.

The luncheon is the largest fundraiser for Hospice of Lubbock, according to a news release from Covenant Health.

Plates of beans, cornbread, dessert and drinks, catered by Riversmith’s, will be available for $10 a ticket. Klemke’s Raider Alley sausage will be available for an additional $2.

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3 dead in Corpus Christi trailer park shooting
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:07:48 UT
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Police say a man has been arrested after three people were killed and a child injured in a shooting at a trailer park in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times (http://bit.ly/1sWAvPc ) reports that when police arrived at the trailer park on Sunday evening, they found two women and one man dead outside of different residences.

Next grief support group meeting is March 10
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:13:21 +0000

Crown Point Hospice now offers a grief support group twice a month.

Meetings will be held the second Tuesday of the month from 6 to 7 p.m. and the third Tuesday of each month from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Crown Point Health Suites Event Center, 6640 Iola Ave.

Group meetings will be led by Terry W. Jones, senior chaplain, at the facility.

The next two meeting dates are March 10 from 6 to 7 p.m. and March 17 from 2 to 3 p.m.

For additional information, call Jones at 797-8099 or visit www.crownpointhealth.com.

Police: Former Gregg County DA had cocaine, revolver, cash
news-journal.com / Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
A former Gregg County district attorney who was arrested last week was found with alcohol and cocaine in his vehicle, police said.

Texas robbery suspect arrested while getting haircut
amarillo.com / Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:41:04 +0000

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a robbery suspect's desire for a haircut shortly after holding up a fast food restaurant helped lead to his arrest.

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Felony arrests for Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:00:00 -0600
Rogelio Abila-Valenzuela Jr., 22, of Midland was charged Saturday with driving while intoxicated, third offense.

Coming soon to US: Cuba Libre, with real Cuban rum
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:29:59 UT
MIAMI (AP) — U.S. rum aficionados are abuzz over the possibility of mixing a Cuba Libre with authentic Cuban rum, now that they will be able to bring home liquor distilled in the communist nation. Relaxed limits on what licensed U.S. travelers can bring home mean that Americans will be able to enjoy small quantities of the liquor at home. [...] it's unclear what the news means for industry titan Bacardi, which was driven from its Cuba headquarters by the 1959 Castro revolution. [...] company representatives wouldn't give details when asked Thursday what, if any, plans it has if the more than 50-year-old embargo on Cuban goods ends, now that President Barack Obama is working to normalize relations with the country. Licensed U.S. travelers to Cuba will be able to bring home merchandise worth up to $400, of which $100 can be spent on alcohol and tobacco products combined. Like the rest of the eased trade, travel and currency restrictions announced Wednesday, the rum rules will take effect when official revise and publish the regulations — perhaps weeks away.

Tiede pre-trial hearing on pending theft charge, other issues including venue moved to March 31
news-journal.com / Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
A hearing to deal with pre-trial motions in advance of a June re-sentencing hearing for Bernie Tiede will wait untill the end of the month after being moved from today to March 31.

Border Patrol tests body cameras in El Paso region
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:06:56 MST
Some U.S. Border Patrol agents in the El Paso region have been wearing body cameras to learn how the devices perform in the desert, mountains and highway checkpoints as part of a national study by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Superintendent confirms Gilmer student has meningitis; no public health risk
news-journal.com / Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
A Gilmer ISD student has contracted meningitis, but there is no public health risk from the case, Superintendent Rick Albritton said Monday.

Trump’s former Greenwich home on the market for $54 million
mysanantonio.com / Sun, 18 Jan 2015 06:00:00 UT

A trip through the double doors of the home, built in 1939, gives way to a three-story rotunda set off by a double staircase and crowned by a grand chandelier. [...] a trip throughout the rest of the house, which spans nearly 20,000 square feet, makes it feel like a normal home, with a cage of birds chirping in the sunlight and empty kennels for dogs who are out exercising. [...] when Hatton combed through the digital records of the Greenwich Multiple Listing Service, she found only five listings at or above $30 million since records have been kept electronically -- about 15 years ago. Originally built for $200,000 in 1939, it earned the distinction of the largest residential permit issued by Greenwich's building department that year. "There are very few properties like this, something with six acres on the water on a peninsula like this," said Lurie as she walked into a wood-paneled library on the first floor, where tall windows overlook a putting green and the still blue water of the harbor. "[...] a buyer needs to have the money," she said. "For 1998, that was a very big sale," said Lurie, who added the current owners immediately began a massive renovation, which includes a tennis court, as well as a 4,000-square-foot addition, built in 2000.

Center for the Study of Addiction & Recovery to host lectureship series in April
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:54:40 +0000

The Center for the Study of Addiction & Recovery will host the McKenzie Lectureship Series from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 24 at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center at Texas Tech.

The topic, presented by Jolene Sanders, is Women and the 12-Steps: A feminist Lens.

The lecture is free and will include a continental breakfast and lunch.

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