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More than 20,000 residents vote early so far
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:42:55 +0000

Polls closed Wednesday after 2,325 people voted, according to Lubbock County Elections.

So far, 20,411 Lubbock County residents have cast early voting ballots for the Nov. 4 general election.

Early voting ends Friday. 

Lubbock County candidate ‘baby sitting’ campaign signs as thefts continue
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:27:05 +0000

Greg Lewis wants people to stop stealing his signs.

It’s hard enough for candidates running for Lubbock County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 to get any attention ahead of Tuesday’s election with the race positioned at the bottom of the ballot, he said.

And having campaign signs stolen from in front of early voting sites and other locations in the county doesn’t help, he said.

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Hallsville Ag Science exceeds expectations
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Hallsville Independent School District has 294 Hallsville Junior High students and 1,192 Hallsville High School students enrolled in career and technology classes.

Public kept in dark on 2 downtown rape cases
amarillo.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:26:07 +0000

Amarillo Police Department never told the public about a suspected sexual predator who roamed downtown for months and was eventually charged with two sexual assaults.

The suspect, Terrell Anthony Allen, 27, was first charged with a sexual assault that occurred on Sept. 27, an incident that wasn’t made public until the Amarillo Globe-News reported it on Oct. 22 after receiving a tip.

A similar June 5 sex assault was investigated by the police, but just like the Sept. 27 incident, the public was never told about a potential downtown attacker.

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Expiration of Wright amendment leaves uncertainty for some Southwest flights
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:24:45 +0000

The expiration of the Wright Amendment on Oct. 13 has not sparked any major changes for both Lubbock travelers and their airport.

Kelly Campbell, executive director of the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, said she expects it to remain that way — at least for the foreseeable future.

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More downtown streets to be closed for repairs
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Bolivar Street north of Highway 80 to Poplar Street and East Houston from Alamo Boulevard to Highway 59 will receive an asphalt overlay today and Friday.

Hallsville High School theater students open fall play tonight
news-journal.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Hallsville High School theater department will open its fall play, “Into the Woods,” at 7 p.m. today in the junior high school auditorium.

Leadership Tomorrow applications due Friday
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The deadline for applications for the Snap-On Tools Leadership Tomorrow program is 3 p.m. Friday.

Traffic diverted after South Western wreck
amarillo.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:54:57 +0000

Traffic on South Western Street near Ridgecrest Circle was diverted in both directions for almost an hour as police investigated a two-vehicle wreck Wednesday.

Police said about 7 p.m., a black two-door Honda Accord car was attempting to cross east on Western at Ridgecrest. The driver driving disregarded the stop sign and the car collided with a white four-door car traveling north on Western.

There were no injuries reported in the accident. Police were seen conducting a field sobriety test, but an officer said no citations were issued.

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J.H. Moore staff, leaders walk blocks for education
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
J.H. Moore Elementary School faculty and staff, city government leaders, Marshall Independent School District board of trustees members, Wiley College students and other community members took to the

Defense attorneys: Investigators’ main witness in Sonnier homicide was involved in slaying
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:54:57 +0000

Thomas Dixon’s defense attorneys continued pursuing their theory Wednesday that the main witness in Joseph Sonnier III’s homicide case was a co-conspirator in the slaying.

Defense attorney Frank Sellers asked homicide investigators why they never vetted their main witness’s background after the confessed killer implicated him in the crime.

As Dixon’s capital murder trial entered its third day, prosecutors called more law enforcement officers and a former girlfriend of Dixon’s to the witness stand.

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Sports medicine clinic opens new facility
LMTonline.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:48:03 -0500
Laredo Sports Medicine Clinic and Power PT held a grand opening Wednesday for its newest location on Texas 359, near the UISD Bill Johnson Student Activity Complex.

Check it out
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The 15th annual Fall Festival is set 5:30 to 7:30 tonight in downtown Marshall.

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