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LA Times: Fugitive LAPD rookie with El Paso ties once had a ‘straight arrow’ reputation
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:30:26 MDT
The haunting last image of Henry Solis in the United States was taken by a security camera at the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez border.

More restrictive spring break pondered after Florida party shooting
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:08:39 MDT
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A house party that dissolved into a hail of gunfire and left seven young people hurt has officials on the Florida Panhandle pondering what to do with a spring break season they say has gotten out of control.

U.S. flag controversy to be discussed by Canutillo school board
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:26:07 MDT
Canutillo Independent School District officials are expected to discuss and take possible action Monday on a resolution to paint a concrete depiction of the U.S. flag at the new Congressman Silvestre and Carolina Reyes Elementary School in West El Paso.

Opportunity to turn around Midland’s education system presents itself
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:37:00 -0500
Wednesday’s State of Education luncheon could have been an introduction to a better Midland education system.

Students learn life lessons through Dunbar choir in Colors of Spring (VIDEO)
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:46:29 +0000

Yolanda Smith loves singing.

“I always sing at home and everything,” said Smith, a Dunbar College Preparatory Academy eighth-grader. “It feels good. I don’t care if I’m in a restaurant or a restroom. I just sing when I want to sing.”

Smith was among the students in the Dunbar 100 Voice Choir who took the stage Sunday at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center to perform as part of the Colors of Spring 2015 Live Recording.

This is the second year the choir performed live as part of the Each One, Reach One program, which is a local youth ministry.

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Drug policy creates local outcry
amarillo.com / Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:52:11 +0000

Three men arrested in recent weeks could get life in prison after being caught with small amounts of edible marijuana products, a fact that has sparked an outcry from some Amarillo residents.

Potter County sheriff’s deputies arrested Eli McCarthy Manna, 30, and Andrew Bruce George, 27, after stopping them for an unspecified traffic violation March 16.

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TxDOT approves monument near Fire Station 4, pavement markings throughout region
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:30:00 -0500
The Texas Transportation Commission, led by Chairman Tryon Lewis of Odessa for the next six years, approved a $442,080 bid for a 10-feet-high, 50-feet-wide monument to be placed near Fire Station 4.

Calendar for Monday, March 30
amarillo.com / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:47:16 +0000


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


AirPower History Tour: 2 to 5 p.m. Admission $10 adults, $5 children. Texas Air & Space Museum, 10001 American Drive. www.airpower


Old Tascosa Cycling Club ride: 6:30 p.m. Gander Mountain, 10300 W. Interstate 40. 806-223-8328 or www.oldtascosacycling.com.

Public meetings


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El Paso Times wins state honor for best online newspaper
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:00:18 MDT
WACO, TEXAS >> The El Paso Times won a first-place award as the best online newspaper in its category Sunday at the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors conference.

Today in history for Monday, March 30, 2015
amarillo.com / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:47:40 +0000

■ In 1135, the Jewish philosopher Maimonides was born in Cordoba in present-day Spain.

■ In 1822, Florida became a United States territory.

■ In 1867, U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward reached agreement with Russia to purchase the territory of Alaska for $7.2 million.

■ In 1870, the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibited denying citizens the right to vote and hold office on the basis of race, was declared in effect by Secretary of State Hamilton Fish. Texas was readmitted to the Union.

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Ebola: How it spreads
mysanantonio.com / Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:04:21 UT
Only when someone is showing symptoms, which can start with vague symptoms including a fever, flu-like body aches and abdominal pain, and then vomiting and diarrhea. The World Health Organization says blood, feces and vomit are the most infectious fluids, while the virus is found in saliva mostly once patients are severely ill and the whole live virus has never been culled from sweat. The Texas Department of State Health Services said Sunday that a health-care worker who provided hospital care for the first patient to die from Ebola in the United States has tested positive for the virus. Hospitals with a suspected case call their health department or the CDC to go through a checklist to determine the person's level of risk.

Lingering debt haunts Capitol
amarillo.com / Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:51:35 +0000

AUSTIN — What a difference four years and more dollars in the state coffers make.

Before the Texas House of Representatives votes on the state budget bill on Tuesday, everyone expects a lengthy debate.

However, no one foresees anything like in the 2011 session when — facing a $27 billion shortfall — the 150-member chamber deliberated until the wee hours of the next day and in the end no one was happy with the massive funding cuts to public education and health care the budget bill called for.

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SB 149 one of many bills that could have fix our system
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:26:00 -0500
Let me start off this week’s article with a huge thank you for the organizers and the participants in this year’s Midland Chamber of Commerce State of Education luncheon. We really appreciate Bobby Bu

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