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Trinity ordered to pay $175M
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A federal jury in the retrial of the False Claims Act suit filed against Trinity Industries and Trinity Highway Products by guardrail installer Joshua Harman, on behalf of the United States, has ruled

8 El Paso-area high schools participate in State Farm’s Celebrate My Drive campaign
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:41:18 MDT
Eight local high schools are participating in a national campaign encouraging teens to be safe drivers.

‘Monuments Men’ author Robert Edsel talks worth of art
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:00:00 -0500
Art detective and Dallas-based author Robert Edsel came to his current place from way out of the box.

Davis rejects talk of impending defeat
news-journal.com / Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
FORT WORTH, Texas — Trailing in polls and money with just two weeks until Election Day, Democrat Wendy Davis on Monday cast her ballot on the first day of early voting and rejected talk that her bid f

Thornberry, Lucas discuss agriculture industry challenges
amarillo.com / Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:26:32 +0000

U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Yukon, is basically a neighbor of the Texas Panhandle since he represents the northwest half of Oklahoma, and he came to Amarillo on Monday to talk agriculture with U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Clarendon.

Implementation of the new Farm Bill was one topic, especially a new form of crop insurance called Actual Production History, which the USDA has been slow to implement, according to Lucas, especially in the drought-stricken Southwest and California.

“This is the safety net now,” he said.

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Bowling rally ramps up support of men’s USBC Open Championships in El Paso next spring
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:23:11 MDT
Representatives of Destination El Paso and the United States Bowling Congress held a Bowling Rally Monday to generate excitement and let the community know the men's USBC Open Championships are a mere five months away.

Spring Hill ISD board to name lone superintendent finalist Wednesday
news-journal.com / Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Spring Hill ISD’s Board of Trustees plans to name a lone superintendent finalist during a special meeting Wednesday, keeping the district on track with a mid-November hire date for the new chief, Supe

LEDA & McDougal Companies honored with Excellence in Economic Development awards
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:58:47 +0000

LEDA, McDougal Companies honored

The Lubbock Economic Development Alliance and McDougal Companies received Excellence in Economic Development awards on Monday.

The awards were given out during the International Economic Development Council’s Annual Conference in Fort Worth.

McDougal Companies was given the Silver Award for its Overton Park Redevelopment project in the category of Real Estate Redevelopment & Reuse, according to a news release. The project, which began about 15 years ago, was the largest privately funded urban renewal project in the U.S.

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Wyatt pledges to work diligently with community if elected to JP
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Libby Wyatt, chief court clerk for Pct. 4 justice of the peace office and Republican candidate for Pct. 2 justice of the peace judge, said if elected she pledges to work with the community diligently

KWES receives $86,400 fine from FCC
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:38:00 -0500
Midland-Odessa television station KWES received an $86,400 fine from the Federal Communications Commission for having unlicensed broadcast equipment that may interfere with emergency communications.

Beilue: A concert like no other
amarillo.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:58:50 +0000

Here’s something you don’t see every day:

Fourteen women, four of them using canes, one with oxygen, slowly walking past a sign that read: “No Hostages Exit Through This Gate.”

The women were residents of the Canyons Retirement Community. They were headed inside the Clements Unit, Amarillo’s maximum security prison. They were going to, of all things, their own personal concert.

“Someone asked me if I was scared,” said one. “Honey, I used to teach school. Some of my former students are probably in here.”

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Man tries to ship drugs
LMTonline.com / Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:01:01 -0500
A man accused of using a local FedEx to attempt to ship narcotics to Delaware was arrested last week, court records obtained Monday show.

Companies: Oil show is opportunity to share wares
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:30:00 -0500
The sound of power drills and forklifts filled the air around the Ector County Coliseum Monday as vendors prepared for the three-day Permian Basin International Oil Show.

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