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Gilmer mayoral candidate withdraws name
news-journal.com / Thu, 05 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
One of three candidates for Gilmer mayor withdrew his name from contention Wednesday.

Thursday’s paper delivery delayed due to inclement weather
myplainview.com / Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:44:00 -0600
The delivery of Thursday's edition of The Herald has been delayed by inclement weather.

New sports training facility could open in 2016
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:55:00 -0600
A new athletic training facility likely will join the ranks of Midland's gyms before the middle of 2016.

Anti-Trafficking group hosts ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ event Saturday
news-journal.com / Thu, 05 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
The city of Longview Partners in Prevention’s East Texas Anti-Trafficking Team will hold the second annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Feds raid Longview pharmacy
news-journal.com / Thu, 05 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Federal agents raided a Longview pharmacy Wednesday in a cooperative action of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and Health and Human Services.

First Lady of Texas to support nonprofit during Lubbock visit
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 05 Mar 2015 06:23:58 +0000

Cecilia Abbott, Texas First Lady, will attend a luncheon to benefit Sondra’s Song nonprofit at noon Tuesday at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at Select-A-Seat. Sponsorships are also available. Proceeds from the event will go toward Sondra’s Song and fund the nonprofits efforts in creating a transitional home for youth aging out of the foster care system.

For more information contact Sandi Turner, Sondra’s Song founder and executive director, at 790-1962 or by email at sandi.turner@sondrassong.org.

Texas Tech professor named to YWCA Women of Excellence in science
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:28:29 +0000

The YWCA of Lubbock has named Texas Tech professor Michelle Pantoya to its Women of Excellence program for 2015.

Pantoya, the J.W. Wright Regents Endowed Chair and Professor in Mechanical Engineering, will be presented the Women of Excellence in Science at a banquet on March 12 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. She was nominated for the award by Al Sacco, Jr., the dean of the Whitacre College of Engineering.

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El Paso records third flu-related death of the season
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 4 Mar 2015 23:12:03 MST
A third person has died in El Paso from the flu this season, officials said. An elderly man who had underlying medical conditions died last week, officials from the El Paso Public Health Department

A-J Media, community honor retiring publisher Stephen Beasley
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 05 Mar 2015 04:42:07 +0000

Gerald Myers remembers A-J Media’s retiring publisher as quite a golfer, but that his larger devotion was to journalism.

Myers, Texas Tech’s former athletic director, can trace his friendship with Stephen Beasley to Monterey High School nearly half a century ago.

“Steve decided he wanted to be a newspaper man at an early age, and I’m sure that decision had a lot to do with the great success he had at every phase in his career,” Myers said.

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Affordable Care Act: Advocates say 50,000 in El Paso could lose health insurance if law struck down
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 4 Mar 2015 23:20:01 MST
AUSTIN >> More than 1 million Texans, including about 50,000 in El Paso, will lose their health insurance if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down a major part of the Affordable Care Act, a lawmaker and the head of a group representing Texas hospitals said Wednesday.

Municipal court judge to retire after 30 years
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:36:00 -0600
Municipal Court Judge Robin Smith retires April 15, ending his 30-plus years of work in the courthouse at 406 E. Illinois Ave.

Xcel Energy: Transmission line project almost done
amarillo.com / Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:27:49 +0000

Xcel Energy announced Wednesday it has nearly completed 11 miles of new and upgraded transmission lines at a cost of $26 million to improve reliability and meet increased demand in the north and east parts of Amarillo.

“We have significantly boosted our transmission grid by upgrading the system to 115 kilovolts in that area. Last year we completed the Rolling Hills Substation on Cherry Avenue and a new line to the Hastings Substation,” said Xcel spokesman Wes Reeves.

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Two indicted on robbery charges
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 05 Mar 2015 06:15:13 +0000

A Lubbock County grand jury issued the following indictments Tuesday:

Aggravated assault against a public servant: Randy Cantrell, 25;

Attempted burglary of a habitation: Keisto Griffith, 18;

Burglary of a building: Garcia Jeremy, 17; Jackson Martinez, 18; Ryan Schiff, 24;

Burglary of a habitation: Robert Quintero, 26; Ray Farias, Jr., 29; Donald Emerson, 33;

Domestic assault 2 within 12 months: Pedro Hernandez, 23;

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