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Paddie files bill to ban e-cig sales to minors
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
State Rep. Chris Paddie, R-Marshall, filed a bill that will ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. HB 970 will make it a criminal offense to sell electronic cigarettes to Texas youth under t

Beilue: 1-sided games are a problem
amarillo.com / Sun, 01 Feb 2015 02:00:42 +0000

When is a basketball win no longer a win but an embarrassing farce? When are games no longer competition but simply debacles?

How about this one from a California high school girls game nearly three weeks ago — Arroyo Valley 161, Bloomington 2. But, hey, it was only 104-1 at halftime in which coach Michael Anderson used a full-court press the entire time.

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Pine Tree ISD superintendent outlines district’s goals, direction
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Pine Tree ISD has several programs and events planned for the coming months that will set the tone for the future of the district, its superintendent said this past week.

90 students participate in academic decathlon
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 01 Feb 2015 01:23:13 +0000

Cornado High School senior Patric Saran decided to join an academic decathlon team two years ago on a whim. And, he’s glad he did.

“It’s been great. I didn’t think it was going to be as fun as it is. I thought it was just going to be a lot of testing, but it’s actually been a lot of fun and I’ve really enjoyed myself the past two years,” Saran said. “It’s not just about competing to me. It’s more about being with my friends and having a good time.”

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El Paso City Council to discuss restrooms in parks
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:50:18 MST
The El Paso City Council on Tuesday will discuss the possibility of revising the city policy on what size parks are in line for restrooms, according to a meeting agenda item posted by city Rep. Carl Robinson.

Little input gathered from EPISD schools facing closure
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:55:35 MST
Beall Elementary is one of many El Paso Independent School District campuses facing closure based on enrollment, facilities conditions and a community survey — yet only three people out of the nearly 1,200 who responded to that survey said they have any connection to Beall.

Buard history film premieres Thursday
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
After years of research, interviews and hard work, the Buard History Trail film will finally premiere to the public.

Tax attorney: Property taxes collection rate phenomenal
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
The Harrison County Commissioners Court accepted the delinquent property tax collections report presented by tax attorney Liz Vaughn, showing how the delinquent tax collection program contributes to t

Texas club’s latest auction: A hunt for African elephants
mysanantonio.com / Sat, 17 Jan 2015 16:06:23 UT
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas hunting club again will auction off Saturday a chance to kill a large animal whose numbers are dwindling, a year after it faced international criticism over doing the same with a permit to shoot an endangered black rhino. The World Wildlife Fund, the world's leading conservation group, regards it as "vulnerable," a step below "endangered" and defined as "facing a high risk of extinction in the wild." Animal welfare activists plan to picket the convention hotel Saturday, but the club's Executive Director Ben Carter says elephants "in fact, are overpopulated in certain areas of Africa."

Car registration, inspection process moves to one sticker beginning March
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Texas is combining its registration and inspection stickers.

East Texas family to be featured on American Pickers
news-journal.com / Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:00:00 -0600
LEIGH — A log cabin filled with antiques just outside of Marshall will be the focus of an upcoming “American Pickers” episode.

Satellite might help explain Texas water deficit
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:28:52 MST
AUSTIN >> A satellite launched Saturday in California will provide important data as researchers grope for ways to explain a massive deficit in Texas water over the past several years, a scientist involved in the research said.

Monthlong closure planned for intersection at FM 1730, 118th Street
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 01 Feb 2015 07:00:09 +0000

FM 1730 at 118th Street will be closed to all traffic for about four weeks starting Monday, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

The closure will allow crews to safely complete work to rebuild the intersection, according to a news release.

Traffic will be detoured around the area along South Slide Road and motorists should follow posted detour signs.

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