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Thousands gather for Easter at Amarillo Zoo
amarillo.com / Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:28:55 +0000

Amarillo Zoo celebrated its fifth annual Easter Egg-citment on Saturday, welcoming visitors to participate in Easter-themed games and activities.

Mike Boley, of zoo visitor services, said about 4,000 people participated in this year’s event, which benefits not only the zoo but those who participated.

“It’s more important to us because it brings in people; we’re always happy to see people rediscover the zoo,” Boley said.

Families with kids of all ages enjoyed the event including Amy Martinez and her 4-year-old daughter, Analilia.

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Hallsville Junior High math, science team places at state
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The Hallsville Junior High School Bobcat Math Science Team competed at the Texas Math Science Coaches Association State Championship in San Antonio on April 5 and placed 7th overall out of more than 5

Students expand global focus with art
timesrecordnews.com / Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:00:00 -0000
City View Elementary School fourth-graders know all about African kente cloths — because they made replicas Tuesday.

‘Treaty Oak’ offspring moved to new courthouse
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:39:00 -0500
Midland County employees this week dug up and moved two oak trees with historical value that were originally planted on the former county courthouse lot downtown.

TAMIU debaters win
LMTonline.com / Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:05:55 -0500
For now, it’s a small group comprised of only seven students but the Texas A&M International University Forensics Forum debate team packs a punch that’s second to none.

US considers sending troops to Eastern Europe for military exercises
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:53 MDT
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia's buildup of forces near its border with Ukraine and its annexation last month of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.

Beilue: After witnessing bombing, Dumas native will run Boston Marathon
amarillo.com / Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:26:25 +0000

In the seconds before the first explosion, Kristi Templeton had this motherly instinctive feeling to work her way back to husband Todd. In the crush of spectators and the swelling of excited noise, Kristi had taken 1-year-old daughter Abigail and meandered her way to the finish line of last year’s Boston Marathon.

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Man arrested in cocaine case
LMTonline.com / Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:05:55 -0500
A man cited cartel threats when U.S. Border Patrol agents busted him with cocaine worth nearly $174,000 at the federal checkpoint on Interstate 35, according to court records filed Monday.

Documents detail another delayed GM recall
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:40:00 -0500
DETROIT — General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, acc

PHOTO GALLERY: Rise and Shine Run at Fairmount Cemetery, April 19, 2014
GoSanAngelo.com / Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:39:00 -0000
Rise and Shine Run at Fairmount Cemetery, April 19, 2014

Testimony aims at foster care
LMTonline.com / Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:05:55 -0500
The House Human Services Committee, chaired by state Rep. Richard Peña Raymond, D-Laredo, recently heard nearly nine hours of detailed and at times emotional testimony related to the redesign of the state’s foster care system.

Ranch staff exposes boys to compassion by role-modeling
GoSanAngelo.com / Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:00:00 -0000
At West Texas Boys Ranch we are convinced that a boy must learn to be a compassionate person and we also believe compassion starts at the home or in our case the cottage in which the boy lives. We are just as convinced that all education begins at the home (or in our case the cottage) and so does the teaching of being compassionate. Most of our boys that come to us often have not been exposed to compassionate adults or children. Consequently, when a boy first arrives at WTBR it is somewhat an awakening to learn that compassion for one’s fellow man, the animals around him and feelings for someone else, can change the manner in which other people look at him.

Academic Spotlight: Sydney Settle
amarillo.com / Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:28:01 +0000

Academic Spotlight

Sydney Settle, 13

Class: Eighth grade,
Dimmitt Middle School

Nominated by: Sarah Hutto,
Dimmitt Middle School teacher

Why does this student stand out?: “Dimmitt is such a small town that lots of kids participate in everything. Sydney does it with a smile on her face, an outstanding attitude and does everything well. This is no half-effort with her. She is an extremely talented student who has her head on straight.”

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