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Longview Chili’s to hold Battle of the Bands
news-journal.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Chili’s restaurant in Longview plans the first “Battle of the Bands” event nightly Monday through Sept. 7 for Longview, Pine Tree and Spring Hill ISD bands.

Wrecks kill 2 within 2 hours
amarillo.com / Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:34:42 +0000

Two men died in separate accidents Saturday within a matter of hours.

Aaron Clay Crawford, 26, died after he was ejected from a vehicle on Interstate 40 near South Georgia Street, according to Amarillo Police Sgt. Jerome Godfrey.

Crawford was eastbound on I-40 at about 2:30 p.m. when he struck the center median. The impact caused him to be ejected from the vehicle and hit his head on a light pole as the truck continued to travel down the highway for another 1,000 feet.

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Vapers prepare for city-wide electronic cigarette ban starting Monday
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:50:21 MDT
Vapers, those people who use e-cigarettes to give them the sensation and satisfaction of smoking cigarettes without the smoke or stink, are preparing for a citywide ban on the popular devices.

Residents from Tech will soon be seeing local patients
myplainview.com / Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:13:00 -0500
Studies show that a substantial percentage of doctors ultimately end up practicing where they completed their residency training. These statistics are vital when it comes to ensuring the future of hea

Sabine ISD in step with area enrollment trend
news-journal.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Sabine ISD had an increase in enrollment on the first day of the school year compared to the same time in 2013.

Woman’s move a success story for Longview shelter
news-journal.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Tawnya Brummett said she was on her own in Tyler a couple of years ago with no place to go and no one to turn to for help.

Gregg County Courthouse undergoing infrastructure redo from bedrock systems to availability of recor
news-journal.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The Gregg County Courthouse looks still and stately from the front lawn, but action inside its doors is reshaping the county seat in areas seen and unseen.

Texas Tornados take Granada by storm
myplainview.com / Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:16:00 -0500
“Wasted Days and Wasted Nights”?

Seminar to teach customer service key to business
myplainview.com / Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:18:00 -0500
With fun and entertaining stories and a down to earth charm, motivational speaker Libby Spears is ready to help local businesses, as she has partnered with the City of Plainview and Chamber of Commerc

Calendar for Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
amarillo.com / Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:54:16 +0000


12 Gauge Band: 6 p.m. Amarillo Area Singles Dance Club. Ages 39 and older. VFW Post 1475, 1401 S.W. Eighth Ave. Cover. Nonsmoking. 806-383-3411.

Alex Henderson: 6 p.m. Joe Daddy, 2108 Paramount Blvd. No cover. 806-331-8226.

Gilbert Hernandez: 6 p.m. Joe Taco, 7312 Wallace Blvd. No cover. 806-331-8226

Stew Moss: 7 p.m. The Big Texan Steak Ranch Beer Garden, 7701 E. Interstate 40. No cover. 806-372-6000.

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Marshall woman graduates from Baylor University
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
WACO — Baylor University conferred degrees on more than 530 graduates during summer commencement exercises Aug. 16 in the Ferrell Center on the Baylor campus. Below are local graduates.

225 Ways: Bring back discretion and be well-mannered
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:50:06 +0000

Be a savvy citizen (Cont.)

123. Let’s bring back discretion: Don’t allow yourself to accept a society that is one big “Jerry Springer Show.” Don’t participate in or encourage that kind of psychological strip tease. It debases all of us.

124. Bring back manners: Make it a point to always be more well-mannered than those around you. Let’s have a race to the top, for a change.

125. Make it a point to always — ALWAYS — treat others with the utmost respect. Our society can be saved with this one thing alone.

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‘The last hurrah’: DPS, APD crack down over holiday weekend
amarillo.com / Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:51:42 +0000

Labor Day weekend means work for public safety officers in the Texas Panhandle.

“It’s the last hurrah,” Texas Department of Public Safety Senior Trooper Chris Ray said. “It’s the last weekend people can do anything.”

State and Amarillo police statistics show troopers and officers issue more citations and arrest more drivers during holiday weekends — and they get paid to do it.

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