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Marshall daughter makes dean’s list at Texas Woman’s
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Damonni Onic, daughter of Regina King and the late Emmitt “NeNe” Onic, made the dean’s list for the fall semester at Texas Woman’s University, where she is a senior. Onic is the granddaughter of Curti

Lubbock County grand jury indicts brothers on burglary charge
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:22:51 +0000

A Lubbock County grand jury issued the following indictments Tuesday:

Burglary of a habitation: Joe Quintero, 25; Robert Quintero, 26; Kristina Guerra, 27.

Domestic violence assault by strangulation: Isiah McCline, 19.

Driving while intoxicated: Carson Maestas, 36; Michael Breshers, 24; Christopher Derler, 31; Eric Wilson, 53; Adolfo Thornton, 30.

Evading with a motor vehicle: Rojelio Tapia, 34.

Fraudulent use/possession of identification info.: Timothy Lee, 29.

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Havertys Angel Tree organizers seek volunteers for weekend gift giveaway in Longview
news-journal.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Organizers of the Havertys Angel Tree said Wednesday volunteers are needed to deliver gifts to about 550 children this weekend.

Rifle reported to be used in Charles Whitman killing spree up for sale
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:59:00 UT

A rifle reportedly used to carry out one of the worst killing sprees in Texas history is up for sale in Dallas by a gun collector.

Menus will sport new calorie labels for alcohol
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:58:03 UT
New menu labeling rules from the Food and Drug Administration will require chain restaurants with 20 or more outlets to list the amount of calories in alcoholic drinks, along with other foods, on menus by next November. After years of lobbying for more nutritional information on alcoholic beverages, public health advocates say the menu labeling rules are a first step. "Alcoholic beverages are a key contributor to the calories Americans are consuming, and most of the time when people have a drink they have absolutely no idea what its caloric impact is," says Margo Wootan of the Center for Science in the Public Interest. [...] FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said the agency decided to include it in the final rules this year after those who commented on the rule were largely in favor of such labeling because of its potential impact on public health. Treasury's oversight, which includes minimal input from FDA, has "well served the consuming public," a coalition of alcohol groups wrote in a 2011 comment asking to be left out of the menu labeling rules. Endless combinations of mixed drinks won't have to be labeled at bars, unless they are listed on a menu, and the FDA is allowing restaurants to use estimates of calories and ranges of calories without listing the exact amount in every different drink. Last year, Treasury's Alcohol and Tobacco Trade and Tax Bureau said for the first time that beer, wine and spirits companies could use labels that include serving size, servings per container, calories, carbohydrates, protein and fat per serving.

Local comedy show takes a stand for mental health
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:15:00 -0600
Vanessa Hope (née Vanessa Oglesby) has decidedly called herself a comedian since her break into the industry while living in Portland. And come Saturday, she’ll add comedy promoter to her resume.

Luminant to fire up Martin Lake unit
news-journal.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Luminant power company will fire up the third generation unit at its Martin Lake plant by New Year’s Day in anticipation of colder weather predicted in early 2015, a company spokesman said Wednesday.

NET water group says Dallas region didn’t justify Marvin Nichols
news-journal.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Water planners for Northeast Texas on Wednesday told the board governing the state’s 50-year water outlook that their counterparts in Dallas failed to outline specifically how a proposed Marvin Nichol

Eastman to expand in Longview; production project slated for completion by 2016
news-journal.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
A compound named for the Longview site where it was discovered more than 50 years ago is the focus of an increase in production capacity at Eastman Chemical Co.’s plant in the city.

Hallsville ISD staff members get crazy with Christmas trees
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Hallsville ISD staff had a Crazy Christmas Tree Contest and donated their trees to the Hallsville Angel Tree recently. The winners included, from left, best entry, Traci Beard; most unique material, C

New chief operating officer named
LMTonline.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:25:50 -0600
Doctors Hospital of Laredo and the Board of Governors have announced a new chief operating officer at Doctors Hospital.

$206k found hidden in truck
LMTonline.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:25:50 -0600
Almost $206,000 was seized from a vehicle that was pulled over on Interstate 35, the Webb County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday.

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