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Hospital foundation raises more than 100k for surgical equipment
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Wine aficionados and community supporters of Good Shepherd Medical Center – Marshall raised more than $100,000 for new surgical equipment through the Marshall Hospital Foundations 11th annual “Race to

Sculptures add artistic touch to Rim Road homes in West El Paso
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:40:28 MDT
Twelve homeowners along Rim Road likely heard the pounding of metal stakes Tuesday morning in their neatly landscaped front lawns.
›› Photos: 'Art on the Rim'

Elementary plans neighborhood walk
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
J.H. Moore Elementary School is holding a neighborhood walk from 5:30 – 7 p.m., Oct. 28.

Hallsville ISDto honor alumni at homecoming
news-journal.com / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Brad Bunt has spent the last couple of decades helping small business owners from Longview to Europe get their companies off the ground.

Longview vigil honors state’s 119 victims of domestic violence
news-journal.com / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
They say domestic violence is nearer than most people think.

Marshall ISD parents will be able to pay for children’s lunches online
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Marshall Independent School District parents will be able to use technology to control what their kids eat at school — literally.

Georgia man sentenced in Anthony, Texas, truck stop kidnapping case
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:50:45 MDT
A Georgia man arrested in Anthony, Texas, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in El Paso to seven years in federal prison in connection with the kidnapping of a 78-year-old man who he forced

Where’s the proof for Perry’s claims of border crime?
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 6 Aug 2014 01:48:00 UT
If the border is truly the warzone that Gov. Rick Perry suggests, if it's truly under siege by an opportunistic wave of undocumented criminals, if it is hard hit by record infiltrations of people from terrorist countries, if it is indeed in desperate need of another state trooper "surge," and a Texas National Guard deployment of 1,000 that will cost Texas taxpayers millions of dollars per week -- surely, then, there must be statistics to prove it. Perry has offered no statistical proof of his theory that crime has increased in historically safe border cities as law enforcement contends with the wave of child immigrants flowing in from Central America. Asked for proof, Perry's office sent me to the Texas Department of Public Safety – an agency that is far from a beacon of transparency. When two of my colleagues recently requested data on how DPS "surge" efforts along the border have affected drug seizures and other crime, DPS refused to disclose the information and diverted the request to the Texas Attorney General. [...] experts interviewed by Kriel and Collette say the decline is more likely the result of seasonal migration patterns and publicity over the humanitarian crisis. [...] the Texas governor, with two dark-rimmed eyes on the White House, is making the border photo ops and TV news circuits with the same cowboy swagger – albeit without the boots. In June, Perry tried to attribute the record number of non-Mexicans crossing the border to people "coming from states like Syria that have substantial connections back to terrorist regimes and terrorist operations." The first paragraph mentions how police officers were wounded recently in an hours-long standoff with a gang member wanted for murder. "The story is conflating domestic issues with border issues to make it look like it's worse than it is," said Larry Karson, a former U.S. customs agent who is now an assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of Houston Downtown.

Rick Perry’s Pardons: By the numbers
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 7 Aug 2014 23:03:00 UT

Over the course of his time as Texas governor, Rick Perry granted clemency for hundreds of individuals of various criminal backgrounds.

40th Harvest Festival begins today in Longview
news-journal.com / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The 40th annual Harvest Festival and Livestock Show begins today.

Longview officials attend presentation of sign, billboard, landscaping program to gauge help for com
news-journal.com / Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
City officials sat in on a Keep Longview Beautiful meeting Tuesday to hear an idea that could help spruce up a comprehensive plan they will unveil next week.

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