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Resident hopes monthly water balloon fights becomes part of Lubbock culture
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:07:23 +0000

Dustin McClure wanted to build camaraderie among his coworkers, but after suggesting they play paintball, not everyone was thrilled by the idea of wielding paintball guns and shooting pellets at one another.

So he suggested a less dangerous way of socializing that still allowed the group to let off steam.

McClure hosted his second monthly water balloon fight Sunday at Wagner Park in Lubbock.

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Felony arrests for Monday, July 28, 2014
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:43:00 -0500
James A. Buchan, 54, of Midland, was charged Saturday with violation of probation.

MPD: Train hits pickup near downtown; one dead
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:41:00 -0500
Alcohol is considered a factor in a crash with a train that killed a Midland man Sunday evening near downtown, Midland police said.

Letters to the Editor for July 28, 2014
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:01:00 -0500
Roundabouts may be challenge to local drivers

Small plane crash on Fla. beach: 1 dead, 1 injured
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:02:53 MDT
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a father was killed and his daughter seriously injured while walking on the sand when a small plane crash landed along Florida's Gulf Coast near Venice Beach.

Quaker to close Tuesday for northwest Loop 289 bridge work
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:18:09 +0000

Quaker Avenue, at northwest Loop 289, will be closed to all traffic starting about 1 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

The road closure will give project contractor the space it needs to accommodate equipment and safely pour concrete for the final bridge deck spans on the new northbound Loop 289 overpass at the Quaker/Erskine interchange, according to a news release.

Motorists will be detoured around the area via the Loop 289 frontage roads.

Quaker Avenue is expected to reopen to traffic about 1 p.m. Tuesday.

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Two men accused of dismembering Juárez woman
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:42:36 MDT
Two men have been arrested for allegedly killing and dismembering a Juárez woman last month, Chihuahua state prosecutors said.

Police: Family of 5 dead in Maine
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:52:31 MDT
SACO, Maine (AP) - Police say five members of a Maine family have been found dead.

Home prices create more hurdles for Midland homebuyers
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:13:00 -0500
Midlander Chelsea Dey spends much of her free time unpacking boxes, decorating and gardening with her roommate. The two friends last month closed on a three-bedroom house, allowing them to finally ach

Mexico side of Tornillo-Guadalupe international bridge to be finished in August
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:41:47 MDT
After three years of delays, the Mexican side of the Tornillo-Guadalupe international bridge will finally be completed in August, Mexican officials said.

City Rep. Lily Limon wants holiday lights at J.P. Shawver Park
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:10:27 MDT
City Rep. Lily Limón is thinking about Christmas in July. During a budget workshop last week, Limón said she wants to begin planning for a winter holiday display and event at J.P. Shawver Park in the Lower Valley.

Border Region services
LMTonline.com / Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:57:42 -0500
Among the services offered by the Border Region Behavioral Health Center is teaching new skills and developing existing ones for patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

AQHA announces plans to restructure, reduce staff
amarillo.com / Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:10:58 +0000

The American Quarter Horse Association announced a major restructuring of the Amarillo fixture including a reduction of staff.

The international headquarters, in Amarillo since 1946, is taking its first steps in the reorganization to address business and financial needs while also preparing for the retirement of Executive Vice President Don Treadway.

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