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Baytown council tweaks tow truck rules
baytownsun.com/ / Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Frustrated over the city’s tow truck ordinance and agreements with companies, Baytown City Council voted to revise requirements and add a new fee.

Attendance up at Baytown’s smaller waterpark
baytownsun.com/ / Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Calypso Cove, the smaller of Baytown’s two waterparks, finished its busy summer run on Memorial Day.

Welker returns to practice following concussion
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:04:33 +0000

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Wes Welker celebrated Labor Day by practicing for the first time since sustaining a concussion on Aug. 23.

That meant Peyton Manning had his front-line offense intact as the Denver Broncos began preparations in earnest for their opener against his former team, the Indianapolis Colts, on Sunday night.

Welker donned his up-sized helmet and ran short routes during the 20-minute viewing period open to the media at the start of practice, He added a few minutes of extra work with rookie Cody Latimer afterward.

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Big 12 teams play top foes unexpectedly close
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:23:23 +0000

There were the expected season-opening blowout victories for Big 12 teams.

Then there were those games against the nation’s top two teams — and most recent national champions — that weren’t as lopsided as predicted.

“I don’t think anyone really that’s involved in the Big 12 finds that as a big surprise,” said Kansas coach Charlie Weis, who got to watch a lot of games since his was the only Big 12 team that didn’t play. “Maybe people in others parts of the country think it’s a big surprise, but we all know that this is a loaded league.”

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UTEP football coach Sean Kugler sees defensive improvement as Texas Tech comes to town
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:03:33 MDT
In the two dimensions of a box score, UTEP's defensive improvement from 12 months ago takes a little digging to find, which is always a bit scary when Texas Tech is coming to town.

HS FOOTBALL: Area HS Standings
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:30:00 -0500
District 2-4A Division I

Ol Winedrinker Who wins main thoroughbred race at Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 1 Sep 2014 19:58:23 MDT
RUIDOSO, N.M. - Ol Winedrinker Who won Monday's 1 and 1/16th miles Ruidoso Thoroughbred Championship at Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino to highlight the undercard of the All American Futurity.

Royals stop slide with 4-3 victory over Rangers
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 02 Sep 2014 03:24:46 +0000

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez homered and drove in three runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Monday night to snap a three-game losing streak.

Perez, who had three hits, went deep in the third with Alex Gordon aboard. His two-out double in the first scored Gordon, who had singled and swiped second.

Yordano Ventura allowed three runs, two earned, and five hits in 61/3 innings for Kansas City. The right-hander, who was skipped on his previous turn in the rotation due to a sore back, struck out seven and walked four.

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HORSE RACING: Jm Miracle wins All American Futurity
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:33:00 -0500
RUIDOSO DOWNS, N.M. -- Jm Miracle completed a memorable afternoon for owner J&M Racing and Farm and trainer Umberto Belloc when he won the All American Futurity before a record crowd of 24,778 on

Jerry Jones: Cowboys looking at ‘uphill battle’
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 02 Sep 2014 03:22:55 +0000

IRVING — Jerry Jones opened training camp with stories about how young his Dallas Cowboys were. He told a few thousand fans at the kickoff luncheon that many of those players faced an “uphill battle.”

Not exactly Super Bowl talk from an eternally optimistic owner who has made such preseason predictions a few times.

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High school volleyball: Kim Dickson is a leader for Fabens Wildcats
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:05:43 MDT
As the Fabens Wildcats volleyball program has grown into a consistent force in recent years, one of the leaders of the program has been Kim Dickson.

Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:12:28 +0000


HOUSTON — The Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team's 59-79 record than the need for "new direction" and a "united message throughout the entire organization."

Porter was in his second season with the Astros and was succeeded by interim manager Tom Lawless, who worked in Houston's minor league system. Lawless' first game in charge is Tuesday night at home against the first-place Los Angeles Angels.

Bench coach Dave Trembley also was let go.

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High school volleyball schedule, 09.02.14
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:06:31 MDT
Prep Volleyball Schedule Today Del Valle at Americas, 6:30 p.m. Eastwood at Eastlake, 6:30 p.m. El Dorado at Bel Air, 6:30 p.

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