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UTEP, New Mexico renew old rivalry
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 6 Dec 2016 20:23:36 -0500
The Miners and the Lobos meet for first time in five years Wednesday night in Albuquerque.
       

Bell named Refiner of the Year
baytownsun.com/ / Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600
For 30 years, ExxonMobil has recognized community leaders that have gone out of their way to make life better for everyone around them. 

A passing league gets richer
TheFacts.com / Wed, 07 Dec 2016 02:00:00 -0600
Quarterbacks have been more consistent in racking up fantasy points this season, with almost half the signal-callers having at least an outside shot at reaching 4,000 passing yards.

Wellington shows support for Iraan after tragedy
amarillo.com / Wed, 07 Dec 2016 02:31:26 +0000

The Wellington and Iraan football program’s know a game has to be played, but both school districts realize there is more than just football when it comes to Friday’s Class 2A Division II state semifinal contest at Shotwell Stadium in Abilene.

A bus carrying Iraan’s cheerleaders was hit by an 18-wheeler on I-20 Friday night in Big Spring. The girls were on their way home from the Braves state quarterfinal win against Munday.

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Lobos lean on others due to injury
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 6 Dec 2016 20:54:42 -0500
New Mexico,will need another big performance from 6-foot-9 post Joe Furstinger.
       

Chihuahuas groundskeeper dies after I-10 accident
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 6 Dec 2016 22:12:17 -0500
El Paso Chihuahuas groundskeeper Nate Jones died after sustaining injuries in a Nov. 29 crash.
       

Athletes of the week
amarillo.com / Wed, 07 Dec 2016 02:32:03 +0000

On the field: Rushed for 103 yards and three touchdowns — including the game-winning score in overtime — and threw for 154 yards and another TD to lead Canadian to a 27-21 win over Sonora in a Class 3A Division II quarterfinal.

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Hoffman: At 68, Burger riding strong at NFR
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:54:09 +0000

At 68, barrel racer Mary Burger is the oldest competitor ever to qualify for the National Finals Rodeo.

Burger, who is from Pauls Valley, Okla., was ranked No. 1 in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association’s barrel racing world title race after competing in the Wrangler NFR’s Round Six performance Tuesday night at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

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Program seeks to improve opportunities for underperforming students
baytownsun.com/ / Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600
Much ado is made about the top 10 percent of a graduating class. These hard-working students compete for the best scholarships, receive special recognition at their graduation ceremony and get recruit

Rhule facing big task as Baylor’s coach after Temple success
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:07:43 +0000

Matt Rhule is taking on a Texas-sized challenge at Baylor after leading Temple to unprecedented success.

After consecutive 10-win seasons with a roster filled by kids from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and a football life spent mostly near those areas, Rhule will be introduced on the Waco campus Wednesday as the new coach of a Big 12 Conference program hit hard by scandal and suddenly struggling on the field.

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Baytonians recall fateful attack
baytownsun.com/ / Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600
It is one of those dates that is forever burned into the annals of American history. 

Lubbock High grad wins bronze at FINA Short Course World Championships
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:49:01 +0000

Lubbock High grad
medals in world

WINDSOR, Ontario — Lubbock High graduate Madisyn Cox won a bronze medal in the 400-meter individual medley Tuesday at the FINA Short Course World Championships.

Cox, a 10-time all-American and former Big 12 swimmer of the year at Texas, posted a time of 4 minutes, 27.78 seconds, just behind fellow U.S. swimmer Ella Eastin, who swam 4:27.74. Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu, a gold medalist at the 2016 Olympics, won the race in 4:21.67.

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Voting continues in Christmas Tree Fantasy
baytownsun.com/ / Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600
The Bay Area Heritage Society’s annual “Christmas Tree Fantasy” is currently on display at the Baytown Historical Museum. 

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