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Cowboys hope for ‘best of Romo’
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:34:02 +0000

IRVING — The Tony Romo love is getting greater each day.

Jerry Jones called this season Romo’s finest quarterbacking the Dallas Cowboys after Sunday night’s comeback victory over the New York Giants. Jason Witten followed that up by saying this is as good as he’s seen Romo play.

It’s hard to argue with both at this point in the season.

Romo has a 111.4 quarterback rating, which would be a career best and is the second best in the league behind Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers.

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Highlands students, groups collect food for folks, pantry
baytownsun.com/ / Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Students from B.P. Hopper, Highlands Elementary, Goose Creek Memorial Interact Club, Highlands Junior, Boy Scouts Troop 107 and Cub Scouts Pack 107 collected foods along with ZXP Technologies employee

Texas Thanksgiving weekend highlights week in the Big 12
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:06:45 +0000

Things to watch in Week 14 of the Big 12 Conference season, a holiday week version:

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Police beat, Thursday, Nov. 27
baytownsun.com/ / Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Vehicle crimes

Van Meter recalls fond memories
TheFacts.com / Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:00:00 -0600
Back in November of 2011, Steven Van Meter abruptly resigned from Friendswood High School as the head football coach after a successful run of 20 seasons at the helm. As the head man for the Mustangs,

Coming soon, Thursday, Nov. 27
baytownsun.com/ / Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Mall shopping

Starters lead Farwell to title
amarillo.com / Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:37:48 +0000

After leaving Nocona as the offensive coordinator to take over at Farwell, first year head coach Danny Brittain had to have been more than excited to see 17 starters returning off a team that made it to the regional semifinals a year ago.

Coming in with a new staff, the Steers picked up right where they left off, finishing the 2014 season as the 2-2A Division II champions with a record of 9-2.

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Angel tree to honor victims
baytownsun.com/ / Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Chambers County District Attorney Cheryl S. Lieck will host the sixth annual Tree of Angels Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 9, at the Chambers County Courthouse. 

Spearman goes back to basics
amarillo.com / Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:38:26 +0000

Anybody who’s been paying attention to the Spearman Lynx this season knows it’s no secret how they’ve gone 12 games without a loss — by getting down to basics.

Among the Texas Panhandle Class 4A and 3A schools, Spearman had the most prolific offense and stingiest defense, a perfect recipe to reach the Class 3A Division II regional round of the playoffs, where the Lynx will take on fellow undefeated team Cisco at 2 p.m. Friday at Frenship.

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Public input sought on coastal protection study
baytownsun.com/ / Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
It has been six years since Hurricane Ike rumbled through Baytown, leaving a wake of destruction in its path. While it may not have been the most destructive storm to have come through, it certainly l

Stratford teammates enjoy sharing limelight
amarillo.com / Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:29:08 +0000

The Stratford Elks have typed out an impressive 2014 resume, rolling to a 9-2 record and reaching the third round of the Class 2A Division I playoffs by averaging 39 points per playoff game.

But when one runs their eyes up and down the Elks roster, not one statistical star jumps off the page.

That’s how these Stratford Elks roll.

“There is not one superstar we have,” said Stratford starting left guard/
linebacker junior Tanner Stone. “It’s how it has always been with us. It doesn’t allow anybody to get the big head. It keeps us all on the same page.”

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Cheerleaders marching in NYC parade
baytownsun.com/ / Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
During today’s 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, you may see Barbers Hill cheer captains Madison Wilks and Giovana Garcia stroll across the television screen.

Rebirth of ground game has teams running wild
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:47:37 +0000

There goes Melvin Gordon, ripping off another long run. And there’s Samaje Perine piling up yards in punishing fashion. Oh, look, here comes Tevin Coleman — and there he goes, sprinting away from a bunch of flailing defenders.

College football teams have been running wild this season, averaging more yards per carry and per game than at any time in recent years. Having game-breakers such as Gordon, Perine and Coleman carrying the ball has helped lead this ground game revolution, but something more is happening.

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