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Tom ‘Smitty’ Smith: SB 10 is an anti-ethics bill, a politicians’ protection plan
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 06:02:43 -0700

Ken Paxton stands with his family after winning the Republican primary for Texas attorney general on May 27, 2014.

Annual Concho, McCulloch Counties Wheat Tour set for April 30 in Millersview
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:13:53 -0700

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contacts: Brady Rose Evans 325-732-4304, concho-tx@ag.tamu.edu Trevor Dickschat 325-597-1295, mcculloch-tx@ag.tamu.edu MILLERSVIEW – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s annual Concho/McCulloch Counties Wheat Tour is slated for April 30 in Millersview. The day’s activities start with registration from 8-8:30 a.m., followed by the educational program ...

Chamber Taps Rieger to Lead Membership Efforts
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:42:05 -0700

The Greater Memphis Chamber has found a new senior vice president of membership, Tom Rieger. Rieger was instrumental in the creation of the Chamber&rs...

Report: $243M to turn Astrodome into large park, civic space
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:51:30 -0700

A proposal to turn the iconic but shuttered Houston Astrodome into a massive indoor park and build a tree-lined green space around the structure could cost nearly $243 million, according to a report released Monday by a nonprofit research group focused on land use. The report by the Urban Land Institute is part of an effort by officials in Houston's Harris County as well as preservation groups ...

Concho Valley Cotton Conference set for March 24 in San Angelo
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 09:45:18 -0700

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Rick Minzenmayer, 325-365-5212, r-minzenmayer@tamu.edu Josh Blanek, 325-659-6524, j-blanek@tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The 12th Concho Valley Cotton Conference is set for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 24 at the San Angelo McNease Convention Center. “All things relating to West Texas cotton production is what this conference is about,” said […]

Open Carry Texas event canceled
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:48:54 -0800

The Tom Green County Chapter of Open Carry Texas will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Academy Sports and Outdoors parking lot, 4351 Sunset Dr.

Las Vegas pedestrians gamble with their lives
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 04:12:15 -0700

Tom Rainey is dressed in a flashy leprechaun costume, out to play the odds: Just before St. Patrick's Day, he strolls through a marked crosswalk in the middle of a block — with no stop sign or traffic light — amid the grinding teeth of traffic.

Las Vegas pedestrians are gambling with their lives
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 04:26:01 -0700

Tom Rainey is dressed in a flashy leprechaun costume, out to play the odds: Just before St. Patrick's Day, he strolls through a marked crosswalk in the middle of a block — with no stop sign or traffic light — amid the grinding teeth of traffic.

Hopson Urges Caution in Joining Funding Lawsuit
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:42:10 -0700

Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson wants to take another 30 to 45 days to examine a lawsuit filed Tuesday, March 24, against the state...

Those we missed: History makers who didn’t make the book (PHOTOS)
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:27:00 -0800

Covering 100 years in 144 pages was a daunting task. Since the publication of the centennial book “Okaloosa County Memories,” we have asked members of the community who should have been included in the book. Based on reader feedback, here are some short bios of fascinating folks. Whether it was Crestview’s famous face or the father of Goofy Golf, each helped shape Okaloosa County into the ...