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Official 12th-day enrollment numbers show a record high enrollment at West Texas A&M University, while Amarillo College's student body has shrunk by about 5 percent. WT's official fall semester enrollment is 8,981 students, said Neal Weaver, vice president for institutional advancement.
In four years, seven West Texas Republicans running for legislative seats, including two incumbents, have been defeated in the primaries or in a special election - despite having strong support from the party establishment and / or the business community. Arrington had strong business backing and support from influential Republicans, too, because of his seven years at Tech and more than a decade as an adviser to former Governor and President George W. Bush.
The Houston Chronicle reports that deaths rose more than 50 percent in the West Texas counties located on the Permian Basin. Deaths also went up about 11 percent in counties associated with the Eagle Ford and Barnett shales, according to Texas Department of Transportation records.
The most pressing recent example of this is a $120,000 proposal to create a mobile tourism truck and take it around to the metropolitan cities surrounding the Crossroads in an attempt to draw tourists to Victoria. When some heard of mobile tourism, they thought the proposal was for a smartphone app, which might make some sense.
West Texas is an area of the United States that borders Mexico and is home to a predominantly Hispanic population.
Back 40 Bar officially opened its doors Tuesday for its location at 5214 98th St., just east of Frankford Avenue. Scott Gilliland, assistant manager, said the bar and grill serves liquor, beer and wine.
Kreeland Avery, 9 left, and Kaleb Stripling, 9, ride the super shot at the Panhandle South Plains Fair Thursday. Richard Rannabargar, left, and Christine Tran get a picture before a ride during the Panhandle South Plains Fair Thursday.
Officials in Mineral Wells say if the water level in the lake that serves as the city's main water supply keeps dropping then they only have enough water to last until June. Lake Palo Pinto is 14 percent full and officials are stretching the supply by combining it with Brazos River water.
AimBank on Friday announced the acquisition of National Bank of Commerce Pampa and Shamrock from First National Bank of Waupaca, Wis. AimBank has 14 branches in the South Plains, Big Country and Texas Panhandle.
Former Texas Tech President Jon Whitmore,left, sits next to Chancellor Robert Duncan during a ceremony in Whitmore's honor on Friday in Lubbock. Whitmore served as president of Tech from 2003 to 2008.
Despite Goodell's claims to the contrary, it is difficult to see how the NFL was not aware of the extent of Rice's despicable behavior long before the infamous elevator video was unleashed on the public. Even before the entire video was made public, we all saw Rice's then-fiancee unconscious in the middle of an elevator.
A federal appeals court in New Orleans is reviewing whether 11 clinics that provide abortion in Texas must immediately close their doors because they don't comply with a state law requiring that they meet all the standards of an outpatient surgical center. A three-judge panel heard arguments Friday for more than 90 minutes, first from the Texas solicitor general and then from a lawyer with the Center for Reproductive Rights, which is representing many of the Texas clinics.
On August 29th Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is the Republican nominee for Governor, backed out of the only statewide-televised debate scheduled for this race. Earlier in the year State Senator Wendy Davis, who is also the Democratic nominee for Governor, proposed five debates all across the state in which he only agreed to two.
EL PASO, Texas - Texas is backing off its claim that an art installation resembling a luxury Prada store in the middle of the desert is an illegal roadside advertisement. The Texas Department of Transportation tells The Associated Press it reached an agreement with the group managing the Prada Marfa.
Who, on Earth, can resist the allure of a full moon? Twelve nights each year, we gaze into the sky as the lunar satellite casts cold light on the planet. Explore the history of the Comanche in the Big Bend region at Big Bend National Park's Persimmon Gap Visitor Center, the northern entrance of the park on US 385.
Santos Ontiveros Avalos, 58, was killed when his vehicle was hit by a semi-truck Tuesday afternoon on I-20 East about nine miles outside of Toyah, the Odessa American reported. The Texas Department of Public Safety said that Avalos was in a vehicle that had its hazard lights on when it was hit from behind by a tractor trailer, the newspaper reported.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 02:16 am
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