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History is peeling away at old West Texas jail
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 22:18:08 -0700

SNYDER, Texas (AP) — Have you ever noticed the old Scurry County Jail? Me neither, I'd probably driven by it 20 times before I actually saw it. It's located along the banks of Deep Creek at 2705 College Ave. When driving down College, either to the square or toward the ...

Texas Crop Report
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:28:27 -0700

Central: Most counties reported the condition of soil moisture, rangeland and pastures, and crop conditions as fair. Overall, livestock were in good condition. Weather was considerably warmer compared to last week, and cotton harvesting began.

AgriLife Extension sets South Plains farm bill decision-aid meetings
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:00:10 -0700

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jackie Smith, 806-746-6101, j-smith34@tamu.edu   LUBBOCK – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service county agents will be conducting a series of farm bill decision-aid meetings across the South Plains during the next two months, said a keynote speaker for the meetings. Dr. Jackie Smith, AgriLife Extension economist at […]

Texas A&M AgriLife hosting farm bill meetings across South Plains
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:02:27 -0700

Texas A&M AgriLife hosting farm bill meetings

Texas crop, weather for Oct. 28, 2014
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:11:20 -0700

Sugarcane aphid here to stay in Texas Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Though the sugarcane aphid is manageable, it’s likely here to stay in South Texas and the rest of the state, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. The sugarcane aphid became a pest of sorghum for the first […]

Burrows, Tarbox at end of short House District 83 race
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:04:29 -0700

AUSTIN - For the first time in more than two decades, no incumbent is running for re-election in Texas House District 83. What's more, HD 83 has not had a representative since mid-July, when then-Rep.

Nelson Bunker Hunt dies at 88; oilman once one of world's richest men
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:14:58 -0700

Nelson Bunker Hunt, a Texas oilman who tried to corner the silver market with his brothers only to see the move end in financial disaster in 1980, has died. He was 88.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Increases Quarterly Distribution to $1.40 Per Unit, up 4%
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:06:00 -0700

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. today increased its quarterly cash distribution per common unit to $1.40 payable on Nov. 14, 2014, to unitholders of record as of Oct.

Nelson Bunker Hunt, second son of legendary wildcatter H.L. Hunt, dies
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:34:45 -0700

He surpassed his father in creating and losing fortunes through titanic plays in oil, silver, soybeans, sugar beets, cattle and Thoroughbreds.

Parents sue trucking company in Oklahoma bus crash
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 17:47:04 -0700

Two suits filed against trucking company and driver in Sept. 26 wreck that killed four college softball players.