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Snow buries parts of Rockies, Upper Midwest

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Heavy snow blanketed parts of the Upper Midwest with more than a foot of snow on Tuesday, leaving residents there and in the Rockies waking up to frigid temperatures that plunged as much as 50 degrees overnight. The rest of the Midwest and the East are expecting a dose of the […]

George W. discusses book about his father

COLLEGE STATION (AP) — Former President George W. Bush formally kicks off release of his personal biography of his father with an event at his dad’s presidential library center at Texas A&M University. The younger Bush takes a stage Tuesday to tell several hundred invited guests at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Center about […]

Republicans making powerful bid for Senate control

WASHINGTON (AP) — Resurgent Republicans captured Democratic seats Tuesday night in Arkansas, South Dakota and West Virginia, reaching out for control of the Senate and a tighter grip on the House in elections certain to complicate President Barack Obama’s final two years in office. The Republican Senate leader, Mitch McConnell, dispatched Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan […]

Mexico: DNA tests confirm 3 dead were US citizens

MEXICO CITY (AP) — DNA testing confirmed that three U.S. citizens were among the four bodies found shot to death near the Texas border more than two weeks after they went missing on a visit to Mexico, prosecutors announced. The statement issued late Friday by the Tamaulipas state prosecutor’s office did not mention the fourth […]

Amid Ebola fear, West Africans in US try to help

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When a friend called Togar Johnson from a bus stop last month to ask for a lift, Johnson made what he considered a difficult but prudent decision: He said no. The friend had recently returned to the United States from Ebola-ravaged Liberia, and Johnson believed contact with him was just too […]

Ebola evades European defenses; pet dog must die 

MADRID (AP) — Health officials in Spain rushed to contain the Ebola virus Tuesday after it got past Europe’s defenses, quarantining four people at a Madrid hospital where a nursing assistant got infected and persuading a court that the woman’s dog must die. The first case of Ebola transmitted outside Africa, where a months-long outbreak […]

Rangers top White Sox 12-0 in Perez’s 1st shutout

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Martin Perez turned toward first base, waiting for the call he hoped was coming. When the umpire’s arm went up signaling a strikeout on Dayan Viciedo’s check-swing with a full count, the young Texas Rangers left-hander pumped his fist and waited for a hug from catcher Robinson Chirinos. Perez pitched a three-hitter for his first […]

Eleanor Hines Brewster

Eleanor Hines Brewster passed away in Dallas on Sunday, November 11, 2012, following a brief illness. She was born on November 14, 1919 in Gadsden, Alabama to Emma and John Hines. She grew up in Birmingham, Alabama where she graduated from high school and attended Business College. After marrying McCluer “Pete” Brewster in October of […]

Penn State scandal dwarfs others in college sports

(AP) — Scandals of all kinds have tarnished college sports for decades, though what is unfolding at Penn State is hard to compare to any of them. It’s simply on another scale, both in terms of the charges — former Nittany Lions defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky is accused of serial child sex abuse, which he […]

Holland dominates Cards; Rangers tie Series

ARLINGTON (AP) — So close to a World Series shutout, Derek Holland did everything he could, trying to convince Texas manager Ron Washington to let him finish. There they stood on the mound, two outs to go in the ninth inning, the pitcher pleading his case as the crowd chanted his name. “He was begging,” […]

Cruz Control: Rangers top Tigers for 3-1 ALCS lead

DETROIT (AP) — Nelson Cruz made the throw. Mike Napoli endured the collision. Then this Texas tag team put the game away with their bats. Cruz made a rocket throw to Napoli at the plate to keep the score tied, then hit a crushing three-run homer in the 11th inning off Jose Valverde that helped […]

Beltre hits 3 HRs; Texas wins 4-3, ousts Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Texas Rangers are headed back to the AL championship series, thanks to a power surge by Adrian Beltre that few players in major league history have matched. Beltre hit three straight home runs and the defending AL champions advanced again, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 in Game 4 Tuesday […]

JV Lions pile up points vs. West Mesquite

Thursday night’s home game got offensive, as the JV Lions reached a new season-high in points and also allowed their most points thus far.

Beltre’s three-run homer carries Texas to 7-2 win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Adrian Beltre and Michael Young have one number in mind, and it has nothing to do with their own impressive hit or home run totals. The Texas Rangers dropped their magic number to clinch the AL West to four. “That’s the most important number of the day,” Young said. Beltre hit a […]

Texas’ Hamilton hits slam in 9-1 win over Indians

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton provided a spectacular capper to the Texas Rangers’ most productive inning in almost two years. Hamilton’s third career grand slam highlighted an eight-run fourth and Derek Holland pitched seven effective innings as the Rangers beat the Cleveland Indians 9-1 on Wednesday night. Hamilton’s 21st homer and Mike Napoli’s 26th […]

Holland keeps Rangers close, Rays win in 10th

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Derek Holland kept his composure after a tough start and it almost resulted in a comeback win by the Texas Rangers. Desmond Jennings homered on the first pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the AL West-leading Rangers 5-4 Wednesday. “We had an […]

City: Smoke clouds coming from Central Texas

City officials informed the Ennis Daily News this morning that the smoke clouds being seen throughout the city are coming from a large fire out of Bastrop, Texas.

An early stock rally fades; indexes edge lower

NEW YORK (AP) — An early stock market rally faded Wednesday, leaving indexes with small losses in early afternoon trading. The price of gold slumped 4 percent as investors became less fearful. A sharp increase in orders for long-lasting goods in July eased fears that the U.S. was headed for another recession. Companies placed more […]

Lewis hurt by HRs in Rangers’ 11-5 loss to Boston

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The long ball keeps haunting Texas starter Colby Lewis. Lewis gave up a pair of home runs to Adrian Gonzalez and the Boston Red Sox finally won a game at Rangers Ballpark, 11-5 over the AL West leaders on Tuesday night. The Red Sox built an early 6-0 lead and scored […]

Oklahoma overwhelming favorite to win new Big 12

DALLAS (AP) — Oklahoma is the overwhelming favorite to win the first championship in the new-look Big 12. The Sooners won seven of the last 11 Big 12 titles when there were 12 teams. Now there are 10 teams that will play a round-robin schedule instead of divisional play. The first Big 12 title for the […]

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