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Pastor whose child was shot at Texas church runs for office

Pastor whose child was shot at Texas church runs for office

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas pastor whose teenage daughter was among more than two dozen people killed in a mass shooting at his church in 2017 said Sunday that he will run as a Republican next year for a seat in the state Legislature.

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  • Today, August 25, 2019
  • Texas Commission On The Arts And Texas Cultural trust now accepting applications for 2020 class of Texas young masters

    AUSTIN Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) and Texas Cultural Trust are now accepting applications for the 2020 class of Texas Young Masters, a joint initiative that provides exemplary Texas-based arts students in grades 8-11 with the financial help needed to pursue advanced study in the areas of visual arts, literary arts, music, theatre, dance, musical theater, folk arts, and media arts.

  • Midland County Fair

    The Midland County Fair will celebrate its 10th year Aug. 22-25 at the Midland County Horseshoe Pavilion, 2514 Arena Trail, Midland.

  • Special guest speaker the Rev. Janie Kelley

    The Unity of West Texas, 210 E. 12th St., will have a special guest speaker the Rev. Janie Kelley at during morning worship services at 11 a.m. Aug. 25.

  • Celebrating the Rev. Windsor Archie and family, Leatrice and Ashleigh

    Rose of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church, 1615 E. Murphy St., will celebrate the second anniversary of the Rev. Windsor Archie and family, Leatrice and Ashleigh at 11 a.m. and at 3 p.m. Sept. 1. Special guests will be the Rev. A.A. Kuykendall of Waco and the Rev. T.J. Roerson of Texarkana, and the Rev. Samuel Buhl of Odessa.

  • Fundraiser luncheon

    Belmont Baptist Church, 806 N. Belmont Ave., has scheduled a fundraiser luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 25 after worship services benefiting the children's ministry. The menu will include meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, and banana pudding. Visit tinyurl.com/yyydwhl4.

  • The Destructores Mexican Rodeo, Jaripeo En La Sangre and El Recodor

    La Hacienda Event Center, 12610 Highway 191, Midland, has scheduled The Destructores Mexican Rodeo, Jaripeo En La Sangre and El Recodor Aug. 25. Doors open at 2 p.m. Visit www.haciendamidland.com.

  • “Felice House: Face West” Exhibit

    The Museum of the Southwest, 1705 W. Missouri Ave., Midland, has scheduled the exhibit “Felice House: Face West” through Sept. 8 in the Marian Blakemore Kennedy Gallery.

  • All Hands On Deck! Show

    Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. FM 1788, Midland, has scheduled All Hands On Deck! Show at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 25. Box office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Call 552-4452 or email at info@wagnernoel.com. Tickets available at 800-514-3849 or at www.wagnernoel.com.

  • Comanche Springs Rodeo

    The Fort Stockton Chamber of Commerce has scheduled the Comanche Springs Rodeo Aug. 23-25 at the Pecos County Coliseum, Fort Stockton. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23, 10 a.m. Aug. 24 and 3 p.m. on Aug. 25. There will be a rodeo queen pageant, rodeo parade (10 a.m. Aug. 24 starting at Zero Stone Park), Mutton Bustin and a free concert featuring The Honky Toners and The Whiskey Brothers. Adult advance tickets are $10. Tickets at door are $12. Kids advance tickets for ages 6-10 are $4 or at the door $5. Kids 5 and under are free. Visit tinyurl.com/y4zq6qlk.

  • Celebrating the Rev. Windsor Archie and family, Leatrice and Ashleigh

    Rose of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church, 1615 E. Murphy St., will celebrate the second anniversary of the Rev. Windsor Archie and family, Leatrice and Ashleigh at 11 a.m. and at 3 p.m. Sept. 1. Special guests will be the Rev. A.A. Kuykendall of Waco and the Rev. T.J. Roerson of Texarkana, and the Rev. Samuel Buhl of Odessa.

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Correction: Red Flag Laws story

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SENIOR CENTERS: July 26 – July 30, 2019

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SALVADOR M. GUERRERO SOUTHSIDE ACTIVITY CENTER

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PET OF THE WEEK: Cliff

PET OF THE WEEK: Cliff

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GOOD NEWS: JBS Leadership Institute to honor 2019 outstanding leaders

GOOD NEWS: JBS Leadership Institute to honor 2019 outstanding leaders

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The University of Texas Permian Basin is celebrating the winners of the John Ben Shepperd Leadership Institute’s highest honors…