News archive from 27 December 2013

Looking Back: Injured Garland soldier continues to progress in recovery

UPDATE: Since March, Sgt. Jordan Folmar is reported to have made an almost full recovery. Rick Turner, Spirit of a Hero founder, said he still keeps in touch with Folmar, and is expected to return to his home in Garland at the beginning of 2014. “Last...

 

Looking Back: Mesquite-based taxidermy duo plans to move westward in Texas

UPDATE: Since the story ran in March, Steve Leech said business has picked up for A1 Sportsman Taxidermy, but mainly because it is their busiest time of the year deer season. Leech said he has seen a slight uptick in work, estimating about 320 to 330...

 

Nationwide Series: 2013 best and biggest moments

Here's our take on the best and biggest moments in NASCAR's Nationwide Series in 2013: Driver of the year Generally, the series championship garnishes this honor, but Kyle Busch's performance was just on a different level. After going winless in the...

 

Turning the corner, II

South Florida is wrapping up the year on more solid footing than when 2013 began. Back in January, the Editorial Board entered the new year concerned, as always, about the quality of education, healthcare and the environment. This year brought a sea...

 
Two ex-Houston Oilers were gay and accepted by teammates, according to report

Two ex-Houston Oilers were gay and accepted by teammates, according to report

The question of whether the NFL is ready for a gay player was already answered 20 years ago. Two members of the 1993 Houston Oilers were not only gay but were accepted without any problems by their teammates, former players told the Houston...

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Police seek two men who may have information in slaying of WSU student

Detroit police are looking for two men who may have information in the slaying of a Wayne State University law school student in October. Tiane Brown, who went missing Oct. 28, was found fatally shot Oct. 30 in her Chevrolet Trailblazer in a vacant...

 

SEC FOOTBALL: Florida announces hire of Duke's Roper as OC

GAINESVILLE - Florida is turning to Duke's Kurt Roper to improve the Southeastern Conference's worst offense. Coach Will Muschamp is counting on Roper's previous success in the league and his experience with an up-tempo scheme to get it done. Muschamp...

 
Singing in the cold: Bruno preps for Super Bowl

Singing in the cold: Bruno preps for Super Bowl

NEW YORK -- Everyone is in Bruno Mars' ear about one thing when it comes to performing the Super Bowl halftime show: How will you deal with the freezing cold? "Everyone's putting the fear in god in me like there's going to be a blizzard,"...

 

Cleburne program a help for rural cancer patients

Cancer can devastate more than just the health of those it afflicts. Finances can take a beating because of lost wages, medical bills and travel to and from treatments, according to Roger Wood of Ranburne. And patients must face their own mortality as...

 
Postage price to increase in January, some customers unconcerned

Postage price to increase in January, some customers unconcerned

slideshow When the Anniston Post Office on Quintard Avenue opened in 1962, Fred Vaughn went in and got himself a post office box. On Thursday morning, he was still checking his mail in the same spot. “I’ve had that ever since, even when I went to...

 

Police investigating stabbing at public housing complex

Anniston police Thursday were investigating an assault in which a man was allegedly stabbed in the shoulder with a knife at the Glen Addie Homes public housing complex on Christmas Eve. According to Anniston police Sgt. Chris Sparks, a verbal dispute...

 

George Smith: Of Christmas now and way back then

Dec. 25, 2013, and Christmas is ... YOUR WIFE out there enriching the merchandisers and you won’t know how rich until the Visa bill hits the mailbox along about Jan. 3 ... and there goes your holiday mood. — Finding excuses to NOT go Christmas...

 
Federal loan program helping local small businesses

Federal loan program helping local small businesses

slideshow Sheri Foster expected a long, tedious process to acquire a bank loan to expand her farm. Then she learned about a federal loan program specifically designed for small businesses. After a few short months, Foster is ready to expand. "It...

 

Bengals' offensive line looking for better results in Ravens' rematch

CINCINNATI -- The last time the Bengals played the Ravens, the offensive line surrendered a season-high five sacks for the second consecutive game, resulting in a second-consecutive loss. Since that game the line has mixed, matched and morphed its way...

 

Romo out, Bryant limited on Thursday

Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was held out of practice for the second straight time on Thursday, despite reports that he will be ready to go in this Sunday's contest against the Philadelphia Eagles which will...

 

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