Trustees approve $2 million bond payment

Olney ISD made a move to save taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars during a regular school board meeting held Monday, Feb. 9. Olney ISD trustees met with a representative of First Southwest, a financial planning advisory firm, to look at options for making a large payment on bond money obtained for the construction of Olney Elementary School. Read more
LIFESTYLES
Portwood, Urbanczyk to wed in April

Mr. and Mrs. Harley Portwood of Seymour announce the engagement of their daughter, Skye Portwood, to Steven Urbanczyk, son of Mike Urbanczyk of Munday and the late Kerri Urbanczyk. Read more
OBITUARIES
James Ray Hurley

James Ray Hurley, age 66, passed away on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at Hospice of Wichita Falls. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. Read more
HOMEFRONT
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Warning signs your homeowners insurance premium is about to increase

(NewsUSA) - Worried that you'll soon be paying more for your homeowners insurance? That's a lot more reasonable a concern than, say, Gwyneth Paltrow fretting about the burdens of being famous. Read more
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Maine weighs revoking seat belt law days after 75-car pileup

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — It's an effort that even the bill's sponsor acknowledges is poor timing. Just two days after a 75-vehicle pileup injured at least 17 people in the state, lawmakers in Maine are considering legislation that would allow adults to opt out of wearing seat belts. Full Story
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AP PHOTOS: Germany Young Ensemble

BERLIN (AP) — Hoping to demonstrate their posture, agility and strength, a handful of boys and more than 120 girls between ages 7 and 9 tried out for the Young Ensemble of Berlin's Friedrichstadt-Palast theatre in February. Full Story