Skip to main content

Feed aggregator

More than 700 infants exposed to TB

CNN - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 1:21pm
More than 700 infants and 40 health care workers have been exposed to tuberculosis, commonly called TB, at a hospital in El Paso, Texas, according to the city's Department of Public Health.
Categories: National News

200,000 flee from ISIS in Syria

CNN World - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 1:11pm
An unprecedented number of Syrian Kurds flood into Turkey and away from ISIS, as Turkish officials close most border crossings.
Categories: International News

Mississippi State, Texas A&M Set For 11 a.m. ESPN Kickoff On Oct. 4

Bulldog Beat - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 1:08pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Mississippi State's Southeastern Conference home opener against No. 6/7 Texas A&M on Oct. 4 will kick off at 11 a.m. CT on ESPN, the league office announced Monday.

Buying gold has never been this easy

Business News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:41pm
Read full story for latest details.

Chrysler recalls more than 230,000 SUVs

Business News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:31pm
Chrysler is recalling more than 230,000 Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees worldwide due to a faulty fuel pump that could cause engines to stall.

'Dead Beat Kenya' exposes dads

CNN World - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:20pm
Private parental disputes in Kenya are going online -- and viral.
Categories: International News

Stephenville steps up for rodeo

Twisted Rodeo - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:20pm

STEPHENVILLE, Texas – This community’s motto is more than a phrase; it’s a lifestyle

The Cowboy Capital of the World is proof of the tremendous athletic talent that resides in Erath County. Over the last few years, the community’s rodeo has made changes to be a true showcase of that – first changing the date to the end of September to help draw more fans, then increasing the purse to attract the biggest names in the game.

Chad Decker

Chad Decker

“With college kids in town, our population doubles,” said Chad Decker, chairman of the volunteer committee that produces the Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo, set for 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, and Saturday, Sept. 27, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at Lone Star Arena. “In June, the college population wasn’t here. We’re trying to do the best job for the community.

“We’re also trying to get the cowboys and cowgirls. Now that it’s one of the last rodeos of the year, we feel like we’re going to be the rodeo they’ll all want to get to.”

ProRodeo’s regular season concludes on that Sunday. When the checks are tabulated the next day, everyone will know who finished among the top 15 money-earners in each event, signifying those coveted qualifications to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. That’s what makes the Stephenville rodeo so vital for the top contestants in the land.

“We’re giving them a chance to make it,” Decker said.

Decker and other volunteers stepped up their fund-raising efforts. This year, the committee will put $47,500 into the pot, which will be added to the contestants’ entry fees to make up the overall purse. That means solid payouts for the top finishers.

Another key feature for the top cowboys in the game is in the quality of livestock. The Cowboy Capital of the World Rodeo has the benefit of Pete Carr Pro Rodeo as its livestock producer. Last year alone, 27 Carr animals that were selected to buck at the NFR.

“Anytime Pete Carr has a rodeo, you know the stock’s going to be great,” said rookie Sage Kimzey, the No. 1 bull rider in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. “His bull string is one of the best in the business.”

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Reporters photos on the scene

CNN World - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:17pm
Categories: International News

Photos: Life in the hot zone

CNN World - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:16pm
Categories: International News

Nigerian police accused of torture

CNN World - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:12pm
Nigerian security forces routinely torture people -- including women and children -- taken in as suspects or for interrogation, Amnesty International has claimed in a graphic new report.
Categories: International News

Brazil bets on buses

CNN World - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:10pm
Meet Curitiba's Bus Rapid Transit system, paving a new way for mobility with traditional means.
Categories: International News

Emma Watson on feminism

CNN World - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:08pm
Actress Emma Watson not only stirred the Internet with her recent moving speech before the United Nations, but she also joined a cadre of celebrities who have used their star power to bring attention to gender issues.
Categories: International News

The iPhone 6 is a gift for Best Buy

Business News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:08pm
Best Buy investors should consider adding Apple CEO Tim Cook to their greeting card list this holiday season.

See vanishing Istanbul

CNN World - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:59am
On a warm evening in Istanbul, a bar called Kooperatif announced its last call.
Categories: International News

The best diver in the world

CNN World - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:59am
In the world of diving, this is as good as it gets.
Categories: International News

The future of your toilet

CNN World - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:56am
In an era of porn star politicians, legalized marijuana trade and same-sex marriage, it might seem that our liberalism knows no bounds. But this idea runs aground at the door of the bathroom, a subject still abjured in polite society.
Categories: International News

6 ways Shanghai is different

CNN World - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:56am
Even during the harshest periods of the communist era, being Shanghainese had a special cachet in China.
Categories: International News

Defense stocks up big as ISIS crisis escalates

Business News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:55am
Edwin Starr famously sang about how war is good for absolutely nothing. He clearly wasn't thinking about the performance of defense stocks though.

Tattoos? Our ancestors did it better

CNN World - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:49am
Think your new tattoo is cool? Look at how our ancestors did it and think again.
Categories: International News

Apple sells 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Pluses

Business News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:32am
Read full story for latest details.
The Borger Bulldogs prepare to face their old divisional rival in Perryton Friday night. The...
The Lady Bulldogs travel to Amarillo tonight to take on the undefeated Sandies at Amarillo High...
The Lady Bulldogs will be back on the court against Highland Park in Amarillo Tuesday night. The...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes