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September 19, 2004
A 12-year-old girl who was reported missing Aug. 30 was found in a motel Wednesday evening by the Corpus Christi (Texas) Police Department, Washington County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Mark Knight said. Knight said Erika Marie Russell had been visiting her mother, who did not have custody of the child, when she was reported missing. "She was granted visitation and she just never brought her back," he said. The Texas police department found the Williamsport girl and her mother in a Corpus Christi Motel 6 and placed the girl in the custody of Child Protective Services in Texas, where she is waiting for a ride home to her father.
March 23, 2006
A Hagerstown man was injured Tuesday morning when he was struck by a vehicle in South Padre Island, Texas. Gavin P. Maguire, 21, was struck by a man who faced criminal charges as a result of the accident, South Padre Island police told The Brownsville (Texas) Herald. Maguire was in critical condition Wednesday night at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas, a spokesman there said. Adam E. Fanning, 20, of Shawnee, Kan., was driving a white Ford Exploer in the 3600 block of Padre Boulevard when he struck Maguire, according to reports.
September 24, 2008
Maj. Robert D. Lyle of The Salvation Army in Hagerstown is heading to Texas, and he's looking for some company. Lyle and those who accompany him will be assisting in disaster relief work from Oct. 4 to 17 in the areas hit hard by recent storms. "I am looking for volunteers who can commit to the two weeks," Lyle said. Anyone interested may call Lyle at 240-329-6879.
August 30, 2000
Woman killed in Texas had local ties By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer EL PASO, TEXAS - Texas authorities are asking for help in locating family members of a woman with possible ties to Hagerstown who died in El Paso Aug. 12. Patsy Lorraine Wilson, 53, died when she was struck by two vehicles while trying to cross a busy El Paso highway, El Paso Deputy Sheriff Robert Almanza said. She died at the scene, he said. Deputies discovered Wilson was born in Hagerstown and identified her parents as Jesse Barton and Goldie Peck but have been unable to find them, he said.
by | December 24, 2004 MTV's venerable unscripted format is heading deep into the heart of Texas - where, rumor has it, the stars at night are big and bright - for its 16th season. Production on "Real World XVI" will begin in Austin in the first quarter of 2005. "They say everything is bigger and better in Texas, and 'The Real World' is no exception," says Jon Murray, the show's co-creator and president of Bunim-Murray Productions. "Our Austin cast may be the best we've ever assembled, and I know they're going to feel right at home in this vibrant city.
By DON AINES and HEATHER KEELS | August 28, 2007
STATE LINE, Pa. - The manhunt for Paul G. Devoe stretched from Texas to Long Island, N.Y., where he was captured Monday, and the U.S. Marshals Service said his trail took him to an isolated dead end road in Franklin County, where an 81-year-old widow was found shot dead in her home. Pennsylvania State Police found the body of Betty Jane Dehart, of 15349 North Young Road, Monday afternoon, about three hours after Devoe, 43, was captured in Shirley, N.Y. Dehart died of an apparent single gunshot wound to the head, said Lenny DePaul, commander of the U.S. Marshals Service New York-New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force.
by RICHARD BELISLE | March 17, 2003 Andy Rotz has skipped himself into the record books. Rotz, 17, of Hagerstown, was credited this week with jumping through his twirling lasso 11,123 times during a cowboy competition in Las Vegas. According to a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Rotz accomplished his feat Tuesday at the 14th Annual Wild West Arts Club Convention in Las Vegas. Competitors perform old-time cowboy tricks including Rotz' specialty, the Texas skip - spinning a lasso vertically and jumping through it every 1 1/2 rotations.
March 26, 1997
By Teri Johnson Staff Writer It's almost 1 p.m. in Houston, and Doug Supernaw is driving to the doctor's office. When you have six children and another on the way, you spend a lot of time there. The country singer, who with his band, the Possum-Eatin' Cowboys, will perform in Martinsburg, W.Va., Saturday, March 29, talks on his cellular phone as he maneuvers through traffic, with his family packed into his four-door Dually pickup. Supernaw, 36, describes himself as being in a state of "petrified adolescence.
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | October 19, 2009
I gave this news some deeper thought after I stopped laughing: Thanks to men, Hagerstown has the dubious honor of ranking No. 2 on the "Eight Cities with the Ugliest Guys" list. The Hagerstown Ugly Man story has been making its rounds as the butt of jokes on Facebook status updates and as a featured story on regional news segments ever since the story was published on Sept. 25. Whether calling Hagerstown men ugly are fighting words depends on a few things - like how you interpret data or if you're a guy or a girl.
February 15, 2009
Maggie Elise Mayes and Joseph A. Lindquist were married Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at the Lavender House Tea Room in McKinney, Texas. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Valerie Mayes of Allen, Texas. The bridegroom is the son of Ray and Glenda Lindquist of Fayetteville, Pa. The bride is a 2006 graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas with a bachelor's degree in sociology. She is a human resources generalist with IMART Express in Carrollton, Texas. The bridegroom is a 2001 graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas with a bachelor's degree in business administration.
August 30, 2013
Nancy Replogle of Clear Spring captured the reserve world championship title and the first- place Super-Select title in aged mares at the 2013 Adequan Select American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show on Aug. 27 in Amarillo. Replogle showed the American quarter horse, Sweet Rosie O Grady, which is owned and bred by RC Whisner of New Stanton, Pa. The 2009 buckskin mare was sired by Kids Classic Style and out of What An Eyeful. In the aged mares class, 15 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $3,000.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | | August 14, 2013
The Texas Steakhouse & Saloon at 927 Foxcroft Ave. has closed, the restaurant's general manager confirmed Wednesday. “Saturday was our last day of business,” Andrew Mason said at the restaurant. Signs posted at the doors thank patrons for their loyalty to the company, “but unfortunately with the hard economy we have been forced to close this location.” Mason said the 40 to 50 full- and part-time staff who worked at the restaurant received little notice of the location's closure.
April 29, 2013
I can't remember where I just put down my coffee cup, but for some reason I have a keen, photo-like memory of my fourth-grade history textbook. And sad to say, it's taken me a lifetime to unlearn all the incorrect images that this book left behind. For example, the textbook had me thinking that Lewis and Clark and an Indian woman basically walked from Washington, D.C., to Seattle in a week or two. The drawing showed the two men in coonskin caps and Sacagawea in fringed buckskin with a feather or two popping out of her dome - they were standing on a hill, and she's pointing to the Pacific Ocean, in case L & C had somehow missed it. It probably was another 30 years before I learned that the expedition needed a small army and a couple of years to span the continent.
March 25, 2013
Alice J. “Sue” Lyon, 89, died at home in Willis, Texas, on Monday, March 18, 2013, following a brief illness. She was born in Daytona Beach, Fla., on April 27, 1923, to George O. and Alice S. Sowers.  She graduated with honors from Hagerstown High School in 1941, and from Washington County Hospital School of Nursing in 1944. In 1945, she entered the Army Nurse Corps, serving at Valley Forge Hospital, where she met her future husband, Tunis J. Lyon, whom she married Feb. 16, 1946, and who preceded her in death after 66 years of marriage.
By BOB PARASILITI | | March 17, 2013
Timing has been everything for the Hagerstown Community College men's basketball team. The Hawks put a closing burst through three tournaments to earn a spot in the NJCAA Division I national tournament in Hutchinson, Kan. The time was right for HCC after nearly a 20-year wait. HCC, seeded 12th in the 24-team field, faces Lee College of Baytown, Texas, on Monday evening at 5:30 in the first round of the revamped tournament. It used to be a 16-team double-elimination format. Now it's single elimination.
January 25, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013 BOYS BASKETBALL KEENE, Texas - Highland View Academy will play for third place in the Southwestern Hoops Classic after splitting a pair of games Friday at Southwestern Adventist University. The Tartans beat Greater Atlanta Academy 75-58 early Friday as Arthur Thomas recorded a triple-double with 23 points, 20 rebounds and 14 blocked shots. Hunter Sorenson led all scorers with 24 points. He hit four of his six 3-pointers in the fourth quarter as Highland View outscored Greater Atlanta 31-15.
January 19, 2013
Ralph Lee Mauck, 74, of Crane, Texas, and formerly of Williamsport, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at his home. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps' 5th Battalion Platoon 172 from 1956 to 1958. Per his wishes, no services will be held. Arrangements are by Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Odessa, Texas.
November 12, 2012
On Oct. 12, Michael Spalding was honored by the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. He received his dean's honor list certificate for maintaining a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher. Spalding is a junior at Texas Tech University and a graduate of South Hagerstown High. He is a business management major. He is the son of Steve and Jill Spalding of Hagerstown.
August 27, 2012
Ben Ross Almond, 74, of Hanover, Pa., husband of Patricia Trostle Almond, went to be with his Lord on Aug. 25, 2012, at York (Pa.) Hospital. Born Jan. 24, 1938, in Marshall, Texas, he was the son of Bennye F. Hammock Almond of Marshall and the late Elmer Henderson Almond.  He was also preceded in death by a son, Rodney Lee Almond, who died in 2002.  A veteran of the U.S. Army and National Guard of Texas, he served his country during the...
July 18, 2012
John Preston Turner, 65, of Richland, Texas, and formerly of 13905 Weaver Ave. in Maugansville, Md., died Tuesday, June 19, 2012, of health complications. Born Feb. 7, 1947, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Norman P. and Dorothy L. Turner. John graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 1965. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of 18 years. He was a member of local Boy Scouts of America Troop 2, and also held the position of Cubmaster in Texas. John retired from Siemens, where he was a computer programmer.
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