| March 27 2014 - Van de Putte Launches Statewide Bus Tour|
This weekend, San Antonio state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte takes her campaign on the road. The Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor plans to kick off a bus tour on Sunday in SA, making stops in more than 15 cities across the state. Van de Putte, extensively profiled in the Current’s March 26 cover story, will make appearances in cities including McAllen, El Paso, Midland, Nacogdoches and ...
| March 21 2014 - KenMcCormick published BRISTOL TRAFFIC: Diversions around Old Market, accident in...|
WORK to repair a burst water main in Old Market Street is continuing to cause disruption to traffic. All vehicles, including bus services, have been diverted away from the outbound A420 around Broad Plain, Unity Street and Midland Road, where temporary traffic lights are in operation. The diversion affects bus services 4, 6, 7, 24, 36, 42, 43, 44, 45, 48, 49 and 332. Police report that an ...
| February 08 2014 - Midland City Crisis: A Look Inside The Bus|
We know the names Charles Poland, Ethan, and Jimmy Lee Dykes. But what about the others in this tragedy? The ones who saw their friend lose his life protecting them.
| February 08 2014 - Memorial is held for school bus driver in bunker case|
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — A memorial service was held Wednesday night for 66 year old Charles Poland Jr., the school bus driver slain one year ago before a bunker standoff in southeast Alabama.
| February 08 2014 - Children healing one year after shooting on Midland City bus|
It's a scene straight from a horror movie -- an experience no one should ever have to go through. For students on a Midland City bus, they saw it unfold in person. To help cope with the horror, the Southeast Alabama Child Advocacy Center quickly stepped in and provided counseling for many of the students.
| January 28 2014 - Hundreds of flights canceled due to weather|
[...] hundreds of flights were canceled at George Bush Intercontinental Airport and at Hobby Airport with bad weather forecast in several parts of the country. At IAH, 20-year-old C.J. Ochoa was considering taking a bus back home to Midland at Terminal C after his flight was canceled. According to online information, 326 departing flights at IAH are canceled Tuesday through midnight, with 89 ...
| January 28 2014 - Freezing rain reported at IAH; flights canceled|
The weather service reported freezing rain at George Bush Intercontinental Airport at 7:45 a.m. Emmett said the precipitation could move into the city through noon. At IAH, 326 departing flights and 318 arriving flights are canceled through midnight, according to online information. C.J. Ochoa, 20, was considering taking a bus back home to Midland after his flight out of IAH's Terminal C was ...
| January 27 2014 - Memorial set for driver killed in Ala bunker drama|
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — A memorial is planned for the school bus driver who was slain a year ago during a bunker standoff in southeast Alabama. The event honoring 66-year-old Charles Poland Jr. will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Dale County High School in Midland City, just a few miles from the scene of the hostage drama. A gunman boarded Poland's bus on Jan. 29, 2013, demanding children ...
| December 27 2013 - Community Calendar for the Midlands, Dec. 28|
HOLIDAY LIGHTS ON THE RIVER: 6-10 p.m. through Tuesday at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road. Traditional favorites of the holiday drive-through include the Dazzling Dancing Forest, the Good Sports area, Stars and Stripes, a tribute to the armed forces and the Twelve Days of Christmas in lights. Admission is $15 per car; $25 per 15-passenger van and $40 per bus. (803) 772-3903; www.icrc ...
| December 11 2013 - Blind woman helps others see Christmas|
COLUMBIA —During our annual Stuff A Bus a number of volunteers help collect donations but for one Midlands woman it's a yearly tradition despite her not being able to physically see Christmas.
| November 27 2013 - Community Calendar for the Midlands, Nov. 27|
HOLIDAY LIGHTS ON THE RIVER: 6-10 p.m. Wednesday through Dec. 31 at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road. Traditional favorites of the holiday drive-through include the Dazzling Dancing Forest, the Good Sports area, Stars and Stripes, a tribute to the armed forces and the Twelve Days of Christmas in lights. Check out the Wetland Wonderland Walking Trail along the boardwalk with the addition ...
| November 26 2013 - Community Calendar for the Midlands, Nov. 25|
SLEIGH BELL STROLL: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road. Family fun walk amid the displays of Holiday Lights on the River; $5, age 6 and younger, free. Proceeds benefit the Saluda Shoals Foundation. Park entrance will close at 5 p.m.; all parking will be at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church. www.icrc.net