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WTxHITREC to help health care providers adopt e-records in West Texas

November 26, 2010

Under the nation’s new health care reform plan, all Americans must have access to electronic medical records, or e-records, by 2014. Doctors not using e-records will lose a percentage of their Medicare reimbursement fees starting in 2015.
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health has created the West Texas Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (WTxHITREC) to help physicians and other health care providers across West Texas adopt and use e-records in their practices.

Gas prices slide for Thanksgiving travelers

November 26, 2010

As more than 40 million Americans and 3.3 million Texans are experiencing Thanksgiving travel, they’ll find falling gasoline prices. According to the AAA Texas Fuel Gauge report, the statewide average in Texas dropped four cents to $2.68 from $2.72 a gallon last week. Nationally the drop was two cents from $2.89 to $2.87.
Texas continues to be well below the national average, this week the difference is 19 cents.

Black Friday in Sweetwater

November 26, 2010

Many local stores saw many customers early this morning for Black Friday sales. Stores were lined with customers and had extra help on the floors and at doors. Above, receipts were checked at a local retailer.

Students win scholarships

November 26, 2010

Tanner Crain and Sarah Witt were the two senior winners of $100 scholarship each from Panhandle Plains Management and Servicing Corporation. Their names were drawn on Nov. 11, at the conclusion of the financial aid meeting which was held in the high school library.

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