WEATHER: (July 1, 2015) WEDNESDAY – High yesterday afternoon was 91 at 5:00; this morning’s low was 65 at 7:00. KPANcast: Sunny, hot and humid. A 20% chance of rain tonight.


LOCAL: The Hereford Economic Development Corporation board meets today at 4:30 at the chamber of commerce office to discuss monthly reports, projects and prospects………Two separate lawsuits were filed by groups of states Monday against the Environmental Protection Agency over the Waters of the U.S. rule, which would expand federal jurisdiction over surface waters under the Clean Water Act. Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi filed claims in Houston federal court that the rule would illegally transfer authority from the states to the EPA. Livestock industry and agriculture groups have opposed the rule, which was published Monday in the Federal Register……...AAA Texas predicts that 3.1 million Texans will travel over the July Fourth holiday period, which is defined as today through Sunday, with 2.6 million of those hitting the highway. Gasoline prices are at the lowest level in five years for the Fourth of July, with Texas prices at an average of $2.57 a gallon and nationwide at $2.77. Prices in Hereford are a quarter below the state average at $2.31 a gallon………Hereford Regional will hold a lactation/breastfeeding class Thursday 6:15-8:30pm, with a $10 fee per couple. To register call 364-7512……..The Lubbock-based band Genuine Draft will play a benefit concert/dance Friday 7:00-10:00 at Spicer Gripp Arena. Admission is free………KPAN salutes Micah Noland as the Good Neighbor of the Day………Dignified, professional and affordable care at Hereford Heritage Funeral Home.


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