Category Archives: Amarillo

The NYTimes on Stanley Marsh

From June 23rd: Stanley Marsh, Cadillac Rancher, Dies at 76, Shadowed by Charges By BRUCE WEBER JUNE 23, 2014 Stanley Marsh, the proudly eccentric and locally prominent millionaire who was best known for commissioning the public art project known as … Continue reading

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Still more ways to help Fritch, TX

The May fire damage in Fritch was significant, but it wasn’t enough for the town to get federal relief. For a long time, the area’s economy depended on tourism to Lake Meredith, whose water level has hit an all-time low. … Continue reading

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Texas Observer Annual Short Story Contest

Also open to writers outside of Texas. It’s Story Time!   The rules for the annual Texas Observer Short Story Contest contain a clause that reads, “No restriction on genre; entries with a Texas setting or theme are encouraged.” Writers … Continue reading

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Juvenile Possibly Involved in Starting Fritch Fire The Double Diamond Fire, which burned 200 structures, is suspected to have been started by a kid, according to the Hutchinson County Fire Marshal. It’s still under investigation. 

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There are single parents in Texas.

Acknowledgment is awesome sometimes, isn’t it?  The State of Texas has a few resources here and there that at least acknowledge the struggle of single parenting. I digress. It’s good to investigate sites that acknowledge the reality of it all, … Continue reading

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More ways to help Fritch, Texas after wildfires

-St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Amarillo -Fritch Fire Volunteers — please note! The address for the multi-agency resource center — MARC — has changed. The new address is 308 Ridgeland, Fritch TX 79030. Please follow the Red Cross signs. -Toot’n Totum … Continue reading

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Fritch Wildfire Benefit Show -June 7 @ Spud’s in Borger

A benefit show with live music to help rebuild Fritch, Texas and help the victims after the wildfires that ravaged the town and over 150 homes is in the works. Details are being ironed out, but please refer to the … Continue reading

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What’s up at Amarillo City Hall?

Originally posted on High Plains Blogger:
I posted a blog recently about the Amarillo Animal Control Department troubles and suggested that the verdict may be in on the fate of the two top animal control officials who have been put…

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Native Amarillo writer George Saunders on the Nature of Kindness

In 2013, The New York Times referred to Amarillo-born writer George Saunders’ book The Tenth of December as “the best book you’ll read this year.” A short story writer, Mr. Saunders has this year won the Story Prize and the $67,000 … Continue reading

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Amarillo And A Random Nuke Train

Originally posted on Kristoffer Tripplaar Isn't A Real Photographer:
During my New Mexico Cold War Extravaganza last year I took a quick trip into Texas to stop by the long closed Amarillo Air Force Base. The base was closed…

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