Category Archives: Amarillo

Biking across the Panhandle for 4-H Healthy Living Program

Joe Ostaszewski reminds us that fitness is as simple as getting outside, riding your bike, and having fun. He was a finalist on The Biggest Loser. He is riding a bicycle across the country to raise awareness for the 4-H … Continue reading

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Texas Veterans Portal

The Texas Veterans Portal is a site compiled by the Texas.gov site to make resources for Texas Veterans easier to find. Some examples of what you can find there: Learn about the Hazlewood Act: “a State of Texas benefit that … Continue reading

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Pumping Water From Lake Meredith Once More

In Panhandle, a Growing Need for a Shallow Lake’s Water by Neena Satija, The Texas Tribune Aug. 8, 2014 In a sign of just how strapped the Texas Panhandle and South Plains are for water supplies, water systems in the … Continue reading

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Atrazine still seeping into drinking water supplies across the US

Atrazine still seeping into drinking water supplies across the US – Myhighplains.com –   

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West Texas County Wants Nuclear Waste Dumped to Improve Conditions

The town of Mentone, which has a population of 95, is nestled in Loving County, Texas. Officials believe that having nuclear waste dumped there would improve roads, schools, and bring more business to the county. The waste would have to … Continue reading

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Documentary will focus on Marsh 3’s unusual art | Amarillo Globe-News

Instead of a documentary that discusses Stanley Marsh’s illegal actions and scandals, this documentary strives to highlight the art and artists that he hired. In my humble opinion, the people who created the art that made Marsh famous never got … Continue reading

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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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