Category Archives: Community

Eat a peach this summer in the Lone Star State

Texas Agriculture Daily News A festival of peaches Tuesday, July 08, 2014 This year could be the best peach crop in recent years. Outside Weatherford, the O’Bannon family peach trees are thriving. Jean O’Bannon said, “It is finally a good … Continue reading

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Discussion of GMO foods program set for July 15, Dimmitt

From press release on Texas Ag Daily: Texas Agriculture Daily News Discussion of GMO foods program set for July 15, Dimmitt Monday, July 07, 2014 A program explaining the role of genetically modified organism (GMO) foods in the U.S. food … 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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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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Texas Panhandle Fritch fire: status, ways to help, more

From ProNews7: “As of 5:20p.m., the following stats have been released from the National Weather Service: Consumed 2,583 acres;Destroyed 131 structures – 89 of which were homes;The one fatality during the fire is not directly related to the fire;1300 homes and … Continue reading

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Firefighters continue to battle grassfire between Fritch and Sanford

Emergency personnel from several departments continue to battle a massive grassfire northwest of Fritch that sparked Sunday afternoon. via Firefighters continue to battle grassfire between Fritch and Sanford. Dozens of homes destroyed in Lake Meredith area wildfire “Up to 100 … Continue reading

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