Category Archives: News

Christmas Balloon Glow at Palo Duro Canyon

From 96.9FM site: “Enjoy Christmas activities at the Mack Dick Group Pavilion and view a beautiful hot air balloon glow. This is a free event but non-perishable food items accepted for the High Plains Food Bank. Walk around and meet … Continue reading

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World’s Oldest Water Found in Earth’s Crust

There’s more of it than was thought deep in the earth’s crust. Scientists studying Canadian, South African and Scandinavian mines, respectively, have arrived at this discovery. There’s more of it than previously speculated (2.5 cubic miles), and it also has … Continue reading

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Standing Up to Terrorism in Richardson

In response to the Sony hack, the Alamo Drafthouse movie theater in Richardson, TX decided to show a film about Kim Jong Il, a 2004 satirical documentary instead of The Interview. Scheduled for December 27th, Team America has a good … Continue reading

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Life With Amarillo Ramp

(Art. Over on Glasstire.com.) http://glasstire.com/2014/12/11/my-life-with-amarillo-ramp/

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Texas drilling more urban than we think

Amid Tension, Texas Mulls Oversight of Urban Drilling by Jim Malewitz, The Texas Tribune Dec. 18, 2014 Turns out, oil and gas drilling makes some city slickers cranky.  The Railroad Commission of Texas is mulling how to beef up oversight of … Continue reading

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Races of Injured While at Work Goes Unreported in TX

Injury Data by Race Goes Uncollected in Texas by Jay Root, The Texas Tribune Oct. 10, 2014 Austin lawyer Brad McClellan became convinced a few years ago that one of his clients, a black man who had been horribly injured … Continue reading

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Macaroni & Cheese Smackdown to Benefit Local Nonprofit

The comfort food that is Mac-n-cheese will be featured in a competition between local business to make the best version of the dish. The public can benefit from the delicious smack down, called The Big Cheese, as can the local … Continue reading

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Our Holiday Lights Are Visible From Space

Scientists with NASA are using holiday lights to track people’s energy use in urban areas. Through satellite imagery, they tracked light patterns in 1200 cities over the past two years. Light on earth visible from space at night increased over … Continue reading

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Wave of anti-net neutrality comments has ties to Koch Brothers

“A letter-writing campaign that appears to have been organized by a shadowy organization with ties to the Koch Brothers inundated the Federal Communications Commission with missives opposed to net neutrality (NN), an analysis by the Sunlight Foundation reveals. Over the … Continue reading

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Strange Petition on Net Neutrality

It’s very strange and misleading with emotionally charged manipulative language. Huh? http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/12/shadowy-anti-net-neutrality-group-submitted-56-5-of-comments-to-fcc/

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