Category Archives: West Texas

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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Pelosi to travel to border and South Texas children’s detention facility

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will travel to the southern border of the U.S. on Saturday to be briefed by Customs and Border Protection on the flood of unaccompanied minors entering the country.   The California Democrat will also tour … 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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Lubbock ISD wins lawsuit over banning Jesus Tattoo advertisement

Lubbock ISD wins lawsuit over banning Jesus Tattoo advertisement.

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Larry McMurtry on the Power of the Plains, Myth, Lost Cowboys, and the Sky

  “The plains are a very powerful landscape. They’re not dramatic in the same way as the Rockies, or the California coastline, but they’re forceful.” -Larry McMurtry     Life under the omniscient, infinite West Texas sky will shape your … 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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Amarillo Area Foundation is there to help the Panhandle

This wonderful site is for one of the area’s crown jewels– the Amarillo Area Foundation, a nonprofit community that works to benefit citizens of the Texas Panhandle. The Foundation was formed in 1957, originally to address the needs of the … Continue reading

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Diamonds in the rough

Abilene! Why? Because. http://www.abilenealternativenews.com. I can’t link it, but there it is. Diamonds are always older than us, remember.  ;)

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