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Amarilloan’s death under investigation
amarillo.com / Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:03:22 +0000

Potter-Randall Special Crimes Unit detectives are investigating a man’s death after an assault this month on East Amarillo Boulevard.

At 8:34 p.m. Oct. 16, police responded to an assault call at 3001 E. Amarillo Blvd.

Officers found Michael Todd Williams, 47, lying in a parking lot.

Williams was unresponsive and transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

On Oct. 21, Williams was released from the hospital.

He returned to the hospital Oct. 25 and died on Sunday morning.

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Lopez found guilty
LMTonline.com / Sat, 1 Nov 2014 03:28:40 -0500
Jurors returned a guilty verdict late Thursday after deliberating for six hours in the trial of a man accused of being involved in the torturing and killing of 32-year-old Ricardo Vasquez in August 2013.

Jefferson fundraiser grisly good time for costumed
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A good crowd was on hand Wednesday night at the Opera House Theatre Players-sponsored Monster Karaoke and Krazy Kostume Kontest held at the DB Frachise restaurant in downtown Jefferson.

Harrison County residents turn out to express election woes
news-journal.com / Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0500
MARSHALL — After no receiving ballots and voter registration cards, Harrison County residents turned up en masse Thursday to a special meeting of the Harrison County Elections Commission to hear how i

Hiring fair set for Nov. 13
LMTonline.com / Sat, 1 Nov 2014 03:28:40 -0500
A hiring fair will be held Nov. 13 at Uni-Trade Stadium.

The Rivalry: Notes from the game
amarillo.com / Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:28:22 +0000

Young fans

Some of the younger fans weren’t too enthralled by Friday’s Amarillo High-Tascosa game, opting instead to play around the bleachers.

But when the crowd would cheer after a great play, the children would join in with yells and chest bumps.

Fan food

Nachos and coffee were popular concession stand refreshments among the fans, many of whom commented on the chilly weather.

The temperature was 46 degrees in Amarillo at game’s end.

Painted faces

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AISD substitute accused of hitting child
amarillo.com / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:57:43 +0000

A substitute teacher for Amarillo Independent School District stands accused of hitting a student in the back, Amarillo ISD spokeswoman Holly Shelton said in a statement Friday.

Amarillo Police Department is investigating allegations of a simple assault involving a woman and a boy at Avondale Elementary School on Oct. 22, Sgt. Brent Barbee said.

On Oct. 27, the boy’s parent filed an online report with APD that alleged the adult “punched the child’s back” in class while the child was seated, Barbee said.

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Word of the day for Nov. 1, 2014
amarillo.com / Sat, 01 Nov 2014 03:26:06 +0000

WORD OF THE DAY

abnegate

■ ab·ne·gate

■ ab ni gāt

Definition: (v) deny, renounce

Example: “The fact of so little cultivation does not abnegate the existence of industry on the part of the villagers.”

— Mayne Reid



Baxter: Silent partner vital to farm
amarillo.com / Sat, 01 Nov 2014 03:13:32 +0000

Her name’s on the note at the Valley Bank, boys,

Though she might have questioned the loan

She signed her John Henry ‘neath yours on the line

And she will ‘til the kids are all grown.

Nobody’s counted the pickups she’s pulled

Or measured the miles she’s put on the rake

Kept track of the pancakes or lunches she’s packed

Or the number of times she lay there awake

Praying her prayers for the man in her bed.

God only knows, ‘cause He’s keepin’ track.

She’s buildin’ up interest somewhere down the line

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Denton votes on fracking ban
news-journal.com / Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0500
DENTON — Anti-fracking activists and campaigners backed by big oil and gas companies sparred outside of voting sites on the last day of early voting in a North Texas university town that’s considering

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