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Amarillo native brings ‘Hits’ to town
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:19:09 +0000

An Amarillo-born movie producer is leading the charge to change the way movies are released.

Jessica Latham, who was a producer for the 2013 Oscar-winning short documentary “Inocete,” worked with comedian David Cross to release a movie in a way that no feature film had ever been released before.

“Hits,” which made its debut in 2014 at the Sundance Film Festival, was released on the peer-to-peer file sharing site BitTorrent in February, in addition to a Kickstarter-funded series of screenings in 50 cities across the country.

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El Paso County unemployment rate of 5.3 percent remains below national rate
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:06:48 MDT
El Paso County's unemployment rate was below the national rate in February for the second consecutive month — something that has not happened in years, data released Friday show.

Pilot killed in crash outside El Paso County was concerned about weather
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:05:29 MDT
The pilot of a small Cessna airplane who was killed in a crash just outside El Paso County last week was concerned about weather conditions before the accident, a report by the National Transportation Safety Board states.


Word of the Day for Saturday, March 28
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:18:23 +0000

WORD OF THE DAY

oakum

■ oa.kum

■ ō kəm

Definition: (n) loosely twisted hemp or jute fiber impregnated with tar or a tar derivative and used in caulking seams and packing joints

Example: The strands of old junk were teased apart in the process called picking oakum.


City to lower Martin Road Lake floodplain
amarillo.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:09:59 +0000

The big dig will begin soon at Martin Road Lake and the city of Amarillo will hold a meeting to tell residents and property owners what to expect in the effort to lower the floodplain to get businesses and homes out of it.

The informational meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Travis Middle School cafeteria at 2815 Martin Road, according to a news release.

City Council members awarded a $4 million contract to D.E. Rice Construction on March 3 to do the work that will include removing 407,000 cubic yards of dirt.

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Calendar for Saturday, March 28
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:16:49 +0000

Entertainment

Freedom in Music Project fundraiser: 4 p.m. Moe Dog’s, 3515 S.W. Sixth Ave. Features The High Desert Blues Band. no cover; donations accepted. 806-374-0097, www.goldenlightcafe.com or www.thefreedominmusicproject.com.

Cimarron Moon: 6 p.m. Pescaraz Italian Restaurant, 3415 Bell St. No cover. 806-350-5430.

James Olen: 7 p.m. Eddie’s Napoli’s Italian Restaurant, 700 S. Taylor St. No cover. 806-220-2588.

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Horizon City to host first wine festival in April
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:26:11 MDT
Horizon City will host its first wine festival this April, showcasing wine from across the world, officials said.

Police searching for suspect involved in 6-hour SWAT situation in West El Paso
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:31:15 MDT
Police, including SWAT, are outside at a home in West El Paso where they think a man has broken into a residence and they are attempting to reach him.

Texas Community Futures Forum is April 7
myplainview.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:46:00 -0500
The Texas Community Futures forum will be held in Hale Country to assist local Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agents and the Leadership Advisory Board identify the most critical issues affec

Students lobby for state tuition grant at capitol
myplainview.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:01:00 -0500
AUSTIN -- Wayland Baptist University students visited the state capitol on Tuesday, March 24, to lobby for continuation of the Tuition Equalization Grant, a program which helps private school students

Baby gazelle Mystique reunited with herd at El Paso Zoo
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:17:53 MDT
A family of gazelles at the El Paso Zoo has been reunited as the newest baby has joined the herd, officials said.

Community garden at the Chamizal area in El Paso planted
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:59:02 MDT
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