Calendar for Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
amarillo.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:18:55 +0000
Yvonne Perea: 6 p.m. Pescaraz Italian Restaurant, 3415 Bell St. No cover. 806-350-5430.
Alex Henderson: 6 p.m. I Don’t Know Sports Bar & Grill, 1301 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-7985.
Live music: 6:30 p.m. Bracero’s Bar & Grill, 2822 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-220-2395.
Mike Fuller: 6:30 p.m. Fire Slice Pizzeria, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave. No cover. 806-331-2232.
‘No risk right now’
While a patient in Dallas has been confirmed to have the Ebola virus, Dr. Hector Gonzalez, director of the Laredo Health Department, said Wednesday he is more concerned with influenza and enterovirus D-68.
Three vie for District III seat
With a little more than two weeks before early voting begins, candidates for Laredo City Council District III are informing the public about their platforms.
Amarillo police to host luncheon to benefit emergency fund
amarillo.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:58:01 +0000
Amarillo police will host the second Police Benefit Fundraiser starting at 11 a.m. Friday at the fenced police parking lot at Southeast Third Avenue and South Fillmore Street.
Police will serve lunches that include a hamburger, sausage dog, chips and a drink for a $7 donation to Amarillo Police Benefit Fund, which assists APD employees and their families in times of need.
To-go orders are available by calling 806-378-4257 or 806-378-9468. Visa and MasterCard will be accepted.
Police release sketch of robbery suspect
amarillo.com / Thu, 02 Oct 2014 02:09:48 +0000
Amarillo police released a sketch Wednesday depicting a possible suspect and a photo of a possible witness from an armed robbery at Whataburger, 4111 S.W. 45th Ave.
At 4:45 a.m. Sept. 27, police responded to the armed robbery call, where witnesses said a man wearing navy coveralls with a white t-shirt and a hockey mask covering his face demanded money from store employees.
The man, who was armed with a handgun, fled the store with an undetermined amount of cash. No injuries were reported in the robbery.
The light gray sky bloomed with the neon pink as dozens of breast cancer survivors participated Wednesday night in the fourth annual “No Me Olvides” candlelight vigil at Laredo Medical Center.
Shots fired in northeast Amarillo
amarillo.com / Thu, 02 Oct 2014 06:43:14 +0000
Amarillo police are investigating a Wednesday night shots fired call in a northeast Amarillo neighborhood.
No injuries were reported.
About 11:45 p.m., police responded to a drive-by shooting call in the 1300 block of East Central Avenue, Sgt. John Call said.
Police had recovered shell casings from the block. No arrests had been made.
Schools, border security top Abbott’s list
amarillo.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:10:49 +0000
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said that keeping the state’s economic engines chugging, making Texas No. 1 in education and securing the Lone Star State’s borders would be his first priorities if elected governor.
During a Wednesday visit to Amarillo, Abbott said Texas leads the nation in job creation and that, as governor, he would continue to ensure the state maintains that status.
Abbott, a Republican, faces state Sen. Wendy Davis, a Democrat, in the Nov. 4 gubernatorial race.
Grand Prairie man sending $2.8 million worth of medicine to Liberia
Naval Air Station locked down after driver failed to stop
Crime Stoppers tip leads to robbery arrest
amarillo.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:29:04 +0000
Amarillo police detectives acting on a tip from Amarillo Crime Stoppers found and arrested a man in connection with a convenience store robbery Wednesday at his home in north Amarillo.
Sixto Mario Cordova, 42, was booked into Potter County jail on a charge of aggravated robbery. The charge stems from a Saturday morning robbery at Toot’n Totum, 5409 E. Amarillo Blvd.
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