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Calendar for Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
amarillo.com / Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:49:20 +0000


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

Solano Project: 6 p.m. Ruby Tequila’s Mexican Kitchen, 2001 S. Georgia St. 806-358-7829.

El Trio Cortez: 6:30 p.m. Bracero’s Bar & Grill, 2822 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-220-2395.

Redmix: 7 p.m. Acapulco Mexican Restaurant & Bar, 727 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-373-8889.

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Multi-vehicle wrecks on I-27 and I-40 clogging afternoon traffic
amarillo.com / Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:35:00 +0000

Traffic is backed up in both directions of Interstate 27 near McCormick Road exit after a three-vehicle wreck Friday afternoon.

A black Ford SUV, a black jeep and another white vehicle were involved in a collision that caused minor injuries, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers said.

Authorities are working to clear the wreckage in rainy conditions. Two of the vehicles are being towed from the median of the highway.

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Gregg judge says he is monitoring moisture scale, anticipates declaring summer’s first burn ban so
news-journal.com / Sat, 20 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
A relatively wet summer is ending on a dry note, and Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt said he is watching a key index to see if the season’s first burn ban might be necessary.

40th annual Gladewater arts, crafts festival set for today
news-journal.com / Sat, 20 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The Gladewater Chamber of Commerce plans to have its 40th annual Arts and Crafts Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

APD probes shooting that victim won’t discuss
amarillo.com / Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:22:54 +0000

A 20-year-old man was mum on the circumstances that led to his treatment for a gunshot wound to the chest in the early hours of Friday morning, Amarillo police said.

About 1:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to Northwest Texas Hospital on a report of a shooting and found a man who had been driven to the hospital by a man who a Randall County deputy later identified, police said.

Officers didn’t gain any details on the shooting from the victim, police said.

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Today in History for Saturday, Sept. 20
amarillo.com / Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:48:35 +0000

■ On September 20, 1519, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his crew set out from Spain on five ships to find a western passage to the Spice Islands. (Magellan was killed enroute, but one of his ships eventually circled the world.)

■ In 1870, Italian troops took control of the Papal States, leading to the unification of Italy.

■ In 1884, the National Equal Rights Party was formed during a convention of suffragists in San Francisco; the convention nominated Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood for president.

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Resident travels to D.C. to speak to lawmakers
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sat, 20 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Marshall resident Renae Smith, along with 600 cancer patients, survivors and volunteers, traveled to the nation’s capital earlier this week to Congress to take steps to make cancer a national priority

Fence jumper at White House sparks evacuation
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:42:21 MDT
WASHINGTON (AP) - Much of the White House was evacuated on Friday after someone jumped over the fence and ran toward the executive mansion, minutes after President Barack Obama had departed.

Traffic on I-10 near UTEP back to normal
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:56:23 MDT
Traffic is backed to normal on Interstate 10 near UTEP but it could get crowded again after the One Direction concert ends.

Harrison County Historical Museum gets $150K grant
news-journal.com / Sat, 20 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The Harrison County Historical Museum received a $150,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to benefit a phase of a new museum project for the design, fabrication and installatio

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