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School districts consider dates to make up snow days
amarillo.com / Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:14:34 +0000

After a snowstorm forced Amarillo Independent School District to cancel classes Thursday, the district had to choose to hold classes on either Good Friday, April 3, or on May 22, the Friday before Memorial Day.

All five Amarillo metro-area school districts canceled classes Thursday after the city received 12 inches of snow, including 11 inches Wednesday to break a daily record for the most snow on Jan. 21.

Amarillo ISD will make up its snow day May 22, leaving Good Friday a holiday, district spokeswoman Holly Shelton said.

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Buddy Holly Center to honor 56th anniversary of ‘Day Music Died’
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:23:21 +0000

The 56th anniversary of “The Day The Music Died” will commence with free admission to the Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave., at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3.

Free admission will be available to the museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will include the “J.I. Allison House: Thumbs, Pianos and Musical Shakers,” an interactive activity, available in the education space until 3 p.m.

Free trolley tours will offer a one-of-a-kind looks at Buddy Holly sites and will take place at 1:30 and 3 p.m.

Seating is limited on the tours, and reservations are suggested.

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Texas prison budget feels strain as age of prisoners keeps rising
amarillo.com / Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:16:15 +0000

HUNTSVILLE — Christopher Aldridge walks into the clinic, hops onto the edge of the examination table and greets his doctor.

Aldridge, 33, had brain surgery in Austin three years ago because of a buildup of pressure inside his skull. He now needs regular appointments with a specialist.

“Have you had any vision changes?” the doctor says.

Aldridge replies “yes” before responding to questions about headaches, dizziness and pain.

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Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe in Miami
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:22:41 MST
MIAMI (AP) - Miss Colombia Paulina Vega, a relative pageant newcomer, has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other

Tahoka to host crops conference
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:22:35 +0000

An alternative crops conference will be held Wednesday, Jan. 28 in Tahoka.

This year, the program will focus on grain crops. Admission is $10.

The program will be held at the Tahoka Housing Authority, 1400 Ave. K.

For more information, contact Wendy Scott, county agent for family and consumer sciences, at (806) 561-4562.

TxDOT roadwork report for week of Jan. 25
news-journal.com / Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Here’s a look at roadwork planned this week across Northeast Texas by the Texas Department of Transportation:

Part of Southwest 34th Avenue to be closed to fix potholes
amarillo.com / Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:16:09 +0000

Large potholes in the eastbound lanes of SW 34th Avenue have prompted lane closures according to the Amarillo Police Department.

The eastbound lanes of 34th from Soncy to Brennan Boulevard will be closed through at least Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. according to a news release.

Westbound traffic is permitted but motorists in the area are advised to drive with caution.

Sister still seeks her missing brother
news-journal.com / Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
MARSHALL — Sunday marked 14 years without answers for Jolene Oney.

George Bush’s advice: Don’t paint your mom or wife
mysanantonio.com / Sun, 14 Dec 2014 18:40:50 UT
WASHINGTON (AP) — George W. Bush doesn't readily offer political opinions, but when it comes to portraits, he has some broad-brush advice: Bush has said that an essay by Winston Churchill on painting inspired him to take lessons after leaving office.

United Wayprogress
news-journal.com / Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
This is a weekly look at progress toward the Greater Longview United Way goal of $1.3 million.

Kwahadi Dancers mark 50-year anniversary
amarillo.com / Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:13:39 +0000

“There’s almost a magic to this place,” said Nick Wilson, an 11-year veteran Kwahadi Dancer.

Wilson participated in Sunday’s opening show of the 50th anniversary Winter Night Ceremonials at Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian.

The lights were dimmed and the stage was intricately lit as the drums began and dancers emerged to perform native Pueblo Indian dances during the opening show at 3 p.m.

The Winter Night Ceremonials show, “Tyonui,” featured dances of the farmer cultures of Native American tribes in New Mexico and Arizona.

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Lawmakers consider boosting earthquake research
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:07:00 -0600
State lawmakers are considering a nearly $2.5 million plan to help answer a pressing question in some Texas communities: Why does the ground keep shaking?

Gilmer City Council to discuss police racial profiling report
news-journal.com / Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600
Gilmer City Council is scheduled to meet at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday to consider the 2014 racial profiling report as presented by the Gilmer Police Department.

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