Area schools practice for tornado strike
amarillo.com / Wed, 22 May 2013 04:14:59 +0000
Several area school districts have plans in place to ensure safety if a tornado like the deadly storm that hit Moore, Okla., ever touches down.
Many of the Amarillo-area schools’ procedures involve gathering students in an area away from exterior walls and glass.
Randy Smith, Amarillo Independent School District safety manager, said there is a districtwide plan, but each campus has its own emergency procedures.
Updated: Amber Alert issued for missing McKinney infant
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 21 May 2013 17:01:00 -0500
The McKinney Police Department has issued an Amber Alert for a 10-month-old girl after she was last reported to have been seen in McKinney.
Tense budget standoff in Capitol will continue Wednesday
Statesman.com / Tue, 21 May 2013 21:39:30 -0500
The budget standoff at the Texas Capitol continued into a second day Tuesday as a ...
Zoning issue put before council
GoSanAngelo.com / Wed, 22 May 2013 02:20:00 -0000
San Angelo resident Bill Murray is frustrated that proposed zone changes in the city’s Vision Plan could affect his business.
Herman: 737 comes to the 512
Statesman.com / Tue, 21 May 2013 16:50:35 -0500
The 737 is on final approach, and Central Texas never will be the same.
Safety Board: ATF blocking Texas fertilizer plant blast probe
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 22 May 2013 00:01:39 MDT
WACO, Texas (AP) - Federal agents and the state fire marshal have effectively barred a federal safety panel from the site of a Texas fertilizer plant blast that killed 15 people and injured about 200 others, hampering its investigation, the panel's chairman said.
Texas Senate to vote on reforming endangered species program
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 21 May 2013 19:32:00 -0500
Texas senators are expected to vote today on legislation that would reform the state's endangered species program, credited with keeping the dunes sagebrush lizard from being listed as endangered by t
Power plant steps taken
timesrecordnews.com / Wed, 22 May 2013 05:00:00 -0000
Wichita Falls city councilors passed four items dealing with the Coronado Power Ventures plant Tuesday morning, setting the groundwork for the company to build a $650 million facility in the Wichita Falls Business Park.
Marshall sends aid, volunteers to Okla. tornado aftermath
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 22 May 2013 04:00:00 -0500
After the devastation Oklahoma faced from recent tornadoes, Sullivan’s Funeral Home is doing its part to help those affected by sending any and all supplies they can get their hands on.
Editorial: Craddick delivers again for Basin, UTPB
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 21 May 2013 21:00:00 -0500
The Texas House of Representatives will hold a key vote in the coming days on a bill that will include $48 million in tuition revenue bonds for the construction of an engineering building at the Unive
Woman gets 50 years for attack on ex-husband
Statesman.com / Tue, 21 May 2013 15:53:06 -0500
A woman on Tuesday was sentenced to 50 years in prison after she was convicted ...
Walk to raise funds for pregnancy disorder cure
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 22 May 2013 00:06:38 UT
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Supporters of the Preeclampsia Foundation can participate in a June 8 fund-raising walk in Olmos Park.
Organizations mobilize tornado relief
amarillo.com / Wed, 22 May 2013 04:14:03 +0000
Organizations across the Texas Panhandle are preparing to offer disaster relief to Moore, Okla., after the area was devastated by a massive tornado Monday afternoon.
Martha Riddlespurger, American Red Cross Texas Panhandle chapter emergency services field inspector, said the chapter is on standby, but no volunteers have been deployed to Oklahoma.
“We’re waiting to see, since we’re supposed to have severe weather in this area and region,” said Riddlespurger, referring to severe weather expected to arrive in the Amarillo area Thursday.
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