Hundreds attend prayer breakfast
amarillo.com / Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:20:28 +0000
Giving thanks and helping others was the focal point of the 25th Community Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday morning in Amarillo Civic Center Complex North Exhibit Hall.
“This is such an important event,” said Ken Starr, president and chancellor of Baylor University and keynote speaker at the prayer breakfast. “First of all, it’s Thanksgiving week — what a wonderful way to begin with the community coming together in prayer to begin the honoring of Thanksgiving.”
Empty Stocking Fund provides gifts for elderly
amarillo.com / Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:18:02 +0000
On Christmas morning, Hansford Manor in Spearman is bursting with childlike excitement. Wrapping paper is torn off gifts in each room as the facility’s 60-plus residents open a gift prepared just for them.
The presents are paid for in part by donations to Amarillo Globe-News’ Empty Stocking Fund.
War memorial eyes expansion
amarillo.com / Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:04:16 +0000
Randall County commissioners took the first step Tuesday toward allowing Texas Panhandle War Memorial Foundation to build an education center that could cost up to $4 million.
“Right now we’re guessing $3 to $4 million including construction and furnishings, but we’re getting with people who know better,” said Fred Rangel, president of the foundation.
The center, to include interactive opportunities for learning, would be at the War Memorial north of the Randall County Annex on South Georgia Street.
City Council OKs $939K pipeline repair
amarillo.com / Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:03:58 +0000
Amarillo City Council approved the replacement of more than three miles of sewer pipe and taking control of most of the Santa Fe Depot property it bought more than a year ago.
The approximately 18,000 linear feet of sewer lines are in older parts of the city, including just southwest of downtown, north of downtown and east of downtown. The winning bid was from Amarillo Utility Contractors for $939,000, according to city documents.
Word of the Day for Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
amarillo.com / Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:03:43 +0000
WORD OF THE DAY
■ nā vəl
Definition: (adj) of or relating to ships or shipping
Example: “Because my father was often absent on naval duty, my mother suffered me to do much as I pleased.”
– John James Audubon
Today in History for Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
amarillo.com / Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:02:57 +0000
■ On Nov. 26, 1864, English mathematician and writer Charles Dodgson presented a handwritten and illustrated manuscript, “Alice’s Adventures Under Ground,” to his 12-year-old friend Alice Pleasance Liddell; the book was later revised and turned into “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”
■ In 1789, this was a day of thanksgiving set aside by President George Washington to observe the adoption of the Constitution of the United States.
■ In 1825, the first college social fraternity, the Kappa Alpha Society, was formed at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y.
Calendar for Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
amarillo.com / Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:02:40 +0000
Dan Lesperance: 5 p.m. Rounders, 2801 Virginia Circle. Cover. 806-352-3317.
Andy Chase Cundiff: 7 p.m. 575 Pizzeria, 7710 Hillside St., Suite 700. No cover 806-322-5575.
The Chancy Bernson Band: 10 p.m. Golden Light Cantina, 2906 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $7. 806-374-0097 or www.goldenlightcafe.com.
Old Tascosa Cycling Club ride: 6:30 p.m. Gander Mountain, 10300 W. Interstate 40. 806-223-8328 or www.oldtascosa
City employee dies in downtown wreck
amarillo.com / Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:02:55 +0000
A city employee was killed Tuesday in a single-vehicle accident in southeast Amarillo.
Shortly before 1 p.m., Amarillo police responded to a traffic accident in the 800 block of Southeast 10th Avenue.
Police said a 2006 Dodge pickup driven by Lonita Stout Leal, 60, was westbound on Southeast 10th Avenue when it struck concrete along the north side of the underpass, then crossed two lanes and struck the concrete center support.
Leal, who was driving a city of Amarillo pickup, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Borger driller agrees to pay reduced OSHA fine
amarillo.com / Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:10:57 +0000
A Borger company cited for 13 alleged serious safety and health violations at a Channing oil drilling site has agreed to pay a reduced fine after meeting with federal regulators.
Earlier this month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Monday proposed a $46,200 fine against Spradling LP, a limited partnership, over a series of violations the agency said occurred at Rig No. 4 on Travelers oil lease in Channing.
The inspection was sparked by an anonymous complaint of unsafe working conditions, Labor Department spokesman Juan Rodriguez said.
APD IDs suspects in 3 homicides
amarillo.com / Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:02:44 +0000
Potter-Randall Special Crimes Unit investigators released the names and photos of three suspects linked to recent Amarillo homicides.
Anthony Dewayne Campbell, 37; Tyrone Dawayne “K.R.” Black, 22, and Jose Miguel Hernandez, 21, are being sought by police in connection with the deaths of three men, Sgt. Jason Riddlespurger said Tuesday.
Riddlespurger named Campbell a suspect in an aggravated assault that led to the death of Michael Todd Williams, 47, who was found unconscious Oct. 16 in a parking lot at 3001 E. Amarillo Blvd.
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