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Homer’s death could hurt charities
amarillo.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 02:49:07 +0000

Area charities are facing the possibility of losing more than $100,000 in yearly donations generated by Homer’s Backyard Ball after a man died following a scuffle with security guards May 16 at the annual outdoor Texas country music festival in Amarillo.

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Cattle drive to return, double in size
amarillo.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 02:05:45 +0000

For the second year in a row, longhorn cattle will thunder through downtown Amarillo in a bigger, bolder Coors Cowboy Club Cattle Drive June 4.

Last year, participants drove 30 Texas longhorns through the streets of downtown on their way to the Tri-State Fairgrounds.

This year, organizers have doubled the drive with 30 more cattle as part of the kick-off of the 28th Coors Cowboy Club Ranch Rodeo to be held June 5 and 6 at the Amarillo National Center at the Tri-State Fairgrounds.

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Lake Meredith wins $162K for new trail
amarillo.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 02:05:15 +0000

The National Park Service’s Lake Meredith National Recreation Area has one of 17 Texas trail projects to get federal funds passed through the state.

It is getting $162,240 to build a new 3.4-mile trail and installing an erosion control system and signs, according to a news release.

The money comes from tax revenue generated by gasoline purchases for off-road motorcycles and four-wheelers and is meant to fund new and improved recreational trails.

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Word of the day for Sunday, May 24, 2015
amarillo.com / Sat, 23 May 2015 23:05:23 +0000

WORD OF THE DAY

prolix

■ pro·lix

■ prō liks

Definition: (adj) unduly prolonged or drawn out

Example: The professor’s speech was extremely prolix, and the students started falling asleep.


Today in History for Sunday May 24, 2015
amarillo.com / Sat, 23 May 2015 23:05:03 +0000

■ On May 24, 1935, the first major league baseball game to be played at night took place at Cincinnati’s Crosley Field as the Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 2-1.

■ In 1775, John Hancock was elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding Peyton Randolph.

■ In 1844, Samuel F.B. Morse transmitted the message “What hath God wrought” from Washington to Baltimore as he formally opened America’s first telegraph line.

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Calendar for Sunday, May 24, 2015
amarillo.com / Sat, 23 May 2015 23:04:50 +0000

Entertainment

Bakersfield Twang: 6 p.m. Amarillo Area Singles Dance Club. Ages 39 and older. VFW Post 1475, 1401 W. Eighth Ave. Cover. Nonsmoking. 806-662-5185.

Public meetings

Tuesday

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South Plains Food Bank aims to help Plainview
amarillo.com / Sat, 23 May 2015 20:20:25 +0000

Editor’s note: The Regional Roundup is a weekly section highlighting standout stories from area newspapers. This week’s installment features the efforts of the South Plains Food Bank, a Pampa World War II veteran turning 95 and buckets of rain splashing the Perryton area.

PLAINVIEW — “In the blink of an eye, your whole world can change,” said Carol Kimball as she shared her story in front of a group of Plainview community leaders at the Trinity Life Church Wednesday.

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Water plan is ready for review
amarillo.com / Sat, 23 May 2015 20:14:59 +0000

The Panhandle Water Planning Group will be taking comments
on its latest version of the Regional Water Plan.

It will host a public hearing for that purpose at 6 p.m. June 22 at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Amarillo, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. There will be a presentation of the plan, a public comment period and comments from group members.

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Heavy rains drench Texas Panhandle
amarillo.com / Sat, 23 May 2015 19:14:24 +0000

When it came to heavy rains on Saturday, Amarillo was far from alone.

Palo Duro State Park Police officer Travis Forrest said he saw 6- and 8-foot water levels at crossings in the park. The park was closed for about an hour Saturday as personnel worked to clear a rock slide that covered about 100 yards of roadway near the entrance.

Trails remained opened Saturday but Forrest discouraged people from hiking on them, as it could make the trials ruddy once they dry out.

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Underwater woes
amarillo.com / Sat, 23 May 2015 16:44:54 +0000

Thunderstorms dropped 2 to 4 inches of rain across Amarillo on Saturday, flooding streets in the areas of Southwest 45th Avenue between Soncy Road and South Western Street, Western and West Amarillo Boulevard, South Coulter Street from Hollywood Road to Interstate 40 and Southwest Sixth Avenue.

The city’s Emergency Operations Center in Amarillo received 2.23 inches of rain by about 9:30 a.m. The National Weather Service office north of Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport received a May 23 record of 2.08 inches of rain by 6 p.m.

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