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DPS bust nets meth, cocaine, marijuana
amarillo.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:54:05 +0000

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers seized marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine worth more than $330,000 in Hall County during an investigation this week, Trooper Daniel Hawthorne said in a news release.

DPS received information from Hall County Sheriff’s Office that led to the initial seizure of 14 grams of meth and 2.8 grams of cocaine.

On Wednesday, DPS troopers stopped a 2012 GMC pickup on U.S. Highway 287 south of Memphis based on information of criminal activity.

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Calendar for Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
amarillo.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:34:14 +0000


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

Cloud Seed & Big Chief Tablet: 7 p.m. Cowboy Gelato, 2806 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-376-5286.

Anthony Enriquez: 7:30 p.m. D’Vine Wine, 2600 Wolflin Ave. No cover. 806-467-9463.

Blue Denim II: 7:30 p.m. McLean Dance Club, Country Road Z, McLean. 806-867-2029.

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Today in History for Nov. 22, 2014
amarillo.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:33:15 +0000

For release Saturday, Nov. 22

Today is Saturday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2014. There are 39 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas; Texas Gov. John B. Connally, in the same open car as the president, was seriously wounded. Suspected gunman Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested.

On this date:

In 1718, English pirate Edward Teach — better known as “Blackbeard” — was killed during a battle off present-day North Carolina.

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Word of the day for Saturday, Nov. 2, 2014
amarillo.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:33:01 +0000



■ hu·mane

■ hyÜ-ˈmān

Definition: (adj) marked by compassion, sympathy, or consideration for humans or animals

Example: “Leadership is liberating people to do what is required of them in the most effective and humane way possible.”

— Max Depree

Border security a priority for Legislature
amarillo.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:25:12 +0000

AUSTIN — Even before President Barack Obama unveiled his controversial immigration plan Thursday night, border security was already a priority for Attorney General and soon-to-be Gov. Greg Abbott, as well for the overwhelmingly Republican Texas Legislature.

But with less than two months before the next session begins, the president’s executive action essentially puts border security funding at a higher level than initially anticipated.

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Train, tractor-trailer collide
amarillo.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:10:02 +0000

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and Hutchinson County deputies are investigating a Friday night train versus tractor-trailer wreck at the entrance to Sid Richardson Carbon Plant, 9455 Farm-to-Market Road 1559.

No injuries were reported in the wreck, which occurred about 7:50 p.m. Authorities were working to determine how the wreck happened.

Crews used a front-end loader, a large forklift and two wrecker trucks to get the tractor-trailer upright.

1 killed in wreck near Bushland
amarillo.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:48:00 +0000

One person was killed Friday night in a one-
vehicle rollover near Bushland, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers said.

The rollover occurred at 8:16 p.m. near 16900 W. County Road 34. Troopers have not identified the victim.

Black: Organic farmers need to wake up
amarillo.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:14:17 +0000

In the land of Nod a movement sprung up to build houses without the use of power tools. The advocates of organic construction (OC) supported the movement because it prohibited the recovery and use of the carbon coal and oil.

To be OC, any lumber used must be hand-hewn, and saws must be manually operated. Mule power is approved. Machine-made tools must be made by a blacksmith and made from stones, dug and formed by hand.

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ACE Giving Day raises $630K for scholarships
amarillo.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:36:38 +0000

Amarillo Area Foundation fell short of its goal to raise $2 million for the ACE Scholarship Program during ACE Giving Day, ending Thursday evening with about $630,000, the foundation’s president and CEO announced Friday.

“Raising $630,000 for a program is not something you do easily, and to know we’re that much closer to helping students achieve their educational goals is great, but it highlights the fact, too, that we still have some work to do,” AAF President Clay Stribling said.

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Fugitive’s son: ‘I don’t think that he murdered my mom’
amarillo.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:44:10 +0000

Shane Packer was devastated when he heard the news that his father had been captured.

Packer, 21, is the son of Mildred Diannia “Pam” Packer, an Amarillo woman who was found dead of a gunshot wound in 1996, and Ngoc Van Tran, Packer’s husband, who is now in Potter County jail facing a murder charge in his wife’s death.

“I’m pretty torn up about it. It’s my dad, you know? It’s pretty hard on me,” he said.

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DPS seizes $157K in cash during stop
amarillo.com / Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:16:14 +0000

Authorities seized $157,000 in cash and arrested two people on money laundering charges during a traffic stop in Oldham County on Tuesday afternoon, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety news release.

At 1:53 p.m., Darrylree L. Alexander, 28, and William Alexander Jr., 46, both of Charlotte, N.C., were taken into custody after troopers stopped their 2015 Chrysler Town and Country along Interstate 40 near Bushland.

During the stop, troopers found $157,000 in U.S. currency hidden in luggage, authorities said.

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Troopers seize 33 pounds of drugs
amarillo.com / Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:22:53 +0000

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers seized more than 33 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop Thursday afternoon in Carson County, authorities said.

Heidy Joshah Hogan, 40, and Brian Alfred Ottaviano, 34, both of Asheville, N.C., were arrested about 4:30 p.m. after a trooper stopped the pair traveling east in a 2001 Honda Civic along Interstate 40 near Conway, Senior Trooper Chris Ray said.

Troopers uncovered more than 33 pounds of pot stashed in luggage, Ray said. The drugs were valued at more than $136,000.

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Troopers find 9 pounds of meth
amarillo.com / Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:43:43 +0000

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers seized more than 9 pounds of methamphetamine valued at over $107,000 Thursday afternoon near Conway in Carson County, according to a news release.

At 12:21 p.m., a DPS trooper conducted a traffic stop on a 2013 Dodge Charger traveling east on Interstate 40 for a traffic violation.

The driver, Daniel Castro Gallardo Jr., 40, of El Monte, Calif., was arrested on a possession of a controlled substance charge after the trooper discovered eight bundles of meth in the Charger.

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