Dogs have their day during annual Muttfest celebration
amarillo.com / Mon, 20 May 2013 04:03:50 +0000
Memorial Park was doggone packed with animal lovers and their canine counterparts for the Amarillo Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ 20th annual Muttfest, the “Barkin’ Birthday Bash.”
“We’ve had probably at least double from what we had this year,” in attendance, Amarillo Parks and Recreation Department event coordinator Rene’e Stovall said.
Randall County district attorney denies Holberg’s murder appeal claims
amarillo.com / Mon, 20 May 2013 04:03:22 +0000
Russell Towery is ready for it all to be over. He wants Brittany Marlowe Holberg, the woman who was convicted of killing his father, to be put to death.
“Seventeen years of tax money went to feed that demon,” he said. “She saw my dad take his last breath. I want to see her take her last breath.”
This week, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ordered a hearing to investigate claims Holberg’s attorneys admitted throwing the trial to a realtive of hers who is now dead.
In 1998, Holberg was sentenced to die for the November 1996 murder of 80-year-old A.B. Towery Sr.
Battery recycling program expands
amarillo.com / Mon, 20 May 2013 04:02:47 +0000
Boys Ranch is making a robust effort to recycle rechargeable batteries, part of a pilot project overseen by the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission that could spread to other rural areas around the country.
“We started with two 55-gallon drums full that we sent in,” said Robert Miller, environmental quality and compliance manager at Boys Ranch. “Now we send off about 40 pounds every quarter — equipment batteries from hand tools, emergency power backups for computers, laptop computers.”
Calendar for Monday, May 20, 2013
amarillo.com / Sun, 19 May 2013 23:38:42 +0000
Smoking Rabbit: 8 p.m. Crush Wine Bar and Deli, 701 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-418-2011.
Ashtree: 9:30 p.m. Leftwood’s, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $5. 806-367-9840.
Old Tascosa Cycling Club ride: 6:30 p.m. Gander Mountain, 10300 W. Interstate 40. 806-223-8328 or www.oldtascosacycling.com.
Amarillo Sox vs. Winnipeg Goldeyes: 7:05 p.m. Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium, 3303 E. Third Ave. Tickets $5 to $7. 806-242-4653.
Today in history for Monday, May 20, 2013
amarillo.com / Sun, 19 May 2013 23:38:19 +0000
■ On May 20, 1927, Charles Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt Field in Long Island, N.Y., aboard the Spirit of St. Louis on his historic solo flight to France.
■ In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, which was intended to encourage settlements west of the Mississippi River by making federal land available for farming.
■ In 1902, the United States ended a three-year military presence in Cuba as the Republic of Cuba was established under its first elected president, Tomas Estrada Palma.
Word of the day for Monday, May 20, 2013
amarillo.com / Sun, 19 May 2013 23:38:02 +0000
WORD OF THE DAY
■ pli ́bē ən
Definition: (n) One of the common people
Example: “The usual picture of Socrates is of an ugly little plebeian who inspired a handsome young nobleman to write long dialogues on large topics.”
— Richard Rorty
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