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New PAC pushes support of city’s 7 bonds
amarillo.com / Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:24:36 +0000

A local political action committee has formed to support the city’s seven bond propositions slated for the Nov. 8 election.

Unite for Amarillo, a group of of about 50 residents and business owners from all parts of the city, formed to educate voters about why their vote in favor of the $340 million in capital improvements is important, member Steve Pair said.

To date, Unite for Amarillo is the only political action committee to officially register, city spokeswoman Sonja Gross said.

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Water bills: City Council ‘displeased’ with customer service
amarillo.com / Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:24:32 +0000

Amarillo City Council members said they are displeased with the lack of customer service shown by city employees to residents who have been calling to discuss their water bills.

Customers who contacted the city after receiving a higher-than-normal water bill in August claim that their concerns were ignored and brushed off by city employees working in the water utility department.

Many customers said they were left with the option of either paying a bill they disagreed with or having their water shut off.

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ALT director Jason Crespin in the running to go “LIVE”
amarillo.com / Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:24:24 +0000

It could be a hectic couple of weeks for Amarillo Little Theater Academy director Jason Crespin.

But then again, that’s how he’d like it to be.

If all the pieces fall into place, “LIVE with Kelly,” one of the two top-syndicated U.S. talk shows and a show that has featured famous co-hosts ranging from Jerry Seinfeld and Jimmy Kimmel to Neil Patrick Harris and Ryan Seacrest, might welcome Crespin to the number-two slot alongside the show’s namesake, Kelly Ripa.

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Jane Cornelius: Medical mission of love
amarillo.com / Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:09:34 +0000

From seeing the daily struggles of seriously ill cancer patients to witnessing the euphoria of those regaining sight after eye surgery, Jane Cornelius has provided a steady presence and loving companionship for guests staying in the Medical Center League House in Amarillo.

Cornelius, 60, has been there to support, celebrate and even grieve with patients and the families staying in this Hospitality House. Located at 7000 Amarillo Boulevard West, the house provides a safe and comfortable environment for adult patients and families from out of town who are receiving medical care.

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Special ‘veterans only’ docket today
amarillo.com / Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:09:14 +0000

Amarillo Municipal Court’s afternoon docket today has been set aside especially for veterans who may have a traffic ticket, warrant, pending charge, municipal violation, citation or other court business relating to the City of Amarillo who want to meet with the court to address these issues.

The first-time special veterans-only docket from 1 to 5 p.m. today is the result of a partnership between the VA’s Veteran Justice Outreach program and the City of Amarillo.

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DPS: Driver killed in Dalhart rollover was not wearing seatbelt
amarillo.com / Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:09:09 +0000

Anthony Urias, 22, of Dalhart, died Tuesday morning in a one-vehicle crash on Farm-to
-Market Road 1727 in Dallam County, reported the Texas Department of Public Safety.

DPS said that Uria was driving a 2007 GMC Sierra pickup truck westbound on FM-1727 approximately 10 miles northwest of Dalhart when he apparently fell asleep, veered to the left of the roadway, then over-corrected, causing him to lose control.

The truck rolled several times and Urias was ejected. He was transported to Coon Memorial Hospital in Dalhart, where he later died.

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