Man dies in Hereford house fire
amarillo.com / Fri, 06 Dec 2013 05:38:27 +0000
A man died after being trapped in a house fire Thursday morning in Hereford, fire officials said.
Israel Delacerda, 63, was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Karen Boren, according to authorities. No other injuries were reported.
Members of the Hereford Fire Department responded about 8:28 a.m. to reports of a structure fire at 321 Avenue J, fire marshal Dean Turney said. When firefighters arrived, Turney said flames and smoke were visible in a bedroom and firefighters determined Delacerda was still in the house.
Police: Man fires gunshot in downtown Amarillo
amarillo.com / Fri, 06 Dec 2013 03:15:04 +0000
Police combed downtown Amarillo looking for a man they say fired a gunshot Thursday night, but no arrests were announced as of midnight.
No injuries have been reported.
Police were called out to the 1400 block of South Jefferson Street on reports of a gunshot at about 8:23 p.m. Thursday, Sgt. John Call said. Police spotted the black man, who Call said was in his mid-20s, and began chasing him as he fled southeast.
Call said officers lost sight of him in the snowy streets and alleys, and he said he didn’t know what kind of gun was used.
Today in history for Friday, Dec. 6, 2013
amarillo.com / Fri, 06 Dec 2013 02:24:56 +0000
Today in History
Friday Dec. 6, 2013
■ On Dec. 6, 1957, America’s first attempt at putting a satellite into orbit failed as Vanguard TV3 rose only about four feet off a Cape Canaveral launch pad before crashing back down and exploding.
■ In 1790, Congress moved to Philadelphia from New York.
■ In 1884, Army engineers completed construction of the Washington Monument by setting an aluminum capstone atop the obelisk.
■ In 1889, Jefferson Davis, the first and only president of the Confederate States of America, died in New Orleans.
Calendar for Friday, Dec. 6, 2013
amarillo.com / Fri, 06 Dec 2013 02:22:15 +0000
Mike Fuller: Noon. Furrbie’s, 210 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-220-0841.
Those Guys: Noon. Jacobo’s Cafe, 3701 Olsen Blvd., Suite L. No cover. 806-418-8850.
Smooth Condition: 6 p.m. Eddie’s Napoli’s Italian Restaurant, 2301 12th Ave., Canyon. No cover. 806-322-2346.
Jason Patrick: 6 p.m. Pescaraz Italian Restaurant, 3415 Bell St. No cover. 806-350-5430.
Feds hunt for forgery suspect
amarillo.com / Fri, 06 Dec 2013 02:21:53 +0000
Amarillo Crime Stoppers is seeking information on Dejuan “Devon” Lamont Willis, who is wanted on a forgery charge in Lubbock and by the U.S. Secret Service on two counts of counterfeiting, police said.
Those with information on Willis are asked to contact Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 806-374-4400.
Word of the Day for Friday, Dec. 6, 2013
amarillo.com / Fri, 06 Dec 2013 02:21:37 +0000
WORD OF THE DAY
Definition: (adj) Sickening or insipid
Example: Somebody added vinegar to the pudding by mistake and gave the dessert a mawkish taste.
Empty Stocking Fund: Marine’s widow needs help for disabled son
amarillo.com / Fri, 06 Dec 2013 02:19:47 +0000
A woman whose husband, a former Marine, died overseas two years ago now relies on charitable support to provide for herself and her mentally disabled son.
Empty Stocking Fund Recipient No. 12 recently sustained a hip injury and cannot work.
She and her 10-year-old son receive $686 per month in Supplemental Security income and $120 per month in food stamps.
Lubbock man dies in Thursday crash
amarillo.com / Fri, 06 Dec 2013 02:16:10 +0000
LUBBOCK -- A 34-year-old Lubbock man was killed in a two-vehicle wreck caused by bad weather Thursday morning one-mile west of Smyer, according to Texas Department of Public Safety officials.
Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration, Zumbathon planned
amarillo.com / Fri, 06 Dec 2013 02:06:04 +0000
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Amarillo will host two events Sunday in the Amarillo Civic Center.
The 17th annual diocesan celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe will start at 2 p.m. with a pilgrimage beginning at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1210 S.E. 11th Ave., and continuing to the Civic Center, 401 S. Buchanan St., about 3 p.m., said the Rev. Hector J. Madrigal, pastor of St. Joseph’s Church in Amarillo and event coordinator.
Bishop Patrick J. Zurek will celebrate Mass at 4 p.m. with priests of the Diocese of Amarillo.
Beilue: Today’s tractors are part tank, part ‘Transformers’
amarillo.com / Fri, 06 Dec 2013 02:05:36 +0000
I eased down in the seat, and, man, it felt comfortable. Fully leather — a luxurious touch, no doubt, courtesy of Fiat. The seat could be cooled or heated, depending on the weather.
“You’re sitting on a seat that’s 3 grand,” said Chris Stoughton. “It’s got a very European feel, very high quality.”
It must be said I was sitting in the cab of a tractor.
Local psychiatrist recalls ‘In Cold Blood’ killers, authors
amarillo.com / Fri, 06 Dec 2013 01:03:12 +0000
It’s been nearly 50 years since Perry Smith and Dick Hickock were hanged in a Lansing, Kan., warehouse. But local psychiatrist Mitchell Jones said he still remembers their personalities and their deaths in detail.
Jones, 82, was tasked with determining whether the pair of killers were mentally stable when they murdered four Holcomb, Kan., family members in 1959 — a crime detailed in Truman Capote’s book “In Cold Blood.”
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