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More snow expected overnight
myplainview.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:21:00 -0600
The inch of snow received early Thursday morning could be just a prelude of heavier accumulations today and throughout the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

PD, WT graduate excelled on the court
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:48:13 +0000

Editor’s note: This is one feature in a series profiling some of Amarillo’s African-American trailblazers as part of Black History Month. The next feature will appear Saturday.

Born in January 1966, basketball was pretty much a staple in Vanessa Wells Thibert’s house. Her parents played in high school, and older sister Valerie Wells was an all-district player at Palo Duro High School.

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Plainview ISD will have 2-hour delay on Friday
myplainview.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:52:00 -0600
At 9:43 p.m. Thursday, Plainview ISD announced a two-hour delay for the start of classes on Friday.

Groundbreaking set for new Catholic headquarters in Amarillo
amarillo.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:47:42 +0000

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Amarillo has scheduled a groundbreaking for its new pastoral center at 11 a.m. Saturday at 4502 N.E. 24th Ave.

The new center will replace the current diocese headquarters at 1800 N. Spring St., which was built in 1954.

“The reason we needed a pastoral center is, for one, we have significant foundation failure, and we don’t anticipate it to be a facility within the next couple of years,” said Deacon Phillip Whitson, chief financial officer of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Amarillo.

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County offices opening at 10 a.m. Friday
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:39:49 +0000

Lubbock County offices will open at 10 a.m. Friday due to inclement weather.

Essential personnel, such as law enforcement and jail staff, should report for duty at their regular times.

Covenant announces partnership with Texas Children’s Hospital
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:45:52 +0000

Covenant Children’s Hospital has announced an agreement with Texas Children’s Hospital of Houston that is designed to bring world-class pediatric cardiac care to the West Texas region.

Chris Dougherty, chief executive officer of Covenant Children’s Hospital, said the agreement will benefit the health of children of the West Texas region immensely.

“Covenant Children’s and Texas Children’s Hospital have entered into a partnership to bring world-class pediatric cardiac surgery care here to West Texas,” Dougherty said in a news conference Thursday morning at Covenant.

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Binding behind bars: Garza County Jail saves with sewing
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:23:08 +0000

POST — Stormie Skelton carefully feeds a piece of orange fabric into a sewing machine.

After concentrating on each stitch, she removes the patch, holds it up to examine it in better light, then returns it to the needle.

If the 34-year-old Garza County Jail inmate takes extra pride in her job, it’s because she feels lucky to have it.

“It’s good to be productive,” she said.

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Garza County sheriff visits state capitol
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:26:09 +0000

Garza County sheriff visits state Capitol

POST — Garza County Sheriff Terry Morgan visited the state Capitol on Feb. 18 with about 120 other Texas law enforcement officers.

The sheriffs and other officers traveled to Austin to share their ideas with the 84th Legislature. The state House and Senate passed resolutions recognizing the sheriffs and the Sheriffs Association of Texas.

The Legislative Committee and the Sheriffs Association of Texas coordinated the event.

Lubbock ISD vehicle purchase raises local bidding question
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:46:28 +0000

The purchase of 11 vehicles was approved by the Lubbock Independent School District Board of Trustees on Thursday, but the trustees would like local car dealerships to have a better shot at winning the bids in the future.

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Police find stolen motorcycle, arrest 3
amarillo.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:45:49 +0000

Amarillo police arrested three people and recovered a stolen motorcycle Thursday morning, police said.

Michael Stewart Milton, 26; Kendra Pierson, 31, and Christopher Michael DiCarlo, 26, were arrested early Thursday by Amarillo police after a brief investigation sparked by a suspicious vehicle.

Just before 1 a.m. Thursday, Amarillo police checking up on reports of a suspicious vehicle in the 2600 block of Hamner Drive received information from neighbors that the people police were searching for were in a red pickup parked nearby.

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Calendar for Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
amarillo.com / Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:27:02 +0000


Kwahadi Dancers’ Winter Night Ceremonials: 7 p.m. Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian, 9151 E. Interstate 40. Admission $5; $15 with 6 p.m. dinner. 806-335-3175 or www.kwahadi.com.

Amarillo Little Theatre’s “Deathtrap”: 8 p.m. ALT Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991 or www.amarillo

West Texas A&M University Brass Choir: 7:30 p.m. Polk Street United Methodist Church, 1401 S. Polk St. Free. 806-651-2840.

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Education briefs — Feb. 27
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:08:38 +0000

Randall senior heads to TAFE nationals 

A Randall High School senior will advance to national competition after placing in the Texas Association of Future Educators Teach Tomorrow Summit this month.

Jamie Birkenfeld placed fifth in the job interview category after writing a cover letter and resume for a teacher aide position, as well as going through a mock interview with a panel of judges.

Birkenfeld now qualifies for nationals in April at Washington, D.C.


Holocaust survivor to speak at WT

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