Hundreds attend prayer breakfast
amarillo.com / Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:20:28 +0000
Giving thanks and helping others was the focal point of the 25th Community Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday morning in Amarillo Civic Center Complex North Exhibit Hall.
“This is such an important event,” said Ken Starr, president and chancellor of Baylor University and keynote speaker at the prayer breakfast. “First of all, it’s Thanksgiving week — what a wonderful way to begin with the community coming together in prayer to begin the honoring of Thanksgiving.”
Empty Stocking Fund provides gifts for elderly
amarillo.com / Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:18:02 +0000
On Christmas morning, Hansford Manor in Spearman is bursting with childlike excitement. Wrapping paper is torn off gifts in each room as the facility’s 60-plus residents open a gift prepared just for them.
The presents are paid for in part by donations to Amarillo Globe-News’ Empty Stocking Fund.
Calendar for Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
amarillo.com / Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:02:40 +0000
Dan Lesperance: 5 p.m. Rounders, 2801 Virginia Circle. Cover. 806-352-3317.
Andy Chase Cundiff: 7 p.m. 575 Pizzeria, 7710 Hillside St., Suite 700. No cover 806-322-5575.
The Chancy Bernson Band: 10 p.m. Golden Light Cantina, 2906 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $7. 806-374-0097 or www.goldenlightcafe.com.
Old Tascosa Cycling Club ride: 6:30 p.m. Gander Mountain, 10300 W. Interstate 40. 806-223-8328 or www.oldtascosa
City Council OKs $939K pipeline repair
amarillo.com / Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:03:58 +0000
Amarillo City Council approved the replacement of more than three miles of sewer pipe and taking control of most of the Santa Fe Depot property it bought more than a year ago.
The approximately 18,000 linear feet of sewer lines are in older parts of the city, including just southwest of downtown, north of downtown and east of downtown. The winning bid was from Amarillo Utility Contractors for $939,000, according to city documents.
City changes insurance coverage, retiree rates stay the same
myplainview.com / Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:31:00 -0600
With a unanimous vote of 8-0, Plainview’s City Council overhauled their employee health insurance coverage Tuesday, as they switched from a partially self-funded plan with the Texas Municipal League’s
Two indicted on four counts of human trafficking
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:41:44 +0000
A Lubbock County grand jury indicted two men Monday on charges of human trafficking.
Sebastian Rodriguez and Richard Sustaita III, both 24, each face four counts of human trafficking, according to an indictment.
Police believe the men compelled a 17-year-old girl to work as a prostitute on Sept. 15 and Nov. 5.
Officials said the girl was a willing participant.
Both men were arrested Nov. 5 on aggravated promotion of prostitution charges and were taken to the Lubbock County Detention Center.
They were released on bond Nov. 7.
Shallowater High senior organizes porky show
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:24:58 +0000
SHALLOWATER — Three-month-old Colt is pink, curly-tailed and full of energy.
The cross breed pig loves attention, but if it’s for a good cause he’s willing to give up the spotlight for a day.
Owner Lindsey Lamkin, 18, will be on the administrative side of a swine show Dec. 6 and won’t enter the competition. The show — called the Christmas Cash Classic Show Pig Jackpot — will be held in Levelland’s Mallet Event Center.
Lubbock police issue missing person bulletin for 49-year-old man
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:28:07 +0000
Police issue bulletin for missing man
Lubbock police Tuesday issued a missing person bulletin for a 49-year-old man.
Steven Daugherty was last seen about 7:30 a.m. Monday. He was wearing a black hoodie, blue wind breaker pants and gray tennis shoes.
He is described as 5 feet, 8 inches tall with black hair. He likes to be out in the area of 34th Street and Peoria Avenue.
Police say he is known to wander the city and the alleys.
To report information about Daugherty, call Crime Line at 741-1000.
APD IDs suspects in 3 homicides
amarillo.com / Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:02:44 +0000
Potter-Randall Special Crimes Unit investigators released the names and photos of three suspects linked to recent Amarillo homicides.
Anthony Dewayne Campbell, 37; Tyrone Dawayne “K.R.” Black, 22, and Jose Miguel Hernandez, 21, are being sought by police in connection with the deaths of three men, Sgt. Jason Riddlespurger said Tuesday.
Riddlespurger named Campbell a suspect in an aggravated assault that led to the death of Michael Todd Williams, 47, who was found unconscious Oct. 16 in a parking lot at 3001 E. Amarillo Blvd.
City offices closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:45:05 +0000
City offices will be closed on both Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, according to a news release from the city.
Regular business hours will resume on Monday, Dec. 1.
A few other changes due to the holiday:
Trash pickups will not occur Friday or Saturday. According to the release, there will be limited trash pickup on Saturday, Nov. 29, including trash cart collection. Normal pickup will resume on Monday.
Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office reporting problem with telephones
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:56:45 +0000
Lubbock County Sheriff’s officials have provided alternate phone numbers to non-emergency departments.
The sheriff’s office is experiencing failures with phone numbers with a 775 prefix, according to a news release.
The failure affects the office’s communication and detention centers.
The 911 emergency number is not affected by the issues, according to the release.
To reach the Detention Center while repairs are made residents should call 806-790-8353, 806-407-8223, and 806-790-6236.
Today in History for Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
amarillo.com / Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:02:57 +0000
■ On Nov. 26, 1864, English mathematician and writer Charles Dodgson presented a handwritten and illustrated manuscript, “Alice’s Adventures Under Ground,” to his 12-year-old friend Alice Pleasance Liddell; the book was later revised and turned into “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”
■ In 1789, this was a day of thanksgiving set aside by President George Washington to observe the adoption of the Constitution of the United States.
■ In 1825, the first college social fraternity, the Kappa Alpha Society, was formed at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y.
Salvation Army sets $50,000 Red Kettle goal
myplainview.com / Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:58:00 -0600
Maj. David Hodge admits that $50,000 is a lofty goal for this year’s local Red Kettle campaign, but he thinks local and area residents will be especially big-hearted this year when helping the needy i
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