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10lbs of marijuana found at gas station
amarillo.com / Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:00:17 +0000

Potter County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a pair traveling with more than 10 pounds of marijuana at a gas station on Interstate 40 Monday evening.

Two deputies stopped at a Love’s Truckstop around 6 p.m. and parked next to a 2015 Nissan Altima that had the smell of marijuana coming from it.

Deputies made contact with two passengers inside the vehicle when the driver approached after leaving the store. After searching the vehicle deputies found roughly 10 pounds of marijuana and 50 grams of TCH wax inside.

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Former LPD officer on trial for domestic abouse tells jurors he was assaulted
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 20 Oct 2016 02:25:28 +0000

On the third day of his domestic assault trial, 44-year-old Jay White, whose testimony took most of the day, told jurors that he was on the receiving end of verbal and physical abuse from his ex-fiance throughout their relationship when she became intoxicated.

White, who is charged with a third-degree felony count of domestic assault, said Wednesday in the

137th District Court

 he has been waiting two years to tell his sit of the story.

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TxDOT names new Amarillo District PIO
amarillo.com / Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:00:11 +0000

There’s no point in trick-or-treating at Amarillo City Hall this Halloween. Community Relations Coordinator Sonja Gross won’t be home.

This Oct. 31 marks Gross’s last day with the City of Amarillo before starting as the Texas Department of Transportation’s public information officer for the Amarillo District. She will begin her new role on Nov. 1.

With Gross’ assistant Jesse Patton having been in his current position less than a year, the city may advertise its new vacancy and opt to hire someone from the outside.

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MPEV parking might come with a price
amarillo.com / Thu, 20 Oct 2016 01:27:56 +0000

Free parking might be a thing of the past in downtown Amarillo — at least near the proposed multipurpose event center.

With the Buchanan Street parking garage nearing completion, Amarillo Local Government Corp. board members questioned how the city might curb free parking in the area.

During its Wednesday board meeting, the group briefly discussed the idea of installing parking meters on downtown streets near the parking garage and restricting parking at Amarillo Civic Center during large events to encourage use of the new parking garage.

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St. John the Baptist Catholic Church to host health fair
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:16:55 +0000

Catholic church
to host health fair

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host a “Nurturing Healthy Families” Health Fair on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The list of screenings and measurements that will be available include: blood pressure, weight, alcohol awareness/screenings, blood sugar, oxygen checks and depression screenings.

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Four blood drives scheduled for next few days
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:13:28 +0000

Four blood drives set over next few days

United Blood Services will host four blood drives throughout the rest of the week.

The bloodmobile will be set up at Texas Tech by the Student Union Building and library at 15th Street and Boston Avenue on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

UBS officials will be at Crosbyton High School, 204 Harrison, in Crosbyton on Thursday from 1 to 6 p.m.

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From the A-J’s Pages:  ‘The world is approaching a time of peace’
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:05:52 +0000

25 years ago:

Letter to the editor: What a wild time we are having in the historical arena! Changes so fast that we cannot even begin to keep up. Russia has begun to change its spots (so it seems). Israel and the Arabs are trying to talk. Europe is once again as it was back in the time of Christ. The world is approaching a time of peace.

50 years ago:

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Peeples, former teachers of the year dump Trump in open letter
amarillo.com / Thu, 20 Oct 2016 01:28:04 +0000

Shanna Peeples, the 2015 National Teacher of the Year and Amarillo ISD curriculum specialist, recently signed an open letter strongly opposing GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, calling him “a danger to our society in general and to our students in particular.”

Forwarding a popular lesser-of-two-evils argument, Peeples and nine former state teachers of the year voiced support for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton because, they said, she represents the only legitimate alternative given the nation’s two-party system.

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Extra roadblocks remain for female entrepreneurs
amarillo.com / Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:30:02 +0000

Business owners and community members looking to jump-start their own ventures gathered Wednesday at Focused and Fearless, an event intended to help women break into the world of entrepreneurship.

Hearing from established professionals like Amarillo City Councilwoman Lisa Blake and Michelle Reichert, the Pantex deputy enterprise manager, inspired Kimberly Griggs to better herself.

Griggs, a sales director for television broadcasting company Raycom Media, said she is considering becoming a marketing consultant.

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CycleBar to host ride for awareness, funds for breast cancer awareness campaign
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:09:10 +0000

CycleBar to host ride for breast cancer

The CycleBar will host a 50-minute ride to raise money and awareness for the Real Men Wear Pink campaign by Dr. Clark Mooty, a local plastic surgeon, and the American Cancer Society.

The campaign was created to raise awareness of breast cancer.

The ride will start at 1 p.m. Sunday at the CycleTheatre, 7604 Milwaukee Ave., Ste. #700.

Space is limited, according to a news release from the CycleBar.

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Police team with area businesses for homeless outreach effort before winter weather
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:40:05 +0000

Lubbock police Sgt. Eric Quijada recalled the human toll last year’s Goliath snowstorm had, describing the recovery of the body of a homeless man who died in the elements during the near-record blizzard just after Christmas.

Juan Castellon, 61, was found frozen the morning of Dec. 28.

Wearing jeans and a light jacket, an A-J Media story from the time states, he was covered with a light blanket when police found him after a 24-degree night in a homeless camp near an East Lubbock playa lake.

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Domestic assault trial of former LPD officer begins
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:07:42 +0000

Kimberly Bennett and her children, ages 14 and 16, told jurors Tuesday about the traumatic scene two years ago that forced them out of their home in Southwest Lubbock.

Bennett’s former fiance, Jay White, a 14-year veteran of the Lubbock Police Department, had flown into a jealous rage after drinking and attacked them, threatened them and locked them out of their home, they told jurors during the first day of testimony at White’s trial.

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Buffalo Springs Lake to host harvest festival
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:15:33 +0000

Buffalo Springs Lake to host harvest fest

Buffalo Springs Lake will celebrate Harvest Festival from 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday in the Meadow.

Admission: $5 general, $2 seniors 65 and older, free for children under 12

Activities include:

■ 11 a.m.-10 p.m. — Food trucks

■ 11 a.m.-10 p.m. — Live music at Meadow stage

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Local Democrats message to person who vandalized signs: they have more
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 20 Oct 2016 02:41:56 +0000

Volunteers arriving at the Lubbock Democratic Headquarters Wednesday morning found several damaged Hillary Clinton yard signs outside their door with things like “deport all Mexicans” and “ISIS lover” written on them.

They do not know whose yard signs they were or who damaged them, but in response, a group of volunteers held a brief news conference Wednesday afternoon with a simple message: this is only energizing the base.

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Shelter receives 51 animals from same resident
amarillo.com / Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:00:22 +0000

Amarillo Animal Management & Welfare reported Wednesday they have accepted 51 animals since Oct. 3, all surrendered from the same Potter County resident.

The arrival of so many new animals has significantly added to the shelter’s population, continuing their high intake level as well as highlighting their recently updated euthanasia policy.

Richard Havens, AAM&W director, said the unidentified owner originally surrendered 11 animals in early October, but on Tuesday added three dozen dogs, a horse and a donkey.

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Aggravated assault among indictments returned Tuesday
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 20 Oct 2016 03:07:59 +0000

A Lubbock County grand jury issued the following indictments Tuesday:

Aggravated assault: Joshua Holguin, 29; Sebastian Chaney, 21; Gabriel Muniz, 29; Brittany Phillips, 25.

Aggravated robbery: Ryan Gonzales, 19; Pedro Alaniz, 53.

Burglary of a habitation: Sergio Ayala, 22; Ricky Morgan, 27.

Domestic assault with prior: Adam Sanchez, 27; Herbert Robinson, 40.

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Crespin finishes 4th in ‘Live with Kelly’ contest
amarillo.com / Thu, 20 Oct 2016 01:28:21 +0000

The important text message awoke Jason Crespin in his New York hotel room at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday.

He had just been eliminated from the “Live with Kelly and You” competition, where the grand prize would have been co-hosting two shows with Kelly Ripa.

The Amarillo Little Theatre director settled for fourth place.

“Bummed for sure,” was one of his reactions in a Globe-News phone interview Wednesday morning. “It was just my time to go, I guess.”

Still, he said, it was a great experience all around.

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Boy Scouts, first responders promote hands-on Exploring Program
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 20 Oct 2016 03:13:35 +0000

First responders gathered during the South Plains Emergency Services Appreciation luncheon at the Hillcrest Country Club on Wednesday afternoon, as members of the Boy Scouts of America South Plains Council focused on the 67-year-old Exploring Program.

As of 2016, the Lubbock Police Department has the only Explorer Post in the region.

Lubbock police Chief Greg Stevens spoke of the importance of the program as children tend to have a natural interest in public service.

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Caprock Classic Car Club Rally to benefit Lubbock Impact
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:19:42 +0000

Classic car club rally to
help Lubbock Impact

Lubbock Impact is asking for donations of food and hygiene products for its clients.

A local car club will host the Caprock Classic Car Club Rally on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help.

Lubbock Impact is a nonprofit organization that assists the homeless and low-income populations by providing medical, dental and spiritual services, a food ministry and a clothing closet.

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Lubbock County Elections Office says they need workers
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 20 Oct 2016 03:13:02 +0000

The Lubbock County Elections Office says they need about 300 more people to work at the polls on Election Day.

These are paid positions at $9.50 an hour, plus they require a full day of training during which workers will receive $8 an hour. Workers must be at least 18 years of age and a registered voter in Lubbock County.

Dorothy Kennedy, director of the elections office, said they currently have about 150 workers, which isn’t half of the needed amount. She said anyone who’s interested can go to or call the following locations:

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