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House fire causes $35K in damage
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:07:08 +0000

Amarillo firefighters battled a blaze Thursday afternoon at 2709 S. Seminole St.

At 4:26 p.m., firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and fire visible from the rear of the house, Amarillo Fire Department District Chief Larry Davis said.

Caprock High School students walking home from school saw the fire and alerted a woman and two children inside the house, Davis said. They escaped unharmed.

Six fire units and 18 firefighters responded to the call, which came in at 4:22 p.m.. They brought the fire under control by 4:45 p.m.

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Hydrants to flow for good reason
myplainview.com / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:08:00 -0500
Each spring, Fire Chief Rusty Powers braces himself for the inevitable calls and critical comments about firefighters wasting water.

Main break could leave residents without water
amarillo.com / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:17:37 +0000

City crews are repairing a water main break that could leave some residents without water.
The repairs could affect residents along Loop 335/Hollywood Road from Interstate 27 to South Bell Street.
About 5 p.m., the city tweeted that customers would be affected "for a few hours."


MPD: Man found with drugs near church playground
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:02:00 -0500
A 33-year-old Midland man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly possessing drugs in the vicinity of a church playground, according to court documents.

FHM director: Foundation focuses on making arts, culture accessible for Midlanders
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
While there may be many worthy causes nationally — and internationally — for West Texans to support, Eileen Piwetz, executive director of the FMH Foundation said she would encourage Midlanders to focu

Police investigate shooting near Hamlet Elementary
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:53:23 +0000

Amarillo police are seeking three people who they said shot four other people Thursday night near Hamlet School Park, 705 Sycamore Ave.
Police said an argument broke out at the park, and three black males shot four men as they tried to run across Almond Street to get to a house for safety.
The suspects then got into a Ford Crown Victoria and fled.

The victims were taken to a hospital and their injuries are not life-threatening, police said.
Police said the suspects and victims know each other.

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El Paso County Sheriff deputies arrest more than 30 motorists during Spring Break
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:09:52 MDT
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested more than 30 motorists over spring break for driving drunk, officials said.

AISD board candidates lay out priorities at town hall meeting
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:19:05 +0000

Increasing board diversity, managing spending and adding to technical course offerings were among the priorities laid out by candidates for the Amarillo Independent School District Board of Trustees during a town hall meeting Thursday night.

Incumbent Jim Austin, John Betancourt, Vianey Valdez Earthman and Scott Flow are vying for three seats on the board during May 9 elections. The four spoke during a Potter County Precinct 2 town hall meeting hosted by Commissioner Mercy Murguia in what has been the only public forum for education-related races so far.

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Word of the Day for Friday, March 27
amarillo.com / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:32:11 +0000

WORD OF THE DAY

denouement

■ de.noue.ment

■ dä nÜ mä

Definition: (n) the final part of something (such as a book, a play, or a series of events)

Example: She was skilled in providing a truly strange and unexpected denouement for any and every story she wrote.


Juárez woman arrested in marijuana smuggling case
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:59:03 MDT
A 21-year-old Juárez woman was arrested after more than 70 pounds of marijuana were allegedly found in van late Wednesday morning at the Zaragoza bridge, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said.

11 injured in vehicle accident in Fort Bliss
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:13:11 MDT
Eleven airmen were injured in an accident involving several Humvees Thursday afternoon on Fort Bliss, a post spokesman said.

El Paso Public Service Board possibly violated open meetings law, experts say
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:31:02 MDT
The El Paso Public Service Board, which oversees El Paso water, sewer and stormwater utilities, might have violated the state's open meetings law when it met Wednesday and voted to add a franchise fee for residential customers, experts said Thursday.

PISD votes to relocate Houston School to Ash building
myplainview.com / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:21:00 -0500
It’s been a campus on the rise, and on Thursday, Plainview ISD’s school board voted to better facilitate the growth and success of Houston School by opting to move the school to the vacant Ash Middle

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