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LeTourneau University set to host free weekly seminars
news-journal.com / Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
LeTourneau University has announced its fall science seminar schedule for the with the first event happening Thursday.


New Palo Duro Canyon boss works in her ‘dream park’
amarillo.com / Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:36:38 +0000

Shannon Blalock fell in love with Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Canyon, and now, she’s the boss.

She has been the superintendent of the park for about one month.

“A few years ago, I visited and went home and told my husband if there was ever an opportunity, I wanted to apply,” Blalock said. “I went through the competitive process and got the job. It’s a dream park for me.”

Even after one of the peak traffic times of year at the park, it still has a hold on her.

“It’s been busy but good,” Blalock said. “I drive in every day, and I’m mesmerized.”

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SFA Center receives grant for artifacts
news-journal.com / Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The Center for Regional Heritage Research at Stephen F. Austin State University has been awarded a $39,600 grant from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training to digitally preserve


Teachers get raises, schools get computers and cafeterias
myplainview.com / Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:45:00 -0500
Though it is considered a deficit budget, Plainview ISD administrators and board members feel it’s more important to make an investment in the school system as they unanimously voted to approve the 20

Today in History Wednesday, August 27
amarillo.com / Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:55:31 +0000

■ On Aug. 27, 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson accepted his party’s nomination for a term in his own right, telling the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, “Let us join together in giving every American the fullest life which he can hope for.” The Walt Disney movie musical fantasy “Mary Poppins,” starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, premiered at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

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Tax hike, budgets highlight city council meeting
amarillo.com / Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:27:04 +0000

Amarillo City Council members mostly dealt with money matters Tuesday after there were no comments during two public hearings, but they hit a speed bump when a language barrier stopped a condemnation hearing.

Nobody commented on the proposed tax increase of half a cent to 34.5 cents per $100 of taxable property value or a proposed ordinance to regulate payday and auto-title lending.

Then the council voted unanimously to approve the proposed budgets of the Amarillo Economic Development Corp.,
Amarillo Hospital District and the downtown Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone.

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Tornados in Plainview
myplainview.com / Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:22:00 -0500
They were trailblazers for the Tex-Mex sound — spending the past 30-plus years fashioning just the right fusion of rock, country and Tejano and sharing it with the world. And now with their album, “Es

Water main repairs, outages continue
amarillo.com / Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:25:57 +0000

Residents living along a section of Southwest Eighth Avenue will have their water shut off Wednesday afternoon as water main repairs continue, city of Amarillo spokeswoman Sonja Gross said.

Water will be shut off from noon to 5 p.m. between Eighth and Line avenues from South McMasters Street to South Rusk Street and between Eighth and Line from South Tennessee to South Carolina streets.

Residents would be notified of the outage by signs on their doors, Gross said.

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Occidental breaks ground on new Midland office complex
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:06:00 -0500
Gov. Rick Perry joined Occidental Permian officials to celebrate the groundbreaking of Occidental’s new Midland Office Complex.

Davenport Elementary School teacher under investigation resigns
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:37:15 MDT
A Canutillo teacher being investigated on an allegation of inappropriate behavior with a student resigned Tuesday before the school board could discuss his possible termination, a school district spokesman said.

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