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Calendar for Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014
amarillo.com / Sat, 01 Nov 2014 03:27:25 +0000


Kickshikers Band: 7 p.m VFW Post 1475, 1401 W. Eighth Ave. Cover. 806-373-3521.

Salt Cedar Rebels: 8 p.m. Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541, seven miles south of Loop 335. Cover $13. 806-488-2214.

Turnpike Troubadours with Cody Canada & The Departed: 8 p.m. Azteca Music Hall, 500 Farm-to-Market Road 1912. Tickets $25. www

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Drunk driver strikes patrol unit from behind
LMTonline.com / Sat, 1 Nov 2014 03:28:40 -0500
A suspected drunk driver rear-ended a police car early Friday in Central Laredo, authorities said.

$1.5M in cocaine seized
LMTonline.com / Sat, 1 Nov 2014 03:28:40 -0500
CBP said Halloween unfortunately will be a little less sweet for two toddlers after its officers at a Laredo port of entry seized $1.5 million in alleged cocaine hidden in a vehicle driven by a Laredo mother with her children in tow.

Amarilloan’s death under investigation
amarillo.com / Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:03:22 +0000

Potter-Randall Special Crimes Unit detectives are investigating a man’s death after an assault this month on East Amarillo Boulevard.

At 8:34 p.m. Oct. 16, police responded to an assault call at 3001 E. Amarillo Blvd.

Officers found Michael Todd Williams, 47, lying in a parking lot.

Williams was unresponsive and transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

On Oct. 21, Williams was released from the hospital.

He returned to the hospital Oct. 25 and died on Sunday morning.

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Mission Carthage breaks ground on new men’s shelter
news-journal.com / Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0500
CARTHAGE — A nonprofit organization that ministers to those in need has broken ground on a new shelter to serve men, including those who are transitioning from prison and drug rehab facilities back in

Hiring fair set for Nov. 13
LMTonline.com / Sat, 1 Nov 2014 03:28:40 -0500
A hiring fair will be held Nov. 13 at Uni-Trade Stadium.

Jeffersonians gear up for paranormal investigations
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0500
JEFFERSON— Although hobgoblins and spooks pounded the pavement in the form of costumed children last night, the spooky season isn’t over quite yet.

Jefferson’s Trunk or Treat today
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0500
JEFERSON— The Jefferson Ministerial Alliance is providing a safe, family-friendly environment and fall festival event for costumed trick-or-treaters this Saturday in Jefferson.

Rivalry heats up Halloween night
amarillo.com / Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:28:59 +0000

Amarillo High School and Tascosa High School faced off once again Friday night in district competition. The teams’ deep-seated rivalry and the fans’ excitement was palpable at Dick Bivins Stadium as the teams poured onto the field for a game that really mattered for the first time since 2011.

Bridget Carrillo, a Class of ’88 alumna, watched the Rebels creep closer and closer to a touchdown as she recalled her days at Tascosa, the rivalry that began years before and how the nature of the contest has changed over the years.

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Early voting turnout uninspiring
amarillo.com / Sat, 01 Nov 2014 03:13:49 +0000

The two weeks of early voting closed Friday with uninspiring turnout statewide and similar situations in Potter and Randall counties.

Local totals were in the neighborhood of the turnout in the last election with a governor’s race included. Friday’s total for the two counties was 22,052, including 6,670 in Potter County and 15,382 in Randall County.

As in the state, the general trend was slightly more votes. In 2010, the last comparable election, the total for Potter and Randall combined was about 20,000.

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Analyst: EPA’s hydraulic fracturing investigations can have significant impact
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:00:00 -0500
Surging use of advanced hydraulic fracturing technology, especially in areas not accustomed to oilfield activity, has given rise to studies on the technology’s impact on water.

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