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Tea2Go buys gifts for kids
amarillo.com / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 02:37:54 +0000

A nationwide company with roots in Amarillo decided to give back this Christmas season by buying gifts for local children.

About 128 kids ran through Toys ‘R’ Us on Saturday, picking out Christmas gifts thanks to Tea2Go and CEO Jeff Hunt.

“I wouldn’t be successful if it wasn’t for the community itself,” Hunt said. “We who are blessed to some degree owe it to our community to give back.”

The company calls the event, Christmas for Kids, a time for families who might not be able to buy Christmas gifts to get together and do just that.

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Best of Beilue: Touchdown like no other
amarillo.com / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 02:31:12 +0000

Editor’s note: This column, taken from Jon Mark Beilue’s book, “This Might be a Good Story ...” first appeared in the Amarillo Globe-News on Nov. 7, 2013.


Unbeaten and state Class 1A power Stratford led Memphis, 35-0, with about 30 seconds left Friday night. This idea of Memphis coach Andy Correll, which seemed almost outlandish eight weeks ago, just might work.

He called timeout and met with Stratford coach Eddie Metcalf at midfield. Correll already had broached the idea with Metcalf via email earlier in the week.

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Dalhart man dies in Dallam County crash
amarillo.com / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:48:26 +0000

A Dalhart man died Saturday morning after a crash on U.S. Highway 385 in Dallam County.

Jose Ortega, 47, was driving a 1999 Saturn SL2 north on the highway, four miles northwest of Dalhart, at the time of the accident.

Benito Zuniga, 38, of Dalhart was driving south on the highway when he traveled into the oncoming lane in an attempt to pass a tractor-trailer. Due to fog, police said, Zuniga did not see Ortega’s vehicle.

Zuniga’s car struck Ortega’s on the left front. Ortega was pronounced dead at the scene by Dallam County Sheriff Bruce Scott. Zuniga was not hurt.

How a Texas city banned hydraulic fracturing
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:45:00 -0600
DENTON — Cathy McMullen taps the brakes of her Toyota Prius after driving through a neighborhood of mostly one-story homes in Denton, about an hour northwest of Dallas. “There,” she says, nodding towa

Man shoots wife, self
LMTonline.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:38:22 -0600
A man with a history of domestic violence shot his wife Thursday before turning the gun on himself, according to Laredo police.

Average home price tops $300K for third time
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:42:00 -0600
Midland's average home prices topped $300,000 for November, the third time that has happened and the second time this year, according to numbers from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University

Schedules get holiday twist
amarillo.com / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 02:38:58 +0000

It’s the time of year when schedules get a holiday twist or two, and that’s as true with local government as it is with families and businesses.

The city of Amarillo’s offices and facilities will be closed Thursday for Christmas. Randall County’s operations will close at noon Wednesday and reopen Dec.29. The Potter County Clerk’s office will close at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and remain closed until Dec. 29.

“Some offices might close a little earlier,” said County Clerk Julie Smith.

Both counties and the city will be closed New Year’s Day.

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Car dealership donation
LMTonline.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:59:14 -0600
United South High School families and fans participated in a “Ram Gridiron Challenge Fundraiser” on Oct. 17 and raised $1,780 for the school’s football program.

Kadyn Brown: 4 days until Christmas
news-journal.com / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Name: Kadyn Brown

Cuellar speaks to students
LMTonline.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:38:22 -0600
U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar spoke to seniors at Harmony Science Academy-Laredo and delivered an encouraging speech for the soon-to-be graduates.

Family seeks records in ‘Bernie’ case
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Marjorie Nugent’s family believes correspondence between the Panola County district attorney and the people who made a movie about the elderly woman’s killer will show a conflict of interest in the ca

Man sentenced for resisting arrest
LMTonline.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:38:22 -0600
A 27-year-old Laredo man who led local authorities on a high-speed chase in January 2013 has been sentenced to three years in prison.

I-35 rest stop opens
LMTonline.com / Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:38:22 -0600
The City of Laredo’s Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Consulate General of Mexico opened the Paisano Rest Stop on Interstate 35 on Friday, which aims to help travelers passing through the city en route to Mexico for the Christmas holidays.

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