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City changes insurance coverage, retiree rates stay the same
myplainview.com / Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:31:00 -0600
With a unanimous vote of 8-0, Plainview’s City Council overhauled their employee health insurance coverage Tuesday, as they switched from a partially self-funded plan with the Texas Municipal League’s

City Council OKs $939K pipeline repair
amarillo.com / Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:03:58 +0000

Amarillo City Council approved the replacement of more than three miles of sewer pipe and taking control of most of the Santa Fe Depot property it bought more than a year ago.

The approximately 18,000 linear feet of sewer lines are in older parts of the city, including just southwest of downtown, north of downtown and east of downtown. The winning bid was from Amarillo Utility Contractors for $939,000, according to city documents.

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Today in History for Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
amarillo.com / Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:02:57 +0000

■ On Nov. 26, 1864, English mathematician and writer Charles Dodgson presented a handwritten and illustrated manuscript, “Alice’s Adventures Under Ground,” to his 12-year-old friend Alice Pleasance Liddell; the book was later revised and turned into “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”

■ In 1789, this was a day of thanksgiving set aside by President George Washington to observe the adoption of the Constitution of the United States.

■ In 1825, the first college social fraternity, the Kappa Alpha Society, was formed at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y.

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U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke uses survey to gauge views on federal marijuana policy
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:25:43 MST
U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, recently sent out an email survey to find out how constituents in his district feel about ending the federal prohibition against marijuana.

Ector County grand jury no-bills UTPB student
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:22:00 -0600
A grand jury has indicted one Odessa man and no billed another in high-profile cases.

Police chief, officers answer residents’ questions at meeting
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
The Marshall Police Department exercised its new motto “putting our community first” Monday by holding its first town hall meeting to listen to community members’ concerns.

Xcel Energy cautions about holiday scams 11-26-14
myplainview.com / Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:54:00 -0600
AMARILLO – As part of an ongoing scam awareness effort, Xcel Energy officials are cautioning customers to protect themselves from utility scams during the holiday season.

Word of the Day for Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
amarillo.com / Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:03:43 +0000



■ na·val

■ nā vəl

Definition: (adj) of or relating to ships or shipping

Example: “Because my father was often absent on naval duty, my mother suffered me to do much as I pleased.”

– John James Audubon

Hospital to halt EMS in Upshur
news-journal.com / Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
East Texas Medical Center announced Tuesday it would stop providing EMS to Upshur County on March 1; however, Gilmer council members said they believe their contract with ETMC runs through July 7, 201

Calendar for Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
amarillo.com / Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:02:40 +0000


Dan Lesperance: 5 p.m. Rounders, 2801 Virginia Circle. Cover. 806-352-3317.

Andy Chase Cundiff: 7 p.m. 575 Pizzeria, 7710 Hillside St., Suite 700. No cover 806-322-5575.

The Chancy Bernson Band: 10 p.m. Golden Light Cantina, 2906 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $7. 806-374-0097 or www.goldenlightcafe.com.


Old Tascosa Cycling Club ride: 6:30 p.m. Gander Mountain, 10300 W. Interstate 40. 806-223-8328 or www.oldtascosa

War memorial eyes expansion
amarillo.com / Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:04:16 +0000

Randall County commissioners took the first step Tuesday toward allowing Texas Panhandle War Memorial Foundation to build an education center that could cost up to $4 million.

“Right now we’re guessing $3 to $4 million including construction and furnishings, but we’re getting with people who know better,” said Fred Rangel, president of the foundation.

The center, to include interactive opportunities for learning, would be at the War Memorial north of the Randall County Annex on South Georgia Street.

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Day care marks 36 Thanksgivings
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600
University of Kiddie Kollege celebrated its 36th Thanksgiving on Tuesday with a traditional kid-led program and dinner with families.

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