State parks draw crowds, provide economic impact
amarillo.com / Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:07:40 +0000
State parks can make visitors go “ahhh,” but those visitors also open their wallets making significant economic impacts in surrounding communities, and the Texas Panhandle’s parks are no different.
Amarillo Symphony executive director to leave for position in Spokane
amarillo.com / Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:07:12 +0000
Susan White, executive director of Amarillo Symphony, is leaving Amarillo in December to further her career in orchestra.
“It is a big change, but it’s a good change,” White said.
White will serve as general manager of Spokane Symphony in Spokane, Wash., starting in mid-December.
Spokane Symphony has an annual budget of $6 million compared with Amarillo Symphony’s budget of $1.2 million. The larger budget is one that White said she is ready to take on.
Review policies, come clean
If Jim Falvella or Bill Hall were around, they would probably be writing an opinion column titled Around the Town.
Providers for homeless working on transportation issue
LISD reports bullying cases
LISD officials reported 79 cases of bullying for the month of October while showing a high number of attendance visits, which show the number of times a student received counseling for chronic absences.
Push to ban driver texting gains speed
amarillo.com / Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:06:31 +0000
Editor’s note: This is one in a series on issues commanding the attention of Texas Legislature when it returns to session Jan. 13.
AUSTIN — Jennifer Smith was disappointed last year because a bill that would have outlawed texting while driving in Texas never came up for a vote in the state Senate.
But Smith — whose 61-year-old mother Linda Doyle was killed six years ago when a motorist talking on his cellphone ran a red light and broadsided Doyle’s car — is not giving up on the proposed legislation.
Singing and composing
A Laredo woman who began singing in childhood almost achieved a goal recently — she reached the quarterfinals of “Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento!” — A talent competition broadcast by Estrella TV, based in Los Angeles.
New Precinct 1 team
Newly elected Webb County Commissioner Frank Sciaraffa is bringing in a team to Precinct 1, including former County Attorney Anna Laura Cavazos Ramirez.
Longview road report for the week of Nov. 23
The city of Longview has scheduled the following projects that may affect traffic this week across the city:
Navajo Nation president approves junk-food tax
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:31:03 MST
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The sales tax on cookies, chips, sodas and other junk food sold on the country's largest American Indian reservation is going up.
Couple probes avenues to loosen Harrison County ordinance blocking Caddo bed-and-breakfast
An Arlington couple who hoped to convert two historic cabooses into a bed-and-breakfast off Caddo Lake are contemplating a legal track five years after they say Harrison County sprang a prohibitive or
TxDOT road report for week of Nov. 23
Here’s a look at road work planned this week across Northeast Texas by the Texas Department of Transportation:
Rio Grande Valley