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Calendar for Friday, March 27
amarillo.com / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:30:51 +0000


Mike Fuller: Noon. Furrbie’s, 210 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-220-0841.

Those Guys: Noon. Jacobo’s Cafe, 3701 Olsen Blvd., Suite L. No cover. 806-418-8850.

Jason Patrick: 6 p.m. Pescaraz Italian Restaurant, 3415 S. Bell St. No cover. 806-350-5430.

Pete y Los Rieleros: 6:30 p.m. Bracero’s Bar & Grill, 2822 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-220-2395.

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Today in History for Friday, March 27
amarillo.com / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:31:31 +0000

■ In 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sighted present-day Florida.

■ In 1884, the first telephone line between Boston and New York was inaugurated.

■ In 1912, first lady Helen Herron Taft and the wife of Japan’s ambassador to the United States, Viscountess Chinda, planted in Washington the first two of 3,000 cherry trees given as a gift by the mayor of Tokyo.

■ In 1933, Japan officially withdrew from the League of Nations.

■ In 1940, Alfred Hitchcock’s first American movie, “Rebecca” starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine, premiered in Los Angeles.

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Lonestar Dustoff: Aviation company to provide medical evacuation in training area, Garrison
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:56:52 MDT
The Combat Aviation Brigade's only medical evacuation company has a new expanded mission. Members of Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment started providing medical-evacuation coverage for the vast Fort Bliss training area, which totals about 1.1 million acres, and the Garrison area on March 16.

Rep. Burrows hosting five town hall meetings on Saturday
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:41:28 +0000

State Rep. Dustin Burrows will be hosting a string of town hall meetings on Saturday.

Here’s a list of the meetings, including the time and location:

■ Gaines County, 8-9:30 a.m. in Seminole at City Hall, 101 East Ave. A

■ Terry County, 10:15-11:45 a.m. in Brownfield at Terry County Courthouse Annex, 507 West Main St.

■ Lubbock County, 1:30-3 p.m. in Lubbock at Science Spectrum, 2579 South Loop 289

■ Lynn County, 3:45-5:15 p.m. in Tahoka at Tahoka Housing Authority, 1400 Ave. K

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El Paso County Sheriff deputies arrest more than 30 motorists during Spring Break
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:09:52 MDT
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested more than 30 motorists over spring break for driving drunk, officials said.

PISD votes to relocate Houston School to Ash building
myplainview.com / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:21:00 -0500
It’s been a campus on the rise, and on Thursday, Plainview ISD’s school board voted to better facilitate the growth and success of Houston School by opting to move the school to the vacant Ash Middle

Texas leads numerous census tables in growth
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:29:00 -0500
DALLAS — Two Texas cities are among the top five fasted-growing cities by percentage growth in the past year.

Man indicted on improper photography charge
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:06:19 +0000

A Randall County grand jury has indicted a man accused of photographing a female minor without consent in a West Texas A&M University bathroom, court records show.

James Dewayne Vincent, 37, was indicted on an enhanced charge of improper photography or visual recording on Wednesday.

The charge was enhanced due to a 2002 felony conviction for aggravated assault of a peace officer in Donley County, court records show.

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Man indicted on child sex assault charge
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:52:55 +0000

A Randall County grand jury indicted a man on an aggravated child sex assault charge, documents filed Wednesday show.

Casey Lee White, 24, faces a first-degree felony charge stemming from an alleged January incident involving a child younger than 14.

If convicted, White faces five to 99 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

MH370 relatives view Indonesia crash with empathy, and envy
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 1 Jan 2015 14:13:29 UT
BEIJING (AP) — Images of bodies and wreckage floating in Indonesian waters gave relatives of those lost aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 anguish and grief, but they also provided the answers that other families have sought in vain for nearly 10 months. Families of those on the AirAsia flight "are luckier than us, because they know what happened soon afterward," said Song Chunjie, whose sister was on the plane on her way back from a photography holiday. Since Flight 370 disappeared, relatives of the missing have helped each other bear the turmoil of not knowing. Li said that when he went to Tiananmen Square with two other relatives, they were held at a security check for 40 minutes after security officers found a T-shirt with the phrase "Pray for MH370" in his bag. Relatives of victims continue to meet each other in social settings, or in part of a sports center that has been set up to enable them to send questions to Malaysia Airlines and the Chinese and Malaysian governments. Dr. George Hu, a clinical psychologist at Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics, said the relatives of the MH370 passengers are experiencing a psychological phenomenon that parents of children who are kidnapped also go through. Associated Press researcher Yu Bing and news assistant Zhao Liang in Beijing, and writer Eileen Ng in Surabaya, Indonesia, contributed to this report.

House fire causes $35K in damage
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:07:08 +0000

Amarillo firefighters battled a blaze Thursday afternoon at 2709 S. Seminole St.

At 4:26 p.m., firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and fire visible from the rear of the house, Amarillo Fire Department District Chief Larry Davis said.

Caprock High School students walking home from school saw the fire and alerted a woman and two children inside the house, Davis said. They escaped unharmed.

Six fire units and 18 firefighters responded to the call, which came in at 4:22 p.m.. They brought the fire under control by 4:45 p.m.

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FHM director: Foundation focuses on making arts, culture accessible for Midlanders
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0500
While there may be many worthy causes nationally — and internationally — for West Texans to support, Eileen Piwetz, executive director of the FMH Foundation said she would encourage Midlanders to focu

Education briefs — March 27
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:05:43 +0000

An NFL football player will visit a local elementary school on Friday.

Manny Ramirez, a Denver Broncos guard and center who also played for Texas Tech, will speak with students from Lee Elementary School. He will discuss setting goals, good decision making and perseverance.

The event will be closed to the public.

AC to host Women in Industry event

Amarillo College will host its fifth annual Women in Industry event to introduce females to technical fields typically dominated by men.

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