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Amarillo police to host luncheon to benefit emergency fund
amarillo.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:58:01 +0000

Amarillo police will host the second Police Benefit Fundraiser starting at 11 a.m. Friday at the fenced police parking lot at Southeast Third Avenue and South Fillmore Street.

Police will serve lunches that include a hamburger, sausage dog, chips and a drink for a $7 donation to Amarillo Police Benefit Fund, which assists APD employees and their families in times of need.

To-go orders are available by calling 806-378-4257 or 806-378-9468. Visa and MasterCard will be accepted.

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What You Need to Know: Paul McCartney
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:16:42 +0000

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APD: Gunman with hockey mask attempts Taco Bell robbery
amarillo.com / Thu, 02 Oct 2014 06:32:06 +0000

Amarillo police are investigating an attempted fast food restaurant armed robbery in which the suspect wore a hockey mask, Amarillo Police Sgt. Charles Pairis said.
About midnight Thursday, police responded to Taco Bell, 3309 S. Washington St., where a man armed with a pistol and wearing a hockey mask confronted an employee who had exited the store’s back door to take out garbage.
The masked man told the employee to go into the store and open the safe. The employee refused, and shut and locked the door, police said.

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Sex offender arrested
LMTonline.com / Thu, 2 Oct 2014 01:01:54 -0500
A 25-year-old registered sex offender was arrested Tuesday after he failed to notify authorities that he had enrolled at a local college and had a change in employment, Laredo police said.

Schools, border security top Abbott’s list
amarillo.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:10:49 +0000

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said that keeping the state’s economic engines chugging, making Texas No. 1 in education and securing the Lone Star State’s borders would be his first priorities if elected governor.

During a Wednesday visit to Amarillo, Abbott said Texas leads the nation in job creation and that, as governor, he would continue to ensure the state maintains that status.

Abbott, a Republican, faces state Sen. Wendy Davis, a Democrat, in the Nov. 4 gubernatorial race.

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Word of the day for Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
amarillo.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:18:44 +0000

WORD OF THE DAY

invigorate

■ in·vig·o·rate

■ in ˈvi gə ˌrāt

Definition: (v) to give life and energy to something

Example: ““Her sentences march under a harsh sun that bleaches color from them but bestows a peculiar, invigorating, Pascalian clarity.”

— John Updike


Tip leads to drug house bust
LMTonline.com / Thu, 2 Oct 2014 01:01:54 -0500
An anonymous tip led police to discover a large load of methamphetamine inside a South Laredo drug house, which had a shrine for Santa Muerte, police said.

Blair found guilty of hitting policeman with car
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:47:28 +0000

Michael Matsik said as his broken body was recovering from injuries he suffered at the hands of Shelly Blair, he felt that his time as a police officer was over.

Matsik has been with the Lubbock Police Department for more than 12 years. He was on the SWAT team for seven years and worked in the special duty and gang units.

But after seeing what his family went through as he recovered, he decided to leave the SWAT team and work in the police academy, a move he considers a demotion.

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Human smuggling attempt
LMTonline.com / Thu, 2 Oct 2014 01:01:54 -0500
A man arrested for attempting to smuggle almost 90 undocumented immigrants in an unventilated trailer through a Border Patrol checkpoint was handed a two-year prison sentence Wednesday by a federal court judge in Laredo.

Author: Poverty hurts our students
amarillo.com / Thu, 02 Oct 2014 03:15:32 +0000

Donna Beegle grew up in extreme poverty, a world where her parents constantly faced choosing between covering the cost of rent, groceries or garbage services. She got married at 15 and became pregnant at 17, but earning a GED at 26 led to college and postgraduate studies — a path that was not without its challenges.

During Texas Convening II, a local education summit, Beegle recalled a GED instructor who berated her for asking what Watergate was, an experience that left her feeling humiliated.

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Lubbock company processes debit, credit transactions
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:58:22 +0000

Mark Hodges described his business as sort of a sleeping giant.

Hodges started Lubbock Credit Wholesale Equipment in 2006, when he returned to Lubbock after a few years of working at different companies as an account executive and sales manager.

The company sold credit card terminals to businesses across the city, but when asked if it processes the transactions, Hodges said he’d refer them to a company where he previously worked.

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APD investigation yields stolen vehicles
amarillo.com / Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:40:10 +0000

An Amarillo Police Department investigation yielded stolen vehicles and resulted in the arrests of two women on drugs and weapons charges, authorities said.

About 2 p.m. Tuesday, Community Oriented Police and Problem Solving Unit officers attempted to locate a stolen vehicle at 114 S.E. 39th Ave., where they found a white 2000 Ford F-250 pickup without a motor in the backyard.

The pickup was reported stolen from Hutchinson County, and Vashti Kalie Pryor, 29, approached the backyard while police investigated, authorities said.

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Man arrested in drive-by shooting
LMTonline.com / Thu, 2 Oct 2014 01:01:54 -0500
A man involved in a drive-by shooting in Webb County was arrested late Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Office said.

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