Category Archives: Texas

Amarillo refugee issue is back

Yesterday, Mayor Paul Harpole voiced his concerns about refugee numbers in Amarillo to the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services. He wants the state to be more considerate of the strain that the number of refugees puts on the … Continue reading

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Drilling triggers quakes

In TX, OK, NM, KS and AR., so much drilling renders these areas shaky.     (Photo: Indigoprime/ Creative Commons) http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/03/28/man-made-earthquakes-fracking/82338854/

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The State of Weed in Texas

It’s still illegal, but it could happen, and it’s ready. The 2015 Compassionate Use Act says that doctors can prescribe cannabidiol oil for epilepsy, but due to federal law, it can only be “recommended” by doctors, a pretty obvious stalemate … Continue reading

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Texas Talks to Focus on Women

An upcoming lecture at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon will be centered on pioneering women in the history of the state. Continue reading

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Standing Up to Terrorism in Richardson

In response to the Sony hack, the Alamo Drafthouse movie theater in Richardson, TX decided to show a film about Kim Jong Il, a 2004 satirical documentary instead of The Interview. Scheduled for December 27th, Team America has a good … Continue reading

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Life With Amarillo Ramp

(Art. Over on Glasstire.com.) http://glasstire.com/2014/12/11/my-life-with-amarillo-ramp/

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Races of Injured While at Work Goes Unreported in TX

Injury Data by Race Goes Uncollected in Texas by Jay Root, The Texas Tribune Oct. 10, 2014 Austin lawyer Brad McClellan became convinced a few years ago that one of his clients, a black man who had been horribly injured … Continue reading

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Civil Liberties Group Threatens Suit Against Amarillo Independent School District

Civil Liberties Group Threatens Suit Against AISD – Myhighplains.com – Powered by KAMR NBC4 and KCIT FOX14.

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Texas Loses Bid for Federal Pre-K Funding by Morgan Smith, The Texas Tribune Dec. 10, 2014 *Editor’s note: This story has been updated throughout. Texas will not receive a share of $250 million in federal funding marked to help states … Continue reading

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TX Panhandle Gets a New Tract of Public Land

South of Lubbock, an approximately 15-square-mile parcel of land has been designated a piece of public land. Public lands are protected from development, sprawl, and cultivation in order to preserve the natural landscape.In addition, two other tracts, both down in … Continue reading

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