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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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Artist Call/ Amarillo Museum of Art Open

From their Facebook page: The AMoA Open is a unique initiative designed to give artists of all ages and levels of experience an opportunity to exhibit their work in a museum setting. It is open to any artist working in … Continue reading

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Texas drilling more urban than we think

Amid Tension, Texas Mulls Oversight of Urban Drilling by Jim Malewitz, The Texas Tribune Dec. 18, 2014 Turns out, oil and gas drilling makes some city slickers cranky.  The Railroad Commission of Texas is mulling how to beef up oversight of … Continue reading

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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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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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Texas counties prepare for same-sex marriages

While they can. Tarrant County has an uncertain future, but Bexar County remains open 24 hours for same sex couples to apply for marriage licenses. http://www.texasobserver.org/texas-counties-prepare-for-same-sex-marriages/#

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Amazon looking to hire 80,000 temp workers for Holiday season

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/10/16/356551223/amazon-to-hire-80-000-holiday-workers They need people to work in its fulfillment centers throughout the US for holiday order processing. That’s the most they’ve ever aspired to hire for the holidays. The closest ones to Amarillo are in the Denton and Dallas areas, … Continue reading

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4 Fabulous Places to See Art in Amarillo

Like the music scene here, the art scene has some very solid work in some very well-run art spaces. One good way to pass the time on a first Friday or a Saturday afternoon: spend it gallery-hopping at these places. … Continue reading

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Blending science with history, legends & lore: StarWalk set for Aug. 23

Looking forward to offering its first StarWalk as a gold-rated International Dark Sky Park, Copper Breaks invites the public for a blend of history, legends and lore. via Blending science with history, legends & lore: StarWalk set for Aug. 23.

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What’s really sucking the water out of Texas? How greed, drought, and overdevelopment are sucking Texas dry. Photo from Men’s Journal

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