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The Power Demand Is Increasing, Can Amarillo Beat The Heat And Avoid Rolling Blackouts?

I've experienced few power issues since relocating to Amarillo almost seven years ago.  I'm always worried we might have them.  It seems like only a year or two ago blackouts were rolling across the country and too close to home.

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Shackleton's Monument
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Interstate 27 Has A New Mile Marker; A 40 Foot Cross Near Happy

I traveled to Lubbock weekend after last.  It is always a desolate trip.  From lack of radio stations to few engaging landmarks the ride can try your patience.  Tommy Womack has given you something to look at when you pass through Happy.

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Harvesting Begins At Frank Naish's Cider Farm
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United Supermarket Helping To Feed The Hungry In Amarillo With Apple Donation

United is my supermarket of choice.  We've got all kinds of Grundig stuff. I can't wait for their next 'collect-the-stamps-and-get-a-prize' promotion.  I'm awfully thankful I can afford plenty to eat.  United knows that isn't the case for many of our neighbors.

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Courtroom Where Michael Jackson?s Child Molestation Trial Is Held
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Terror Suspect’s Trial Moved To Amarillo; Former Texas Tech Student’s Court Date Set For June 21st

Amarillo just saw a high profile court case moved to Lubbock. I didn't know there are trades in the legal system but in return we get to host Lubbock's terrorist trial of the Texas Tech student accused of attempting to have large quantities of a suspicious chemical shipped to his address.

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American Red Cross Deploying Team To Assist In Explosion In Lubbock, Texas

After an explosion rocked the Brier Croft Manor apartment complex, the Texas Panhandle chapeter of the American Red Cross is sending a shelter team to assist in the aftermath.

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Illegal Aliens Repatriated By US Immigration And Customs Enforcement
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Lubbock Planned Parenthood CEO Arrested For Indecent Exposure

Lubbock is in the national news again today after the arrest of a man at Mackenzie State Park for indecent exposure.  Arrests of this sort happen at the park frequently but this time it isn't the what but the who that is news.  Tony Thornton, the CEO of the Lubbock branch of Planned Parenthood is now out of jail on bond.

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Trial For Man Plotting Terrorist Attack In Lubbock Has Been Pushed Back To May

A district judge has pushed back the trial of terrorist suspect Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari until May. It was originally scheduled for January.

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Video From The Lubbock Dust Storm [VIDEO]

Here's an amazing video of the dust storm that made national headlines after it struck Lubbock on Monday.

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Lubbock Endures Huge Dust Storm

All our friends and enemies in Lubbock had to endure one heck of a dust storm yesterday and my mom has the pictures to prove it.

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Residents Survey Damage To Their Homes Following WA Bush Fires
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Lubbock Woman Dies After Son Sets Her On Fire

Lubbock has been in the midst of quite a bit of dangerous and odd news lately. With the attempted terrorism and now a man burns his mother to death and tries to sexually assault a teacher in a school.

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