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  1. Canyon-shot 'Catfish' episode to debut on MTVRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    An episode of MTV's "Catfish" filmed in Canyon in June features area native and YouTube sensation Todrick Hall as its co-host, but ironically, the famously snoopy producers had no clue of Hall's ties to the region. "It was such a coincidence," Hall said.


  2. The Red Raiders at 1,000: Cornerback Denton FoxRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Editor's Note: The Avalanche-Journal is counting down the all-time best Texas Tech players at each position as the Red Raiders' 1,000th game approaches on Sept. 5. "He was the fastest guy on the team, one of about three," teammate John David Howard said upon Fox's death in 2013.


  3. 'Texas' crew member remembered fondlyRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 1 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    When another crew member from "Texas" left the show a couple of weeks ago, Peyton Trueblood confided to her boss that she was feeling a little homesick herself. Trueblood, 21, was killed Friday in a fireworks explosion at Pioneer Amphitheatre in Palo Duro Canyon State Park as she was checking inventory before the night's performance began.


  4. Superintendent's resignation shocks Pampa, will go to Abilene after controversyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    A Texas Panhandle educator was named lone finalist for an Abilene Independent School District superintendent position left vacant when its previous leader resigned amid controversy there. "We were incredibly happy in Pampa and have had a wonderful three years there," he said.


  5. 2 Texas Panhandle men charged with trafficking 85 pounds of liquid methRead the original story

    Jul 21, 2015 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Federal authorities charged two Amarillo men Monday with drug trafficking after investigators found 85 pounds of liquid methamphetamine in the gas tank of a Chevrolet Blazer. Damian Eric Alcala, 37, and Richard Madrigal, 42, were charged Monday in Amarillo's U.S. District Court with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and aiding and abetting, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Monday.


  6. Spring rains likely cause of Amarillo grasshopper scourgeRead the original story

    Jul 18, 2015 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    The grasshoppers likely laid their eggs after May, when Amarillo had more rain than usual, according to Ed Bynum, a Texas A&M Extension Service entomologist. "The rain also brought a lot of vegetation they could feed on, so they had good food for the grasshoppers and a lot hatch out, and so that's probably why we have a lot of them," Bynum said.


  7. The rankings of area legislators reflect the political divide in AustinRead the original story

    Jul 15, 2015 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    The ranking of all state senators that Mark P. Jones, chairman of the political science department at Rice University, releases after a legislative session, lists Perry, R-Lubbock, as the seventh most conservative in the 31-member Texas Senate. On the other hand, Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, finds himself in a familiar spot: The third least conservative among the 20 Republicans.


  8. Our View: Despite Lake Meredith's improved volume, conservation is still vitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2015 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    For the second year in a row, Lubbock is getting part of its summer water supply from Lake Meredith. It's a smaller, amount of water than in years past, but the lake is a lot less full today than it was back then.


  9. Rangel: With session done, Legislators eye electionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2015 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Although state law prohibits raising money during a six-month period that begins the month before the Legislature holds its biennial 140-day session, there are already signs there will be millions of dollars raised between Monday and the March 1 Texas primaries - just for legislative races. For instance, on Thursday the calendar of the political newsletter Quorum Report showed more than a dozen officials and the House Republican Caucus hosting fundraisers - just in Austin and in the first week alone.


  10. Sizing up: Guns, tax cuts, border security among 'mixed bag' this sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2015 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    "We improved education and addressed transportation," he said. "We cut taxes. And we made our budget more transparent and our government more accountable.


  11. Comments: 1Read the original story

    May 31, 2015 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    The Texas Legislature overwhelmingly approved a bill that will allow Tech and other major universities in the state to issue $3.1 billion in what's called tuition revenue bonds, or TRBs, state-backed debt to finance capital projects. House Bill 100, which the Senate passed with a 26-5 vote on Saturday, is now awaiting Gov. Greg Abbott's signature because the House approved it 137-8 on Friday.


  12. Don Williams ranks the Big 12 citiesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2015 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Traffic's hell. Parking's impossible. Humidity's oppressive. Panhandlers are pushy.


  13. Dead bills frustrate advocacy groups; lawmakers say it's part of the processRead the original story

    May 25, 2015 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    It appears that those and other perennial bills will end up in the Texas Legislature's trash bin again this session, leaving advocacy groups and even some special interests frustrated, as well as letting local governments and the courts decide how to address some of those issues. The latter include the school funding lawsuit filed by more than 600 school districts.


  14. Recovery continues year after Texas Panhandle wildfireRead the original story

    May 11, 2015 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Bit by bit, new residences and mobile homes have sprung up around Lake Meredith a year after a massive wind-whipped wildfire destroyed 225 homes and dozens of smaller buildings around the lake. The Amarillo Globe-News reports that but here and there, bare concrete slabs, blackened trees and an occasional For Sale sign serve as grim reminders of the Mother's Day blaze that changed some lives forever.


  15. Beilue: Teaching, a profession under seige, deserves a pat on the backRead the original story

    Apr 30, 2015 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    It would be inaccurate to say there are many like Shanna Peeples in classrooms across Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle. The Council of Chief State School Officers didn't name the Palo Duro High School English teacher National Teacher of the Year - the first one from Texas in nearly 60 years - by accident.


  16. Flusche to take superintendent position at CanyonRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2015 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    The Canyon Independent School District Board of Trustees has selected Frenship Independent School District administrator Darryl Flusche to replace retiring Superintendent Mike Wartes. According to a report by the Amarillo Globe-News, the Canyon school board named Flusche, Frenship ISD's assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, its lone finalist for the position during its regular meeting on April 16. Flusche, who has been with Frenship for 27 years, said in a phone interview he thought the superintendent position was a good opportunity in taking the next step in his career.


  17. From the A-J's pages: Gov. candidate has sex with prostitutes; South Plains sizzlesRead the original story

    Apr 22, 2015 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    The admission by Republican gubernatorial candidate Clayton Williams that he paid prostitutes for sex as a young man raises new questions about his attitudes toward women, his opponents's campaign said Sunday. Sizzling temperatures baked parts of the South Plains and Panhandle for the second straight day Thursday, shattering heat records at Lubbock and Amarillo while extending to the century mark at Brownfield and Seminole.


  18. Tech could get green light on $250 million in bondsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    The Texas Tech University System may soon get the green light to issue as much as $250 million in bonds to finance new buildings and renovate aging facilities. With no debate and by a voice vote, the Texas House of Representatives on Wednesday tentatively approved a bill that would allow Tech and other public universities in the state issue what are commonly called tuition revenue bonds.


  19. Texas House OKs proposal to pay off some of state's $44 billion debtRead the original story

    Apr 7, 2015 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    With hardly any debate and no amendments, the Texas House of Representatives on Tuesday tentatively approved a proposal to pay off some of the state's $44 billion debt accumulated since 2003 when the Legislature faced a $10 billion shortfall. "This is prioritizing responsible budgeting and fiscal transparency this session," Rep. John Otto, chairman of the budget-writing House Appropriations Committee, said when explaining House Joint Resolution 8 - a constitutional amendment Texas voters would have to approve in November.


  20. 1969 Panhandle murder remains unsolvedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2015 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Her body sprawled across the bed, the petite brunette lay lifeless, her radio blaring on the hot summer day. Two wine glasses sat, unwashed, in the kitchen.


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