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  1. Amarillo leaders undeterred by San Antonio stadium delayRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 15 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    City leaders in Amarillo on Thursday announced continued commitment to bring affiliated baseball to a yet-to-be-built downtown ballpark despite reports that San Antonio has suspended its plan to build a new stadium for a AAA baseball team. On Wednesday, San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor said she's unwilling to commit tax dollars to build a new baseball stadium without commitments from other financial partners, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

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  2. Wheat farmers report above-average harvestRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2016 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    As truckload after truckload of harvested wheat makes its way from smaller grain elevators in Hereford and Canyon to larger operations in Amarillo for loading onto trains and shipment by rail, area farmers are looking back on a crop that was above average in quality and quantity. "This year, the hard red winter wheat crop averaged about 60 pounds per bushel," Gavilon Grain senior grain merchandiser Tate Head said Tuesday.

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  3. Lubbock area agencies prepared to help Louisiana if neededRead the original story

    Aug 16, 2016 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Lubbock-area representatives with the Salvation Army and the American Red Cross said they're prepared to help with ongoing flood-relief efforts in Louisiana and the Deep South but have yet to be called out to the flood zone. John Cummins, senior disaster program manager with the American Red Cross of the South Plains and Panhandle, said officials have been called out to Louisiana from Amarillo, Abilene and San Angelo but none have been deployed from Lubbock, and he doesn't expect any calls.

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  4. Lubbock area agencies prepared to help Louisiana if neededRead the original story

    Aug 16, 2016 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Lubbock area representatives with the Salvation Army and the American Red Cross said they're prepared to help with ongoing flood-relief efforts in Louisiana and the Deep South but have yet to be called out to the flood zone. John Cummins, senior disaster program manager with the American Red Cross of the South Plains and Panhandle, said officials have been called out to Louisiana from Amarillo, Abilene and San Angelo but none have been deployed from Lubbock, and he doesn't expect any calls.

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  5. Chris Beene, who led SPC to 32 NJCAA championships, resignsRead the original story

    Aug 12, 2016 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Chris Beene, who led the South Plains College track and field and cross country teams to 32 NJCAA championships in 12 years, announced his resignation on Friday. Beene, 45, said he will leave SPC at the end of next week for private business.

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  6. Panhandle group works to reform cannabis lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2016 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Conservatively raised Becca Harmon said she would not have believed it if someone told her she would one day be sitting in a public park in Amarillo advocating for the legalization of cannabis. But then she had Jilli.

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  7. Search ends for body of conductor killed in Texas Panhandle train wreckRead the original story

    Jul 9, 2016 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Search crews have stopped looking for the body of a train conductor presumed killed when two freight trains collided head-on in the Texas Panhandle. BNSF Railway spokesman Joe Faust said Saturday that teams using cadaver dogs have concluded the search without finding the body.

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  8. Dogs search for 3rd body in wreckage from Texas train crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2016 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Authorities hope dogs searching the wreckage of two trains that collided last week in a fiery head-on crash in Texas will find the remains of a conductor whose body has yet to be located. BNSF Railway spokesman Joe Faust said Wednesday that funerals have been held for another conductor and an engineer whose remains were recovered a day after the June 28 wreck in Panhandle, 40 miles northeast of Amarillo.

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  9. Federal investigators begin survey of train crash's causeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2016 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    BNSF officials have recovered the remains of two employees from the Tuesday wreckage of a head-on collision between two freight trains, and the search for the third missing employee is still underway. "We are still in recovery mode for the third employee, and we are doing limited remediation to the line as our priority is to locate our employee," said BNSF spokesman Joe Faust.

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  10. West Texas train wreckage continues to smolderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2016 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    The wreckage from a train collision continues to smolder as work crews prepare to remove a jumble of charred, twisted box cars strewn along tracks in the Texas Panhandle. Three BNSF Railway crew members remain missing Wednesday, a day after two BNSF freight trains traveling on the same track collided head-on about 25 miles northeast of Amarillo.

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  11. Head-on freight train wreck near town of Panhandle triggers massive fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2016 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    MANDATORY PHOTO CREDIT: SEAN STEFFEN, AMARILLO GLOBE-NEWS -- Three crew members were missing and one was hurt Tuesday after a head-on train collision in Panhandle, Texas, that caused several box cars to erupt in flames and led authorities to evacuate residents in the area. The fire was still burning several hours later.

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  12. Ely feeling renewed energy, hopes to write more about human conditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Joe Ely, a 1989 inductee on the West Texas Walk of Fame and the current 2016 Texas State Musician, will headline an "unplugged" solo concert at 8 p.m. Friday at the Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave. Reserved seats are $20. Charlie Stout will open.

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  13. 1 dead in 13-vehicle pileup in Texas Panhandle dust stormRead the original story

    Jun 16, 2016 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Authorities say one traveler was killed and several were hurt in a 13-vehicle pileup during a dust storm in the Texas Panhandle. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the accident Wednesday night closed Interstate 40 near Conway, 30 miles east of Amarillo.

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  14. Major crash closes I-40 in both directions east of AmarilloRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    One person is dead and others are injured after a multi-vehicle wreck involving a semi tractor-trailor on Interstate 40 east of Amarillo, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Shortly before 8:52 p.m., troopers were sent to the scene of the crash, about 30 miles east of Amarillo at Mile Marker 96 near Conway.

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  15. Savvy Shopper: Fill your child's time the summer without emptying your walletRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2016 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Even though I was raised in a time and a town where the television had few channels and the diversions were even fewer, I could always find a way to stay occupied during the summer. By the same token, my memories include leisure suits being stylish.

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  16. Rains grow great wheat crop, but global oversupply hurting producersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2016 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Michael Schumacher / Amarillo Globe-News Kily Robinson check his irrigation system watering an about 75-acres of alfalfa Wednesday, June 1, 2016 southeast of Amarillo.Robinson said moisture has been good this year and he had already harvested wheat crops in round bales for feed. Michael Schumacher / Amarillo Globe-News Kily Robinson check his irrigation system watering an about 75-acres of alfalfa Wednesday, June 1, 2016 southeast of Amarillo.Robinson said moisture has been good this year and he had already harvested wheat crops in round bales for feed.

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  17. Amarillo College VP resigns, daughter fired, amidst nepotism inquiryRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2016 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    A high-level Amarillo College administrator has resigned and her daughter, also employed at the college, has been fired following an Amarillo Globe-News investigation into nepotism at the college. Ellen Robertson Green, vice president of communication and marketing at Amarillo College and CEO of college-run Panhandle PBS resigned Friday effective immediately, college officials told the Globe-News on Friday morning.

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  18. Fritch adds fun as Lake Meredith adds depthRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2016 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Expanded trails and fresh stocks of fish could be matched by boat rentals and cold beer at Lake Meredith this summer as the town of Fritch aims to rise with the waters. "The lake is a huge attraction for people across the Panhandle, and I believe that we are on an upswing and will keep it that way," said Abby White, president of the Fritch Chamber of Commerce and director of the Lake Meredith Aquatic and Wildlife Museum.

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  19. Lubbock water source getting fishier: Walleye return to Lake MeredithRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2016 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Local anglers can once again catch walleye in Lake Meredith after the Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries Panhandle District dumped more than 2.5 million walleye fry into the lake recently. Local anglers who remember times spent on Lake Meredith hooking fish after fish may soon find it possible to relive those happy days.

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  20. Lubbock water source getting fishier: Walleye return to Lake MeredithRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2016 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Local anglers who remember times spent on Lake Meredith hooking fish after fish may soon find it possible to relive those happy days. Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries Panhandle District workers stocked one million Walleye fry into the lake Wednesday, and Friday morning they dumped another 1.5 million in a second batch.

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