UPDATE: Flash flooding prompts water rescues

Flash flooding in Amarillo has swamped intersections and underpasses and prompted water rescues Monday night, National Weather Service Amarillo forecaster Cindy Elsenheimer said. The NWS office has received reports of water rescues at Southeast 11th Avenue and South Pierce Street, Southeast Third Avenue and South Buchanan Street, and Interstate 40 and Avondale. NWS has not […]
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Hazard mitigation plan gets provisional FEMA approval

The Amarillo area has received provisional approval for a hazard mitigation plan after a four-year approval process. The multi-jurisdictional plan was approved through the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Texas Division of Emergency Management. The plan must be updated and re-approved every five years for Potter and Randall counties to receive hazard mitigation grant […]
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AISD superintendent to draw $235K salary

The future superintendent of Amarillo Independent School District will earn less than her predecessor, Rod Schroder, but about $100,000 more than he earned during his first year in the position, according to district contracts. The one-year contract for Dana West, who will begin serving as superintendent in the fall, includes a $235,000 salary and a […]
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Goodwill Industries won’t comment on co-worker rape lawsuit

Goodwill Industries of North Texas has issued a statement, saying it cannot comment on a pending lawsuit alleging one of its workers raped and impregnated a mentally handicapped co-worker. The rape allegation is detailed in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Potter County by Donna Ricketts on behalf of daughter Gloria Ann Ricketts and a minor […]
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TTUHSC receives $1M for nursing program

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has received more than $1 million for veterans to pursue an accelerated bachelor’s degree in nursing. The Health Resources and Services Administration gave the School of Nursing Veteran to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program $1.04 million to create an accelerated degree program for veterans. read more (Source)
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Weekend could see rainfall

Amarillo and the surrounding areas have a slight chance of rainfall this weekend with warm temperatures. “That pattern hasn’t changed much so we should see showers and thunderstorms develop in the afternoon today,” said Randy Bowers, National Weather Service Amarillo meteorologist. “But not everybody is going to see rainfall. A lot of locations are going […]
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