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Prehistoric Pig Remains Found At Texas Excavation Site
2011-11-07 06:12:58

Construction workers excavating the site of a new high-explosive pressing facility in Amarillo, Texas, discovered the remains of an extinct, prehistoric pig. According to Bobby Cervantes of the Amarillo Globe-News, workers at the Pantex Plant discovered the fragmented remains embedded approximately eight feet down in the walls of the site after returning to the location one morning. "If we´d have taken another bucket of dirt out of the wall of that pit, we´d have never known...

2008-07-29 15:00:57

By Brad Newman, Amarillo Globe-News, Texas Jul. 29--After 10 years at West Texas A&M University, media-relations specialist Joe Wyatt will transfer to a similar job at Amarillo College this fall. Wyatt will join AC's staff as communications coordinator. He begins Sept. 2. "It has been a great privilege and joy working on behalf of my alma mater," said Wyatt, a 1987 graduate of WT. "However, I'm tremendously honored to be chosen to champion the many virtues of Amarillo...

2008-07-28 18:00:32

By Hayley Cox, Amarillo Globe-News, Texas Jul. 27--Matt Bevers is only 17, but he knows more about power plants than most people in Amarillo. The Amarillo High senior is interning this summer with Xcel Energy to get ahead on his future career. This is the first year for the job shadow program at Xcel, which took in eight juniors and seniors from local schools. One of the community's biggest problems is losing young people to jobs elsewhere, Xcel spokesman Wes Reeves said. The...

2008-07-25 18:00:45

By Karen Smith Welch, Amarillo Globe-News, Texas Jul. 25--A $44.2 million Interstate 27 improvement project delayed by state funding woes could be back on the books for the 2012 fiscal year. The project would widen I-27 to three lanes in each direction from Western Street south to Loop 335/Hollywood Road, David Miller, a planner with the Texas Department of Transportation's Amarillo District, said Thursday. The stretch of I-27 carries an estimated 44,000 vehicles a day, Miller...

2008-07-17 15:00:56

By Kevin Welch, Amarillo Globe-News, Texas Jul. 16--Schools in the region hope to deliver skilled workers to the growing wind-energy industry. "Wind energy is more and more on the radar," said Paul Matney, vice president and dean of instruction at Amarillo College. "We can't be too far ahead of the curve with the industry, but we can't be too far behind." A work group is investigating what it might do to train students to do operations and maintenance jobs on wind farms. Later this...

2008-07-17 15:00:36

By Kevin Welch, Amarillo Globe-News, Texas Jul. 16--The water outlook for Amarillo may be tight next summer, but it won't last forever. "Lake Meredith will be an afterthought," City Manager Alan Taylor said during a meeting with city commissioners Tuesday. The city typically gets 60 percent of its water from the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority's Lake Meredith and the Roberts County well field. The rest of the water comes from city-owned well fields in Carson and Randall...

2008-07-15 15:00:40

By Karen Smith Welch, Amarillo Globe-News, Texas Jul. 15--Northeast Amarillo residents on Monday successfully rallied against a company seeking to open a nightclub in a shopping center near their homes. The Amarillo Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday elevated members Louise Ross and John Notestine to serve as chairwoman and vice chairman, respectively. It recently appointed Brandon Neely and Judy Day as replacements for outgoing Chairman Paul Williamson and Commissioner...

2008-07-03 15:00:41

By David Pittman, Amarillo Globe-News, Texas Jul. 2--When paramedic Kelly Daniel recently offered a class for anyone interested in joining emergency response as a medical technician, he got 12 applications. Only one has stuck around long enough to take the certification exam. "From a small town point of view, no one is interested in doing a paramedic or EMT job because the pay scale is so low," said Daniel, director of Emergency Medical Service for Friona. From big cities to...

2008-07-03 15:00:36

By Hayley Cox, Amarillo Globe-News, Texas Jul. 2--The United States must launch a national movement to attain energy independence over the next 10 to 15 years, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison said Tuesday. With energy prices rising at an alarming rate, Hutchison said the country must embark on an ambitious effort to wean itself off foreign oil. Invoking President Kennedy's call to place a man on the moon, Hutchison said the U.S. must invest in renewable energy, nuclear power and...

2008-07-01 12:00:49

By David Pittman, Amarillo Globe-News, Texas Jun. 29--It's likely most of Lyahn Hwang's friends at Amarillo High School are flipping burgers or lounging by the pool this summer. Hwang, 16, has taken a different tack. She will spend the summer before her senior year studying how to treat a difficult form of staph infection as part of a research internship. Hwang and five others are a part of this year's crop for the Summer Student Research Internship Program at the Texas Tech...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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