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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...

2011-04-07 16:00:00

SANFORD, Texas, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials from Mesa Water and the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority (CRMWA) announced today that they have reached a preliminary agreement on the terms of a deal that would result in a sale to CRMWA of approximately 211,000 surface acres of water rights currently owned or controlled by T. Boone Pickens and Mesa Water. "We are pleased to have reached this point with Mesa Water," said Norman Wright, President, CRMWA Board of Directors....

2010-05-27 11:00:00

AMARILLO, Texas, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Alstom, a global leader in power generation, today held a ceremony with officials of the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation and others at the state, county, and local level to commemorate the construction of their 115,000 square foot wind turbines nacelle assembly facility in Amarillo, Texas. The Alstom wind turbine nacelle assembly facility, which is scheduled to be operational in 2011, will create 275 full time engineering, production, and...

2009-05-22 11:16:47

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been indicted by a Randall County (Texas) grand jury on drug and burglary charges, the district attorney's office said. Leaf, a 1998 first-round draft pick, had been accused of breaking into a Canyon, Texas, apartment on Oct. 30 and stealing an unknown quantity of the painkiller Hydrocodone. There were signs of a forced entry, Canyon police Lt. Dale Davis told the Amarillo Daily News. The drug was being used by an injured player at West Texas A&M...

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 15:00:36

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...

2008-07-01 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...

2008-06-20 12:00:32

By Karen Smith Welch, Amarillo Globe-News, Texas Jun. 19--The property's no longer sizzlin', but its owners hope it will be a business hot spot. A new retail strip center will replace the Western Sizzlin' Steak & More Restaurant, now being razed at West Interstate 40 and Wolflin Avenue. "We're really very open-minded on who (tenants) we have in there," said Cody Graham of Dick Graham Construction, owner and developer of the property. "That's all I can comment on right now."...