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County court to meet on Monday

Saturday 04/30/2016
Panhandle Groundwater District takes the skies for precipitation enhancement
Posted: April 30, 2016

Panhandle Groundwater District takes the skies for precipitation enhancement

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Smile Makeover Winners Chosen!
Posted: April 30, 2016

Smile Makeover Winners Chosen!

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Update on Xcel’s expanding infrastructure
Posted: April 30, 2016

Update on Xcel’s expanding infrastructure

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PPD chief Lance Richburg addresses burglaries
Posted: April 30, 2016

Our community has experienced several burglaries and thefts recently. Most of the time, these come in phases. There are several factors which usually lead to this; downturn in the economy, out of town criminals coming into ours, target of opportunities, etc……none of which take away from the fact someone is making bad decisions which affect good people in our community. I can assure the public we at the PPD do NOT like it and will work with great effort to locate these miscreants and have them experience the Texas Justice System.

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Thursday 04/28/2016
Teacher Appreciation Day at the Amarillo Zoo
Posted: April 28, 2016

Teacher Appreciation Day at the Amarillo Zoo

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A&T Yard Service celebrates 20 years serving the people of Pampa
Posted: April 28, 2016

A&T Yard Service celebrates 20 years serving the people of Pampa

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Gray County 4-H shooters earn NRA qualifications
Posted: April 28, 2016

Gray County 4-H shooters earn NRA qualifications

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Wednesday 04/27/2016
School board covers several topics in Monday evening’s meeting
Posted: April 27, 2016

The Pampa Independent School District board of trustees met on Monday evening for their monthly meeting.

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City commission receives presentation on Community Pride
Posted: April 27, 2016

The City of Pampa commissioners met for their second meeting for the month of April on Monday evening. 

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Tots n’ Training program brings excitement for reading to toddlers
Posted: April 27, 2016

Bama Coward, a principal at Lawndale Elementary in Amarillo, started the Tots n’ Training program 25 years ago after working with homebound young mothers with no books in the home for the children.

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Tuesday 04/26/2016
One airlifted after small explosion at Flogistix
Updated: April 27, 2016 - 3:07 pm

One person was transported by ambulance to meet Life star in White Deer following a small explosion Tuesday morning at Flogistix, just off of Price Road in Pampa. The name of the victim or type of injuries are not being released at this time. Flogistix is located at 

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Opening your heart for a good cause
Posted: April 26, 2016

Top, Rex and Stacey Stephenson, whose daughter, Reagan, received a heart transplant at nine months old, were guest speakers at Saturday’s Heart Ball. Above, Jay Holmes, who also received a heart transplant, was also a guest speaker at the event. The Annual Heart Ball hosted by Pampa Regional Medical Center, Enbridge and the Brainard Ranch was held at the AmericInn Event Center on Saturday evening. The event featured a live and silent auction, a band,  two heart transplant recipients as guest speakers, a dinner and Angie Winn of News Channel 10 in Amarillo. The event raised money for the American Heart Association.

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Gray County 4-H Activities
Posted: April 26, 2016

Gray County rocked at the District Big Fun in D1 4-H Spring Roundup Fashion Show! Emily Robertson placed first in Intermediate Construction Casual and Natural Cotton Fibers. Jacee Sellers placed first in Intermediate Construction ReFashion. Kaitlyn Hart Placed third in Senior Buying Formal, Savanna Sellers placed first in Junior Buying Dressy. Victoria Swift placed first in Intermediate Buying Fashions under $25 and Tony Soria placed fourth in Junior Buying Casual and tied for fourth in Cotton Natural Fibers. Gray County 4-H was also represented by three teams at the District Big Fun in D1 4-H Spring Roundup. Senior Team, Jacey Baten and Rose Noyes placed second earning a trip to State Roundup. Intermediate Team, Kellie Mae Davis, Jacee Sellers and Lexi Rosser placed first. Junior Team, Savannah Sellers and Tony Soria placed second.

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Masonic Lodge Community Builder and Golden Trowel Recipients
Posted: April 26, 2016

Masonic Lodge selects Della Moyer for Community Builders Award

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Saturday 04/23/2016
Local LGBTQ A support group meetings being brought to Pampa
Posted: April 23, 2016

Local LGBTQ A support group meetings being brought to Pampa

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Statewide gas price average stays same as last week
Posted: April 23, 2016

Statewide gas price average stays same as last week

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School board to consider proposal for drug testing for PISD students in extra-curricular activities
Posted: April 23, 2016

School board to consider proposal for drug testing for PISD students in extra-curricular activities

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McLean boys golf headed to STATE!
Posted: April 23, 2016
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McLean boys golf headed to STATE!
Posted: April 23, 2016

McLean boys golf headed to STATE!

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City commission to hear update on Community Pride Program
Posted: April 23, 2016

City commission to hear update on Community Pride Program 

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Friday 04/22/2016
Create-A-Beat! in need of funding to continue the beat next year
Posted: April 22, 2016

Create-A-Beat! in need of funding to continue the beat next year

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Annual Gray County 4-H Geranium Sale coming next week
Posted: April 22, 2016

Annual Gray County 4-H Geranium Sale coming next week

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Xcel Energy ready for spring storms
Posted: April 22, 2016

Xcel Energy ready for spring storms

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Thursday 04/21/2016
SPECIAL OLYMPICS GOLF SCRAMBLE FUNDRAISER TOMORROW!!!
Posted: April 21, 2016

Above, Amy Hammer and Pat Stewart, a volunteer for Special Olympics. The 10th Annual Cindy Cooper Special Olympics Golf Scramble will be held tomorrow, Saturday, April 23 at Hidden Hills golf course. The event was moved due to projected rain today. The event is named for Cindy Cooper who was head of delegation for the Pampa Special Olympics for many years and loved by everyone. Cindy passed away 11 years ago from cancer and this fundraiser held in her honor gives back to the special athletes competing in golf, bowling, basketball and track. The scramble begins at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $200 per team or $50 per person. This price includes a cart, green fees and lunch. Prizes will be awarded in each flight. A drawing for lots of prizes will be held at the end of the scramble. For more information and to sign up call Hidden Hills golf course 669-5866. If you want to donate to Special Olympics, but are unable to make the tournament contact Shannon Loter at Pampa Junior High, 669-4900.

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Happy State Bank to host shred week
Posted: April 21, 2016

Happy State Bank to host shred week

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Quail Forever to hold second banquet
Posted: April 21, 2016

The Pampa Chapter of Quail Forever is in their second year of being an organization and will be holding their second annual banquet starting at 5:30 p.m. next Saturday on April 30.

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Wednesday 04/20/2016
Results for Pampa High School – Academic District 2015-2016
Posted: April 20, 2016

Pampa High School 1st Place District Team

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Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Gray County to hold SCA meeting next Monday
Posted: April 20, 2016

Corn and Sorghum producers will have the opportunity to participate in a discussion on Sugar Cane Aphid, as well as herbicide options that are available to their operations.

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Edible, drug-laced candies a problem parents should be aware of
Posted: April 20, 2016

Being aware of what strange candies your child may be eating is important for more than just Halloween.

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People’s Kenpo sending five to tournament in Oklahoma
Posted: April 20, 2016

Two youth students among the five.

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AAA green car of the year is Tesla Model S 70D
Posted: April 20, 2016

2016 AAA green car guide now available

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Mississippi man arrested for possession
Posted: April 20, 2016

• Jose Alonso Macias, Jr., 19, Pampa, was arrested Monday by Pampa Police Department for possession of marijuana less than two ounces.

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Tuesday 04/19/2016
125TH ANNIVERSARY FOR TEXAS RAILROAD COMMISSION
Posted: April 19, 2016

Mayor Brad Pingel signed a Proclamation recognizing the Railroad Commission of Texas on its 125th Anniversary.  

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Monday 04/18/2016
AAA Texas offers tips to prevent repair scams
Posted: April 18, 2016

COPPELL — As people clean up from this week’s violent hail storms across the Lone Star State, AAA Texas reminds owners of damaged homes, cars and trucks to be cautious of scams.

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Armstrong County fatal wreck Friday
Posted: April 18, 2016

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) was called to a one vehicle crash Friday in Armstrong County, resulting in the death of one person. The crashed vehicle was called in at approximately 9:25 a.m. by a passing motorist who observed the vehicle from a rest stop.

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PAMPA SENIORS’ ENCHANTED FOREST THEMED 2016 PROM
Posted: April 18, 2016

Left, the King was Chase Cree and Gracie Little was the Queen. Right, Salma Clark was the winner of The Pampa News’ prom contest with more than 250 likes on our Facebook page. We are running a special prom section with all the submitted photos in Wednesday’s B section. The prom theme for this year was Enchanted Forest.

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Saturday 04/16/2016
Gray County Commissioners vote to lift burn ban pending rain
Posted: April 16, 2016

The Gray County Commissioners Court met in their second meeting for the month of April. 

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Brody Larkin Nominated for The Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston
Posted: April 16, 2016

PAMPA — Brody Larkin, a 9th grader at Pampa High School of Pampa is a Delegate of the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, MA on June 29th - July 1st, 2016.

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Dr. Prem Reddy once again recognized among the most influential physician executives and leaders in the nation
Posted: April 16, 2016

(Ontario, CA, April 6, 2016) – Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare Services, has been named to Modern Healthcare’s prestigious list of the “50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders” for 2016. This is the eighth time that Dr. Reddy has been recognized as among the top physician leaders in the nation.

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Special Olympics Golf Scramble Fundraiser moved to April 23
Posted: April 16, 2016

Above, Amy Hammer and Pat Stewart, a volunteer for Special Olympics. The 10th Annual Cindy Cooper Special Olympics Golf Scramble will be held next Saturday, April 23 at Hidden Hills golf course. The event was moved due to projected rain today. The event is named for Cindy Cooper who was head of delegation for the Pampa Special Olympics for many years and loved by everyone. Cindy passed away 11 years ago from cancer and this fundraiser held in her honor gives back to the special athletes competing in golf, bowling, basketball and track. The scramble begins at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $200 per team or $50 per person. This price includes a cart, green fees and lunch. Prizes will be awarded in each flight. A drawing for lots of prizes will be held at the end of the scramble. For more information and to sign up call Hidden Hills golf course 669-5866. If you want to donate to Special Olympics, but are unable to make the tournament contact Shannon Loter at Pampa Junior High, 669-4900.

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Xcel Energy donates $20,000 to Pampa United Way
Posted: April 16, 2016

From left, Kevin Davis, Theo Harmon, Michael Hunt, Justin Whaley, Bob Cook, Laycee Johnson, Matt Smith, Jacob Wichert, Dustin Forsyth, Jana Gregory, Jesse James, Garrett Travis, Al Ferguson and Dru Chidester. The contribution comes from the XCel Energy employee’s contributions. 

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Friday 04/15/2016
Jocelyn Falcon joins Guess Insurance Agency
Posted: April 15, 2016

Jocelyn Falcon joined Farmers Insurance: Brenda Guess Agency just a couple months ago, but has been in the insurance business for eight months.

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Special Olympics Golf Tournament Saturday
Posted: April 15, 2016

The tournament is a fundraiser for Pampa Special Olympics.

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Thursday 04/14/2016
Multiple rounds of storms, heavy rainfall still on track for Friday and Saturday
Updated: April 14, 2016 - 3:08 pm

The main show of severe weather will be tonight and the main heavy rainfall show will be Saturday and into Sunday. Stay tuned to The Pampa News Facebook page for updates.

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Junior Ranger Day Saturday
Posted: April 14, 2016

FRITCH — Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument will celebrate National Junior Ranger Day this Saturday, April 16, at the Alibates Visitor Center located off Cas Johnson Road. This event is part of National Park Week, which also kicks off on April16, 2016.

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Children’s Miracle Network’s ‘Miracle Up’ Festival to be held later this month
Posted: April 14, 2016

Second annual event caps off annual radio-thon and celebrates success.

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Xcel Energy named No. 1 in wind for 12th year
Posted: April 14, 2016

The attached release announces that Xcel Energy has been named the nation’s top utility wind provider for the 12th consecutive year, as ranked by the American Wind Energy Association. In additional to the information in the release, I wanted to pass along that Xcel Energy’s Texas-New Mexico region is setting new records when it comes to the amount of wind energy used to meet overall electricity demand. The new hourly record for our region was set on Nov. 11, 2015 when customers were receiving 60.29 percent of their power from wind at 1 a.m. On Nov. 15, Xcel Energy met 50.83 percent of our daily load with wind energy. Our new monthly wind record in Texas-New Mexico is 28 percent of load served by wind energy, set just last month. Wind energy makes up more than 15 percent of our regional mix over a year’s time.

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Wednesday 04/13/2016
Thornberry recognized for strong support of military and service members
Posted: April 13, 2016

WASHINGTON - The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) presented U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) with its highest annual award Tuesday during a ceremony on Capitol Hill. The Col. Arthur T. Marix Congressional Leadership Award was given to Thornberry, who serves as the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, for his strong leadership and support of the uniformed services community.

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Close calls for TxDOT workers spark renewed push for drivers to pay attention in work zones
Posted: April 13, 2016

While many workers are injured, killed in work zones, motorists are killed most in Texas work zone crashes.

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