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Former Pampan gets closure to Vietnam War story: Rick Organ, who served in Vietnam, meets family of man who essentially saved his life

Former Pampan gets closure to Vietnam War story: Rick Organ, who served in Vietnam, meets family of man who essentially saved his life

Thursday 09/03/2015
Youth Center Pool Finally Open
Posted: September 03, 2015

The Pampa Youth and Community Center pool is finally open after a long hiatus due to repairs. The pool opened officially again on Aug. 21. The pool hours are from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Pampa High School swim team has the pool reserved from 6:30 to 8 a.m. and 3 to 4:45 p.m., Sept. 1 through May 20. The pool is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

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New laws in effect now
Posted: September 03, 2015

New laws in effect now

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Critical material incident in Hall County
Posted: September 03, 2015

Critical material incident in Hall County

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Wednesday 09/02/2015
No public comment in first hearing on County’s proposed tax rate
Posted: September 02, 2015

No public comment in first hearing on County’s proposed tax rate

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Most drivers should pay lowest gas prices for Labor Day since 2004
Posted: September 02, 2015

Most drivers should pay lowest gas prices for Labor Day since 2004

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Tuesday 09/01/2015
‘Healing Hands, Touching Lives’ in the Dominican Republic
Posted: September 01, 2015

Dr. Mark Ford, clinic director and chiropractor at Live Well Chiropractic on Price Road in Pampa, is also a member of the Christian Chiropractors Association, Inc.

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Pampan Omajean Trainer Lewis has book published
Posted: September 01, 2015

“Beyond the Packsaddlebridge” by Omajean Trainer Lewis

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DPS Trooper Seizes more than $728,000 in Marijuana
Posted: September 01, 2015

AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) conducted a traffic stop Sunday on Interstate 40, yielding more than 120 pounds of marijuana valued at more than $728,000.

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Saturday 08/29/2015
Coffee Street renovations going visibly well
Posted: August 29, 2015

Earlier this summer, The Pampa News informed you that Jason Bagwell and his family were in the process of renovating the Coffee Street Apartments. Bagwell himself said the process would take a while, but visible progress is being made on the apartments. The exterior of the north building has been repainted with new windows. Bagwell said that Crawford Exteriors are responsible for the “beautiful new windows and roof” and Larry Baker Plumbing/Heat and Air have done an “amazing job on this renovation.” All local companies have been used for this “restoration.”

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Friday 08/28/2015
Statewide gas price average drops seven cents; down 97 cents from last year
Posted: August 28, 2015

Statewide gas price average drops seven cents; down 97 cents from last year

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Overdose Awareness Day to commemorate lives lost and inspire hope for prevention
Posted: August 28, 2015

Overdose Awareness Day to commemorate lives lost and inspire hope for prevention

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Pampa firefighters and MDA rally behind 60-year tradition: Fill the Boot for local MDA families
Posted: August 28, 2015

n Fill the Boot for local MDA families.

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Jimmy Goode is elected Angus delegate to 132nd annual meeting
Posted: August 28, 2015

Jimmy Goode is elected Angus delegate to 132nd annual meeting

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Thursday 08/27/2015
Meet interim superintendent Dr. Larry Blair
Posted: August 27, 2015

Meet interim superintendent Dr. Larry Blair

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Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument’s 50th Anniversary
Posted: August 27, 2015

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument’s 50th Anniversary

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Pampan to benefit from Habitat for Humanity
Posted: August 27, 2015

Photo by Maggie HayesLisa King, front row far right, signed the contract for her new home Wednesday, which will be built by Habitat for Humanity. King is a Pampa resident and is wheelchair bound, so her new home will be completely handicap accessible. An exact start day for the construction was unknown at press-time, as King must pay a $500 deposit and complete 75 community service hours before construction can begin. King has paid her deposit and completed approximately half of her community service hours, so construction is expected to start soon. Habitat for Humanity welcomes volunteers for all of its projects including this one. If you would like more information about volunteering to help build King’s new home, you can contact Habitat for Humanity at (806) 665-0349.

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Wednesday 08/26/2015
After student death, TTU overhauls Greek life
Posted: August 26, 2015

After student death, TTU overhauls Greek life

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PISD receives state accountability reports: Pampa Junior High out of ‘Needs Improvement’ classification.
Posted: August 26, 2015

PISD receives state accountability reports: Pampa Junior High out of ‘Needs Improvement’ classification.

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Tuesday 08/25/2015
Law enforcement cracks down on drunk drivers during Labor Day holiday
Posted: August 25, 2015

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers that law enforcement officers across the state are out in full force looking for drunk drivers in the weeks leading up to Labor Day, Sept. 7. Last year in Texas, 21 people were killed and 42 were seriously injured in 338 alcohol-related crashes over the Labor Day holiday.

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Top O’ Texas Cattlewomen Annual Style Show
Posted: August 25, 2015

It’s that time of year again Top of Texas CattleWomen are having their annual style show Saturday Sept. 12, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the Pampa Country Club in Pampa. 

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Back to school!
Posted: August 25, 2015

Parents cross the region either cheered or cried, or both, on Monday morning as they began to send their loved ones off to school to start the 2015-16 year. The Pampa News invited readers to submit pictures of the special occasion on our Facebook page. Above left, Austin Martinez starts first grade. Above right, Bottom left, Cidnie (13), Jaiden (11), Emerie (8) and Kadynce (7) Goodson get ready for their first day of school. Bottom right, Mariana Garcia started kindergarten on Monday. More pictures can be found on 8A, 9A and 12A. Not only has school started, but Pampa High School volleyball tipped off recently, including a game tonight in Canyon. And don’t forget about our Pampa Harvesters football team, who kickoff in Amarillo at River Road at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28. The home opener is on Sept. 11 against Hereford. 

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USDA adds more eligible commodities for farm storage facility loans
Posted: August 25, 2015

New provisions increase on-farm storage for dairy, flowers, meats.

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Saturday 08/22/2015
New Amarillo nursing director
Posted: August 22, 2015

New Amarillo nursing director

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Treatment threshold is lowered to reduce damage
Posted: August 22, 2015

Treatment threshold is lowered to reduce damage

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Senator Seliger to host town hall meetings throughout District 31
Posted: August 22, 2015

Senator Seliger to host town hall meetings throughout District 31

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DPS reminds drivers to obey traffic laws, use caution as new school year begins
Posted: August 22, 2015

DPS reminds drivers to obey traffic laws, use caution as new school year begins

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Louise Daniel Women’s History Luncheon to honor women in STEM
Posted: August 22, 2015

Louise Daniel Women’s History Luncheon to honor women in STEM

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Bright Canopy offers the means to access Second Life from any computer, anywhere for just $17 a month
Posted: August 22, 2015

Bright Canopy offers the means to access Second Life from any computer, anywhere for just $17 a month

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Amarillo Youth Orchestra auditions scheduled
Posted: August 22, 2015

Amarillo Youth Orchestra auditions scheduled

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Mini ag conference set for Sept. 1 in Canadian
Posted: August 22, 2015

Mini ag conference set for Sept. 1 in Canadian

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Comptroller Glenn Hegar Announces Record-Breaking Unclaimed Property Returns: Quarter-Billion Dollars Reunited With Rightful Owners
Posted: August 22, 2015

Comptroller Glenn Hegar Announces Record-Breaking Unclaimed Property Returns: Quarter-Billion Dollars Reunited With Rightful Owners

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Amarillo Crime Stoppers to hold Car Show and raffle
Posted: August 22, 2015

Amarillo Crime Stoppers to hold Car Show and raffle

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DPS Trooper Seizes Half a Million worth of Heroin
Posted: August 22, 2015

DPS Trooper Seizes Half a Million worth of Heroin

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Friday 08/21/2015
Cal Farley’s congratulates employee on national recognition
Posted: August 21, 2015

Cal Farley’s wishes to congratulate Community Engagement Manager Elia Moreno on being named among the winners of the 2015 USA Unites Award by Suddenlink and USA Network, said Senior Vice President for Community-Based Services Belinda Palacios.

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DOWNTOWN WATER LINES BEING REPLACED
Posted: August 21, 2015

Pictured is one of the water lines downtown that is getting replaced. This is right in front of The Pampa News’ office. City of Pampa Public Information Director, Donny Hooper, says it is part of a project the city is doing. Pampa city crews are installing new water lines in the downtown area. They are replacing an old six-inch line that Hooper says was installed in the 1940s. “Most of the infrastructure downtown is aged and in need of replacement,” Hooper said. “This past weekend we had a leak at Somerville and Foster. That was a line on the list to be replaced as well, so we went ahead and did it then.” Hooper said the process is to place the new lines, then putting caps down for businesses like The Pampa News and then they will abandon the old lines after getting the water switched over. They put the caps in to ensure customers can be without water for as little time as possible. Hooper added that it will depend on future funding if they can replace more lines. “They are all in pretty bad shape downtown. We have had to do a lot of patching,” Hooper said. “Those lines have served the community well for many, many years.” The lines currently being replaced are from Atchison and Foster to the fire station and to Somerville and Gray, laterally. As you can see in the top left photo, the city workers are dealing with the same problem as the Harvester Stadium workers, rain and lots of it. They had to drain all that water out before they could continue their work on the line.

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State disabled worker program faces overhaul
Posted: August 21, 2015

A controversial state program that steers more than $100 million in state funds each year to firms that hire disabled workers is on the verge of a major overhaul.

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Thursday 08/20/2015
DPS enhances patrols for labor day enforcement period
Posted: August 20, 2015

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is increasing DWI patrols starting today, Aug. 21 and running through Sept. 7, which includes the Labor Day holiday weekend. 

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Visible progress at Harvester Stadium
Posted: August 20, 2015

A few weeks ago when The Pampa News did a construction update on Harvester Stadium, there was not a lot of visible progress to be seen. 

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EOB READING AT LOVETT LIBRARY
Posted: August 20, 2015

Top photo, holding flag, from left, Taelar Garcia and Candice Plunk. They are pictured with all of the children from Keven Rumrill’s Lil’ Learners group. Bottom photo, the Lil’ Leaners group pay attention during the reading done by the End of Bullying group at the library on Monday morning.

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Wednesday 08/19/2015
Fatal crash in Potter County Tuesday
Posted: August 19, 2015

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a one-vehicle accident on Aug. 18, 2015.

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DPS trooper seizes over $424,000 in marijuana
Posted: August 19, 2015

AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) conducted a traffic stop Tuesday on IH-40, yielding 70 pounds of marijuana valued at over $424,000.

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Armed robbery early Wednesday
Updated: August 26, 2015 - 2:37 pm

On Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at approximately 3:20 a.m., the Pampa Police Department received a 911 call in reference to an armed robbery at 112 W. Brown, Tumbleweed Sweepstakes. 

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Be aware of school zones starting Monday
Posted: August 19, 2015

The Pampa Independent School District begins the 2015-16 school year on Monday morning. The Pampa News sat down with Sargeant Brain Massey, crime prevention officer of the Pampa Police Department to go over some reminders about the school zones.

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Tuesday 08/18/2015
Fall sports sign-ups going on now
Posted: August 18, 2015

The Pampa Soccer Association sign-ups are going on right now through Saturday, Aug. 29. The registration is at T-Shirts and More. The cost is $60 per player and $55 for each additional sibling.

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Rick Perry campaign in triage mode
Posted: August 18, 2015

STORM LAKE, Iowa – In the past week, many have invoked Rick Perry’s farming background to describe his campaign’s current famine days.

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Process of getting mail-in ballots poised to simplify
Posted: August 18, 2015

Process of getting mail-in ballots poised to simplify

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More rainfall; Cooler temperatures on the way: Severe weather is not expected to be widespread
Posted: August 18, 2015

More rainfall; Cooler temperatures on the way: Severe weather is not expected to be widespread

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Texas Commission on Human Rights holds Final Meeting
Posted: August 18, 2015

Texas Commission on Human Rights holds Final Meeting

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Saturday 08/15/2015
WATCHING OVER CHILDREN AT PARADE
Posted: August 15, 2015

A cowboy spirit on his horse appears to be diligently watching over the safety of little girls attending the 2015 rodeo parade as it winds its way to the finish on Foster Street. The rodeo held a lot of cowboy spirit in Pampa for three nights over the past weekend, but no cowboy ghosts were actually seen. This spectral image is actually a modern day cowboy in the shadows, providing parade security for parade-goers, just like his ancestors. 

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