Mask policy to be decided by the school boards in Texas

Following Governor Abbott’s decision to end the mask mandate, the Texas Education Agency says it is up to local school boards to make their own mask policy.

Boy, 12, creates website to help elderly New Yorkers book vaccine appointments

The 12-year-old hits refresh for hours a day, searching for COVID-19 vaccine appointments for elderly people in the New York metro area.
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Solid sign-ups for Biden’s new ‘Obamacare’ coverage offer

The solid start to the three-month special enrollment period indicates a pent-up demand for health insurance as the COVID-19 pandemic approaches the one-year mark.

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  Study: COVID-19 patients with gum disease more likely to develop complications that could lead to death.

Experts mention the dangers of children drinking hand sanitizer with exposure rising

  APD responding to SWAT situation at 11th and Grand

  State health officials reports 8 new COVID-19 cases in Eastern New Mexico

  Rep. Ronny Jackson responds to sexual allegations

A new Pentagon watchdog report has issued a review of Texas representative Ronny Jackson during his time serving as White House physician.
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  General: Pentagon hesitated on sending Guard to Capitol riot

The hourslong delay cost the National Guard precious minutes in the early hours of the rioting.

150 missing Tennessee children located during ‘Operation Volunteer Strong’

  DPS identifies person killed by car walking in Bushland

COA Parks and Recreation help giving away 6,000 trees

Tickets available for Livestreamed speech by Rudy Ruettiger

  Texas DSHS opens COVID-19 vaccine to teachers and educational staff, effective immediately

  Amarillo COVID-19 report for March 3 shows 67 new cases, 83 recoveries, 1 death

  City of Amarillo prepares, encourages vaccinations as businesses set to open at 100%

  2 new cases of COVID-19, 16 recoveries reported in Deaf Smith County

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Cuomo addresses harassment claims, vows to stay in office

“I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable,” Cuomo said at a Wednesday press conference. “It was unintentional and I truly and deeply apologize for it.”

SPORTS

  Amarillo High alum Lexy Hightower becomes two-time Lone Star Conference Player of the Year

  West Texas A&M basketball advances to Lonestar Conference Semifinals

March Madness has begun for West Texas A&M, tipping off the Lone Star Conference tournament. The Buffs hosted UT Permian Basin in the Quarterfinals.

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  Crews contain house fire in north Amarillo

  Window on a Wider World hosts 7th annual student art show

WATCH: Texas to open 100%, mask mandate removed

  AISD keeps mask protocols awaiting guidance, while CISD anticipates that masks will be optional

  Panhandle pregnancy centers see an increase need for diapers during pandemic

Pregnancy centers in our area are seeing an increase in demand for diapers and other essential items during the pandemic.

  Plans to redevelop North Heights neighborhood on pause

  Randall County Fire Department receive new engine to help potential busy wildfire season

  State health officials reports 4 new COVID-19 cases in Eastern New Mexico

  2 arrested after $1.25 million worth of meth found on Greyhound Bus

  WT $2,000 scholarship application is open for graduate students