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.

  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.
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Friends who met at work, bonded over adoption find out they’re biological sisters

The newfound siblings intend to continue navigating the process of meeting their biological father and siblings in the Dominican Republic together.

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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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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.”

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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  Democrats tighten stimulus check eligibility, firm up support for virus bill

A source said President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats have agreed to tighten the income limits for people who will be eligible to receive $1,400 stimulus checks.

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  Hereford Head Coach Ashley Marquez earns 100th career win, becoming the first in school history

AC joins National Junior College Athletic Association in next steps to bring back sports to the college

Amarillo College was recently granted full membership status in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCCA), the governing association of community college athletics throughout the United States.

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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