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The early voting totals are in.
Randall County had just over 5,400 early voters, while Potter had just under 2,600 early voters. More votes have been cast in early voting this election cycle than in all of 2009 voting. In 2009's city elections, just a little over 5,000 people in total voted, or 5.4% of registered voters.
As of Thursday at 5:30, Canyon ISD might have a new superintendent.
Darryl Flusche, an administrator from Frenship ISD will meet one last time in from of the Board of Trustees for final approval. 3 weeks ago CISD made him the lone finalist for the position and making him superintendent is the only item on their agenda.
According to plant officials, Consolidated Nuclear Security, the Pantex Plant contractor, halted work briefly Monday after workers questioned some of the plant’s non-nuclear assembly processes.
In a statement CNS said workers on Monday began the day with a site-wide “quality pause” to re-emphasize the importance of adhering to procedures, processes and quality standards. Pantex assembles, dismantles and modifies nuclear weapons for the U.S. atomic arsenal.
The plant also makes high explosives for nuclear weapons and stores tons of plutonium recovered from dismantled bombs and warheads.
The City of Amarillo is warning motorists of a pending lane closure to start Monday morning. The right land of Southwest 34th Avenue traveling westbound will be closed from Washington to Monroe while Amarillo Utility Contractors make some necessary repairs to the sanitary sewer main. Repairs are expected to last 6 days with the eastbound lanes and the left westbound lane open to traffic.
For the second straight season, the WT softball team will host the NCAA South Central Regionals as they will take on Tarleton State. The Lady Buffs won the LSC regular season and tournament titles with a 44-9 overall record and 22-6 conference record. First pitch for their showdown with the Texanns will be this Friday at Schaeffer Park at 6:30 pm.
Kingsville will be the sight for the Lone Star Conference Baseball Tournament as WT will take on Angelo State. The Buffs ended the season winning six of their last seven games to win a share of the regular season title at 34-16 overall and 23-12 in the conference. WT and Angelo State will kick off the tournament Thursday at 11 am.
Upcoming on the high school softball playoff schedule Friday, Frenship takes on Permain, Lubbock Coronado plays Odessa, Canyon will battle El Paso Bel Air, Randall will face off against El Paso Hanks, Caprock has a tough match against El Paso Chaplin, and Bushland plays Greenwood.
Now on the high school baseball playoff schedule Thursday, there is just one game locally between Plainview and Hereford. As for the rest of the teams Friday, Lubbock Coronado plays El Paso Americas, Frenship battles El Paso Franklin, Amarillo High plays El Paso Coronado, Randall faces off against Abilene Cooper, Canyon will play Lubbock High, Borger battles Sweetwater, and Pampa goes up against Big Spring.
Texas A&M AgriLife is offering a wheat field day May 21 at the Bushland research facilities. For more information, go here
USDA has issued a proposed rule that would implement additional limits on farm payments made to non-farmers. For more information and to offer comments about the proposal, go here http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2015/03/0074.xml&contentidonly=true
Want to submit a comment on the report issued by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee? Beef and cattle organizations have been very critical of the Committee's recommendations regarding meat consumption. See what you think by reading the report, which is available by clicking on the link below. The link also provides a way for you send comments about the report to the federal government.
The KGNC Golden Spread Agribusiness Hour is your daily opportunity to hear from agriculture newsmakers from around the region. The program airs Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. on KGNC-AM.
In addition to bringing you the insights of ag experts from around the High Plains region, our show also offers up-to-the-minute market information, veterinary news, wildlife reports, and features that explore the daily endeavor of those good people – the farmers and livestock producers – who provide us with the food and fiber we all need.
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