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Amarillo Police are warning residents of an fake email that could harm your computer. Here is a copy of their press release:
The City of Amarillo’s Municipal Court reports responding to several calls with questions about an e-mail received by residents of Amarillo and other cities. It appears to be a court document ordering the recipient to appear for court in Amarillo. This e-mail is not from the City of Amarillo. The email may have an attachment that could be harmful to a computer. Do not respond to this email, it is not from the Municipal Court. An example of the email is included below:
Subject: Notice of appearance in court N#0654-564
Notice to Appear,
Hereby you are notified that you have been
scheduled to appear for your hearing that
will take place in the court of Amarillo in May 02, 2014 at 10:00 am.
Please bring all documents and witnesses relating to this case
with you to Court on your hearing date.
The copy of the court notice is attached to this letter.
Note: If you do not attend the hearing the
judge may hear the case in your absence.
Clerk to the Court.
No police report is needed and you do not need to contact the court if you got this mail. It should be deleted. Anyone with questions regarding calls or correspondence from the City’s Municipal Court can contact the city through the web page at http://amarillo.gov/ or the court administrator at 378-9342. It is unknown if this is a fraud attempt or an attempt to place harmful software on your computer.
After surviving the Lone Star Conference Tournament and gaining the automatic bid to the NCAA Division-II playoffs, the 5th-ranked Lady Buffs can now turn their attention to Regionals.
Sunday night, the Lady Buffs were named the top-seed and host team in the South Central Region of the NCAA Division-II Women's Basketball Tournament. WT will play the No. 8-seed St. Edward’s in the first round at 5 p.m. on Friday in Canyon.
There will be four games on Friday starting at 12 p.m. with the 3/6 matchup between Tarleton State (3) and Texas A&M-International (6). The 2/7 game follows at 2:30 p.m. between Colorado Mesa (2) and Midwestern State (7). WT will play No. 8-seed St. Edward’s at 5 p.m. in the 1/8 matchup, followed by the 4/5 game between Colorado State-Pueblo (4) and St. Mary’s (5) at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday’s semifinals are scheduled for 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The Championship ga mme is set for Monday at 7 p.m.
The winner of the South Central Region will advance the to the NCAA Women’s Elite Eight beginning March 25, in Erie, Pennsylvania.
The Amarillo Bulls have some company atop the North American Hockey League’s South Division.
A late third period rally fell short as the Bulls dropped a 4-2 decision to the Topeka Road Runners on Saturday night at the Budweiser Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center.
The Bulls first place lead has been reduced to just one point after the RoadRunners lost an overtime contest on Monday against Wichita Falls.
It’s back on the road next weekend for the Amarillo Bulls as they face the Lone Star Brahmas on Friday and Saturday in Northland Richland Hills, TX.
It looks 2014 could be another banner year for exports of U.S. beef and pork, if the data from the first month is any indication. The U.S. Meat Export Federation’s new report shows that, in January, sales of U.S. beef to foreign markets were up 13 percent in volume and 16 percent in total dollar value in comparison with January 2013. For pork, gains were also seen, including a 3 percent increase in volume and a 2 percent jump in dollar value. So once again, our beef and pork still going strong on the export side. And that’s very good news for producers as the Meat Export Federation estimates that exports enhance the value of fed steers and heifers by roughly $220 per head and by $55 for per head for hogs.
Planting season for summer crops is drawing near, and it’s a brand new world for agriculture with the implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill. To help farmers learn more about what the bill actually says, a number of educational meetings are scheduled around the High Plains region next week. One such event is Wednesday, March 19 at 2:30 p.m. at the AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Amarillo. That event is hosted by National Cotton Council, Texas Cotton Ginners Association and Plains Cotton Growers. Another meeting will take place on Friday, March 21 at 8:30 a.m. at the Amarillo Civic Center. That meeting is sponsored by the Southwest Council of Agribusiness, the Agricultural & Food Policy Center at Texas A&M and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.
For a more complete schedule of meetings throughout the area, use the links below:
The winter wheat crop in the Texas Panhandle remains desperate for moisture, and whether the much-hoped-for March rains will come along to rescue the crop remains to be seen. But there does appear to be better prospects for rain later this year. On the KGNC Golden Spread Agribusiness Hour, Steelee Fischbacher of Texas Wheat Producers delivered the encouraging news that the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center is estimating a 50 percent chance of an El Nino developing in the summer or fall. Although that time frame is beyond the point when most of the state’s current wheat crop will have been harvested, Fischbacher said the Center’s outlook is still good news because “summer and fall rains can really help stock up your soil moisture to help with the next crop year.”
A survey of cattlemen by BEEF Magazine shows eagerness to re-grow herds and many ranchers have in fact held back heifers for breeding purposes. But the magazine’s senior editor, Burt Rutherford, said whether we will see efforts to increase the cattle population in the Texas Panhandle this year depends on whether sufficient rain for restoring pasture will come. He noted that cattlemen had also expressed a desire to expand their inventories when a similar survey was conducted a year ago, but the continuation of our drought forced ranchers to abandon those plans last year. Rutherford said that during the first few months of 2013, most of the heifers that had been retained for breeding “wound up in the feedyard somewhere simply because there was no pasture for them to go to.” If a similar scenario plays out again this year, Rutherford said area ranchers who are holding back heifers do have the option to “develop those heifers and sell them as bred heifers to ranchers in other parts of the country that are able to expand and take advantage of a very hot market” for bred heifers and cows.
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.
If you are unable to listen to the Agribusiness Hour live, remember you can hear recordings of past programs in podcast form by going here: http://multimedia.kgncam.com/audio/ag.htm