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DPS SETS UP RURAL VOTER ID SITES

The Department of Public Safety is reaching out to surrounding communities to get them ready for Mays upcoming runoff elections. D.P.S. will be setting up mobile ID stations to help you to get an election identification certificate, if you don't already have the required valid picture ID to vote in Texas. 

D.P.S. Trooper Chris Ray says the mobile sites will be in Miami, Claude, and Silverton. "Those places are so far from a regular D.P.S. office, so the way it's been set up is you can actually do that without having to drive. We are trying to be available to help you out...make sure you are able to exercise that right to vote."

Mobile sites will be available April 29th-May 1st from 9:00am-4:00pm. .

Click here to find qualifications to receive an election ID.  


Briscoe County

415 Main

Silverton, TX 79011

806-823-2134



Roberts County

Roberts County Tax Assessor-Collector

300 E. Commercial

Miami, TX 79059

806-868-3611


Armstrong County

Armstrong County Courthouse Basement

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Claude, TX 79019

806-226-3221

17 YEAR OLD ARRESTED

A 17 year old has been arrested in connection with four home burglaries.

The burglaries were all reported in northeast Amarillo between 4:30 and 5:45 p.m. on Saturday. 17 year old Andres Lugo was booked into Potter county on four counts of burglary of a habitation after being caught with a gaming console and other items taken from a home on northeast 23rd.

Officers are still looking for laptops and other items taken from homes on Evergreen, Foxglove, and Gardenia.

A juvenile seen with Lugo during one of the burglaries has not been located.

ANOTHER SUIT AGAINST MARSH

Another civil suit has been filed against Stanley Marsh III claiming sexual abuse.

Marsh's wife, son, and two of Marsh's companies were also named in the lawsuit. The suit, filed April 14th, seeks more than a million dollars in damages for intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, and gross negligence.

In April of 2012, a Potter county grand jury indicted Marsh on numerous felony counts alleging sexual assault, sexual performance by a child, and indecency with a child.

KGNC-AM SPORTS NEWS

WT INTRODUCES NEW MENS BASKETBALL COACH

New West Texas A&M men's basketball coach Tom Brown is officially on the job. The longtime Winona State assistant was introduced during an afternoon news conference Monday on campus in Canyon.

Brown said officials at WT made it clear what they wanted, which is to graduate student athletes and win championships.  He said they did that during his long tenure at Winona State and he would love nothing better than to be at WT 16 years like he was at Winona State and have the same success they did there, which included two national championships and a runnerup finish among ten seasons in the NCAA playoffs. When asked about taking over as head coach instead of an assistant, he emphasized he is just part of the team that it takes to make the program successful. Brown said he has big shoes to fill in following former Buffs coach Rick Cooper, but he just wants to improve on WT's great tradition under Cooper.  

TOPEKA TAKES 2-0 LEAD OVER BULLS

For the first time in team history, the Amarillo Bulls find themselves in a big hole to dig out of in the post season.

The Bulls surrendered two 3rd period goals and dropped a 3-1 decision to the Topeka RoadRunners on Saturday night at the Budweiser Bull Pen in the Amarillo Civic Center. For the first time the Bulls trail a playoff series 2-0. Game three of the Best-Of-Five South Division Final set for Thursday night at Kansas Expo Center Landon Arena.

Brendan Vetter tallied the lone Bulls goal, while goaltender Collin Delia, who was locked up in a terrific duel with PJ Bridges, stopped 33 of 36 shots he faced in the loss.

The Amarillo Bulls got the start they needed in the opening 20 minutes. Brendan Vetter scored 26 seconds into the contest when his power play blast from the point beat goaltender PJ Bridges. However that would be all Bridges would allow the rest of the way.

 

VENOM FALL TO STARS IN NEW MEXICO

The Amarillo Venom lost their second straight game in the Lone Star Football League on Saturday, falling on the road at the New Mexico Stars 70-49.  Details of the game were not available on the Venom or LSFL website. 

The loss drops the Venom to 2-2 on the season.  They will be back home on Saturday, April 26th to host the West Texas Wildcatters beginning at 7:05 p.m. at the Amarillo Civic Center.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Amarillo High took a huge step toward the District 3-4A baseball title on Tuesday with a dramatic 7-6 win over Canyon. The Sandies won it on J.T. Fogg's inside the park home run in seventh. The win gives Amarillo High a one game lead over the Eagles and Randall Raiders with one game left in the regular season.

Randall 8, Dumas 0

Palo Duro 9, Caprock 7

Bushland 13, Boys Ranch 1 (completes 1-2A race undefeated) 

WT SPRING SPORTS

It was quite the slugfest between West Texas A&M and Wayland Baptist at Wilder Park yesterday. After falling behind early 10-0, the Buffaloes nearly came all the way back, but they end up losing 20-19 to the Pioneers. WT falls to 31-13 on the year, while WBU improved to 31-17.

 

The WT softball team took care of business with a doubleheader sweep of UT-Permian Basin, 4-3 and 8-1 yesterday in Canyon. That pushes the #1 ranked Lady Buffs winning streak to 19 straight, which is the longest in school history.

 

At the Lone Star Conference Golf Championship in Horseshoe Bay yesterday, the West Texas A&M women's golf team overtook Midwestern State in the final three holes to finish second with a final round 314. WT sophomore Glory Jangthongsiri also finished second individually with a 151 total for two rounds.

The WT men's team wound up fourth overall.  

 

KGNC-AM AGRIBUSINESS NEWS

Grain Grading Events

The 25th consecutive year of grain grading workshops hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will include two one-day trainings, along with six crop advisor continuing education units in crop management May 6-7 in Amarillo. The program is designed for corn, sorghum and wheat grain handlers and producers. According to AgriLife Extension economist Dr. Steve Amosson, the information from the workshop will help participants recognize the different types of damage that occur in these grains and how damage affect grade. There is a $70 fee to attend the workshops and preregistration is required by May 2. If you are interested in attending this year’s grain grading workshops, here is a link for preregistration https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/index.cfm/productDetails/productid/1516/ 

Post-Freeze Analysis

Where your farm is located might be the difference maker on whether your wheat crop suffered damage from the overnight freezes of April 14-15. Texas A&M AgriLife Agronomist Dr. Jourdan Bell told KGNC, “What I have seen as I’ve been out doing my own personal evaluation is that much of the wheat throughout the northern and central Texas Panhandle really missed any damage.” However, Dr. Bell said points further south – where plants are farther along in development and thus more vulnerable – do not appear to have fared as well. For example, Dr. Bell said a report she received from Hockley County described “significant damage” resulting from the freezes. “The consensus is a lot of farmers are probably going to start baling their wheat down there because of that.”

Dr. Bell said it would still be good for individual farmers to do damage assessments of their wheat crops. Texas Wheat Producers has posted information on its website to help farmers know what to look for. For a direct link, go here http://texaswheat.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/2014-Wheat-Freeze-Overview.pdf

  

Price Basis Tool

Knowing the price basis for a commodity is an important aspect of marketing for agricultural producers. To help producers get a firm handle on price basis in a particular region of Texas, AgriLife Extension has an online tool available at http://basis.tamu.edu  that lists the different price basis for corn, cotton, sorghum, soybeans and wheat. 

KGNC Golden Spread Agribusiness Hour

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

 

  

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