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Saturday is the Don Herrington Discovery Centers annual Breakfast with Santa.
Amy Juba with the Discovery Center told KGNC the event is form 9am till noon and offers a breakfast and photos with Santa, as well as a visit from some local singing groups.
"Our live entertainment will be provided by the Carver Academy Singers, as well as the Tascosa High School Freedom Singers. That will be a lot of fun to have them performing for us."
Juba says they also have plenty of arts and crafts for the kids.
"We have a make-a-flake station where the kids can make snowflakes, and an outrageous ornament section where they can squirt paint in a translucent ornament, shake it up, and bring home a really neat hand designed ornament."
Of course it wouldn't be the Discovery Center is their wasn't something educational as well.
They have a station set up where the kids can learn the science behind ice and snow.
Tickets are $12 for members and $17 for nonmembers, at the door. But you can get a discount if you purchase them in advance on site or on line at www.dhdc.org. Children under 12 months are free.
There will soon be a few new boys in blue on the streets.
The Amarillo Police Departments 84th Police Academy Class will graduate Friday, at noon, in the Grand Plaza of the Amarillo Civic Center.
The recruits recently completed 1113 hours of training over the course of 27 weeks before passing the Texas Basic Peace Officer's Certification Test.
The 12 officers will officially be sworn in during the ceremony and will ride with a field training officer for the next 4 months.
The 85th Amarillo Police Academy, with 21 recruits, started classes Thursday morning.
Pearl Harbor Day will be marked with happy memories Saturday by Veterans at Amarillo’s Ussery-Roan Texas State Veterans Home.
The Top Wings Motorcycle club will deliver power tools to help set up a woodworking shop at the home.
Chris Crabtree with the veterans home says having the residents take up woodworking was one of their therapist's idea.
"The Speech Therapist is very creative and he started doing some things with left over pallets, from deliveries," said Crabtree. "And using the wood from that they made a Texas Flag, a United States Flag, and they are in the middle of making a Christmas Tree."
The West Texas A&M University marching band euphoniums will also play in the halls of the home to mark the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
Texas State Veterans Homes provide affordable, long-term nursing care for Texas Veterans, their spouses and gold star parents.
100 Canyon Independent School District kids will get to participate in tomorrows 8th annual Shop with a Cop. And it's exactly what it sounds like.
The elementary age children will meet at the Canyon Walmart, at 8am tomorrow morning, and a police officer or fire fighter will help them spend their $50 gift card.
Danny Alexander with the Randall County Sheriffs Office told KGNC it's really cool to see the children get into the Christmas spirit.
"I've seen kids, instead of buying for themselves, buy for their little brother,little sisters, or buy something for their mom, or something like that. Most of the time the kids aren't real unselfish about it, so it's really cool."
Alexander says Randall County Sheriffs and Fire Fighters along with Canyon Police and Fire will be participating in what he calls "the best and most gratifying thing they do all year."
West Texas A&M head men’s basketball coach Rick Cooper announced his retirement effective immediately at a press conference Thursday afternoon in the Buffalo Club Room at the First United Bank Center. Associate head coach Vinay Patel will be named interim head coach for the remainder of the season.
"It’s been the best 21 years of our lives, we raised our family here," Cooper said. "We think now is a good time for our family and team. My primary concern is the guys, but I think our program and team is in a good position and good hands. At this stage of the game I am grateful to Michael (McBroom) and a whole bunch of people and I am excited to turn the reigns over to a very confident man in Vinay Patel who is going to do a great job with this program."
Cooper is in his 21st year at the helm of the Buffaloes. He is 391-193 (.670) at WT and is the winningest coach in school history. He is 543-240 (.694) overall in his 27th season as he coached six seasons at Wayland Baptist prior to WT. Cooper is one of just 14 active Division II coaches with 500 career wins at four-year programs. He also is 10th among all Division II coaches with 543 victories.
During his time at West Texas A&M, Cooper guided the Buffs to nine 20-plus win seasons and no losing seasons at either WT or WBU. Under Cooper, the Buffs reached the NCAA tournament 10 times and finished in the Elite Eight in 1997-98 with a 26-5 record.
"I am grateful to Rick and everything he has done for this university," West Texas A&M Director of Athletics Michael McBroom said. "He has clearly thought about this and, from my perspective, he knows this, the timing isn’t great. He has thought things through and I accept that. We lose one of the most respected guys on campus, not just for basketball, for a lot of other reasons, too, and a guy who has been a mentor for countless players and coaches who have come through here. Rick and I have talked through the years about body of work and his is amazing. I wish him all of the best."
West Texas A&M senior quarterback Dustin Vaughan continues to rack up the accolades as he was named Daktronics All-Super Region Four Offensive Player of the Year, highlighting nine Buffaloes who earned all-region first team honors.
The Buffs nine selections led all teams in the region. Colorado State-Pueblo had seven selections total with two first teamers and five second team selections, while Ohio Dominican and Midwestern State each had five honorees total. Colorado State-Pueblo defensive lineman Darius Allen earned Defensive Player of the Year accolades.
WT garnered six first team offensive selections. Including Vaughan, senior offensive lineman Terrance Harris and Craig Watts were named to the team, along with senior wide receiver Torrence Allen and senior return specialist Nathan Slaughter. Senior kicker Sergio Castillo also was named to the first team.
Defensively, the Buffs had three selections in senior defensive lineman Ethan Westbrooks. senior linebacker Taylor McCuller and senior safety Curtis Slater.
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