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The inmate that escaped the Neal Unit east of Amarillo has been recaptured.
Marvin Garcia, 34, a convicted murderer out of Harris county, scaled the perimeter fence around 3:40 this morning. He was captured about 41 miles north of Amarillo.
"He was seen near the area of Texas Sand and Gravel and from there either walked, ran, or caught a train. Somebody that spotted him called us. Potter County deputies saw him on the railroad tracks. We had an airplane in the air, with a DPS employee inside that plane and he was able to verify that it was someone dressed in prison clothing," said Texas Department of Public Safety's Chris Ray.
Garcia was convicted in 2010 of murder and was sentenced to 25 years.
An Amarillo man was arrested over the weekend on several charges after running from police.
Around 12:10 a.m. Sunday, officers pulled a car over at Northeast 24th and Cleveland for a traffic violation. The driver got out and immediately took off running. He was caught after a short chase, and he was found to have left a 5 year old child in the car.
Orella Adoni Vasquez, 29, was booked into Potter county for evading arrest with a motor vehicle, DWI with a passenger under 15 years of age, and abandoning or endangering a child by way of criminal negligence.
Beginning this morning, the southbound US 87 exit 109 at Buffalo Stadium road will be closed for paving and striping.
Motorists wishing to access businesses, the Canyon ISD offices, or the west side residential areas should use the Rockwell Road exit and travel south on the frontage road until the paving and striping is completed.
The inmate who escaped from the Deaf Smith county jail has been recaptured.
George Contreras Junior, 23, was found around 11:30 a.m. Saturday at an address in Hereford and taken into custody without incident. He was booked in on the previous charges, plus escape from a correctional facility, a warrant for evading arrest with previous convictions, and burglary of a habitation out of another county.
Contreras escaped early Thursday morning during the course of regular cleaning duties in the lobby of the facility.
Homer's Backyard Ball Foundation has made a big donation to the Make-a-Wish Foundation of north Texas.
The $20,000 given last Friday will help grant the wishes of children battling life-threatening medical conditions right here in the Texas panhandle.
The City of Amarillo's River Road and Hollywood road wastewater treatment facilities were recently recognized with peak performance awards during the National Association of Clean Water Agency's 2014 Summer Conference and 44th annual meeting in Portland, Oregon.
The River Road plant received a 'Platinum 8' award which means they have had eight consecutive years of 100% compliance. The Hollywood road plant received a 'Platinum 7' award, meaning they have had seven consecutive years of 100% compliance.