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Local farmer and businessman bill bandy announced his candidacy for potter county judge on Monday.
The post is being vacated by Judge Arthur Ware.
Bandy worked in the financial industry for more than 14 years, and serves as Committee Chairman for the Amarillo Community Development Advisory Committee.
During Mondays press conference, Bandy was asked why he was running.
"This is a decision that I have been thinking about for quite a while," said Bandy. Potter County is a great place, has great department heads, and commissioners, and I'm ready to step in, as that role as County Judge, and work with those folks for the betterment of the tax payers and the citizens of Potter County."
Bandy also was legislative aide, district director, and campaign manager for State Representative Davis Swinford.
Other notables running for the officer are Jeff Poindexter, Nancy Tanner, and former Mayor Debra Mccartt. The primary election is March 4th.
West Texas A&M Universities Horse Judging Team has done it again.
According to WT, the team participated in the National Reining Horse Association Championship, December 5-6th, in Oklahoma City.
hey came back with the first overall finish over 72 other teams.
This is WT's 5th championship this year, including wins at the Reichert Celebration and the AQHA World Championships.
This is the 2nd year in a row that WT has taken the top prize.
One man was arrested and another hospitalized after a weekend shooting.
Just before 3:30am Sunday morning, police were sent to a home in the 3600 block of South Lipscomb on a shots fired report.
They found 35 year old Aaron Miller inside the home with a bullet wound in his upper chest. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police say that Miller and two other people had been fighting earlier, and the suspect returned later with a gun.
Officers later located the suspect, 30 year old, Robert Louis Bennett at a home in the 5600 block of Southwest 41st.
The SWAT team was called in to assist in securing the home and Bennett was arrested a few hours later.
He was booked into Randall County for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Police are investigating after a convenience store was robbed at gunpoint over the weekend.
Police were called to a Toot 'n Totum in the 1300 block of East 10th Saturday afternoon, where the two employees said a man came in, bought a drink, and left.
He came back a few minutes later with a gun demanding money.
He took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled south on foot. He is described as wearing a black hoodie with a white shirt underneath, jeans, and white gloves.
No one was injured and no arrests have been made.