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Longtime City Councilman Jim Simms Passes Away

Nov 12, 2014 Comments Off by grosss

Amarillo, TX – Following a lengthy illness, longtime Amarillo City Councilman Jim Simms has passed away at the age of 73. He was first elected to the then City Commission in 2005 as Place 4 Commissioner, and was re-elected to four more consecutive terms. “The City has lost a great leader in Jim Simms,” says [...]

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Two Finalists Selected in Director of Amarillo Animal Management & Welfare Search

Nov 07, 2014 Comments Off by grosss

Amarillo, TX – The search for the City of Amarillo’s next Director of Animal Management & Welfare has been narrowed to two highly qualified candidates who have been invited for interviews on November 11 and 12. The City received 62 applications from candidates in 19 states. On Tuesday, November 11, the public is invited to [...]

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Euthanasia Numbers Drop at Shelter as Progress Continues

Oct 31, 2014 Comments Off by grosss

Amarillo, TX – Since May of this year, the number of pets euthanized at Amarillo Animal Management & Welfare has steadily dropped compared to the same time period last year – by 15 percent. Interim Director Scott McDonald attributes the decrease to two factors. The first is that owners and adopters now have at least [...]

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Loop 335 Lane Closures for Utility Project

Oct 24, 2014 Comments Off by grosss

Amarillo, TX – The City of Amarillo Utilities Division is continuing the relocation of water and sanitary sewer mains for the Texas Department of Transportation’s South Loop 335 expansion project in the area of Bell Street and Loop 335 (Hollywood Road). Construction will require the closure of one northbound lane on Bell Street near Randall [...]

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Expect Delays on Plains Boulevard for Utility Project Construction

Oct 24, 2014 Comments Off by grosss

Amarillo, TX – Due to construction to improve a water main on Plains Boulevard, motorists should expect minor delays beginning Monday, October 27. The construction will require traffic to be reduced to one lane in each direction on Plains Boulevard, just east of the intersection with Western Street. Motorists are advised to use caution. The [...]

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