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City of Amarillo Kicks Off National Community Planning Month

Oct 09, 2014 Comments Off by grosss

Amarillo, TX – The City of Amarillo’s Planning Department officially kicked off local recognition of National Community Planning Month with a proclamation presented at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Each year, the American Planning Association, its members, chapters, divisions, and professional institutions sponsor National Community Planning Month to raise the visibility of the important role of [...]

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Health Officials Address Ebola Concerns

Oct 02, 2014 Comments Off by grosss

Amarillo, TX – On September 30, 2014 a patient in Dallas, Texas, who had traveled from Liberia, tested positive for Ebola. At the time of travel, the patient did not show any signs or symptoms and was not contagious. As a result of this diagnosis, Dallas County Public Health, Texas Department of State Health Services [...]

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Housing Assistance Changes Go Into Effect

Oct 01, 2014 Comments Off by grosss

Amarillo, TX – The waiting list to receive housing assistance has grown to more than 3,400 applicants – which represents at least a four year waiting period. As a result, the Department of Community Development has found it necessary to close the waiting list to new applicants until further notice, effective Friday, October 10. Additionally, [...]

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Reminder to Vaccinate Pets Against Rabies

Sep 26, 2014 Comments Off by grosss

Amarillo, TX – Last week, a horse tested positive for rabies in Randall County, resulting in post-exposure treatment for a number of individuals. As a result, local and state health officials remind all animal owners to keep their pets and livestock up-to-date on rabies vaccination. “Yearly rabies vaccination for animals is important,” says Dr. Roger [...]

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Three Day Sale Raises Funds for Library Programs

Sep 17, 2014 Comments Off by grosss

Book lovers from all across the Texas Panhandle will want to mark their calendars for September 19 through 21. Those are the dates for the next Friends of the Amarillo Public Library book sale! The sale takes place in the basement of the Downtown Amarillo Public Library. Amarillo Public Library PR Coordinator Stacy Yates says [...]

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