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The Department of Public Safety is reaching out to surrounding communities to get them ready for Mays upcoming runoff elections. D.P.S. will be setting up mobile ID stations to help you to get an election identification certificate, if you don't already have the required valid picture ID to vote in Texas.
D.P.S. Trooper Chris Ray says the mobile sites will be in Miami, Claude, and Silverton. "Those places are so far from a regular D.P.S. office, so the way it's been set up is you can actually do that without having to drive. We are trying to be available to help you out...make sure you are able to exercise that right to vote."
Mobile sites will be available April 29th-May 1st from 9:00am-4:00pm. .
Click here to find qualifications to receive an election ID.
Silverton, TX 79011
Roberts County Tax Assessor-Collector
300 E. Commercial
Miami, TX 79059
Armstrong County Courthouse Basement
101 Trice St.
Claude, TX 79019
A 17 year old has been arrested in connection with four home burglaries.
The burglaries were all reported in northeast Amarillo between 4:30 and 5:45 p.m. on Saturday. 17 year old Andres Lugo was booked into Potter county on four counts of burglary of a habitation after being caught with a gaming console and other items taken from a home on northeast 23rd.
Officers are still looking for laptops and other items taken from homes on Evergreen, Foxglove, and Gardenia.
A juvenile seen with Lugo during one of the burglaries has not been located.
Another civil suit has been filed against Stanley Marsh III claiming sexual abuse.
Marsh's wife, son, and two of Marsh's companies were also named in the lawsuit. The suit, filed April 14th, seeks more than a million dollars in damages for intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, and gross negligence.
In April of 2012, a Potter county grand jury indicted Marsh on numerous felony counts alleging sexual assault, sexual performance by a child, and indecency with a child.
The 25th consecutive year of grain grading workshops hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will include two one-day trainings, along with six crop advisor continuing education units in crop management May 6-7 in Amarillo. The program is designed for corn, sorghum and wheat grain handlers and producers. According to AgriLife Extension economist Dr. Steve Amosson, the information from the workshop will help participants recognize the different types of damage that occur in these grains and how damage affect grade. There is a $70 fee to attend the workshops and preregistration is required by May 2. If you are interested in attending this year’s grain grading workshops, here is a link for preregistration https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/index.cfm/productDetails/productid/1516/
Where your farm is located might be the difference maker on whether your wheat crop suffered damage from the overnight freezes of April 14-15. Texas A&M AgriLife Agronomist Dr. Jourdan Bell told KGNC, “What I have seen as I’ve been out doing my own personal evaluation is that much of the wheat throughout the northern and central Texas Panhandle really missed any damage.” However, Dr. Bell said points further south – where plants are farther along in development and thus more vulnerable – do not appear to have fared as well. For example, Dr. Bell said a report she received from Hockley County described “significant damage” resulting from the freezes. “The consensus is a lot of farmers are probably going to start baling their wheat down there because of that.”
Dr. Bell said it would still be good for individual farmers to do damage assessments of their wheat crops. Texas Wheat Producers has posted information on its website to help farmers know what to look for. For a direct link, go here http://texaswheat.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/2014-Wheat-Freeze-Overview.pdf
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The KGNC Golden Spread Agribusiness Hour is your daily opportunity to hear from agriculture newsmakers from around the region. The program airs Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. on KGNC-AM.
In addition to bringing you the insights of ag experts from around the High Plains region, our show also offers up-to-the-minute market information, veterinary news, wildlife reports, and features that explore the daily endeavor of those good people – the farmers and livestock producers – who provide us with the food and fiber we all need.
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