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FRITCH – Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, in response to national state and local heath guidelines, made the announcement on Monday that additional modifications are being made to operations to support federal, state, and local efforts in regards to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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UPDATE: Since we originally posted this story, the body has been identified as missing hunter Ryan Kennedy.FRITCH – Lake Meredith National Recreation Area staff have located and recovered a human body while searching for the hunter that went missing on December 15, 2019. The body was located…

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AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Driver License Offices across the state are closing immediately. This temporary closure will not apply to those seeking an initial Commercial Driver License (CDL). DPS offices that provide CDL testing …

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As physicians, other medical experts, and the public learn more about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, scientists are learning more about the similarities – and differences – between COVID-19 and influenza. Both viruses cause respiratory disease, yet the World Health Organization (WH…

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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 13 asked for a presidential disaster declaration for three counties that sustained widespread damage attributed to severe thunderstorms, straight-line winds, hail and tornadoes.

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The Dumas/Moore County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Moore County News-Press, Moore County Journal, Big Country 95.3 KDDD Radio and BlueCoud.tv, will host a Candidates Forum on Thursday, February 6th, starting at 6:30 PM. The event will take place at the Dumas High School auditori…

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AMARILLO — The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will conduct two traffic operations simultaneously this week to help keep drivers safe over the Fourth of July holiday. Starting Wednesday, July 3, through Friday, July 5, DPS Troopers will increase traffic enforcement as part of Operati…

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Whether you’re in need of book bags, blackboard chalk or bell-bottom pants, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding shoppers they can save money on those and certain other items during the state’s sales tax holiday. This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Su…

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The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents will meet Thursday and Friday (May 17-18) in Lubbock. The meeting will take place in the Regents Conference Room, First Floor (104A) in the Texas Tech University System Administration Building (1508 Knoxville Avenue).

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CANYON —West Texas A&M University’s proposed on-campus football stadium is one step closer to becoming a reality after The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents approved its construction during the Board’s regular meeting Thursday, April 19 in Prairie View.

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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Feb. 9 lauded Congress’ passage of budget legislation that contains nearly $90 billion in hurricane and wildfire disaster relief funding for Texas, Florida, California and Puerto Rico.

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The House Select Committee on Opioids and Substance Abuse, a newly created select committee composed of 13 state representatives, and the House Committee on Public Health, a standing committee consisting of 11 state representatives, have much significant work to do during 2018.  These commit…

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is beginning enforcement efforts across the state focusing specifically on violations of the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law. These periodic enforcement operations by DPS Troopers are planned throughout the year at various locations in Texas, with …

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FRITCH TX – Visitation to Lake Meredith National Recreation Area (LAMR) surpasses last year’s million plus visitors with a total of 1,329,076 visits in 2017. This is a 29.59% increase from the 1,025,613 visits in 2016 and a 59.86% increase over 2015. “Every time the lake level goes up, visit…

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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 17 extended for 30 days the state disaster declaration for counties affected by Hurricane Harvey, which pounded and flooded the Gulf Coast and moved deeply inland, spreading its destructive power.