KDDD News 2-26-21

Texas DPS has released more information after a pedestrian was hit and killed early Wednesday morning near the Potter and Moore County line.

Officials said 40-year-old Erik Myers of Florida was walking in the northbound lane of U.S. 87 around 5:50 a.m. around four miles south of the county line.

A van driver in the same lane did not see Myers, due to dark colored clothing, and hit him.  Myers was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The United States Department of Agricultural announced it’s investment of $42.3 million to help rural residents to gain access to health care and educational opportunities, in communities like Dumas

Rural areas are seeing higher infection and death rates related to COVID-19 due to several factors, including a much higher percentage of underlying conditions, difficulty accessing medical care, and lack of health insurance.

The $42.3 million in awards includes $24 million provided through the CARES Act.  In total, these investments will benefit 5 million rural residents.

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The Amarillo Sod Poodles has announced that two-time Minor League Manager of the year will be leading Amarillo on the field for the 2021 season.

36-year-old Shawn Roof will become the second Manager in Sod Poodles franchise history and will be accompanied by pitching coach and former Cy Young winner Doug Drabek.

Roof, returns for his fourth season in the D-backs organization as team manager and first season managing at the Double-A level.

The 2021 season will be Roof’s seventh overall season as a coach in professional baseball. All Sod Poodle games will air on AM 800 and 103.5 FM