KDDD News 5-12-21

The U.S. Treasury Department opened an online portal for counties to begin requesting their share of the $2 trillion American Rescue Plan, and the portal shows that Moore County will get 4 million dollars.

Potter County will get – $22.8 million
Randall County – $26.7 million

The amount is based on the population of the counties.

According to the Texas Association of Counties, half of the money is available this month, and half will be available 12 months after the first payment.

Counties can use the money to cover costs to respond to the pandemic and revenue shortfalls like hiring and keeping personnel, repairing or investing in water, sewer and broadband infrastructure.

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The Amarillo Sod Poodles announced that HODGETOWN will be welcoming back baseball fans after a 615 day hiatus following the cancellation of the 2020 Minor League Baseball season.

The Sod Poodles said they will take the field for their first homestand of the season against the Midland RockHounds.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early to the stadium with gates opening an hour prior to first pitch at 6:00 p.m. The first 1,500 fans through the gates will receive a replica 2019 Texas League Championship ring (for individuals 12 & up) Succeeding the game and the Opening Night Fireworks show, the first 2,000 fans will also receive a 2021 Magnet Schedule