New Dumas Girls Basketball Coach

Dumas ISD and the community welcomes a new girls basketball coach. Adam Esses comes to the new job with lots of coaching experience including years at the college level, including at UT San Antonio, Bethal College in Kansas, and at Upper Iowa University.

One of his teams had the highest team classroom grade point average in the country, according to the Moore County News Press.

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In our area, residents will soon be required to dial 10-digits instead of 7-digits when making local calls.
Starting October 24, people will have to dial the (806) area code followed by the phone number.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted 988 as a new 3-digit number that will be used nationwide to reach the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline.

What this means is when people dial 988, they will automatically get connected to the hotline, very similar to when someone would dial 911 looking for emergency response.

Dialing 10-digits will prevent people who accidentally dial 7-digits, end up at the lifeline.

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THE TEXAS HOUSE HAS APPROVED A BILL THAT WOULD BAN COMPANIES FROM PUTTING THE WORD, “MEAT,” ON LABELS FOR FOOD MADE FROM PLANT-BASED PRODUCTS. REPUBLICAN BRAD BUCKLEY SAYS A SURVEY SHOWED ONE OUT OF EVERY FOUR TEXANS HAS BOUGHT A VEGETARIAN PRODUCT BY MISTAKE.

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After the past couple of weeks showed upticks in COVID-19 cases in Amarillo, the city has now seen more than one day with reported drops in active cases this week, according to city health data.

Amarillo now has a net loss of four active cases, bringing that total down to 471 for Wednesday

The hospitalization rate stayed mostly stable between Tuesday and Wednesday, falling to 2.73% as of the latest data release.