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Courtesy West Texas A&M University
CANYON, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — West Texas A&M University has announced several events to cover a variety of interests both in-person and virtual.
WT said that in addition to ongoing Homecoming Week celebrations, it has several upcoming events that each demonstrate ways in which WT is responsive to the region’s needs, as laid out in the University’s long-term plan, WT 125: From the Panhandle to the World. That plan is being fueled by the historic, $125 million One West campaign:
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AUSTIN (KXAN) — During a marathon hearing Wednesday that lasted more than 10 hours, a transgender child pleaded with Texas House lawmakers to halt a bill that would prevent her from playing in sports with other girls.
Sunny Bryant traveled with her mother, Rebekah, from Houston to join dozens of others testifying at the House Select Committee on Constitutional Rights and Remedies. The members held a vote on House Bill 25, which would ban transgender student-athletes from playing in sports corresponding to their gender identity. Gov. Greg Abbott added the legislation to the special session agenda again after it failed to pass three times this year.
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According to a news release, officials from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s office in Amarillo, along with Potter County Sheriff’s deputies, performed a narcotics search warrant at the residence. During the search, officers found the following:
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APH said Potter County has 41 new cases and 118 recoveries.