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First TX hantavirus case for 2014 recorded in the Texas Panhandle

According to High Plains Public Radio and the Texas Department of State Health Services, a Swisher County resident contracted hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. Hantavirus is carried by rodents, and people are most prone to infection when dust is stirred up from rodent dwellings. 30 more words

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Dust and music on this day in 1935 in Pampa, Texas

“April 14, 1935

On this day in 1935 a great dust storm covered the Texas Panhandle town of Pampa, inspiring Woody Guthrie to write the song “So Long, It’s Been Good To Know You.” Guthrie had moved to Pampa in 1929. 111 more words

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Texas's next governor will ...

Wendy Davis created quite a stir by visiting the Texas Panhandle this week.

Much of it was positive. Much of it was not. The Fort Worth state senator and Democratic nominee for governor ventured into some hostile territory just by setting foot in this heavily Republican region of a heavily Republican state. 289 more words

Sen. Davis ventures into lion's den

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis today is venturing into places where few Democrats dare to go.

She’s in the Texas Panhandle, the virtual birthplace of the modern Texas conservative political movement, the place that according to lore voted overwhelmingly for Barry Goldwater over Texan Lyndon Johnson in 1964. 467 more words

Larger Areas Of Texas Fall Into Severe Drought

HOUSTON (AP) – Large areas of Texas have fallen into severe drought as a typically wet season remains relatively dry.

The Texas Water Development Board… 118 more words

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Dust & Smoke Blow Into DFW From Panhandle

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Massive amounts of smoke and dust borne on the winds of a strong cold front blew into North Texas overnight from the Texas Panhandle, creating problems for area firefighters and for people who walked outside. 271 more words

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