Archive - Apr 15, 2013 - News Article
FRITCH - A family disagreement took a violent turn in Fritch on Sunday.
According to Chief Deputy James Qualls of the Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office, the incident occurred in the 200 block of Pawnee in Fritch.
During an argument, a fight took place in which Brent Dickinson, 39, was shot twice. When deputies arrived at the scene, with the assistance of the Fritch Police Department and officers from the National Park Service, Duane Wood, 57, was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (family violence).
AMARILLO â€” As traffic increases along Texas roadways because of our booming population, fatal crashes are on the rise. In an effort to curb the trend, the Texas Department of Transportationâ€™s Amarillo District was joined today by the city of Amarillo, The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), and the Associated General Contractors of Texas (AGC) to ask the public to Be Safe. Drive Smart, in recognition of National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 15-19. TxDOTâ€™s Be Safe. Drive Smart. campaign reminds drivers to slow down, stay alert and observe traffic signs when approaching work zones.
Members of the Fritch Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual banquet on Saturday, April 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Sanford-Fritch Junior High School Cafeteria. Tickets for the event will be $20 per person. Children 8 years old and under will be admitted at no charge.
The deadline to purchase tickets for the $20 price is Monday, April 15. Tickets will be available at the door for $25 per person.