Amarillo

ACT van purchase garners approval

Amarillo City Transit is updating its paratransit van fleet. The Amarillo City Council has approved a purchase of 10 light-duty, 24-foot paratransit vans from Alliance Bus Group in the amount of $812,971.80.  Per the item agenda summary, ACT recommended purchasing the vans to replace two 2008 El Dorado Cutaway Vans with over 400,000 miles and eight 2010 El Dorado Cutaway Vans with over 350,000 miles, ...

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Xcel Energy seeks input for future generating sources

AMARILLO, Texas — Xcel Energy is seeking information that will help guide the company toward its clean energy goals in Texas and New Mexico as planned retirements of large regional power plants create new opportunities for innovation and area development. On Wednesday, the company issued a formal Request for Information inviting interested parties to submit ideas for generating resources in Texas ...

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NNSA asking for bids to manage Pantex plant after not renewing CNS contract

The National Nuclear Security Administration posted this week that the competition starts this month to manage the Pantex nuclear weapons plant in Amarillo and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. AMARILLO, Texas – The National Nuclear Security Administration posted this week that the competition starts this month to manage the Pantex nuclear weapons plant in Amarillo and ...

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Former Amarillo Mayor, Fairly Group CEO file lawsuit against Amarillo ISD

AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — Former Amarillo Mayor Jerry Hodge and CEO of the Fairly Group Alex Fairly have filed a lawsuit against the Amarillo Independent School District claiming the district violated the Texas Education Code when selecting medical benefits providers. According to court documents, Amarillo ISD evaluated vendors for employees’ medical and pharmacy benefits during the fall of 2019 to begin ...

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Lawsuit filed against Amarillo ISD for how it allegedly handled medical, pharmacy benefits for employees

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — A lawsuit has been filed against Amarillo Independent School District for how they handled medical and pharmacy benefits for their employees. No monetary value is being sought, but the reason this lawsuit is filed is because the plaintiffs believe the school district cost taxpayers 10 to 15 million dollars more than necessary. Jerry Hodge and Alex ...

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Lawsuit alleges Amarillo ISD erred in healthcare bidding process

Alex Fairly, the chief executive officer of the Fairly Group, and Jerry Hodge, an Amarillo businessman, jointly filed a lawsuit Monday against the Amarillo Independent School District regarding the district’s request for proposal practices related to health insurance and pharmaceutical benefits. According to the lawsuit which was filled about 2 p.m. Monday in Potter County District Court, the district began ...

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