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This Little-Known Serial Killer Was Busted in Amarillo

Buckle up, I got a story for you. I do a lot of digging around for story ideas. As you may have already noticed, I'm quite the fan of true crime--especially true crime and Texas Panhandle history. There's something to be said about unearthing a nugget of forgotten events. And this time, I've got some events that involve a little-known serial killer named Benjamin Herbert Boyle.
AMARILLO, TX
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HEREFORD, TX

Texas Dove Hunting Season Is About To Start.

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Don’t Pass That Bus with Flashing Red Lights! It’s Illegal

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AMARILLO, TX

History Comes to Life in ‘The Contested Plains’

On September 11, 1874, a band of Southern Cheyenne Indians led by Chief Medicine Water massacred John German, his wife, and three of their children near Fort Wallace in western Kansas. Four daughters were spared and taken captive. Subjected to exposure, malnutrition, and cruel treatment, the sisters were eventually taken into the Texas Panhandle where the two youngest girls were abandoned. Surviving on their own for six weeks, the two sisters were found by Grey Beard’s band, which was camped north of McClellan Creek, about 14 miles south of Pampa, Texas. “The Contested Plains” is a poignant recreation of the four girls’ struggles for survival and their subsequent recapture by U.S. Army.
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Josh Jung is Smashing His Way to a September Call Up to the Texas Rangers

Josh Jung missed the first several months of this season recovering and rehabbing from a shoulder injury and subsequent surgery. When Jung was done rehabbing, ahead of schedule mind you, they shipped him to Arizona to play in some warm-up contests at a lower level. He dominated. Then the Texas Rangers brought him up to AAA, the highest level of the minor leagues. He's dominating that too.
ARLINGTON, TX

Road Rage Turns Into Assault for One Lubbock Woman

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