Our town — Mayor speaks to LWV, trash pickup

Our town — Mayor speaks to LWV, trash pickup

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Mayor Nelson to speak

Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson will be the featured speaker for a League of Women Voters program on Wednesday.

The luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Saltgrass Steak House, 8300 W. Interstate 40.

Nelson’s remarks will center on changes and challenges in Amarillo. A question-and-answer period will follow the talk if time permits, said Sylvia Perkins, LWV program vice president.

Nelson, who grew up in Spearman, graduated from Texas Tech University with degrees in Spanish, advertising and law. She and her husband, Kevin, now manage multiple businesses, including a law firm, commercial real estate management and a local franchise hotel, My Place.

Lunch is not included in the program; attendees will order individually from the menu. Visitors are invited to attend.

Trash-Off to be next month

The Don’t Mess With Texas Trash-Off, the single largest one-day cleanup event in the state, will be April 7.

The annual litter prevention program serves as Texas’ signature event for the Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program, according to a news release from the Texas Department of Transportation.

The Trash-Off is a way to clear the millions of pieces of debris that accumulate on the state’s roads each year. Volunteers can include both individuals and families; students; business leaders; and members of civic and nonprofit organizations, community groups, sororities, fraternities, sports teams, and the military.

Other parts of TxDOT’s litter prevention program include Adopt-a-Highway and a grassroots partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful.

For those interested in joining Trash-Off, sign up at Keep Texas Beautiful or call 1-800-CLEAN-TX. If someone is part of an Adopt-a-Highway group, contact Christopher Johnson at (806) 356-3294.

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