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Amarillo City Council proclaims support for El Paso


The Amarillo City Council unanimously approved a proclamation Wednesday that has been adopted across West Texas expressing support for the City of El Paso, which was the site of a horrific mass shooting on Aug. 3.

Amarillo City Council proclaimed the week of Aug. 12 as “El Paso Strong – El Paso Fuerte Week.”

“We are deeply saddened by the tragedy that happened in El Paso recently,” said Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson. These are our neighbors, and they need to know we stand with them during this time of loss, mourning and grieving. El Paso and the people of El Paso are in our thoughts and prayers.”

The West Texas cities of Lubbock, San Angelo, Abilene, Odessa, Midland, and Big Spring have joined Amarillo in approving the proclamation in support of El Paso.

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