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Friday, June 26, 2015

Waiting for an explanationi

The Supreme Court rulings on the Affordable Care Act on Thursday and on gay marriage have, rightfully, overwhelms the media — social, mainstream and lamestream. But in doing so, the local media have missed another story of some import, one that gives credence to the case that Downtown Amarillo Inc. and Amarillo City Council’s old guard has mislead us on downtown development.

In all the uproar Thursday, we received a press release from one Hayley Sitz, of the firm Weber Shandwick, announcingthe commencement of construction of the new Xcel office building in downtown. The building is actually being developed by the Opus Group.

None of the local media have reported on this little announcement, despite the postingThursday. So, I bring it up again. Why no coverage? And why no attempt to get DAI head Melissa Dailey and Mayor Paul Harpole and Councilman Brian Eades to reconcile their comments with the start of construction?