One upside to a downward economy is students are re-thinking their plans to drop out of school.
DETROIT (AP) _ General Motors Corp. says it will temporarily close 13 assembly plants in the U.S. and Mexico as it tries to control growing inventory due to slumping sales.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Gov. Rick Perry has signed legislation to help Texas lure more moviemakers to the state.
Two girls and one boy... All younger than 18... Were taken from the compound on April 22 by the states Children Youths and Family Department.
Amarillo Medical Services ambulances are reporting a two point eight million dollar loss, mostly due to uninsured patients.
Fire crews are trying to determine what caused part of an east Amarillo home to burn Wednesday afternoon.
Moving Less Aggressively Than Before, Central Bank Cuts Rate As Economy Continues Slump
Warm temperatures bring more crime, according to Amarillo police. Police say crimes such as vandalism, thefts and burglaries spike during the summer months.
Eighth grade students are improving when it comes to passing the math portion of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills test or TAKS, but a quarter of all students failed the test.
Amarillo police are increasing patrols to keep drivers under the influence off the road. Officers patrol areas known for DUI's such as Amarillo Boulevard and south west parts of town.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) State police have removed four children from an apocalyptic church whose leader claims to be the Messiah and acknowledges having sex with followers.
People in rural areas of Hutchinson County have two choices underneath the burn ban - They can either let the trash pile up in their backyard...or bring it to the transfer station in Borger.
More expectant mothers apparently have diabetes. New research suggests the number of pregnant women with diabetes has more than doubled in the last seven years.
Babies born across the country will now undergo a new level of testing. Thanks to the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act, infants will now be tested......
A bank robbery suspect is still on the loose and police are asking your for your help.
A tip from a concerned citizen leads to the arrest of a suspected serial rapist in an area town.
An Amarillo father is in jail for driving drunk with his kids in the back seat. Amarillo police say a man ran a stop sign at 8th and Crockett Street around 12:30, Tuesday.
Many Americans added some extra zeros to their checking account today - courtesy of government rebate checks designed to stimulate the economy.
If your child is not doing well in math... Research scientists say it may be the way they are being taught.
The Clovis Police Department is seeking information on the multiple (56) Criminal Damages and Graffiti that occurred in and around the Northwest portion of Clovis from Friday, April 18 - Monday, April 21, 2008 over the school break weekend.
A Ten Commandments Monument will not go up at the Potter County Courthouse. County commissioners voted this morning four to zero against the proposed monument.
A Texas County Jail still houses a father who killed his baby daughter. 39 year old Gerardo Roldon Cardenas was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of three month old Karina Gomez.
The delay of the 2007 farm bill is affecting more than just farmers. Food Agencies across the country are being hurt by the delay Congress is making.
It's nothing to LOL about. Instant-message style writing is showing up in the academic papers starting in middle school and up to the college level.
A Clovis man is sentenced to 73 years in prison for crimes he committed against two young girls.
WELLINGTON, Texas (AP) A 42-year-old Honduran national suspected of raping three women over 60 in the past two months remains in a Panhandle jail.
Jose Ayala Nunez was arrested last night in Wellington
If your home is in desperate need of repair but you are unable to do the work yourself Christmas In Action may be able to grant your wish.
Homes in north Amarillo were threatened today in a grass fire.
Scooters are fuel efficient but not selling.
We are learning a fire originally thought to have burned about 400 acres in the Panhandle, was actually triple that size.
Bob Wills day in Turkey, Texas.
Theft has spiked in the last three weeks at United Supermarkets across the Panhandle.
The Clovis police department will be pulling some their officers from area schools next year, thanks to a shortage in resources.
It's been 25 years since the U.S. Department of Education reported the nation was at risk academically.
Local United Supermarkets are crackingdown on shoplifting.
New sewage pump will replace 3 old ones.
An attempt to serve a search warrant in Pampa leads to a foot chase and lands two people in jail. Pampa police arrested Edward Lee Briley and Amanda Hilton....
Thanks to the Wildorado wind farm, Wildorado school district could be 200-thousand dollars richer.
Two large range fires in our area have been contained by fire crews. The Texas Forest Service says a 300 acre fire in Moore county started late Thursday afternoon.
Check forgery runs rampant in Amarillo, keeping detectives constantly bogged down with cases. Police say thieves copy a company logo or name onto check paper they buy at supply stores.
It has gone from physical violence to mind games. Schools in our area report bullies these are not throwing as many punches as they are insults and gossip.
A Portales mother accused of killing her son is heading to trial. Twenty-five year old Teresa Gilman has been ruled competent to stand trial.
Canyon Independent School District is looking to change cell phone policies on school grounds. New regulations allow students to take cell phones to school, but they have to keep them turned off.
Issues from the polygamist camp are being used as a tool for teaching at West Texas A & M University. Social Service teachers are taking this opportunity helping students learn from real life situations.
Local consignment shops are seeing more business because of the increasing costs of gas and food.
Wind turbines could soon be a common sight around the Texas Panhandle. The Texas Representatives Regulated Industries Committee has a plan in the works to take advantage of our winds by building more turbines.
The price of rice is skyrocketing as the global rice shortage continues to grow.
Almost half of Texas teachers say they want to leave their classrooms behind for a better career. According to the Texas State Teachers Association, low morale is the main reason....
Eastern New Mexico University in Portales now has $20,000 to use for computer technology upgrades. The Intel corporation recently awarded the check to the university.....
Remodeling the way your children are rated in school is the goal of some Texas legislators during the next session.
The eco-friendly school is the first in the panhandle.
If you spend countless hours staring at computer screen or read e-book frequently, you'll want to read this. You could be suffering from computer vision syndrome, otherwise known as CVS.
Students at Canyon High school are dealing with the realities of drinking and driving today. Several of their classmates were 'mock' victims of a simulated deadly car crash ...
Amarillo's downtown revitalization plan is looking up...way up. A large hotel could soon be gracing the city's skyline. City commissioners voted Tuesday to approve...
Red light cameras are now ready to be installed in Amarillo. Tuesday, city commissioners voted for the second, and final time to install six cameras at five intersections throughout the city.
A Clovis man is arrested in connection with a 2006 robbery and bomb scare at a Clovis bank. Police say 22 year old Frank Lasky was arrested Tuesday in Clovis.
Victims of violent crimes are tracking violent offenders online. The system is called "Vine Link" (Victim Information and Notification Everyday)
We first told you about another source of water underneath the ogallala aquifer about two weeks ago. Tuesday Amarillo City Commissioners made the decision to start pumping....
West Texas A&M University will be holding their summer/part time job fair Wednesday in the Jack B. Kelley Student Center from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.
WAYNE, N.J. (AP) - Toys "R" Us says it plans to phase out all plastic baby bottles containing a chemical that's facing safety questions.
A Fritch man who allegedly engaged in a standoff with Hutchinson County Sheriff deputies over the weekend is still in jail this evening.
Seven people are injured in a boiler explosion about 2:30 this afternoon at the Sid Richardson Carbon Black Plant in Borger.
Amarillo Police need your help to find the man who robbed a Toot N' Totum Saturday.
Father and Son run across the U.S. and would love you to join them.
Road construction will be taking over some Amarillo roads.
A Portales man allegedly exposed himself over the internet, to an undercover deputy posing as a 13 year old girl.
Eco-friendly festival at Wildcat Bluff.
Police draw their guns in a home standoff tonight in Fritch.
Potter County firefighters had their hands full containing a fire this evening. Officials say hay caught fire in the 100 block of Rolling Hills alley.
A car rolls on it's side in Amarillo tonight. The car flipped on I-27 headed north, just before the Hollywood exit.
A New Mexico Man accused of stealing gas and causing thousands of dollars in damage to a gas station in Grady, NM is behind bars. Earlier this week, a warrant was issued for Robert L. Daniel.
A local district attorney is warning prison under staffing will only continue to get worse until we build more facilities.
Whether the quality of learning through taking a class online is the same as going to a classroom is the question. The convenience of an online course is appealing to some...
In this week's Recall RoundUp, a Key Chain with too much lead, a Battery Pack that can ignite into flames, Plush Toys that could choke your child, and a Magnetic Dart Board with easily swallowed magnets.
Bonus for recruits bringing more workers to Amarillo.
"Keep Amarillo Beautiful" is one the many organizations getting ready for Earth day on April 22.
The way has been cleared for lethal injections to continue and local district attorneys are not surprised.
Retail chains are caught in a wave of bankruptcies across the nation. Slumping sales and a tightening market has unleashed slew of cautious shoppers and store closures.
To make money and save money, Amarillo residents are being encouraged to go green. And one way to "go green" is to recycle .
We want to alert you to some changes that will have many people digging deeper into their pockets to pay for prescription medication.
Small business owners in the Amarillo area are being targeted by robbers.
A man is killed in a motorcycle accident near Borger Wednesday evening.
A two point five million dollar campaign is now underway in Amarillo to creating a railroad museum inside the Santa Fe building.
While campuses across the country take precautions, West Texas A and M University is trying to get more students signed up for safety alerts.
It looks like a cell phone but when closely examined you find it has alcohol inside. They are showing up in local schools and community leaders want it stopped.
The death penalty for child rape. That is the case the Supreme Court is addressing today.
Nearly $2 million dollars of state money is coming to our area to help offset health care costs. The money is designed to help hospital districts and counties recover money spent on indigent health care....
AUSTIN (AP) Texas and dozens of other states soon may resume executions after the Supreme Court's rejection of challenges to Kentucky's lethal injection.
Water rights in the panhandle are an ongoing issue we have been covering in-depth over the past week. Tonight our coverage continues as an historic milestone is reached today.
The state of Texas has moved more than thirty children from the shelter in San Angelo. Where 416 women and childeren were being housed during an investigation into a polygamist compound in El Dorado.
High winds helped fuel a large range fire in northern Potter County. An estimated 1,000 acres been burned near the Crawford Ranch about 10 miles north of Amarillo.
An Air Ambulence in Guymon will save lives all over the panhandle.
Investigators with the Amarillo Fire Department are trying to determine the cause of a large fire that burned late Tuesday afternoon in north Amarillo.
The case load has become so heavy that another investigator is being brought on to help out. Potter County announced Monday that a staff member will be added to work on gambling investigations.
A Curfew has been placed on all residents at a local apartment complex.
Amarillo Independent School District is trying help kids stay away from tobacco with Texas state grant money.
Local athletes are changing their drinking habits by choosing chocolate milk over sports drinks.
Concerns of disease at local dog parks have some dog owners considering keeping their animals in their own fence. A tip that some vets recommend not all dogs go to the park....
Downtown Amarillo is being recognized nationally...for it's efforts to breathe new life into the heart of the city.
Corn Prices are skyrocketing and there is no end in sight.
As grocery bills skyrocket, some families are forced to turn to outdated food to save money.
Study Says 78 Million Baby Boomers Will Enter A System Unprepared To Meet Their Needs
A local teen is getting her trip of a lifetime, thanks to Make-A-Wish and a West Texas A&M sorority. The 17 year old lupus patient will be going to the Mall of America this week, as part of her wish.
It's just a game of 10 pins and a ball... But for kids in the area looking for a big brother or sister... It's a game that could change their lives.
Some areas of Lake Meredith will be closed for up to eight hours a day while crews go to work to make improvements.
Amarillo libraries have seen more patrons lately and they say it's because of the economy and gas prices.
Runners hit the pavement this morning raising money for autism research.
Two men who reportedly shot at and robbed an Amarillo senior citizen are on the loose tonight.
The high price of diesel is hurting our local farmers who rely on the fuel to make a living.
A mobile meth lab is discovered parked outside an Amarillo home.
Getting water to the cities of the panhandle.
There's another bed of water under the Ogallala Aquifer... That's what Amarillo City officials are saying after test wells show an unknown source could end up being very fruitful.
Amarillo restaurants are searching for employees, after a downward trend leaves them short handed.
Domestic violence is the leading killer of young women in the United States.
If you are looking to walk for a good cause, this weekend has two opportunities for you. The Northwest Texas Autism Network is hosting their 2nd annual Autism Awareness Walk at Memorial Park in Amarillo.
If your child does suffer a head injury, here's what doctor's say you should do.
One group with the highest number of injuries are student athletes.
Injuries are on the rise for children as temperatures rise this spring. Local doctors say they're seeing more broken bones and head injuries lately because warmer weather is here and kids are more active.
Comprehensive sex education can prevent teen pregnancies and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
A decision to pump Lake Meredith as low as it can go will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Amarillo police say a new trend is emerging, after flat screen TV's are stolen two days in a row. Police say suspects stole three televisions from the Aaron's Rent to Own at I-40 and Julian.
Tomas Carreon Romero is wanted for murder.
Amarillo police asking parents to talk to their children about strangers, after an apparent kidnapping attempt this morning at the 800th block of Wichita.
A water source we rely on will continued to be pumped even though it is at record low levels. Board members voted unanimously today to continue pumping the lake.
Local teen mothers are more likely to raise their children instead choosing adoption.
Illegal dumping is a persistant problem in rural areas of Amarillo and spreading to Amarillo city limits. Amarillo city officials want to draw awareness to the problem.
Loss Of Money And Goodwill May Spread For Airlines Already Beset With High Fuel Costs
It can happen in the blink of an eye. Thieves wanting the copper off of air conditioning units can cut the coil off in seconds. And the number of those thefts are going up in our area.
On Thursday, state and local law enforcement authorities defended their decision to leave the sect alone for four years after it moved in.
Three buildings at an area apartment complex are condemned by the City of Amarillo. We first told you about the Sungate apartment complex in January when residents contacted us....
Surging oil prices aren't just hitting drivers at the pump, they'll also effect you the next time you go to the tire shop. Experts tell me when it comes to keeping tire costs down, it's all about maintenance.
Three girls are arrested in connection with a false bomb scare.
The disabled community continues to grow in Amarillo. According to the Texas State Perspectives Report there are 33,162 disabled people in Amarillo.
We are told the city's building safety department constantly receives complaints on living conditions in areas around town.
SUV sales steady in Panhandle as they fall in the rest of the nation.
Because of the high number of violations in the city of Amarillo's Operation: Clean Sweep 2008, the city is allowing you to dump household items at the city landfill....
The city of Amarillo's Operation: Clean Sweep is almost over and city officials say that they have inspected over 70,000 or nearly 90,000 homes inside the city.
Neighbors are desperate for the city to get rid of a house they say provides a haven for prostitutes and drug users.
We have new information in the death of an Amarillo man.
Four local business are receiving more than 75 thousand dollars. It's all thanks to the Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge.
The number of children in need of foster care continues to climb in Potter and Randall County. This is forcing Amarillo Child Protective Services in search for for foster families.
If you are planning to have a baby the risks of it being born premature are greater here in the Texas Panhandle than the national average.
Two suspects remain on the loose, wanted in connection with a weekend stabbing in Pampa. Pampa police say the stabbing happened early Sunday morning ...
New power lines to the Panhandle could power much of Texas.
We now know the identity of a man whose body was found in a ditch near the Dumas Highway.
Aging baby boomers give more than 60% of blood donations in the panhandle. And as this generation continues to age the need for young donors is rapidly growing.
Michigan police used tear gas to control three to four thousand unruly partyers near Michigan State University.
Gas prices across the nation have set a record, again.
Two scams in New Mexico.
The search continues for a 16 year old girl whose reports of physical abuse instigated a raid on the grounds of a polygamist compound.
Academy-award winning actor and activist Charlton Heston has died. He was 84.
What was supposed to be a celebration of the olympic torch passing through London quickly turns into an ugly protest of China.
The Military Channel will premiere a one-hour documentary on the V-22 Osprey Monday night. The show airs at 9 pm central standard time.
Volkswagen drivers may want to pay extra attention to this. Morethan 400 thousand VW gas- powered Passats are being recalled because of potential damage to a heat shield.
The number of teenagers involved in traffic deaths is down in Oklahoma.
Millions of dollars is owed to the State of Texas, but the state will probably never see a good portion of it. That is according to the Texas Education Agency.
It is a competition to show off their military skills. The 22nd annual Golden Spread Military skills competition took place at Caprock High School in Amarillo Friday and Saturday.
Nearly 200 women and children are removed from a secret compound in West Texas built by polygamist leader Warren Jeffs.
Hundreds of thousands of women have a hysterectomy done every year, but one doctor believes they are going about it the wrong way.
If you are apprehensive about talking to your teenager about staying safe on prom night, there may be a solution for you.
Oklahoma public schools will receive more than ten million dollars in emergency money.
Amarillo drivers are once again paying the most for gas in Texas. AAA reports today that regular self serve is averaging $3.21 per gallon.
Professional bowlers help boost Borger economy.
Combating birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality was the focus of the March of Dimes Adorable Baby Pageant fundraiser today.
A body is found along the Dumas highway at JCT 87. And an investigation is underway tonight.
Despite being almost everywhere, people still appear to be afraid to use defibrillators. That is according to National Institutes of Health.
Tulia receives government funding for new tornado sirens.
More Potter County Deputies are on the streets specifically tracking felons.
The Randall County Sheriff's Department is asking farmers to keep close tabs on their fertilizer tanks. Deputies say thieves are stealing Anhydrous Ammonia out of tanks and using it in roadside meth labs.
Rumors of a gang related shooting had many Caprock High School parents and students worried today.
An alleged case of child abuse at Hagy Day Care is under investigation. It's every parents worse nightmare and Sefra Eastrada, a parent and daycare worker lived it.
Drop out rates among high school students continue to rise in Amarillo.
A sexual abuse victim often times grows up to be a sexual abuser. We are told those kinds of incidents are increasing every year, creating more victims and shattering lives.
Autism is the fastest growing disability in the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control. A lack of medical insurance coverage for children with autism is putting a burden on many....
Three Portales men are behind bars charged with burglarizing an elderly Portales woman.
If you have noticed you are paying more at the grocery store for your corn flakes, be prepared to pay even more in the coming months.
A suspect remains in the Curry County Jail tonight in connection with a shooting at a night club.
Legislation is introduced in New Mexico today for a $327 million dollar project to pump water into Curry and Roosevelt counties.
AUSTIN (AP) _ The famous "Don't Mess with Texas'' anti-litter campaign is launching an effort to get travelers to use a trash bag in their vehicles.
The Coffee Memorial Blood Center of Amarillo saw over 3,00 donors during the Hoops Madness blood drive. During the month of March, over 2,200 units of blood were collected...
CANYON, Texas (AP) A jury has given the death penalty to a man convicted of beating a pregnant woman, stuffing her in a suitcase and dumping it in a landfill.