According to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, adoption has increased by 31 percent in the state. Still, there are hundreds of children in the Panhandle in need of a home.
News From Our Previous Dalhart Visits
Thanksgiving Day gives us a moment to give thanks for all the blessings and gifts in our lives. But one local family is extremely thankful for a gift from the community of Dalhart.
News From Our Previous Visits To Pampa
Pampa works on infrastructure while they wait for the wind farm to be built.
Calls to the Amarillo Police Department for Thursday, November 27th, 2008
They've been working for months and Sunday, one Panhandle community was able to give a long time resident an early cCristmas gift she'll never forget. The city of Groom only has about 600 residents, as
Electronics stores say they doing well, while other industry's are trying to reach expectations.
President-elect Barack Obama planned to nominate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as his secretary of state on Monday
Curtis Vance was arrested Wednesday night at a home in central Little Rock
If black Friday left you heading back to your car often to drop off bags... Consider yourself lucky if they were there when you got back.
The Black Friday of the Internet world is coming up this Monday.
If you did not make it to the stores for black Friday deals today, you still have a chance to land those deals from your home.
She was using methamphetamines on a regular basis and says a New Potter County "Drugs of Abuse Patch" helped her get clean.
Crews are still trying to clean up and dry out the Bed Bath and Beyond store in Amarillo.
Billionaire energy magnate T. Boone Pickens says it shouldn't seem strange that a longtime oilman is interested in wind and other alternative energy sources.
Burglaries handled by the Amarillo Police Department from Friday, November 21st through Thursday, November 27th.
MUMBAI, India (AP) - Commandos who stormed the Mumbai headquarters of an ultra-orthodox Jewish group found the bodies of five hostages inside, including a New York rabbi and his wife, officials said, as
Throng Of Unruly Black Friday Bargain-Hunters Knock Down Door, Killing Man
Calls to the Amarillo Police Department for Wednesday, November 26th, 2008
The long, costly story of American military involvement in Iraq moved closer to an end
At least seven foreign captives have emerged from the Oberoi hotel as Indian commandos continue to search the building.
A Clovis man is in a Lubbock hospital while the people police believe are responsible for putting him there sit in jail.
Proposed Changes Could Hurt Area Programs
Changes could soon come to area pre-Kindergarten and Head Start programs because of a different way of funding.
Romo crisply guided Dallas to touchdowns on its first three drives and points on the first four, then turned the early surge into a 34-9 victory
Two counties are after him for two different alleged crimes. Amarillo Police are now enlisting your help in finding him.
An area bookstore is teaming up with local law enforcement to raise money to fight crime.
Every Thanksgiving, in just one meal, most Americans will consume as many calories as they usually do over a three day period.
While many are choosing to eat a home cooked Thanksgiving meal, thousands of others are flocking to area restaurants to celebrate.
More people are being served this Thanksgiving at the Amarillo Salvation Army than ever before.
Gang influence and activity in Guymon are down, but not out.
When you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner you may not be thinking about all the germs and bacteria that could be in your holiday feast.
A popular gas relief medicine for infants is being recalled.
Calls to the Amarillo Police Department for Tuesday, November 25th, 2008
Eastern New Mexico authorities are investigating a robbery at a Texico home that resulted in the death of one man.
Thanksgiving Eve is one of the busiest nights of the year for many local bars.
Rumors have been circulating around the Internet surrounding stores that are going out of business and if gift cards are still redeemable.
Animal rights groups say they've identified what they say is a growing type of animal abuse. They say the victims are horses, who are being trucked for hundreds of miles to Canada..
Teams of heavily armed gunmen stormed luxury hotels, a popular tourist attraction and a crowded train station in at least seven attacks in India's financial capital
The Booker T. Washington school is a piece of living history. But the students may never know the effects it had on their past because it may be gone soon.
People continue to make the same security mistakes when it comes to locking their home for the holidays. One out of every ten homes in the nation is expected to be burglarized this year.
Feeding hundreds of more mouths is not cheap.. and the kids cafe program tries to get bang for their buck in a struggling economy.
While trying to avoid one accident, a local driver flips his car and dies after being ejected.
The new detention center administrator for Curry County will have her hands full. Lois Patricia Jones-Bean has been named the new head of the jail.
More area residents are falling prey to "work at home scams" by trying to earn easy cash for the holidays or as a financial buffer in this economic uncertainty.
Several residents northwest of Amarillo are back in their homes after they are evacuated due to a grass fire.
Public input is sought as the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department tries to decrease deer overpopulation.
Pepper spray can normally take a subject down.. But the same isn't true for officers who would have to keep fighting if they get sprayed accidently in the field.
Calls to the Amarillo Police Department for Monday, November 24th, 2008
Frustrated residents are taking action and asking the Amarillo Police Department to step up and stop crime in the Wolflin neighborhood.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is affecting one in every five soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A convicted drug dealer and suspect wanted for possessing an illegal firearm are on the run in the Amarillo area.
Arching and dropping power lines started a fire in the 800 Block of S. Georgia St. in Amarillo that closed part of the street Sunday night.
Step by step instructions on how to be bulemic and anorexic.... More websites than ever are appearing online encouraging eating disorders.
Murder charges are filed on a man accused of killing his girlfriend.
Counselors learn to handle unstabel children in order to prevent suicides by students.
New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson wants to make sure the highways are safe for drivers this holiday season.
Mike Huckabee gives a sermon at The Church at Quail Creek
President George W. Bush has granted pardons to 14 individuals and commuted the prison sentences of two others
Forgan native Mark Hodges will retire as Executive Director of the Oklahoma Wheat Commission at the end of the year, and return to the Panhandle to help work his Dad's ranch.
Students in the state of Texas can apply for financial aid regardless of their legal status. This has given more undocumented students in our area incentive to pursue a college degree.
But, even with a degree, these students face challenges in the workforce.
Amarillo Police are trying to find the man who robbed a fast food restaurant through the drive thru window. Officers were called a little before midnight Saturday to the Burger King on S. Ross.
Preparing a meal for your family on Thanksgiving is now more expensive than ever. The American Farm Bureau estimates the price of all your basic Thanksgiving food has gone up5.6% since last year.
A toddler is dead and another is out of the hospital after a car crash near Wellington. The Texas Department of Public Safety says amy henard was driving her Jeep Saturday when it slid sideways and turned
Over $400,000 will go to repairs and other school district needs.
Authorities are investigating the apparent murder of a Tulia woman tonight.
Capturing a wanted terrorist is the final task for the Guymon Police Department as they wrap up advanced SWAT training.
For the second time in the last ten years a Clovis man has been convicted of sexual misconduct.
An eight year old Amarillo boy who was burned in a house fire this week in Amarillo is in stable condition according to his family.
This Christmas season you can help bring a little bit of holiday joy to a child in the Panhandle area.
Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales are facing charges of organized crime and prisoner abuse.
Children over 30-days old are no longer protected under Nebraska's safe-haven law as of this weekend.
Worries over the possibility of new gun regulations continues to send gun sales through the roof.
One Texas lawmaker says your children's lives could be in danger at college... And thinks allowing guns on campus is the answer, but many say he is wrong.
A Pampa man is headed to trial after being indicted on first-degree felony murder charges.
Security companies can keep you anything but secure.
The $25 billion rescue plan for the auto industry, desperately sought by Detroit's beleaguered Big Three, collapsed Thursday
President-elect Barack Obama is likely to name Timothy Geithner, president of the New York Federal Reserve, as Treasury Secretary
Searching for Osama Bin Ladin was his mission and bringing democracy to the less fortunate was his goal.
Take a close look at Paul Morgan Bonner. He is wanted out of Potter County on three warrants of forgery of a financial instrument.
A brand new multi-million dollar athletic facility will be coming to West Texas A and M University... And the students agreed to pay for it.
Amarillo shelters are preparing for a record number homeless during the winter months.
The most technologically advanced helicopter in the United States is now serving the Panhandle.
An employee for Randall County for more than 30 years will now be moving to Potter County.
Teachers serving our community now could be in trouble if they're nearing retirement.
New Mexico state police are investigating a car accident that killed the president of the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents.
A young mother has died from her injuries suffered in a car accident.
An early morning accident turns deadly in Sherman county.
Safety concerns are being raised once the digital conversion takes place after a three hour cable outage Tuesday.
Watching television crime shows leads you to believe it takes mere hours to solve a crime. But what looks like hours actually takes several tedious weeks.
More than twenty million dollars could be spent upgrading WTAMU, if the students vote yes.
A fire Wednesday in North Amarillo killed a 12 year old girl and sent an eight year old boy to the Lubbock Burn Unit.
A second suspect involved in the Burglary of a Fritch business has been identified, and now police need your help putting him behind bars.
Tobacco Free Amarillo is seeing less Amarillo ISD students choosing to smoke.
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Al-Qaida's No. 2 leader used a racial epithet to insult Barack Obama in a message posted Wednesday, describing the president-elect in demeaning terms that imply he does the bidding
The Globe-News announced that two dozen positions will be eliminated.
Problems with student alcohol and drug use are causing the Amarillo ISD to begin random drug sweeps this Monday.
CHICAGO (AP) - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has engaged three prominent lawyers to help President-elect Barack Obama vet her candidacy for secretary of state even as some insiders criticized the pick and
The big three auto makers pleaded with law makers Tuesday for an additional $25 billion bailout.
The lowering price at the pump may not match your grocery receipt yet. But officials say lower prices are on the way. Gas prices currently sit just under $1.80 in Amarillo..
Six figure incomes are as easy to come buy as the job itself.
Sen. Cornyn elected to lead Republican Senators into the next generation.
Woman and her child are in critical condition after an accident shuts down a busy intersection for hours.
Children are taken from an Evangelical Ministry
Portales police are hoping you contact authorities if you spot any funny money floating around in Eastern New Mexico.
Shooting to kill... They have learned how to do it.. But how will they react in a real life situation. It's called simunition training.. Firing a real gun at a suspect...
900,000 pounds of chicken meals from Lean Cuisine are coming off store shelves.
The Hereford Regional Medical Center is being investigated by the Texas Department of State Health Services for violating HIPA laws.
President-elect Barack Obama's conditional offer to head the Justice Department, a senior Democrat said on Tuesday.
A suspect in a series of robberies in the Amarillo area remains at large...and police need your help finding him.
Detroit's Big Three automakers pleaded with Congress on Tuesday for a $25 billion lifeline...
The people who live at Southeast 8th Avenue and Cleveland Street are safe this morning after an early morning house fire.
An elderly was killed after a rollover accident near Canadian.
Clovis bond agents are looking for a man accused of carrying contraband into a Panhandle prison.
Three Community Colleges are training wind technicians for an industry blowing into the Panhandle. And the impact on the local community is going to be enormous.
Texas is taking big steps to make your car ride safer. 911 is teaming up with OnStar emergency system, which will allow you to get the help you need faster.
8 weapons and one case of tobacco found between both facilities.
Mass adoptions are making a dent in high need for adoptions in our area. More than 400 children in the Texas Panhandle are waiting for a place to call home.
Time is wasting away for an Amarillo bond agent in search of two suspects wanted for felony charges out of Potter County.
If you live in the Guymon area you may see something out of the ordinary around town this week.
Texas is failing the March of Dimes pre-term birth rate report card and it is a trend just a common here in the Panhandle.
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Amarillo Police Officers voice concerns tonight about the department changing their shifts to ten hours at a time. Right now patrol officers work eight hour shifts... But sometimes those turn into ten
The Budweiser Clydesdales are celebrating their 75th Anniversary this year.
A deadly infection is less prevalent in Amarillo than it was six months ago. The superbug strain of the staph infection, also known as MRSA, is infecting half the number of people it did in February.
You may not get the price you want when you turn in your paper, plastic or aluminum cans at Amarillo recycling sites.
Many young drivers are causing danger on the roads at night because more and more are street racing. Some racers call it a passion for nice cars, respect and fun.
The same death row inmate caught making a call from a smuggled cell phone in October has sent a letter threatening the life of a Texas lawmaker...
An area woman accused of stabbing another woman is loose on our streets.
It's a debate that's raged for years and now has renewed vigor in the United States Supreme Court.. Just what type of monuments should be erect on government property.
Worries over the flu have the city of Amarillo taking extra precautions this season. Close to ten cases of influenza have already been reported in Potter and Randall county.
Too many workers and not enough jobs up for grabs... Many of Amarillo's retailers are experiencing this situation for the first time in years.
A former professional football player for the Cardinals is spending the next 20 years in prison on drug trafficking charges.
Fire fighters have finished putting out the blaze at 82 North Forest...
A Clovis man is recovering this morning after his home went up in flames.
United States Citizenship certificates are being given to area residents more quickly than before.
Street racing has grown into a dangerous activity across the country, killing thousands on the roads. Quickly becoming an issue for the safety of everyone on Panhandle roads as well.
The Amarillo man accused of murdering his six month old daughter now faces life in prison.
President George W. Bush asserted Thursday that the global financial crisis is "not a failure of the free market" and urged world leaders to adopt modest financial reforms..
Driving checkpoints are being proposed by the Texas Department of Public Safety but some lawmakers say they will infringe on Constitutional rights.
A new traffic light at Soncy and Hillside may not stop the numerous accident the intersection has seen.
An Amarillo shelter that helps homeless men in our area is looking to open a new shelter to help Veterans in our area.
One Texas legislator is taking steps to change abortion regulations.
A Lubbock man arrested in Oklahoma, where three missing children were found safe, has been indicted...
Oklahoma is poised to become a leader in the renewable energy industry...
Transition officials call it Obama 2.0-an ambitious effort to transform the president-elect's vast Web operation and database of supporters into a modern new tool to accomplish his goals...
A website launching today is giving young people the tools they need to pursue careers in local industries.
Veterans from past wars mix with veterans from this war today at the Texas Panhandle War Memorial...
Saving $1,000 between now and Christmas... It's easier than you think. Provided you are willing to make a few sacrifices and change some of your daily habits, it can be done... Just in time for Christmas.
While some residents are honored today.. Others roam the streets in the cold. Jeff Ports can be considered the ultimate server.. He served his county when the call came...
Emergency crews respond to a fire in Straight, Oklahoma near Guymon. Emergency officials tell us it happened around 11:00 this morning and a school is evactuated...
Amarillo men are being asked to step up and fight the stigma of domestic violence involving men. It is considered a taboo topic some men choose not to share.
Police are asking for your help identifying a man suspected of robbing a Fritch convenience store.
President Bush wistfully saluted the nation's veterans Tuesday as he prepares to hand two ongoing wars over to his successor...
The president-elect has no plans to meet with any foreign dignitaries when they travel to Washington this weekend...
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for "emergency and limited financial assistance" for the battered auto industry...
A dark crowded bar... Where the patrons have had more than their fill.. Suddenly a scuffle erupts.. Cadets in the Amarillo Police Academy find themselves in this type of situation...
All veterans have played an important role in our nation's history. But one local woman helped pioneer the role women now have in the Unites States military.
Amarillo bond agents need your help locating a man accused of carrying drugs in a drug free zone.
One of the area's most famous cowboys is the talk of the town in Canyon tonight. Animal rights group PETA wants to spread their message to the Panhandle using Tex Randall....
The Bushes welcomed the Obamas to the White House on Monday, offering a symbolic glimpse of what's in store for the country...
A local hospice care center is holding meetings throughout the Amarillo area to help you deal with that grief.
Ranchers say without the Critical Feed Program, the industry could have been wiped out
Bad checks costs businesses and the community thousands of dollars every day forcing bond agents to take action on two bail jumpers accused of writing hot checks in our area..
Veteran's day is expected to bring the community and plenty of local war heroes together for a special tribute Tuesday.
President-elect Obama said Friday that the country is facing the greatest economic challenge in a lifetime and "we're going to have to act swiftly to resolve it."