News From Our Previous Canyon Visits
Two new elementary schools will open in Canyon ISD this fall and schools officials are going one step further to ensure their students' safety while making the school as "green" as possible.
News From Our Previous Canyon Visits
The Fourth of July parade and fireworks in Canyon are expected to bring in record crowds this weekend.
Donna Byrne is exhausted and saddened by the death of her horse, Jay, last week.
Funds for a new fire station were approved a year and a half ago, but the planned site still sits empty.
BAGHDAD - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Iraq on Thursday to visit U.S. soldiers, just two days after all American combat troops withdrew from Baghdad.
Charges filed against Ryan Leaf in washington when he reentered the county have been dismissed, according to his lawyer.
Authorities in New Mexico applaud the state legislature for taking action quickly to expand stalking laws.
Some local residents say it's a victory, but some City of Amarillo officials aren't so sure.
A myriad of issues over the last few years has left the Panhandle in a severe psychiatrist shortage.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Legislature has adjourned a 2-day special session.
WASHINGTON - About 400,000 Simplicity drop side cribs were recalled Thursday for posing a suffocation hazard.
Construction crews started setting up on Wednesday for the Randall County jail expansion.
WASHINGTON - With joblessness rising, President Barack Obama said Thursday he was "deeply concerned" about unemployment...
KABUL - An American soldier, who disappeared after walking off his base in eastern Afghanistan with three Afghan counterparts, is believed captured, officials said Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Dish Network satellite TV customers can keep using their digital video recorders while a court battle continues with TiVo Inc.
Calls to the Amarillo Police Department for Wednesday, July 1st, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The Texas Legislature convened a special session today and immediately took steps to extend the life of several key state agencies.
Texas Gubernatorial candidate Tom Schieffer will be making a stop in Amarillo Wednesday evening.
A democratic candidate for Texas Governor is already making his rounds more than a year ahead of the state election.
An Amarillo family is without a home after a fire swept through several rooms early Wednesday morning.
Local farmers and consumers beware, some say. Others are responding to the climate bill by saying there are some benefits to the landmark legislation.
MORONI, Comoros (AP) _ A French official says the 14-year-old girl who is the only known survivor of a crashed Yemeni jetliner is headed home to Paris...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) _ A cross-country US Airways flight was diverted to Albuquerque after a male passenger removed his clothing mid-flight.
DALLAS (AP) - U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who is planning a race against Gov. Rick Perry for the Republican nomination for Texas governor, has been visiting troops in Iraq.
Drug dealers and theives pay for Amarillo's newest crime fighting tool.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico says money sent home by citizens working abroad fell 19.9% in May, the biggest monthly decline since it started keeping records in 1996.
Obama called for shifting huge sums of money from current health care spending to new goals.
Calls to the Amarillo Police Department for Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas lawmakers have convened the special legislative session in Austin.
BAGHDAD - Iraqi police and hospital officials say a car bomb has exploded in the northern city of Kirkuk, killing at least 24 people and wounding dozens.
The Nation's economy may be suffering, but patriotism is not.
A larger than normal crowd packed the Amarillo City Commission meeting Tuesday.
Amarillo, Texas - Animal Innovations Inc., of Amarillo will receive $250,000 dollars as part of an emerging technology grant from the state of Texas.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants to keep the special session he called short and simple.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ Republican Norm Coleman has conceded to Democrat Al Franken in Minnesota's contested Senate race, ending a nearly eight-month recount and court fight.
Amarillo, Texas - Over $400,000 dollars in federal stimulus money is going towards renovations at Amarillo's Thomas E Creek veterans home.
HOUSTON (AP) - U.S. immigration officials say more than 100 street gang members have been arrested during days-long sweeps throughout Texas.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - An appeals court has upheld the prison term for an admitted drug smuggler wounded in a controversial shooting by U.S. Border Patrol agents.
Pampa, Texas - A Pampa man died early this morning after a roll-over threw him from an SUV. The crash happened just outside of Pampa on Highway 60 around 2 a.m.
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that Democrat Al Franken be certified as the winner of the state's long-running Senate race.
About $40 thousand worth of equipment is stollen from an AISD School.
When emergency situations happen, communication problems can be costly.
Calls to the Amarillo Police Department for Monday, June 29th, 2009
Amarillo, Texas - Two people are behind bars after DPS Troopers say they seized over $500,000 dollars worth of Ecstasy on Interstate 40.
NEW YORK - Bernard Madoff has been sentenced to the maximum 150 years in prison for his multibillion-dollar fraud scheme.
Changing diets could make your next Barbecue a little cheaper.
Construction work has begun in southwest Amarillo to repair asphalt damage caused by extreme heat.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announced that more federal safety inspectors will arrive in Texas next month to begin stepped-up enforcement of safety standards.
ADELPHI, Md. - The makers of Tylenol, Excedrin and other medications are trying to dissuade regulators from placing new restrictions on their popular painkillers
TxDOT will be closing several lanes in and around Amarillo this week.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is launching a stepped up campaign to improve energy conservation in America
Calls to the Amarillo Police Department for Sunday, June 28th
Homeowner credited with saving house from further devistation.
People who could not even walk to the mailbox without getting chest pains are finding pain relief with local therapy.
JBS Swift urging voluntairy recalls of meat.
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford considered resigning from office after his extramarital affair came to light
A bill moving through the Arizona Legislature has some bar owners fearful that the state is turning back the clock to the Old West.
The Joint Alliance for Students needs help setting up a teen center, with the goal of saving kids from drugs, alcohol and gangs.
A speeding driver going the wrong way on Georgia has landed several people in the hospital and another person dead.
A Clovis woman sits in jail after police say they found drugs in her underwear.
A wrongful termination lawsuit brought against Melrose and its mayor has been thrown out by a New Mexico judge.
Most of the nation's governors were willing - even eager - to prove they were on the job after revelations that South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford ditched his security detail and disappeared for a secret weeklong tryst with a mistress in Argentina.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed Saturday to make the U.S. regret its criticism of Iran's postelection crackdown
After years of planning, construction on downtown Amarillo's only hotel kicked of on Friday.
Amarillo, Texas - Imagine if when your child graduates from high school he or she not only receives a high school diploma but also an Associates degree from Amarillo College.
ATLANTA - A potential fall swine flu immunization campaign may involve an unprecedented 600 million doses of vaccine.
Amarillo, Texas - You can now save time by filing minor accident reports online instead of waiting for a police officer.
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Not only isn't he apologizing, President Barack Obama is again denouncing the Iranian government's actions, describing as "outrageous'' the violence that's been used against protesters.
NEW YORK (AP) _ Pump prices have fallen every day this week, with the national average for gasoline now just under $2.66 a gallon.
A positive economic indicator in our area could end up being a barrier to recession recovery.
A convicted burglar is loose on our streets and Amarillo Police are looking to you for any information.
Calls to the Amarillo Police Department for Thursday, June 25th, 2009
Burglaries handled by the Amarillo Police Department from Friday, June 19th through Thursday, June 25th
District 87 Representative David Swinford of Dumas has asked the governor to consider a package of what he calls consumer-friendly energy bills during the special legislative session.
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Civil liberties groups and children's advocates are cheering today's Supreme Court decision that said Arizona school officials violated a teenager's rights by strip-searching her.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford tells reporters staking out his beach home that he's focusing on his family right now.
Future heart patients may have Amarillo research to thank for saving them from heart failure. Doctors at Amarillo Heart Group studied how a special defibrillator worked in certain local patients.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry is calling Texas lawmakers back to Austin for a special session to try again to pass legislation that will keep major state agencies running.
Amarillo, Texas - As expected, Texas Governor Rick Perry has called for a special legislative session. He announced Thursday that lawmakers will be called to Austin July 1st.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama pushed urgently Thursday for passage of legislation to confront global warming.
Calls for halting the production of the V-22 Osprey are ringing in the ears of the Marine Corps and lawmakers.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Health and business groups are urging Texas employers to offer help to workers who want to stop smoking.
You can find out about everything happening in Amarillo by following the Convention and Visitors Council on Facebook and Twitter.
WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of senators at work on health care reported progress Thursday in holding the cost of legislation to their $1 trillion target...
HOUSTON (AP) - Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford has pleaded not guilty to charges he swindled investors out of $7 billion as part of a massive investment scam.
Calls to the Amarillo Police Department for Wednesday, June 24th, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry is ready to raise campaign cash, while Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison may finally be ready to raise a ruckus as the Republican heavyweights begin combat...
The Amarillo Police are still investigating a string of burglaries that share a common theme. A glass door or window is shattered to gain entry.
The beginning of summer swim season is here and an area public pool is starting to see the results of solar heater technology.
5 people are behind bars in Gray County facing drug charges after police say an active Meth lab was discovered at a Pampa home.
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea accused Washington of seeking to "provoke a second Korean War" as the regime prepared to hold maritime military exercises off the eastern coast.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Southern Baptists have severed their relationship with a Texas church over its openly gay members.
After more than 20 years of development and $27 billion in taxpayer money, the Osprey may not meet the challenges of high-threat missions like Afghanistan.
AUSTIN, Texas - Facing new DNA evidence, a judge on Wednesday ordered the release from jail of two suspects awaiting retrial in the 1991 murder of four teenage girls.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Gov. Mark Sanford admitted Wednesday he's been having an affair with a woman he visited on a secret trip to Argentina
Beaver County can receive federal funds to help clean up areas affected by the late March snow storm.
The official web site for the Federal Government's Cash for Clunkers car upgrade program is http://www.cars.gov
The government is warning consumers to be wary of unofficial "cash for clunkers'' Web sites that seek personal information or direct consumers to pre-register for the program.
Calls to the Amarillo Police Department for Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009
Traffic jams are more than an annoyance when they pose a health risk.
Amarillo, Texas - You could soon see a slight increase on your electricity bill to help pay for Xcel's newest transmission lines.
Amarillo, Texas - An Amarillo man's decade-long passion could become a reality in the near future.
Canyon, Texas - Thousands of gallons of wastewater in Canyon are still being cleaned up this evening.
More than a dozen people have jobs, something that may not have happened without Federal Stimulus funding.
NEW YORK (AP) - The parent company of retailers T.J. Maxx and Marshall's will pay $9.75 million in a settlement with multiple states related to a massive data theft.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A strong earthquake jolted Alaska's most populous region Monday, sending residents and office workers diving under desks and huddling in doorways...
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Tuesday declared the United States and the entire world "appalled and outraged" by Iran's violent efforts to crush dissent.
Sentencing needs to be decided again after a gaffe 19 years ago.
OGDEN, Utah (AP) - Ogden-based oil company Flying J Inc. is closing seven restaurants because of poor economic conditions.
The Defense Department announced today its policy for transferring educational benefits to the spouses and children of service members under the "Post 9/11 GI Bill"
Calls to the Amarillo Police Department for Sunday, June 22nd, 2009
The Amarillo City Commission considers changing the zoning of land south of Hollywood Road to allow the future development of the Redstone subdivision.
Amarillo's economy is in the national spotlight as one of the strongest.
In the fight to eliminate mosquitos the City of Amarillo is asking residents to pour out any standing water.
More charges are filed Monday against a man suspected of defrauding local people out of millions of dollars.
Curry County Sheriff raid busts child porn manufacturer.
Amarillo Teen loses control while not wearing his seat belt in a crash on I-27.
Here's one area of the economy that doesn't need any reviving... The luxury pet industry.
Amarillo will be one of the cities featured on a cable network show Monday.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says her political enemies are abusing state law with a flurry of frivolous ethics complaints against her, putting her more than $500,000 in legal debt.
Two Adopt-a-Highway signs on a Missouri road acknowledge a neo-Nazi group's participation in the state's litter prevention program.
As America's busiest immigrant smuggling hub, Arizona has earned the distinction as a place that's tough on people who sneak across the border.
A recent sale and restructuring plan weren't enough to save Goodwill industries of Amarillo.
With the economic downturn, the Amarillo Convention and Visitor's Council is pushing for more visitors to the Texas Panhandle.
2,500 children with muscular dystrophy will not be able to go to camp this summer.
Eric Mongerson's kids couldn't meet his partner of two years, much less join the couple for ice cream. His friends couldn't cheer on the children at concerts or Little League games.
Longtime New Mexico cattle rancher Judy Keeler is keenly aware of how tough it is to raise livestock in the dusty desert near the U.S.-Mexico border.
More than 40 abortion rights supporters kept watch Saturday at the Kansas clinic run by slain abortion provider George Tiller
Two area counties will soon have better roads. Curry and Roosevelt Counties are two of eleven in New Mexico that will share $16.1 million stimulus funds.
Xcel wants you to help them limit peak power usage, and they'll pay you $50 for it.
Reported sexual assault cases in Amarillo are up 43 percent from last year.
Ryan Leaf turned himself in to Randall County authorities Friday about 2pm.
Clovis, New Mexico - Thousands of dollars worth of food is on its way to a local food bank, courtesy if the federal government. The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico is one recipient of part of $700,000
Exorbitant increases in text messaging rates have lawmakers asking the major carriers why the rates need to go up.
Police have arrested two people for the murder of a man found dead Tuesday in Clovis.
Patients visiting the Northwest Texas Healthcare System can soon expect even more specialized treatment from their nurses.
Amarillo CrimeStoppers is asking for your help locating 25 year old Emanuel Vasquez.
Stealing from charity, caught on tape.
Thirty new jobs are expected for construction on part of the Ports-to-Plains route from Mexico to Canada.
A Randall County Grand Jury has indicted a man for Manslaughter in an April car accident that killed a 15 year old.
Amarillo, Texas - A local breeder is training dogs to detect and alert diabetics when their blood sugar levels are too high or too low.
The cleanup from Wednesday's storms has many people in the area taking their downed trees to Amarillo chipping sites.
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Prices at the gasoline pump have risen 51 days in a row as AAA Texas reports the statewide average reached $2.68.
DALLAS (AP) _ Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf remains a no-show in West Texas on burglary and drug charges.
WASHINGTON - U.S. officials say the military is tracking a ship from North Korea, the first vessel monitored under the new United Nations nonproliferation resolution.
Calls to the Amarillo Police Department for Wednesday, June 17th, 2009
NEWARK, N.J. - The pilot of a Continental Airlines flight from Brussels to Newark died over the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, but the jet landed safely with two co-pilots at the controls.
After his arrest Wednesday in Washington state, former West Texas A and M football coach Ryan Leaf will post a $45,000 bail.
As of this time four of the 21 pumps have been constructed at the Potter County wellfield.
Neighbors in wolflin say it all starts with a knock on the door. If you answer, the man asks you if you want your house painted. If you don't answer, just read what happens.
Farmers fear we could be on the verge of another dust bowl, if swift action is not taken on expiring conservation reserve program land.
An Amarillo woman went to the hospital in handcuffs on Wednesday morning after flipping her car near San Jacinto.
Amarillo, Texas - XCEL Energy crews have restored electricity to parts of our area following Wednesday afternoon's storms.
With the temperatures nearing 100 degrees in our area, officials are urging you to think about how dangerous hot cars can be for children.
Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf is in custody in the state of Washington on drug and burglary charges out of Texas.
An accident on the access road of the Dumas Highway in Amarillo sends one person to the hospital.
Residents in Northeast Amarillo call for moving railroad tracks and are against new overpasses being built.
RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry today signed into law a bill that awards seven Texas universities millions of dollars to help them become top U.S. research institutions.
Struggling mall retailer Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama proposed sweeping new "rules of the road" for the nation's financial system.
Calls to the Amarillo Police Department for Tuesday, June 16th, 2009
CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - A man who escaped from the Curry County Jail last summer has been sentenced to 9 1/2 years in prison.