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  • Downtown microsurfacing project begins October 18

    Downtown microsurfacing project begins October 18

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    Motorists are advised to use caution while driving through several areas downtown beginning Oct.18.

    Motorists are advised to use caution while driving through several areas downtown beginning Oct.18.

  • Wine and Dine: Food and drink businesses celebrate new starts

    Wine and Dine: Food and drink businesses celebrate new starts

    Reed Beverages and Tom and Jerry's Sports Bar and Grill are two locally owned businesses that are in the works of holding grand openings this month.

    Reed Beverages and Tom and Jerry's Sports Bar and Grill are two locally owned businesses that are in the works of holding grand openings this month.

  • Amarillo voters to decide tax increase based on seven propositions

    Amarillo voters to decide tax increase based on seven propositions

    Wednesday, August 10 2016 8:38 AM EDT2016-08-10 12:38:34 GMT
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    The ballot is confirmed, and this November Amarillo residents will vote on which city improvement projects they want to fund. 

    The ballot is confirmed, and this November Amarillo residents will vote on which city improvement projects they want to fund. 

  • Amarillo still seeking input for city improvements

    Amarillo still seeking input for city improvements

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:33 GMT

    While community meetings have now ended, the City of Amarillo is still asking for resident input on how to prioritize the needs of our city. 

    While community meetings have now ended, the City of Amarillo is still asking for resident input on how to prioritize the needs of our city. 

  • Amarillo to move forward with bigger, costlier MPEV

    Amarillo to move forward with bigger, costlier MPEV

    Tuesday, April 26 2016 11:32 PM EDT2016-04-27 03:32:52 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:20 GMT

    Amarillo is moving forward with plans to build a costlier MPEV, and the city said it has all the funding necessary to make it happen.

    Amarillo is moving forward with plans to build a costlier MPEV, and the city said it has all the funding necessary to make it happen.

  • Affiliated baseball is better for Amarillo, consultants say

    Affiliated baseball is better for Amarillo, consultants say

    Wednesday, March 23 2016 8:51 PM EDT2016-03-24 00:51:35 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:13 GMT

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Consultants stressed to the Local Government Corporation Wednesday that bringing a Double-A baseball team to Amarillo is a better choice for the city's economy.

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Consultants stressed to the Local Government Corporation Wednesday that bringing a Double-A baseball team to Amarillo is a better choice for the city's economy.

  • Melissa Dailey resigns from Downtown Amarillo Inc.

    Melissa Dailey resigns from Downtown Amarillo Inc.

    Monday, January 25 2016 7:38 PM EST2016-01-26 00:38:06 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 3:20 PM EDT2016-07-18 19:20:58 GMT

     Downtown Amarillo Inc. board Chairman John Lutz tells NewsChannel 10 Executive Director of DAI Melissa Dailey has resigned.

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Downtown Amarillo Inc. board Chairman John Lutz tells NewsChannel 10 Executive Director of DAI Melissa Dailey has resigned.

  • Pool of money remains unspent

    Pool of money remains unspent

    Wednesday, May 25 2016 11:18 AM EDT2016-05-25 15:18:31 GMT
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    What if a group of local banks agreed to pony up millions of dollars to loan in the effort to remake downtown Amarillo … and no one took advantage of the money? 

    What if a group of local banks agreed to pony up millions of dollars to loan in the effort to remake downtown Amarillo … and no one took advantage of the money? 

  • City council members review suggestions on Ordinance 7333

    City council members review suggestions on Ordinance 7333

    Tuesday, February 2 2016 10:40 PM EST2016-02-03 03:40:46 GMT
    Wednesday, February 3 2016 3:02 PM EST2016-02-03 20:02:07 GMT

     AMARILLO, TX - Proposed changes to a controversial city ordinance are now in the hands of city leaders. Tuesday afternoon, a subcommittee presented suggestions to reform an ordinance that some say targets the homeless. 

    AMARILLO, TX - Proposed changes to a controversial city ordinance are now in the hands of city leaders. Tuesday afternoon, a subcommittee presented suggestions to reform an ordinance that some say targets the homeless. 

  • Subcommittee makes suggestions to homeless ordinance

    Subcommittee makes suggestions to homeless ordinance

    Thursday, January 28 2016 8:56 PM EST2016-01-29 01:56:57 GMT
    Friday, January 29 2016 6:28 PM EST2016-01-29 23:28:37 GMT

    AMARILLO, TX -  It took longer than the given 60 days, but a subcommittee formed to review a controversial ordinance that affects the homeless, is set to make their final recommendations 

    AMARILLO, TX -  It took longer than the given 60 days, but a subcommittee formed to review a controversial ordinance that affects the homeless, is set to make their final recommendations 

  • TIRZ boosts downtown Amarillo's fortunes

    TIRZ boosts downtown Amarillo's fortunes

    Tuesday, January 26 2016 1:06 PM EST2016-01-26 18:06:10 GMT
    Tuesday, January 26 2016 6:02 PM EST2016-01-26 23:02:10 GMT

    A little more than a decade ago, some of Amarillo's business, civic and political leaders came up with an idea: Let's draw a boundary inside the city's downtown district and then devise a method of diverting property tax revenue to projects aimed at improving the central business district. Thus, the city's Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone was born. 

    A little more than a decade ago, some of Amarillo's business, civic and political leaders came up with an idea: Let's draw a boundary inside the city's downtown district and then devise a method of diverting property tax revenue to projects aimed at improving the central business district. Thus, the city's Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone was born. 

  • Downtown marketing plan has been launched

    Downtown marketing plan has been launched

    Tuesday, December 8 2015 7:15 PM EST2015-12-09 00:15:56 GMT
    Amarillo’s marketing campaign to generate more traffic and interest in its downtown district has been launched, according to Dan Quandt, vice president of the city’s Convention and Visitors Council. 

    Amarillo’s marketing campaign to generate more traffic and interest in its downtown district has been launched, according to Dan Quandt, vice president of the city’s Convention and Visitors Council. 

  • Chase Tower faces short-term dark spell

    Chase Tower faces short-term dark spell

    Tuesday, November 10 2015 5:30 PM EST2015-11-10 22:30:19 GMT
    Tuesday, November 10 2015 8:40 PM EST2015-11-11 01:40:03 GMT
    Amarillo’s lone bona fide skyscraper is going to get a good bit darker in a couple of years.Two of the Chase Tower’s major tenants are moving out. When they do, the lights will go out in 13 of the tower’s 31 floors.
    Amarillo’s lone bona fide skyscraper is going to get a good bit darker in a couple of years.Two of the Chase Tower’s major tenants are moving out. When they do, the lights will go out in 13 of the tower’s 31 floors.
  • What's next for the downtown ballpark?

    What's next for the downtown ballpark?

    Wednesday, November 4 2015 10:34 PM EST2015-11-05 03:34:36 GMT
    Wednesday, November 4 2015 10:42 PM EST2015-11-05 03:42:18 GMT
    Amarillo, TX -  Amarillo city leaders will soon put building the downtown ballpark in motion after a majority of voters put their support behind it Tuesday night.
    Amarillo, TX -  Amarillo city leaders will soon put building the downtown ballpark in motion after a majority of voters put their support behind it Tuesday night.
  • Breaking down the ballpark

    Breaking down the ballpark

    Thursday, October 29 2015 7:48 PM EDT2015-10-29 23:48:38 GMT
    Monday, November 2 2015 8:27 PM EST2015-11-03 01:27:58 GMT
    Amarillo, TX - Even though the November election is next Tuesday, many questions remain about how the proposed ballpark in downtown Amarillo will be funded.
    Amarillo, TX - Even though the November election is next Tuesday, many questions remain about how the proposed ballpark in downtown Amarillo will be funded.
  • Historic library set for long dark spell

    Historic library set for long dark spell

    Monday, October 19 2015 6:42 PM EDT2015-10-19 22:42:34 GMT
    Wednesday, October 21 2015 6:14 PM EDT2015-10-21 22:14:34 GMT
    What once served as an assembly hall and a place for women to freshen up during their downtown Amarillo shopping spells sits dark.The old library on the Potter County Courthouse Square might get the lights turned on. Then again, it might not.
    What once served as an assembly hall and a place for women to freshen up during their downtown Amarillo shopping spells sits dark.The old library on the Potter County Courthouse Square might get the lights turned on. Then again, it might not.
  • Proposed new ballpark suites sold out

    Proposed new ballpark suites sold out

    Sunday, October 18 2015 7:12 PM EDT2015-10-18 23:12:06 GMT
    Sunday, October 18 2015 11:19 PM EDT2015-10-19 03:19:03 GMT
    Amarillo, TX - The proposed ballpark hasn't been constructed, let alone voted on yet and all 12 of the proposed suites for the ballpark are spoken for.
    Amarillo, TX - The proposed ballpark hasn't been constructed, let alone voted on yet and all 12 of the proposed suites for the ballpark are spoken for.
  • DAI board member Paul Matney resigns

    DAI board member Paul Matney resigns

    Tuesday, September 22 2015 4:15 PM EDT2015-09-22 20:15:08 GMT
    Tuesday, September 22 2015 4:55 PM EDT2015-09-22 20:55:13 GMT
    Amarillo, TX - Downtown Amarillo Inc. board member Paul Matney resigned Tuesday following concerns about a conflict of interest with his involvement in the political campaign Vote for Amarillo.
    Amarillo, TX - Downtown Amarillo Inc. board member Paul Matney resigned Tuesday following concerns about a conflict of interest with his involvement in the political campaign Vote for Amarillo.
  • Pro downtown development meeting holds historic context

    Pro downtown development meeting holds historic context

    Sunday, August 16 2015 10:05 PM EDT2015-08-17 02:05:11 GMT
    Monday, August 17 2015 10:18 AM EDT2015-08-17 14:18:11 GMT
    Amarillo, TX - The proposed downtown development in Amarillo has some residents speaking their minds about its impact, but Sunday's event in favor of the project held some historic context.
    Amarillo, TX - The proposed downtown development in Amarillo has some residents speaking their minds about its impact, but Sunday's event in favor of the project held some historic context.
  • Voters will decide future of downtown MPEV

    Voters will decide future of downtown MPEV

    Tuesday, August 4 2015 11:42 PM EDT2015-08-05 03:42:03 GMT
    Wednesday, August 5 2015 2:44 AM EDT2015-08-05 06:44:57 GMT
    Amarillo, TX - Amarillo voters will decide the future of the downtown multi-purpose event venue (MPEV) this November.
    Amarillo, TX - Amarillo voters will decide the future of the downtown multi-purpose event venue (MPEV) this November.
  • What do potential resignations mean for downtown development?

    What do potential resignations mean for downtown development?

    Wednesday, July 1 2015 4:17 PM EDT2015-07-01 20:17:10 GMT
    Wednesday, July 1 2015 6:27 PM EDT2015-07-01 22:27:57 GMT
    Amarillo, TX - A comprehensive overview of Amarillo's downtown revitalization projects took place Wednesday to educate the three newly elected city council members about nearly three decades worth of work.
    Amarillo, TX - A comprehensive overview of Amarillo's downtown revitalization projects took place Wednesday to educate the three newly elected city council members about nearly three decades worth of work.
  • City takes next step to bring new retailers downtown

    City takes next step to bring new retailers downtown

    Wednesday, June 10 2015 10:58 PM EDT2015-06-11 02:58:54 GMT
    Thursday, June 11 2015 9:02 AM EDT2015-06-11 13:02:16 GMT
    Amarillo, TX - The weight of unfinished projects left behind by the former downtown master developer is still being carried by the City of Amarillo, but officials said that weight became a little lighter Monday.
    Amarillo, TX - The weight of unfinished projects left behind by the former downtown master developer is still being carried by the City of Amarillo, but officials said that weight became a little lighter Monday.
  • Downtown ballpark hangs in the balance

    Downtown ballpark hangs in the balance

    Thursday, June 4 2015 10:57 PM EDT2015-06-05 02:57:39 GMT
    Friday, June 5 2015 9:45 AM EDT2015-06-05 13:45:03 GMT
    Amarillo, TX - The future of the multi-purpose event venue (MPEV) in downtown Amarillo is now unclear.
    Amarillo, TX - The future of the multi-purpose event venue (MPEV) in downtown Amarillo is now unclear.
  • Former downtown master developer faces multiple, million dollar lawsuits

    Former downtown master developer faces multiple, million dollar lawsuits

    Thursday, March 26 2015 11:50 PM EDT2015-03-27 03:50:55 GMT
    Friday, March 27 2015 10:47 AM EDT2015-03-27 14:47:53 GMT
    Amarillo, TX - Amarillo's former master developer for downtown is now facing multiple, million dollar lawsuits after unexpectedly closing shop back in January.
    Amarillo, TX - Amarillo's former master developer for downtown is now facing multiple, million dollar lawsuits after unexpectedly closing shop back in January.
  • AEDC and city council back Xcel Energy's move to new headquarters

    AEDC and city council back Xcel Energy's move to new headquarters

    Wednesday, March 18 2015 11:31 PM EDT2015-03-19 03:31:12 GMT
    Thursday, March 19 2015 10:41 AM EDT2015-03-19 14:41:16 GMT
    Amarillo, TX - Xcel Energy plans to move its headquarters to the first, new multi-story building in downtown Amarillo since the 1980s, and city officials want to make sure it happens.
    Amarillo, TX - Xcel Energy plans to move its headquarters to the first, new multi-story building in downtown Amarillo since the 1980s, and city officials want to make sure it happens.
  • City unveils first design renderings for downtown convention hotel

    City unveils first design renderings for downtown convention hotel

    Wednesday, February 25 2015 10:55 PM EST2015-02-26 03:55:06 GMT
    Wednesday, February 25 2015 11:51 PM EST2015-02-26 04:51:06 GMT
    Amarillo, TX - Downtown revitalization took a long awaited step forward Wednesday as city officials received the first set of designs for the convention center hotel.
    Amarillo, TX - Downtown revitalization took a long awaited step forward Wednesday as city officials received the first set of designs for the convention center hotel.
  • City reveals downtown money trail

    City reveals downtown money trail

    Friday, February 13 2015 12:09 PM EST2015-02-13 17:09:41 GMT
    Friday, February 13 2015 7:18 PM EST2015-02-14 00:18:45 GMT
    Amarillo City Hall is facing a million-dollar set of questions – or at least questions worth nearly that much money. How did the city spend $924,312.35 to date on a multi-faceted plan to renovate its downtown business district?
    Amarillo City Hall is facing a million-dollar set of questions – or at least questions worth nearly that much money. How did the city spend $924,312.35 to date on a multi-faceted plan to renovate its downtown business district?
  • Amarillo mayor speaks out about former downtown master developer

    Amarillo mayor speaks out about former downtown master developer

    Monday, February 9 2015 11:41 PM EST2015-02-10 04:41:34 GMT
    Wednesday, February 11 2015 5:44 PM EST2015-02-11 22:44:45 GMT
    Amarillo, TX - Former downtown master developer Wallace Bajjali unexpectedly closed shop in January, putting into question if the city properly vetted the company before hiring them and if taxpayers lost out.
    Amarillo, TX - Former downtown master developer Wallace Bajjali unexpectedly closed shop in January, putting into question if the city properly vetted the company before hiring them and if taxpayers lost out.
  • Why does Amarillo need a new baseball park and hotel?

    Why does Amarillo need a new baseball park and hotel?

    Tuesday, February 10 2015 11:34 PM EST2015-02-11 04:34:55 GMT
    Wednesday, February 11 2015 4:55 PM EST2015-02-11 21:55:43 GMT
    Amarillo, TX - The City of Amarillo said it is moving full speed ahead without a downtown master developer, but many are questioning why the city needs to build some of the downtown projects in the first place.
    Amarillo, TX - The City of Amarillo said it is moving full speed ahead without a downtown master developer, but many are questioning why the city needs to build some of the downtown projects in the first place.
  • Whatever happened to the Barfield building renovation project?

    Whatever happened to the Barfield building renovation project?

    Tuesday, February 10 2015 11:42 AM EST2015-02-10 16:42:18 GMT
    Tuesday, February 10 2015 6:51 PM EST2015-02-10 23:51:36 GMT
    Tom Pauken is the proud owner of … a dilapidated building with lots of “potential.” But it's not just any old dilapidated structure. It happens to have been in the news lately, as business interests in Amarillo have haggled, hassled and hustled to do something constructive with the historic 10-story structure that towers over the corner of Sixth Avenue and Polk Street.
    Tom Pauken is the proud owner of … a dilapidated building with lots of “potential.” But it's not just any old dilapidated structure. It happens to have been in the news lately, as business interests in Amarillo have haggled, hassled and hustled to do something constructive with the historic 10-story structure that towers over the corner of Sixth Avenue and Polk Street.
  • City still owes money to former downtown master developer

    City still owes money to former downtown master developer

    Friday, January 30 2015 10:41 PM EST2015-01-31 03:41:20 GMT
    Saturday, January 31 2015 12:14 PM EST2015-01-31 17:14:20 GMT
    Amarillo, TX - The City of Amarillo still owes thousands of dollars to the now former downtown master developer who unexpectedly closed shop this week and no longer exists.
    Amarillo, TX - The City of Amarillo still owes thousands of dollars to the now former downtown master developer who unexpectedly closed shop this week and no longer exists.
  • Joplin, Missouri reacts to Wallace Bajjali's unexpected exit

    Joplin, Missouri reacts to Wallace Bajjali's unexpected exit

    Wednesday, January 28 2015 8:49 PM EST2015-01-29 01:49:59 GMT
    Wednesday, January 28 2015 9:38 PM EST2015-01-29 02:38:35 GMT
    Amarillo, TX - The unexpected closure of the City of Amarillo's master developer for downtown is impacting another city across state lines.
    Amarillo, TX - The unexpected closure of the City of Amarillo's master developer for downtown is impacting another city across state lines.
  • Convention center expert claims downtown convention hotel doesn't work

    Convention center expert claims downtown convention hotel doesn't work

    Monday, July 27 2015 11:47 PM EDT2015-07-28 03:47:16 GMT
    Tuesday, July 28 2015 9:56 AM EDT2015-07-28 13:56:02 GMT
    Amarillo, TX - Monday evening Amarillo city leaders heard a new perspective about centering downtown development around the Amarillo Civic Center.
    Amarillo, TX - Monday evening Amarillo city leaders heard a new perspective about centering downtown development around the Amarillo Civic Center.
  • UPDATE: City severs ties with Wallace Bajjali Development Partners

    UPDATE: City severs ties with Wallace Bajjali Development Partners

    Monday, January 26 2015 4:02 PM EST2015-01-26 21:02:33 GMT
    Wednesday, January 28 2015 9:03 AM EST2015-01-28 14:03:55 GMT
    The Amarillo Local Government Corporation has voted to sever ties Wallace Bajjali Development Partners.
    The Amarillo Local Government Corporation has voted to sever ties Wallace Bajjali Development Partners.
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  • Clovis-Carver Library now has WWII Japanese American internment exhibit

    Clovis-Carver Library now has WWII Japanese American internment exhibit

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    The Clovis-Carver Public Library now has an exhibit that shows the history of Japanese American Internment camps in New Mexico during World War II (WWII).  

    The Clovis-Carver Public Library now has an exhibit that shows the history of Japanese American Internment camps in New Mexico during World War II (WWII).  

  • Warford Activity Center renovations underway

    Warford Activity Center renovations underway

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 11:40 PM EDT2017-03-29 03:40:12 GMT
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    Amarillo's former North Branch YMCA is closer to opening as the Charles E. Warford Activities Center. Now that the facility is free of asbestos, construction and renovations are set to begin soon. First up is the indoor swimming pool. Tuesday evening the Amarillo City Council approved a $488,031 contract to renovate the pool at the center. "The pool was built in the 1960s, so we're dealing with a pool that had cast iron drain lines...

    Amarillo's former North Branch YMCA is closer to opening as the Charles E. Warford Activities Center. Now that the facility is free of asbestos, construction and renovations are set to begin soon. First up is the indoor swimming pool. Tuesday evening the Amarillo City Council approved a $488,031 contract to renovate the pool at the center. "The pool was built in the 1960s, so we're dealing with a pool that had cast iron drain lines...

  • United Way announces 2017 funding allocations

    United Way announces 2017 funding allocations

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 9:52 PM EDT2017-03-29 01:52:43 GMT
    Source: United Way of Amarillo & CanyonSource: United Way of Amarillo & Canyon

    United Way of Amarillo and Canyon announced the 26 programs that will benefit from the $1.6 million raised during the 2016 annual campaign.

    United Way of Amarillo and Canyon announced the 26 programs that will benefit from the $1.6 million raised during the 2016 annual campaign.

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