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  • Public radio set to expand its High Plains footprint

    Public radio set to expand its High Plains footprint

    Tuesday, July 26 2016 7:52 PM EDT2016-07-26 23:52:20 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    High Plains Public Radio once expanded its presence throughout the High Plains region. Then, because of government budget reductions, it reduced that presence.

    High Plains Public Radio once expanded its presence throughout the High Plains region. Then, because of government budget reductions, it reduced that presence.

  • Waiting for St. Anthony's investment to pay off

    Waiting for St. Anthony's investment to pay off

    Tuesday, July 19 2016 6:32 PM EDT2016-07-19 22:32:51 GMT

    Dennis Caldwell is a Borger resident, a farmer and a former oil field roughneck who about eight years ago decided to purchase a piece of investment property at the corner of Amarillo Boulevard and Polk Street.

    Dennis Caldwell is a Borger resident, a farmer and a former oil field roughneck who about eight years ago decided to purchase a piece of investment property at the corner of Amarillo Boulevard and Polk Street.

  • VA hospital welcomes the sun and saves energy

    VA hospital welcomes the sun and saves energy

    Wednesday, July 13 2016 7:50 AM EDT2016-07-13 11:50:02 GMT

    The Texas Panhandle gets plenty of sunshine every year and at least one federal agency is committed to harvesting that sunshine for help shed light on parking lots and to help keep its customers and employees cool in the summer and warm in the winter. 

    The Texas Panhandle gets plenty of sunshine every year and at least one federal agency is committed to harvesting that sunshine for help shed light on parking lots and to help keep its customers and employees cool in the summer and warm in the winter. 

  • Lake McClellan returns to former glory

    Lake McClellan returns to former glory

    Wednesday, July 6 2016 8:50 AM EDT2016-07-06 12:50:39 GMT

    Lake McClellan over many years has been dry -- as in bone dry -- making it a “lake” in name only. 

    Lake McClellan over many years has been dry -- as in bone dry -- making it a “lake” in name only. 

  • ACE passes on ‘love of learning’

    ACE passes on ‘love of learning’

    Tuesday, June 21 2016 8:51 PM EDT2016-06-22 00:51:50 GMT

    ACE, which stands for Achievement through Commitment to Education, rewards students who complete their high school careers successfully with scholarship money to pay for tuition, books and fees at Amarillo College and West Texas A&M University; the ACE fund does not include money for room and board.

    ACE, which stands for Achievement through Commitment to Education, rewards students who complete their high school careers successfully with scholarship money to pay for tuition, books and fees at Amarillo College and West Texas A&M University; the ACE fund does not include money for room and board.

  • Canoncita Ranch open for public use

    Canoncita Ranch open for public use

    Wednesday, June 8 2016 9:38 PM EDT2016-06-09 01:38:17 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    The Canoncita Ranch is now open for public use.

    The Canoncita Ranch is now open for public use.

  • Sad Monkey Railroad derailed by regulations

    Sad Monkey Railroad derailed by regulations

    Tuesday, October 6 2015 11:29 AM EDT2015-10-06 15:29:03 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 3:20 PM EDT2016-07-18 19:20:52 GMT
    The Sad Monkey Railroad once gave youngsters visiting Palo Duro Canyon the thrill of their young lives.
    The Sad Monkey Railroad once gave youngsters visiting Palo Duro Canyon the thrill of their young lives.
  • Lawrence Lake awaits structural repair

    Lawrence Lake awaits structural repair

    Tuesday, May 31 2016 9:34 PM EDT2016-06-01 01:34:04 GMT

    Amarillo City Engineer Kyle Schniederjan has been on the job eight whole weeks, but he’s already getting a full plate of issues, concerns and compelling needs to address. 

    Amarillo City Engineer Kyle Schniederjan has been on the job eight whole weeks, but he’s already getting a full plate of issues, concerns and compelling needs to address. 

  • Pool of money remains unspent

    Pool of money remains unspent

    Wednesday, May 25 2016 11:18 AM EDT2016-05-25 15:18:31 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    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? 

  • Pickens sees continuing need for fossil fuels

    Pickens sees continuing need for fossil fuels

    Tuesday, May 17 2016 10:19 PM EDT2016-05-18 02:19:54 GMT
    Tuesday, May 17 2016 10:40 PM EDT2016-05-18 02:40:09 GMT

    T. Boone Pickens pulls no punches when he’s asked about his preference for the upcoming race for the presidency of the United States. Donald J. Trump is his man. 

    T. Boone Pickens pulls no punches when he’s asked about his preference for the upcoming race for the presidency of the United States. Donald J. Trump is his man. 

  • Interstate highways awaiting beautification

    Interstate highways awaiting beautification

    Tuesday, May 10 2016 6:56 PM EDT2016-05-10 22:56:39 GMT
    Tuesday, May 10 2016 7:00 PM EDT2016-05-10 23:00:34 GMT

    Amarillo Mayor Paul Harpole is “very concerned” about the appearance of the Interstate 40/27 interchange. So is Becky Zenor, director of the Quality of Life Council for the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce. You can add the Texas Department of Transportation senior staff to the roster of concerned public agency officials. Why the concern? 

    Amarillo Mayor Paul Harpole is “very concerned” about the appearance of the Interstate 40/27 interchange. So is Becky Zenor, director of the Quality of Life Council for the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce. You can add the Texas Department of Transportation senior staff to the roster of concerned public agency officials. Why the concern? 

  • Salt cedars change the personality of Buffalo Lake NWR

    Salt cedars change the personality of Buffalo Lake NWR

    Tuesday, May 3 2016 6:48 PM EDT2016-05-03 22:48:08 GMT
    Tuesday, May 3 2016 7:50 PM EDT2016-05-03 23:50:40 GMT

    Drive a bit west – about 10 miles -- out of Canyon on U.S. Highway 60 and hang a quick left at Umbarger.  ...

    Drive a bit west – about 10 miles -- out of Canyon on U.S. Highway 60 and hang a quick left at Umbarger.  ...

  • MRL fire taught many lessons for AFD

    MRL fire taught many lessons for AFD

    Tuesday, April 26 2016 6:43 PM EDT2016-04-26 22:43:16 GMT
    Wednesday, April 27 2016 6:34 AM EDT2016-04-27 10:34:38 GMT

    The alarm sounded at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 30, 2002. Amarillo firefighters arrived quickly at the two-alarm blaze and discovered their worst scenario: a building that was rapidly becoming “fully involved” in smoke and fire.

    The alarm sounded at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 30, 2002. Amarillo firefighters arrived quickly at the two-alarm blaze and discovered their worst scenario: a building that was rapidly becoming “fully involved” in smoke and fire.

  • Trustees become ‘unpaid county employees’

    Trustees become ‘unpaid county employees’

    Tuesday, April 19 2016 2:33 PM EDT2016-04-19 18:33:06 GMT
    Tuesday, April 19 2016 8:19 PM EDT2016-04-20 00:19:04 GMT

    Randall County Sheriff Joel Richardson says a quip has been making the rounds at his office that goes something like this: It seems as though it's getting harder to arrest good help these days. Richardson insists with a chuckle, "It's just a joke." Indeed, the county is making ample use of the men and women incarcerated at the county jail...

    Randall County Sheriff Joel Richardson says a quip has been making the rounds at his office that goes something like this: It seems as though it's getting harder to arrest good help these days. Richardson insists with a chuckle, "It's just a joke." Indeed, the county is making ample use of the men and women incarcerated at the county jail...

  • 'Sticker shock' sends city scurrying from courthouse

    'Sticker shock' sends city scurrying from courthouse

    Tuesday, March 8 2016 5:43 PM EST2016-03-08 22:43:40 GMT
    Wednesday, April 13 2016 1:52 PM EDT2016-04-13 17:52:26 GMT

    Canyon City Manager Randy Criswell's dream of relocating his office into the 1909 Randall County Courthouse building in the middle of the courthouse square is flickering ... but it's not dead.

    Canyon City Manager Randy Criswell's dream of relocating his office into the 1909 Randall County Courthouse building in the middle of the courthouse square is flickering ... but it's not dead.

  • Counties prepare for big election turnouts

    Counties prepare for big election turnouts

    Tuesday, March 29 2016 6:27 PM EDT2016-03-29 22:27:22 GMT
    Wednesday, April 13 2016 1:51 PM EDT2016-04-13 17:51:26 GMT

    Potter and Randall counties are getting ready for what election officials believe will be a huge turnout for the 2016 presidential election. Their aim? Streamline the "check-in" process and get voters in and out of the polling places as quickly as possible on Election Day.

    Potter and Randall counties are getting ready for what election officials believe will be a huge turnout for the 2016 presidential election. Their aim? Streamline the "check-in" process and get voters in and out of the polling places as quickly as possible on Election Day.

  • Potter County jail garden will stay empty

    Potter County jail garden will stay empty

    Monday, April 4 2016 10:26 PM EDT2016-04-05 02:26:02 GMT
    Wednesday, April 13 2016 1:50 PM EDT2016-04-13 17:50:44 GMT

    Potter County Sheriff Brian Thomas's job is full these days as he oversees a major Texas Panhandle law enforcement agency. 

    Potter County Sheriff Brian Thomas's job is full these days as he oversees a major Texas Panhandle law enforcement agency. 

  • Clock is ticking on Amarillo's helium operation

    Clock is ticking on Amarillo's helium operation

    Tuesday, April 12 2016 6:24 PM EDT2016-04-12 22:24:58 GMT
    Wednesday, April 13 2016 1:29 PM EDT2016-04-13 17:29:06 GMT

    Amarillo once was known as the unofficial Helium Capital of America. There's still a good bit of the gas stored underground, but the operation no longer sells helium to the federal government. It sells it instead to private interests and it will do so for the next five years. Then it will stop. 

    Amarillo once was known as the unofficial Helium Capital of America. There's still a good bit of the gas stored underground, but the operation no longer sells helium to the federal government. It sells it instead to private interests and it will do so for the next five years. Then it will stop. 

  • Is there a limit to cell towers? Not any time soon

    Is there a limit to cell towers? Not any time soon

    Tuesday, March 22 2016 2:22 PM EDT2016-03-22 18:22:59 GMT
    Tuesday, March 22 2016 8:58 PM EDT2016-03-23 00:58:37 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Cellular telephones have become as ubiquitous as, say, motor vehicles. In the 21st century, we can't live without either, or so it seems.

    Cellular telephones have become as ubiquitous as, say, motor vehicles. In the 21st century, we can't live without either, or so it seems.

  • And then there were 3 justices of the peace

    And then there were 3 justices of the peace

    Tuesday, March 15 2016 7:10 PM EDT2016-03-15 23:10:12 GMT
    Tuesday, March 15 2016 7:48 PM EDT2016-03-15 23:48:46 GMT

     State Rep. John Smithee might not call it that, but he's managed to pull off a little legislative hocus-pocus in the interest of getting some much-needed judicial relief for Randall County's two justices of the peace.

     State Rep. John Smithee might not call it that, but he's managed to pull off a little legislative hocus-pocus in the interest of getting some much-needed judicial relief for Randall County's two justices of the peace.

  • Peace Farm's mission remains unfulfilled

    Peace Farm's mission remains unfulfilled

    Wednesday, February 24 2016 2:00 PM EST2016-02-24 19:00:00 GMT
    Wednesday, February 24 2016 2:30 PM EST2016-02-24 19:30:42 GMT

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - "Our mission is to rid the world of nuclear weapons." 

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - "Our mission is to rid the world of nuclear weapons." 

  • Border Patrol remains a force far from the border

    Border Patrol remains a force far from the border

    Wednesday, February 17 2016 6:06 AM EST2016-02-17 11:06:22 GMT
    Wednesday, February 17 2016 8:44 AM EST2016-02-17 13:44:59 GMT

    The U.S. Border Patrol doesn't -- as its title would suggest -- just patrol the border. Its enforcement responsibilities stretch far into the interior of the nation along both its southern and northern borders. 

    The U.S. Border Patrol doesn't -- as its title would suggest -- just patrol the border. Its enforcement responsibilities stretch far into the interior of the nation along both its southern and northern borders. 

  • Lake improvements continue as water pours in

    Lake improvements continue as water pours in

    Tuesday, February 9 2016 9:42 AM EST2016-02-09 14:42:57 GMT
    Wednesday, February 10 2016 10:50 AM EST2016-02-10 15:50:57 GMT

    LAKE MEREDITH NATIONAL RECREATION AREA -- Water is continuing to pour into Lake Meredith, the manmade reservoir created more than 50 years ago to provide recreational activities for visitors. 

    LAKE MEREDITH NATIONAL RECREATION AREA - Water is continuing to pour into Lake Meredith, the manmade reservoir created more than 50 years ago to provide recreational activities for visitors. 

  • Technology changes . . . but the weather balloons still fly

    Technology changes . . . but the weather balloons still fly

    Tuesday, February 2 2016 7:20 PM EST2016-02-03 00:20:51 GMT
    Tuesday, February 2 2016 7:33 PM EST2016-02-03 00:33:11 GMT

    Twice daily, the Amarillo office of the National Weather Service sends balloons high into the upper reaches of Earth's atmosphere. The NWS staff has been doing it for decades. What has changed? How has technology affected the operation?

    Twice daily, the Amarillo office of the National Weather Service sends balloons high into the upper reaches of Earth's atmosphere. The NWS staff has been doing it for decades. What has changed? How has technology affected the operation?

  • 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. 

  • Some crimes produce lingering agony

    Some crimes produce lingering agony

    Friday, January 15 2016 3:35 PM EST2016-01-15 20:35:13 GMT
    Tuesday, January 19 2016 6:11 PM EST2016-01-19 23:11:35 GMT

    Henry Ray used to be very angry with the Amarillo Police Department. He's not so angry these days, although he insisted that the pain of his loss will stay with him for the rest of his life. 

    Henry Ray used to be very angry with the Amarillo Police Department. He's not so angry these days, although he insisted that the pain of his loss will stay with him for the rest of his life. 

  • City follows new code of conduct

    City follows new code of conduct

    Tuesday, January 12 2016 12:16 PM EST2016-01-12 17:16:09 GMT
    Wednesday, January 13 2016 9:32 AM EST2016-01-13 14:32:55 GMT

    Political acrimony at times can produce constructive reform. So it has been done, according to Amarillo Mayor Paul Harpole, in describing a recent decision by the Amarillo City Council to write a new code of conduct for its five members. 

    Political acrimony at times can produce constructive reform. So it has been done, according to Amarillo Mayor Paul Harpole, in describing a recent decision by the Amarillo City Council to write a new code of conduct for its five members. 

  • Refugees present language barrier to responders

    Refugees present language barrier to responders

    Tuesday, January 5 2016 1:26 PM EST2016-01-05 18:26:07 GMT
    Wednesday, January 6 2016 12:13 PM EST2016-01-06 17:13:52 GMT

    Amarillo is known as something of a “magnet” for refugees fleeing war, persecution, poverty, political upheaval – all manner of circumstances that are hardly commonplace to most Americans. When those refugees get into trouble, or when they need assistance, they need to talk to someone who speaks their language. 

    Amarillo is known as something of a “magnet” for refugees fleeing war, persecution, poverty, political upheaval – all manner of circumstances that are hardly commonplace to most Americans. When those refugees get into trouble, or when they need assistance, they need to talk to someone who speaks their language. 

  • Refugees face cultural barriers

    Refugees face cultural barriers

    Tuesday, December 22 2015 6:00 PM EST2015-12-22 23:00:45 GMT
    Tuesday, December 22 2015 6:18 PM EST2015-12-22 23:18:44 GMT

    Amarillo is known as a haven for immigrants, particularly those defined as “refugees.” They come here seeking escape from persecution and physical harm in their homeland. They come here in search of work and safety. Do they assimilate readily into American culture? That’s been a sticking point, according to Amarillo Police Sgt. Brent Barbee, who runs the police department’s crime prevention unit. 

    Amarillo is known as a haven for immigrants, particularly those defined as “refugees.” They come here seeking escape from persecution and physical harm in their homeland. They come here in search of work and safety. Do they assimilate readily into American culture? That’s been a sticking point, according to Amarillo Police Sgt. Brent Barbee, who runs the police department’s crime prevention unit. 

  • Holberg capital case still causing headaches

    Holberg capital case still causing headaches

    Tuesday, December 15 2015 3:07 PM EST2015-12-15 20:07:36 GMT
    Monday, December 21 2015 3:56 PM EST2015-12-21 20:56:46 GMT
    Randall County Criminal District Attorney James Farren has had it up to here with capital criminal cases. He points to a particular case that has given him fits to the point that he has declared that only under certain circumstances – for as long as he is district attorney in Randall County – will he from now on seek the death penalty for those being tried for capital crimes. 

    Randall County Criminal District Attorney James Farren has had it up to here with capital criminal cases. He points to a particular case that has given him fits to the point that he has declared that only under certain circumstances – for as long as he is district attorney in Randall County – will he from now on seek the death penalty for those being tried for capital crimes. 

  • 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. 

  • Harrington Medical Center going ‘back home’ to Amarillo Area Foundation

    Harrington Medical Center going ‘back home’ to Amarillo Area Foundation

    Tuesday, December 1 2015 7:12 PM EST2015-12-02 00:12:47 GMT
    Tuesday, December 1 2015 7:26 PM EST2015-12-02 00:26:06 GMT
    An old relationship is becoming new again in the world of medical services for the residents of the High Plains region.

    An old relationship is becoming new again in the world of medical services for the residents of the High Plains region.

  • One-time ASARCO property awaits new activity

    One-time ASARCO property awaits new activity

    Tuesday, November 24 2015 1:20 PM EST2015-11-24 18:20:36 GMT
    Tuesday, November 24 2015 8:27 PM EST2015-11-25 01:27:58 GMT
    They used to process zinc at a smelter just east of Western Street and south of Hastings Avenue. Not any longer. Indeed, not for a long time. The site has been vacant for decades. It’s grown over with weeds and what are referred to euphemistically as “wild flowers.” Have you wondered whatever happened to the site and its former occupant?

    They used to process zinc at a smelter just east of Western Street and south of Hastings Avenue. Not any longer. Indeed, not for a long time. The site has been vacant for decades. It’s grown over with weeds and what are referred to euphemistically as “wild flowers.” Have you wondered whatever happened to the site and its former occupant?

  • Education Center coming to War Memorial

    Education Center coming to War Memorial

    Tuesday, November 17 2015 6:20 PM EST2015-11-17 23:20:53 GMT
    Tuesday, November 17 2015 6:20 PM EST2015-11-17 23:20:52 GMT
    The purpose of the Education Center to be built at the site of the Texas Panhandle War Memorial is to educate young people, to be a place where parents and teachers can tell the story of the struggles that have cost the country much blood and treasure.
    The purpose of the Education Center to be built at the site of the Texas Panhandle War Memorial is to educate young people, to be a place where parents and teachers can tell the story of the struggles that have cost the country much blood and treasure.
  • 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.
  • Fight over indoor courts recalled

    Fight over indoor courts recalled

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 5:57 PM EST2015-11-03 22:57:13 GMT
    Tuesday, November 3 2015 6:28 PM EST2015-11-03 23:28:45 GMT
    It’s been said that history has a way of repeating itself. So it might be as Amarillo voters this week decide the fate of a multipurpose event venue. Flash back about five years to another squabble that erupted when Kids Incorporated sought to relocate its offices to a site north of the Amarillo Civic Center.
    It’s been said that history has a way of repeating itself. So it might be as Amarillo voters this week decide the fate of a multipurpose event venue. Flash back about five years to another squabble that erupted when Kids Incorporated sought to relocate its offices to a site north of the Amarillo Civic Center.
  • About those Amarillo bus benches...

    About those Amarillo bus benches...

    Tuesday, October 27 2015 3:27 PM EDT2015-10-27 19:27:33 GMT
    Tuesday, October 27 2015 5:59 PM EDT2015-10-27 21:59:10 GMT
    Four years ago Amarillo installed newly designed benches and shelters at hundreds of the city’s bus stops. Amarillo has made its bus benches and shelters compliant with federal law. The move came after the city and Randy Burkett, who owned the benches as part of his advertising company, couldn’t reach an agreement on whether to renew Burkett’s contract with the city.
    Four years ago Amarillo installed newly designed benches and shelters at hundreds of the city’s bus stops. Amarillo has made its bus benches and shelters compliant with federal law. The move came after the city and Randy Burkett, who owned the benches as part of his advertising company, couldn’t reach an agreement on whether to renew Burkett’s contract with the city.
  • 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.
  • HOSTS gives way to Promise

    HOSTS gives way to Promise

    Tuesday, October 13 2015 5:53 PM EDT2015-10-13 21:53:42 GMT
    Tuesday, October 13 2015 5:55 PM EDT2015-10-13 21:55:59 GMT
    The Amarillo Independent School District’s 55 campuses are crawling with mentors who seek to imbue the district’s nearly 34,000 students with a variety of life skills that will take them well beyond Graduation Day from high school.
    The Amarillo Independent School District’s 55 campuses are crawling with mentors who seek to imbue the district’s nearly 34,000 students with a variety of life skills that will take them well beyond Graduation Day from high school.
  • Airport finds way out post-Wright Amendment era

    Airport finds way out post-Wright Amendment era

    Tuesday, September 22 2015 12:32 PM EDT2015-09-22 16:32:19 GMT
    Tuesday, September 29 2015 6:35 PM EDT2015-09-29 22:35:17 GMT
    The Wright Amendment was allowed to expire in 2014, however, and the result of its expiration has had a tangible impact on smaller airports, such as Rick Husband Amarillo International.
    The Wright Amendment was allowed to expire in 2014, however, and the result of its expiration has had a tangible impact on smaller airports, such as Rick Husband Amarillo International.
  • Mystery solved regarding airport role in shuttle mission

    Mystery solved regarding airport role in shuttle mission

    Tuesday, September 22 2015 1:31 PM EDT2015-09-22 17:31:11 GMT
    Tuesday, September 22 2015 10:34 PM EDT2015-09-23 02:34:47 GMT
    Sara Freese took up her job as Amarillo aviation director 18 months ago and immediately on her arrival in the Texas Panhandle, she heard what many other residents had heard. It was that Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport served as an alternate landing site for the nation’s space shuttle missions
    Sara Freese took up her job as Amarillo aviation director 18 months ago and immediately on her arrival in the Texas Panhandle, she heard what many other residents had heard. It was that Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport served as an alternate landing site for the nation’s space shuttle missions
  • Ports to Plains highway project is coming

    Ports to Plains highway project is coming

    Tuesday, September 15 2015 2:35 PM EDT2015-09-15 18:35:45 GMT
    Tuesday, September 15 2015 7:17 PM EDT2015-09-15 23:17:18 GMT
    It’s known as Ports-to-Plains and it will provide a modern highway network that stretches from Texas’s border with Mexico all the way into the Canadian plains.
    It’s known as Ports-to-Plains and it will provide a modern highway network that stretches from Texas’s border with Mexico all the way into the Canadian plains.
  • Keep Amarillo Beautiful? It's done

    Keep Amarillo Beautiful? It's done

    Tuesday, September 8 2015 4:35 PM EDT2015-09-08 20:35:31 GMT
    Tuesday, September 8 2015 6:23 PM EDT2015-09-08 22:23:50 GMT
    Dusty McGuire founded an organization, Keep Amarillo Beautiful, after seeing how other cities through Texas had sought to improve their physical appearance. Now, though, she laments what she believes is the city’s lack of commitment to what she and other concerned residents created more than a quarter-century ago.
    Dusty McGuire founded an organization, Keep Amarillo Beautiful, after seeing how other cities through Texas had sought to improve their physical appearance. Now, though, she laments what she believes is the city’s lack of commitment to what she and other concerned residents created more than a quarter-century ago.
  • Potter County Fire Department seeks improvement

    Potter County Fire Department seeks improvement

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 5:06 PM EDT2015-09-01 21:06:06 GMT
    Tuesday, September 1 2015 9:47 PM EDT2015-09-02 01:47:27 GMT
    Potter County has a peculiar dilemma in its fire protection response system. Firefighters have good access going north and south along three major highways – the Fritch Highway, the Dumas Highway and Boys Ranch Road. But traveling east or west through the county presents a problem.
    Potter County has a peculiar dilemma in its fire protection response system. Firefighters have good access going north and south along three major highways – the Fritch Highway, the Dumas Highway and Boys Ranch Road. But traveling east or west through the county presents a problem.
  • Air and Space Museum looks for new home

    Air and Space Museum looks for new home

    Tuesday, August 25 2015 11:24 AM EDT2015-08-25 15:24:57 GMT
    Tuesday, August 25 2015 7:48 PM EDT2015-08-25 23:48:53 GMT
    The Texas Panhandle has a rich and long aviation history, the story of which a group of individuals is seeking to tell.
    The Texas Panhandle has a rich and long aviation history, the story of which a group of individuals is seeking to tell.
  • Smoking attitudes changing in Amarillo

    Smoking attitudes changing in Amarillo

    Tuesday, August 18 2015 4:30 PM EDT2015-08-18 20:30:32 GMT
    Tuesday, August 18 2015 5:46 PM EDT2015-08-18 21:46:02 GMT
    Sometimes you can win without winning. So it seems with a once-intense effort to enact an Amarillo city ordinance that would have banned smoking indoors in establishments that serve the public and are open to public access.....
    Sometimes you can win without winning. So it seems with a once-intense effort to enact an Amarillo city ordinance that would have banned smoking indoors in establishments that serve the public and are open to public access.....
  • Santa Fe Depot may become a museum ... soon

    Santa Fe Depot may become a museum ... soon

    Tuesday, August 11 2015 5:35 PM EDT2015-08-11 21:35:57 GMT
    Tuesday, August 11 2015 6:40 PM EDT2015-08-11 22:40:14 GMT
    Walter Wolfram is an Amarillo lawyer and a man in a hurry to complete a project he has been working on for a long time. He’s pushing harder and harder to see a dream of his come true: establishing a railroad museum in one of Amarillo’s more historic buildings, the Santa Fe Railroad Depot.
    Walter Wolfram is an Amarillo lawyer and a man in a hurry to complete a project he has been working on for a long time. He’s pushing harder and harder to see a dream of his come true: establishing a railroad museum in one of Amarillo’s more historic buildings, the Santa Fe Railroad Depot.
  • South Branch YMCA campus to get new life

    South Branch YMCA campus to get new life

    Tuesday, August 4 2015 3:09 PM EDT2015-08-04 19:09:04 GMT
    Wednesday, August 5 2015 11:15 AM EDT2015-08-05 15:15:25 GMT
    The YMCA has decided to sell its three branch activity centers, but one of them – the South Branch YMCA – is set to be reborn.
    The YMCA has decided to sell its three branch activity centers, but one of them – the South Branch YMCA – is set to be reborn.
  • The NAT - where the past meets the future

    The NAT - where the past meets the future

    Tuesday, July 28 2015 4:17 PM EDT2015-07-28 20:17:50 GMT
    Wednesday, July 29 2015 5:09 PM EDT2015-07-29 21:09:27 GMT
    Kasey Tam is a young woman who likes old things. She really likes old buildings. At this time, she is the proud owner-to-be of arguably one of Amarillo’s most historic and colorful venues. It’s known as The NAT. 
    Kasey Tam is a young woman who likes old things. She really likes old buildings. At this time, she is the proud owner-to-be of arguably one of Amarillo’s most historic and colorful venues. It’s known as The NAT. 
  • Confederate battle flag has long, complicated history

    Confederate battle flag has long, complicated history

    Thursday, July 16 2015 6:31 PM EDT2015-07-16 22:31:45 GMT
    Tuesday, July 21 2015 6:27 PM EDT2015-07-21 22:27:36 GMT
    The Confederate battle flag has been in the news lately and it has drawn its share of criticism and praise. We ask West Texas A&M University history professor Martin Kuhlman what he knows about the battle flag and its various meanings, incarnations and interpretations.
    The Confederate battle flag has been in the news lately and it has drawn its share of criticism and praise. We ask West Texas A&M University history professor Martin Kuhlman what he knows about the battle flag and its various meanings, incarnations and interpretations.
  • CNG was here, gone, now it might be coming back

    CNG was here, gone, now it might be coming back

    Tuesday, July 7 2015 2:05 PM EDT2015-07-07 18:05:22 GMT
    Tuesday, July 7 2015 7:05 PM EDT2015-07-07 23:05:36 GMT
    Do you remember the energy crisis? How about when state and local officials began pushing to convert gasoline-powered fleet vehicles to power systems that ran on compressed natural gas?
    Do you remember the energy crisis? How about when state and local officials began pushing to convert gasoline-powered fleet vehicles to power systems that ran on compressed natural gas?
  • Maverick Boys and Girls Club roars back to life

    Maverick Boys and Girls Club roars back to life

    Tuesday, June 30 2015 3:55 PM EDT2015-06-30 19:55:25 GMT
    Tuesday, June 30 2015 8:34 PM EDT2015-07-01 00:34:54 GMT
    Kimber Daniel took on her current job as part of a rescue team. The “victim” that needed to be rescued was the Maverick Boys and Girls Club. 
    Kimber Daniel took on her current job as part of a rescue team. The “victim” that needed to be rescued was the Maverick Boys and Girls Club. 
  • Funfest fell victim to a changing demographic

    Funfest fell victim to a changing demographic

    Monday, June 22 2015 6:00 PM EDT2015-06-22 22:00:18 GMT
    Tuesday, June 23 2015 7:24 PM EDT2015-06-23 23:24:28 GMT
    There once was a standing joke in Amarillo that went something like this: If it's raining during the Memorial Day weekend, then we can blame it on Funfest. The recent rain that soaked the Texas Panhandle through much of May couldn't be blamed on the one-time community extravaganza, which was shelved in 2002 after a 24-year run at Thompson Park.
    There once was a standing joke in Amarillo that went something like this: If it's raining during the Memorial Day weekend, then we can blame it on Funfest. The recent rain that soaked the Texas Panhandle through much of May couldn't be blamed on the one-time community extravaganza, which was shelved in 2002 after a 24-year run at Thompson Park.
  • For Harpole, the graffiti fight goes on … and on

    For Harpole, the graffiti fight goes on … and on

    For Harpole, the graffiti fight goes on … and on

    Monday, June 15 2015 7:56 PM EDT2015-06-15 23:56:52 GMT
    Tuesday, June 16 2015 8:48 PM EDT2015-06-17 00:48:55 GMT
    Paul Harpole ran for Amarillo mayor in 2011 pledging – among other things – to wage a war against graffiti.
    Paul Harpole ran for Amarillo mayor in 2011 pledging – among other things – to wage a war against graffiti.
  • City ponders whether to expand digital water meter use

    City ponders whether to expand digital water meter use

    Tuesday, June 9 2015 3:37 PM EDT2015-06-09 19:37:32 GMT
    Tuesday, June 9 2015 8:08 PM EDT2015-06-10 00:08:57 GMT
    Recent publicity surrounding the city's practice of estimating water use and the fallout surrounding some major discrepancies in residential water bills has fueled considerable discussion at City Hall about whether to expand the use of the new water meter-reading system.
    Recent publicity surrounding the city's practice of estimating water use and the fallout surrounding some major discrepancies in residential water bills has fueled considerable discussion at City Hall about whether to expand the use of the new water meter-reading system.
  • Rain helps save water - but the drought hangs on

    Rain helps save water - but the drought hangs on

    Tuesday, June 2 2015 4:41 PM EDT2015-06-02 20:41:28 GMT
    Friday, June 5 2015 8:48 PM EDT2015-06-06 00:48:31 GMT
    Emmett Autrey has been in the municipal utility business for more than four decades and has seen his share of highs and lows. Amarillo, he believes, is experiencing a definite “high” with the recent rain that has soaked the city, not to mention the rest of the Texas Panhandle. 
    Emmett Autrey has been in the municipal utility business for more than four decades and has seen his share of highs and lows. Amarillo, he believes, is experiencing a definite “high” with the recent rain that has soaked the city, not to mention the rest of the Texas Panhandle. 
  • ‘Texas’ turns 50 … better than ever

    ‘Texas’ turns 50 … better than ever

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 4:45 PM EDT2015-05-26 20:45:27 GMT
    Tuesday, May 26 2015 6:59 PM EDT2015-05-26 22:59:17 GMT
    “Texas” begins its 50th season at the Pioneer Amphitheater on June 2. It will tell the story of the settling of the Texas Panhandle to crowds gathered on the floor of the canyon.
    “Texas” begins its 50th season at the Pioneer Amphitheater on June 2. It will tell the story of the settling of the Texas Panhandle to crowds gathered on the floor of the canyon.
  • Panhandle Twenty / 20: much done, more to do

    Panhandle Twenty / 20: much done, more to do

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 12:23 PM EDT2015-05-19 16:23:58 GMT
    Wednesday, May 20 2015 12:11 PM EDT2015-05-20 16:11:44 GMT
    Panhandle Twenty/20 is more than a decade old now. How has the effort done?
    Panhandle Twenty/20 is more than a decade old now. How has the effort done?
  • Just don't call it a 'substation'

    Just don't call it a 'substation'

    Tuesday, May 12 2015 4:39 PM EDT2015-05-12 20:39:57 GMT
    Tuesday, May 12 2015 6:15 PM EDT2015-05-12 22:15:15 GMT
    Amarillo City Hall had this idea about six years ago. It was to create a recreational area at a corner of Ellwood Park, invite nearby residents to use some equipment at the park to maintain their physical fitness, but also ensure that they won't be hassled by those who use the park for less-than-family-friendly activities.
    Amarillo City Hall had this idea about six years ago. It was to create a recreational area at a corner of Ellwood Park, invite nearby residents to use some equipment at the park to maintain their physical fitness, but also ensure that they won't be hassled by those who use the park for less-than-family-friendly activities.
  • City hike-and-bike plan really isn't dead

    City hike-and-bike plan really isn't dead

    Tuesday, May 5 2015 3:53 PM EDT2015-05-05 19:53:51 GMT
    Tuesday, May 5 2015 6:54 PM EDT2015-05-05 22:54:51 GMT
    How do you get from one end of Amarillo to the other end of town if you want to use a non-motorized vehicle? And how do you do it safely?
    How do you get from one end of Amarillo to the other end of town if you want to use a non-motorized vehicle? And how do you do it safely?
  • Murder case bogged down by detailed probe

    Murder case bogged down by detailed probe

    Tuesday, April 28 2015 2:10 PM EDT2015-04-28 18:10:31 GMT
    Tuesday, April 28 2015 6:54 PM EDT2015-04-28 22:54:49 GMT
    Barney Ferguson got into an argument with another man outside a home near McCormick Road on June 2, 2014. A shot was fired from a handgun during the argument and Ferguson was killed. Randall County sheriff's deputies arrested Jerry Funk, 54, who then was charged with first-degree murder in Ferguson's death.
    Barney Ferguson got into an argument with another man outside a home near McCormick Road on June 2, 2014. A shot was fired from a handgun during the argument and Ferguson was killed. Randall County sheriff's deputies arrested Jerry Funk, 54, who then was charged with first-degree murder in Ferguson's death.
  • Tanner earning her spurs as Potter County judge

    Tanner earning her spurs as Potter County judge

    Tanner earning her spurs as Potter County judge

    Monday, April 20 2015 10:40 PM EDT2015-04-21 02:40:28 GMT
    Tuesday, April 21 2015 6:36 PM EDT2015-04-21 22:36:52 GMT
    Arthur Ware left his mark on the Potter County Commissioners Court during his more than two decades as county judge. He's out of office now and his successor, fellow Republican Nancy Tanner, is leaving her own mark.
    Arthur Ware left his mark on the Potter County Commissioners Court during his more than two decades as county judge. He's out of office now and his successor, fellow Republican Nancy Tanner, is leaving her own mark.
  • Amarillo College, AISD seek 'cumulative vote' solution

    Amarillo College, AISD seek 'cumulative vote' solution

    Monday, April 13 2015 2:35 PM EDT2015-04-13 18:35:53 GMT
    Tuesday, April 14 2015 8:35 PM EDT2015-04-15 00:35:25 GMT
    On May 9, AISD and Amarillo College are going to hold elections to select trustees and regents, respectively, using the cumulative voting plan that AISD has been using for the past 15 years.
    On May 9, AISD and Amarillo College are going to hold elections to select trustees and regents, respectively, using the cumulative voting plan that AISD has been using for the past 15 years.
  • Water recedes; Lake Meredith attractions change

    Water recedes; Lake Meredith attractions change

    Tuesday, April 7 2015 10:32 AM EDT2015-04-07 14:32:16 GMT
    Wednesday, April 8 2015 3:36 PM EDT2015-04-08 19:36:06 GMT
    LAKE MEREDITH - Tim Cruze is happy to point out a big change in the landscape outside his office window at the Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument near Fritch. It's the sight of water. “The lake is coming back,” Cruze said.
    LAKE MEREDITH - Tim Cruze is happy to point out a big change in the landscape outside his office window at the Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument near Fritch. It's the sight of water. “The lake is coming back,” Cruze said.
  • AEDC investment in Hilmar Cheese pays off big

    AEDC investment in Hilmar Cheese pays off big

    Tuesday, March 31 2015 1:19 PM EDT2015-03-31 17:19:46 GMT
    Wednesday, April 1 2015 11:07 AM EDT2015-04-01 15:07:41 GMT
    A decade ago, some principals in Dallam County approached the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation, asking for some financial help. A company based in California was looking to build a cheese plant. What could Panhandle economic planners do to lure them here?
    A decade ago, some principals in Dallam County approached the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation, asking for some financial help. A company based in California was looking to build a cheese plant. What could Panhandle economic planners do to lure them here?
  • SLIDESHOW - Randall County Courthouse

    SLIDESHOW - Randall County Courthouse

    Whatever happened to the restoration of the original Randall Co. Courthouse?
    Whatever happened to the restoration of the original Randall Co. Courthouse?
  • High Plains feels the oil-price pressure

    High Plains feels the oil-price pressure

    Tuesday, March 24 2015 11:29 AM EDT2015-03-24 15:29:47 GMT
    Tuesday, March 24 2015 7:49 PM EDT2015-03-24 23:49:28 GMT
    The Executive Vice President of the Panhandle Producers and Royalty Owners Association says the Texas High Plains will weather the storm created by plunging oil prices better than it did a quarter-century ago.
    The Executive Vice President of the Panhandle Producers and Royalty Owners Association says the Texas High Plains will weather the storm created by plunging oil prices better than it did a quarter-century ago.
  • Randall County considers leveling JP playing field

    Randall County considers leveling JP playing field

    Monday, March 16 2015 1:49 PM EDT2015-03-16 17:49:19 GMT
    Tuesday, March 17 2015 6:15 PM EDT2015-03-17 22:15:29 GMT
    Randall County's criminal justice system lacks a key player. It lacks a third justice of the peace, an individual to handle small-claims matters, student truancies and misdemeanor crimes in the northern part of the county, according to County Judge Ernie Houdashell.
    Randall County's criminal justice system lacks a key player. It lacks a third justice of the peace, an individual to handle small-claims matters, student truancies and misdemeanor crimes in the northern part of the county, according to County Judge Ernie Houdashell.
  • Town Square Village: up and running with Coldwell Banker as first tenant

    Town Square Village: up and running with Coldwell Banker as first tenant

    Monday, March 9 2015 12:42 PM EDT2015-03-09 16:42:44 GMT
    Tuesday, March 10 2015 6:15 PM EDT2015-03-10 22:15:47 GMT
    Randy Jeffers has been in the commercial and residential real estate game for four decades and he thinks he knows a winning development when he sees one.
    Randy Jeffers has been in the commercial and residential real estate game for four decades and he thinks he knows a winning development when he sees one.
  • The case of Dorien Thomas still haunts the Amarillo Police Department

    The case of Dorien Thomas still haunts the Amarillo Police Department

    Monday, March 2 2015 7:10 PM EST2015-03-03 00:10:20 GMT
    Tuesday, March 3 2015 8:54 PM EST2015-03-04 01:54:41 GMT
    Dorien Thomas still haunts the Amarillo Police Department. His 26th birthday is coming up this year. He was 9 when anyone last saw him. It was a rainy day on Oct. 26, 1998 when the police department received a call that Dorien was missing.
    Dorien Thomas still haunts the Amarillo Police Department. His 26th birthday is coming up this year. He was 9 when anyone last saw him. It was a rainy day on Oct. 26, 1998 when the police department received a call that Dorien was missing.
  • "Whatever happened to..."

    Potter County judge ponders big 'vision'

    Potter County judge ponders big 'vision'

    Tuesday, February 24 2015 1:22 PM EST2015-02-24 18:22:09 GMT
    Tuesday, February 24 2015 6:49 PM EST2015-02-24 23:49:25 GMT
    Potter County Judge Nancy Tanner campaigned for office in 2014 with a pledge to implement a “new vision” for the county. 
    Potter County Judge Nancy Tanner campaigned for office in 2014 with a pledge to implement a “new vision” for the county. 
  • Whatever happened to the restoration of the original Randall Co. Courthouse?

    Whatever happened to the restoration of the original Randall Co. Courthouse?

    Monday, February 16 2015 11:52 AM EST2015-02-16 16:52:00 GMT
    Wednesday, February 18 2015 9:11 PM EST2015-02-19 02:11:11 GMT
    Randall County government doesn't occupy an actual courthouse, even though the county owns one. The county abandoned its courthouse some years ago, dispersing government functions across the street from the old building in what used to be the county jail. 
    Randall County government doesn't occupy an actual courthouse, even though the county owns one. The county abandoned its courthouse some years ago, dispersing government functions across the street from the old building in what used to be the county jail. 
  • SLIDESHOW - Amarillo's Barfield Building

    SLIDESHOW - Amarillo's Barfield Building

    Photos of Amarillo's Barfield Building, past & present. 
    Photos of Amarillo's Barfield Building, past & present.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • NewsChannel 10 takes deeper look into ongoing stories with "Whatever Happened to..."

    NewsChannel 10 takes deeper look into ongoing stories with "Whatever Happened to..."

    Sunday, February 1 2015 10:30 PM EST2015-02-02 03:30:15 GMT
    Thursday, February 5 2015 5:26 PM EST2015-02-05 22:26:11 GMT
    Have you ever wondered about what happened to a big city project or a promise made by officials that just never went through? Well if you have, you're in luck. NewsChannel 10 is proud to announce the newest member of our team. 
    Have you ever wondered about what happened to a big city project or a promise made by officials that just never went through? Well if you have, you're in luck. NewsChannel 10 is proud to announce the newest member of our team. 
  • Whatever Happened to...

    In depth look at the short and long-term traffics plans for the Amarillo area

    In depth look at the short and long-term traffics plans for the Amarillo area

    Wednesday, February 4 2015 2:28 PM EST2015-02-04 19:28:11 GMT
    Amarillo and Texas transportation officials have some big plans afoot to fix some flaws in the city traffic grid.
    Amarillo and Texas transportation officials have some big plans afoot to fix some flaws in the city traffic grid.
  • Whatever Happened to...

    Whatever Happened to...

    Thursday, January 29 2015 3:29 PM EST2015-01-29 20:29:14 GMT
    Tuesday, February 3 2015 4:42 PM EST2015-02-03 21:42:38 GMT
    Starting Tuesday, February 3rd, Special Projects reporter John Kanelis will seek out stories that are complex and that deserve the question to be asked "Whatever Happened to..."
    Starting Tuesday, February 3rd, Special Projects reporter John Kanelis will seek out stories that are complex and that deserve the question to be asked "Whatever Happened to..."
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