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  • New facilities enhance learning at AC's East Campus

    New facilities enhance learning at AC's East Campus

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:46 PM EDT2017-07-21 03:46:50 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    New additions to Amarillo College's East Campus are intended to enhance the curriculum of two programs with state of the art facilities and better technology.

    New additions to Amarillo College's East Campus are intended to enhance the curriculum of two programs with state of the art facilities and better technology.

  • Amarillo street may be renamed after fallen officer

    Amarillo street may be renamed after fallen officer

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 11:15 PM EDT2017-07-19 03:15:50 GMT
    Officer Justin Scherlen / Source: Amarillo Police DepartmentOfficer Justin Scherlen / Source: Amarillo Police Department

    Amarillo Police Officer Justin Scherlen may soon be memorialized on the street he grew up on.

    Amarillo Police Officer Justin Scherlen may soon be memorialized on the street he grew up on.

  • 4-year-old in serious condition after hit-and-run, suspect video released

    4-year-old in serious condition after hit-and-run, suspect video released

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 1:04 PM EDT2017-07-18 17:04:42 GMT

    Amarillo police are investigating a hit-and-run that struck a 4-year-old boy.

    Amarillo police are investigating a hit-and-run that struck a 4-year-old boy.

  • WT to offer doctorate tailored to small town educators

    WT to offer doctorate tailored to small town educators

    Monday, July 17 2017 11:18 PM EDT2017-07-18 03:18:42 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    West Texas A&M University is creating its second doctoral program, this one aimed at educational leaders in rural parts of the panhandle.

    West Texas A&M University is creating its second doctoral program, this one aimed at educational leaders in rural parts of the panhandle.

  • Open carry of swords, machetes, long knives soon legal in Texas

    Open carry of swords, machetes, long knives soon legal in Texas

    Thursday, July 13 2017 11:16 PM EDT2017-07-14 03:16:45 GMT
    Source: Raycom MediaSource: Raycom Media

    A new law in Texas will allow people to carry any type of knife, sword or dagger in public without punishment.

    A new law in Texas will allow people to carry any type of knife, sword or dagger in public without punishment.

  • Professional go-kart racing comes to Amarillo this weekend

    Professional go-kart racing comes to Amarillo this weekend

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-07-13 03:32:22 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    A private go-kart track outside Amarillo has attracted professional kart racers to the area, and this weekend, for the first time since the course was built, 75 racers will hit the track.

    A private go-kart track outside Amarillo has attracted professional kart racers to the area, and this weekend, for the first time since the course was built, 75 racers will hit the track.

  • Barrio Bash signals growth for east Amarillo

    Barrio Bash signals growth for east Amarillo

    Friday, July 7 2017 11:27 PM EDT2017-07-08 03:27:11 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    The Barrio Bash will take over part of east Amarillo tomorrow in an effort to turn a neighborhood into a community.

    The Barrio Bash will take over part of east Amarillo tomorrow in an effort to turn a neighborhood into a community. The event is a free block party at 10th and Roberts by Power Church with free food, entertainment and even health screenings. When it first started, it was more of a gathering than a bash that just kept getting bigger. "Well now it's grown to where this is actually something where people are getting great exposure for their businesses," said Manny De Los San...

  • Amarillo middle schooler working to make sure no student plays alone

    Amarillo middle schooler working to make sure no student plays alone

    Friday, July 7 2017 8:17 AM EDT2017-07-07 12:17:59 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    One Amarillo middle schooler has a plan to make sure no child is left without friends this coming school year, but he needs your help.

    One Amarillo middle schooler has a plan to make sure no child is left without friends this coming school year, but he needs your help.

  • Animal shelter packed following 4th of July

    Animal shelter packed following 4th of July

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 11:34 PM EDT2017-07-06 03:34:22 GMT
    Ghosty the chihuahua went missing around Hillside and Bell on July 1st / Source: Ashlee RobersonGhosty the chihuahua went missing around Hillside and Bell on July 1st / Source: Ashlee Roberson

    Independence Day weekend is the busiest time of the year for Amarillo's Animal Management and Welfare, and directors and citizens alike are asking people to come reclaim their pets.

    Independence Day weekend is the busiest time of the year for Amarillo's Animal Management and Welfare, and directors and citizens alike are asking people to come reclaim their pets.

  • How to stay safe and out of trouble this 4th of July

    How to stay safe and out of trouble this 4th of July

    Tuesday, July 4 2017 10:59 AM EDT2017-07-04 14:59:35 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Fireworks are the number one reason local urgent care facilities are the busiest on the 4th of July.

    Fireworks are the number one reason local urgent care facilities are the busiest on the 4th of July.

  • Storm sewer construction to begin in southwest Amarillo

    Storm sewer construction to begin in southwest Amarillo

    Friday, June 30 2017 10:11 PM EDT2017-07-01 02:11:27 GMT
    Playa lake #7 behind the Greenways on Soncy / Source: KFDAPlaya lake #7 behind the Greenways on Soncy / Source: KFDA

    With housing developments continuing to go up in southwest Amarillo, you can expect even more road construction in the area soon as the city works to install storm sewers.

    With housing developments continuing to go up in southwest Amarillo, you can expect even more road construction in the area soon as the city works to install storm sewers.

  • Safety precautions for Amarillo's downtown 4th of July events

    Safety precautions for Amarillo's downtown 4th of July events

    Thursday, June 29 2017 11:18 PM EDT2017-06-30 03:18:07 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Since Amarillo's 4th of July celebration will be downtown this year instead of at John Stiff Park, first responders are taking extra precautions to make sure you're staying safe while having fun.

    Since Amarillo's 4th of July celebration will be downtown this year instead of at John Stiff Park, first responders are taking extra precautions to make sure you're staying safe while having fun.

  • Canyon ISD advancing plans for new high school

    Canyon ISD advancing plans for new high school

    Thursday, June 29 2017 4:45 PM EDT2017-06-29 20:45:13 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Canyon ISD said it needs a new high school, and will be asking taxpayers to make that decision.

    Canyon ISD said it needs a new high school, and will be asking taxpayers to make that decision.

  • Canyon begins drafting comprehensive plan

    Canyon begins drafting comprehensive plan

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 10:44 PM EDT2017-06-28 02:44:46 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    As Canyon continues to grow, the city is beginning to draft a comprehensive plan for decades of future development.

    As Canyon continues to grow, the city is beginning to draft a comprehensive plan for decades of future development.

  • Agreement drafted, architect chosen for downtown ballpark

    Agreement drafted, architect chosen for downtown ballpark

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 10:58 AM EDT2017-06-27 14:58:41 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    The Local Government Corporation has approved a letter of agreement with a subsidary of Elmore Sports Group to lease the planned multi-purpose event venue.  

    The Local Government Corporation has approved a letter of agreement with a subsidary of Elmore Sports Group to lease the planned multi-purpose event venue.  

  • Air U offering "cool" summer fun and fitness

    Air U offering "cool" summer fun and fitness

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 5:12 AM EDT2017-06-20 09:12:36 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Air U staff said they have you covered when it comes to keeping cool and staying active this summer.

    Air U staff said they have you covered when it comes to keeping cool and staying active this summer.

  • 71st Annual Dogie Days kicks off Wednesday

    71st Annual Dogie Days kicks off Wednesday

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 10:25 AM EDT2017-06-14 14:25:05 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    The Dumas Lions Club is ready to start cooking for the 71st Annual Dogie Days.

    The Dumas Lions Club is ready to start cooking for the 71st Annual Dogie Days.

  • WT teaches young engineers through summer camps

    WT teaches young engineers through summer camps

    Thursday, June 8 2017 10:59 PM EDT2017-06-09 02:59:36 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Engineering camp at WT has grown from 60 campers during its first summer eight years ago, to 350 campers now with more hoping to join in. 

    Engineering camp at WT has grown from 60 campers during its first summer eight years ago, to 350 campers now with more hoping to join in. 

  • Vets expect bad tick season in Amarillo

    Vets expect bad tick season in Amarillo

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 11:22 PM EDT2017-06-08 03:22:14 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Lots of rain paired with a mild winter are causing a bad tick season this summer in the Panhandle. 

    Lots of rain paired with a mild winter are causing a bad tick season this summer in the Panhandle. 

  • New animal shelter procedure alarms local rescues

    New animal shelter procedure alarms local rescues

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 10:03 AM EDT2017-06-07 14:03:08 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Local and out-of-state animal rescues are concerned a new standard operation procedure (SOP) released by the Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society will make it harder for them to save dogs from euthanasia. 

    Local and out-of-state animal rescues are concerned a new standard operation procedure (SOP) released by the Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society will make it harder for them to save dogs from euthanasia. 

  • "Rapture scam" targets Carson County residents

    "Rapture scam" targets Carson County residents

    Friday, June 2 2017 11:53 PM EDT2017-06-03 03:53:34 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    The rapture could happen any day now, and when it does, don't you want to make sure you're all set to go to heaven?

    The rapture could happen any day now, and when it does, don't you want to make sure you're all set to go to heaven?

  • Amarillo ISD looks to bond election for campus renovations

    Amarillo ISD looks to bond election for campus renovations

    Monday, June 5 2017 11:02 PM EDT2017-06-06 03:02:37 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Amarillo residents will decide this fall if an increase in property tax is worth some sort of renovation to every school in the Amarillo Independent School District.

    Amarillo residents will decide this fall if an increase in property tax is worth some sort of renovation to every school in the Amarillo Independent School District.

  • Texas cracks down on animal cruelty offenders

    Texas cracks down on animal cruelty offenders

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 9:02 AM EDT2017-05-31 13:02:28 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Animal cruelty offenders in Texas will now face harsher charges because of a new bill passed by the Texas state legislature.

    Animal cruelty offenders in Texas will now face harsher charges because of a new bill passed by the Texas state legislature.

  • How to protect against summer heat

    How to protect against summer heat

    Thursday, May 25 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-05-26 03:19:47 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    There's no better way to beat the summer heat than heading to the pool. But don't forget your sunscreen...

    There's no better way to beat the summer heat than heading to the pool. But don't forget your sunscreen...

  • Center City kicking off 3 Amarillo summer events

    Center City kicking off 3 Amarillo summer events

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:30 PM EDT2017-05-25 03:30:30 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Summer is almost here, and Center City of Amarillo is ready to kick off several free activities they said will keep people entertained all summer long. 

    Summer is almost here, and Center City of Amarillo is ready to kick off several free activities they said will keep people entertained all summer long. 

  • City council appoints new members to LGC

    City council appoints new members to LGC

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:26 PM EDT2017-05-24 03:26:42 GMT
    Eddy Sauer and Howard Smith will serve as voting members on the LGC board / Source: KFDAEddy Sauer and Howard Smith will serve as voting members on the LGC board / Source: KFDA
    The group tasked with building the MPEV, Embassy Suites Hotel and downtown parking garage now has two new members who are ready to work on those major downtown Amarillo projects. Before Tuesday evening, three of the seven voting spots on the Local Government Corporation (LGC) board were empty. The group barely had enough people to meet a quorum. The first request made by the new city council last week was to fill the two council member spots on the board as soon as possible. Counc...
    The group tasked with building the MPEV, Embassy Suites Hotel and downtown parking garage now has two new members who are ready to work on those major downtown Amarillo projects. Before Tuesday evening, three of the seven voting spots on the Local Government Corporation (LGC) board were empty. The group barely had enough people to meet a quorum. The first request made by the new city council last week was to fill the two council member spots on the board as soon as possible. Counc...
  • Downtown parking garage opens for Amarillo graduations

    Downtown parking garage opens for Amarillo graduations

    Monday, May 22 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-05-23 03:00:08 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Parking shouldn't be a problem for those attending the 8 high school graduation ceremonies at the Amarillo Civic Center this weekend.

    Parking shouldn't be a problem for those attending the 8 high school graduation ceremonies at the Amarillo Civic Center this weekend. 

  • Amarillo dog dies twice, comes back to life while fighting parvo

    Amarillo dog dies twice, comes back to life while fighting parvo

    Friday, May 19 2017 10:52 PM EDT2017-05-20 02:52:09 GMT
    Perri, now healthy and weighing in at 2.6 pounds / Source: KFDAPerri, now healthy and weighing in at 2.6 pounds / Source: KFDA

    After dying twice, one Amarillo dog is being used as an example of the importance of vaccinating your pets.

    After dying twice, one Amarillo dog is being used as an example of the importance of vaccinating your pets.

  • "Beef Day" celebrates Panhandle beef industry

    "Beef Day" celebrates Panhandle beef industry

    Thursday, May 18 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-05-19 03:19:42 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    The Texas Cattle Feeder's Association is celebrating 50 years helping the beef industry in the Panhandle, and Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson declared Thursday TCFA Beef Day to thank all the cattlemen in the Panhandle for their work.

    The Texas Cattle Feeder's Association is celebrating 50 years helping the beef industry in the Panhandle, and Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson declared Thursday TCFA Beef Day to thank all the cattlemen in the Panhandle for their work.

  • Dumas teens can train to be firefighters through new program

    Dumas teens can train to be firefighters through new program

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 11:26 PM EDT2017-05-18 03:26:55 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Teenagers in Dumas who are interested in becoming firefighters will now have the chance to train with some.

    Teenagers in Dumas who are interested in becoming firefighters will now have the chance to train with some.

  • Higher home values mean more money to AISD

    Higher home values mean more money to AISD

    Monday, May 15 2017 11:21 PM EDT2017-05-16 03:21:45 GMT

    Amarillo ISD is not increasing its tax rate this year, but you could still be paying more money to the school district. 

    Amarillo ISD is not increasing its tax rate this year, but you could still be paying more money to the school district. 

  • UPDATE: No decision yet for Deputy City Manager Bob Cowell

    UPDATE: No decision yet for Deputy City Manager Bob Cowell

    Saturday, May 13 2017 3:26 PM EDT2017-05-13 19:26:18 GMT
    Bob Cowell, Deputy City Manager, COA / Source: KFDABob Cowell, Deputy City Manager, COA / Source: KFDA

    The City of Amarillo staff will find out Saturday if they need to start looking for a replacement for one of the highest positions in the city. 

    The City of Amarillo staff will find out Saturday if they need to start looking for a replacement for one of the highest positions in the city. 

  • Bail bondsmen concerned about proposed state bill

    Bail bondsmen concerned about proposed state bill

    Friday, May 12 2017 11:51 AM EDT2017-05-12 15:51:33 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Bail bonds could be eliminated in Texas if a pending bill is approved by the state legislature.

    Bail bonds could be eliminated in Texas if a pending bill is approved by the state legislature.

  • Lake Meredith surpasses 64' in depth

    Lake Meredith surpasses 64' in depth

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 11:35 PM EDT2017-05-11 03:35:03 GMT

    Our recent rain and snow are helping raise the water level at Lake Meredith faster than usual. This past weekend the lake depth hit 64 feet for the first time this year. Since January 1st the lake has risen almost a foot and a half, twice as much as this time last year. But the water level could start to decrease as early as next week. The Canadian River Municipal Water Authority (CRMWA) said it plans to start pumping water out of the lake for cities' use within the next week...

    Our recent rain and snow are helping raise the water level at Lake Meredith faster than usual. This past weekend the lake depth hit 64 feet for the first time this year. Since January 1st the lake has risen almost a foot and a half, twice as much as this time last year. But the water level could start to decrease as early as next week. The Canadian River Municipal Water Authority (CRMWA) said it plans to start pumping water out of the lake for cities' use within the next week...

  • $3.4 million water study to help prep for Amarillo's future water needs

    $3.4 million water study to help prep for Amarillo's future water needs

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 8:40 AM EDT2017-05-10 12:40:12 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    More than $3 million dollars of Amarillo's budget will be used to create a plan for the future of the city's water supply and quality.

    More than $3 million dollars of Amarillo's budget will be used to create a plan for the future of the city's water supply and quality.

  • CONTINUING COVERAGE: Local Election

    CONTINUING COVERAGE: Local Election

    Saturday, May 6 2017 6:46 PM EDT2017-05-06 22:46:12 GMT
    Source: RNNSource: RNN

    Election day is Saturday in the panhandle, and here are the big issues being voted on in different cities. Bond Elections The Hemphill County Hospital District is holding an election for a $13.8 million bond. That money would be used to build a brand new nursing home with a memory care unit. A $45 million bond election for Hereford ISD would build a pre-K facility, student activities center, visitor check in, improve safety and renovate the high school gym. Walcott...

    Election day is Saturday in the panhandle, and here are the big issues being voted on in different cities. Bond Elections The Hemphill County Hospital District is holding an election for a $13.8 million bond. That money would be used to build a brand new nursing home with a memory care unit. A $45 million bond election for Hereford ISD would build a pre-K facility, student activities center, visitor check in, improve safety and renovate the high school gym. Walcott...

  • WT introduces master's program in engineering

    WT introduces master's program in engineering

    Monday, May 8 2017 9:54 PM EDT2017-05-09 01:54:19 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    West Texas A&M University will be offering a new Master's of Science in Engineering degree this fall that's tailored for students and working engineers.

    West Texas A&M University will be offering a new Master's of Science in Engineering degree this fall that's tailored for students and working engineers.

  • Bond election to determine future for Hemphill County nursing home residents

    Bond election to determine future for Hemphill County nursing home residents

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 11:29 PM EDT2017-05-04 03:29:38 GMT
    Schematic for proposed new nursing home / Source: Hemphill County Hospital DistrictSchematic for proposed new nursing home / Source: Hemphill County Hospital District

    Hemphill county residents could see an increase in property taxes in order to fund a new nursing home. 

    Hemphill county residents could see an increase in property taxes in order to fund a new nursing home. 

  • Investigators split on what may have happened to Thomas Brown

    Investigators split on what may have happened to Thomas Brown

    Thursday, May 4 2017 11:40 PM EDT2017-05-05 03:40:49 GMT
    Thomas Brown / Source: Penny Meek, Thomas's motherThomas Brown / Source: Penny Meek, Thomas's mother
    Hemphill County Sheriff Nathan Lewis believes missing teen Thomas Brown is still alive. But as we enter the sixth month since his disappearance, private investigators aren't so sure. Klein Investigations, a private firm hired by brown's family, said based on their searches, there's a 70% chance that Brown is dead. Lewis said there's no evidence to back that up. Both groups are continuing their investigations, and have some updates in the case they can share. A cadaver d...
    Hemphill County Sheriff Nathan Lewis believes missing teen Thomas Brown is still alive. But as we enter the sixth month since his disappearance, private investigators aren't so sure. Klein Investigations, a private firm hired by brown's family, said based on their searches, there's a 70% chance that Brown is dead. Lewis said there's no evidence to back that up. Both groups are continuing their investigations, and have some updates in the case they can share. A cadaver d...
  • Simulation center construction ahead of schedule at TTUHSC

    Simulation center construction ahead of schedule at TTUHSC

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 11:31 PM EDT2017-04-27 03:31:05 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    The new SimCentral simulation building at the Amarillo's Texas Tech Health Sciences Center will open earlier than planned. 

    The new SimCentral simulation building at the Amarillo's Texas Tech Health Sciences Center will open earlier than planned. 

  • Maxor to stay in Amarillo following multi-million dollar deal

    Maxor to stay in Amarillo following multi-million dollar deal

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-05-03 22:05:38 GMT

    A large pharmaceutical company will be staying in Amarillo after a multi-million dollar deal was created to keep them from leaving. 

    A large pharmaceutical company will be staying in Amarillo after a multi-million dollar deal was created to keep them from leaving. 

  • Amarillo drivers may see fewer one-way streets downtown

    Amarillo drivers may see fewer one-way streets downtown

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 11:29 PM EDT2017-04-26 03:29:07 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Drivers in downtown Amarillo could soon be dealing with fewer one-way streets. It all has to do with the parking garages going up on Buchanan Street. Cars will need to exit right and left on 7th and 8th Avenues, and right now it's against city ordinance to turn left out of any parking garage in the city. That will cause some problems when people try to exit the new parking garage onto, well, any street surrounding it. The city believes the solution to this problem, along with gett...

    Drivers in downtown Amarillo could soon be dealing with fewer one-way streets. It all has to do with the parking garages going up on Buchanan Street. Cars will need to exit right and left on 7th and 8th Avenues, and right now it's against city ordinance to turn left out of any parking garage in the city. That will cause some problems when people try to exit the new parking garage onto, well, any street surrounding it. The city believes the solution to this problem, along with gett...

  • New demolition furthers downtown Amarillo renovation

    New demolition furthers downtown Amarillo renovation

    Monday, April 24 2017 11:29 PM EDT2017-04-25 03:29:09 GMT
    The old Blackburns building being demolished Tuesday / Source: KFDAThe old Blackburns building being demolished Tuesday / Source: KFDA

    If you take a short drive down Polk Street in downtown Amarillo, you'll see a lot of construction and renovation going on. 

    If you take a short drive down Polk Street in downtown Amarillo, you'll see a lot of construction and renovation going on. 

  • Meet the candidates for Amarillo City Council

    Meet the candidates for Amarillo City Council

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 5:26 PM EDT2017-04-18 21:26:00 GMT
    Creating the Council / Source: KFDACreating the Council / Source: KFDA

    With one week left before early voting begins, NewsChannel 10 sat down to talk with each candidate running for a spot on the Amarillo City Council. To help you get to know the candidates, we gave each of them 60 seconds to introduce themselves and say why they would be the best fit for their place on the council. Watch all of their intro videos below, separated by council race. Mayor - Renea Dauntes Mayor - Jim Lowder Mayor - Ginger Nelson Council Place 1 - Elaine Hay...

    With one week left before early voting begins, NewsChannel 10 sat down to talk with each candidate running for a spot on the Amarillo City Council. To help you get to know the candidates, we gave each of them 60 seconds to introduce themselves and say why they would be the best fit for their place on the council. Watch all of their intro videos below, separated by council race. NewsChannel 10 will bring you full interviews with the candidates all this week during our segment, ...

  • First bonds issued from November election

    First bonds issued from November election

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 10:47 PM EDT2017-04-12 02:47:49 GMT
    6th Avenue in downtown Amarillo will be one of the first roads repaired under the newly issued general obligation bond / Source: KFDA6th Avenue in downtown Amarillo will be one of the first roads repaired under the newly issued general obligation bond / Source: KFDA

    Amarillo residents can expect to see more construction coming soon now that debt has been issued for the bond propositions voted on in November. Tuesday morning city staff sold $22 million in bonds to fund street and public safety projects.

    Amarillo residents can expect to see more construction coming soon now that debt has been issued for the bond propositions voted on in November. Tuesday morning city staff sold $22 million in bonds to fund street and public safety projects.

  • Get caught green handed!

    Get caught green handed!

    Friday, April 14 2017 11:41 AM EDT2017-04-14 15:41:14 GMT

    Kids who practice Palo Duro Canyon's three core values of safety, stewardship and service are now being rewarded for their help by park staff. 

    Kids who practice Palo Duro Canyon's three core values of safety, stewardship and service are now being rewarded for their help by park staff. 

  • Amarillo Matters supports all new council, incumbents react

    Amarillo Matters supports all new council, incumbents react

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 4:20 PM EDT2017-04-11 20:20:58 GMT

    The political action committee Amarillo Matters is spending thousands of dollars to support certain city council candidates, and none of them are incumbents.

    The political action committee Amarillo Matters is spending thousands of dollars to support certain city council candidates, and none of them are incumbents. 

  • Rain erodes Lake Meredith boat ramp

    Rain erodes Lake Meredith boat ramp

    Thursday, April 6 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-04-06 15:54:19 GMT
    Source: High Plains ObserverSource: High Plains Observer

    A portion of one of Lake Meredith's biggest boat ramp lots is temporarily closed due to erosion. 

    A portion of one of Lake Meredith's biggest boat ramp lots is temporarily closed due to erosion. 

  • Too much cash for consultants?

    Too much cash for consultants?

    Wednesday, April 5 2017 9:48 AM EDT2017-04-05 13:48:49 GMT

    The Amarillo City Council narrowly approved paying outside consultants more than $700,000 to help city staff plan future projects. 

    The Amarillo City Council narrowly approved paying outside consultants more than $700,000 to help city staff plan future projects. 

  • Parvo cases up in Amarillo, city urges vaccinations

    Parvo cases up in Amarillo, city urges vaccinations

    Monday, April 3 2017 11:52 PM EDT2017-04-04 03:52:54 GMT
    Ace contracted parvo at just 5 months old and was fully vaccinated / Source: KFDAAce contracted parvo at just 5 months old and was fully vaccinated / Source: KFDA

    More animals in Amarillo are contracting parvovirus, and Animal Management & Welfare wants to remind pet owners to keep their animals vaccinated.

    More animals in Amarillo are contracting parvovirus, and Animal Management & Welfare wants to remind pet owners to keep their animals vaccinated.

  • Residents meet to discuss Amarillo's economic future

    Residents meet to discuss Amarillo's economic future

    Thursday, March 30 2017 11:37 PM EDT2017-03-31 03:37:22 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Citizens met with Avalanche Consulting for the first time Thursday evening to share what they would like the city to be known for 10 years from now.    this was the first time this firm has talked one on one with residents for their input on the city's economic development plan    what was discussed this evening will become the basis for that plan. this evening Amarillo residents were asked to look at Amarillo from an outsider's perspective.    the...

    Citizens met with Avalanche Consulting for the first time Thursday evening to share what they would like the city to be known for 10 years from now.    this was the first time this firm has talked one on one with residents for their input on the city's economic development plan    what was discussed this evening will become the basis for that plan. this evening Amarillo residents were asked to look at Amarillo from an outsider's perspective.    the...

  • New Humane Society shelter opening in Hereford

    New Humane Society shelter opening in Hereford

    Friday, March 31 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-04-01 03:43:24 GMT

    A new animal shelter for the Humane Society of Deaf Smith County is helping to save area animals from euthanasia and giving them a second chance at life. The Humane Society used to share a building with the City of Hereford's animal shelter, where they only had five kennels to house dogs, and the cats were stuck in the same room as the washing machines. But with Saturday's grand opening of the new "Second Chance" shelter, they group is already starting ...

    A new animal shelter for the Humane Society of Deaf Smith County is helping to save area animals from euthanasia and giving them a second chance at life. The Humane Society used to share a building with the City of Hereford's animal shelter, where they only had five kennels to house dogs, and the cats were stuck in the same room as the washing machines. But with Saturday's grand opening of the new "Second Chance" shelter, they group is already starting ...

  • APD to hire forensic scientist for first time

    APD to hire forensic scientist for first time

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 11:29 PM EDT2017-03-30 03:29:22 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Amarillo police will soon be able to process drug cases faster thanks to an upcoming addition to their staff. With a forensic scientist working directly for the department, narcotics cases can be closed in half the time they take now. Any drugs the APD seizes go to the DPS crime lab for analysis, where they have to wait to be processed behind any existing cases. "It could take anywhere from six weeks to eight weeks for us to get a return on a drug lab," said Off...

    Amarillo police will soon be able to process drug cases faster thanks to an upcoming addition to their staff. With a forensic scientist working directly for the department, narcotics cases can be closed in half the time they take now. Any drugs the APD seizes go to the DPS crime lab for analysis, where they have to wait to be processed behind any existing cases. "It could take anywhere from six weeks to eight weeks for us to get a return on a drug lab," said Off...

  • Warford Activity Center renovations underway

    Warford Activity Center renovations underway

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 7:54 AM EDT2017-03-29 11:54:58 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    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. 

    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. 

  • New technology for Amarillo voters, registration ends soon

    New technology for Amarillo voters, registration ends soon

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 10:51 AM EDT2017-03-28 14:51:12 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    We're less than 40 days away from Amarillo's city election, and there's still some time left to register to vote. 

    We're less than 40 days away from Amarillo's city election, and there's still some time left to register to vote. 

  • Canyon aquatic park to open June 1st

    Canyon aquatic park to open June 1st

    Friday, March 24 2017 8:58 PM EDT2017-03-25 00:58:06 GMT
    Canyon Family Aquatic Center / Source: City of CanyonCanyon Family Aquatic Center / Source: City of Canyon

    Construction is underway on Canyon's new aquatic park, which is still on schedule to open to the public on June 1st. The aquatic park is just a bunch of holes in the ground right now. But when the slides go up (by April 10th), people will start to see how close the project is to completion.

    Construction is underway on Canyon's new aquatic park, which is still on schedule to open to the public on June 1st. The aquatic park is just a bunch of holes in the ground right now. But when the slides go up (by April 10th), people will start to see how close the project is to completion.

  • North Heights sees improvements from city, patrolmen

    North Heights sees improvements from city, patrolmen

    Thursday, March 23 2017 8:19 AM EDT2017-03-23 12:19:07 GMT
    A student hugs Cpl. Hegwood outside Carver ECA / Source: KFDAA student hugs Cpl. Hegwood outside Carver ECA / Source: KFDA

    Residents of Amarillo's North Heights said their Community Improvement Plan has now started making positive changes in that neighborhood.

    Residents of Amarillo's North Heights said their Community Improvement Plan has now started making positive changes in that neighborhood.

  • Inn of Amarillo to be demolished at high price

    Inn of Amarillo to be demolished at high price

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 11:18 AM EDT2017-03-22 15:18:42 GMT

    The old Inn of Amarillo could be demolished soon, but not without a high cost that the city would be responsible for funding.

    The old Inn of Amarillo could be demolished soon, but not without a high cost that the city would be responsible for funding. 

  • Wonderland Park adding rides, extending lease

    Wonderland Park adding rides, extending lease

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 10:14 AM EDT2017-03-21 14:14:38 GMT

    Wonderland Park is is extending its lease and expanding its land for more rides and entertainment for decades to come. Owner and General Manager Paul Borchardt said he is extending the park's lease with the City of Amarillo an additional 10 years. 

    Wonderland Park is is extending its lease and expanding its land for more rides and entertainment for decades to come. Owner and General Manager Paul Borchardt said he is extending the park's lease with the City of Amarillo an additional 10 years. 

  • The day when Amarillo burned

    The day when Amarillo burned

    Friday, March 17 2017 11:18 PM EDT2017-03-18 03:18:35 GMT
    Matt Dietz / Source: KFDAMatt Dietz / Source: KFDA

    There have been lots of prayers sent to the four victims of last weeks wildfires. Lots of money. Lots of love. And now, one song. Matt Dietz, an Amarillo local, does not know anyone personally affected by the fires. He doesn't know Cody Crockett, Sydney Wallace, Sloan Everett, Cade Koch or any of their friends or family members. But still he felt connected to them and their stories. "Amarillo Burned" by Matt Dietz He never gave a second thought  Only tho...

    There have been lots of prayers sent to the four victims of last weeks wildfires. Lots of money. Lots of love. And now, one song. Matt Dietz, an Amarillo local, does not know anyone personally affected by the fires. He doesn't know Cody Crockett, Sydney Wallace, Sloan Everett, Cade Koch or any of their friends or family members. But still he felt connected to them and their stories. "Amarillo Burned" by Matt Dietz He never gave a second thought  Only tho...

  • Comedians use laughs to help injured firefighters

    Comedians use laughs to help injured firefighters

    Friday, March 17 2017 11:01 AM EDT2017-03-17 15:01:30 GMT
    Bob Watson and Clay Lozier / Source: GoFundMeBob Watson and Clay Lozier / Source: GoFundMe

    People across the state continue to donate to the families, ranchers and firefighters affected by last week's fires. 

    People across the state continue to donate to the families, ranchers and firefighters affected by last week's fires. 

  • Bestiality now punishable in Amarillo, potentially statewide

    Bestiality now punishable in Amarillo, potentially statewide

    Thursday, March 16 2017 9:24 AM EDT2017-03-16 13:24:40 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Bestiality is now prohibited in Amarillo. A city ordinance was passed on its second and final reading at Tuesday evening's Amarillo City Council meeting, making bestiality a Class C Misdemeanor inside city limits. 

    Bestiality is now prohibited in Amarillo. A city ordinance was passed on its second and final reading at Tuesday evening's Amarillo City Council meeting, making bestiality a Class C Misdemeanor inside city limits. 

  • Pope Francis considers allowing married men to become priests

    Pope Francis considers allowing married men to become priests

    Friday, March 10 2017 11:34 PM EST2017-03-11 04:34:12 GMT
    Pope Francis is now considering allowing married men to become Catholic priests. Traditionally men in the Catholic Church can either chose to get married, or be ordained as a priest -- not both. But the worldwide shortage of priests has the Pope reconsidering what's been the norm for at least 1,000 years. The Catholic Church has been struggling to attract new priests to the clergy for several years. In an interview with a German newspaper, Pope Francis called the shortage an ...
    Pope Francis is now considering allowing married men to become Catholic priests. Traditionally men in the Catholic Church can either chose to get married, or be ordained as a priest -- not both. But the worldwide shortage of priests has the Pope reconsidering what's been the norm for at least 1,000 years. The Catholic Church has been struggling to attract new priests to the clergy for several years. In an interview with a German newspaper, Pope Francis called the shortage an ...
  • Community input needed for Amarillo Economic Development Strategic Plan

    Community input needed for Amarillo Economic Development Strategic Plan

    Friday, March 10 2017 12:12 PM EST2017-03-10 17:12:09 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    The City of Amarillo is now working to create an Economic Development Strategic Plan, and consultants want your input.

    The City of Amarillo is now working to create an Economic Development Strategic Plan, and consultants want your input.

  • Barrio neighborhood development plan kicks off

    Barrio neighborhood development plan kicks off

    Thursday, March 9 2017 9:38 AM EST2017-03-09 14:38:34 GMT

    Plans to improve the Barrio neighborhood in east Amarillo are now underway after a community kick-off meeting Wednesday night.

    Plans to improve the Barrio neighborhood in east Amarillo are now underway after a community kick-off meeting Wednesday night. 

  • Consequences of violating a burn ban

    Consequences of violating a burn ban

    Thursday, March 2 2017 10:49 PM EST2017-03-03 03:49:12 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    The threat of fire danger remains high through this weekend, and NewsChannel 10 wants to remind people that the many burn bans in place across the panhandle are there for a reason. 16 panhandle counties are under a burn ban right now. You can check here to see if your county is under a burn ban. This link is updated daily. Burn bans are not to be taken lightly. They prohibit the creation of any open flames outside. That means fire pits, campfires, uncovered grills and open bu...

    The threat of fire danger remains high through this weekend, and NewsChannel 10 wants to remind people that the many burn bans in place across the panhandle are there for a reason. 16 panhandle counties are under a burn ban right now. You can check here to see if your county is under a burn ban. This link is updated daily. Burn bans are not to be taken lightly. They prohibit the creation of any open flames outside. That means fire pits, campfires, uncovered grills and open bu...

  • 14-year-old firefighter helps out at Bushland semi crash

    14-year-old firefighter helps out at Bushland semi crash

    Thursday, March 2 2017 2:22 PM EST2017-03-02 19:22:35 GMT
    Kolton Kendrick, 14, in his gear / Source: KFDAKolton Kendrick, 14, in his gear / Source: KFDA

    As first responders worked Monday to try to save a man who ultimately perished in a semi crash, among them was a seasoned volunteer firefighter who is 14 years old. 

    As first responders worked Monday to try to save a man who ultimately perished in a semi crash, among them was a seasoned volunteer firefighter who is 14 years old. 

  • Spike in ICE detainees at Randall County Jail

    Spike in ICE detainees at Randall County Jail

    Monday, February 27 2017 11:23 PM EST2017-02-28 04:23:02 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement has sent more detainees to the Randall County Jail this month than they have over the previous six months.

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement has sent more detainees to the Randall County Jail this month than they have over the previous six months.

  • Group begins revitalizing senior life in Amarillo

    Group begins revitalizing senior life in Amarillo

    Thursday, February 23 2017 11:34 PM EST2017-02-24 04:34:25 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    A city committee created to enrich the lives of senior citizens in Amarillo met for the first time Thursday to start working on this task. The 21st Century Senior Services Development Advisory Board is made up of community members and foundation representatives working to make senior citizens feel more engaged in the Amarillo community. This board was not created just for people often described as "elderly." They're working to find age-specific activities for all old...

    A city committee created to enrich the lives of senior citizens in Amarillo met for the first time Thursday to start working on this task. The 21st Century Senior Services Development Advisory Board is made up of community members and foundation representatives working to make senior citizens feel more engaged in the Amarillo community. This board was not created just for people often described as "elderly." They're working to find age-specific activities for all old...

  • Seliger tours District 31 as "Governor for a Day"

    Seliger tours District 31 as "Governor for a Day"

    Friday, February 24 2017 11:45 PM EST2017-02-25 04:45:46 GMT
    State Senator Kel Seliger, R-31st District / Source: KFDAState Senator Kel Seliger, R-31st District / Source: KFDA

    State Senator Kel Seliger was in Amarillo Friday to celebrate being the "Governor for a Day." Seliger is the President Pro-Tempore of the Texas Senate which means he's in charge while the governor and lieutenant governor are out of state. But instead of celebrating at the capital in Austin, he decided to spend the day at home in District 31. He started the day with coffee in Big Spring, lunch in Midland, ice cream in Odessa and had dinner with nearly 200 people ...

    State Senator Kel Seliger was in Amarillo Friday to celebrate being the "Governor for a Day." Seliger is the President Pro-Tempore of the Texas Senate which means he's in charge while the governor and lieutenant governor are out of state. But instead of celebrating at the capital in Austin, he decided to spend the day at home in District 31. He started the day with coffee in Big Spring, lunch in Midland, ice cream in Odessa and had dinner with nearly 200 people ...

  • Rick Husband 20 year master plan almost complete

    Rick Husband 20 year master plan almost complete

    Thursday, February 23 2017 11:02 AM EST2017-02-23 16:02:35 GMT

    Rick Husband International Airport administrators are now on the last step of finalizing a 20 year plan for the airport. 

    Rick Husband International Airport administrators are now on the last step of finalizing a 20 year plan for the airport. 

  • Burkett reflects on his term as an Amarillo City Councilman

    Burkett reflects on his term as an Amarillo City Councilman

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 11:31 PM EST2017-02-22 04:31:19 GMT
    Randy Burkett, Amarillo City Council Place 3 (Source: KFDA)Randy Burkett, Amarillo City Council Place 3 (Source: KFDA)
    Amarillo City Council member Randy Burkett said he will not be running for re-election after one term because he completed almost all the goals he set out to achieve. Burkett, a businessman, had no prior government experience before running for the council in 2015. He said he did not like the direction the city was headed, putting all its focus on downtown and spending money in the wrong places. "I knew how I was going to make things happen when I ran, and I had answers w...
    Amarillo City Council member Randy Burkett said he will not be running for re-election after one term because he completed almost all the goals he set out to achieve. Burkett, a businessman, had no prior government experience before running for the council in 2015. He said he did not like the direction the city was headed, putting all its focus on downtown and spending money in the wrong places. "I knew how I was going to make things happen when I ran, and I had answers w...
  • Bestiality "problem" in Amarillo could be controlled with new ordinance

    Bestiality "problem" in Amarillo could be controlled with new ordinance

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 1:49 PM EST2017-02-21 18:49:10 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    As more animals are brought to the city shelter with signs of sexual abuse, city animal officials are working to make bestiality a crime in Amarillo. Texas is one of about a dozen states where bestiality is legal. There is one man currently in custody in Potter County who law and animal officials said is suspected of partaking in bestiality But because it's legal, he can't be charged with it. "If someone does an act to an animal that is sexual in nature, and in the ...

    As more animals are brought to the city shelter with signs of sexual abuse, city animal officials are working to make bestiality a crime in Amarillo. Texas is one of about a dozen states where bestiality is legal. There is one man currently in custody in Potter County who law and animal officials said is suspected of partaking in bestiality But because it's legal, he can't be charged with it. "If someone does an act to an animal that is sexual in nature, and in the ...

  • Homer's Backyard Ball is back with no BYOB

    Homer's Backyard Ball is back with no BYOB

    Friday, February 17 2017 11:17 PM EST2017-02-18 04:17:23 GMT
    Source: FacebookSource: Facebook

    Homer's Backyard Ball is returning this spring after taking last year off. Travis Homer, founder of the Homer's Foundation, said he didn't want to talk about the event two years ago where one attendee died. He and other team members say last year's hiatus from the Backyard Ball had nothing to do with that. But he's looking forward to bringing the event back this year for its 20th anniversary on May 20th. There will be some changes that'll make it a little different ...

    Homer's Backyard Ball is returning this spring after taking last year off. Travis Homer, founder of the Homer's Foundation, said he didn't want to talk about the event two years ago where one attendee died. He and other team members say last year's hiatus from the Backyard Ball had nothing to do with that. But he's looking forward to bringing the event back this year for its 20th anniversary on May 20th. There will be some changes that'll make it a little different ...

  • Nara Visa residents speak out about nuclear borehole project

    Nara Visa residents speak out about nuclear borehole project

    Friday, February 17 2017 10:47 AM EST2017-02-17 15:47:00 GMT

    Back in October, the Quay County Commission gave its unanimous support to the DOE to drill a borehole a few miles outside Nara Visa. But many resident said that support never existed.

    Back in October, the Quay County Commission gave its unanimous support to the DOE to drill a borehole a few miles outside Nara Visa. But many resident said that support never existed.

  • New tools for Amarillo city transparency

    New tools for Amarillo city transparency

    Wednesday, February 15 2017 10:57 AM EST2017-02-15 15:57:45 GMT

    Government transparency has been a focal point for this city council since the last council election. To try to engage with more citizens, a new public forum structure was put in place at Tuesday evening's council meeting.

    Government transparency has been a focal point for this city council since the last council election. To try to engage with more citizens, a new public forum structure was put in place at Tuesday evening's council meeting.

  • Lake Meredith surpasses 1 million annual visitors in 2016

    Lake Meredith surpasses 1 million annual visitors in 2016

    Thursday, February 16 2017 11:08 AM EST2017-02-16 16:08:02 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    As the water level at Lake Meredith continues to rise, so does the number of visitors. 2016 saw more than 1 million visitors to the lake, a goal the park hast not hit since 2009.

    As the water level at Lake Meredith continues to rise, so does the number of visitors. 2016 saw more than 1 million visitors to the lake, a goal the park hast not hit since 2009.

  • New bill proposed to help injured TX first responders

    New bill proposed to help injured TX first responders

    Thursday, February 9 2017 11:53 PM EST2017-02-10 04:53:16 GMT
    Source: KCBDSource: KCBD

    Some area law enforcement officers have played a big role in the filing of a new state bill meant to better assist first responders who are hurt while on duty. House Bill 1688 proposes a state liaison be established for first responders who need help with medical care and worker's compensation if they're harmed doing their jobs. St. Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock) reached out to lots of officers and their family members for input. He believes a state liaison for injured law en...

    Some area law enforcement officers have played a big role in the filing of a new state bill meant to better assist first responders who are hurt while on duty. House Bill 1688 proposes a state liaison be established for first responders who need help with medical care and worker's compensation if they're harmed doing their jobs. St. Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock) reached out to lots of officers and their family members for input. He believes a state liaison for injured law en...

  • Amarillo council to vote on 5 year improvement plan

    Amarillo council to vote on 5 year improvement plan

    Tuesday, February 7 2017 10:56 AM EST2017-02-07 15:56:19 GMT

    Expect to see more construction in Amarillo starting this summer as the city prepares for the projects voters chose to fund in November. 

    Expect to see more construction in Amarillo starting this summer as the city prepares for the projects voters chose to fund in November. 

  • Renovations of historic downtown buildings beginning soon

    Renovations of historic downtown buildings beginning soon

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 11:52 PM EST2017-02-09 04:52:55 GMT
    There's already a lot to look at downtown when it comes to traffic cones and construction sites. Now the old Firestone building and old Levine's Department Store building have construction fences around them, gearing up for major renovations. The Firestone building on 10th will become a pet friendly, loft style living place with 13 spaces for rent. Sally and Gary Jennings, the owners of the building, have been working on this project for over two years, but said they fina...
    There's already a lot to look at downtown when it comes to traffic cones and construction sites. Now the old Firestone building and old Levine's Department Store building have construction fences around them, gearing up for major renovations. The Firestone building on 10th will become a pet friendly, loft style living place with 13 spaces for rent. Sally and Gary Jennings, the owners of the building, have been working on this project for over two years, but said they fina...
  • Citizens react to Amarillo council member's "hateful" Facebook post

    Citizens react to Amarillo council member's "hateful" Facebook post

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 6:11 AM EST2017-02-01 11:11:52 GMT

    Amarillo City Council member Randy Burkett is under fire from citizens who said a recent Facebook comment of his is hateful toward some people in the city. The city council chamber seats filled with people eager to tell Burkett how they felt about his post.

    Amarillo City Council member Randy Burkett is under fire from citizens who said a recent Facebook comment of his is hateful toward some people in the city. The city council chamber seats filled with people eager to tell Burkett how they felt about his post.

  • New affordable housing could help many, force some to move

    New affordable housing could help many, force some to move

    Thursday, February 2 2017 11:32 AM EST2017-02-02 16:32:37 GMT
    The Canyons at 45 West (Source: KFDA)The Canyons at 45 West (Source: KFDA)

    The possible remodel of an existing Amarillo apartment complex could provide hundreds of new homes to those in need in of low income housing. 

    The possible remodel of an existing Amarillo apartment complex could provide hundreds of new homes to those in need in of low income housing. 

  • Borger nationally recognized for wildfire preparedness

    Borger nationally recognized for wildfire preparedness

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 11:13 AM EST2017-01-31 16:13:48 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    One area city has become a national example of how to prepare for wildfire threats. 

    One area city has become a national example of how to prepare for wildfire threats. 

  • Family facing damages from city water main break

    Family facing damages from city water main break

    Friday, January 27 2017 11:43 PM EST2017-01-28 04:43:39 GMT
    Standing water in the Chadwicks' backyard (Source: Brad Chadwick)Standing water in the Chadwicks' backyard (Source: Brad Chadwick)

    Despite the City of Amarillo reporting that no houses were damaged from recent water main breaks, some Amarillo families beg to differ. Like the Chadwicks who live in southwest Amarillo. When Brad and Andrea Chadwick heard water running under their bedroom floor one night earlier this month, they knew something was wrong. They don't have any pipes that run through that room. That's when they went outside to discover a water main had busted in the alley behind their house. This wa...

    Despite the City of Amarillo reporting that no houses were damaged from recent water main breaks, some Amarillo families beg to differ. Like the Chadwicks who live in southwest Amarillo. When Brad and Andrea Chadwick heard water running under their bedroom floor one night earlier this month, they knew something was wrong. They don't have any pipes that run through that room. That's when they went outside to discover a water main had busted in the alley behind their house. This wa...

  • Transit plan overhaul underway

    Transit plan overhaul underway

    Friday, January 27 2017 9:00 PM EST2017-01-28 02:00:23 GMT

    Riding a city bus in Amarillo could soon get you to your destination much faster than it does now. 

    Riding a city bus in Amarillo could soon get you to your destination much faster than it does now. 

  • Amarillo Matters gearing up for city improvements

    Amarillo Matters gearing up for city improvements

    Thursday, January 26 2017 9:40 AM EST2017-01-26 14:40:36 GMT
    Source: Amarillo MattersSource: Amarillo Matters

    Amarillo Matters is a political action committee that's attracted over 140 donors, and they said they're now ready to start fighting for a better Amarillo. 

    Amarillo Matters is a political action committee that's attracted over 140 donors, and they said they're now ready to start fighting for a better Amarillo. 

  • Neighbors say constant gunfire a nuisance, safety concern

    Neighbors say constant gunfire a nuisance, safety concern

    Wednesday, January 25 2017 1:50 PM EST2017-01-25 18:50:55 GMT

    What's being described as constant gunfire from a gun range just outside Amarillo city limits is what neighbors in that area say is making them uncomfortable in their own homes.

    What's being described as constant gunfire from a gun range just outside Amarillo city limits is what neighbors in that area say is making them uncomfortable in their own homes. 

  • Amarillo Women's March attracts support, criticism

    Amarillo Women's March attracts support, criticism

    Friday, January 20 2017 11:49 PM EST2017-01-21 04:49:02 GMT

    Just 24 hours after president trump's inauguration, close to 200 women are planning to march for their rights here in Amarillo. These women will be joining thousands across the country Saturday as they participate in a nationwide march for equality. Amarillo march organizer Jen Brooks said the national march was scheduled for the day after President Trump's inauguration for women to vocalize their concerns and hopes for the next four years. "There's been a lot o...

    Just 24 hours after president trump's inauguration, close to 200 women are planning to march for their rights here in Amarillo. These women will be joining thousands across the country Saturday as they participate in a nationwide march for equality. Amarillo march organizer Jen Brooks said the national march was scheduled for the day after President Trump's inauguration for women to vocalize their concerns and hopes for the next four years. "There's been a lot o...

  • More flights to Dallas, other cities coming soon to Rick Husband

    More flights to Dallas, other cities coming soon to Rick Husband

    Monday, January 23 2017 11:37 PM EST2017-01-24 04:37:44 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    This summer travelers flying in and out of Amarillo will have more options when it comes to booking their flights. Southwest Airlines made the decision to add two more flights to Dallas each week starting this June and running through August. One on Saturday, and one on Sunday. Tyler Hurst, Interim Director of Aviation at Rick Husband International Airport, said this is being put in place because Southwest expects the demand in those flights to be high during the summer m...

    This summer travelers flying in and out of Amarillo will have more options when it comes to booking their flights. Southwest Airlines made the decision to add two more flights to Dallas each week starting this June and running through August. One on Saturday, and one on Sunday. Tyler Hurst, Interim Director of Aviation at Rick Husband International Airport, said this is being put in place because Southwest expects the demand in those flights to be high during the summer m...

  • Amarillo campaign season gearing up

    Amarillo campaign season gearing up

    Tuesday, January 17 2017 11:31 PM EST2017-01-18 04:31:15 GMT
    Source: City of AmarilloSource: City of Amarillo
    With less than four months until the May mayoral election, candidates are gearing up for the campaign season. People interested in running for an Amarillo City Council or the mayor position can submit their applications starting Tuesday, January 18th. Several Amarilloans have already announced they plan to do so. Three people have said they'll be throwing their hats into the ring for the title of mayor of Amarillo. They are Ginger Nelson, who made a formal announcement last m...
    With less than four months until the May mayoral election, candidates are gearing up for the campaign season. People interested in running for an Amarillo City Council or the mayor position can submit their applications starting Tuesday, January 18th. Several Amarilloans have already announced they plan to do so. Three people have said they'll be throwing their hats into the ring for the title of mayor of Amarillo. They are Ginger Nelson, who made a formal announcement last m...
  • Girl who reported shooting suspect shares experience

    Girl who reported shooting suspect shares experience

    Thursday, January 19 2017 11:39 PM EST2017-01-20 04:39:51 GMT
    Keyara Dickson called police Thursday when wanted shooting suspect Christopher Garza knocked on her door (Source: KFDA)Keyara Dickson called police Thursday when wanted shooting suspect Christopher Garza knocked on her door (Source: KFDA)

    Christopher Garza was the last person Keyara Dickson, 18, was expecting to show up on her doorstep Thursday afternoon. Garza was wanted for shooting at the Hutchinson County Sheriff Wednesday. Police were searching for Garza after losing him when they cut a pursuit short for the safety of the public, according to Hutchinson County Sheriff Kirk Coker.

    Christopher Garza was the last person Keyara Dickson, 18, was expecting to show up on her doorstep Thursday afternoon. Garza was wanted for shooting at the Hutchinson County Sheriff Wednesday. Police were searching for Garza after losing him when they cut a pursuit short for the safety of the public, according to Hutchinson County Sheriff Kirk Coker.

  • Amarillo Community Market seeking vendors for summer 2017

    Amarillo Community Market seeking vendors for summer 2017

    Wednesday, January 18 2017 10:45 PM EST2017-01-19 03:45:28 GMT
    Source: Amarillo Community MarketSource: Amarillo Community Market
    After a successful first year, the Amarillo Community Market will be opening downtown one month earlier this summer. Opening day will be Saturday, June 10th, and will run every Saturday through October 14th. The market started with 35 registered vendors, and at the end of its inaugural summer season had more than 80 vendors. There were a rotating group of 151 vendors that participated throughout the season. "The way this block came alive on Saturday mornings was really i...
    After a successful first year, the Amarillo Community Market will be opening downtown one month earlier this summer. Opening day will be Saturday, June 10th, and will run every Saturday through October 14th. The market started with 35 registered vendors, and at the end of its inaugural summer season had more than 80 vendors. There were a rotating group of 151 vendors that participated throughout the season. "The way this block came alive on Saturday mornings was really i...
  • Meth spike leads to farm robberies in northwest panhandle

    Meth spike leads to farm robberies in northwest panhandle

    Thursday, January 12 2017 11:27 PM EST2017-01-13 04:27:25 GMT

    A rise in theft in part of the panhandle can be attributed to an increase in meth usage, according to the Hartley County Sheriff's Office. In the last few months, thousands of dollars in trailers, ATVs, John Deer gators, and welding equipment have been stolen from several places in Hartley, Dallam and Sherman counties. The Hartley County Sheriff's Office thinks it's part of one big ring in the northwest panhandle. "I would say it's within the top six counties on the...

    A rise in theft in part of the panhandle can be attributed to an increase in meth usage, according to the Hartley County Sheriff's Office. In the last few months, thousands of dollars in trailers, ATVs, John Deer gators, and welding equipment have been stolen from several places in Hartley, Dallam and Sherman counties. The Hartley County Sheriff's Office thinks it's part of one big ring in the northwest panhandle. "I would say it's within the top six counties on the...

  • Amarilloans needed to fill city committee vacancies

    Amarilloans needed to fill city committee vacancies

    Thursday, January 12 2017 11:21 AM EST2017-01-12 16:21:39 GMT

    Fewer and fewer Amarillo residents are getting involved in local government, and lack of time is a big reason why. 

    Fewer and fewer Amarillo residents are getting involved in local government, and lack of time is a big reason why. 

  • Amarillo Economic Development Corporation names new president

    Amarillo Economic Development Corporation names new president

    Friday, January 6 2017 11:44 PM EST2017-01-07 04:44:39 GMT
    Barry Albrecht, President & CEO of the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation / Source: KFDABarry Albrecht, President & CEO of the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation / Source: KFDA

    After a long nationwide search, the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (AEDC). has chosen a new president and CEO. Native Texan Barry Albrecht is coming back to the Lone Star State to serve in this position for the AEDC. Albrecht has 26 years of experience in economic development, working previously in Arizona and Oklahoma. "He's got great energy and a lot of charisma which is important," said Brian Bruckner, Chairman of the AEDC Board of Directors. ...

    After a long nationwide search, the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (AEDC). has chosen a new president and CEO. Native Texan Barry Albrecht is coming back to the Lone Star State to serve in this position for the AEDC. Albrecht has 26 years of experience in economic development, working previously in Arizona and Oklahoma. "He's got great energy and a lot of charisma which is important," said Brian Bruckner, Chairman of the AEDC Board of Directors. ...

  • City manager finalists meet with residents for first time

    City manager finalists meet with residents for first time

    Monday, January 9 2017 11:59 PM EST2017-01-10 04:59:01 GMT
    Ronald Olson, City Manager Finalist (Source: KFDA)Ronald Olson, City Manager Finalist (Source: KFDA)
    Now in the middle of finalist interviews, the Amarillo City Council is hoping to select a new city manager as early as Tuesday. The city council has narrowed 30 applicants down to 5 finalists, who are just one interview round away from finding out who gets the top position among city staff. And Tuesday evening they were tested on their people skills by meeting and talking with residents of Amarillo for the first time. Around 100 people came to the Amarillo Civic Center to ask quest...
    Now in the middle of finalist interviews, the Amarillo City Council is hoping to select a new city manager as early as Tuesday. The city council has narrowed 30 applicants down to 5 finalists, who are just one interview round away from finding out who gets the top position among city staff. And Tuesday evening they were tested on their people skills by meeting and talking with residents of Amarillo for the first time. Around 100 people came to the Amarillo Civic Center to ask quest...
  • State grants continue to fund Amarillo public health

    State grants continue to fund Amarillo public health

    Wednesday, January 11 2017 12:00 AM EST2017-01-11 05:00:22 GMT
    Source: RaycomSource: Raycom

    Amarillo's Department of Public Health can continue working to protect citizens from disease thanks to the help of four large grants.

    Amarillo's Department of Public Health can continue working to protect citizens from disease thanks to the help of four large grants.

  • Not all Texans on board with eliminating open carry permits

    Not all Texans on board with eliminating open carry permits

    Friday, January 6 2017 11:46 AM EST2017-01-06 16:46:15 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Republican State Representative Jonathan Stickland has filed a bill to make constitutional carry legal in Texas for this coming legislative term, and is confident it will pass. But some Amarillo residents are not on board with getting rid of gun permit...

    Republican State Representative Jonathan Stickland has filed a bill to make constitutional carry legal in Texas for this coming legislative term, and is confident it will pass. But some Amarillo residents are not on board with getting rid of gun permit...

  • Helping the Balderas family - where, what and how to donate

    Helping the Balderas family - where, what and how to donate

    Thursday, January 5 2017 11:34 PM EST2017-01-06 04:34:56 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Friends and neighbors of the Balderas family, and Amarilloans across the city, are coming together to collect money and clothing for the family. 

    Friends and neighbors of the Balderas family, and Amarilloans across the city, are coming together to collect money and clothing for the family. 

  • North Heights Neighborhood Plan passes 1st ordinance reading

    North Heights Neighborhood Plan passes 1st ordinance reading

    Tuesday, January 3 2017 11:17 PM EST2017-01-04 04:17:18 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA
    The City of Amarillo's North Heights Neighborhood Plan is now one ordinance reading away from being put into action after unanimously passing its first reading at Tuesday evening's Amarillo City Council meeting. Now after more than a year of planning and community engagement, city staff is ready to begin improving the transportation, organization and economic development of the North Heights neighborhood. Those are the three major improvement areas decided on by residents of th...
    The City of Amarillo's North Heights Neighborhood Plan is now one ordinance reading away from being put into action after unanimously passing its first reading at Tuesday evening's Amarillo City Council meeting. Now after more than a year of planning and community engagement, city staff is ready to begin improving the transportation, organization and economic development of the North Heights neighborhood. Those are the three major improvement areas decided on by residents of th...
  • 2016 sees less euthanasia, more animal rescue in Amarillo

    2016 sees less euthanasia, more animal rescue in Amarillo

    Friday, December 30 2016 9:30 PM EST2016-12-31 02:30:43 GMT

    Thousands more animals were given new chances at life this year compared to 2015 thanks to the efforts of Amarillo Animal Management & Welfare and the Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society. Animal officials are ecstatic to see their live release rate increased by 15% over the past year. Almost 2000 fewer animals were euthanized in 2016 than in 2015. But it's not because more animals are getting reclaimed or adopted. The humane society has been working hard to get animals to o...

    Thousands more animals were given new chances at life this year compared to 2015 thanks to the efforts of Amarillo Animal Management & Welfare and the Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society. Animal officials are ecstatic to see their live release rate increased by 15% over the past year. Almost 2000 fewer animals were euthanized in 2016 than in 2015. But it's not because more animals are getting reclaimed or adopted. The humane society has been working hard to get animals to o...

  • Neighbors, friends gather for Balderas family vigil

    Neighbors, friends gather for Balderas family vigil

    Tuesday, January 3 2017 2:40 PM EST2017-01-03 19:40:30 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Though the candles are extinguished and the neighbors all went home, the support for this family is far from over.

    Though the candles are extinguished and the neighbors all went home, the support for this family is far from over.

  • Christmas toys keeping Amarillo doctors busy

    Christmas toys keeping Amarillo doctors busy

    Friday, December 30 2016 11:51 AM EST2016-12-30 16:51:58 GMT

    Urgent care facilities and emergency rooms have been busy in Amarillo the week after Christmas, and it's not just because of seasonal sicknesses. Christmas toys are all fun and games, literally, until someone falls off a scooter or chokes on a Lego. 

    Urgent care facilities and emergency rooms have been busy in Amarillo the week after Christmas, and it's not just because of seasonal sicknesses. Christmas toys are all fun and games, literally, until someone falls off a scooter or chokes on a Lego. 

  • Life expectancy drops in U.S. for first time in decades

    Life expectancy drops in U.S. for first time in decades

    Thursday, December 29 2016 10:27 AM EST2016-12-29 15:27:35 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    For the first time in over 2 decades, life expectancy for Americans has declined. 

    For the first time in over 2 decades, life expectancy for Americans has declined. 

  • Missing Canadian teen's mom: "We just want him to come home"

    Missing Canadian teen's mom: "We just want him to come home"

    Thursday, December 22 2016 8:00 AM EST2016-12-22 13:00:20 GMT
    Penny Meek, Thomas Brown's mother, tells NewsChannel 10's Shannon Smith about Thomas and how badly he is wanted back home. Source: KFDAPenny Meek, Thomas Brown's mother, tells NewsChannel 10's Shannon Smith about Thomas and how badly he is wanted back home. Source: KFDA

    When Thomas Brown missed his curfew last month, his mother Penny Meek knew something was wrong. That just wasn't like him to be late. Now, missing for 4 weeks, she's asking for help to bring her 18-year-old home to Canadian.

    When Thomas Brown missed his curfew last month, his mother Penny Meek knew something was wrong. That just wasn't like him to be late. Now, missing for 4 weeks, she's asking for help to bring her 18-year-old home to Canadian.

  • Amarillo public safety to improve with new radio system

    Amarillo public safety to improve with new radio system

    Tuesday, December 20 2016 11:34 PM EST2016-12-21 04:34:06 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Amarillo's first responders will soon be able to better protect our citizens with the help of a new public safety radio system. Tuesday evening the Amarillo City Council approved the $10.6 million contract for a NEXGEN radio system to begin installation in the spring. Currently there are a lot of dead spots in Amarillo in places, like tall buildings or big warehouses, where the city's safety radios do not work. This makes it difficult for police and firefighters...

    Amarillo's first responders will soon be able to better protect our citizens with the help of a new public safety radio system. Tuesday evening the Amarillo City Council approved the $10.6 million contract for a NEXGEN radio system to begin installation in the spring. Currently there are a lot of dead spots in Amarillo in places, like tall buildings or big warehouses, where the city's safety radios do not work. This makes it difficult for police and firefighters...

  • Canyon ISD breaks ground on new intermediate school

    Canyon ISD breaks ground on new intermediate school

    Thursday, December 15 2016 11:57 PM EST2016-12-16 04:57:37 GMT

    The ground has been broken, and construction on a new school for Canyon ISD will officially begin over winter break.

    The ground has been broken, and construction on a new school for Canyon ISD will officially begin over winter break.

  • WTHS senior to attend 2017 Presidential inauguration

    WTHS senior to attend 2017 Presidential inauguration

    Wednesday, December 14 2016 11:49 PM EST2016-12-15 04:49:08 GMT
    Jackson Schroeder will attend Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington, D.C. in January (Source: KFDA)Jackson Schroeder will attend Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington, D.C. in January (Source: KFDA)

    One West Texas High School senior will be heading to our nation's capitol next month to witness history happen on Capitol Hill. Jackson Schroeder attended a leadership summit in Washington, D.C. when he was in 7th grade, but did not expect his involvement in that program to land him an invite to the inauguration in January. Now he has a month to prepare, research, and draft legislation to present to some of our nation's top politicians. Schroeder is one of select group...

    One West Texas High School senior will be heading to our nation's capitol next month to witness history happen on Capitol Hill. Jackson Schroeder attended a leadership summit in Washington, D.C. when he was in 7th grade, but did not expect his involvement in that program to land him an invite to the inauguration in January. Now he has a month to prepare, research, and draft legislation to present to some of our nation's top politicians. Schroeder is one of select group...

  • Daughter of deceased homeless man asks for change

    Daughter of deceased homeless man asks for change

    Wednesday, December 14 2016 10:38 AM EST2016-12-14 15:38:35 GMT
    Melonie Yeats advocates for change for the mentally ill homeless after her father's body was found last week (Source: KFDA)Melonie Yeats advocates for change for the mentally ill homeless after her father's body was found last week (Source: KFDA)

    "My name is Melonie Yeats. I am a social worker, but I am here as a daughter. My father was Jamey Scott Johnson. He recently passed away after being released from Randall County. His body was found outside a tire store." This is how Yeats began her plea to the Amarillo City Council to help prevent more homeless deaths this winter. 

    "My name is Melonie Yeats. I am a social worker, but I am here as a daughter. My father was Jamey Scott Johnson. He recently passed away after being released from Randall County. His body was found outside a tire store." This is how Yeats began her plea to the Amarillo City Council to help prevent more homeless deaths this winter. 

  • On-site spay and neuter to begin at Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society

    On-site spay and neuter to begin at Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society

    Monday, December 12 2016 11:47 PM EST2016-12-13 04:47:50 GMT

    More Amarillo animals will be rescued and adopted thanks to a new mobile facility at the Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society.  Starting next week, the Humane Society will begin spaying and neutering animals on site instead of having to outsource to a private veterinarian. This is thanks to a full-time veterinarian who joined their staff in November, and a brand new spay and neuter trailer. They'll save a little money and lots of lives as they work their way up to fixing 30 ...

    More Amarillo animals will be rescued and adopted thanks to a new mobile facility at the Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society.  Starting next week, the Humane Society will begin spaying and neutering animals on site instead of having to outsource to a private veterinarian. This is thanks to a full-time veterinarian who joined their staff in November, and a brand new spay and neuter trailer. They'll save a little money and lots of lives as they work their way up to fixing 30 ...

  • Keep your pets warm this winter

    Keep your pets warm this winter

    Friday, December 2 2016 11:26 PM EST2016-12-03 04:26:47 GMT

    Amarillo Animal Management & Welfare wants to remind you to keep a close eye on your animals this winter. City shelter directors said if it's too cold outside for you, it's too cold outside for your pets. And there are several ways they can get hurt this winter. Roads in Amarillo have already been salted in preparation for possible snow this weekend. That salt can be dangerous for animals to eat, and can scratch up their paws. "They do make pet friendly de-icers, bu...

    Amarillo Animal Management & Welfare wants to remind you to keep a close eye on your animals this winter. City shelter directors said if it's too cold outside for you, it's too cold outside for your pets. And there are several ways they can get hurt this winter. Roads in Amarillo have already been salted in preparation for possible snow this weekend. That salt can be dangerous for animals to eat, and can scratch up their paws. "They do make pet friendly de-icers, bu...

  • AISD school board attends diversity training

    AISD school board attends diversity training

    Friday, December 2 2016 9:29 AM EST2016-12-02 14:29:57 GMT

    To respond to diversity issues within Amarillo ISD, the school board met Thursday evening for their first ever diversity training session. A facilitator from the Texas Association of School Boards talking about how to approach diversity within the school district.

    To respond to diversity issues within Amarillo ISD, the school board met Thursday evening for their first ever diversity training session. A facilitator from the Texas Association of School Boards talking about how to approach diversity within the school district.

  • 6 arrested in south Amarillo drug raid

    6 arrested in south Amarillo drug raid

    Friday, December 2 2016 3:52 PM EST2016-12-02 20:52:37 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Six people have been arrested following a drug raid in south Amarillo early Thursday Afternoon.

    Six people have been arrested following a drug raid in south Amarillo early Thursday Afternoon.

  • Local company forgoes client Christmas gifts to donate to charity

    Local company forgoes client Christmas gifts to donate to charity

    Wednesday, November 30 2016 11:24 AM EST2016-11-30 16:24:22 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    To help more people in our community find jobs, one local company is hoping other businesses will follow it's lead to give back to Amarillo instead of to their clients this Christmas.

    To help more people in our community find jobs, one local company is hoping other businesses will follow it's lead to give back to Amarillo instead of to their clients this Christmas.

  • Red light cameras to stay in Amarillo

    Red light cameras to stay in Amarillo

    Wednesday, November 23 2016 10:44 PM EST2016-11-24 03:44:53 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Red light cameras have helped decrease car accidents in Amarillo, according to the latest data released to the city. Since their installation in 2008, 121,000 cars have been caught running red lights on these cameras. In 2016 alone, 9 citations are made by each camera every day. A report presented to the city council Tuesday showed that red light camera videos help police determine who was at fault in certain types of accidents.     data shows traffic accidents and f...

    Red light cameras have helped decrease car accidents in Amarillo, according to the latest data released to the city. Since their installation in 2008, 121,000 cars have been caught running red lights on these cameras. In 2016 alone, 9 citations are made by each camera every day. A report presented to the city council Tuesday showed that red light camera videos help police determine who was at fault in certain types of accidents.     data shows traffic accidents and f...

  • 2016 Amarillo Farm & Ranch Show expected to be biggest yet

    2016 Amarillo Farm & Ranch Show expected to be biggest yet

    Tuesday, November 29 2016 2:03 PM EST2016-11-29 19:03:56 GMT

    The biggest farm and ranch show in Amarillo to date will open its doors Tuesday morning. The Amarillo Convention & Visitor Council (CVC) said the Amarillo Farm and Ranch show is their biggest event in Amarillo every year. About 30,000 people are expected to attend this year from all over the panhandle and neighboring states. Around 400 vendors and exhibitors will be at the civic center for the 3-day show. Some exhibits will be outside - the show has gotten big enough that...

    The biggest farm and ranch show in Amarillo to date will open its doors Tuesday morning. The Amarillo Convention & Visitor Council (CVC) said the Amarillo Farm and Ranch show is their biggest event in Amarillo every year. 

  • Guymon man issued warrant for rape, incest

    Guymon man issued warrant for rape, incest

    Thursday, November 24 2016 10:16 AM EST2016-11-24 15:16:54 GMT

    A Guymon man has been issued a warrant from the Guymon Police Department for 2 counts of rape/lewd molestation and 1 count of incest.

    A Guymon man has been issued a warrant from the Guymon Police Department for 2 counts of rape/lewd molestation and 1 count of incest.

  • Bob Cowell appointed Amarillo's interim city manager

    Bob Cowell appointed Amarillo's interim city manager

    Tuesday, November 22 2016 11:32 PM EST2016-11-23 04:32:20 GMT
    Interim City Manager Bob Cowell, Source: KFDAInterim City Manager Bob Cowell, Source: KFDA

    Deputy City Manager Bob Cowell was appointed interim city manager, a position he will serve indefinitely. Cowell will keep his job as deputy city manager while serving as interim, and said he's ready to take on the task of 2 roles. Former interim city manager Terry Childers has already vacated city hall after handing in his resignation letter last Wednesday. Cowell, now officially...

    A new interim city manager was confirmed at Tuesday evening's Amarillo City Council meeting. Deputy city manager Bob Cowell was appointed interim city manager, a position he will serve indefinitely. Cowell will keep his job as deputy city manager while serving as interim, and said he's ready to take on the task of 2 roles. Former interim city manager Terry Childers has already vacated city hall after handing in his resignation letter last Wednesday. Cowell, now officiall...

  • Why is it so easy to openly carry rifles?

    Why is it so easy to openly carry rifles?

    Thursday, November 17 2016 11:09 PM EST2016-11-18 04:09:33 GMT

    Open carry has been legal in Texas for almost a year, but Amarillo law enforcement said they still see more long guns and rifles carried openly than hand guns and pistols.  The problem is the long guns and rifles don't require a license. One of the most popular guns sold in Amarillo is the AR-15. Gun experts tell us they're big sellers because they're versatile and can be used for sport and protection. And unlike a handgun, they don't require any licensing or traini...

    Open carry has been legal in Texas for almost a year, but Amarillo law enforcement said they still see more long guns and rifles carried openly than hand guns and pistols.  The problem is the long guns and rifles don't require a license. One of the most popular guns sold in Amarillo is the AR-15. Gun experts tell us they're big sellers because they're versatile and can be used for sport and protection. And unlike a handgun, they don't require any licensing or traini...

  • Amarillo woman arrested after multi-agency investigation

    Amarillo woman arrested after multi-agency investigation

    Thursday, November 17 2016 8:51 PM EST2016-11-18 01:51:37 GMT

    The Texas Department of Public Safety and other area, state and federal law enforcement agencies are investigating several businesses at 34th and Bell in southwest Amarillo. 

    The Texas Department of Public Safety and other area, state and federal law enforcement agencies are investigating several businesses at 34th and Bell in southwest Amarillo. 

  • TNR policy passes 1st ordinance reading

    TNR policy passes 1st ordinance reading

    Saturday, November 19 2016 12:15 AM EST2016-11-19 05:15:15 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    The proposed Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) policy proposal for feral cats in Amarillo is just one ordinance reading away from being enacted. Animal Management & Welfare sees dozens of feral cats brought into the shelter every week. Those cats are almost always euthanized, but that doesn't get rid of the cat problem - more cats just move in where those cats used to live. TNR is designed to drastically lower the number of feral cats in Amarillo. This would allow animal rescues t...

    The proposed Trap-Neuter-Return policy for feral cats in Amarillo is just one ordinance reading away from being enacted. Animal Management & Welfare sees dozens of feral cats brought into the shelter every week. Those cats are almost always euthanized, but that doesn't get rid of the cat problem - more cats just move in where those cats used to live. TNR is designed to drastically lower the number of feral cats in Amarillo. This would allow animal rescues t...

  • City council discusses possible LGC changes

    City council discusses possible LGC changes

    Tuesday, November 15 2016 11:46 PM EST2016-11-16 04:46:53 GMT
    The LGC oversees the 3 downtown catalyst projects, including the new parking garage shown here, Source: KFDAThe LGC oversees the 3 downtown catalyst projects, including the new parking garage shown here, Source: KFDA

    Tuesday evening the Amarillo City Council discussed the future of the LGC, asking questions like does it need more members, more or less city council involve...

    Tuesday evening the Amarillo City Council discussed the future of the LGC, asking questions like does it need more members, more or less city council involve...

  • Amarillo cultural district leads to new events, venues

    Amarillo cultural district leads to new events, venues

    Friday, November 11 2016 11:40 PM EST2016-11-12 04:40:17 GMT
    The historic Woolworth building, future home of Moondoggy's Pizza, Off the Hook, and The Esquire (Source: KFDA)The historic Woolworth building, future home of Moondoggy's Pizza, Off the Hook, and The Esquire (Source: KFDA)

    New restaurants, events and awards are all part of this downtown revitalization. 

    New restaurants, events and awards are all part of this downtown revitalization. 

  • WT helps students process election results

    WT helps students process election results

    Saturday, November 12 2016 4:56 PM EST2016-11-12 21:56:15 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    The history department teamed up with Buff Allies, an LGBT support group for students, to hold what they called an Election Support and Healing Clinic Thursday. Because even though Trump...

    The history department teamed up with Buff Allies, an LGBT support group for students, to hold what they called an Election Support and Healing Clinic Thursday. Because even though Trump...

  • Voters picked their bonds, so what's next?

    Voters picked their bonds, so what's next?

    Wednesday, November 9 2016 11:41 PM EST2016-11-10 04:41:23 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    There's a lot of planning to be done, but city staff is wasting no time in getting these projects started, some before the end of the year.

    There's a lot of planning to be done, but city staff is wasting no time in getting these projects started, some before the end of the year.

  • Borger listed as a burglary "hot spot" in Texas

    Borger listed as a burglary "hot spot" in Texas

    Monday, November 7 2016 11:38 PM EST2016-11-08 04:38:48 GMT

    In this past year, the downturn of the oil industry hit Borger hard. The Borger Police Department said this led to a lot of lost jobs, and many people turning to crime to get things they can no longer afford. And lately, the city has s...

    In this past year, the downturn of the oil industry hit Borger hard. The Borger Police Department said this led to a lot of lost jobs, and many people turning to crime to get things they can no longer afford. And lately, the city has s...

  • Borger PD working to lower amount of traffic accidents

    Borger PD working to lower amount of traffic accidents

    Friday, November 4 2016 10:51 PM EDT2016-11-05 02:51:16 GMT

    "Watch Out Wednesday" is the Borger Police Department's new way of getting the community involved to enforce traffic laws. Every week they pick a new place to post up and patrol traffic. They go where the residents believe their presence is needed the most. for one hour every Wednesday, Borger residents can expect to see increased police presence...

    "Watch Out Wednesday" is the Borger Police Department's new way of getting the community involved to enforce traffic laws. Every week they pick a new place to post up and patrol traffic. They go where the residents believe their presence is needed the most. for one hour every Wednesday, Borger residents can expect to see increased police presence...

  • Voters urged to leave guns at home

    Voters urged to leave guns at home

    Wednesday, November 2 2016 11:10 PM EDT2016-11-03 03:10:32 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Concealed carry and open carry laws have no precedent when it comes to voting. While you can carry a gun freely with the correct permits in Amarillo, that right stops within 100 feet of any polling location. This is the rule for any weapon or firearm. But ...

    Concealed carry and open carry laws have no precedent when it comes to voting. While you can carry a gun freely with the correct permits in Amarillo, that right stops within 100 feet of any polling location. This is the rule for any weapon or firearm. But ...

  • Too much healthy food a bad thing?

    Too much healthy food a bad thing?

    Friday, November 4 2016 9:27 AM EDT2016-11-04 13:27:07 GMT

    Believe it or not, eating too healthy could be bad for your health. Health officials are concerned a new dieting trend may lead to an eating disorder.

    Believe it or not, eating too healthy could be bad for your health. Health officials are concerned a new dieting trend may lead to an eating disorder.

  • City moves forward creating East Gateway TIRZ

    City moves forward creating East Gateway TIRZ

    Tuesday, November 1 2016 11:46 PM EDT2016-11-02 03:46:59 GMT
    The Amarillo City Council will conduct a 2nd and final reading of the ordinance that would create an East Gateway TIRZ at next week's city council meeting (Source: KFDA)The Amarillo City Council will conduct a 2nd and final reading of the ordinance that would create an East Gateway TIRZ at next week's city council meeting (Source: KFDA)

    Tuesday evening the Amarillo City Council held the first reading of an ordinance establishing an East Gateway tax increment reinvestment zone (TIRZ). This is meant to take the additional revenue from rising property taxes in that part of town, and use that money to help the area grow. The city council is now one step away from making this a ...

    Tuesday evening the Amarillo City Council held the first reading of an ordinance establishing an East Gateway tax increment reinvestment zone (TIRZ). This is meant to take the additional revenue from rising property taxes in that part of town, and use that money to help the area grow. The city council is now one step away from making this a ...

  • Breaking Down the Bonds: Proposition 7

    Breaking Down the Bonds: Proposition 7

    Monday, November 7 2016 12:51 PM EST2016-11-07 17:51:05 GMT

    Proposition 7 involves renovating old and creating new athletic facilities for both youth and adult sports.

    Proposition 7 involves renovating old and creating new athletic facilities for both youth and adult sports.

  • Breaking Down the Bonds: Proposition 6

    Breaking Down the Bonds: Proposition 6

    Monday, November 7 2016 12:50 PM EST2016-11-07 17:50:35 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Proposition 6 is all about fleet services, which includes city equipment ranging from weed whackers to big garbage trucks and everything in between. Here's what you can expect to see on the ballot.

    Proposition 6 is all about fleet services, which includes city equipment ranging from weed whackers to big garbage trucks and everything in between. Here's what you can expect to see on the ballot.

  • Breaking Down the Bonds: Proposition 5

    Breaking Down the Bonds: Proposition 5

    Monday, November 7 2016 12:50 PM EST2016-11-07 17:50:58 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Proposition 5 deals with one project and one project only: expanding and renovating the civic center.

    Proposition 5 deals with one project and one project only: expanding and renovating the civic center.

  • Breaking Down the Bonds: Proposition 4

    Breaking Down the Bonds: Proposition 4

    Thursday, November 3 2016 4:44 PM EDT2016-11-03 20:44:21 GMT

    Proposition 4 deals with the upkeep of existent and creation of new neighborhood parks.

    Proposition 4 deals with the upkeep of existent and creation of new neighborhood parks.

  • Breaking Down the Bonds: Proposition 3

    Breaking Down the Bonds: Proposition 3

    Monday, November 7 2016 12:50 PM EST2016-11-07 17:50:15 GMT

    Proposition 3 deals with municipal facilities. This includes everything from re-roofing city buildings to making improvements to the zoo, the transit hub, improving technology and creating an active adult center.

    Proposition 3 deals with municipal facilities. This includes everything from re-roofing city buildings to making improvements to the zoo, the transit hub, improving technology and creating an active adult center.

  • Breaking Down the Bonds: Proposition 2

    Breaking Down the Bonds: Proposition 2

    Monday, November 7 2016 12:50 PM EST2016-11-07 17:50:04 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Proposition 2 lists projects for public safety departments, including the Amarillo Fire Department, Amarillo Police Department, Animal Management & Welfare, and the Office of Emergency Management.

    Proposition 2 lists projects for public safety departments, including the Amarillo Fire Department, Amarillo Police Department, Animal Management & Welfare, and the Office of Emergency Management.

  • Breaking Down the Bonds: Proposition 1

    Breaking Down the Bonds: Proposition 1

    Monday, November 7 2016 12:49 PM EST2016-11-07 17:49:50 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Breaking Down the Bonds

    Breaking Down the Bonds

  • Initial 10 year plan approved to update Loop 335

    Initial 10 year plan approved to update Loop 335

    Friday, October 21 2016 12:34 AM EDT2016-10-21 04:34:55 GMT
    Traffic backed up where Loop 335 turns into Soncy Road at I-40. Source: KFDATraffic backed up where Loop 335 turns into Soncy Road at I-40. Source: KFDA

    The Amarillo Metropolitan Planning Organization approved TxDOT's proposition on Thursday to move forward with a 10 year plan for Loop 335 improvements. Drivers can expect to see more construction starting next July, and plan on seeing that last for at least 10 years. While that is not enough time to completely finish the loop, it does give TxDOT a set time line to finish the projects the city deems most important to fix. City leaders were briefed Thursday on pages and pag...

    The Amarillo Metropolitan Planning Organization approved TxDOT's proposition on Thursday to move forward with a 10 year plan for Loop 335 improvements. Drivers can expect to see more construction starting next July, and plan on seeing that last for at least 10 years. While that is not enough time to completely finish the loop, it does give TxDOT a set time line to finish the projects the city deems most important to fix. City leaders were briefed Thursday on pages and pag...

  • Transit riders needed to help improve Amarillo public transportation

    Transit riders needed to help improve Amarillo public transportation

    Wednesday, October 19 2016 11:27 PM EDT2016-10-20 03:27:57 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    If you regularly ride the Amarillo city transit buses, your input is needed to help the city improve the public transit system. City officials know there are problems with the bus system, and are in the process of fixing them. They'll be reaching out to transit regulars to hear what they want to see changed. NewsChannel 10 spoke with some of these riders today at the transit transfer station downtown, and here's what they had to say: "I would have the buses run...

    If you regularly ride the Amarillo city transit buses, your input is needed to help the city improve the public transit system. City officials know there are problems with the bus system, and are in the process of fixing them. They'll be reaching out to transit regulars to hear what they want to see changed. NewsChannel 10 spoke with some of these riders today at the transit transfer station downtown, and here's what they had to say: "I would have the buses run...

  • Canyon taproom turns anti-beer ad into pro-beer coupon

    Canyon taproom turns anti-beer ad into pro-beer coupon

    Wednesday, October 19 2016 12:27 PM EDT2016-10-19 16:27:04 GMT

    One new restaurant in Canyon is turning some negative publicity into more business. Imperial Taproom is a restaurant specializing in craft beer, and the first of its kind to open Canyon since the city began allowing alcohol sales almost 2 years ago. 

    One new restaurant in Canyon is turning some negative publicity into more business. Imperial Taproom is a restaurant specializing in craft beer, and the first of its kind to open Canyon since the city began allowing alcohol sales almost 2 years ago. 

  • AHS pep rally leads to policy changes, diversity discussions

    AHS pep rally leads to policy changes, diversity discussions

    Tuesday, October 18 2016 8:57 AM EDT2016-10-18 12:57:53 GMT

    Events at a recent Amarillo High School pep rally have the Amarillo ISD School Board looking into new student activity regulations and additional staff training. 

    Events at a recent Amarillo High School pep rally have the Amarillo ISD School Board looking into new student activity regulations and additional staff training.

  • Hutchinson Co. seeks resident input for disaster preparedness

    Hutchinson Co. seeks resident input for disaster preparedness

    Friday, October 14 2016 11:28 PM EDT2016-10-15 03:28:33 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    The Borger and Hutchinson County Offices of Emergency Management are asking county residents to help them plan for any natural disasters that may come their way. Hutchinson County will be looking at possible fire conditions this weekend, and it's not long before winter weather strikes the panhandle. They're now asking for your help to better prepare for these natural disasters. As part of a requirement for FEMA aid, these emergency management offices put out an online survey, askin...

    The Borger and Hutchinson County Offices of Emergency Management are asking county residents to help them plan for any natural disasters that may come their way. Hutchinson County will be looking at possible fire conditions this weekend, and it's not long before winter weather strikes the panhandle. They're now asking for your help to better prepare for these natural disasters. As part of a requirement for FEMA aid, these emergency management offices put out an online survey, askin...

  • Social media affecting younger voter turn out

    Social media affecting younger voter turn out

    Friday, October 14 2016 6:31 AM EDT2016-10-14 10:31:24 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Social media has played a bigger role in this presidential election than any other to date, and its influence may be stopping some people from going out to cast their votes.

    Social media has played a bigger role in this presidential election than any other to date, and its influence may be stopping some people from going out to cast their votes.

  • WT working to recruit more area pre-vet students

    WT working to recruit more area pre-vet students

    Thursday, October 13 2016 11:02 AM EDT2016-10-13 15:02:39 GMT
    WT's new agriculture building will break ground Friday, and is expected to be ready for the Fall 2018 semester (Source: WTAMU)WT's new agriculture building will break ground Friday, and is expected to be ready for the Fall 2018 semester (Source: WTAMU)

    West Texas A&M University's College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences is working to recruit more panhandle residents into its pre-vet program through a partnership with Texas A&M University's vet school.

    West Texas A&M University's College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences is working to recruit more panhandle residents into its pre-vet program through a partnership with Texas A&M University's vet school.

  • Building improvements, policy changes for Amarillo Animal Management & Welfare

    Building improvements, policy changes for Amarillo Animal Management & Welfare

    Wednesday, October 12 2016 2:19 PM EDT2016-10-12 18:19:17 GMT

    Amarillo Animal Management & Welfare is finishing up some major physical and policy changes to help protect and better the lives of the city's shelter pets.

    Amarillo Animal Management & Welfare is finishing up some major physical and policy changes to help protect and better the lives of the city's shelter pets.

  • Music therapy comes to Turn Center

    Music therapy comes to Turn Center

    Friday, October 7 2016 11:09 PM EDT2016-10-08 03:09:41 GMT

    Turn Center in Amarillo is trying out a new type of therapy with some of its younger patients. Just finishing up its first month, the pilot music therapy program at Turn Center is already making a difference in a handful of kids who struggle with communication. Therapists there are no strangers to how music can help the kids they work with. "We see music work in our regular sessions, we sing to a lot of our kids just in regular therapy and we've seen improvement with atte...

    Turn Center in Amarillo is trying out a new type of therapy with some of its younger patients. Just finishing up its first month, the pilot music therapy program at Turn Center is already making a difference in a handful of kids who struggle with communication. Therapists there are no strangers to how music can help the kids they work with. "We see music work in our regular sessions, we sing to a lot of our kids just in regular therapy and we've seen improvement with atte...

  • Dog lovers invited to TPPS annual fundraiser party

    Dog lovers invited to TPPS annual fundraiser party

    Thursday, October 6 2016 5:57 PM EDT2016-10-06 21:57:43 GMT

    One local woman's birthday party this weekend is going to the dogs - in a good way. Kathy Milton decided for her birthday, instead of throwing a party for herself, she'd throw a party for the dogs she works with as a volunteer for the Texas Panhandle Pet Savers. 

    One local woman's birthday party this weekend is going to the dogs - in a good way.Kathy Milton decided for her birthday, instead of throwing a party for herself, she'd throw a party for the dogs she works with as a volunteer for the Texas Panhandle Pet Savers (TPPS).

  • National Night Out brings Amarillo residents, police together

    National Night Out brings Amarillo residents, police together

    Wednesday, October 5 2016 9:08 AM EDT2016-10-05 13:08:09 GMT

    Amarillo residents got to know the police officers who keep their neighborhoods safe this evening during the city's first ever National Night Out. 

    Amarillo residents got to know the police officers who keep their neighborhoods safe this evening during the city's first ever National Night Out. 

  • Lawsuit filed against TEXAS Musical Drama workers for explosion death

    Lawsuit filed against TEXAS Musical Drama workers for explosion death

    Saturday, October 1 2016 5:37 PM EDT2016-10-01 21:37:19 GMT
    Peyton Trueblood (Source: Lisa Trueblood)Peyton Trueblood (Source: Lisa Trueblood)

    The parents of Peyton Trueblood have filed a lawsuit against four workers on the TEXAS Musical Drama, alleging they are responsible for their daughter's death. 

    The parents of Peyton Trueblood have filed a lawsuit against four workers on the TEXAS Musical Drama, alleging they are responsible for their daughter's death. 

  • New hunting regulations for some panhandle deer hunters

    New hunting regulations for some panhandle deer hunters

    Thursday, September 29 2016 5:36 AM EDT2016-09-29 09:36:18 GMT

    A disease fatal to deer has been found in the panhandle, and now some area hunters will be required by law to help track it. 

    A disease fatal to deer has been found in the panhandle, and now some area hunters will be required by law to help track it. 

  • Fired APD officer wants job back

    Fired APD officer wants job back

    Wednesday, September 28 2016 12:20 PM EDT2016-09-28 16:20:53 GMT
    Former APD Officer Saulo Bravo and his attorney during the first day of his grievance hearing (Source: KFDA)Former APD Officer Saulo Bravo and his attorney during the first day of his grievance hearing (Source: KFDA)

    A former Amarillo police officer is fighting to get his job back after being fired from the department 2 years ago. In August of 2014, former Officer Saulo Bravo and another officer were checking on possible criminal activity back while not in uniform and in an unmarked car.

    A former Amarillo police officer is fighting to get his job back after being fired from the department 2 years ago. In August of 2014, former Officer Saulo Bravo and another officer were checking on possible criminal activity back while not in uniform and in an unmarked car. 

  • Fritch city government remains vague about reasons for firing city manager

    Fritch city government remains vague about reasons for firing city manager

    Tuesday, September 27 2016 10:51 AM EDT2016-09-27 14:51:24 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Dozens of Fritch residents attend Tuesday evening's city council meeting to learn why former city manager Steve McKay was let go last week. 

    Dozens of Fritch residents attend Tuesday evening's city council meeting to learn why former city manager Steve McKay was let go last week. 

  • "Real Men Wear Pink" for breast cancer

    "Real Men Wear Pink" for breast cancer

    Thursday, September 22 2016 5:12 AM EDT2016-09-22 09:12:54 GMT

    Amarillo's branch of the American Cancer Society is asking men to wear a certain color next month, all for a good cause.

    Amarillo's branch of the American Cancer Society is asking men to wear a certain color next month, all for a good cause.

  • New euthanasia protocol affects Amarillo rescue groups

    New euthanasia protocol affects Amarillo rescue groups

    Friday, September 23 2016 11:31 PM EDT2016-09-24 03:31:43 GMT

    Some animal rescue groups in Amarillo are worried a new euthanasia protocol at the city shelter will stop them from rescuing dogs before it's too late. Previously when the list of dogs up for euthanasia was posted...

    Some animal rescue groups in Amarillo are worried a new euthanasia protocol at the city shelter will stop them from rescuing dogs before it's too late. Previously when the list of dogs up for euthanasia was posted...

  • Police chase ends in fatal crash in Childress

    Police chase ends in fatal crash in Childress

    Saturday, September 17 2016 2:38 AM EDT2016-09-17 06:38:03 GMT
    Source: KFDA NewsChannel 10Source: KFDA NewsChannel 10

    One person has died after a cross-county police chase ended in a crash. Texas DPS said a police pursuit began in Memphis this evening and continued across 287 into the Childress city limits. The vehicle evading arrest collided with two other cars in Childress, resulting in one fatality. The suspect attempted to flee the scene on foot, but was caught, arrested and booked into the Childress County Jail. Identities are being withheld until the victim's next of kin is notifi...

    One person has died after a cross-county police chase ended in a crash. Texas DPS said a police pursuit began in Memphis this evening and continued across 287 into the Childress city limits. The vehicle evading arrest collided with two other cars in Childress, resulting in one fatality. The suspect attempted to flee the scene on foot, but was caught, arrested and booked into the Childress County Jail. Identities are being withheld until the victim's next of kin is notifi...

  • APD increasing transparency to recruit new officers

    APD increasing transparency to recruit new officers

    Friday, September 16 2016 10:34 PM EDT2016-09-17 02:34:36 GMT
    Source: APDSource: APD

    The Amarillo Police Department (APD) is working to recruit more officers by increasing their presence in our community and around the state. The department looked at its recruitment approaches, compared them to other agencies, and realized transparency and further outreach would help them bring in more potential officers. That's why this week recruiters have been in popular spots around town to talk with people who may be interested in joining the police force. The APD is tryi...

    The Amarillo Police Department (APD) is working to recruit more officers by increasing their presence in our community and around the state. The department looked at its recruitment approaches, compared them to other agencies, and realized transparency and further outreach would help them bring in more potential officers. That's why this week recruiters have been in popular spots around town to talk with people who may be interested in joining the police force. The APD is tryi...

  • Win money by bragging about your shelter pet

    Win money by bragging about your shelter pet

    Friday, September 16 2016 12:00 AM EDT2016-09-16 04:00:58 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Talking about your adopted pet could be all it takes to get much needed additional funding for the Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society. They could win $100,000, and you could receive $1,000 prize, if you just take a few minutes to share how adopting an animal changed your life. The Petco Foundation's "Holiday Wishes Grant Campaign" rewards animal welfare groups with funding around Christmas ever year, but the time to enter is now. How has your life changed since y...

    Talking about your adopted pet could be all it takes to get much needed additional funding for the Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society. They could win $100,000, and you could receive $1,000 prize, if you just take a few minutes to share how adopting an animal changed your life. The Petco Foundation's "Holiday Wishes Grant Campaign" rewards animal welfare groups with funding around Christmas ever year, but the time to enter is now. How has your life changed since y...

  • Palo Duro High celebrates 60th birthday with first ever parade

    Palo Duro High celebrates 60th birthday with first ever parade

    Wednesday, September 14 2016 11:40 PM EDT2016-09-15 03:40:17 GMT

    Palo Duro High School is celebrating its homecoming, and 60th birthday, with its first ever parade. School administrators decided about a year ago the best way to celebrate both these events was with a parade. "We just wanted to celebrate our birthday - we just turned 60 years old, the school opened in 1956," said Amy Dorris, principal. "It was our homecoming week so it just seemed like it was the right thing to do to have one big celebration for both e...

    Palo Duro High School is celebrating its homecoming, and 60th birthday, with its first ever parade. School administrators decided about a year ago the best way to celebrate both these events was with a parade. "We just wanted to celebrate our birthday - we just turned 60 years old, the school opened in 1956," said Amy Dorris, principal. "It was our homecoming week so it just seemed like it was the right thing to do to have one big celebration for both e...

  • Canyon aquatic center still set to open next summer

    Canyon aquatic center still set to open next summer

    Tuesday, September 13 2016 12:11 AM EDT2016-09-13 04:11:18 GMT

    The opening of Canyon's new aquatic center remains on schedule now that the city commission has accepted a bid for the project's contractor. When the commission received the first round of bids, they all came in too high. A month later the $6 million bond approved in last November's election is still not enough money to cover even the lowest new bid. The commission accepted the lowest bid Monday evening at $6,037,777. After adding costs like maintenance and landscaping, the total ...

    The opening of Canyon's new aquatic center remains on schedule now that the city commission has accepted a bid for the project's contractor. When the commission received the first round of bids, they all came in too high. A month later the $6 million bond approved in last November's election is still not enough money to cover even the lowest new bid. The commission accepted the lowest bid Monday evening at $6,037,777. After adding costs like maintenance and landscaping, the total ...

  • Dog to reunite with owner after years apart

    Dog to reunite with owner after years apart

    Friday, September 9 2016 9:51 AM EDT2016-09-09 13:51:22 GMT
    Lil Man (Source: KFDA)Lil Man (Source: KFDA)

    Lil Man, an 8-year-old Pomeranian, has no idea what's in store for him in the next few days - a long awaited reunion with an owner he hasn't seen for almost half his life.

    Lil Man, an 8-year-old Pomeranian, has no idea what's in store for him in the next few days - a long awaited reunion with an owner he hasn't seen for almost half his life.

  • Hutchinson Co. landowners eligible for free controlled burns

    Hutchinson Co. landowners eligible for free controlled burns

    Sunday, September 11 2016 2:33 AM EDT2016-09-11 06:33:39 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Some panhandle landowners will have the opportunity to protect their property and towns from wildfires without having to pay for it. Hutchinson County continues working to make its communities as safe from wildfires as possible. Borger is the first city in the country to be certified as Firewise, and just renewed its community wildfire protection plan. And because of this work, the entire county could benefit from a new grant. Hutchinson County is the only county in the panhandle ...

    Some panhandle landowners will have the opportunity to protect their property and towns from wildfires without having to pay for it. 

  • Disaster recovery top priority for panhandle preparedness

    Disaster recovery top priority for panhandle preparedness

    Wednesday, September 7 2016 11:59 PM EDT2016-09-08 03:59:45 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Leaders across the panhandle are working to better learn what to do after unavoidable disaster strikes. Healthcare workers, school district administrators, local government leaders, first responders and volunteers across the panhandle spent Wednesday in Amarillo for the annual Panhandle Regional Preparedness Conference, working on disaster recovery plans for our area. Emergency response is easier to plan for, but recovery is different, since you can't know the severity...

    Leaders across the panhandle are working to better learn what to do after unavoidable disaster strikes. Healthcare workers, school district administrators, local government leaders, first responders and volunteers across the panhandle spent Wednesday in Amarillo for the annual Panhandle Regional Preparedness Conference, working on disaster recovery plans for our area. Emergency response is easier to plan for, but recovery is different, since you can't know the severity...

  • Fly straight from Amarillo to Phoenix next year

    Fly straight from Amarillo to Phoenix next year

    Tuesday, September 6 2016 11:40 PM EDT2016-09-07 03:40:23 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    You could soon be able to fly direct from Amarillo to a brand new destination. Thanks to federal grant funding, Amarillo travelers can soon begin flying straight into Phoenix. Amarillo's Rick Husband International Airport is one of six airports nationwide to receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to enhance air service. The airport is using some of the $750,000 in grant money and $150,000 of local sponsorship to start flights directly to...

    You could soon be able to fly direct from Amarillo to a brand new destination. Thanks to federal grant funding, Amarillo travelers can soon begin flying straight into Phoenix. Amarillo's Rick Husband International Airport is one of six airports nationwide to receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to enhance air service. The airport is using some of the $750,000 in grant money and $150,000 of local sponsorship to start flights directly to...

  • Bikers stop traffic to mourn loss of one of their own

    Bikers stop traffic to mourn loss of one of their own

    Tuesday, September 6 2016 11:12 AM EDT2016-09-06 15:12:42 GMT

    Aisling Martinez was riding her motorcycle with her husband, Pete, early Sunday morning when she was struck and killed by a drunk driver at the intersection of SW 45th Avenue and S. Georgia Street.

    Aisling Martinez was riding her motorcycle with her husband, Pete, early Sunday morning when she was struck and killed by a drunk driver at the intersection of SW 45th Avenue and S. Georgia Street.

  • Dumas businesses warned against sponsorship scam

    Dumas businesses warned against sponsorship scam

    Friday, September 2 2016 10:47 PM EDT2016-09-03 02:47:12 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Some Dumas business owners have fallen victim to a scam by a company pretending to be affiliated with the Dumas ISD Athletic Department. For about a month, an athletic company out of Forth Worth called Touchdown Sports has been soliciting Dumas businesses for money in exchange for advertising at Demons sporting events. The problem is the school had no idea. This company has contacted at least eight local businesses in Dumas, two of which have fallen victim to the scam.

    Some Dumas business owners have fallen victim to a scam by a company pretending to be affiliated with the Dumas ISD Athletic Department. For about a month, an athletic company out of Forth Worth called Touchdown Sports has been soliciting Dumas businesses for money in exchange for advertising at Demons sporting events. The problem is the school had no idea. This company has contacted at least eight local businesses in Dumas, two of which have fallen victim to the scam.

  • Herring Bank preserves history, revitalizes downtown with new branch

    Herring Bank preserves history, revitalizes downtown with new branch

    Thursday, September 1 2016 9:06 AM EDT2016-09-01 13:06:06 GMT

    The newest branch of the Herring Bank is more than just another bank - it's an example of downtown revitalization and historic preservation.

    The newest branch of the Herring Bank is more than just another bank - it's an example of downtown revitalization and historic preservation.

  • Some want out of the Downtown Amarillo Urban Design District

    Some want out of the Downtown Amarillo Urban Design District

    Wednesday, August 31 2016 12:07 AM EDT2016-08-31 04:07:36 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Some people who live and work in the Downtown Amarillo Urban Design District (DUAD) have come to the city council with requests to be removed from the district. Renting or owning space that falls within the DUAD - which encompasses the core of downtown Amarillo and surrounding neighborhoods - holds you to a stricter design standard when it comes to preservation and appearance of buildings. And some residents feel this should not apply to them or their businesses. Downtown urba...

    Some people who live and work in the Downtown Amarillo Urban Design District (DUAD) have come to the city council with requests to be removed from the district. Renting or owning space that falls within the DUAD - which encompasses the core of downtown Amarillo and surrounding neighborhoods - holds you to a stricter design standard when it comes to preservation and appearance of buildings. And some residents feel this should not apply to them or their businesses. Downtown urba...

  • Thousands expected for annual Amarillo Chamber barbecue cook-off

    Thousands expected for annual Amarillo Chamber barbecue cook-off

    Tuesday, August 30 2016 2:01 PM EDT2016-08-30 18:01:51 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    While two other longtime big events - Homer's Backyard Ball and the Center City Block Party - were both canceled this year, the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Good Times Celebration Barbecue Cook-off is back for its 21st year. 

    While two other longtime big events - Homer's Backyard Ball and the Center City Block Party - were both canceled this year, the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Good Times Celebration Barbecue Cook-off is back for its 21st year. 

  • Amarillo home to one of Texas's most dangerous intersections

    Amarillo home to one of Texas's most dangerous intersections

    Friday, August 26 2016 10:22 PM EDT2016-08-27 02:22:17 GMT

    One of the most dangerous intersections in Texas is right here in Amarillo. The company 1point21 Interactive recently teamed up with Houston attorney Brian White and spent 20 hours categorizing over 2 million TxDOT intersection accident reports across the state by location, damage, and any injuries reported. They only took into account intersections where more than 48 accidents happened between 2012 and 2015. This data was compiled in an effort to determine where the most...

    One of the most dangerous intersections in Texas is right here in Amarillo. The company 1point21 Interactive recently teamed up with Houston attorney Brian White and spent 20 hours categorizing over 2 million TxDOT intersection accident reports across the state by location, damage, and any injuries reported. They only took into account intersections where more than 48 accidents happened between 2012 and 2015. This data was compiled in an effort to determine where the most...

  • Borger police dog gets new protective gear

    Borger police dog gets new protective gear

    Friday, August 26 2016 9:56 AM EDT2016-08-26 13:56:28 GMT
    Scott sporting his bullet proof vest (Source: KFDA)Scott sporting his bullet proof vest (Source: KFDA)

    One area police dog has a new look that will protect him as he continues to serve the panhandle. 

    One area police dog has a new look that will protect him as he continues to serve the panhandle. 

  • Amarillo officials prepare more election information

    Amarillo officials prepare more election information

    Wednesday, August 24 2016 11:07 AM EDT2016-08-24 15:07:53 GMT
    Amarillo City Council is briefed on electioneering in preparation for the November election (Source: KFDA)Amarillo City Council is briefed on electioneering in preparation for the November election (Source: KFDA)

    With less than three months to election day, the City of Amarillo continues to prepare residents for what they will see on the city's November ballot. 

    With less than three months to election day, the City of Amarillo continues to prepare residents for what they will see on the city's November ballot. 

  • Learn from one dog's struggle, protect your pets from fleas and ticks

    Learn from one dog's struggle, protect your pets from fleas and ticks

    Sunday, August 21 2016 6:02 PM EDT2016-08-21 22:02:04 GMT

    With flea and tick season at it's peak right now, we want to share with you the story of one dog who almost did not survive a flea and tick infestation. 

    With flea and tick season at it's peak right now, we want to share with you the story of one dog who almost did not survive a flea and tick infestation. 

  • Prescribed burns coming into Amarillo city limits

    Prescribed burns coming into Amarillo city limits

    Friday, August 19 2016 4:46 AM EDT2016-08-19 08:46:09 GMT

    For the first time, people in Amarillo could start to see controlled burns taking place inside city limits.

    For the first time, people in Amarillo could start to see controlled burns taking place inside city limits.

  • Water Wasters Wrap Up

    Water Wasters Wrap Up

    Wednesday, August 17 2016 11:41 PM EDT2016-08-18 03:41:59 GMT

    Amarillo residents are using less water this month than they have all summer. For only the second time in 2016, people and businesses in Amarillo have stayed below the city's daily goal for water usage for the past 10 days straight. Rain in the area and the cooler temperatures it brings has lowered city water usage over the past week. But we continue to receive your photo submissions of people wasting water throughout Amarillo. This week we're looking in to your concerns regarding...

    Amarillo residents are using less water this month than they have all summer. For only the second time in 2016, people and businesses in Amarillo have stayed below the city's daily goal for water usage for the past 10 days straight. Rain in the area and the cooler temperatures it brings has lowered city water usage over the past week. But we continue to receive your photo submissions of people wasting water throughout Amarillo. This week we're looking in to your concerns regarding...

  • Amarillo homeowners could be paying more property taxes

    Amarillo homeowners could be paying more property taxes

    Wednesday, August 17 2016 5:04 AM EDT2016-08-17 09:04:56 GMT
    City of AmarilloCity of Amarillo

    As Amarillo grows and new development begins, the city is starting to bring in more tax money without raising tax rates.

    As Amarillo grows and new development begins, the city is starting to bring in more tax money without raising tax rates.

  • Amarillo man spends week with homeless

    Amarillo man spends week with homeless

    Tuesday, August 16 2016 9:12 AM EDT2016-08-16 13:12:05 GMT

    One Amarillo man is spending this week on the streets to find out how the city can better help the homeless population.

    One Amarillo man is spending this week on the streets to find out how the city can better help the homeless population.

  • Law enforcement support group needs your help

    Law enforcement support group needs your help

    Friday, August 12 2016 11:17 PM EDT2016-08-13 03:17:55 GMT
    Source: The 100 Club of the Texas PanhandleSource: The 100 Club of the Texas Panhandle

    To continue to help law enforcement across the panhandle, one first responder support group is asking for more people to join its cause. In times of tragedy, the 100 Club of the Texas Panhandle is there to financially support the families of fallen officers and firefighters in the panhandle. And with heightened tension across the nation between civilians and law enforcement, the group hopes more people will stand with them to support our peace officers.

    To continue to help law enforcement across the panhandle, one first responder support group is asking for more people to join its cause. In times of tragedy, the 100 Club of the Texas Panhandle is there to financially support the families of fallen officers and firefighters in the panhandle. And with heightened tension across the nation between civilians and law enforcement, the group hopes more people will stand with them to support our peace officers.

  • Water usage down for second week in August

    Water usage down for second week in August

    Thursday, August 11 2016 9:16 AM EDT2016-08-11 13:16:18 GMT

    Even with a little more rain in the forecast, you've still been sending in pictures of businesses with water issues in Amarillo. This week Amarillo residents have stayed well under the city's goal for daily water usage. 

    Even with a little more rain in the forecast, you've still been sending in pictures of businesses with water issues in Amarillo. This week Amarillo residents have stayed well under the city's goal for daily water usage. 

  • Mother and daughter killed in rollover wreck Wednesday

    Mother and daughter killed in rollover wreck Wednesday

    Wednesday, August 10 2016 11:21 PM EDT2016-08-11 03:21:02 GMT
    Source: KFDA NewsChannel 10Source: KFDA NewsChannel 10

    Two people are dead following a single vehicle rollover in Randall County Wednesday afternoon.

    Two people are dead following a single vehicle rollover in Randall County Wednesday afternoon. 

  • 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
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    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. 

  • Mule deer study to benefit farmers, hunters

    Mule deer study to benefit farmers, hunters

    Tuesday, August 9 2016 8:36 AM EDT2016-08-09 12:36:04 GMT
    Mule deer (Source: YouTube)Mule deer (Source: YouTube)

    One study set to begin this fall could make a difference for farmers and hunters in the eastern panhandle.

    One study set to begin this fall could make a difference for farmers and hunters in the eastern panhandle.

  • Amarillo man advocates daily for "police lives matter"

    Amarillo man advocates daily for "police lives matter"

    Friday, August 5 2016 9:29 AM EDT2016-08-05 13:29:03 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    One Amarillo man has spent the past five weeks advocating for police, and he does not intend to stop any time soon.

    One Amarillo man has spent the past five weeks advocating for police, and he does not intend to stop any time soon.

  • Water usage remains high in Amarillo

    Water usage remains high in Amarillo

    Friday, August 5 2016 11:44 PM EDT2016-08-06 03:44:11 GMT

    The slight amount of rain in Amarillo recently has led more Amarilloans to report local businesses using too much water for landscaping.

    The slight amount of rain in Amarillo recently has led more Amarilloans to report local businesses using too much water for landscaping.

  • Amarillo city budget presented for 2016-17 fiscal year

    Amarillo city budget presented for 2016-17 fiscal year

    Wednesday, August 3 2016 8:29 AM EDT2016-08-03 12:29:39 GMT

    This year's budget for the City of Amarillo rings in at $328 million, which is $8 million less than last year's budget.

    This year's budget for the City of Amarillo rings in at $328 million, which is $8 million less than last year's budget.

  • Increase in water testing around Amarillo airport

    Increase in water testing around Amarillo airport

    Tuesday, August 2 2016 11:07 AM EDT2016-08-02 15:07:02 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Left over jet fuel in the ground at Rick Husband International Airport has the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality calling for more water monitoring in that area.

    Left over jet fuel in the ground at Rick Husband International Airport has the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality calling for more water monitoring in that area.

  • Amarillo's first art festival just weeks away

    Amarillo's first art festival just weeks away

    Friday, July 29 2016 12:14 AM EDT2016-07-29 04:14:14 GMT
    Source: Center CitySource: Center City

    We're less than one month away from Amarillo's first art festival, and Center City is working with dozens of local artists to make this a memorable event. The plan is to represent every type of art imaginable - from painting to dancing to cooking - for Amarillo residents to enjoy. It's called "Create!" People will have the opportunity to admire, purchase and create art of their own next month when the art festival arrives. An art festival is intended to help Amarillo...

    We're less than one month away from Amarillo's first art festival, and Center City is working with dozens of local artists to make this a memorable event. The plan is to represent every type of art imaginable - from painting to dancing to cooking - for Amarillo residents to enjoy. It's called "Create!" People will have the opportunity to admire, purchase and create art of their own next month when the art festival arrives. An art festival is intended to help Amarillo...

  • Amarillo homeowners could see property tax increase

    Amarillo homeowners could see property tax increase

    Wednesday, July 27 2016 7:16 PM EDT2016-07-27 23:16:00 GMT

    The Amarillo City Council is looking to put a possible property tax increase of up to four cents per $100 value on the ballot this November. 

    The Amarillo City Council is looking to put a possible property tax increase of up to four cents per $100 value on the ballot this November. 

  • #NC10SC: History of Memphis, Texas

    #NC10SC: History of Memphis, Texas

    Monday, July 25 2016 8:32 PM EDT2016-07-26 00:32:57 GMT

    Cotton runs this town, and always has been the biggest commodity in the area, but it's only part of the rich history of Memphis, which, by the way, got it's name thanks to an incorrectly addressed letter.

    Cotton runs this town, and always has been the biggest commodity in the area, but it's only part of the rich history of Memphis, which, by the way, got it's name thanks to an incorrectly addressed letter.

  • How TEXAS prepares its nightly fireworks

    How TEXAS prepares its nightly fireworks

    Friday, July 22 2016 8:24 AM EDT2016-07-22 12:24:04 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    The Outdoor Musical Drama TEXAS is cleared of all OSHA fines and citations from last year's explosion, and want to stress that safety is its biggest concern.

    The Outdoor Musical Drama TEXAS is cleared of all OSHA fines and citations from last year's explosion, and want to stress that safety is its biggest concern.

  • Annual church fundraiser brings community together

    Annual church fundraiser brings community together

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:34 GMT

    One Amarillo church worked to bring the community together Sunday for an all day fundraising event.

    One Amarillo church worked to bring the community together Sunday for an all day fundraising event.

  • Family safe following Amarillo house fire

    Family safe following Amarillo house fire

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:34 GMT

    One family is safe after evacuating their home when they smelled smoke and then saw flames at an Amarillo residence.

    One family is safe after evacuating their home when they smelled smoke and then saw flames at an Amarillo residence.

  • Texas to ban renewing vehicle registration for parents not paying child support

    Texas to ban renewing vehicle registration for parents not paying child support

    Wednesday, August 24 2016 9:53 AM EDT2016-08-24 13:53:57 GMT

    Some Texas residents will be banned from renewing their car registration in just a few months.

    Some Texas residents will be banned from renewing their car registration in just a few months.

  • Riley Shadle: Unbroken

    Riley Shadle: Unbroken

    Thursday, February 11 2016 11:18 PM EST2016-02-12 04:18:12 GMT
    Thursday, May 4 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-05-04 22:19:32 GMT

    Following a devastating football injury in October, a Clarendon High School football player is finally back home.

    Following a devastating football injury in October, a Clarendon High School football player is finally back home.

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    Escaped inmate now in custody

    Escaped inmate now in custody

    Friday, June 2 2017 11:16 PM EDT2017-06-03 03:16:36 GMT
    Richard Aguirre Jr., 54 / Source: Ochiltree County Sheriff's OfficeRichard Aguirre Jr., 54 / Source: Ochiltree County Sheriff's Office

    Escaped inmate Richard Aguirre is now in custody. 

    Escaped inmate Richard Aguirre is now in custody. 

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    Your app is out of date! Download the update now!

    The latest app is now available for free download for Apple iOS and Android users. Upgrade your existing app today. 

    The latest app is now available for free download for Apple iOS and Android users. Upgrade your existing app today. 

  • Howard Smith

    Howard Smith

    Howard Smith / Source: KFDAHoward Smith / Source: KFDA

    Howard Smith is running for Amarillo City Council Place 4.

    Howard Smith is running for Amarillo City Council Place 4.

  • Mark Nair

    Mark Nair

    Mark Nair / Source: KFDAMark Nair / Source: KFDA

    Mark Nair is running for Amarillo City Council Place 4.

    Mark Nair is running for Amarillo City Council Place 4.

  • Dr. Eddy Sauer

    Dr. Eddy Sauer

    Dr. Eddy Sauer / Source: KFDADr. Eddy Sauer / Source: KFDA

    Dr. Eddy Sauer is running for Amarillo City Council Place 3.

    Dr. Eddy Sauer is running for Amarillo City Council Place 3.

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