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  • 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. 

  • Airmen killed in military aircraft crash identified

    Airmen killed in military aircraft crash identified

    Thursday, March 16 2017 10:22 AM EDT2017-03-16 14:22:35 GMT

    The airmen of the crashed U-28A military aircraft from Cannon Air Force Base have been identified.

    The airmen of the crashed U-28A military aircraft from Cannon Air Force Base have been identified.

  • 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. 

  • #PerrytonFire: A firefighter's perspective

    #PerrytonFire: A firefighter's perspective

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 10:21 AM EDT2017-03-14 14:21:46 GMT

    For even the most seasoned firefighters, the Perryton fire was a challenge many were unsure how to face. "In my opinion, it was a lot worse than [the fire] in 2006," said Scott Brewster, Fire Chief of the Canadian Volunteer Fire Department. 

    For even the most seasoned firefighters, the Perryton fire was a challenge many were unsure how to face. "In my opinion, it was a lot worse than [the fire] in 2006," said Scott Brewster, Fire Chief of the Canadian Volunteer Fire Department. 

  • 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. 

  • Hemphill County Sheriff's Office believes missing teen left willingly

    Hemphill County Sheriff's Office believes missing teen left willingly

    Wednesday, January 4 2017 5:57 PM EST2017-01-04 22:57:24 GMT
    Thomas Brown (left) and his mother, Penny Meek (right) / Source: Penny meekThomas Brown (left) and his mother, Penny Meek (right) / Source: Penny meek

    It's been almost six weeks since 18-year-old Thomas Brown went missing and authorities now believe he ran away. 

    It's been almost six weeks since 18-year-old Thomas Brown went missing and authorities now believe he ran away. 

  • Hemphill County Sheriff's Office still searching for missing teen

    Hemphill County Sheriff's Office still searching for missing teen

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 3:46 PM EST2017-02-01 20:46:39 GMT
    Thomas Brown/ Source: Penny Brown, Thomas Brown's motherThomas Brown/ Source: Penny Brown, Thomas Brown's mother

    The Hemphill County Sheriff's Office is still searching for 18-year-old Canadian High School senior Thomas Brown.

    The Hemphill County Sheriff's Office is still searching for 18-year-old Canadian High School senior Thomas Brown.

  • 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. 

  • Authorities in pursuit of suspect who shot at Hutchinson Co. Sheriff

    Authorities in pursuit of suspect who shot at Hutchinson Co. Sheriff

    Thursday, January 19 2017 5:49 AM EST2017-01-19 10:49:11 GMT
    Christopher Garza, 44, is the suspect Borger and Hutchinson Co. law enforcement are searching for after saying he shot at the sheriff's vehicle (Source: KFDA)Christopher Garza, 44, is the suspect Borger and Hutchinson Co. law enforcement are searching for after saying he shot at the sheriff's vehicle (Source: KFDA)

    Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office and the Borger Police Department are in pursuit of a suspect that reportedly fired gun shots at law enforcement. 

    Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office and the Borger Police Department are in pursuit of a suspect that reportedly fired gun shots at law enforcement. 

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...
  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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 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...

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jared Miller selected as Amarillo's new city manager

    Jared Miller selected as Amarillo's new city manager

    Tuesday, January 17 2017 8:55 PM EST2017-01-18 01:55:08 GMT
    Jared Miller, Amarillo's new city manager (Source: City of San Marcos)Jared Miller, Amarillo's new city manager (Source: City of San Marcos)

    Jared Miller has been selected as Amarillo's new city manager.

    Miller is currently the city manager for the City of San Marcos and has served in that position for two years.

    Jared Miller has been selected as Amarillo's new city manager.

    Miller is currently the city manager for the City of San Marcos and has served in that position for two years.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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...
  • 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. ...

  • 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...
  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Listeria found in manufacturing facility, hummus recall underway

    Listeria found in manufacturing facility, hummus recall underway

    Sabra Dipping Co., LLC is voluntarily recalling certain hummus products made prior to November 8, 2016 due to concerns over Listeria monocytogenes, which was identified at the manufacturing facility but not in tested finished product. 

    Sabra Dipping Co., LLC is voluntarily recalling certain hummus products made prior to November 8, 2016 due to concerns over Listeria monocytogenes, which was identified at the manufacturing facility but not in tested finished product. 

  • 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...

  • 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. 

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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. 

  • 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...

  • 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 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 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 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

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. 

  • 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...

  • "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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Federal grant provides for more active shooter training

    Federal grant provides for more active shooter training

    Thursday, August 11 2016 11:29 PM EDT2016-08-12 03:29:42 GMT

    Recent active shooter situations across the country have caused Texas state leaders to push for more training for law enforcement to prepare for these types of events. U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) drafted the POLICE Act, which was signed into law last month, providing federal funding for active shooter response training. This grant will go toward police, fire and emergency medical services to better prepare should this occur in Amarillo or elsewhere in the panhandl...

    Recent active shooter situations across the country have caused Texas state leaders to push for more training for law enforcement to prepare for these types of events. U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) drafted the POLICE Act, which was signed into law last month, providing federal funding for active shooter response training. This grant will go toward police, fire and emergency medical services to better prepare should this occur in Amarillo or elsewhere in the panhandl...

  • 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. 

  • 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 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.

  • 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. 

  • Man arrested for touching woman's leg outside Amarillo clothing store

    Man arrested for touching woman's leg outside Amarillo clothing store

    Wednesday, July 27 2016 3:31 PM EDT2016-07-27 19:31:36 GMT

    Authorities have arrested a man for reportedly approaching a woman outside of an Amarillo clothing store and touching her leg. 

    Authorities have arrested a man for reportedly approaching a woman outside of an Amarillo clothing store and touching her leg. 

  • #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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lane closures: July 17-23

    Lane closures: July 17-23

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

    Several TxDOT lane closures could affect your commute in Amarillo this week.

    Several TxDOT lane closures could affect your commute in Amarillo this week.

  • Gonorrhea becoming resistant to antibiotics

    Gonorrhea becoming resistant to antibiotics

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

    Potter County has the highest rate of gonorrhea in the state per capita, and now the disease is starting to become resistant to the drugs that can cure it. Over the past few years, the recommended dosage of antibiotic to treat gonorrhea has been doubled. Now researchers fear the disease could soon out smart the drugs that cure it." Bacteria tends to stay ...

    Potter County has the highest rate of gonorrhea in the state per capita, and now the disease is starting to become resistant to the drugs that can cure it. Over the past few years, the recommended dosage of antibiotic to treat gonorrhea has been doubled. Now researchers fear the disease could soon out smart the drugs that cure it." Bacteria tends to stay ...

  • Amarillo still seeking input for city improvements

    Amarillo still seeking input for city improvements

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

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

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

  • Water Wasters: Fixing broken sprinklers

    Water Wasters: Fixing broken sprinklers

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:32 GMT

    Scorching temperatures are taking a toll on water conservation in Amarillo, and several businesses were spotted using excess water this past week. 

    Scorching temperatures are taking a toll on water conservation in Amarillo, and several businesses were spotted using excess water this past week. 

  • Turn Center asking for help funding therapy pool

    Turn Center asking for help funding therapy pool

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:32 GMT

    A local children's rehabilitation center is asking for your help to bring a therapy pool to its facility.

    A local children's rehabilitation center is asking for your help to bring a therapy pool to its facility.

  • Friona asking for help to make intersection safe

    Friona asking for help to make intersection safe

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:32 GMT

    The intersection at SH-86 and SH-214 eight miles south of Friona is a location that all citizens know about because of how many car accidents occur there. "They're not just fender benders," said Lynn Nelson, a registered nurse at Parmer Medical Center for almost 40 years.

    The intersection at SH-86 and SH-214 eight miles south of Friona is a location that all citizens know about because of how many car accidents occur there. "They're not just fender benders," said Lynn Nelson, a registered nurse at Parmer Medical Center for almost 40 years.

  • Pipeline construction begins in southwest Amarillo

    Pipeline construction begins in southwest Amarillo

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:31 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Construction is now underway to bring more water to the southwest portion of Amarillo. Over the next few weeks, workers will be installing pipes at seven different intersections in southwest Amarillo. Farmers Avenue and Georgia Street Farmers Avenue and Catalpa Street Farmers Avenue and Western Street Western Street south of Farmers Avenue Arden Road and I-27 Bell Street and Arden Road 58th Avenue under the BNSF Railroad and Washington Street...

    Construction is now underway to bring more water to the southwest portion of Amarillo. Over the next few weeks, workers will be installing pipes at seven different intersections in southwest Amarillo. Farmers Avenue and Georgia Street Farmers Avenue and Catalpa Street Farmers Avenue and Western Street Western Street south of Farmers Avenue Arden Road and I-27 Bell Street and Arden Road 58th Avenue under the BNSF Railroad and Washington Street...

  • Help us conserve water in Amarillo

    Help us conserve water in Amarillo

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:31 GMT

    To help cut water usage, here at NewsChannel 10 we're once again kicking off Water Wasters, a segment where your help can make a big difference in conserving water in our city.

    To help cut water usage, here at NewsChannel 10 we're once again kicking off Water Wasters, a segment where your help can make a big difference in conserving water in our city.

  • Interview date set for Amarillo City Council finalists

    Interview date set for Amarillo City Council finalists

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:31 GMT

    Tuesday morning, July 9th, the five finalists for Amarillo City Council will publicly interview for Eades' place. 

    Tuesday morning, July 9th, the five finalists for Amarillo City Council will publicly interview for Eades' place. 

  • Pet safety tips for 4th of July

    Pet safety tips for 4th of July

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:30 GMT

    People aren't the only ones who can end up injured by fireworks this holiday. Pets get easily spooked when they hear or see fireworks, possibly harming themselves or running away.

    People aren't the only ones who can end up injured by fireworks this holiday. Pets get easily spooked when they hear or see fireworks, possibly harming themselves or running away.

  • Community garden comes to Canyon

    Community garden comes to Canyon

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:29 GMT

    As more housing developments start in Canyon, the city is working to accommodate the influx of people moving in to the quickly growing area...

    As more housing developments start in Canyon, the city is working to accommodate the influx of people moving in to the quickly growing area...

  • Here's how to live to be 106 years old

    Here's how to live to be 106 years old

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:29 GMT
    Lillie "Teddy" Taylor says she still feels young at 106 years old (Source: KFDA)Lillie "Teddy" Taylor says she still feels young at 106 years old (Source: KFDA)

    Teddy is a resident at Brookdale Senior Living, and said she still feels young at 106 years old. "Know the lord and stay happy, that's you're health"...

    Teddy is a resident at Brookdale Senior Living, and said she still feels young at 106 years old. "Know the lord and stay happy, that's you're health"...

  • Amarillo seeks citizen input for city improvement projects

    Amarillo seeks citizen input for city improvement projects

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:29 GMT

    The Wise Investments program is the city of Amarillo's way of presenting 900 million dollars worth of capital improvement projects so residents can voice their opinion on where their tax money would be used best.

    The Wise Investments initiative is the city's way of presenting $900 million worth of Capital Improvement Projects so residents can voice their opinions on where their tax money would be best spent.

  • One AISD special education program gets new home

    One AISD special education program gets new home

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:29 GMT

    The Transition Achievement in the Community, or TAC program, is for special needs students in Amarillo ISD who have finished their high school academic requirements, but aren't quite ready to move on to the working world.

    The Transition Achievement in the Community, or TAC program, is for special needs students in Amarillo ISD who have finished their high school academic requirements, but aren't quite ready to move on to the working world.

  • SWAT-involved standoff ends with suspect in custody

    SWAT-involved standoff ends with suspect in custody

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:28 GMT

    A SWAT-involved standoff in an Amarillo neighborhood Tuesday night ended with the suspect in custody and no reported injuries.

    A SWAT-involved standoff in an Amarillo neighborhood Tuesday night ended with the suspect in custody and no reported injuries.

  • AISD School Board approves $280 million budget

    AISD School Board approves $280 million budget

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:28 GMT

    Amarillo ISD's budget for the 2016-2017 school year was unanimously approved by the school board Monday evening.

    Amarillo ISD's budget for the 2016-2017 school year was unanimously approved by the school board Monday evening.

  • Jet Skis, boats to be rented out at Lake Meredith

    Jet Skis, boats to be rented out at Lake Meredith

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:28 GMT

    Lake Meredith park officials are working to increase tourism with new events and attractions coming this summer. 

    Lake Meredith park officials are working to increase tourism with new events and attractions coming this summer. 

  • Accessibility not a problem for Amarillo summer meal programs

    Accessibility not a problem for Amarillo summer meal programs

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:28 GMT

    Hunger does not stop in the summertime, but the Texas Hunger Initiative reported transportation issues can keep kids from getting free meals this time of year. The group found in a study that lack of transportation is a setback for families across the state whose kids could be benefiting from free summer meal programs. But Amarillo seems to be the exception. The High Plains Food Bank and the City of Amarillo, two organizations that host free sum...

    Hunger does not stop in the summertime, but the Texas Hunger Initiative reported transportation issues can keep kids from getting free meals this time of year. The group found in a study that lack of transportation is a setback for families across the state whose kids could be benefiting from free summer meal programs. But Amarillo seems to be the exception. The High Plains Food Bank and the City of Amarillo, two organizations that host free sum...

  • Amarillo group holds vigil for Orlando shooting victims

    Amarillo group holds vigil for Orlando shooting victims

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:27 GMT

    Amarillo residents came together Sunday evening to mourn the loss of the victims killed and injured in Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. Panhandle Pride hosted the event at the Metropolitan Community Church of Amarillo.

    Amarillo residents came together Sunday evening to mourn the loss of the victims killed and injured in Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. Panhandle Pride hosted the event at the Metropolitan Community Church of Amarillo.

  • Area lane closures, June 13-17

    Area lane closures, June 13-17

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:27 GMT

    Several lane closures could affect your commute in Amarillo this week.

    Several lane closures could affect your commute in Amarillo this week.

  • Hastings gives employees warning of "mass layoff," "plant closing"

    Hastings gives employees warning of "mass layoff," "plant closing"

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:26 GMT

    Hastings Entertainment Inc., has given all its Amarillo distribution center and headquarters employees a 60 day notice of a "mass layoff" or "plant closing."

    Hastings Entertainment Inc., has given all its Amarillo distribution center and headquarters employees a 60 day notice of a "mass layoff" or "plant closing."

  • Amarillo City Council considers new replacement process

    Amarillo City Council considers new replacement process

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:26 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Disagreement over one finalist for the Amarillo City Council has caused tension among the current council this week. But council members said they're ready to fix the process and move on. This tension started when city council finalist Sandra McCartt's Facebook posts resurfaced from the past year, mocking the current council and using language some would find in poor taste. Mayor Paul Harpole asked that McCartt rescind her application, and that she...

    Disagreement over one finalist for the Amarillo City Council has caused tension among the current council this week. But council members said they're ready to fix the process and move on. This tension started when city council finalist Sandra McCartt's Facebook posts resurfaced from the past year, mocking the current council and using language some would find in poor taste. Mayor Paul Harpole asked that McCartt rescind her application, and that she...

  • Animal rescue group suspended from saving Amarillo shelter pets

    Animal rescue group suspended from saving Amarillo shelter pets

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:26 GMT

    Texas Panhandle Pet Savers has been suspended for 90 days from saving pets from the Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society. The group was given this suspension notice via email on May 27th with no prior warning. The Humane Society listed five incidents of foster dogs either being neglected, returned or injured while in the care of families they were placed with through the rescue group. In one instance, one dog was accidentally dragged behind a pic...

    Texas Panhandle Pet Savers has been suspended for 90 days from saving pets from the Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society. The group was given this suspension notice via email on May 27th with no prior warning. The Humane Society listed five incidents of foster dogs either being neglected, returned or injured while in the care of families they were placed with through the rescue group. In one instance, one dog was accidentally dragged behind a pic...

  • Canyon named top 10 best small town to live in

    Canyon named top 10 best small town to live in

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:26 GMT

    One panhandle city is gaining national recognition as one of the best places to live in the country.

    One panhandle city is gaining national recognition as one of the best places to live in the country.

  • Online comments from Amarillo City Council applicant cause tension

    Online comments from Amarillo City Council applicant cause tension

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:25 GMT

    Facebook comments from one of the applicants for Amarillo City Council could keep her from securing the spot as council member Brian Eades' replacement. 

    Facebook comments from one of the applicants for Amarillo City Council could keep her from securing the spot as council member Brian Eades' replacement. 

  • Annual economic summary shows panhandle economy remains strong

    Annual economic summary shows panhandle economy remains strong

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:25 GMT

    Despite recent downturn in the oil industry, the Texas panhandle's economy remains strong. That's according to the most recent Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, which analyzes economic data and trends for our region from March 2015 - March 2016.

    Despite recent downturn in the oil industry, the Texas panhandle's economy remains strong. That's according to the most recent Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, which analyzes economic data and trends for our region from March 2015 - March 2016.

  • Coors Ranch Rodeo brings in new event

    Coors Ranch Rodeo brings in new event

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:25 GMT

    The Coors Cowboy Club Ranch Rodeo is back in Amarillo, hoping to make this year bigger and better than ever with a brand new event.

    The Coors Cowboy Club Ranch Rodeo is back in Amarillo, hoping to make this year bigger and better than ever with a brand new event.

  • Suspect named, charged in officer involved shooting

    Suspect named, charged in officer involved shooting

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:25 GMT

    A suspect has been named and charged in a SWAT situation and officer involved shooting from nearly one month ago. 

    A suspect has been named and charged in a SWAT situation and officer involved shooting from nearly one month ago. 

  • Amarillo street repair projects begin this month

    Amarillo street repair projects begin this month

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:25 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Several major roads in Amarillo will undergo repairs beginning at the end of June. Amarillo's annual street overlay project entails repairing and resurfacing city roads to help extend the lives of these roadways. The following streets will be affected, beginning the end of June with completion anticipated by September 30th, 2016...

    Several major roads in Amarillo will undergo repairs beginning at the end of June. Amarillo's annual street overlay project entails repairing and resurfacing city roads to help extend the lives of these roadways. The following streets will be affected, beginning the end of June with completion anticipated by September 30th, 2016...

  • Finalists chosen for Amarillo City Council

    Finalists chosen for Amarillo City Council

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:24 GMT
    Brian Eades, City Council Place 2 (Source: KFDA)Brian Eades, City Council Place 2 (Source: KFDA)

    Five finalists have been chosen to interview for a spot on the Amarillo City Council. Fourteen residents applied to take over the city council seat that will be vacated by long-time Brian Eades when he moves to Colorado at the end of July. The current council, excluding Eades, met early Tuesday afternoon to rank their top applicants individually. Those rankings were averaged to come up with the top five finalists, who will move on to the next round. In a...

    Five finalists have been chosen to interview for a spot on the Amarillo City Council. Fourteen residents applied to take over the city council seat that will be vacated by long-time Brian Eades when he moves to Colorado at the end of July. The current council, excluding Eades, met early Tuesday afternoon to rank their top applicants individually. Those rankings were averaged to come up with the top five finalists, who will move on to the next round. In a...

  • Marine surprises brother at Randall High graduation

    Marine surprises brother at Randall High graduation

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:24 GMT

    For one Randall High School senior, Friday afternoon's graduation was more than just a ceremony - it was an unexpected family reunion. Reese Cryer had not seen his older brother, Lance Corporal Travis Fannin, since September when he was deployed to Kuwait with the United States Marine Corps. So you can imagine how surprised he was to see Fannin standing on the stage at Randall High's graduation, holding his diploma. Fannin found out...

    For one Randall High School senior, Friday afternoon's graduation was more than just a ceremony - it was an unexpected family reunion. Reese Cryer had not seen his older brother, Lance Corporal Travis Fannin, since September when he was deployed to Kuwait with the United States Marine Corps. So you can imagine how surprised he was to see Fannin standing on the stage at Randall High's graduation, holding his diploma. Fannin found out...

  • North Branch YMCA renovation receives grant funding

    North Branch YMCA renovation receives grant funding

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:24 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Foundation granted the city $250,000 this week, specifically for the YMCA renovation project. 

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Foundation granted the city $250,000 this week, specifically for the YMCA renovation project. 

  • Impounded: The Lost and Found

    Impounded: The Lost and Found

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:24 GMT
    This dog was euthanized on May 5, 2016 (Source: KFDA)This dog was euthanized on May 5, 2016 (Source: KFDA)

    Pet owner irresponsibility is what officials blame as the reason Amarillo's animal shelter is almost always at full capacity. 

    Pet owner irresponsibility is what officials blame as the reason Amarillo's animal shelter is almost always at full capacity. 

  • Amarillo residents present alternative to city parks proposal

    Amarillo residents present alternative to city parks proposal

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:24 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Claiming the proposal is not fair to all parts of the city, some Amarillo citizens voiced their concerns about the proposed city parks renovation project to the city council Tuesday afternoon.

    Claiming the proposal is not fair to all parts of the city, some Amarillo citizens voiced their concerns about the proposed city parks renovation project to the city council Tuesday afternoon.

  • UPDATE: Missing Amarillo man has been found and is safe

    UPDATE: Missing Amarillo man has been found and is safe

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

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Amarillo Police Department says Mr. Whitaker has been found and is safe.

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Amarillo Police Department says Mr. Whitaker has been found and is safe.

  • Important upgrades in the works for Amarillo roads

    Important upgrades in the works for Amarillo roads

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

    As construction continues on Loop 335 south of Amarillo, there are some updates and safety reminders TxDOT wants area drivers to know.Just like any major construction project, the Loop could take many years to completely update to accommodate heavy traffic.But two projects currently under construction do have tentative completion dates.The bridge being rebuilt over BNSF railways between Georgia and Washington streets is expected to be complete next spring.And con...

    As construction continues on Loop 335 south of Amarillo, there are some updates and safety reminders TxDOT wants area drivers to know.

  • "Diva Day" gives free spay vouchers to Amarillo dog owners

    "Diva Day" gives free spay vouchers to Amarillo dog owners

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

    Some Amarillo residents are eligible to get their female dogs spayed, micro-chipped and vaccinated -- for free.

    Some Amarillo residents are eligible to get their female dogs spayed, micro-chipped and vaccinated -- for free.

  • Amarillo negotiating with San Antonio Missions

    Amarillo negotiating with San Antonio Missions

    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:22 GMT
    The San Antonio Missions could soon call Amarillo their new home (Source: San Antonio Missions)The San Antonio Missions could soon call Amarillo their new home (Source: San Antonio Missions)

    NewsChannel 10 can now confirm the city of Amarillo is negotiating with one specific minor league baseball team to come play in Amarillo. T

    NewsChannel 10 can now confirm the city of Amarillo is negotiating with one specific minor league baseball team to come play in Amarillo. T

  • Teens learn to be police officers through new APD program

    Teens learn to be police officers through new APD program

    Monday, May 16 2016 11:51 PM EDT2016-05-17 03:51:29 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:22 GMT

    High school students in Amarillo are learning how to work in law enforcement thanks to the Law Enforcement Explorers program through the Amarillo Police Department. 

    High school students in Amarillo are learning how to work in law enforcement thanks to the Law Enforcement Explorers program through the Amarillo Police Department. 

  • Amarillo looks to increase city staff wages

    Amarillo looks to increase city staff wages

    Tuesday, May 10 2016 11:33 PM EDT2016-05-11 03:33:49 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:21 GMT

    City of Amarillo employees could soon be making more money. A study presented Tuesday at the city council meeting showed new city employees are paid more than 20 percent less than the market standard. Council members are now looking into ways to fund an increase in starting salaries, and a tax increase is one option. "Individuals came to the council, they were employees of the city, and they talked about being at the poverty level...

    City of Amarillo employees could soon be making more money. A study presented Tuesday at the city council meeting showed new city employees are paid more than 20 percent less than the market standard. Council members are now looking into ways to fund an increase in starting salaries, and a tax increase is one option. "Individuals came to the council, they were employees of the city, and they talked about being at the poverty level...

  • Palo Duro Canyon renovations close to completion

    Palo Duro Canyon renovations close to completion

    Monday, May 9 2016 11:17 PM EDT2016-05-10 03:17:40 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:21 GMT

    Long time renovation projects in Palo Duro Canyon are beginning to finish up just in time for the summer tourist season.

    Long time renovation projects in Palo Duro Canyon are beginning to finish up just in time for the summer tourist season.

  • 45th Annual Greater Southwest Music Festival brings in the dough for Amarillo

    45th Annual Greater Southwest Music Festival brings in the dough for Amarillo

    Thursday, May 5 2016 11:31 PM EDT2016-05-06 03:31:31 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:21 GMT

    The Greater Southwest Music Festival is back in Amarillo this weekend for its 45th year...with more participants than ever. Musically talented kids from all over Texas, New Mexico, Kansas and Oklahoma are gathered in Amarillo for a battle of the bands - symphonic bands, jazz bands and choirs. And despite the downtown traffic, this festival is doing a lot of good for Amarillo when it comes to the economy. Performers from elementary through high school came to c...

    The Greater Southwest Music Festival is back in Amarillo this weekend for its 45th year...with more participants than ever. Musically talented kids from all over Texas, New Mexico, Kansas and Oklahoma are gathered in Amarillo for a battle of the bands - symphonic bands, jazz bands and choirs. 

  • Lead-tainted water will not be a problem in Amarillo

    Lead-tainted water will not be a problem in Amarillo

    Wednesday, May 4 2016 10:21 PM EDT2016-05-05 02:21:56 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:21 GMT

    Amarillo's water supply is very well tested and checked for lead in advance of any issues with lead. 

    Amarillo's water supply is very well tested and checked for lead in advance of any issues with lead. 

  • 'AA' baseball vote passes, LGC to move forward

    'AA' baseball vote passes, LGC to move forward

    Tuesday, May 3 2016 7:22 PM EDT2016-05-03 23:22:09 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:21 GMT

    A resolution to bring an affiliated baseball team to Amarillo has unanimously passed. 

    A resolution to bring an affiliated baseball team to Amarillo has unanimously passed. 

  • Amarillo City Council to begin search for new council member

    Amarillo City Council to begin search for new council member

    Monday, May 2 2016 10:49 PM EDT2016-05-03 02:49:32 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:20 GMT

    During Tuesday's city council meeting, the council members are expected to pass a resolution outlining the process of interviewing and selecting a new council member to replace Brian Eades, City Council Place 2.

    During Tuesday's city council meeting, the council members are expected to pass a resolution outlining the process of interviewing and selecting a new council member to replace Brian Eades, City Council Place 2.

  • Panhandle food security levels lower, but remain historically high

    Panhandle food security levels lower, but remain historically high

    Friday, April 29 2016 12:23 AM EDT2016-04-29 04:23:04 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:20 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Hunger insecurity in the Panhandle remains historically high, but a new national study shows fewer people in our area are now battling hunger.

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Hunger insecurity in the Panhandle remains historically high, but a new national study shows fewer people in our area are now battling hunger.

  • Congress moves toward requiring women to register for the draft

    Congress moves toward requiring women to register for the draft

    Friday, April 29 2016 10:38 PM EDT2016-04-30 02:38:32 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:20 GMT

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Women could soon be required to register for the draft. This measure was passed as part of the committee's version of the 2017 defense spending bill.

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Women could soon be required to register for the draft. This measure was passed as part of the committee's version of the 2017 defense spending bill.

  • Amarillo to move forward with bigger, costlier MPEV

    Amarillo to move forward with bigger, costlier MPEV

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

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

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

  • Sanford-Fritch ISD reveals upgrades from 2014 bond election

    Sanford-Fritch ISD reveals upgrades from 2014 bond election

    Monday, April 25 2016 11:39 PM EDT2016-04-26 03:39:17 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:19 GMT

    FRITCH, TX (KFDA) - Sanford-Fritch ISD is almost finished with dozens of changes made to all its school buildings thanks to a bond election passed two years ago.

    FRITCH, TX (KFDA) - Sanford-Fritch ISD is almost finished with dozens of changes made to all its school buildings thanks to a bond election passed two years ago.

  • AC begins discussion on campus carry

    AC begins discussion on campus carry

    Friday, April 22 2016 11:17 PM EDT2016-04-23 03:17:31 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:19 GMT

    Amarillo College is beginning its discussions on how to handle campus carry when it takes effect for junior colleges in August 2017.

    Amarillo College is beginning its discussions on how to handle campus carry when it takes effect for junior colleges in August 2017.

  • Home invasion victim speaks out

    Home invasion victim speaks out

    Thursday, April 21 2016 11:16 PM EDT2016-04-22 03:16:51 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:19 GMT

    The victim of a home invasion we first told you about yesterday is now choosing to share his story.

    The victim of a home invasion we first told you about yesterday is now choosing to share his story.

  • Protesters hope to repeal Amarillo homeless camping ordinance

    Protesters hope to repeal Amarillo homeless camping ordinance

    Tuesday, April 19 2016 11:35 PM EDT2016-04-20 03:35:12 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:19 GMT

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Members of the Blanket Downtown Amarillo Coalition and Food Not Bombs Amarillo spent the evening on the steps of City Hall protesting ordinance 7596.

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Members of the Blanket Downtown Amarillo Coalition and Food Not Bombs Amarillo spent the evening on the steps of City Hall protesting ordinance 7596.

  • Menstrual cramps could be stopped without medication

    Menstrual cramps could be stopped without medication

    Monday, April 18 2016 11:39 PM EDT2016-04-19 03:39:29 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:18 GMT

    AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - There may be a new way to stop menstrual cramps for women without taking any medication.

    There may be a new way to stop menstrual cramps for women without taking any medication.

  • Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare looks into several ordinance changes

    Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare looks into several ordinance changes

    Wednesday, April 13 2016 11:12 PM EDT2016-04-14 03:12:50 GMT
    Monday, July 18 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-18 22:23:18 GMT

    Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare is looking into several changes it hopes will improve the safety of residents and animals.

    Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare is looking into several changes it hopes will improve the safety of residents and animals.

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