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  • Our 2017 resolution: Make a positive impact, encourage others to do the same

    Our 2017 resolution: Make a positive impact, encourage others to do the same

    Tuesday, January 3 2017 6:02 PM EST2017-01-03 23:02:44 GMT

    My Perspective is that if we focus, we can make a great impact on things around us and we can encourage others to make an impact in their focused areas. This, in turn, will make a better community by the end of 2017.

    My Perspective is that if we focus, we can make a great impact on things around us and we can encourage others to make an impact in their focused areas. This, in turn, will make a better community by the end of 2017.

  • Your Perspective: Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays?

    Your Perspective: Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays?

    Thursday, December 22 2016 12:33 PM EST2016-12-22 17:33:23 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Christmas is a great holiday that is celebrated by most in our area, but not all. About one third of people in a Pew Research study said they celebrated Christmas as more of a cultural holiday. 

    Christmas is a great holiday that is celebrated by most in our area, but not all. About one third of people in a Pew Research study said they celebrated Christmas as more of a cultural holiday. 

  • Voters face new questions of change in upcoming election

    Voters face new questions of change in upcoming election

    Wednesday, December 14 2016 10:35 AM EST2016-12-14 15:35:36 GMT
    City of Amarillo (Source: KFDA)City of Amarillo (Source: KFDA)

    Voters in 2015 voted for change in Amarillo's City Council by rejecting two incumbents and a man portrayed as part of the establishment. So, a year and a half later, what change has happened?

    Voters in 2015 voted for change in Amarillo's City Council by rejecting two incumbents and a man portrayed as part of the establishment. So, a year and a half later, what change has happened?

  • Public Perspective a powerful tool to get things done

    Public Perspective a powerful tool to get things done

    Tuesday, November 29 2016 8:32 PM EST2016-11-30 01:32:43 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Last week I talked about being thankful for Amarillo. Many agreed the people are great, the sunsets are awesome, but others expressed their concerns. 

    Last week I talked about being thankful for Amarillo. Many agreed the people are great, the sunsets are awesome, but others expressed their concerns. 

  • What makes the Texas Panhandle great?

    What makes the Texas Panhandle great?

    Tuesday, November 29 2016 6:53 PM EST2016-11-29 23:53:45 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Whether your candidate won or lost - and whatever President Trump does in the first 100 days - Amarillo will be Amarillo, and we will all continue to go to work and live our lives. 

    Whether your candidate won or lost - and whatever President Trump does in the first 100 days - Amarillo will be Amarillo, and we will all continue to go to work and live our lives. 

  • Missed deadlines on local construction now recurring theme -- Why?

    Missed deadlines on local construction now recurring theme -- Why?

    Wednesday, November 2 2016 7:33 AM EDT2016-11-02 11:33:48 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Improvements to our local streets seem to be constantly underway in Amarillo, but is Tx-DOT going about these numerous road construction projects the right way?

    Improvements to our local streets seem to be constantly underway in Amarillo, but is Tx-DOT going about these numerous road construction projects the right way?

  • Today's Halloween differs from original scare

    Today's Halloween differs from original scare

    Tuesday, October 25 2016 8:41 PM EDT2016-10-26 00:41:26 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    As I grew up, Halloween was trick-or-treating by groups of children walking through neighborhoods dressed up for fun. 

    As I grew up, Halloween was trick-or-treating by groups of children walking through neighborhoods dressed up for fun. 

  • Clowns not such a funny issue across America

    Clowns not such a funny issue across America

    Wednesday, October 19 2016 11:34 AM EDT2016-10-19 15:34:40 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    What happened to happy Clowns piling out of a car at the circus? I'm tired of seeing scary, creepy clowns. 

    What happened to happy Clowns piling out of a car at the circus? I'm tired of seeing scary, creepy clowns. 

  • Area police share their thoughts on race relations in Amarillo

    Area police share their thoughts on race relations in Amarillo

    Tuesday, October 11 2016 7:07 PM EDT2016-10-11 23:07:19 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    NewsChannel 10 recently invited our police agencies to a meeting to discuss the findings from our racism survey and our group discussions. We presented the data that has been shared over the last six weeks and then asked for their input. This is what they said.

    NewsChannel 10 recently invited our police agencies to a meeting to discuss the findings from our racism survey and our group discussions. We presented the data that has been shared over the last six weeks and then asked for their input. This is what they said.

  • Survey: Racism more common than not in Amarillo

    Survey: Racism more common than not in Amarillo

    Tuesday, October 4 2016 5:36 PM EDT2016-10-04 21:36:52 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    NewsChannel 10 continues to try to better understand racism and police relations in Amarillo and how others see it. 

    NewsChannel 10 continues to try to better understand racism and police relations in Amarillo and how others see it. 

  • National anthem demonstrations - What's the right thing to do?

    National anthem demonstrations - What's the right thing to do?

    Tuesday, September 20 2016 7:51 PM EDT2016-09-20 23:51:06 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    This week we take a little break as the NewsChannel10.com and West Texas A&M Survey on Race tension in Amarillo while the data is being tabulated.  But we're taking a break only to talk about a similar subject that has captured the national media’s focus. 

    This week we take a little break as the NewsChannel10.com and West Texas A&M Survey on Race tension in Amarillo while the data is being tabulated.  But we're taking a break only to talk about a similar subject that has captured the national media’s focus. 

  • Perspective panel sees 'unbalance' in race relations

    Perspective panel sees 'unbalance' in race relations

    Tuesday, September 13 2016 7:12 PM EDT2016-09-13 23:12:13 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    In our panel discussion with a group of white or Anglo citizens, we discussed Amarillo’s police relations related to race. Efforts to isolate local reality from national emotions proved to be difficult.

    In our panel discussion with a group of white or Anglo citizens, we discussed Amarillo’s police relations related to race. Efforts to isolate local reality from national emotions proved to be difficult.

  • Racism defined differently among dominant demographic

    Racism defined differently among dominant demographic

    Tuesday, September 6 2016 7:39 PM EDT2016-09-06 23:39:04 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    NewsChannel 10 is inviting you to take part in a focus group aimed that is measuring tensions felt between the Amarillo community and the city police department. 

    NewsChannel 10 is inviting you to take part in a focus group aimed that is measuring tensions felt between the Amarillo community and the city police department. 

  • Potential for harm still felt during police encounters

    Potential for harm still felt during police encounters

    Tuesday, August 30 2016 7:50 PM EDT2016-08-30 23:50:02 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Today I'll continue to summarize the pulse and sentiments that were expressed as I asked about fear or tension that may or may not exist with the Amarillo Police Department.  

    Today I'll continue to summarize the pulse and sentiments that were expressed as I asked about fear or tension that may or may not exist with the Amarillo Police Department.  

  • Great progress comes with great setbacks, forum members say on local tensions

    Great progress comes with great setbacks, forum members say on local tensions

    Tuesday, August 23 2016 8:11 PM EDT2016-08-24 00:11:04 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    As I mentioned last week, we recently sat down with a group of mainly black Amarillo citizens of different ages, both genders and different backgrounds in our community to begin a conversation about racism in Amarillo and to gauge the level of tension that may exist between the races and more specifically with the Amarillo Police Department.  

    As I mentioned last week, we recently sat down with a group of mainly black Amarillo citizens of different ages, both genders and different backgrounds in our community to begin a conversation about racism in Amarillo and to gauge the level of tension that may exist between the races and more specifically with the Amarillo Police Department.  

  • Does a national divide run through Amarillo, too?

    Does a national divide run through Amarillo, too?

    Tuesday, August 16 2016 9:42 PM EDT2016-08-17 01:42:43 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Over the next 6-8 weeks, NewsChannel 10 will hold multiple focus groups with local residents of different ages, races, genders and social classes. We need your Perspective on a difficult, but necessary, conversation.

    Over the next 6-8 weeks, NewsChannel 10 will hold multiple focus groups with local residents of different ages, races, genders and social classes. We need your Perspective on a difficult, but necessary, conversation.

  • "Pokemon Go" and its growing concerns

    "Pokemon Go" and its growing concerns

    Tuesday, August 9 2016 9:14 PM EDT2016-08-10 01:14:04 GMT

    Let's talk about "Pokémon Go" mania. This is a new game that is taking the nation by storm and getting people out doors.

    As the popularity of "Pokémon Go" continues to grow, so do safety concerns surrounding the smartphone app. Does the good of the game outweigh the bad?

  • In dawn of social age, information and accountability are at all-time highs

    In dawn of social age, information and accountability are at all-time highs

    Tuesday, July 26 2016 7:56 PM EDT2016-07-26 23:56:52 GMT

    Many times people can learn of a situation or story through social media, and can quickly jump to conclusions without having all the information. 

    Many times people can learn of a situation or story through social media, and can quickly jump to conclusions without having all the information. 

  • Dialogue between city, residents has opened. What next?

    Dialogue between city, residents has opened. What next?

    Tuesday, July 12 2016 8:19 PM EDT2016-07-13 00:19:00 GMT

    The City of Amarillo says it wants to listen.  Now is your chance to get off the sidelines and have a say about how the city will potentially spend hundreds of millions of dollars.

    The City of Amarillo says it wants to listen.  Now is your chance to get off the sidelines and have a say about how the city will potentially spend hundreds of millions of dollars.

  • Is STARR testing the correct answer?

    Is STARR testing the correct answer?

    Wednesday, June 29 2016 2:21 PM EDT2016-06-29 18:21:57 GMT

    From lost test scores to questions with no correct answers, the STAAR test given to students in Texas public schools this year has been a disaster.

    From lost test scores to questions with no correct answers, the STAAR test given to students in Texas public schools this year has been a disaster.

  • Do we say 'Thank You' enough? Probably not

    Do we say 'Thank You' enough? Probably not

    Tuesday, June 21 2016 8:25 PM EDT2016-06-22 00:25:01 GMT

    Last week our community was tested! This week, our Perspective feature is a simple challenge to you.

    Last week our community was tested! This week, our Perspective feature is a simple challenge to you.

  • Calls for infrastructure improvement grow, but at what expense?

    Calls for infrastructure improvement grow, but at what expense?

    Tuesday, May 31 2016 3:45 PM EDT2016-05-31 19:45:16 GMT

    Amarillo city officials face an ongoing quandary from the citizens they serve.

    Amarillo city officials face an ongoing quandary from the citizens they serve.

  • Communication between city, residents may need improvement

    Communication between city, residents may need improvement

    Monday, May 23 2016 9:15 PM EDT2016-05-24 01:15:10 GMT

    The City of Amarillo is now letting residents voice their opinion through social media, but the change may not be enough

    The City of Amarillo is now letting residents voice their opinion through social media, but the change may not be enough

  • State capitol, superintendent divided on transgender student guidelines

    State capitol, superintendent divided on transgender student guidelines

    Tuesday, May 17 2016 10:14 PM EDT2016-05-18 02:14:40 GMT
    Tuesday, May 17 2016 10:14 PM EDT2016-05-18 02:14:40 GMT

    Last week Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick called for the resignation of Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Kent Scribner because of his decision to enact guidelines regarding transgender students in the district. But when President Obama and the US Department of Education released their say last week, Patrick responded by saying big government should stay out of local issues.

    Last week Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick called for the resignation of Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Kent Scribner because of his decision to enact guidelines regarding transgender students in the district. But when President Obama and the US Department of Education released their say last week, Patrick responded by saying big government should stay out of local issues.

  • What is Perspective?

    What is Perspective?

    Monday, May 16 2016 4:32 PM EDT2016-05-16 20:32:41 GMT
    Tuesday, May 17 2016 2:55 PM EDT2016-05-17 18:55:23 GMT

    "Perspective" is a NewsChannel 10 segment that is intended to start conversations. We face many matters on the local, regional and national level that needs discussion. Many of these topics can be confused by spin. This segment is intended to get past that and start real discussion. Read more on what "Perspective" is intended to accomplish. 

    "Perspective" is a NewsChannel 10 segment that is intended to start conversations. We face many matters on the local, regional and national level that needs discussion. Many of these topics can be confused by spin. The segment is intended to get past that and start real discussion. Read more on what "Perspective" is intended to accomplish. 

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