AMARILLO, Texas - Last-minute Christmas shoppers are more likely to fight crowds, but they are also able to take advantage of final Christmas sales, which help boost the local economy.
Along with Black Friday, Target manager Barry McDonald says the Friday and Saturday before Christmas are some of the busiest shopping days of the year.
"It is definitely busy the day before Christmas and certainly the week coming up to Christmas." McDonald said. "It's probably one of our busiest weeks."
Shopping locally helps provide benefits within cities, too. Experts estimate non-profits receive around 200 percent more support from local businesses. On a national level, small businesses are among the nation's largest employers, supporting them can help fill the gap in unemployment.
Schools in Hereford and the Pampa Junior High were both placed on lockdown as a precaution today while police investigated possible threats.
The Dimmit Police Department installed a temperature alarm system in it's K-9 Unit truck to make sure its dog is safe for the upcoming summer.
Northwest Texas Hospital has teamed up with a leading health care organization to continue to focus on quality of care for their patients.
In a two-day conference celebrating the culture and industries of the Southern High Plains, one man is embracing a creative approach to telling the story of the plains to the audience.
As a way of previewing next weeks meeting, the city's Planning Department is releasing a draft for the redevelopment of the Barrio Neighborhood.