Town hall meeting addresses variety of topics - KFDA - NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports

Town hall meeting addresses variety of topics

Amarillo, TX -- Our student population is outgrowing our schools, synthetic drugs are still sold in our community, and residents can find free housing and legal assistance through the city.

A town hall meeting Wednesday (Mar. 27th) at Travis Middle School in Amarillo addressed all those issues and more in the name of public information.  Residents learned not only what our community has to offer, but what they can offer the community.

The meeting brought city officials, school board members, and nonprofit organizations together to let residents know some of the most pressing issues facing our city.  Potter County Commissioner Alphonso Vaughn outlined the meeting's agenda and intent, saying, "We have issues that are ongoing, such as the bond election from AISD, we've got issues such as housing that they need to be aware of that the city is involved in, and also we've got some illicit activities that are going on in our community involving our youth as far as drugs, and we want to share with the public some of these things that are happening that they need to be aware of."

Amarillo Independent School District appealed for public support for a bond that would expand our schools.  AISD is asking for $99.4 million in bonds to build two new junior high schools and upgrade security at our local elementary schools.

Doing so would raise the average homeowner's tax rate by about $18.32 a year.  That bond election will be held May 11th.

Residents also learned how they can find free housing and legal assistance through the city.  To learn more about all of these issues, follow the links attached to this story.

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share
  • Today's Local News HeadlinesToday's Local NewsMore>>

  • Two Moore Co. fugitives now behind bars

    Two Moore Co. fugitives now behind bars

    Friday, March 24 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-03-25 03:19:49 GMT
    Source: Moore County Crime StoppersSource: Moore County Crime Stoppers

    Two of Moore County's 'Creep of the Week' fugitives are now behind bars after being taken into custody Friday, March 24th. 

    Two of Moore County's 'Creep of the Week' fugitives are now behind bars after being taken into custody Friday, March 24th. 

  • 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.

  • APD warns of multiple phone scams, $180K lost

    APD warns of multiple phone scams, $180K lost

    Friday, March 24 2017 8:49 PM EDT2017-03-25 00:49:09 GMT
    Source: KFDA NewsChannel 10Source: KFDA NewsChannel 10

    The Amarillo Police Department says phone scams are more prevalent now. In just one month, the APD reports 16 victims being phone scammed out over $180,000.

    The Amarillo Police Department says phone scams are more prevalent now. In just one month, the APD reports 16 victims being phone scammed out over $180,000.

Powered by Frankly