At the request of the State Operations Center Governor's Division of Emergency Management, the City of Amarillo is activating the City of Amarillo's Emergency Management Organization to handle possible evacuees from the Texas Gulf Coast and State of Louisiana due to Hurricane Gustav.
As a result of the request from the State Operations Center, Mayor Debra McCartt declared a Disaster Declaration for the City of Amarillo this afternoon.
President Bush has declared a Federal Disaster Declaration due to the imminent threat to the state of Texas from Hurricane Gustav. Mayor Debra McCartt's declaration allows the City of Amarillo to receive federal reimbursement and assistance in the efforts to shelter evacuees.
At this time, the City of Amarillo is fully involved in implementing existing hurricane operations shelter plan. At the present time, the City of Amarillo will not be requesting volunteers and resources from the community. A formal request will be issued only as needed.
Mayor Debra McCartt and other City officials will conduct a press conference, Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 1 p.m. in the South Exhibit Hall of the Amarillo Civic Center (Entrance #2 - facing Buchanan St.)
Voters in Randall County will now have one more item on the ballot this November with the Canyon Independent School District Board of Trustees approving a bond proposal for nearly $200 million to serve the school district over the next 10 years.
Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson issued a statement on Monday night regarding the retirement announcement of Texas Tech Chancellor Robert Duncan.
When someone calls dispatch, how quickly a police officer can respond can be the difference between life and death.
The father of missing Canadian teenager, Thomas Brown is sharing his experience with groups across the Panhandle. "I have faith that Tom's coming home," said Kelly Brown. "I don't know where he is, I don't know when, but I have faith that that's going to happen." It's this firm belief that has kept Brown going for the past two years. Jon Mark Beilue is a writer for the Amarillo Globe News and a member of the Amarillo Kiwanis Club. While...
Kaitlyn De Leon, a 10-year-old who was named an honorary Cactus Police Department Officer, has passed away after a two-year battle with cancer.