Emergency program to give people $50 off internet bill

The government is increasing spending on broadband as the pandemic made stark that millions of Americans did not have access to, and could not afford, broadband at a time when jobs, school and health care was moving online.
  • Coronavirus

US schools fight to keep students amid fear of dropout surge

U.S. educators are doing everything they can to track down high school students who stopped showing up to classes and to help them get the credits needed to graduate, amid an anticipated surge in the country’s dropout rate during the coronavirus pandemic.

TOP STORIES

  Clovis man sentenced to 15 years in prison for drug trafficking

  Amarillo dealers face shortage of outdoor recreation vehicles

  State health officials reports 14 new COVID-19 cases in Eastern New Mexico

  Potter and Randall counties to receive nearly $50 million from American Rescue Plan

  Criminal Complaint: Over $500,000 of drugs found during traffic stop in Carson County

Two men face federal charges for having nearly $453,000 of cocaine and $100,000 of meth and two pounds of fentanyl during a traffic stop in Carson County, according to criminal complaint.
  • National

Teacher has 5th grade students in ND reenact George Floyd arrest

The teacher has been placed on administrative leave and will remain on leave until the district finishes its investigation.

  Criminal Complaint: Nearly $1.2 million worth of meth found during traffic stop in Sherman County

  Amarillo COVID-19 report for May 11 shows 28 new cases, 5 recoveries, no deaths

Suspect charged in shooting death of 2 Concho County sheriff’s deputies

  Remains of 1999 homicide victim found in Texas County still unidentified

  Amarillo police search for man suspected of burglarizing storage units

  City of Amarillo launches program to engage community input in future projects

  A new 15 mile trail system in southeast Amarillo is underway

  Dumas Police Department pays tribute to Chief Marvin Trejo and other fallen officers

  • Coronavirus

  Younger adolescents get ready to receive COVID-19 vaccine

A handful of cities started offering shots to children ages 12 to 15 on Tuesday after the Food and Drug Administration gave the vaccine emergency use authorization for that age group.

SPORTS

  Amarillo High honors Brock Ewing and Gracie Polster on signing day

  WT baseball to host first week of LSC Championship tournament

The Buffs will face #8 St. Edwards in first series of LSC Championship

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  State health officials report 34 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death in Eastern New Mexico

  Amarillo COVID-19 report for May 10 shows 23 new cases, 31 recoveries, no deaths

  New in Amarillo: Restaurants and renovations coming downtown

  Traffic Alert: Amarillo area lane closures

Man kills 6, then self, at Colorado birthday party shooting

A gunman opened fire at a birthday party in Colorado, slaying six adults before killing himself Sunday.

  China says most rocket debris burned up during reentry over Maldives

  Vax Live concert raises $302 million, exceeds vaccine goal

String of satellites baffles residents, bugs astronomers

  States scale back vaccine orders as interest in shots wanes

  Equestrian Therapy program aiming to help healthcare workers deal with post pandemic stress