Free at-home drug disposal bags now available in Clovis

The Office of Substance Abuse Prevention is partnering with the New Mexico Department of Health to help fight the opioid epidemic by providing free drug disposal bags.

This Weekend in the Panhandle

Amarillo, Lefors, Quitaque approved for millions in loans from Texas Water Development Board

  Amarillo businesses expecting an increase of sales on Valentine’s Day

  Texas Water Development Board to vote on lending $28.5 million for Amarillo automated water meters

  Public meeting to give details of Industrial Laundry Facility in Amarillo

  Amarillo City Council members vote unanimously to add Civic Center renovations to ballot in primary election

Continued Coverage

  TxDOT hosting open house on Loop 335 project

  211 Texas Panhandle continues to lend helping hand to those in need

  League of Women Voters hosting ‘Meet the Candidates’ forum

Educators can get free curriculum ideas at PPHM during Tuesday event

Tickets on sale for FSS’s Mardi Gras Party

Last day to RSVP for lunch, learn about human trafficking

This Weekend in the Panhandle

From learning new painting techniques and the AMoA Open Exhibition to getting to know police officers in Amarillo, here’s what’s going on in the area!

Chris Stapleton is coming to the United Supermarkets Arena

Chris Stapleton has planned a stop in Lubbock this year for October 22.

  Family Support Services continues to recover after devastating fire

More than two weeks after a devastating fire ruined everything at the Family Support Service facility, the non-profit is now moving into a temporary place.

  Amarillo South Rotary names APD Officer of the Year for 2019

This morning, Amarillo South Rotary held an award ceremony for the 2019 Amarillo Police Department Officer of the Year.

  City of Amarillo names former Midland Chief of Police as Interim Chief of Police

  Texas Historical Commission to take over Charles Goodnight Historical Center

  State Representatives to discuss public education at Amarillo Town Hall Thursday

  ’My Heart is Not Blind’ art exhibit opening Friday at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

  Bowling Tournament benefiting FSS set for this Friday

  Send APD Chief Drain off to Plano this Friday

  Amarillo’s ‘Coming Home’ Program sees success, expanding

A year and a half ago Janet Stephens and her husband were living on the streets of Amarillo, that is before the ‘Coming Home’ program came about.

Candidate Forum taking place in Moore County on Thursday

The Moore County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Candidate Forum Thursday at the Dumas High School Auditorium.

Tickets available to see 49ers NFL player, Bushland high alum Weston Richburg in Amarillo

A Buckner International press release said Richburg is the featured speaker for the 6th Annual Heart of Buckner Amarillo fundraising event on Feb. 10 at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens.

  High Plains Republican Women hosting candidate forum

The High Plains Republican Women will host a candidate forum on Tuesday, February 4.

City of Amarillo to host groundbreaking ceremony for Fire Station Number 5

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Fire Station Number 5 will be held this afternoon.

  Registration open for Becoming Agents of Change Conference and Disability Resource Fair

Parents and their children can attend the conference for free on Feb. 8 from 9:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the West Texas A&M University Amarillo Campus, located at 720 S. Tyler St. Lunch will also be provided.

This Weekend in the Panhandle

From learning new painting techniques and the AMoA Open Exhibition to getting to know police officers in Amarillo, here’s what’s going on in the area!

  Barrio Wellness Clinic offering free medical and dental screenings in Amarillo

The Barrio Wellness Clinic will be offering free medical and dental screenings for adults and children in Amarillo this Saturday.

  Kwahadi Dancers 55th annual Winter Night Show opens Saturday in Amarillo

The Kwahadi Dancers are celebrating 75 years by kicking off their annual Winter Night Show performances this weekend.

  Family Support Services unveils new anti-human trafficking billboard campaign

Family Support Services unveiled a new anti-human trafficking billboard as part of the “Can You See Me?” campaign.

  ‘Amazing Butterflies’ exhibit coming to Don Harrington Discovery Center

The Amazing Butterflies traveling exhibit opens at the Don Harrington Discovery Center this weekend.

  Toot’n Totum raises $75,000 to enhance school security throughout Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma, Kansas

Toot’n Totum has announced the results of their ‘Spirit Pump’ initiative, showing $75,743 has been raised since the program started in September 2019.

  New bill proposes to cap insulin costs in New Mexico

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto and Representative Micaela Cadena announced House Bill 292 on Wednesday, proposing to cap insulin costs.

  McDonald’s Amarillo employee gifted brand new car for exceeding goals

While the company is known for being a “people company,” they showed their appreciation to one of Amarillo’s most successful employees in a special way.

  Amarillo Association of Realtors celebrates 100 years with $50,000 donation to Habitat for Humanity

The Amarillo Association of Realtors is celebrating their 100 year anniversary by donating $50,000 to the Amarillo Habitat for Humanity to build a new house this summer.

Texas Panhandle parents can use free cellphone program to help children learn, grow

Panhandle PBS partnered up with Bright by Text to introduce the program to the area.

  HUD awards nearly $600,000 to Amarillo homeless programs

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $101,322,807 in grants to support homeless assistance programs in Texas, with nearly $600,000 going to programs in Amarillo.

  U.S. Census Bureau hosting job fair for jobs assisting with 2020 Census count

The U.S. Census Bureau is hosting a job fair this week for jobs assisting with the 2020 Census count.

  City of Amarillo to vote on $280 million debt transformation to Civic Center

An advisory committee’s plan to transform the Civic Center for $280 million in taxpayer debt is moving to Amarillo City Council.

Events to benefit Family Support Services after organization loses building to fire

Various events are benefiting the Family Support Services.

  Diocese of Amarillo to host annual Respect Life Mass and Walk

The Diocese of Amarillo will host it’s annual Respect Life Mass and Walk this weekend, honoring life, marriage and family.

  TTUHSC offering free pap screenings for uninsured Texas Panhandle women

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is offering free cervical cancer screenings to uninsured Texas Panhandle women for Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.

Texas Nurses Association, Texas Humane Legislation Network to host events honoring Representative Four Price

Representative Four Price is being honored by the Texas Nurses Association and the Texas Humane Legislation Network this weekend in a pair of events.

  High Plains Food Bank expanding program assisting low-income seniors to Perryton

The High Plains Food Bank will host Perryton’s first Commodity Supplemental Food Program to provide supplemental groceries to low-income seniors.

  Family Support Services relocates and continues to recover with community help

After the fire that devastated Family Support Services, the organization continues to press forward with the help of the community.

  Here’s where you can donate to Family Support Services

Amarillo National Bank and Happy State Bank have now opened donation accounts for Family Support Services after the fire that destroyed their downtown offices.

  Amarillo Sod Poodles open ‘Launch-A-Ball’ program to benefit non-profits

The Amarillo Sod Poodles announced today the details of their 2020 “Launch-A-Ball” program that will raise funds and bring awareness to local non-profits.

  Amarillo community members gather for day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Amarillo community members cleaned up the North Heights neighborhood in honor of MLK.

  FSS hosting Mardi Gras Party from around the world

The 11th annual Mardi Gras Party is Saturday, Feb. 15 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in the Heritage Ballroom at the Amarillo Civic Center.

  Transition to full pre-kindergarten days impact on Amarillo, Canyon school districts

As local school districts prepare to make the transition to full day pre-kindergarten, which is required by house bill three, some are approaching the issue of needed space in different manners.

  Randall High School student wins $1,500 Suddenlink scholarship for Hispanic Heritage essay

A Randall High School student was awarded a $1,500 scholarship from Suddenlink by Altice for her winning essay in the Hispanic Heritage essay contest.

This Weekend in the Panhandle

From learning new painting techniques and the AMoA Open Exhibition to getting to know police officers in Amarillo, here’s what’s going on in the area!

High Plains Food Bank breaks record donating 9 million pounds of food in 2019

The High Plains Food Bank set a new record last year distributing 9,036,255 pounds of food.

  PetSmart Charities grants P.E.T.S. Clinic of Amarillo $250,000

P.E.T.S. Clinic of Amarillo is the recipient of a $250,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to increase access to affordable veterinary care in Wichita Falls and Amarillo.

Health officials hosting free cervical cancer screening for Women in Cactus

From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., women can walk in with no appointment for the cervical cancer screening at The Well Health Center, located at 200 Palo Duro.

Amarillo Panhandle Humane Society hosting pet adoption party this weekend

The “Fur Ball: A New Year’s Bash” event is indoors and is from noon to 4:00 p.m. at Central Bark, located at 5001 S. Western St. and dogs, family and friends are welcome.

City officials finalize redevelopment plan for San Jacinto neighborhood

The final plan for the San Jacinto redevelopment project is now official.

  NBCUniversal awards $17,014 to ENMU film program

NBCUniversal grants the Portales branch of Eastern New Mexico University $17,014 as a part of the Film Incentive Give Back Program.

  Kids Inc. taking Club Basketball team entries

Kids Inc. is taking team entries for Club Basketball through January 31.

  Amarillo College to offer yoga classes to help children deal with stress and anxiety

Amarillo college will be offering yoga classes designed for children this Spring.

United Supermarkets donates 1,000 socks to Amarillo Salvation Army

United Supermarkets donated 1,000 socks to the Amarillo Salvation Army today through the Pears for Pairs initiative.

  League of Women Voters to host meeting addressing ‘Maternal Mortality’ in Potter County

The League of Women Voters will host a meeting addressing maternal mortality in Potter County.

  Potter County Sheriff’s Office hosting CRASE course

The CRASE course is Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the sheriff’s office, located at 13103 N.E. 29th Ave.

City leaders to hold last public meeting for San Jacinto Neighborhood Plan tomorrow

Community members are invited to attend the meeting, which starts at 6:00 p.m. at San Jacinto Elementary School, located at the corner of Southwest 5th Avenue and South Carolina Street.

  Amarillo VA improves scheduling for primary and mental health appointments

The Amarillo VA Medical Center is releasing some needed features to their My HealtheVet online patient portal.

WATCH: Procession for Lubbock first responders killed while working crash

Officer Reyna and Lieutenant Hill will be escorted to Fort Worth from the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office Sunday at 10 a.m

Memorial constructed for Officer Reyna at LPD headquarters

A memorial has been set up at the Lubbock Police Department headquarters for fallen Officer Reyna.

  City, state leaders offering prayers for families of first responders killed in Saturday morning wreck

The deaths of Lubbock Fire and Rescue Lieutenant and Paramedic Eric Hill and Lubbock Police Officer Nicholas Reyna have state and city leaders offering condolences and prayers for their families.

Flags ordered at half-staff for first responders killed Saturday

Lubbock County Judge Curtis Parrish has ordered all flags in Lubbock County to be lowered to half-staff through sunset Jan. 17 to commemorate the two first responders who died Saturday morning.

  Amarillo to update city transit system this year

The City of Amarillo is updating the city transit system.

  Enrollment rates for WTAMU, AC above national rate

For the last eight years enrollment rates at colleges and universities have been down national wide. Despite what is happening nationally, post secondary institutes here are growing and they say it's due to how they interact with students.

  Amarillo grocery stores environmental efforts

A FEW STORES IN THE AREA ARE DOING THEIR PART TO ENCOURAGE THEIR SHOPPERS TO USE THEIR REUSABLE PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS.

  Amarillo Economic Development Corporation to host State of the Economy event

The Amarillo Economic Development Corporation will host the State of the Economy event on January 22.

This Weekend in the Panhandle

From learning new painting techniques and the AMoA Open Exhibition to getting to know police officers in Amarillo, here’s what’s going on in the area!

Walmart Wellness Day happening this weekend at Amarillo locations

Walmart is offering free wellness services and resources during Walmart Wellness Day this Saturday, January 11.

Volunteers needed for annual Point in Time Count of Amarillo homeless

Volunteers are needed for the annual Point in Time Count of the Amarillo homeless population.

Tri-State Chili Cook-Off set for this weekend

The chili cook-off starts at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Rex Baxter Building at the Tri-State Fairgrounds.

Plano to instate Amarillo’s Chief of Police as their own

Plano city officials are working to move-in Amarillo’s current Chief of Police Ed Drain.