Heal the City reopens after closing for possible COVID-19 exposure

Amarillo’s Heal the City is now reopen today after closing last month due to a potential coronavirus exposure.

Nationally recognized Canyon-based literacy program taking application for mentoring program

Allsup’s parent company closing corporate offices in Clovis

FirstBank Southwest Chief Consumer Officer named 2020 Emerging Leader in Banking

  City of Amarillo still taking applications for emergency business grants

  Hillcrest Park Zoo in Clovis reopening this weekend

  Cenikor Foundation opens new Youth Recovery Community program

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Panhandle Adult Rebuilding Center hosting fundraiser events across Amarillo

  Clovis restaurants working to raise awareness of underage drinking

  Tyson Foods teams up with DonorsChoose to support teachers with $1.8 million investment

Snack Pak 4 Kids surpasses $1 million in food donations

Volunteers to distribute free boxes of food Saturday in Amarillo

Amarillo students participating in Bank of America’s 2020 Student Leaders Program

  Storybridge hosting Back to School Book Roundup and Raffle

Storybridge will host a Back to School Book Roundup and Raffle this weekend.

  Window on a Wider World working to provide emotional support for students

Window on a Wider World and The Hope and Healing Place are working to provide social and emotional support for students during the pandemic.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospital fundraiser donation deadline approaching

The deadline to donate at Walmart and Sam’s Club to the Children’s Miracle Network is approaching this month.

2020 Freedom Literacy Awards names Canyon teacher grand prize winner

Christopher McGilvery, the founder of the Leaders Readers Network in Canyon, is the grand prize winner.

Amarillo Community Market changing their hours due to hot temperatures

USDA taking applications for food assistance program to aid farmers, ranchers during pandemic

  Panhandle PBS Camp TV to help boost summer learning

High Plains Food Bank giving out free food boxes at Bethesda Outreach this Sunday

Amarillo Area CASA giving away custom playhouses during fundraiser for foster children

  Vandalized Amarillo churches another step closer to preserving historical windows

Bubba’s 33 teams up with other businesses to help out-of-work service industry workers

Bubba’s 33 is teaming up with Nothing Bundt Cakes, La Bella’s Pizza, Water Still and Sam’s Club to help service workers who have lost their job during the pandemic.

  Full semi-truck load of food delivered to organizations helping with food insecurity in Amarillo

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints delivered a full semi-truck load of food to two organizations helping with food insecurity in Amarillo.

  Center City of Amarillo presents grants to historic churches recently vandalized

Center City of Amarillo presented grants to two historic churches that were recently vandalized.

TxDOT taking comments during virtual public meeting regarding future transportation projects in Childress area

TxDOT will be holding a virtual public meeting to take comments for their 2021 through 2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Childress TxDOT District.

North Heights Advisory Association unveils street topper

The North Heights Advisory Association is having a commemorative unveiling of a street topper Wednesday morning.

  Amarillo College’s Chalk It Up contest postponed until fall

Registration is open for the Amarillo College Chalk It Up contest.

APD warning of new phone scam claiming to be 108th District Court

The Amarillo Police Department is warning citizens of a recent scam call that has been reported.

City leaders discuss moving Amarillo monuments after multiple graffiti incidents

Two of three monuments, including a controversial memorial to a confederate military man, in Elwood Park may not be there for long according to a report presented today to City leaders.

AEDC to spend $4 million to build on Texas Tech’s Amarillo presence

AEDC leaders are looking to build Texas Tech’s Amarillo presence by adding businesses to the city and want to spend $4 million dollars to do it.

  Legal Aid of Northwest Texas hosting virtual legal clinic

The Legal Aid of Northwest Texas is hosting a virtual legal clinic Tuesday, July 21.

  Potter County Sheriff’s Office hosting social distancing cookout

The Potter County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a social distancing cookout this week.

  Xcel Energy offering options for paying high summer bills during the pandemic

As the summer heat has led to higher bills for Xcel Energy customers, the company is offering options for paying those bills during the pandemic.

  Heart Hospital of Northwest Texas to host Athletic Health Fair

The Heart Hospital of Northwest Texas will host an Athletic Health Fair on Saturday, July 18.

  13th Annual Shred It Day with Amarillo Crime Stoppers happening this weekend

Amarillo Crime Stoppers will host the 13th Annual Shred It Day on Saturday, July 18.

United States delivers first Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey to Japan

The United States government has delivered the first Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey to Camp Kisarazu in Japan.

  Ronald McDonald House Charities of Amarillo hosting ‘Let’s Make The New House a Home’ initiative

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Amarillo is partnering with Urban Giraffe for the Let’s Make The New House a Home initiative.

ASPCA cancels two largest fundraisers due to COVID-19 pandemic

The Amarillo SPCA has made the difficult choice to cancel their two largest fundraisers this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amarillo Civic Center reopens for first time since March

The Amarillo Civic Center Complex hosted a public event this past weekend for the first time since March.

  New Mexico to halt indoor restaurant service

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham has announced accelerating rates of infection across the state have forced her to issue new restrictions and backtrack on restaurant re-openings.

Xcel asking customers to cut energy use during high heat days

The extreme heat has pushed some Xcel Energy substation facilities to their capacity, so customers are asked to be mindful of their use of electricity to help ensure the reliability of the system.

City of Amarillo reveals details of new $7.9 million Thompson Park Pool

The City of Amarillo is replacing one of the town’s oldest public swimming pools with a state-of-the-art facility that will be the largest public acquatics site in the Amarillo area.

  Amarillo City Council discusses moving forward with bond election for Civic Center expansion

The project would include enlarging the events area, adding an arena, relocating City Hall, building a parking garage and restoring the Santa Fe Depot.

Northwest Texas Healthcare System celebrates July babies while educating moms about safe sleep

Northwest Texas Healthcare System is celebrating July babies while educating new moms about safe sleep.

WT Enterprise Center taking applications for Growth Academy program

Applications are now open through July 15 for the WT Enterprise Center’s new Growth Academy program.

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas offering free virtual legal clinic to Amarillo veterans

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas will be holding a free virtual civil legal clinic for veterans in Amarillo next week.

  Lake Meredith experiencing record numbers in pandemic, expects big holiday weekend

Without fireworks, this Fourth of July will look a little different at Lake Meredith.

Amarillo Community Market celebrating July 4 at Santa Fe Depot

The Amarillo Community Market will be open for July 4 celebrations at the Santa Fe Depot.

Early voting polls in Amarillo, Canyon closed July 3 and 4

There will be no early voting for Randall County and Potter County voters July 3 or July 4.

Clovis City Hall disinfected and ready to reopen

Clovis City Hall is ready to reopen.

City of Amarillo changing some service times for July 4 holiday weekend

The City of Amarillo is changing some service times for the Fourth of July weekend.

  High Plains Food Bank distributed record amount of food in June

The High Plains Food Bank distributed a record amount of food in June.

Will Rogers Range Riders Rodeo taking place this weekend

The Will Rogers Range Riders Rodeo takes place this weekend.

Texas DPS extends hours at Driver License Office in Childress

Texas DPS has made the decision to extend their hours at the Driver License Office in Childress as part of their pilot program.

  Don Harrington Discovery Center hosting Patriotic Day with live science demonstrations

The community event runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. July 3 at the Discovery Center.

Dalhart Municipal Airport approved to recieve $230,000 in CARES Act funding

The state has approved $230,000 in CARES Act funding for the Dalhart Municipal Airport.

Amarillo City Council meeting canceled in recognition of July 4th

The next council meeting will be next Tuesday, July 7, at 1:00 p.m.

Xcel Energy’s new $9 million Western Street substation now in service

Xcel Energy is working to complete system upgrades across Amarillo in time for peak summer demand, including completion of their new $9 million Western Street Substation.

  Early voting begins Monday, with COVID-19 safety precautions

Area voters who plan to vote in-person need to be aware of several changes they can expect due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Don Harrington Discovery Center wrapping up new outdoor Science Park

A video shows the progress of the new space, which is located on the southeast side of the Discovery Center’s front entrance.

  13th Annual Boots and Badges Blood Drive Kickoff happening Friday

The 13th Annual Boots and Badges Blood Drive Kickoff is happening this Friday.

  Amarillo organizations coming together this weekend to give away 25 pound boxes of meat

The Amarillo Area Black Chamber of Commerce, Heal the City, Speiro Legacies and Generation Next Church have all partnered together to give away boxes of meat.

  Experts to showcase science, skill of amateur radio this weekend

The Field Day event is on Saturday, June 27, from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and on Sunday, June 28. from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 14590 Mescalero Trail.

  City of Amarillo making changes to billing process for drainage utility fees

The City of Amarillo will be making changes to their billing process for drainage utility fees.

Panhandle counties will not ban fireworks despite drought conditions

Even though it’s plenty dry outside the city of Amarillo, it’s not dry enough for counties to ban some fireworks.

  Southeast Park, lake closed until at least June 24 after wastewater spill

A spill from a wastewater collection facility at the City of Amarillo’s Lift Station 32 into Southeast Park Lake has been contained.

  Nonprofits to giveaway 6,000 boxes of food this Saturday in Amarillo

A group of nonprofits and their sponsors are giving away 6,000 boxes of food to residents in Amarillo this Saturday.

  Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta cancelled for the year 2020

The large event is being canceled because of a limited amount of time left to plan it, the safety and health of guests and the many variables out of their control that is caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Amarillo residents given opportunity to win prizes by completing 2020 Census questionnaire

The 2020 Census Neighborhood Project, sponsored by the North Heights Advisory Association, the San Jacinto, Neighborhood Association and the Barrio Neighborhood Planning Committee, can be attended at various locations.

  Groundbreaking ceremony set for new Amarillo Habitat for Humanity home

The groundbreaking ceremony is Tuesday, June 23, at 1:30 p.m. at 900 S.E. 21st Ave.

  Workforce Solutions Panhandle hosting virtual job fair Thursday for Borger, Pampa area

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Borger and Pampa have been hit hard with a higher unemployment number and permanent business closures.

Legal Aid to host free webinar on tenant rights amid COVID-19 pandemic

The webinar will cover a multitude of legal issues, including the CARES Act, eviction process, rent and late fees, lockouts and justice court guidelines during the pandemic.

Canyon ISD Superintendent named Region 16 Superintendent of the Year

Region 16 has announced Canyon ISD’s Superintendent was selected as the 2020 Superintendent of the Year.

Texas A&M AgriLife, TCDD to host Community Conversations focusing on disability issues

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities will co-host Community Conversations this summer to gather input regarding disability-related issues.

TxDOT to host virtual public hearing on improving Loop 335 from SW 9th Ave to North Western Street

TxDOT will host a virtual public hearing on Tuesday, June 23 to discuss the State Loop 335 project.

  Amarillo College to resume in-person classes this fall

Amarillo College will resume in-person classes this fall while using enhanced safety protocols.

  Potter County Sheriff’s Office invites you to the 11th Citizens Academy

The Potter County Sheriff’s Office invites you to the 11th Citizens Academy.

  Community to celebrate freedom at Juneteenth Amarillo 2020 this Saturday

The Juneteenth parade starts at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 20 with lineup starting at 8:30 a.m. 903 N. Hayden St.

  Amarillo motorcycle group to ride for those seeking to live a sober life

This marks the first annual ride that Survivors NWTX Tribe is hosting for Another Chance House, a nonprofit organization that houses men who are living a clean and sober.