Atmos Energy partnership to deliver natural gas, appliances to Habitat for Humanity homes

Amarillo Habitat for Humanity is partnering with Atmos Energy to deliver natural gas to six new homes in the new Lee Green’s addition of El Barrio neighborhood.

  Amarillo Symphony and Six Car Brewery to host ‘Yellow Rose Jazz’ series

  A new 15 mile trail system in southeast Amarillo is underway

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

  Canyon $4 million project to improve access lanes and lighting

  Amarillo mayoral election recount begins Tuesday

  Council to hear resident feedback on housing during first Community Solutions program

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  New in Amarillo: Restaurants and renovations coming downtown

  N.M. Xcel Energy customers now have option to purchase electricity from Clovis new solar plant

Borger Library holding spring book sale

  Concerts to return this summer, predicted to help Amarillo economy and tourism

  Amarillo is outlining the upcoming Mayor race recount of votes

  Potter County Courthouse hosting National Day of Prayer this evening

  Amarillo City Transit debuts new ACT-Connect fleet

Ambulatory passengers will now have a new and more convenient option to get around Amarillo.

Borger native working on USS Tripoli

The Navy shared a photo of Vincent Hearon, of Borger, working on USS Tripoli (LHA 7) last week.

  Downtown’s historic Marizon building receives $20k facelift from Center City

Polk Street’s historic Marizon building received a $20,000 facade grant from Center City Amarillo to improve the building’s exterior and enhance curb appeal.

  Many Amarillo taxpayers still haven’t received their tax refund from the IRS

Many Amarillo tax services have been getting calls from people who still have not received their tax returns back from the IRS.

  Texas Panhandle Student Art Show to recognize young artists

Texas Panhandle War Memorial hosting several events this month

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument hosting Alibates Star Party this weekend

  ‘We can all do something’: Amarillo Angels launch new program to help foster kids

  Amarillo city pools set to open end of May, but still looking to fill many positions

  Shoppers returning to shopping centers brings hope to Amarillo’s retail industry

  High Plains Food Bank and Starlight Ranch partner for outdoor summer concert series

The High Plains Food Bank and Starlight Ranch Event Center are partnering up for an outdoor summer concert series.

  Business for Amarillo event venues booming, making up for many lost parties from 2020

Many Amarillo event venues are booked up with graduation parties as many 2020 graduates are making up for lost parties from last year.

  Goodwill opening second location in Amarillo, hosting hiring event

A new Goodwill store is scheduled to open in Amarillo this summer.

  Memorial Service honors fallen First Responders

Among those honored, include a fallen officer and a firefighter who died working a traffic accident January of last year.

  Gracie’s Project struggling to care for 180 animals in the shelter

This week for the first time ever, Gracie’s Project has had to refuse dogs and cats because the shelter is at capacity with the highest number of animals they’ve ever held.

  Borger using notification system to better relay community information to residents

The city of Borger can now better relay emergency and non-emergency community information to residents.

  Burro de Mayo donkey race to benefit Amarillo nonprofits

You have the chance to participate in a unique kind of fundraiser run to benefit a couple of local nonprofits.

  Free trees to be distributed for Arbor Day

NuStar Energy, a petroleum distribution company, will be handing out free trees on Friday.

  Kids to participate in Lemonade Day, learn about business Saturday

Kids will have the chance to learn about starting and operating their own business during Amarillo Lemonade Day on Saturday.

  Ford Fun Day 2021 to fund bicycles for kids in need

Gene Messer Ford and The Texas Panhandle Mustang Club will host Ford Fun Day 2021 on Saturday, May 1 to fund bicycles for kids in need.

  NWTH and BSA receive five tablets from March of Dimes for new mothers in NICU

New mothers in the NICU at Northwest Texas and BSA Hospitals are now able to utilize tablets tailored to them so they can connect with staff, family and others virtually.

Alibates Flint Quarries to host Junior Ranger Day

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument is holding a Junior Ranger Day on Saturday.

  Bowling fundraiser to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters will host their annual bowling fundraiser on Saturday, May 1.

  March of Dimes donating tablets to connect Amarillo families with NICU staff, babies

March of Dimes is donating Lenovo tablets to help new moms with babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of BSA and Northwest Texas hospitals.

  PPHM to open new large-scale dinosaur exhibit

The Panhandle Plains Historical Museum opens their summer exhibit, Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas, next week on Tuesday, May 4.

  The Barfield to hold job fair with open interviews

The Barfield Hotel is holding a job fair with open interviews tomorrow.

  Student job fair to be held at WT

The WT Student Employment Fair will take place at the university Wednesday.

  Sales Tax Holiday for Emergency Supplies continues through Monday, April 26

Texans can purchase emergency supplies tax free this weekend during the state’s sales tax holiday for emergency preparation supplies.

  Parents outraged, say Texas church taught sex education without parental consent

Some parents in Childress are outraged after they say a church taught their children explicit sexual education without their consent.

  New in Amarillo: National restaurant chains coming to Amarillo

National restaurant chains are taking advantage of Amarillo’s growing population and economy, as Chuy’s Tex Mex, Panera Bread Cafe, and Jimmy’s Egg are coming to the southwest side of town.

Amarillo leaders announced recipients of BBB Excellence in Community Service Award

Several area City leaders and health experts has announced the recipients of the BBB Excellence in Community Service Award.

  $2.8 million estate gift to WTAMU’s library benefits campus and Panhandle region

Today West Texas A&M University announced a $2.8 million estate gift from former Texas Poets Laureate and assistant professor of English at the university Jenny Lind Porter Scott.

Pantex celebrates Earth Day by practicing recycling, clean-up efforts and reducing waste

Pantex employees are celebrating Earth Day this year by practicing recycling, clean-up and reducing waste.

City of Canyon launches website for residents to provide input on Canyon Square

In order for citizens to provide input on the Canyon Square, the City of Canyon launched a website for the City’s Downtown Master Plan.

  Medication cleanout events to be held Saturday

Randall County Sheriff’s Office and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are collecting unused medications as part of the DEA National Pharmaceutical Take Back Day on Saturday.

  BBB of Amarillo holding shred day

The Better Business Bureau of Amarillo is holding a free shred day on Saturday.

National Ranch & Stock Horse Alliance Collegiate Championship Show happening this weekend in Amarillo

The National Ranch & Stock Horse Alliance Collegiate Championship Show is happening this weekend in Amarillo.

  Amarillo food trucks prepare for busy summer after COVID restrictions lift

With COVID restrictions lifted and large events coming back to Amarillo this summer, local food trucks are preparing for a busy and profitable few months.

  Two Texas health care bills pass the house, now pending in Senate committees

State lawmakers are working to get two healthcare bills passed that would expand telehealth, telemedicine and broadband across Texas.

  City of Amarillo to host public meeting on Arden Road project

The City of Amarillo will host a public meeting to discuss the paving, drainage and potable water construction project for Arden Road.

  Salvation Army receives ‘MASH’ unit, tool for homeless community outreach

The Salvation Army of Amarillo received their first mobile auxiliary support hub, or MASH.

  GardenFest benefiting Amarillo Botanical Gardens this weekend

Amarillo Botanical Gardens is hosting their annual plant sale and fundraiser, GardenFest, on Saturday.

  Communities in Panhandle coming together to clean their cities

Panhandle communities are coming together this Saturday for a day of picking up the trash that lies in their cities.

Amarillo VA Health Care System hosting ribbon cutting for new memory care unit

The Amarillo VA Health Care System will host a ribbon cutting for the new memory care unit on Tuesday, April 20.

  Amarillo Opera returns to stage with focus on community enrichment

The Amarillo Opera returns to the stage this weekend with their performance of ‘R. S. B. E Remove Shoes Before Entering,” but say their entrance back into the Amarillo art scene goes behind on-stage performances.

Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas released schedule for Amarillo Virtual Community Law Conference

The Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas has released a schedule for the virtual Spring Community Law Conference.

Head Start program accepting applications

Region 16′s Head Start program for children is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year.

AFD to host open house at new fire station

AFD is hosting an open house of their newest fire station Wednesday.

AISD hosts ‘Empty Bowls’ fundraiser for Kids Cafe

AISD is hosting their annual “Empty Bowls” fundraiser at Polk Street United Methodist Church tomorrow.

  Early voting in Texas begins today

Early voting for eligible Texas voters will begin on Monday.

  Amarillo Zoo to host clean up at Thompson Park for Earth Day

The Amarillo Zoo is asking for volunteers to help them clean up Thompson Park in honor of Earth Day.

  Car Show raises money for Autism Awareness

They re-built a regular car and turned it into a race car with several puzzle pieces on the vehicle as a design.

  Vega students raising funds to complete handicap-accessible horse trailer

Two students from Vega are being recognized for their quest to construct a special trailer for a handicapped horse rider.

  Texas Tech Veterinary School honors student with scholarship

Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine announced on Facebook a new scholarship in honor of Dalton w. Horn.

Monetary donations to HPFB will be matched Thursday

A donor has agreed to match monetary donations to the High Plains Food Bank Thursday.

  HODGETOWN to open at increased capacity, face masks required this season

The Amarillo Sod Poodles released the 2021 fan policy and ticketing information today.

  Amarillo Crime Stoppers to host 14th Annual Shred It Day this weekend

Amarillo Crime Stoppers will host the 14th Annual Shred It Day this weekend.

  Downtown library’s new MakerSpace to be completed by June

The downtown Amarillo Public Library finished construction on their new makerspace, with plans to open to the public on June 1.

  City of Amarillo supports AC’s plan to build a $13 million Regional First Responders Training Center

The city of Amarillo supports Amarillo College’s plan to build a $13 million Regional First Responders Training Center.

  Ogallala Commons taking reservations for Playa Field Day on conservation

Ogallala Commons is hosting Playa Field to share information on playa ecosystems and restoration efforts in the area.

  Lone Star Ballet returns to the stage after a year of no performances

The Lone Star Ballet returns to the stage this week with their performance of ‘TimeSteps.”

  Amarillo Amazon warehouse construction on schedule, foundation being poured

The Amazon warehouse coming to Northeast Amarillo is on track to open early 2022. The grading on the construction site is complete and now the foundation is being poured.

  ‘Heightened’ need for blood donations at Coffee Memorial Blood Center

Coffee Memorial Blood Center said their is a “heightened” need for blood due to an increase in blood usage at area hospitals.

Navajo filmaker to present for WT Distinguished Lecture Series

WT’s Center for the Study of the American West is welcoming an award-winning Diné, or Navajo, filmmaker to present for the university’s Distinguished Lecture Series.

  ‘We can’t find the help’: Amarillo restaurant owners struggle to find employees

Amarillo restaurants say they are facing an extreme shortage of employees, speculating a combination of unemployment, stimulus checks, and fear of coronavirus are the cause.

McDonald’s to donate portion of Tuesday sales to Opportunity School of Amarillo

McDonald’s customers will be helping an area school with their purchases today thanks to McDonald’s Give Back Days.

14th Annual Shred It Day with Amarillo Crime Stoppers happening this weekend

Amarillo Crime Stoppers is holding their 14th Annual Shred It Day on Saturday.

  McDonald’s, Sonic looking to fill several positions in Amarillo

McDonald’s and Sonic are both looking to hire several new employees in Amarillo.