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 University school of Veterinary Medicine solidifies pioneer class

  GOOD NEWS: Doppler Dave shares story of family impacted by a recent fire

  New Mexico Republican Party crosses state lines to host event in Amarillo

  Texas Tech Veterinary School honors student with scholarship

  DPS waiver for expired licenses has ended, temporary licenses available

  COA Park and Recreation and Atmos Energy hosting ’811 in the 806′ Art Contest and win a tree

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  Drivers should expect detour for Legend Avenue between Soncy and West Point Drive next week

  Amarillo COVID-19 report for April 15 shows 15 new cases, 8 recoveries, 2 deaths

Monetary donations to HPFB will be matched Thursday

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

  BSA Hospice of the Southwest to hold in-person grief support groups

4.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Skellytown

  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.

  Amarillo Environmental Health Department provides tools to view food and water inspection reports

The City of Amarillo Environmental Health Department is providing new tools for residents to view food and water inspection reports.

  Officials: Man wanted on 2 counts of aggravated sexual assault

Potter County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man wanted for two counts of aggravated sexual assault.

  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.

  Masks to become optional for everyone at AISD before summer break

  ‘It just simply depends on your version when you read this bill’: Two Texas bills at center of debate

  Multiple crash on I-40 near Crockett street causing diversion of traffic

Crews contained structured fire near South Arthur street

Parmer officials need help identifying man involved in property theft

Clovis officials looking for man involved in a hit and run, leaving two with life threatening injuries

  Wesley Community Center and Los Barrios de Amarillo celebrate 120 years of service to Texas Panhandle

Today’s event marks the start of a year-long celebration as Los Barrios de Amarillo and Wesley Community Center celebrated a combined 120 years of work for local communities.

  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.

COVID-19: Lubbock reports 2 new cases, 9 additional recoveries on Thursday

The City of Lubbock issues daily reports on COVID-19. Get the latest information here.

  State health officials report 3 new COVID-19 cases in Eastern New Mexico

State health officials reported three new cases of COVID-19 in Eastern New Mexico counties today.

  Amarillo City Council begins having meetings in-person

The Amarillo City Council announced today that they will be resuming in-person meetings on May 11.

  Wanted man turns himself in after charges of indecency with a child

Man wanted for charges of indecency with a child by sexual contact has just turned himself in.

  6-year-old killed, infant injured in crash on US 287 in Armstrong County

DPS officials investigating a crash on US 287 resulting a 6-year-old boy killed and a seven month old infant injured.

  Sonic Youth Cofounder installs art exhibition at WT

The co-founder of Sonic Youth and his artist partner have presented an art installation in West Texas A&M University’s Dord Fitz Formal Gallery.

  Xcel Energy plans for upgrades in west-central Amarillo

Xcel Energy plans a $20.1 million upgrade and expansion of Amarillo’s Lawrence Park Substation to boost the reliability and capacity of this key power hub for westcentral neighborhoods and commercial areas that continue to experience growth.

  WT Jazz Bands to play outdoor concert on April 15

The WT Jazz band will be playing an outdoor concert on April 15 on the grounds of West Texas A&M University.

  Amarillo COVID-19 report for April 14 shows 19 new cases, 5 recoveries, 3 deaths

The City of Amarillo released the daily report of cases in Potter and Randall counties.

New information released in shooting death of NM State Police Officer

New Mexico police have released new information in the shooting death of a state police officer that occurred in February.

  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.

  Annual bowling fundraiser to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters

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

  Amarillo police: Deaths on Buffalo Trail determined murder suicide

Amarillo police say the deaths of two people at a home on Buffalo Trail have been determined a murder suicide.

  APD: Bodies found on Laguna Drive determined to be murder suicide

Police said the two bodies found in an Amarillo home yesterday were the result of a murder suicide.

  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.”

  Man dies after being struck by a vehicle on I-40 on-ramp

Amarillo police said a person died after being struck by a vehicle on an Interstate 40 on-ramp last night.

  Medical experts say the halt over Johnson and Johnson vaccine is out an ‘abundance of precaution’

Six cases of people developing a severe type of blood clots after receiving the Johnson and Johnson vaccine has prompted the CDC and FDA to call for a pause on the vaccine’s distribution.

  Former Muleshoe band director to plea guilty on federal charges of enticement of a minor

A former Muleshoe school band Director is expected to plead guilty to federal court charges of enticement and attempted enticement of a minor.

  Amarillo airport undergoing multi-million dollar construction project designed for safer aircraft

After decades, two taxiways are currently being reconstructed at the airport.

  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.

  1 new COVID-19 case, 1 additional death reported in Curry County

There is one new case of COVID-19 in Curry County.

New Mexico Governor, Legislature legalizes adult-use cannabis

Recreational marijuana is now legal in New Mexico.

Amarillo Community Market announced to return to Polk Street

The Center City market will be moving back to 1000 S. Polk Street on the grounds of the Historic Bivins Mansion starting June 5.

  Amarillo COVID-19 report for April 13 shows 24 new cases, 3 recoveries, no deaths

The City of Amarillo released the daily report of cases in Potter and Randall counties.

  ‘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.

  2 found dead in Amarillo home, no suspects sought

Police said two people were found dead at a home in Amarillo this morning.

  Police investigating after 2 found dead in south Amarillo home

The Amarillo Police Department is investigating after two people were found dead in a south Amarillo home.

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.

  Sod Poodles announce full promotional schedule 2021 season

The Amarillo Sod Poodles, Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, released their full 2021 season promotional schedule today with a variety of exciting events for Amarillo and the entire Texas Panhandle.

  Scammers filing unemployment claims with other people’s information

Someone else might be filing for unemployment using your information. The Texas Workforce Commission has seen an increase of unemployment fraud cases since the pandemic began.

Band director pleads guilty, admits to engaging in sexual contact with ’13 or 14′ year old

William Alan Shelly, Jr., 61, was arrested in March after FBI investigators were contacted by the Muleshoe Police Department, claiming Shelly, a Band Director for Watson Junior High School and Muleshoe High School, had admitted to being sexually involved with one of his eighth grade students.

Elderly women targeted in multiple wallet thefts at Lubbock stores

The Lubbock Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects involved in multiple forgery cases targeting older women.

Roosevelt County ex-deputy sentenced to 182 days in jail

A former Roosevelt County sheriff’s deputy was sentenced to 182 days in the Roosevelt County jail for possession of stolen property.

Amarillo cultural venues’ quest for federal aid halted by technical issues

In the blink of an eye, the Texas Outdoor Musical went from more than 68 performances a year to zero.

Amarillo College set to return to in-person Commencement for May

Amarillo College set to return to in-person commencement exercises this spring with back-to-back graduation ceremonies on Friday, May 14 at Hodgetown.

  State health officials reports 4 new COVID-19 cases in Eastern New Mexico

State health officials reported four new COVID-19 case in Curry County today.

Kingdom of Bahrain delegation comes to Bell in Amarillo

Aircraft maker Bell announced today a delegation from the Kingdom of Bahrain came to Amarillo late last month to see the start of production of helicopters it’s buying.

Fritch Fortress Boat Launch Ramp and Dock to close for maintenance

The Fritch Fortress Boat Launch Ramp and Dock will close for maintenance starting today.

  Amarillo COVID-19 report for April 12 shows 12 new cases, 18 recoveries, no deaths

The City of Amarillo released the daily report of cases in Potter and Randall counties.

  Crews extinguish blaze at abandoned Amarillo home

Amarillo Fire Department crews extinguished a house fire that occurred early this morning.

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

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

  Amarillo police say motorcycle stolen during burglary now recovered

Amarillo police say a motorcycle stolen during a burglary has been recovered.

  New in Amarillo: GoldenLight, H2O Bar, Hook & Reel come to Southwest Amarillo

As Southwest Amarillo continues expanding, three new food and beverage options have opened along S Western and Bell St.

AFD crews extinguish ‘accidental’ house fire that caused $75k in damages

Amarillo Fire Department said there were no injuries in a house fire that occurred in north Amarillo yesterday.

  Boom or bust? NFT’s making an impact on art industry

Boom or bust? NFT’s making an impact on art industry

  Salvation Army asking for volunteers to help build new playground

New equipment has arrived, and now the Salvation Army Church of Amarillo wants your help building a new playground area for its youth program.

  1 new COVID-19 case reported in Quay County

State health officials reported one new COVID-19 case in Quay County today.

Police: No gun found after investigation at Clovis High School

Clovis Municipal Schools said an investigation is underway after a weapon was reported on the CHS Freshman Academy campus.

Construction to cause traffic detour on Buccola Avenue between Soncy and Mosley

The City of Amarillo Street Department will conduct a road repair project that will impact traffic on Buccola Avenue next week.

Texas Tech Physicians hosting virtual cancer screening fair

Texas Tech Physicians will host the Cancer Screening and Information Fair on April 12 through 16.

North Heights Advisory Association hosting workshops for North Heights Rezoning Initiative

The North Heights Advisory Association will host three workshops for the North Heights Rezoning Initiative.

  Amarillo COVID-19 report for April 9 shows 14 new cases, 9 recoveries, 1 death

The City of Amarillo released the daily report of cases in Potter and Randall counties.

  APD and AISD investigating threats, increase police presence at high schools

Amarillo police said they were made aware of potential threats involving AISD students and are currently investigating the threats.