Castro County issues Shelter-in-Place order

Castro County has issued a Shelter-in-Place order after 11 residents tested positive for COVID-19 and one person dying as a result of the virus in the community.

  City of Amarillo answers questions regarding COVID-19 updates

  2 more COIVD-19 cases confirmed in Gray County

TTUHSC 3D printing PPE, ventilators for West Texas hospitals in immediate need

  Law enforcement shuts down Amarillo business connected to COVID-19 cases

Amarillo College receives needed donation to help students in financial need

  City of Amarillo combating cyber attacks during COVID-19

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  City of Hereford confirms 2 new COVID-19 cases, bringing total to 5

  Robocalls advertising fake coronavirus-related products and bogus deals

  80 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tx Panhandle, 7 in Eastern N.M., 1 in Okla. Panhandle as of April 3

  Donley County judge confirms 2 new COVID-19 cases

  Castro County judge confirms first COVID-19 death in the county

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Greg Abbott to address hospital capacity, live at 2:30 p.m.

  3rd COVID-19 case confirmed in Gray County

A third case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Gray County.

  “It was the worst 2 weeks of my life”: Woman recovers from coronavirus

An Amarillo woman who tested positive for COVID-19 is now considered recovered and is sharing her story in an effort to show others how serious the disease is.

Infant officially gets new family through virtual adoption in Lubbock

The first “virtual adoption” in Lubbock County took place Friday morning via Zoom.

  City of Amarillo awarded $1 million in Coronavirus Recovery Fund

The federal grant comes from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which is part of the CARES Act.

  City of Amarillo officials confirm 48 total COVID-19 cases in Potter and Randall counties

  WTAMU offering free internet access, online therapy sessions for students amid COVID-19 pandemic

  Judge confirms third positive COVID-19 case in Deaf Smith County

  Good news continues to flood in during difficult times

  Amarillo daycare says child tested positive for COVID-19

  Hemphill County has first confirmed case of COVID-19

  Texas Outdoor Musical season cancelled due to COVID-19

The coronavirus has caused many cancellations worldwide, and one Panhandle event which draws a worldwide audience is no different.

City of Pampa confirms second positive COVID-19 case in Gray County

The City of Pampa and Gray County were notified this evening of a second confirmed case of COVID-19 in Gray County.

  Amarillo alcohol sales spike during COVID-19 outbreak

Liquor store sales have spiked since the start of COVID-19, and local store owners aren’t anticipating a decline anytime soon.

  1 new COVID-19 case confirmed in Curry County

One Curry County resident is among 40 new COVID-19 cases in New Mexico.

Child at Stepping Stones daycare tests negative for COVID-19

The child has tested negative for COVID-19.

  Amarillo funeral homes making changes due to COVID-19

While businesses shut down to help slow the spread of COVID-19, one business remains open to help families on some of their worst days.

  Moore County Hospital District confirms 6th positive COVID-19 case

The Moore County Hospital District has confirmed a 6th positive case of COVID-19 in the county.

WTAMU waiving application fees through May 31, raising Buff Promise eligibility to $80,000

West Texas A&M University is helping families weather economic hardships due to COVID-19 by keeping prospective students’ hopes of a college education alive.

Amarillo College granted $250,000 student emergency fund

Amarillo College has received a $250,000 two year grant to help students struggling with academics due to life barriers.

2nd person dies from injuries received in Wednesday evening crash in Amarillo

The Amarillo Police Department said about 9:49 p.m., officers were called out to the intersection on Northwest 24th Avenue and North Jefferson Street on a two-vehicle accident.

  64 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Tx Panhandle, 6 in Eastern N.M., 1 in Okla. Panhandle as of April 2

The City of Amarillo released the daily report of confirmed COVID-19 cases reported to the Amarillo Public Health Department.

  3rd positive COVID-19 case confirmed in Donley County

A third case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Donley County.

Governor Abbott suspends regulations to increase EMS, first responder workforce

Governor Greg Abbott today suspended regulations to increase the amount of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers and first responders in Texas during the state’s response to COVID-19.

  Catholic Charities offering free groceries for those affected by COVID-19 pandemic

The Interfaith Hunger Project of Catholic Charities of the Texas Panhandle will provide curbside service Monday through Thursday at their building, located at 2802 Duniven Circle.

  Social Security recipients will automatically receive stimulus check

The Treasury announced in a reversal Wednesday, that Social Security beneficiaries who typically do not file a tax return will automatically receive the $1,200 payment.

  City of Amarillo announces 2 recoveries from COVID-19

The City of Amarillo has announced the first recoveries in Amarillo from COVID-19.

NewsChannel 10’s Go Local: A new way for local businesses to connect with the community

NewsChannel 10 has worked promptly to release a new website that businesses can be a part of at ZERO cost.

  United Way opens applications for COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

As of April 2, the fund has raised more than $176,000 for the community.

Man wanted on evading arrest charge in Potter County

Amarillo Crime Stoppers said 45-year-old Jeffery Abernathy is facing a charge of evading arrest or detention with a previous conviction.

  TDCJ confirms positive COVID-19 case in Pampa

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has updated their positive COVID-19 case count, which includes one Correctional Officer in Pampa.

  City of Amarillo updates community on new practices related to COVID-19

The City of Amarillo continues to emphasize social distancing in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus in our area.

  Stay-at-Home order issued for Gray County, details of positive COVID-19 cases released

The Gray County judge has issued a Stay-at-Home order for the county through April 8.

Clovis SWAT team deployed to capture wanted felon Wednesday morning

The Clovis SWAT team was deployed today to capture a felon with outstanding assault warrants.

  Wait times for filing unemployment increase

COVID-19 is causing many businesses in the Panhandle region to close or move online resulting in unemployment for workers.

AAMW holding free pet food drive-thru starting Thursday

Amarillo Animal Management & Welfare is teaming up with Merrick Pet Care to host a pet food drive-thru pantry Thursday, April 2.

  Addressing mental health during spread of COVID-19

The Texas Panhandle Alliance is making mental health a priority during the coronavirus pandemic.

  New Mexico Department of Health reports 2 new COVID-19 cases in Curry County

The New Mexico Department of Health has announced two new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Curry County.

Man sentenced to 32 years for multiple counts of Criminal Sexual Penetration against a child

A Clovis man will spend 32 in the New Mexico Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to multiple counts of Criminal Sexual Penetration for a sexual offense against a child.

Xcel Energy warns of disconnect scams

Xcel Energy has learned of incidents in Texas of phone scammers impersonating Xcel Energy agents threatening service disconnections if past due bills are not paid.

Perryton ISD Board meets to hire new Superintendent

The Perryton ISD Board of Directors held a special meeting this morning to officially hire the new Superintendent.

Cook Children’s physicians transition to virtual medicine for pediatric patients across Texas

Due to the spread of COVID-19, physicians at Cooks Children’s Health Care System are transitioning to virtual and phone visits to ensure the health and safety of their patients.

  Moore County confirms 4 new COVID-19 cases

The Moore County Hospital District has confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 in Moore County.

APD investigating shots fired call, suspect arrested

Amarillo police made one arrest while responding to a call of shots fired on South Buchanan.

  Amarillo Public Health Department reporting 21 cases of local transmission as of April 1

The City of Amarillo released the daily report card detailing cases reported to the Amarillo Public Health Department.

AOMS offering free wisdom teeth extractions for 3 students

Amarillo Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is launching the second year of their Wisdom for Wisdom program, offering three local students free wisdom teeth extractions.

Officials looking for man wanted for an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge in Randall County

The sheriff’s office said 41-year-old Ricky Dwayne Soto is wanted in Randall County for the felony charge.

  22 more COVID-19 cases confirmed in Potter Randall counties, now 49 total in the Texas Panhandle

City of Amarillo Director of Public Health Casie Stoughton said since yesterday morning those 22 cases were reported, making a total of 33 cases in Potter and Randall.

Don’t forget: Everyone counts for the 2020 U.S. Census

A Complete Count Committee, organized by the City of Amarillo, has helped spread awareness and the importance of the 2020 U.S. Census.

Economic stimulus checks: What you need to know

Payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people.

City of Amarillo announces new fire chief

The City of Amarillo has announced Jason Mays as the new fire chief of the Amarillo Fire Department.

UPDATE: Woman in critical condition after motorcycle wreck Wednesday morning

The Amarillo Police Department said about 6:05 a.m., officers were called out to a wreck involving a motorcycle on the westbound service road in the 6600 block of I-40 east.

  Event cancellations in the Texas Panhandle due to coronavirus precautions

As communities begin to practice social distancing or avoid large gatherings in response to the coronavirus, some events in the area have been postponed or canceled.

  Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico hosting drive-thru food distribution to families Friday in Portales

A new release said the drive-thru food distribution is from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3, at the Los Abuelitos de La Casa Senior Center, located at 1515 W. Fir.

City of Pampa confirms first positive COVID-19 case in Gray County

A positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Pampa.

Snoop Dogg’s April Lubbock concert canceled

DJ Snoopadelic’s Lubbock performance scheduled for April has been canceled due to Coronavirus concerns.Cook’s Garage made the announcement Tuesday. They say everyone who purchased a ticket will be receiving a refund.

  Texas schools will be closed until May 4

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has expanded his statewide social distancing guideline until April 30 and extended school closures until Monday May 4.

Amarillo’s tourism industry trying to recover during COVID-19 spread

Due to the spread of COVID-19, our local tourism industry is seeing a large decrease in revenue.

Goodwill asks donors to hold donations during this time

Goodwill Industries of Northwest Texas is asking that donors in Amarillo and Plainview hold their donations at this time.

Governor Abbott closes Texas schools through May 4, extends social distancing through April 30

Schools will remain temporarily closed to in-person classroom attendance through May 4, 2020.

  33 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Tx Panhandle, 4 in Eastern N.M., 1 in Okla. Panhandle as of March 31

The City of Amarillo has released the daily report card for cases reported to the Amarillo Public Health Department.

  COVID-19 drive-thru testing site not seeing much traffic Tuesday in Amarillo

City of Amarillo Director of Communication Jordan Schupbach said the city hasn’t came close to administering all of the tests.

TTUHSC offers free online support groups for anxiety, depression, grief

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is offering free, weekly online groups for anyone who is interested. These online meetings are held through Zoom, an online meeting space.

  First COVID-19 case confirmed in Donley County

The Donley County Judge’s office will release more information when it is made available.

  WTAMU professor creates virtual orchestra to honor graduating class of 2020

West Texas A&M Univeristy’s Dr. Mark Bartley has created a virtual orchestra to honor the graduating class of 2020.

  All mooring docks, fishing piers closed at Lake Meredith to slow spread of COVID-19

A news release said the health and safety of the lake’s visitors, employees, volunteers and partners is it’s number one priority.

  Seasonal allergies vs. COVID-19: Here’s the difference between symptoms

With COVID-19 on everyone’s mind, it’s hard not to worry when you begin feeling symptoms of seasonal allergies.

Authorities investigating suspicious death after body found in pond in Potter County

According to a Potter County Sheriff’s Office news release, about 4:37 p.m. yesterday, deputies were called out to State Highway 136 and Folsom Rd 17900 on a vehicle in a pond at a gravel pit on Folsom Rd.

  Workforce Solutions Panhandle to hold virtual Q&A session Wednesday afternoon

This will cover any questions about the federal stimulus packages, small business disaster loans and employment law questions.