Good News With Doppler Dave

  GOOD NEWS: Doppler Dave shares resources for prostate cancer screenings

  GOOD NEWS: Tri-State Fair is much more than just a fun event

  Good News: Leaders Readers Network working to spark love for reading and learning in Tx Panhandle students

  GOOD NEWS: Friendly people in the Tx Panhandle

  Good News: Oklahoma girl wins White House art contest, meets Melania Trump

  Good News: Don’t be surprised to see hummingbirds in Amarillo this summer

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  Good News: Man working to help families with medical debt

  Good News: Amarillo woman donates time and efforts making over 2,000 masks for the community

  Texas teen with Tourette’s chooses to confront bullies, leaves a lasting, positive impact

  Amarillo native aboard Navy ship setting new record for number of days at sea

  Good News: Amarillo family pie recipe proven to bring rain during a drought

  Good News: Pete’s Greenhouse brings gardening to senior citizens sheltering in place

  Doppler Dave checks driving a combine, harvesting wheat off his bucket list

Times have been different lately, there are a lot of places I don’t go and things I don’t do like I used to, but I am trying to use my time productively.

  Amarillo family spreading joy for children, parents during quarantine

If you have been by the house on Hughes, you have probably seen the bears. Today they are taking a ride in a Super Mario car, but it is something different every day.

  Graduation ceremonies were made special despite difficult circumstances

Area graduates have seen some unusual school endings due to pandemic related issues this year, but there are many uplifting graduation stories to share.

  GOOD NEWS: Acts of generosity bring good news during COVID-19 pandemic

Recently, we have found examples of generosity, appreciation of those who bless us and stories of triumph.

  Good News: Positive stories come to light during coronavirus outbreak

  Good news throughout Amarillo despite many coronavirus restrictions

  Good news during a global pandemic

  Good news breaks through during difficult times

West Texas family celebrates 104th birthday through window at nursing home

Infant officially gets new family through virtual adoption in Lubbock

  Good news continues to flood in during difficult times

For many people, life has been a little less certain lately with disruptions to routines and new concerns about the future. In this new environment it seems that good news is even more refreshing.

  Good news during a difficult time

As we have all experienced in recent weeks, much of the news on the worldwide stage, and even locally, has been rather concerning. In this environment, many positive stories may tend to go unnoticed.

  3rd graders work to raise money for their friend fighting second round of cancer

When difficult circumstances affect people, it’s often children that step up to lend assistance.

  Ronald McDonald House of Amarillo breaks ground on new facility

Ground was broken today, officially beginning the construction phase of the new Ronald McDonald House of Amarillo.

  Remembering the 1970 Amarillo High School Fire

As the decades come and go, tragic events are often marked by anniversaries.

  Good News with Dave: Texhoma students organize drive your tractor to school day

Good News with Dave: At Texhoma High School, today was drive your farm equipment to school day.

  Good News with Dave: Amarillo Police Corporal finishes chemo treatments just in time for delivery of his first baby

To say the last nine months has been eventful for police corporal Mike Vigil would be quite an understatement.

  ‘It’s all about early detection’: Doppler Dave’s message as he announces cancer battle

In most cases, prostate cancer can be successfully detected if caught in its early stages.

  Good News with Dave: Players show the ultimate sportsmanship

School spirit and the atmosphere of competition can be intense at sporting events during Junior High and High school years.

  Good News with Dave: A deep breath for a miracle cure

Many People suffering from terminal illnesses live their lives waiting for a medical breakthrough that can bring hope to their situation.

  Good news with Dave: Attorney still practicing law at 100 years of age

Tom Morris is still practicing law at 100 years of age, and I met Tom at his 100th birthday party this week. And believe me, he’s a friendly counselor.

  Good News with Dave: Veteran Artist overcomes challenges, wins award

Many veterans returning home from military situations find the transition back into civilian life difficult and need healthy ways to cope with their struggles.

  Good news with Dave: Good News just keeps getting better

I’m often asked if I keep up with the individuals that appear in some of the Good News segments.

  Good news with Dave: BSA bakers giving out smiles one cake at a time

Kids love birthdays, and probably one of the last places they would like to be on that special day is in the hospital, but that’s when a special task force that BSA hospital jumps into action.

  Good News with Dave: Bushland Difference Makers

A group of high school students from Bushland is working on a community service project.

  Good News with Dave: volunteers welcome South Georgia students every day

It is a cold and wet windswept morning here in Amarillo, and you got to get the kids to school.

  Good News with Dave: Boy Scout is honoring the unknown and their unmarked graves

Edith Parks was born in 1897, and at the age of 21 succumbed to influenza and died in the Miami area.

  Good News With Dave: Precipitation Research at WTAMU could bring many benefits to the High Plains

It can be fascinating to watch the formation of clouds in the sky. Personally, the big billowing clouds that develop into storms in the warm season or snow in the winter.

  Good news with Dave: mother and daughter meet for the first time

Family gatherings can be fun and exciting.

  Good news: Caprock High School exploring gardening to teach science and math

It’s been said that gardening is good for the soul, and at Caprock High School it’s been discovered that it’s also useful for education.

Louisiana teen surprises younger brother in silly costumes every day at bus stop

In a hilarious display of sibling love, one big brother is making memories before heading off to college.

  Doppler Dave’s Good News Gang volunteer program expanding, seeking volunteers

Last school year, we introduced the Good News Gang, a group of volunteers that helped children with reading skills at Rolling Hills Elementary.

  Good News: Author uses wooden crafts to help inspire others in tough times

Mark Phillips enjoys making wooden crafts. It’s a past time that developed during a tough stage of his life when he was nearly killed in an accident.

  GOOD NEWS: Community turns tragedy into opportunity

Sometimes events that seem to end tragically actually serve as the beginning of new and amazing stories.

  GOOD NEWS: Amarillo residents remember the Apollo 11 moon landing mission

50 years ago our nation came together and rallied behind one of the most amazing technological accomplishments in modern times.

  GOOD NEWS: Teen farmer harvests first wheat crop

You might recall Wyatt Mary, the 15-year-old farmer who was the subject of one of my good news stories a few months ago, when he planted 75 acres a week.

Good News: Couple overcomes medical diagnosis despite odds

In her book “Walking in Love,” Megan tells the story of just that - the miracle that restored her husband to health, paved the way for their marriage and now even a family, after the birth of their daughter.

  Good News with Doppler Dave: The treasure of advice and wisdom from the older generation

For some of the best wisdom and advice, you need look no further than our own senior generation.

  Good News with Doppler Dave: Area cafe keeping spirit of Route 66 alive

Attracting visitors from all over the nation and all over the world, MidPoint Cafe seems to keep the spirit of Route 66 alive with their atmosphere and pies.

  Good News with Doppler Dave: WWII vet’s 1955 Ford restored for his 99th birthday

Walt celebrated his 99th birthday last weekend and along with cake and time with family, he received something he hadn’t touched in 47 years--his 1955 Ford.

  Good News with Doppler Dave: St. Andrews educational project leads to unexpected blessing

What started off as an educational project led to an unexpected blessing for a special person here in Amarillo.

  Good News with Doppler Dave: Amarillo teacher shows no sign of slowing down after 42 years

Way before the first school bus arrives at the parking lot or long before the first student takes his/her seat or even before the custodial staff arrives here, there is already a presence because of a special teacher ready to start the day.

  Firefighter adopts dog named ‘Lucky’ saved from sinkhole

An Amarillo firefighter has adopted a dog that he helped rescue from a sinkhole.

  Amarillo firefighter wants to adopt dog he helped rescue from sinkhole

An Amarillo firefighter may be adopting the dog he helped rescue from a sinkhole.

  Good News with Doppler Dave: Encouraging future generations to steward our environment

It is becoming more and more common: Many children have never been on a hike, thrown a stick into a stream or watched an animal in the wild. Nature centers like our own Wildcat Bluff are making an effort to change that.

  Good News with Doppler Dave: Boys Ranch 2nd grader recognized for his passion of art and weather

Career choices for many adults can often be traced back to strong interests that person may have had at an early age. With that in mind, we should expect to welcome an upcoming talented artist as we see in this week’s edition of “Good News With Doppler Dave".

  Good News with Doppler Dave: Tracking tornadoes in the 21st Century

We’re not to the point that we can stop tornadoes yet but we have the technology and the communication to track them and help keep people safe. That’s good news.

  Good News with Doppler Dave: First graders know a thing or two about good news

Anytime you want to brighten your day just spend time with some enthusiastic first graders as I did today to find out their take on good news.

  Good News with Dave: A Northwest Texas Hospital volunteer doing the most for over 30 years

Betty Beech has been an auxiliary volunteer at NW Texas Hospital for 32 years, and makes certain to brighten anyone's day when they step into the hospital's gift shop.

  Good News with Doppler Dave: Help from Amarillo Angels is a breath of fresh air for foster families

Although the thought of bringing a foster child into a family may seem daunting for some, there is a special support group in Amarillo with the mission to help the foster system succeed as we see in this week’s “Good News With Doppler Dave”.

Good News with Doppler Dave: When the weather works in our favor

In recent years, our wildfire seasons have been very active and, at times, very devastating. This year there is hope that recent weather conditions may be working in our favor to reduce some of the threat as we see in this edition of "Good News With Doppler Dave'.

Good News with Doppler Dave: Finding friendship in unlikely places

Although friendships in the same peer group are very important, adolescents can also benefit tremendously from adult relationships as we see in this edition of ‘Good News With Doppler Dave’.

  Good News with Doppler Dave: Hope is alive and well in Claude

One of the greatest fears of a parent is waking up to a house on fire with your children inside. That’s exactly what happened recently to a young couple new to the community of Claude.

  Good news with Doppler Dave: When blessings come to those who struggle

It can be disheartening to be aware of someone battling a serious obstacle in life, but it can be very uplifting when blessings come to those struggling--especially to humble individuals who would never ask for special treatment as we see in this week’s Good News With Doppler Dave.

Teacher cuts waist-length hair to support 5-year-old girl bullied for short haircut

After a 5-year-old in Texas got her hair cut, her friends started calling her a boy, and she began wearing a hat to school. But her teacher’s kind gesture changed everything.

  Good News with Doppler Dave: The future of farming is in good hands

The youth of our area represent the future of our society and our way of life. At least one of our major industries appears to have a promising outlook as we see in this week’s edition of Good News With Doppler Dave.

  Good News with Dave: Meals on Wheels providing more than just food

A very common struggle for aging residents in our community is the ability to stay in their own home and live independently and for many, help is delivered to them daily as we see in this week’s Good News With Doppler Dave.

  Good News with Doppler Dave: 30 minutes to make a difference

What if I told you that a very small gesture on your part could make a life-lasting impact on a life of a child?

Good News with Dave: Atmos Energy shares the warmth this winter

Here in the month of January, we have plenty of the winter season still ahead of us. In this week’s edition of Good News With Doppler Dave, a simple gesture from some of our area residents may have a huge winter impact on the lives of others.

For the first time in 35 years, no children were murdered in Sacramento, CA, last year

Officials have been working to curb juvenile crime by reaching out to those at risk, and police say no child homicides shows that outreach is having an impact.

  Good News with Dave: Enjoy some food and fun at Amarillo’s food trucks

As we see in this week’s edition of ‘Good News with Doppler Dave’, recent developments have spurred an increase in dining options for area customers as more and more trucks are entering the food scene.

Boy, 9, saves grandfather’s life during diabetic episode

The 9-year-old was in the backseat of the car, waiting for his grandfather to start it up and head out for some pizza, when something went wrong.

Santa honors boy’s Christmas wish by bringing $1,200 for cancer research

After an 8-year-old asked Santa to borrow money for kids with cancer, word spread quickly among family friends and colleagues, and the boy found $1,200 under the tree Christmas morning.

  Holly, jolly Christmas: Employees to receive $20,000 in bonuses from Michigan company

The bonuses will be based on longevity of service and shared through cash bonuses and special gifts to employees' retirement accounts.

Doctors baffled after 11-year-old girl’s brain tumor disappears

Even after double-checking the girl’s brain scans to confirm the results, doctors could find no trace of her tumor, which they say they can’t explain.

  Good News with Dave: A 67-year-old college grad proves new life can begin at any stage of life

College graduation is a time for celebration and is an important stepping stone as graduates begin a new phase in life. As we see in this week’s “Good News With Doppler Dave” that experience is even more special for someone about to walk the stage this weekend.

Combat veteran, wife donate all their belongings to firefighters affected by California wildfires

The home essentials, including furniture, electronics, tools and more, will help dozens of firefighters whose homes burned down in the Camp Fire.

Homeless man turns in $17,000 he found outside food bank

The money was turned over to police, but since no one claimed it, the food bank will be able to use it to expand their building.