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  Hereford Regional Medical Center sets up medical tent, prepared for expected surge in cases

The Hereford Regional Medical Center now has a medical tent set up in their emergency room parking lot to prepare for an expected surge in cases after holiday gatherings.

  Amarillo College to host all-virtual commencement for December graduates

  21 new COVID-19 cases, 39 new recoveries in Dallam and Hartley counties

  Ronald McDonald hosts ‘Whip it up’ challenge to prepare for grand opening

  City of Pampa reports 31 new COVID-19 cases, now at 631 active cases

  2 injured after crash involving SUV and City of Amarillo bus this morning

  Amarillo COVID-19 report for Nov. 24 shows 607 new cases, 92 recoveries, 17 deaths

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  City of Amarillo flies flags at half-staff in honor of late Randall County Judge

  Coffee Memorial Blood Center hosting Pre-Thanksgiving Extravaganza Tuesday

  Due to expected surge in patients, Deaf Smith County Hospital District requests medical tent

  City of Hereford reports 54 new COVID-19 cases, now at 189 active cases

  Wheeler County reports 17 new COVID-19 cases, now at 75 active cases

  Criminal Complaint: DPS trooper finds more than $580,000 worth of drugs in I-40 traffic stop

  DPS offices to close for Thanksgiving holiday

The DPS offices will close for the Thanksgiving holiday.

  Heal the City moves forward with plans for new ‘FIT Center’

Heal the City has received the green light to expand, creating a new wellness center at their facility.

  Families make creative plans for a Zoom Thanksgiving

Some families will be spending Thanksgiving virtually with Zoom extending its chat time.

  Pantex fire, Potter County fire and AMS all using new COVID-19 precautions as cases in community rise

The pantex fire department, potter county fire department and AMS are all using new COVID-19 precautions as cases continue to rise in the community.

  Applications available for small business Cares Act Relief fund

  State health officials report 144 new COVID-19 cases in Eastern New Mexico

  Amarillo City Council will fine businesses who are found ignoring COVID-19 rules

Man charged with transporting a minor after 14-year-old Lubbock girl found in Michigan

  66 COVID-19 cases, 185 recoveries in Oklahoma Panhandle counties

  Dallam and Hartley counties COVID-19 report shows 38 new cases, 68 recoveries, 1 death

  Center City cancels 2020 Electric Light Parade

The Center City of Amarillo announced today the cancellation of the 2020 Electric Light Parade, which was planned for Dec. 4.

  Amarillo COVID-19 report for Nov. 23 shows 623 new cases, 589 recoveries, 5 deaths

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

  Pampa woman killed, 4 injured in multiple-vehicle crash

A woman was killed and four people were injured in a three-vehicle collision Saturday.

Governor Abbott, DSHS Announce COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

On Monday, Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) announced the guiding principles for Texas’ COVID-19 vaccine allocation process, which will serve as a foundation for the state’s initial distribution for COVID-19 vaccines expected as early as next month.

Amarillo Community Prayer Breakfast to be held virtually this year

The Amarillo Community Prayer Breakfast will be held virtually this year.

City of Amarillo announces schedule for week of Thanksgiving

The City of Amarillo announced the schedule for the week of the Thanksgiving holiday.

  City of Hereford reports 19 new COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths

There are now 135 active cases of COVID-19 in Deaf Smith County.

9 new COVID-19 cases reported in Wheeler County

Officials in Wheeler County reported nine new cases of COVID-19 today.

  Longtime Randall County judge dies

Randall County Judge Ernie Houdashell has died.

  Giving Tuesday CEO explains importance of supporting all Amarillo area non-profits this year

Giving Tuesday, a nationwide day of charity will close out Amarillo Area Foundation’s Panhandle Gives event to support Amarillo nonprofi organizations.

  Coffee Memorial Blood Center hosting Pre-Thanksgiving Extravaganza to meet critical need for blood

The Coffee Memorial Blood Center is encouraging the community to donate the gift of life during their Pre-Thanksgiving Extravaganza tomorrow.

  TxDOT: Lighter holiday travel expected due to COVID-19 restrictions

Travelers can call TxDOT’s highway conditions line at (800) 452-9292 for routing and trip-planning information.

  WT Buffs football completes memorable 2020 season

When the Lone Star Conference chose to postpone 2020 fall sports due to COVID-19, the Buffs football program began making plans to play football.

  Biden expected to nominate Blinken as secretary of state

President-elect Joe Biden’s first Cabinet picks are coming Tuesday and planning is underway for a pandemic-modified inauguration in January as his team moves forward despite roadblocks from the Trump administration.

  Area COVID-19 report for Sunday, Nov. 22 Level Red: Use Extreme Caution

The Amarillo Area Hospitalization Rate is now 35.69 percent.

Amarillo police looking for endangered woman with dementia

The Amarillo police are asking the community for help locating Laurie Ann Robertson, a 61-year-old woman with dementia.

  First US immunizations for COVID-19 could arrive on Dec. 12

The head of the U.S. effort to produce a coronavirus vaccine says the first immunizations could happen on Dec. 12.

Trump team requests recount of Georgia presidential vote

President Donald Trump’s legal team said Saturday that his campaign has requested a recount of votes in the Georgia presidential race after results showed Democrat Joe Biden winning the state.

In blistering ruling, judge throws out Trump suit in Pa.

Pennsylvania officials can certify election results that currently show Democrat Joe Biden winning the state by more than 80,000 votes, a federal judge ruled Saturday, dealing President Donald Trump’s campaign another blow in its effort to invalidate the election.

  Thanksgiving travelers still determined to fly despite CDC recommendations

AAA estimates up to 50 million Americans will travel for Thanksgiving. That’s only a ten percent drop compared to last year.

Teen charged in Kenosha shootings poses with ‘Silver Spoons’ actor

Kyle Rittenhouse was seen smiling in a photo with his lawyer and “Silver Spoons” actor Ricky Schroder after being released from custody by posting a $2 million bond.

Biden could announce Cabinet picks as soon as next week

President-elect Joe Biden is moving quickly to fill out his administration and could name top Cabinet nominations as early as next week

  Giving back to health care workers risking it all working in COVID-19 units

As COVID-19 continues to worsen in the Amarillo area, the community is coming together to show health care workers that all they are doing is not going unnoticed.

  A nurses parent delivers thousands of goody bags to Amarillo nurses

Thousands of bags filled with snacks, coupons, and thank you notes have been delivered to nurses in our area. Today alone three thousand were delivered to Northwest Texas Hospital.

  High speed internet usage increases during the pandemic

The bedroom, the dining room and living room have all become the classrooms and offices of many as COVID-19 keep us more at home.

  State health officials report 174 new COVID-19 cases in Eastern New Mexico

State health officials in New Mexico released the daily update of COVID-19.

U.S. Marshals track down Bart Reagor to collect $49 million

U.S. Marshals served a writ of execution to Bart Reagor on Thursday to collect $49 million owed to Ford Motor Credit.

  31 new COVID-19 cases, 21 new recoverires in Dallam and Hartley counties

There are now 279 total active COVID-19 cases in Dallam and Hartley counties.

  Criminal Complaint: Man charged after $27,000 worth of meth found in hotel room

One man faces federal charges after police found around $27,000 worth of meth in a hotel room, according to a criminal complaint.

  Amarillo COVID-19 report for Nov. 20 shows 521 new cases, 286 recoveries, 14 deaths

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

  Amarillo Symphony cancels performance of Happy Holiday Pops 2020

The Amarillo Symphony announced the cancellation of the live performance of Happy Holiday Pops.

  City of Hereford reports 24 new COVID-19 cases, now at 121 active cases

There are now 121 active cases of COVID-19 in Deaf Smith County.

  12 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Wheeler County

Wheeler County reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 today.

  Lone Star Ballet is finding ways to keep kids dancing, staff employed despite the pandemic

During the pandemic, the lone star ballet has two major priorities: keeping their professional dancers employed, and making sure kids get to keep dancing.

  Amarillo doctors asking city and community for help enforcing face masks

As COVID-19 cases rise in Amarillo, doctors say there is nothing more that they can do and are calling on the community and the city for help hoping that with more people wearing masks, there will be less transmission of the virus.

  GOOD NEWS: Doppler Dave reports back of past Good News stories with updates

I have been focusing on positive stories lately, and this week I have an update on a couple of those stories where the news just seems to be getting better.

  Amarillo family continues tradition of helping those in need during Thanksgiving

For a decade a local family has cooked double and even triple the amount on thanksgiving to give other families in need of a warm meal.

  Outdoor heating equipment sales spike ahead of winter

As the mercury starts to drop, social distancing remains the norm and indoor gatherings remain restricted or banned, grills and fire pits have become literally hot commodities.

  Recovered COVID-19 individuals can help current ones fighting disease

The Coffee Memorial Blood Center is making it easier for previously COVID-19 positive individuals to donate convalescent plasma.

  State health officials report 139 new COVID-19 cases in Eastern New Mexico

The report shows 85 new cases in Curry County, eight in Quay County, 25 in Roosevelt County and 21 in Union County.

  The Panhandle Gives Kickoff celebration goes Live next week

The Amarillo Area Foundation is kicking off this year’s Panhandle Gives Campaign next week.

  20 new COVID-19 cases, 9 recoveries in Dallam and Hartley counties

There are now 269 total active COVID-19 cases in Dallam and Hartley counties.

  Amarillo COVID-19 report for Nov. 19 shows 437 new cases, 443 recoveries, 10 deaths

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

  25 new COVID-19 cases in Gray County

There are now 562 active COVID-19 cases in Gray County.

  Wheeler County reports 7 new COVID-19 cases, 8 recoveries, 1 death

There are now 72 active COVID-19 cases in Wheeler County.

  Moore County reports 4 new COVID-19 cases, 19 recoveries, 1 death

There are now 168 active COVID-19 cases in Moore County.

Hilltop Senior Citizens Association hosting Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner

The Hilltop Senior Citizens Association will host the free Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 21.

The Salvation Army and other organizations working together for Thanksgiving luncheon

The Salvation Army is working with the City of Amarillo, Guyon Saunders Resource Center and the Amarillo Sod Poodles to provide a community-wide Thanksgiving meal.

  City of Hereford reports 13 new COVID-19 cases, now at 97 active cases

There are now 97 active COVID-19 cases in Deaf Smith County.

  Officials: Woman wanted for aggravated robbery

The Potter County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a fugitive wanted for aggravated robbery.

  Salvation Army Angel Tree to provide over 500 kids with winter necessities this holiday season

Salvation Army Angel Trees have returned to the Westgate Mall and participating Walmart locations this year, and families across the Texas Panhandle have applied to the program to give their children both a loving Christmas and basic winter necessities.

  Amarillo area colleges prepared for Thanksgiving break and COVID-19

Moving classes that can be virtual online and enforcing masks are some of the ways West Texas A&M University and Amarillo college have been battling COVID-19.

  ‘I see them rising up to the challenge’: Amarillo organizations adjusting as citizenship test changes

The citizenship test will change starting December 1, affecting the undocumented and refugee communities found in Amarillo.

  Lane closure after train derailment near Amarillo Boulevard

Police continue to block traffic after a train derailed in east Amarillo.

  Texas Oncology could expand to a new facility

Amarillo City Council approved a tax abatement agreement with McKesson, the parent company of Texas Oncology.

  Grocery stores are prepared for second toilet paper rush

More people in our area are buying toilet paper along with their thanksgiving supplies, but grocery stores say they are prepared.

  State health officials report 110 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths in Eastern New Mexico

State health officials released the daily report of COVID-19 cases in New Mexico.

  Amarillo City Council voted to buy land and buildings in warehouse district

They have noted the building’s age and the cost of renovating it as close to building a new one.