Hello folks and good Tuesday morning. Showers and thunderstorms from last night are still with us today, keeping a flooding threat around. Watch out for and go around roads that are covered in water. Remember, turn around and don't drown. Plan on having a different route to where you're going just in case. Unseasonably cooler weather will be with us
AMARILLO -- There were some notable absences from Monday's joint meeting between the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) and the city council. New council members Randy Burkett and Mark Nair were no-shows. The meeting was organized following Burkett's call for the entire AEDC board's removal. Both had prior business obligations but, Burkett allegedly claimed he would be there. This whole
AMARILLO -- The Amarillo City Council and Amarillo Economic Development Corporation had a joint meeting Monday. But not all City Council members were there. New members Randy Burkett and Mark Nair were absent from the forum. It was originally put together because of Burkett's call for the removal of the entire AEDC board. Burkett's and Nair's absences were noted by
AMARILLO -- A few dozen students are using their summer break to catch up on some law and order. Amarillo's Municipal Court is hosting a unique law camp with a little help from Amarillo College. The kids will get a chance to learn more about the judicial system. The camp runs through Friday.
AMARILLO -- For the first summer in a long time, it's not been too unbearable to get out and enjoy all the fun that the Texas Panhandle has to offer. The local Girl Scouts say it's important to make sure the children in your life are getting that experience. A good way they can benefit is by going to camp
AMARILLO -- Amarillo police had a busy 4th of July weekend, responding to hundreds of calls involving fireworks. They say between 6 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday, there were more than 425 calls for fireworks violations alone. They also issued more than 30 citations for firework-related violations. This doesn't include tickets written earlier in the week or any from
AMARILLO -- City of Amarillo City Attorney Marcus Norris put in his two weeks notice Monday. Norris says he cannot ethically represent the City of Amarillo anymore. His resignation stems from a multitude of issues, including controversy surrounding downtown revitalization project and the construction of the multi-purpose entertainment venue. "There sometimes comes a moment where you don't believe your integrity
AMARILLO -- A man suspected of robbing a Family Dollar is arrested. 22-year-old Denzale Smith is charged with aggravated robbery after being arrested near Bell and Plains Friday. Amarillo police say Smith went into the Family Dollar near 6th and Western back in March. Officers say he was armed and demanded money from an employee. The employee handed over an
NEW YORK -- Although "foodies" are associated with indulgence, they actually tend to be healthier than less adventurous eaters. A survey of about 500 women showed those who had eaten the widest variety of unusual foods -- weighed less, ate healthier and were more physically active than more picky eaters. Researchers say these findings should encourage dieters to steer away
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN -- New research shows a shift in parents' attitudes when it comes to vaccinating their children. A University of Michigan poll taken during the recent measles outbreak found one-third of parents believe vaccines have more benefit than they did a year ago. One-quarter feel vaccines are safer than one year ago. More parents also believe the risk
AMARILLO -- Gas is up again in Amarillo. GasBuddy.com reports the price is up 5.6 cents per gallon to $2.48 in Amarillo. Amarillo is still well below the national average of $2.77, which is down .6 cents per gallon. Gas in Amarillo is lower than it was this time last year. We were paying 6.9 cents per gallon more then.
AMARILLO -- There will be detours in parts of Amarillo starting Tuesday as the City of Amarillo installs a new water transmission line. Crews will start excavation near 10th and Bolton Tuesday. The water transmission line will run from 24th Avenue to the Osage Water Treatment Plant. The City expects this work to be completed July 17. Bolton will reopen
AMARILLO -- This year's weather has caused this summer to be different than the last couple of years when the High Plains were in an extreme drought. Jose Garcia, a Meteorologist for the National Weather Service says, "When we have what we call an El Nino Pattern, it actually produces a little bit more rainfall for our area. Particularly in the
The Amarillo Thunderheads fall in their series finale to Wichita 16-7.
AMARILLO -- The city is ranked number three for best places in the country for E.M.T's and paramedics to live. The ranking was determined by good call research and data analysis team. They made their decision based off salaries, job climates and lifestyles for those workers.
AMARILLO -- Adam Gonzales was sexually abused as a child. He says to get past some of the pain in his life, he started to express himself by painting. Adam Gonzales says, "A lot of my art was really a way to distract myself. To distract from stress, to distract from bad memories, nightmares, things like that." Gonzales' art isn't dark
AMARILLO -- If you have any questions or concerns regarding issues within the city, tomorrow is your chance to be heard. Mayor Paul Harpole is hosting a town hall meeting at the Northwest Branch Library, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting is designed for people to have an open dialogue not restricted by time and subject matter constraints.
AMARILLO -- Beginning tomorrow, crews will be installing some sewer manholes at different locations along South Seminole Street. They'll be installed in the south-bound shoulder, from Longhorn Trail to Southeast 19th Avenue. Only the Southbound shoulder will be closed at those different points, lanes in both directions will remain open to traffic.
AMARILLO -- On I-27, you can expect closures on the frontage roads from Rockwell Road to Hollywood Road. On Highway 87, there will be closures in the right lane from Amarillo Creek to FM 1719. On Southeast Loop 335, Northbound access to Georgia remains closed for two more months to prepare for an overpass project.
AMARILLO -- The Texas Department of Public Safety seizes more than 150-dollars worth of marijuana after a traffic stop yesterday evening. It happened Friday, on I-40 in Potter County just before 6:30 p.m. When the trooper pulled over the vehicle, they found more than 28-pounds of marijuana inside the trunk worth more than 172-million dollars. Those drugs were allegedly being carried