AMARILLO -- More evidence that methamphetamine use is a growing problem in our area. When the United Way of Amarillo and Canyon (UWAC) released its community status report Wednesday. One of the low points was the skyrocketing use of methamphetamine. And, it's wide spread. The UWAC report indicates meth use rose by 70% in Randall county since 2009.
AMARILLO -- The Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet & Business Excellence Awards is tonight. The guest speaker is Jerry Morales, Texas Restaurant Association President & Mayor of the City of Midland. The following awards will be presented: The 2014 Top Twenty Under 40 Award Winners are: Kyle Ball, FirstCapital Bank of Texas Jacob Breeden, Process Art House Glen
AMARILLO -- Amarillo After School Alliance hosted a Lights On Afterschool Ghouls after School rally. The rally was one of more than an expected 8,000 such events around the nation today. The event will spotlight the range of programming available at our Ghouls after School Program, including its fun activities focused on STEM, academic support, physical fitness, and those
AMARILLO -- Martha's Home supply of towels and cleaning supplies is getting low. Joe Daddys is helping out by hosting an event to collect much needed towels, laundry detergent, and cleaning supplies tonight till 7 p.m. For any donation of towels or cleaning supplies, Joe Daddys will give 10% off the price of your meal on October 23rd. The collection
Canyon-- Social media could be drawing more teens towards terrorist groups. After three Colorado teens were recently caught trying to join Islamic State, a local terrorism professor is speaking out and says the internet could be to blame. Dr. Harry Hueston says the internet is only making it easier and faster for people to find a connection to terrorist groups and for
CLOVIS -- The FBI is looking into the investigation into a Clovis Police Officer accused of using excessive force. According to City Manager Joe Thomas an FBI agent requested reports from the investigation from the Clovis Police Department. Officer Brent Aguilar was accused of using excessive force after a video showing an officer slamming a suspect to the ground during
PAMPA -- A Pampa man is dead after a wreck in Gray County. It happened on October 2 on Country Road 3, about seven miles west of Pampa. Troopers say 29-year-old Abraham Rios-Rodriguez was traveling south. He drove off the road, overcorrected and rolled his vehicle several times. Rodriguez was transported to Northwest Texas Hospital where he later died. He
DALHART -- One man is dead after being ejected from his vehicle. It happened on FM 1727, four miles west of Dalhart. 21-year-old Bernhard Giesbrecht was driving east when he ran off the left side of the road. The vehicle rolled over and Giesbrecht was ejected from the car. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
AMARILLO -- A Randall County man is arrested after multiple sexual assault charges. Jorge Luis Cano is facing two aggravated sexual assault with a child charges, four indecency with a child charges, and one injury to a child charge.
AMARILLO -- No failing restaurant scores are in this report. These restaurants got perfect scores at their recent health inspections: Burger King 7000 I-40 E 10-13-14 El Puente 4027 Amarillo Blvd E 10-9-14 Elmo's Drive In 2618 SW 3rd Ave 10-14-14 Hickory Pit 501 S McMasters 10-14-14 Palace Coffee Co 817 S Polk 10-10-14 Pizza Hut 7000 I-40 E 10-13-14
Good Thursday evening folks and thanks for clicking on myhighplains.com. Unseasonably warm weather is back again today and will have an extended stay for us. The skies will continue to be clear for this evening but thanks to lingering moisture in the area, we'll have a shot a more fog in the morning. Jackets will be required to start Friday
AMARILLO -- Amarillo Crime Stoppers needs help locating Danny Gorman. Gorman has a Potter County warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. If you have any information on Danny Gorman, contact Amarillo Crime Stoppers at (806)374-4400 or submit a tip on-line at amapolice.org . Remember, if your anonymous tip leads to his arrest, you could get a reward of
Republican Greg Abbott has a 16-point lead over Democrat Wendy Davis in the closing days of this year’s general election for governor, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. Abbott has the support of 54 percent of likely voters to Davis’ 38 percent. Libertarian Kathie Glass has the support of 6 percent, and the Green Party’s Brandon Parmer
DUMAS -- While Canyon voters are faced with voting for alcohol sales this election, they aren't alone. The city of Fritch has alcohol sales on their ballot, as well as the city of Wheeler, Moore county precinct one has that option as well. Dumas and the surrounding area are wet, but they don't allow the sales of individual
AMARILLO -- A new community status report shows good news and bad news for our area. The United Way of Amarillo and Canyon (UWAC) unveiled it's 2014 community status report Wednesday. It's a collection of data on issues like child poverty, household income and more. The UWAC wanted a better way to address the needs
AMARILLO -- One man is behind bars after police say he broke into two houses on Monday afternoon. They arrested 19-year-old Christopher Hernandez. Police were called out to the 3600 block of NE 9th after being told that someone was in a vacant house that was being remodeled. Police found Hernandez in a nearby alley pushing a shopping cart. Officers
Amarillo-- Residents of unincorporated areas of Potter County are being asked to vote to increase their sales taxes to help create a County Assistance District. A two-percent sales tax increase is what's being proposed on the November ballot, which officials say will bring them up to what Amarillo residents already pay. "The business in the unincorporated areas would have the same
AMARILLO -- If you do not have a photo ID and are planning to vote in the upcoming election a mobile station issuing election identification certificates is stopping by Amarillo and Channing to help you out. The EIC's will be available Tomorrow and Friday morning at the Santa Fe Building from ten until four in the afternoon in Amarillo. In
UPDATE 8:00 P.M. -- Borger police arrest a man after a standoff lasting close to eight-hours. It happened in the 1400 block of Clayton. Cameron Grubbs, 22, was arrested earlier this evening. Borger police say Grubbs has a felony warrant, when they went to arrest him at around 11:30 this morning, he barricaded himself in his home.
TUCUMCARI -- New Mexico State Police arrested a woman Monday after she led both Texas and New Mexico officers on a high speed chase with her 1-year-old son in the vehicle. Jamila Jones, 33, of Lilburn, Georgia remained behind bars in Quay County Wednesday afternoon. She was charged with child abuse, fleeing law enforcement and possession of drug paraphernalia. New