AUSTIN — The energy boom is bringing jobs and prosperity to communities, but it also is putting more traffic, work crews and trucks on local roadways. In an effort to reduce crashes in these increasingly busy areas, the Texas Department of Transportation is reminding motorists to “Be Safe. Drive Smart.” in energy work zones this summer. “Oil and gas activity
TULIA -- The Tulia Police Department adds a public information officer to their roster. Shanae Thompson, a Tulia native, has been with the police department for two years. She currently serves as the Communication Director of Operations and will be the department’s first public information officer. According to Chief Jeffrey Yarbrough, “Thompson’s commitment and dedication to public service made her
AMARILLO -- Late Wednesday night, Amarillo Police responded to a reported shooting at an apartment building in the 1200 Block of S. Roberts. When Officers arrived, they found a man with a gunshot wound to the leg. He was taken to a local hospital, his injuries are not life-threatening. Police say a fight broke out in an apartment and the
A new workforce report released Wednesday by the Texas comptroller’s office emphasizes the promise and pitfalls of Texas’ recent economic success for workers, highlighting the importance of investing in training and education to keep up with a rapidly changing employment landscape. The Texas Workforce Report urges lawmakers to take several specific steps to ensure that Texas’ burgeoning youth population can
AMARILLO -- Amarillo college has decided on a new president. Only problem is, it won't be official for another three weeks. Before the board took action Wednesday night, Dr. Russel Lowery-Hart had plenty of support. Several faculty members addressed the board throwing their support behind the current Vice President of Academic Affairs. Dr. Lowery-Hart also had
GUYMON -- Financial issues at the the Memorial Hospital of Texas County might soon be a thing of the past. Board members accepted a new management deal with Northwest Texas Healthcare System on Tuesday, a deal that has been in the works since April. Texas County Commissioners have given the hospital nearly two million dollars over the past couple years
AMARILLO -- Another Wednesday and another great High Noon On The Square to celebrate in downtown Amarillo. Today had a special group of performers. The Lone Star Ballet performed and catering provided by Steak Express. Now if you missed out, you only have one more chance to go. Next week Joe Taco is catering, and the Smediums will be performing.
PAMPA -- It is a piece of cold war history, and now you can see it right here in the panhandle. It is the final B-53 nuclear bomb, and today, Pantex donated that to the Freedom Museum in Pampa. Pantex employees took the bomb apart back in 2011. The B-53 is the largest and most destructive weapon at that time.
It's a historic day for Snack Pak for Kids Canyon. For the first time ever, the program has a place of its own to call home. Executive Director of Canyon Hope Ministries Cindy Sheets says, "It's just over the top, it's just amazing. This has been a long process coming and we've just been so excited to hear about their news
AMARILLO – Amarillo’s Texas Roadhouse is teaming up the Amarillo Police Department to raise money for Special Olympics Texas. Police officers will help serve guests at the Tip-A-Cop event and collect donations Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Amarillo’s Texas Roadhouse has raised almost $6,000 at this event for Special Olympics. The fundraiser is part of a state-wide effort
CHILDRESS -- The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is hosting a hiring seminar tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Roach Unit Training Center located at 15750 FM 164 in Childress, Texas. There are a number of staff openings for both full and part-time Correctional Officers at the Roach Unit, as well as other units statewide. A recruiter will be on
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress held a hearing today about the Red River land dispute. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) discussed his legislation to protect private property along the Red River. “This hearing is one more step forward, and a very important one, in our efforts to assure landowners that their private property will be protected,” says Thornberry. “Property owners deserve this
Heather Seiler, WAKA TX Cowboy League Community Coordinator, says, "WAKA is a world adult kickball association. It started back in 1988. Three groups of guys got together and decided to start the company and now there's kickball leagues in 35 states across the country." Amarillo's League.. the Texas Cowboy League, plays two seasons a year. T here are eight games
UPDATE 2:51 P.M. -- Missing individual has been found and is safe. AMARILLO 2:10 P.M. -- The Amarillo Police Department needs help locating 25-year-old Tabatha Jean Green. Green is 5’6, 120 pounds, with very short black hair, and brown eyes. She does have a piercing above her left eyebrow. Tabatha has suffered strokes in the past and is currently taking
AMARILLO -- James E. Herring has been selected to receive the prestigious National Golden Spur Award for 2014. Herring will receive the award on September 20, 2014 at the National Ranching Heritage Center on the Texas Tech University campus. Herring is the 37th recipient and joins the ranks of men and women whose work and accomplishments have earned the
The number of abortions in Texas decreased by about 13 percent statewide and 21 percent in the Lower Rio Grande Valley following the passage of strict abortion regulations that went into effect last November, according to a report that academic researchers released Wednesday. The study, by the Texas Policy Evaluation Project at the University of Texas, which is analyzing the effects of
PERRYTON – DPS reports that four people have died in a two vehicle wreck 20 miles south of Perryton. DPS reports that Manuel Jimenez was driving a Chevy Captiva traveling south on Highway 70. The driver of a Ford F-250 traveling north on Highway 70 witnessed the Captiva swerving. The driver moved to the shoulder. The
More than 310 public drinking water systems in Texas — nearly 4.5 percent of the state's regulated public water systems — have quality issues that haven’t been adequately addressed, federal officials told the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality this year . T hat is the highest percentage in the nation, a ccording to the Environmental Protection Agency. Most
--> Compared with other states, Texas performs far fewer comprehensive inspections of polluting facilities, according to a database run by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. But Texas officials call the database misleading. Read the full story at StateImpact Texas . Download audio file This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at http://www.texastribune.org/2014/07/23/state-slams-epa-website-that/ .
--> Of the roughly 1.5 million more people who would have health insurance if Texas expanded Medicaid, more than half of them work in the state's booming service industry, according to a new report. Download audio file This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at http://www.texastribune.org/2014/07/23/report-sheds-light-on-workers-losing-out/ .