With the launch of a new initiative Monday, the Texas State Technical College System could help revolutionize how colleges align their curriculum with workforce demands and help their students match up better with employers’ needs. The new Center for Employability Outcomes at TSTC, whose website went live this week, will operate in close coordination with the Texas Workforce Commission, the
A high-profile land dispute between the federal government and Texans who live along the Red River will be the subject of a hearing by the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday. The Red River Private Property Protection Act , introduced by U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry , R-Clarendon, would direct the federal government to give up some of its claims
AMARILLO -- A troubled charter school in Amarillo merges with several others. The Amarillo campus of the Richard Milburn Academy (RMA) was allowed to join five other schools in moving to the Killeen charter district. So what does this mean for Amarillo students? The RMA Amarillo campus has had it's problems since opening in 2001. Most
We have about 10 billion cubic feet of helium stored here in Amarillo, and in just a few days, 92 million cubic feet of it will be up for grabs. Robert Jolley, the Amarillo Field Office Manager from the Bureau of Land Management says, it's the first auction of it's kind. "In the Helium Stewardship Act of 2013, Congress decided
AMARILLO -- More resources will be available to the fire department, thanks to a new grant. Potter County Commissioners approved a $280,000 grant. That money will go toward the fire/rescue department and be used to buy computers that will give officials better maps and provide better communication to with sheriff's office. Assistant Fire Chief Pat Fitzpatrick says, "It will improve
AMARILLO -- If your daily commute involves US 87 expect some lane closures, tomorrow. Crews are working on milling and road pavements. They'll be working on the northbound lanes on US 87, from 15th street to Hastings. Officials say construction should be done by Thursday.
PORTALES -- The Roosevelt County Treasurer, Assessor, and Clerk will be closing at noon July 28 - July 30 in preparation of the move to the portable offices. The Treasurer, Assessor, and Clerks Offices will be closed all day July 31 and August 1, 2014. The offices will be opened for regular business Monday, August 4, 2014.
(NBC News) Congresssional leaders have announced a compromise bill designed to improve care at veterans hospitals. The plan should mean shorter waits for care, especially for younger veterans just back from Iraq and Afghanistan who now wait weeks or months for a first appointment at the V.A. The deal would provide $1.5 billion for 27 new clinics, $5 billion
AMARILLO -- WalletHub crunched the numbers to identify 2014's Most & Least Recession-Recovered Ci ties . WalletHub compared the 150 largest U.S. cities to identify those that have experienced the most and least improvement since the recession. Using 18 metrics - from the inflow of college-educated workers and number of new businesses to unemployment rates and home price appreciation. Amarillos
New York – Terry White of the Amarillo Symphony, has been elected to the League of American Orchestras Volunteer Council, the League announced today. The Volunteer Council provides leadership skills and assistance to orchestra volunteers through ongoing education and communication. The group serves as a link to the League of American Orchestras by informing the national group of critical
AMARILLO – Early Saturday morning, Amarillo Police responded to a burglary alarm at the Quick Quack Car Wash at 1001 Amarillo Boulevard East. During the investigation, the suspect had broken in by breaking out a north side glass door. The burglar had pried open an empty safe and had pulled a computer out of a cabinet in the office. Police
Devin McGuire says, "Steer and junior roping." Fourteen year old, Devin McGuire has called boys ranch a home for four and a half years. Devin says, "Me and my mom thought it would be the best place for me. We weren't in a good situation at the time." Cal Farley's Boys Ranch gives kids a positive environment to excel in
HEREFORD – On July 22, Hereford Police responded to a reported stabbing in the 400 block of Ave J. Police report that a 12-year-old had stabbed a 9-year-old relative in the leg, resulting in medical attention. This occurred after a prior altercation at the scene involving the two. The 12-year-old was later released to family. The investigation is ongoing.
TULIA -- Officer Longoria and Mirko assisted a DPS traffic stop on I-27 leading to two arrests. A free air sniff for narcotics around the vehicle alerted Mirko to the vehicle’s driver door and the back right passenger door. Corporal Rodriguez and Officer Longoria conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and recovered a black duffle bag that contained
AMARILLO -- Amarillo gas prices fell 5.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.29/g. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.51/g. "The national average as of today has been on decline for a month straight," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "The drop in gas
The Amarillo Sox fall 10-6 in series finale against Wichita. Amarillo will have two days off before starting 3 game series in Laredo.
It was night of remembering a local champion. Sprint Car Racer and former body shop owner Kenny Stidd's home was spared by the wildfire that swept through parts of Hutchinson County in May, but his shop full of memories wasn't as lucky. Many trophies Stidd has won over the years and racing memorabilia were lost in the blaze, but last
2014 Ambush Golf Tournament Final Results 1 st – Codie Scott/David Smith (-7) T2 – Kris McDonald/Luke Kane (-6) T2 – KeithBjork/Bobby Barber (-6)
Wichita takes game 2 from Amarillo 8-2.
The 48th Annual Border Town Days Festival happened July 26th. The event kicked off with parade that began in Texico, New Mexico and ended in Farwell, Texas. The parade is the only one in the nation that starts in one state, and ends in another. Chairman of Border Town Days Rob Pomper says, "it's a great fundraiser for our community