Advocates call Allen’s resignation a setback in curbing homelessness

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 16:31

Amarillo homeless advocates maintain the recent resignation of city Community Development Department administrator James Allen leaves the effort to address homelessness here in a lurch.

Deputies search for man who failed to report to jail

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 16:05

The Randall County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a 38-year-old man accused of failing to report to jail to serve sentenced time.

Deputies are looking for Guadalupe Gabriel Guillen. He is charged with unauthorized absence from a community correctional facility...

AFD announces first Hispanic district chief

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 16:01

The Amarillo Fire Department announced Wednesday the naming of its first Hispanic chief officer.

Amarillo council OKs fire station land purchase

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 00:03

The Amarillo City Council has approved $631,000 toward the purchase of property that will serve as the new location for Fire Station #9.

Child remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after weekend shooting

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 01:11

A 3-year-old shooting victim remains hospitalized after being shot in the head Saturday night, according to the Amarillo Police Department.

Empower Texans sues to stop potential criminal probe of its controversial primary ad

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 00:00

Empower Texans, a Tea Party group known for waging aggressive campaigns against establishment Republicans, is suing in federal court to prohibit three district attorneys and the attorney general from launching any criminal investigations into the strategy it used to attack state Rep. Charlie...

Amarillo City Council hears ordinance for tiny houses targeting homelessness

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 23:18

During Tuesday evening’s Amarillo City Council meeting, officials will consider the second reading of an ordinance that clears the way for the construction of four tiny houses in the 300 block of N. Rusk St. – and possibly an answer to homelessness here.

City of Canyon to initiate water use restrictions

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 21:56

The City of Canyon has initiated the process of ramping up its drought contingency plan to include watering restrictions, as one of its elevated water tanks remains out of service and the area continues to battle through dry conditions.

30 pounds of meth seized in Carson County drug bust

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 20:41

The Texas Department of Public Safety seized 30 pounds of methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana Sunday afternoon after a traffic stop in Carson County, according to the DPS.

AFD to service fire hydrants

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 09:32

The Amarillo Fire Department is kicking off spring break by tackling the maintenance of the approximate 4,000 to 5,000 hydrants in the city of Amarillo.