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Amarillo, Texas is located in Potter County. Zip codes in Amarillo, TX include 79189, 79174, and 79102. The median home price in Amarillo is $144,900 which is roughly $69/per square foot. More Amarillo information.

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1 hr ago | Amarillo.com

Reading program to offer adult lessons

B ack to school is the perfect time for adults to improve reading skills. With children back in school, autumn also gives adults a chance to commit to improving their education and Amarillo Public Library wants to help.

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1 hr ago | Amarillo.com

Amarillo Public Library staff picks for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

"Monsters Love School" is a wonderful back-to-school book about a little monster named Blue, who is scared of his first day of school. Blue must learn to adjust to eating on a schedule, playing nice with others, and trying new things.

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7 hrs ago | Amarillo.com

2 injured in wreck on Highway 287

Police said two people were taken to the hospital after a collision on U.S. Highway 287 and East Cherry Avenue. About 11:30 a.m., a white Nissan Xterra was westbound on Cherry Avenue when it was struck by a white car, according to Amarillo Police Department.

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18 hrs ago | Amarillo.com

Company to sell Craig Methodist Retirement Community

The parent company of Craig Methodist Retirement Community in Amarillo has completed a letter of intent to sell the facility and possibly three others in Texas as a way to get rid of at least some of the $160 million in debt that landed it in bankruptcy. The possible deal would be with Buckner Retirement Services, and agreements on how to complete a sale or merger are due by Oct. 1, and Buckner must complete its due diligence by Oct. 24. After that, the companies would ask the Dallas bankruptcy judge overseeing the case for his approval of whatever arrangement is developed, including an auction.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Amarillo.com

Beilue: Clarendon rancher a Tri-State Fair stock show 'landmark'

Jon Beilue / Amarillo Globe-News Area cattle rancher Richard Stotts, 76, hasn't missed an Amarillo Tri-State Fair Stock Show since Harry Truman was president. This year will make his 64th to show an animal on the Fairgrounds, the first coming in 1948 when he was 10. Jon Beilue / Amarillo Globe-News Area cattle rancher Richard Stotts, 76, hasn't missed an Amarillo Tri-State Fair Stock Show since Harry Truman was president.

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KVII-TV Amarillo

Tri State Fair parade in downtown Amarillo draws large crowd

This year's Tri State Fair parade theme is 'Let's Have a Parade.' The event took place Saturday, September 13 at 10am in downtown Amarillo.

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KVII-TV Amarillo

Nearly 500 canines compete to be top dog

Participant Jancie Bingaman grooms her maltese named Grand Champion Ta-jon Sugar Dumpling at the 2014 Panhandle Kennel Club of Texas Dog Show. AMARILLO, TEXAS -- Every dog may have its day, but at the Panhandle Kennel Club of Texas Dog Show only a few canines will be awarded the title of 'Best in Show.'

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Amarillo.com

Goodnight Center gets $88K grant

Texas Historical Foundation plans on boosting its support for Goodnight Historical Center tonight with a check for $88,000, making its total giving for the project more than $310,000. "This most recent financial gift will be used for the installation of landscaping, including walkways, parking, irrigation and fencing," according to a foundation news release.

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Amarillo.com

APD: Alcohol a possible factor in Friday night wreck

Amarillo police said alcohol could be a factor in a Friday night one-vehicle wreck at Southwest 34th Avenue and South Georgia Street. About 9:30 p.m., a black Chevrolet Camaro was traveling north on Georgia before driving into the turning lane to turn left onto 34th.

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Amarillo.com

Saturday Short List for Sept. 13, 2014

Despite Goodell's claims to the contrary, it is difficult to see how the NFL was not aware of the extent of Rice's despicable behavior long before the infamous elevator video was unleashed on the public. Even before the entire video was made public, we all saw Rice's then-fiancee unconscious in the middle of an elevator.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

KVII-TV Amarillo

Amarillo Symphony welcomes 19 new musicians

The Amarillo Symphony, www.amarillosymphony.org , the leader of orchestral music in the Texas Panhandle since 1924, today welcomes 19 new musicians who will join the Amarillo Symphony for the 90th Anniversary season. The auditions were held at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts on August 23 & 24. From the talented pool of candidates traveling from all over the country, 19 were chosen to perform with the orchestra.

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Amarillo.com

Weather: Will rain stick around for football games?

Residents in Amarillo woke up to a rainy Friday, but meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Amarillo said the showers should taper off by midday and won't interfere with fair-goers' activities the rest of the weekend. "It will remain cloudy and cool throughout rest of day," said meteorologist Todd Lindley.

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Join the Amarillo Zoo Boo Crew

BOO Crew volunteer jobs include costumed characters, handing out candy, supervising games and crafts, serving as area monitors and other fun positions! BOO Crew volunteers must sign up by October 11th and fill out a volunteer application and attend a pre-event orientation on either Thursday, October 16th at 6 p.m. or Saturday, October 18th at 10:00 a.m. BOO at the Zoo is scheduled for Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, October 26th from noon to 5 p.m. Volunteers are also needed for the Zoo's MONSTERS event on Friday, October 31st from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Amarillo.com

Man arrested in parking lot theft

Police arrested a man on Wednesday after witnesses told them the man had stolen an air compressor from a pickup in northwest Amarillo. Earman Eugene Gilbreath, 59, was arrested and booked into the Potter County jail on a state felony charge of burglary of a motor vehicle with two or more convictions.

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Amarillo.com

Amarillo man arrested on drug, gun charges

An Amarillo man was arrested on drug and firearm charges early Friday after a police officer noticed the odor of marijuana in the man's vehicle during a traffic stop. Jack Lynn Lambert, 59, of Amarillo was booked into the Potter County jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance over 4 grams but less than 200 grams and felon in possession of a firearm, police said.

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Amarillo.com

DPS: One dead in Fritch Hwy rollover

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers were dispatched Friday morning to a wreck northeast of Amarillo, and found a car laying on its side and a woman dead at the scene. Just before 7:30 a.m., emergency personnel were dispatched to the Fritch Highway about 10 miles south of Fritch on reports of a one-vehicle rollover, a DPS trooper said.

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Castle Doctrine vs Trespassing

How far is too far when it comes to protecting your property? A Midland man is arrested for allegedly shooting at a teenager who had lost a toy in his yard. An Amarillo man encountered the alleged gunman for the same reason months before the shooting.

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Amarillo.com

A matter of life or love: Bakery owner must sell family eatery

Joni Prater scoops a side of baked beans Thursday to accompany a dish of smoked barbecued pork and cheddar on Bavarian Bretzel rolls in the kitchen of Nordic Galley Bakeri. Prater must close or sell her eatery due to a new, severe wheat allergy.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Beef Magazine

Meat Market Update | Labor Day Beef Sales Volume Supports Fed Cattle Prices

Ed Czerwien, USDA Market News reporter in Amarillo, TX, provides us with the latest outlook on boxed beef prices and the weekly cattle trade. The hot topic this week was that the declining prices promoted sales volume during the Labor Day weekend as well as out-front sales.

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Firefighters Pipes and Drums Performs on Studio 4

Amarillo Firefighters Pipes and Drums is a group of firefighters dedicated to providing honor, dedication and tradition in our area. Amarillo Firefighters Pipes and Drums is a group of firefighters dedicated to providing honor, dedication and tradition in our area.

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