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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

No cases of rare children's virus in Amarillo

An Amarillo health official is urging people to take preventative efforts against an uncommon virus that can cause children with asthma to develop severe respiratory illness. Newly appointed Director of Public Health Casie Stoughton said there have been no cases of Enterovirus D68, or EV-D68, in the area during the summer or fall, when people are more likely to be infected with the virus.

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2 hrs ago | Amarillo.com

Man faces murder charges in couple's slaying

A Potter County grand jury indicted a man Thursday on murder charges stemming from a June incident that left a man and his wife dead. Shortly after midnight on June 7, Amarillo police responded to a call at 1216 Jasmine St,, where Phetkeo was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

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2 hrs ago | Amarillo.com

EXCLUSIVE: Cosby weighs in on Ferguson before Amarillo show

"I believe that when you behave in such an angry way at people that there's a mental illness there," said Cosby in an exclusive interview ahead of his return to Amarillo. "It's a person who can't be trusted to carry out the laws.

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4 hrs ago | MyHighPlains.com

TxDOT Offering Child Safety Seat Demos Wednesday

TxDOT is offering child safety seat demos wednesday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the TxDOT Amarillo District Headquarters. TxDOT is demonstrating the proper ways to install safety seats and reminding drivers to make an appointment for free child safety seat checks year round at the agency's 25 statewide district offices.

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4 hrs ago | MyHighPlains.com

Suddenlink Launches Community Impact Challenge

Suddenlink is launching a program that invites area residents to imagine new ways of giving back to the Amarillo-Canyon community. "If you see a community need, we encourage you to develop a creative new way to address it," said Suddenlink System Director Carrie Irwin.

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6 hrs ago | KVII-TV Amarillo

Rider dies at scene of NW Amarillo accident

The identity has not yet been released of the rider of the dirt bike who died from injuries sustained during an accident Saturday morning. On Sept.

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6 hrs ago | KVII-TV Amarillo

Amarillo VA to host Town Hall on Sept. 16

The Amarillo VA Health Care System will host a Town Hall for Veterans Tuesday, September 16th in the Columbia Conference Room of the Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center at 11:00 am. Director Andrew Welch will lead a forum that allows Veterans and other stakeholders an opportunity to be heard and for leaders to reaffirm our commitment to VA's mission and Core Values.

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6 hrs ago | Amarillo.com

Truck goes off highway in I-27 wreck

A wreck on Interstate 27 near Southeast 26th Avenue on Monday resulted in a pickup driving off the highway and the closure of all northbound lanes into downtown Amarillo for almost an hour. Police said about 8:50 a.m., traffic congestion forced a woman, 28, traveling north in a red Chevy Silverado on I-27 to slow near the top of the Southeast 27th Avenue overpass.

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7 hrs ago | MyHighPlains.com

Amarillo Animal Shelter Assessment Complete

The assessment, led by a veterinarian specializing in shelter medicine, evaluated the shelter against best practices and standards of care in animal shelters established by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians. Areas of highest priority improvement include securing shelter management software, operation of the shelter as a single entity involving both partners, and improved feline housing.

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9 hrs ago | MyHighPlains.com

Amarillo Gas Prices Fall 7 Cents, Average $3.11/g

"The brief increase in the national average now appears over, as gas prices this past week have resumed their decline," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "Not a single state saw its gas price average rise in the last week- certainly an impressive feat compared to last week.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Amarillo.com

Pop-culture week in review

Well, when your week includes seeing one of the best concerts of your life, I guess there's no better place to start than that. Lyle Lovett & His Large Band rocked the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, playing nearly a three-hour set without a break.

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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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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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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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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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