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  1. A-J Remembers: Quitaque became the trading place of choice during frontier daysRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 24 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 30, descendants of the pioneers will pay a virtual visit to a time when guns and ammunition could be exchanged for stolen horses or stolen people. The latest weaponry technology was high on the demand scale, and could be paid for by Comanches bearing buffalo hides, meat, or the most valuable coin of all - living, breathing captives.


  2. WTAMU in Texas Panhandle celebrates becoming All-Steinway SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 23 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    The West Texas A&M University School of Music will celebrate its All-Steinway School designation and the naming of the designation in honor of Marjorie Urban beginning 5:30 p.m.Friday, June 29, with a dinner and piano performance by internationally celebrated Steinway artist. The evening will begin with a dedication reception honoring naming donors Dr. Steve and Mrs. Joan Urban and other lead donors, and the unveiling of the Steinway Wall of Honor in the Grand Lobby of the Fine Arts Complex.


  3. Savvy Shopper Lubbock has resources to keep kids entertained during summerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2018 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Even though I was raised in a time and a town where the diversions were few, I could always find a way to stay occupied during the summer. However, since that was many years ago, it's probably fair to say that my recollections are filtered through a rose-colored lens.


  4. Remains of 8 veterans found in Amarillo buried in formal ceremonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2018 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    The remains of eight U.S. military veterans stored for years in the basement of a county courthouse in the Texas Panhandle have been interred as part of a formal ceremony in San Antonio. The servicemen were buried Friday at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery after their cremated remains had been escorted more than 500 miles from the Potter County courthouse in Amarillo.


  5. Legislator: Vet school operational funding top priorityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2018 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    State Rep. John Smithee says the prime consideration entering January's legislative session is securing operational funding for the Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine. “I don't think our Panhandle delegation has a higher goal than to secure the vet school's operational funds,” he said.


  6. 'TEXAS Outdoor Musical' in Palo Duro Canyon is a favorite of locals and tourists alikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2018 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Where can you find history of the Texas Panhandle come to life - highlighted by music, singing, dancing and nightly fireworks? It's the Official Play of Texas, "TEXAS Outdoor Musical,"  and this year marks the 53rd year for the iconic play, a favorite of locals and tourists alike. Opening night was Friday.


  7. Mallard Fire grows to 75K acres, destroys home in Panhandle Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2018 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Emergency crews were still battling a massive wildfire in Armstrong County Tuesday that has now burned more than 75,000 acres of grassland and destroyed a home since it began last week. Crews from the Texas A&M Forest Service and volunteer fire departments from other areas have been working to get the Mallard Fire under control since it was reported last Wednesday southeast of Amarillo, but it was still only 20 percent contained by Tuesday morning, according to the forest service.


  8. Massive Panhandle wildfire scorches 73K acres, contributes to severe thunderstormRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2018 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    A massive wildfire in the Panhandle has scorched more than 73,000 acres, prompted numerous road closures and contributed to the creation of a severe thunderstorm. Emergency crews are still working to contain the Mallard Fire in Armstrong County that began last week and, by Monday afternoon, was only 20 percent contained, with crews from the Texas A&M Forest Service and area volunteer fire departments battling the blaze, according to updates from the forest service.


  9. Council approves AEDC vet school funding pledgeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2018 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    The Amarillo City Council voted in favor of an arrangement Tuesday guaranteeing the Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine concept would come to fruition, supporting an Amarillo Economic Development Corporation pledge of up to $69 million toward the completion of the $90 million project. Council members voted 5-0 to authorize the EDC to enter into an amended Local Incentives Agreement to establish a veterinary school in Amarillo, in partnership with Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University System.


  10. 108 pounds of pot seized; 1 arrested Posted atRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2018 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Drugs allegedly being transported from California to Oklahoma were intercepted Friday afternoon in the Texas Panhandle, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. At about 12:45 p.m., a trooper stopped a 2018 Chevrolet Impala traveling east on Interstate 40 near Groom for a traffic violation.


  11. Phillips 66 working to provide fuel to Lubbock, Amarillo after Borger refinery issueRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2018 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Phillips 66 on Saturday was working to provide alternate fuel supplies to the Lubbock area in response to possible shortages caused by a "maintenance" issue at its Borger Refinery in the Panhandle. A spokesperson for Phillips 66 on Saturday sent the following statement in response to A-J questions about a possible gasoline supply in the area, prompted in part by a sign telling of a lack of premium gasoline at a Lubbock United Express store.


  12. Former first lady helps raise funds Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2018 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Texas Panhandle residents suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or addiction have a champion in former first lady Laura Bush. Bush was in town Wednesday on behalf of her namesake, the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health, for the 10th anniversary of the Power of the Purse luncheon in the Heritage Room at the Amarillo Civic Center.


  13. Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas facing tornado and wildfire threats Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2018 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Emergency officials in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are bracing for two types of disasters as spring gets into full swing: The start of what's historically the most active time of year for tornadoes plus wildfire threats brought on by severe drought. April, May and June are the most active months in the U.S. for tornadoes.


  14. Hale Center hires Brownfield's Smith amid other staff decisionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2018 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Hale Center ISD's school board and superintendent Steven Pyburn had a busy Thursday and capped it with the hiring of a new head football coach. Jeff Smith accepted the Owls' open coaching and athletics director position after spending the past season at Brownfield.


  15. West Texas cotton farmers enjoy record numbers Updated Mar 20 atRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2018 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    When the Carson County Gin is cranked up and the cotton is flowing -- being transformed from a harvest crop full of sticks, seeds and field trash into the white fibers ready to be sold at market -- it's hard to carry on a normal conversation. Well lately, workers do more shouting than talking on the floor of the gin located along U.S. Highway 60 between Panhandle and White Deer.


  16. U.S. Sen. Sanders rallies in Lubbock of all placesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2018 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Progressives on the Panhandle/South Plains hadn't had a politically rally like what took place Saturday afternoon at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center in a long time, if ever. It was a rally for local Democrats seeking election in 2018, and Our Revolution, a grassroots organization built on continuing the policy messages of U.S. Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.


  17. Texas Panhandle to remain dry, extreme drought conditions exist throughout weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2018 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    "Unfortunately, I don't think we're going to see anything to improve our drought situation," said meteorologist Mark Conder with the National Weather Service in Lubbock. "We're going to be pretty mild and dry heading into the weekend ."


  18. Seliger hangs on to narrow lead in SD 31 race with results trickling in Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2018 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    State Sen. Kel Seliger was holding on to a slight lead and a chance to win re-election Tuesday, according to unofficial early election results and some Election Day returns. Complete results were not available by press time.


  19. Firefighting agencies gear up for likely 'devastating' wildfire season across West TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2018 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Earlier in the morning, wildfires broke out in the western part of the Texas Panhandle in Oldham County near Vega. They moved south into Deaf Smith County and threatened the outskirts of Hereford.


  20. An unusually high amount of affordable rental houses in Lubbock are...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2018 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    A shortage, comparatively. In Lubbock, with a population of more than 250,000 people, there are 19 affordable rental housing facilities.


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