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  1. VA: Veteran suicide numbers down 75 percent in AmarilloRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday |

    There's been a dramatic reduction in veteran suicides in Amarillo, a Department of Veterans Affairs suicide prevention coordinator said Tuesday during a Mental Health Summit at Amarillo's Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center. "We've seen a reduction locally.


  2. AISD to introduce new drop-out prevention programRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 22 |

    The district's board of trustees voted Monday to enter into an agreement with nonprofit Communities in Schools of the South Plains that will have the organization install program coordinators at Caprock, Palo Duro, and Tascosa high schools. The three coordinators will work with at-risk students and their families to monitor academic performance, behavior and attendance with a goal of improving graduation rates.


  3. WT offers scholarship for student farmworkersRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 21 |

    A support and scholarship program aimed at students from migrant or seasonal farmworker backgrounds is available at West Texas A&M University this upcoming school year thanks to a $1.9 million federal grant. The College Assistant Migrant Program, or CAMP, is funded through the U.S. Department of Education and provides financial help and college guidance for students who are migratory or seasonal farmworkers and children of such workers.


  4. Amarillo's minor league baseball bid may have competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 9 |

    It appears as if Amarillo might have some South Plains competition in its bid to land the AA-affiliated San Antonio Missions. Lubbock city council member Jeff Griffith and Mayor Dan Pope both confirmed Tuesday that the city is talking with the Elmore Group-owned Missions about relocating the team to the Hub City.


  5. CPS seeks help from Amarillo's faith communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 2 |

    Child Protective Services is calling on the Amarillo faith community to help provide care or support for the hundreds of children in state custody in Potter and Randall counties. Leonor Espinosa, faith-based specialist for CPS Region I, has scheduled Texas' first Faith Community Engagement meeting on Monday in conjunction with Amarillo pastors and faith leaders.


  6. Area foster care capacity rapidly shrinking, lacks qualityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2016 |

    While Child Protective Services in Texas struggles with a lack of capacity for kids who have highly specialized needs, the largely rural Texas Panhandle and South Plains regions have been especially affected. Over the last six months, the state has lost access to nearly 200 beds at residential treatment centers statewide as the centers - reserved for foster children with complex emotional and behavioral problems - have voluntarily closed or have had their ability to accept children suspended.


  7. Winged mammals take nightly flightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2016 |

    Thousands of Mexican free-tailed bats take flight each night from Caprock Canyons State Park's Clarity Tunnel. The tiny winged mammals emerge from their home in the enclosure sometime after dusk, airborne in search of nocturnal adventure.


  8. Xcel announces 240-mile, $400M transmission lineRead the original story

    Jun 22, 2016 |

    Xcel Energy has announced plans for a $400 million, 345-kilovolt power line that will connect Texas to southeastern New Mexico. The entire system is scheduled to be in service by 2020 and will connect the TUCO substation between Lubbock and Plainview to the China Draw substation south of Carlsbad, N.M. This will all connect to a previously completed transmission project, ultimately bringing electricity 400 miles from the China Draw substation to Woodward, Okla.


  9. Child therapy agencies are hurt by Medicaid cutsRead the original story

    May 9, 2016 |

    Nonprofit providers of early childhood therapy services in the Texas Panhandle and South Plains are warning that looming budget cuts to the state's Medicaid program will make it harder to provide services and might lead to job cuts. In-home therapy providers have warned for nearly a year that the work they do for families is in jeopardy because of budget cuts ordered by state lawmakers last year.


  10. Mud runners take on the elements ... and each otherRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2016 |

    Christy Stashi works her way out of a mud pit Saturday during the fifth annual Marc and Blue's Magnificent Mud Run near Palo Duro Canyon State Park. People got down and dirty - and muddy - at the fifth annual Marc and Blue's Magnificent Mud Run at Palo Duro Estates, near the rim of Palo Duro Canyon, on Saturday.


  11. Federal holiday recognizes utility workersRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2016 |

    Through harsh weather conditions ranging from wind and ice to lightning and heat, 62-year-old David Elder said his job as a lineman and serviceman is to provide people with a critical service - electricity. The U.S. Senate designated today as National Lineman Appreciation Day to honor the men and women in this career field.


  12. AC navigates budget woes tied to lower enrollment, funding cutsRead the original story

    Apr 3, 2016 |

    These are challenging financial times for the 50 community colleges in Texas and the estimated 700,000 students who rely on them for a quality education. But if you think rhetoric coming from Texas lawmakers, adequate funding for community colleges could be a priority next session, which would be welcome news.


  13. Legal battles weigh on Monsanto moveRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2016 |

    But legal battles with farmers, including one on the South Plains, over patents and genetically modified organisms show the company's newest move comes with baggage. In January, Monsanto officials shared their plans of building a new 500,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Lubbock facility for cotton seed processing.


  14. Rotary district governor to visit Rotary Club of AmarilloRead the original story

    Mar 9, 2016 |

    District Governor John Scott will visit Rotary Club of Amarillo at their regular meeting at noon on July 23 in Amarillo Club, 31st floor of Chase Tower, 600 S. Tyler St. John represents the 1,800 Rotarians in District 5730, which stretches from Perryton to Pecos, covering the Panhandle, South Plains, Permian Basin, and Rolling Plains. John will be visiting all of the Rotary Clubs in the Texas Panhandle over the next week.


  15. Feeling the squeeze: Oil industry goes from bustling to bustingRead the original story

    Mar 5, 2016 |

    The oil and gas industry, just a few years ago, offered what seemed like an unlimited amount of jobs, but now there's a bust in business and the layoffs began and continue. Tens of thousands of oilfield workers have already been laid off, and more are soon to come if oil prices remain low, according to local experts in the oil and gas industry.


  16. Lower oil prices not driving economyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2016 |

    It might make drivers smile to leave a gas pump with more money in their pocket than they're used to, but that doesn't mean low oil and gasoline prices are helping the Texas Panhandle and South Plains economies. AAA reports Americans saved more than $115 billion in 2015 on trips to the gas station.


  17. Wind energy boom spurs $77.4M expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2016 |

    The towering white turbines are hard to miss in many areas as wind farms continue to sprout, but the production of wind energy in the region is already about to overwhelm some of the lines that take it to the more populated areas of Texas. Those lines cost more than $1 billion when completed about three years ago.


  18. Pampa teen goes from filming toys to the big screenRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2016 |

    Courtesy photo Pampa High School students Carson Brooks, from left, Jett Richards, Josh Hubbs and Drew Miller during filming for "Heist." Richards wrote and directed the film, which is a finalist in this year's University Interscholastic League's Young Filmmaker's Fesival in Austin.


  19. Nazareth rolls past McLeanRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2016 |

    McLean proved to be a tough nut for defending state champion Nazareth to crack early at the Region I-1A girls basketball finals Saturday afternoon. But the No.


  20. Symposium focuses on water educationRead the original story

    Feb 24, 2016 |

    The Panhandle-South Plains Water Conservation Symposium ran all day and included speakers on everything from activity in the state government to drip irrigation, reusing treated wastewater and a game like the TV game show "Jeopardy!" covering the Ogallala Aquifer. One of the "Jeopardy!" answers was: "More than a quarter of the way to the moon."


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