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  1. Cattlemen reflect on loses, lessons of Winter Storm GoliathRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago |

    It's been nearly three years since Winter Storm Goliath brought blizzard conditions and record snow to the Panhandle and South Plains, leaving more than 40,000 cattle dead in its wake. Cattle ranchers have been able to recover as time has gone by, thanks in part to the help of the ranching community coming together when the storm hit.


  2. South Plains sees near-record snow from widespread winter stormRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday |

    Amarillo and much of the Panhandle avoided significant snowfall from Saturday's round of winter weather, but portions of the South Plains and Lubbock saw near-record accumulation. Lubbock alone saw at least 10 inches of snow from the event, Lubbock City Manager Jarrett Atkinson said in a mid-day briefing from the city's Emergency Operations Center.


  3. Winter blast bringing icy conditions to South Plains, PanhandleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 |

    Drivers are being urged to be make preparations to stay safe ahead of a winter storm bringing the potential for freezing rain and ice-covered roads across the region tonight through Saturday. Counties across the Panhandle and South Plains will be under a winter storm watch beginning Thursday evening, with a chance of rain/freezing rain, according to the National Weather Service.


  4. TxDOT preparing major roadways for wintry weather across Panhandle, South PlainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2018 |

    Texas Department of Transportation officials in Amarillo and Lubbock are preparing area highways and warning drivers of slick, icy conditions in the forecast to start the week. Lows well below freezing, daytime highs in the low-to-mid 30s on Monday and 3 to 5 inches of snow in some areas - with heavier totals to the north and west - are in the forecast beginning Sunday evening, said senior meteorologist Joe Jurecka with the National Weather Service in Lubbock.


  5. USDA OKs commercialization of Texas A&M advancement of cottonseed as food sourceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2018 |

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture this week approved Texas A&M AgriLife Research to pursue the commercialization of cottonseed as a potential food source. The development comes from Dr. Keerti Rathore of Texas A&M who, after 23 years of work, found a way to remove toxins found in gossypol - a naturally occurring compound in cotton.


  6. Area Salvation Army team deploying, Xcel crews available to assist with Hurricane MichaelRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2018 |

    Efforts are underway on the Panhandle and South Plains to assist residents of Florida and Georgia impacted by Hurricane Michael. The hurricane, which made landfall as a powerful Category 4 storm Wednesday afternoon along the Florida panhandle, was already being blamed for widespread power outages, flooding and other damage by late Wednesday.


  7. Panhandle/South Plains Edward Jones staff join walk for Alzheimer's cureRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2018 |

    The enigma of Alzheimer's disease has attracted the support of Panhandle/South Plains Edward Jones staff members, including those in the Lubbock and Amarillo area who helped participate in a coast-to-coast walk to bring awareness to the need for a cure. Over 60 Panhandle/South Plains residents, employees of Edward Jones, took part in the event, according to an Edward Jones news release.


  8. Strong, widespread rain chances in forecast for Panhandle/South Plains Posted atRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2018 |

    The chance for more rainfall remains strong through the week after wetter weather already has made an impact in rain gauges - along with major lakes across - on the Panhandle/South Plains. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Amarillo and Lubbock are calling for a continued chance of precipitation through the end of the week, with 1 to 2 inches of rain expected for much of the area.


  9. 'Jobs to be had' for workers impacted by RDAG troublesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2018 |

    As Reagor-Dykes employees are being "placed on leave" following the dealerships' legal troubles, workers are wondering what is the next step for them. A Lubbock employee told A-J Media Tuesday he was concerned about being able to provide for his family, especially with school starting soon.


  10. Abbott, Panhandle/South Plains businesses weigh in on potential impact of tariffsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2018 |

    The ongoing trade war fueled by tit-for-tat tariffs between the United States and its trade partners is making an impact on some area manufacturers using the steel and aluminum that have been hit with heavy tariffs. The Trump administration's implementation last month of a 25 percent tariff on steel and 10 percent tariff on aluminum have brought a mix of concern from state leaders and Panhandle/South Plains area businesses - mainly over price impacts and future growth - along with guarded optimism that the president's policies could help boost the U.S. steel industry and make the country more competitive.


  11. South Plains shows support for caravan carrying remains of fallen servicemenRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2018 |

    Eight men who died serving their county but whose remains have not been claimed by family on Thursday received the support of countless West Texans. Dozens of veterans and people from the community came out Thursday morning to the Love's travel stop on Regis Street and FM 2641 to welcome a caravan of vets and law enforcement as they made a pit-stop in Lubbock as part of their journey carrying cremated remains from Amarillo to a memorial cemetery in San Antonio.


  12. Texas economist explains farm bill provisions ahead of vote this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2018 |

    With the 2018 Farm Bill vote approaching, questions still linger about what the new cotton provisions in the bill mean for area farmers and their crops. As a way to answer those questions ahead of the vote that could come as soon as Friday in Congress, Joe Outlaw, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension economist and co-director of the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M, hosted a series of cotton meetings throughout the South Plains and High Plains.


  13. Column: Clarendon College cowboy headed to nationalsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2018 |

    In order to earn a berth in the June 10-16 College National Finals in Casper, Wyo., a competitor must finish in the top three in a National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association regional title race after competing in 10 regular season rodeos. Smith finished second in the NIRA's Southwest Region 2017-18 saddle bronc riding title race after earning 875 points throughout the regular season.


  14. Xcel pursuing $65M power grid upgrades in northwest South PlainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 |

    Xcel Energy is pursuing $65 million in power grid upgrades in Bailey and Lamb counties aimed at relieving overloaded lines and accommodating future economic expansion in the region. Xcel announced on Monday that it has filed its upgrade plan with the Public Utility Commission of Texas for consideration in the near future in hopes of having new infrastructure in service within four years.


  15. High Plains Food Bank receives gift of applesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2018 |

    High Plains Food Bank received almost 5,000 pounds of apples Friday morning as part of the eighth-annual Take a Bite Out of Hunger campaign. "Our partnership with The United Family and the dedication of their team is crucial to our mission," said Emily Bell, communications and marketing manager for High Plains Food Bank, in a prepared statement.


  16. 7 Amarillo area one-act play contests casts to compete in region contestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2018 |

    Randall High school leads the Metro and Texas Panhandle Area list of One-Act Play companies qualifying for upcoming Region I contests where the best two plays, as determined by the rankings of a panel of three judges, will earn berths in the University Interscholastic State finals.


  17. Xcel customer bills could fall 6 percent thanks to lower fuel costs Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2018 |

    Xcel Energy's residential customers could see a more than 6 percent drop in their electric bills beginning May 1 thanks to lower fuel costs. The utility company's proposal to lower its customer fuel factor is pending approval by the Public Utility Commission of Texas which could consider it at a meeting next week, Xcel announced Friday. 3 comments

  18. Lubbock-Cooper student petitions against band boosters weapon raffleRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2018 |

    A local high school band boosters organization is raffling off five weapons - a fundraiser the group has successfully completed for two years in the past. The Lubbock-Cooper High School Pirate Band Boosters are a group of parents raising money for their children, who are members of the Lubbock-Cooper band.


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

    Mar 9, 2018 |

    "Its really dry right now in the High Plains," said Phillip Truitt, public information officer for the West Texas A&M Forest Services, adding the Amarillo area hasn't received much rainfall within the last few months. For now, he said the short-term forecast remains dry for the High Plains, as well as the South Plains area.


  20. King holds narrow lead, likely avoiding runoff in Texas HD primaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2018 |

    State Rep. Ken King appeared set to avoid a May runoff with challenger Jason Huddleston as results trickled in for Tuesday night's Republican primary for the Panhandle/South Plains-based House District 88 seat. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, King, R-Canadian, led with 50.45 percent of the vote compared to Huddleston's 30.42 percent and Richard Beyea's 19.11, according to uncertified results posted by the Texas Secretary of State's election results website.


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