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Family puts heart in soul food restaurant in tAmarillo's San Jacinto neighborhood.

On June 20, Vicky Tharpe, owner of Family Soul Food Restaurant, will celebrate one year of successful business at 2601 SW Sixth Street. "It's just down-home cooking," Tharpe said. "What's most rewarding about it is when people enjoy it, and they are full and they are happy. I want to make sure you g

AMARILLO GLOBE-TIMES - 2018-03-23 07:01:00

Letter: Amarillo is behind the times on lawn-watering

Regarding the recent Amarillo Globe-News editorial (AGN Editorial: Get ready - water use restrictions are coming, March 20, amarillo.com), Amarillo should have already been imposing water restrictions because it has been nearly six months since our last decent rainfall. Amarillo City Council, and es

AMARILLO GLOBE-TIMES - 2018-03-23 19:32:03

Amarillo Police Investigating Fatal Shooting

Amarillo Police and Special Crimes continue to investigate a fatal shooting that happened Tuesday Night. Officers with Amarillo Police were called out around 10:20 p.m. to the 4400 block of Mesa for an aggravated assault. When officers arrived they found a man dead from a gunshot wound to the upper


Zane Williams Back In Amarillo!

Catch him March 23 at Hoot's Pub. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. VIP Tickets are $32. That includes admission, pre-show Meet-n-Greet, and a signed CD. The show is for adults 21 years old and older. Zane Williams YouTube. Catch him March 23 at Hoot's Pub. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15

MYHIGHPLAINS.COM - 2018-03-23 22:05:48

2 injured during overnight shooting in southwest Amarillo

Authorities say 24 cartridges were recovered from a southwest Amarillo neighborhood following "some type of altercation" between a group of people. The Amarillo Police Department said officers were dispatched to a parking lot at 5807 SW 45th following a report of an aggravated assault, but further d


Police investigate suspicious death in southwest Amarillo

Amarillo police are investigating a suspicious death in the Ridgecrest neighborhood. At 10:21 p.m. Tuesday, officers were sent to the 4400 block of Mesa Circle to investigate a possible assault. Officers found the body of a male with a gunshot wound to the upper body. Anyone with information is aske


City of Amarillo hosts Youth Career and Job Fair

The City of Amarillo is hosting the 4th Annual Teen Career and Job Fair for ages 15 to 24. The event allows youth an opportunity to meet employers from Amarillo businesses and organization. They can learn about jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities as well as fill out applications. Some of t

KFDA - 2018-03-23 11:52:03

Gander Outdoors Prepares for Grand Opening in Amarillo

AMARILLO - Gander Outdoors, formerly known as Gander Mountain, is now open in Amarillo, Texas. A special grand opening event is planned for Saturday, March 31, 2018. The 50,000-square-foot store is located at 10300 I-40 Frontage Road and will be one of four Gander Outdoors retail locations in Texas,


Crews battling multiple grass fires around Texas Panhandle

A second fire has been reported in Carson County. According to officials, the fire is located between US Highway 60 and FM 2385 west of White Deer. Carson County Sheriff's Office has classified the fire as dangerous and unpredictable. Carson County Sheriff's Office Texas A&M Forest Service has respo

KFDA - 2018-03-23 18:19:42

First Alert Weather: Windy day with high temps in the low 90s, with extremely critical fire danger

Today is a First Alert Weather Day due to today's dry and windy conditions. temps are mild this morning with temps in the 40's and 50's. Highs this afternoon will warm into the upper 80's and low 90's. Skies will be mostly sunny with gusty winds. Winds will be out of the southwest at 20-40 mph gusts

KFDA - 2018-03-23 10:01:30

"March for Our Lives" demonstration to be held in Amarillo

Students, teachers, parents and community members are invited to attend the Amarillo "March for Our Lives" demonstration. The event coincides with the national "March for Our Lives" protest in Washington, D.C. The demonstration has been organized by area students in support of Parkland High School s

KFDA - 2018-03-23 11:19:23

Letter: There is a storm coming in Amarillo

Concerning City of Amarillo's lawsuit against the owner of the property that serves as the location of "Tent City," I observed some have centered on Amarillo City Council's laxity to back the owner from an attack on the homeless. Still others remark that the homeless, with hurting hearts, enjoy bask


Amarillo safe house is at full capacity

Amarillo's only safe house is at full capacity. While this may sound like bad news for the Family Support Services Safe House, staff said this is a sign its agenda change is working. "I absolutely think being at capacity is a good thing," said Michelle Shields, the manager at Family Support Service

KFDA - 2018-03-22 23:03:02

City considering Community Investment Program

The Amarillo City Council has taken a step toward adopting the guide it will use to aid the capital investment decision making process for the next five years. Council members voted 5-0 Tuesday to approve the first reading of an ordinance adopting the city's five year Community Investment Program fo

AMARILLO GLOBE-TIMES - 2018-03-22 12:43:21

Fundraiser begins for new Amarillo PD SWAT vehicle

After not getting funding from grants or through a city bond, the Amarillo Police Department is turning to the 100 Club of the Texas Panhandle for help with some funding. Officers tell ABC 7 News they are in dire need of a new SWAT vehicle after investing thousands into repairing their current one.

ABC7AMARILLO.COM - 2018-03-22 22:47:04

Randall County Wanted Wednesday - Payton Lee Cowdrey

Payton Lee Cowdrey aka Payton Lee Whitson Payton Lee Cowdrey is wanted for a Felony Probation Violation for Possession of a Controlled Substance. Cowdrey, who also goes by Payton Lee Whitson, is 5'7", weighs 150lbs, has blue eyes and blonde hair, which may be died brown or red. Information on this W


AGN Editorial: Amarillo shows reality of legal marijuana

The Amarillo-area is sometimes a forgotten part of Texas - politically and geographically. However, when it comes to marijuana legalization, the smoke signals in the Texas Panhandle are an indication of how the Lone Star State feels on the issue. Let us put it this way, we don't see the state of Tex


Two people behind bars on murder charges after victim of an aggravated assault died

Two people are now behind bars on murder charges after the victim of an aggravated assault died. Murder warrants were issued Tuesday out of Randall County after Roy Spencer, 70, died at a local hospital Monday. Spencer suffered life-threatening injuries after an assault on Feb. 26. Police say they f


Amarillo Teen Drowns in Corpus Christi

Image Courtesy: MGN Online CORPUS CHRISTI (KRIS) - A teen from Amarillo drowned last week in Corpus Christi. According to the Nueces County Medical Examiner, the 14-year-old girl drowned near Packery Channel on Friday. Police say she was missing for several minutes before being spotted unconscious i


Henry: Bring on the red-light cameras in Amarillo

Despite the fact I got nailed twice by a City of Amarillo red-light camera shortly after the program was implemented in 2007, I think the program has been a success. (I got my car's picture taken twice at the same intersection. Some people have to learn the hard way.) And I predict red-light cameras