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Northside Toy Drive provides gifts for Amarillo children  KFDA

The Northside Toy Drive is a community effort to give Amarillo children a Christmas each year.



Amarillo student receives a new smile with help from teacher and local orthodontist  KFDA

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - With the help and encouragement from his teacher, a Palo Duro High School junior received free braces from Harwell and Cook ...



Amarillo Independent School District continues 2017 school bond projects  KFDA

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - This evening's Amarillo Independent School District School Board meeting will continue to work through the district's 2017 bond ...



Two New Members Inducted into Palo Duro High School Hall of Fame  MyHighPlains

The Palo Duro Hall of Fame was founded in 1983 as a way to honor former dons who have served their school and community after graduating high school.



Windows on the past: The origin of Palo Duro High School in the 1950s  Amarillo.com

One of the 11 schools to be built or renovated with the $5 million bond passed by voters in 1953 was Palo Duro High School, referred to as North Amarillo High ...



Volunteers wanted at Northside Toy Drive  KFDA

With help from the community, children of all ages are invited to enjoy a breakfast and choose from a selection of toys and books.



Amarillo ISD Registration Information  MyHighPlains

In person registration dates for Amarillo ISD are August 1 - 2.



Kind of chaos: Witnesses recall 1992 Palo Duro High School shooting  Amarillo.com

Two decades have not dulled Charles Mestas' senses."I can still smell the gunpowder," he said.Nine years before the date was seared into a nation's ...



Walking familiar halls  Amarillo.com

Becoming principal at Palo Duro High School was like coming home for Sandy Whitlow.Formerly Sandy Koesjan, the 1978 Palo Duro graduate still remembers ...



Two Amarillo ISD high schools preparing to add classrooms  KFDA

Caprock and Palo Duro High Schools are seeing some summer construction to add additional classrooms.



Palo Duro cheerleader feels blessed to participate in Londons New Years Day Parade  Amarillo.com

When Sarai Silva dons her Palo Duro blue this weekend, it won't be to spur her peers on to victory.The 16-year-old junior will be in London, helping the world ...



Amarillo College mentors PDHS students at Health Sciences Showcase  KFDA

Around 200 Palo Duro High School students learned about Amarillo College's healthcare education programs at their third annual Health Sciences Showcase ...



Palo Duro High celebrates 60th birthday with first ever parade  KFDA

Palo Duro High School is celebrating its homecoming, and 60th birthday, with its first ever parade. School administrators decided about a year ago the best way ...



High school, community daycare to close  Amarillo.com

Early childhood education programs at two local high schools that serve as daycares for students' children and offer educational services for the wider public will ...



Amarillo area schools talk safety measures, some seek enhancements after recent shooting  Amarillo.com

The bright red signs posted at entrances to Highland Park Independent School District campuses are hard to miss. “Highland Park ISD Board of Trustees has ...



Palo Duro JROTC cadets serve community  Amarillo.com

Completing 1064 hours worth of work is quite a task. A person hired to complete it in 10 months would need to work about 27 hours a week to finish on time.



University of Texas football player from Amarillo charged in sex assault  Amarillo.com

AUSTIN - A Palo Duro High School graduate was one of two University of Texas football players arrested and charged Thursday with felony sexual assault after ...



Sports complex designs, funding approved for Caprock High School  KFDA

Caprock High School is getting closer to breaking ground on a new sports complex.



Thrive scholarship expands to all AISD High Schools  KFDA

The Amarillo Area Foundation is ending its ACE scholarship program and introducing the Thive scholarship program.



William Albert McElduff, Jr. | Obituaries  Katy Times

William Albert McElduff, Jr., age 59, passed away in Houston, Texas with his wife by his bedside on Saturday, March 10, 2018. He was born on October 10, 1958 ...



Police: One arrested in connection to school threat  KFDA

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Amarillo police have identified a juvenile suspect in connection to a recent social media threat seemingly targeted at an Amarillo high ...



Arrington, Myers reflect on foundation formed by rivalry, Texas Tech play  LubbockOnline.com

Enduring friendships can begin in unlikely ways.Gene Arrington was a star basketball player at Amarillo High School in 1954. And when he moved into the ...



AISD moves to buy old Hastings warehouse  Amarillo.com

Amarillo Independent School District took a step Monday toward purchasing the old Hastings distribution center on Plains Boulevard for a new science, ...



Free sports camps offered this summer  KFDA

A local college is making sure kids who live in the North side of Amarillo don't spend their summer days distracted by technology.



One AISD special education program gets new home  KFDA

The Transition Achievement in the Community, or TAC program, is for special needs students in Amarillo ISD who have finished their high school academic ...



Nov 9 Jack Looney, Jr. (1941-2017)  The Amarillo Pioneer

Jack Looney, Jr. 76, of Amarillo passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Celebration of Life Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2017 at ...



Area valedictorians Q&A  Amarillo.com

We spoke with the valedictorians from Amarillo's five metro-area school districts about their challenges and dreams. Here's some of what they had to say.



Black History Month: William Thomas and Evander Ziggy Hood  Amarillo.com

Editor's note: This is the 21st feature in a series profiling some of Amarillo's African-American trailblazers. The Amarillo Globe-News will publish one story each ...



Palo Duro grad donates millions to Tech  LubbockOnline.com

When Terry Fuller was 10 on autumn Saturdays in 1965, his parents, Don and Marjorie Fuller, would put him on a passenger train in Amarillo bound for Lubbock ...



College signings  Amarillo.com

Ty'reick Branch, Palo Duro High SchoolSchool: Eastern New MexicoSport: FootballPosition: Defensive linemanWhy ENMU: "First off I want to thank God for ...



Food inspections  Amarillo.com

Score Establishment Address Details Date PublishedRoutine inspectionA/100 Amarillo High School 4225 Danbury Drive. Score of 100 during a routine ...



What does an F really mean? Amarillo-area schools schools get their grades  Amarillo.com

Texas schools got a first glimpse of how they will rank under the state's new accountability system that rates school performance on a letter-grade scale of A ...



Amarillos National Teacher of the Year Shanna Peeples is Harvard bound  Amarillo.com

The 2015 National Teacher of the Year is headed back to the classroom.But this time, Shanna Peeples will be a student. And she'll even be living in the dorms.



Juneteenth Celebration Starts Tomorrow  MyHighPlains

Juneteenth commemorates when news of President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas.



Maxi-mum achievement: Dons build 15-foot mum in world record attempt  Amarillo.com

Palo Duro High School might find its way into the Guinness Book of World Records soon for students' attempt at the world's largest homecoming mum.Measuring ...



Headed to Harvard  Amarillo.com

Viet Tran remembers his grandmother giving him some soap and letting him shower in the warm rains of Vietnam.May Barakat's Lebanese father, Khaled, left ...



The leader of the band  Amarillo.com

It was the 1970s, and Jeff Doughten was band director at Andrews High School, 35 miles north of Odessa. Doughten had his band marching to the football field ...



Palo Duros Meander signs with Texas, White with Washington State  Amarillo.com

Palo Duro best friends Montrel Meander and Charleston White will soon be headed to different parts of the country. But the pair will have something in common ...



Ike Avery  Amarillo.com

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. James Collins, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery by ...



Back to school: New graduation requirements  Amarillo.com

New graduation program beginsA new graduation program that allows students to pursue their interests will be in place for all students who enter high school ...



High School soccer bi-district playoff roundup: Caprock takes down Lubbock High  Amarillo.com

Caprock freshman Juan Carrasco couldn't explain how he did it. It just happened.Winning a head-on race with the Lubbock High goalie to a ball near the ...



US Teacher of the Year Shanna Peeples: The TT Interview  Texas Tribune

Texan Shanna Peeples, the 2015 National Teacher of the Year, is an English teacher at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, which has seen an influx of refugees ...



Leaving on a high note: Beloved Tascosa choir director Billy Talley retires  Amarillo.com

When Billy Talley came to Tascosa High School in the fall of 1984, he knew the day would eventually come when he would flip on the choir room lights for the ...



President Obama Honors the 2015 National Teacher of the Year Shanna Peeples  KFDA

Palo Duro High School teacher Shanna Peeples is being honored by President Obama for becoming National Teacher of the Year.



The Strangers Next Door  The Texas Observer

The Texas Panhandle town of 200000 or so has become a place for those fleeing violence to rebuild. It's also Ground Zero for anti-refugee backlash.



Hispanic Heritage Month Profile: Esequiel "Zeke" Castro Jr.  Amarillo.com

Editor's note: This is a feature in a series profiling some of Amarillo's prominent leaders in the Hispanic community. Amarillo Globe-News will publish one story ...



4 children killed after pesticide released toxic gas underneath their home, police say  The Washington Post

By the time first responders arrived at the home in Amarillo, Tex., early Monday, one child inside was already unconscious. Other members of the household ...



Pro football player Ziggy Hood to instruct at combine  KFDA

Amarillo, TX - A Palo Duro High graduate turned professional football player returns to inspire local elementary students.



Lubbock Has a New Congressman, and His Dad is a Texas Tech Basketball Legend  Viva The Matadors

A couple weeks ago, Jodey Arrington was sworn in as the new U.S. Representative in the 19th congressional district of Texas. The district spans miles and miles ...



Other Peoples Business: Antique and used bookstore opening on Sixth; new burger joint coming in August  Amarillo.com

Not a big reader? Mark Williams thinks he can change your mind.An English teacher for 15 years who now teaches history at North Heights Alternative School, ...



Journey to Tascosa, Clarendon and Amarillo: Baptists of the Panhandle  Baptist Standard

The Texas Baptist Heritage Road Trip travels back roads of the Panhandle, where camp songs of cowboys, lowing longhorns and lonesome winds still echo ...



Founder of Amarillo Opera helps rejuvenate arts scene in new town  Amarillo.com

Mila Gibson is back at it.After a career that included founding the Amarillo Opera and teaching countless students at West Texas A&M and Amarillo College, the ...



AISD Boys Basketball Tournament: Palo Duro Dons roll past El Paso Chapin in opener  Amarillo.com

On the first day of the Amarillo ISD Tournament on Thursday, two AISD teams took on two El Paso teams.While in one game it was easy to tell who felt the impact ...



A black perspective: The Honorable Judge Thomas Jones  Amarillo.com

"I graduated in 1979 from Palo Duro High School. The schools in AISD were integrated as I approached the 5th grade. I can remember, my mom called us in the ...



Beilue: PD soccer coach overcomes cultural barriers  Amarillo.com

Adriana Cavazos remembers the frustrating feeling of being a new student at Palo Duro High School, watching classmates' lips move in conversation and not ...



Juneteenth events scheduled all week  Amarillo.com

JuneFest 2016 hs begun and there's a week-long schedule of events leading up to Juneteenth, a celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in America, ...



PD senior named Gates scholar  Amarillo.com

Misael Bouttarat never considered himself all that smart as a child, but a sudden interest in robots in fifth grade put him on a path that led to a big academic ...



A community mourns: Balderas children laid to rest  Amarillo.com

As cleanup and investigation into the tragic Balderas family poisoning continues, the community came together Saturday at St. Mary's Cathedral to remember the ...



Public school campuses add security measures  Amarillo.com

Area schools have invested in security equipment and staff to increase student safety, following a national trend that started when a December shooting in ...



PD, WT graduate excelled on the court  Amarillo.com

Editor's note: This is one feature in a series profiling some of Amarillo's African-American trailblazers as part of Black History Month. The next feature will appear ...



Black History Month: Cpl. Lisa Y. Cherry  Amarillo.com

Cpl. Lisa Y. Cherry was a pioneer in her law enforcement career and cared deeply for the Amarillo community.Born May 13, 1957, Cherry graduated from Palo ...



10 years post-Katrina, Amarillo native reflects on heading cleanup effort  Amarillo.com

Not long after Don Powell left his post as chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in 2005, President George W. Bush offered him a plum position ...



Belinda Maria Bradley  Amarillo.com

Belinda Maria Bradley, 40, of Amarillo died Wednesday, July 17, 2013.Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Manny ...



Trafton-Hargrove  Amarillo.com

Jessica Elizabeth Trafton of Amarillo and Tanner Don Hargrove of Canyon were married Saturday, Sept. 25, at The Hideaway Experience in Claude. The Rev.



Bill Hurt  Amarillo.com

Bill Hurt, 61, of Amarillo died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012.Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Hillside Christian Church Chapel with Bob Schroeder ...



Randall Lady Raiders rally for victory; Canyon wins  Amarillo.com

Three runs in the top of the seventh inning led Randall to a 13-11 victory against Plainview in District 3-4A softball Tuesday at Plainview.The Lady Raiders ...



Snack Pak 4 Kids marks 5 years by expanding outreach  Amarillo.com

From a kitchen table to a mega-warehouse, one Amarillo entity has witnessed enormous response to its effort to provide food for hungry students in the region.



Tradition versus law: Pre-game prayers still a source of constitutional debate  Amarillo.com

Steve Parr remembers the early 2000s when court rulings began restricting prayer at Amarillo school district football games.Pregame prayers broadcast over ...



Shooter in Satanic spree up for parole  Amarillo.com

A former Panhandle man who killed a local teen during a Satanic ritual and gravely wounded two other men in a 1990 Friday the 13th crime spree is now under ...



Beilue: Amarillo firm shrinks bills for big leagues  Amarillo.com

For those who work at OccuNet, whose offices on the fourth floor at 1800 S. Washington St. overlook the passing cars on Interstate 40, weekend football games ...



Malkuch-Ritchie  Amarillo.com

Kaytlin Malkuch and Peter Ritchie, both of Amarillo, were married at 6:30 p.m. on June 29 in Westminster Presbyterian Church in Amarillo. Pastor Matt Spears ...



34 area schools fail standards  Amarillo.com

An average of more than 2 in 5 Amarillo metro-area schools failed to meet federal performance standards this year, according to data released Wednesday by ...



Miss Amarillo Latina pageant awards crowns to 2  Amarillo.com

Under a pageant crown that hung center stage of the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 16 contestants showcased their various talents, but it was the ...



Black History Month: Claudia Stuart  Amarillo.com

Editor's note: This is the 26th feature in a series profiling some of Amarillo's African-American trailblazers. The Amarillo Globe-News will publish one story each ...



West Texas A&Ms Dumars a changed man  Amarillo.com

When Tez Dumars is announced in the West Texas A&M men's starting lineup Saturday afternoon, it will be his final game at First United Bank Center in Canyon.



James Avery  Amarillo.com

James Avery, 71, of Amarillo, passed away Wednesday April 4, 2012.Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 9, 2012, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with ...



Wohlfarth: 15-year-old tennis player had busy spring  Amarillo.com

It's been a hectic month for 15-year-old Autumn Crossnoe of Amarillo. She's become an expert at multitasking.It all began when Crossnoe reached the ...



Donald "Don" Holman  Amarillo.com

Donald "Don" Holman, 59, of Amarillo died Friday, July 19, 2013.Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church with the Rev. Stephen ...



Magical season for Frost rewarded | Sports  Corsicana Daily Sun

The 2012 season was truly a remarkable one for the Frost Polar Bears. For a team that hadn't had a playoff appearance in the past 11 years, ending their ...



Jackie Hadaway  Amarillo.com

Jackie Hadaway 51, of Amarillo died Wednesday, July 13, 2010.Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Fellowship of Believers Baptist Church located at ...



Top teachers cite anti-poverty programs as No. 1 school reform necessity — survey  Washington Post

The 2015 Teachers of the Year say other interesting things too, in a new survey which you can read here.



New officers  Odessa American

The Odessa Police Department swore in 14 officers Tuesday afternoon at City Hall in front of family members who were on hand both to watch and pin on ...



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