Category Archives: Community

Got cleaning supplies?

Do you have extra supplies you don’t need? Just want to give to a good cause? If you’re in Amarillo, you can stop byJoe  Daddy’s Thursday night to donate some to Martha’s Home, a women’s shelter that’s helped a lot … Continue reading

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A way to help single moms serve Thanksgiving Dinner to their families

Scary Mommy is an internet community for “imperfect parents.” It’s a resourceful site that was started by a mother a few years ago. Three years ago, a Thanksgiving initiative started to help feed families on Thanksgiving. It helped feed a … Continue reading

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Amarillo Job Fair on Tuesday October 14, 2014

Over 90 Texas Panhandle employers will be at the Amarillo Job Fair at the Amarillo Civic Center in the North Exhibit Hall (401 South Buchanan) on Tuesday. It goes from 10AM until 4pm. Such vendors include: Amarillo College, AT&T, Cal … Continue reading

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4 Fabulous Places to See Art in Amarillo

Like the music scene here, the art scene has some very solid work in some very well-run art spaces. One good way to pass the time on a first Friday or a Saturday afternoon: spend it gallery-hopping at these places. … Continue reading

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Biking across the Panhandle for 4-H Healthy Living Program

Joe Ostaszewski reminds us that fitness is as simple as getting outside, riding your bike, and having fun. He was a finalist on The Biggest Loser. He is riding a bicycle across the country to raise awareness for the 4-H … Continue reading

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Texas Veterans Portal

The Texas Veterans Portal is a site compiled by the Texas.gov site to make resources for Texas Veterans easier to find. Some examples of what you can find there: Learn about the Hazlewood Act: “a State of Texas benefit that … Continue reading

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Pumping Water From Lake Meredith Once More

In Panhandle, a Growing Need for a Shallow Lake’s Water by Neena Satija, The Texas Tribune Aug. 8, 2014 In a sign of just how strapped the Texas Panhandle and South Plains are for water supplies, water systems in the … Continue reading

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Catholic Charities Aids Refugee / Immigrant Women and Children in Texas

Congressional Delegation Women and Children Refugee Press Release. “Increasing numbers of unaccompanied immigrant women and children from Central America have flooded across the Texas-Mexico border in recent weeks.  These refugees are fleeing violence and poverty in the homeland and seek … Continue reading

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Blending science with history, legends & lore: StarWalk set for Aug. 23

Looking forward to offering its first StarWalk as a gold-rated International Dark Sky Park, Copper Breaks invites the public for a blend of history, legends and lore. via Blending science with history, legends & lore: StarWalk set for Aug. 23.

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Eat a peach this summer in the Lone Star State

Texas Agriculture Daily News A festival of peaches Tuesday, July 08, 2014 This year could be the best peach crop in recent years. Outside Weatherford, the O’Bannon family peach trees are thriving. Jean O’Bannon said, “It is finally a good … Continue reading

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