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Glen Ray Martin, 45 years young from Dumas, passed away on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Very few people get the opportunity to rise to the occasion and earn the title of hero. Glen was a kind, empathetic, loving, non-judgmental, fun-loving hero. ... Read More
College Station – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) awarded Extra Mile Awards at the annual Texas Transportation Short Course on Tuesday, Oct. 11, in College Station. Two of this year’s recipients included General Transport... Read More
Panhandle High School’s “Pride of Panhandle” Marching Band received all 1 ratings last Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Region 1 UIL Marching Contest on Saturday, Oct. 15, in Amarillo. The sweepstakes rating advances the “Pride” to the 2A... Read More
Marjorie “Marge” Floyd, 83 of Canyon, passed away on April 15, 2022. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at University Church of Christ in Canyon with Minister David Lough and Minister Bob Shepard officiating. M... Read More
Our precious mother, Mary Ann Kalka Labus, went home to be with Lord and Creator on Friday, Dec. 18, 2021. Rosary Prayer Service was held on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 6 p.m. at St. Teresa Catholic Church of Panhandle. Funeral Mass was held on We... Read More
Raymond “Butch” Hall, 80 of Amarillo, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, at Dreamland Cemetery in Canyon with Dr. Mark Welshimer officiating. The family will receive friends from ... Read More
Pamela Ann Stanek Scott, 63 of Borger, went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, at the Church of Christ at Borger with Mr. Wes Balentine officiating. Burial will follow... Read More
WASHINGTON, April 12, 2019 – Higher limits are now available for borrowers interested in USDA’s farm loans, which help agricultural producers purchase farms or cover operating expenses. The 2018 Farm Bill increased the amount that produ... Read More
David, Destan and Carter Hodges with Hodges Farms in White Deer received the Blue Legacy Award last week during Texas Water Day at the Capitol. Presented by the Water Conservation Advisory Council, along with the Texas Water Development Boa... Read More
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Carson and Gray County will be conducting a Cotton Field Day on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. The meeting will begin with registration at 11:30 a.m. at the Gray County Annex at 12125 East Frederic Av... Read More
The American Quarter Horse Association, Amarillo – Robert Salzbrenner of White Deer, and Henry Herrmann of Syracuse, Kansas, captured the world championship title in ranch sorting at the 2015 Adequan Select American Quarter Horse Associat... Read More
Kaylee Brassfield and Taylor Wood of the Panhandle FFA Chapter, placed second in the Texas FFA Agriscience Fair at the 87th annual Texas FFA State Convention held July 13-17, in Corpus Christi. Kaylee and Taylor participated in the Environm... Read More
It is official, the Sugarcane Aphid has been found in the Texas Panhandle and in Carson County. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Entomologist Dr. Ed Bynum has confirmed the Sugarcane Aphid at treatable levels in Carson County as well as... Read More
Ashby and Jared Dauer with their Hereford Heifers “Miss Neon” and “Katie” at the Junior National Hereford Expo.[/caption]Ashby and Jared Dauer recently attended the Junior National Hereford Expo held in Grand Island, Neb., on June 2... Read More
By Kay Ledbetter Farmers and home- owners alike are battling against a heavy infestation of grasshoppers in the High Plains, and while tiny now, without treatment they could double in size, numbers and amount of damage. Grasshoppers are cov... Read More
The Panthers will host the Vega Longhorns for the Homecoming matchup on Friday night, at 7 p.m. COVID-19 social distancing will be enforced throughout Homecoming events, beginning early on Friday morning with the Homecoming King’s Coronat... Read More
The Panhandle High School Tennis Regional Qualifiers competed on April 17-18 in the District 2-2A Regional Tennis Tournament held at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa. The Boys Doubles Team of Braedon Stout and Kaison Kirkland will represent Panhan... Read More
The Seventh Grade Panthers continued rolling in their first home game of the season with a 36-0 win over the Wellington Firecrackers on Thursday, Sept. 28. Wellington attempted an onside kick on the opening kickoff that was recovered by Kor... Read More
The Eighth Grade Panthers hosted the Well- ington Firecrackers on Thursday and lost 0-36. Panhandle just couldn’t get their offense rolling due to the strong defensive play of the Firecrackers while Wellington had some strong runners. The... Read More
The Junior Varsity Panthers continued their unblemished record at 4-0 with an 18-0 win over the JV Wellington Skyrockets last Thursday evening in Panther Stadium. The Panthers kicked off to start the game. Luke Battle tackled the receiver o... Read More
The Panhandle High School Girls And Boys Cross Country teams traveled to Canyon on Saturday, Sept. 30, to compete in the Canyon Invitational at Canyon High School. The Varsity Girls finished fourth as a team with 126 points. Brayleigh McGil... Read More
By Ann Metcalf The Panhandle Panthers traveled to Wellington last Friday night and came home with a 0-33 loss. Panhandle won the toss and elected to receive. Luke Ray returned the kickoff from the 25 to the 44-yard line for a first and 10. ... Read More
By Linc Wood For the second straight week, the Panhandle Panthers had to come from behind late in the second half to decide their fate, this time against the Indians from Quanah who escaped last year’s meeting in overtime. Panhandle enter... Read More
— By Shaun Wink — Last week, we were reminded of the truth in the old saying of the panhandle of Texas, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute and it will change!” The area was blessed with rainfall on March 12-13 in m... Read More
By Dolly Cowan Here’s a great “Bigg(s)” THANK YOU and AMEN for all the wonderful moisture we’ve had recently! Enough that our burn ban has been lifted! We’ve received a total of 6.36 inches of precipitation (rain and snow) since t... Read More
By Dolly Cowan Here’s a great “Bigg(s)” THANK YOU and AMEN for all the wonderful moisture we’ve had recently! Enough that our burn ban has been lifted! We’ve received a total of 6.36 inches of precipitation (rain and snow) since t... Read More
By Dolly Cowan Wasn’t Easter Sunday beautiful! Just perfect for all the outdoor church services, picnics and Easter egg hunts. My family thoroughly enjoyed our Easter traditions this year with the beautiful weather. We’ve had some prett... Read More
By Brenda Vermillion, Carson County EMC Carson County Office of Emergency Management in coordination with Carson County Sheriff’s Office will conduct an “All Call” to residents in Carson County on March 27, at 9 a.m. Please check all ... Read More
By Dolly Cowan Well, it looks like the snow is gone! But wasn’t it beautiful! The frosted trees looked so whimsical! My husband took that picture of the frost-coated tree limbs a couple of Sundays ago outside of our church. Last year, we ... Read More
By Dolly Cowan It’s Jan. 8, and can you believe we’ve already had a couple inches of snow this year! The quarter inch of precipitation that’s been recorded so far is above average for us. According to our Panhandle Ground Water Conser... Read More
By Dolly Cowan Since I reported on the weather last, we’ve had almost a half inch of rain and, last Sunday, we had a few inches of snow. As most of us remain thankful for the moisture, I’m not sure we’re quite ready for winter to set ... Read More
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized more than 177 pounds of THC oil and THC wax Thursday, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Carson County. At approximately 2:35 p.m., on March 26, a DPS Trooper stopped... Read More
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today highlighted notable traffic and driver license laws that go into effect on Sept. 1, 2015 (unless otherwise indicated). Please note that the following is not a comprehensive list of all new l... Read More
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) conducted a traffic stop Tuesday on IH-40, yielding 70 pounds of marijuana valued at over $424,000. At approximately 12:34 p.m., a DPS trooper conducted a traffic stop on a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu t... Read More
AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) conducted a traffic stop Sunday on IH-40, yielding over 32 pounds of marijuana valued at over $194,000. At approximately 4:09 p.m., a DPS trooper conducted a traffic stop on a 2006 Fo... Read More
Texans should be wary of any private charitable solicitation by a telemarketer that appears to be on behalf of the Department of Public Safety. DPS is funded by tax dollars and will never call your home or business to solicit donations. DPS... Read More
By Margie Braidfoot Her body sprawled across the bed, the petite brunette lay lifeless, her radio blaring on the hot summer day. Two wine glasses sat, unwashed, in the kitchen. Life would never be the same for many after that July day in 19... Read More
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) conducted a traffic stop Saturday on Interstate Highway 40, yielding over 18 pounds of methamphetamine valued at over $1,608,000. At approximately 9:08 p.m., a DPS trooper conducted a traffic stop... Read More
Texas is always susceptible to severe weather and damaging storms that threaten lives and property. During Severe Weather Awareness Week Texans are advised to assemble a “preparedness kit” of important emergency supplies including a fir... Read More
Glynn D and Sybil Harrell, formerly of Groom, celebrated 75 years of marriage with a family gathering and reception on Oct. 20, 2012 at Craig Methodist Retirement Community in Amarillo. They were married Oct. 24, 1937, in Tulia, Texas, and ... Read More
A Sixtieth Anniversary was recently celebrated by Jack and Beth Hodges with children and grandchildren. They were marred on Aug. 28, 1952 in Dimmitt, Texas in the bride’s home. Dimmitt was the hometown of both, Jack and Beth. Previously, ... Read More
Archie and Gladys Looten of Panhandle will be celebrating 65 years of marriage. Archie and former Gladys Detten of Panhandle were married on Oct. 25, 1947 at St. Francis Catholic Church in a double-ring ceremony with Gladys’ sister, Blanc... Read More
Tommy and Helen Tarpley will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. The couple was married on Nov. 23, 1952 in the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Red Weatherly, on Euclid Street in Panhandle. The ... Read More
Amy and David Q. Strange of Amarillo will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. David married the former Amy June Holden on Dec. 24, 1952 in Las Cruces, N.M. They have resided in Amarillo for 20 years. The host ... Read More
Barbara and Waylon Scheller celebrate sixty years today. The couple were married in Springlake on May 16, 1953. They are the parents of three children, Debbie Hollis of Panhandle, Kerry Scheller and Stacy Scheller, both of Amarillo and Kevi... Read More
Delton and Elizabeth Smith will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 with family and friends. They were married on August 9, 1963 in Morton, Texas. They are the parents of two sons: Tad and Kelley Smith, a... Read More
By Johnette Kelly John Dale Kelly and Clara Jayne West were married in Hereford, Texas on July 26, 1953, on a Sunday afternoon at the Church of Christ. The bride wore a dress made by her mother. After the wedding, Daddy pulled Mother in a c... Read More
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone, not only at the courthouse, but also in the community to say thank you for welcoming me and my family to the community. We have been in the community for a year now and it just feels like h... Read More
To all the emergency personnel, firefighters, policemen and DPS officers in Panhandle who worked the accident our daughter was in Friday, May 22, we thank you. Thank you for your quick response. Thank you for your gentle handling in getting... Read More
8 years ago
Panhandle isn’t so bad after all. I remember as a young teenager growing up in Panhandle hearing other kids saying how they couldn’t wait to graduate and leave Panhandle. I guess at that age if you hear something often enough, you tend ... Read More
9 years ago
Dear Editor, This letter is long overdue to my hometown of Panhandle, TX. Thoughts are that most if not all the sentiments expressed are not solely mine. Forgive me, if I don’t politically sanitize every word. However, I’m sure that lan... Read More
9 years ago
I want to take the opportunity to encourage my fellow White Deer citizens to come out and vote in favor of the pending local alcohol election that would allow the sale of all alcoholic beverages, including mixed drinks, within our City. You... Read More
Rarely does a person fight a battle and have both sides – the hometown and the visitor – rooting for them. I not only witnessed this phenomenon last Friday night at the Panhandle/Wellington girls’ area playoff game, but I was also the... Read More
9 years ago
(Editor’s Note: Billy Dan Hughes was a beloved member of our community, working for Carson County for many years. He was a 1974 graduate of Groom High School. Billy Dan passed on Jan. 16, 2013. This is a testament to how one man can make ... Read More
9 years ago
Why are we happy being good at a bad system? Lately there has been much discussion about schools; their policies, curriculum, programs and etc. Schools tout their excellence on state tests or their varied curriculum and technology advances,... Read More