African lion club play in the grass in a Okavango Delta.
AMARILLO, Texas – Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) received approval today from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to move forward with pursuing a lease for a facility that will transform the skyline of the Pantex
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Belva Sue Shumate, 80, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016, in Panhandle Cemetery with Rev. Josh Light officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, May
Charles Michael Smith, better known as “Big Mike” or “Coach” was born Dec. 18, 1944 to Charles Floyd and Jo Beth Hughes Smith in Amarillo. He died May 2, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. His successes began in 1957 when
Sister Mary Frances Dembeck, a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis in Panhandle, died Friday, April 29, 2016, at the age of 78. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel in Panhandle (Convent cha
The Carson County Grand Jury met on March 24, 2016, and indicted five persons on six charges. Indicted are: 1. Randy Scott McClelland for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) 3rd or More – 3rd degree on Nov. 14, 2015. 2. William Fletcher Obrec
Rosemary Phillips Melton, formerly of Friona, died Friday, Mar. 18, 2016, in Amarillo. She was 87. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2016, at the First United Methodist Church of Friona with Rev. Skip Hodges and Rev. Brett H
Etta “Gale” Gruhlkey Bennett of Panhandle, died peacefully in her home on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 1, at First United Methodist Church in Panhandle. There will be a visitation with the
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
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
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
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
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
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
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas Carson County and the McClellan Creek Soil and Water Conservation District cordially invite the public to attend their FY16 Local Working Group (LWG) meeting June 18, 2015, at
By Kay Ledbetter Rain is a double-edged sword right now for agricultural producers, especially corn producers, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel in Amarillo. “It’s important for producers to realize that they s
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
Panhandle was represented well at the Punt, Pass and Kick Sectionals on Saturday, Oct. 3, in Lubbock. Results for the competition were as follows: 6 – 7 Year Old Girls: 3. Bella Cole 6 – 7 Year Old Boys: 2. Kaison Kauk 10 – 11 Year Ol
By Ann Metcalf Panhandle’s Seventh Grade Panthers upped their record to 4 – 0 with a 21 – 8 win over the visitors from Vega. Jayce Edwards returned the opening kick-off 70 yards for a touchdown with only 13 seconds gone off the clock.
The Panhandle Cross Country teams ran in the Canyon ISD Meet on Saturday, Oct. 3. The Varsity Girls division had 99 runners and placed third as a team behind Dalhart and Gruver. Junior Varsity Girls division had 156 runners and placed eight
By Renea and Chad Prather Quanah received the opening kickoff and returned the ball to the 30-yard line. Brayden Forbes started what was a spectacular defensive performance for the Panthers with a tackle for no yards. The Panthers recovered
The long drive for the Junior Varsity Panthers down Highway 287 to play the Quanah Indians turned into an even longer drive back home after another loss. The Indians held the Panthers scoreless while scoring 22 points of their own. This los
By Linc Wood With a record of two wins and one loss, the Varsity Panthers rolled into Sunray as a slight favorite to beat the Bobcats who in last year’s matchup folded to a far superior Panther team. This time it would be different as the
The Panhandle Cross Country teams ran in the Amarillo Rebel Run at John Stiff Park in Amarillo on Saturday, Sept. 26. The Varsity Girls division had 114 runners and placed second behind Nazareth. Junior Varsity Girls division had 214 runner
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
By Dolly Cowan “Red sky at night, sailors’ delight. Red sky by morn, sailors be warned.” There is some truth to this old adage. Weather lore has been used for a long time by sailors and farmers to navigate ships and plant crops. And c
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Supreme Court of Texas issued a mandatory order for electronic filing (e-filing) in all civil cases in December 2012. By 2014, the state’s most populous counties and all appellate courts were implementing the mandate. Beginning this y
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
3 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
3 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
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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
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
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(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
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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,