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Wildfire season is here and it can have some serious affects on your health, according to Registered Respatort Therapist, Susan McQuade. "Smoke affects the lungs by causing irritation in the lining of the lungs. It increases mucus, causing the lungs to be a little bit twitchy and the muscles around the lung will contract.
A new video from the Texas A&M Forest Service shows how fire fighting is not for the faint of heart. The video was captured in Hartley County, in the Texas' Panhandle, and showed the fire, which started Thursday, being contained to 15,682 acres, Texas A&M tweeted. The fire initially included Moore, ...

AMARILLO, TX - The Texas A&M Forest Service along with the National Weather Service expect critical wildfire danger across the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandle on Sunday. Those risks are also expected in Eastern New Mexico. Below is a full statement released by the Texas A&M Forest Service:.
FOLLETT, Texas (KXAN) - The Texas A&M Forest Service is reporting 182 homes are threatened in a fire near Follett, Texas - a few miles from the northeast corner of the Texas Panhandle. KXAN sister station MyHighPlains.com reports a call for help from the Forest Service went out at 3:57 p.m. Friday.
BUSHLAND, Texas (AP) -- If the ruse of his grandmother driving him from their home in Hereford to Bushland to see the school for a possible transfer seemed a little sketchy to 11-year-old Marcus Escobedo, it sure seemed fishy when he was directed to take a hard right down a hallway to the junior ...
CANADIAN, TX (KFDA) -. At the Mendota Ranch, Jason Abraham and Dr. Gregg Veneklassen have been helping out the Panhandle with their cloned animals for more than a decade. One thing most people don't know is cloning is not just taking one animal and creating another. It's a very ... polo

The High Plains and South Plains area of Texas remain dry with extreme drought conditions. “Its really dry right now in the High Plains,” said Phillip Truitt, public information officer for the West Texas A&M Forest Services, adding the Amarillo area hasn't received much rainfall within the last few months. polo
AMARILLO - Pins and needles, that is what farmers and ranchers in the Texas Panhandle are sitting on. With last year's tragic wildfires fresh on everyone's mind, folks continue to rebuild but they remain cautious because this year's threats for wildfires are even worse. "It was kind of the wind of winds," ...
I will miss the brisket tacos. However, I could not eat them again with a clear conscience. Leal, either intentionally or acting as a pawn of “Empower Texans,” has imported Washington-style politics to west Texas. While I have met Leal, I do not know him well. But I have seen the hateful and demonstrably ...
AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) -. The intake of refugees in the Panhandle is at a record low. There are two agencies in the Panhandle that bring refugees into the area. One of them is Catholic Charities of the Texas Panhandle that takes in refugees from countries like Iraq, Iran, Somalia, and Burma. Get the latest ...
Seliger has talked about the issues during his campaign and stayed positive, unlike his local opponent who has resorted to malicious and false advertising, with backing from downstate organizations with no regard to the Texas Panhandle. Nor do we want to lose this Senate seat to someone from the ...
I am very proud of state Sen. Kel Seliger for everything he has done for Texas Senate District 31 and for the state of Texas. Sen. Seliger has voted with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on 28 out of 30 votes. How can Seliger possibly be called a liberal? He is a conservative, and one of the highest ranking senators in the ...
Seliger has talked about the issues during his campaign and stayed positive, unlike his local opponent who has resorted to malicious and false advertising, with backing from downstate organizations with no regard to the Texas Panhandle. Nor do we want to lose this Senate seat to someone from the ...
Schools at Hereford Independent School District and Pampa Independent School District went on lockdown Friday after separate reports of threats. Hereford ISD received a report from a parent about a threat made on Snapchat, the district said in a Facebook post. The district announced a lockdown for all schools shortly ...
Voting in the Texas primary elections is underway, and the Texas Panhandle is already seeing remarkably heavy turnout. In fact, as The Amarillo Globe-News reports, Potter and Randall Counties are seeing more primary voters than in either the 2016 or 2014 primary elections. Potter County Elections ...
The opening lines of Texas Tech University's unofficial anthem “Red Raider Coming At You” are surprisingly appropriate. Not only do they describe the Masked Rider, whom the song is about: they also fit the song itself. “Red Raider Coming At You” has a storied past. It's a story of a thriving team of ...
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) released their latest surveillance report on the Flu in Texas. The last week reported is for February 4, 2018, through February 10, 2018. DSHS reported that the flu activity has increased in the Amarillo Health Service Region (Health Service Region 1).

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) -. The 2018 Fundraiser for the Texas Panhandle Chapter of the Safari Club is this Saturday, and there's still a chance to purchase your tickets. The fundraiser and banquet will include a dinner of Prime Rib and all the "fixins", a cash bar and a raffle. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for happy ...
COMO – A rusted, padlocked gate marks the entry to a once modern and bustling dairy barn. The facility in the heart of Northeast Texas dairy country that once collected milk from hundreds of Holstein cows, is now a depository for knickknacks, scrap wood and metal, tools and idle equipment. Surrounding ...
The Texas Panhandle will also be well-represented in the Class 5A symphonic all-state band. Palo Duro's Kerry Kilpatrick (bass clarinet) will represent the Dons. Dumas' Cristian Ramirez (clarinet) and Meghan Brooks (bassoon) give the region three woodwinds. Randall's Rayvn Denning (French horn) and ...
Friday's high in Amarillo is forecast to be 50, according to the NWS, but only in the upper 30s for the Oklahoma Panhandle. Saturday's highs in Amarillo are forecast to be warmer than the northeast Texas Panhandle, where temperatures are expected to only reach the 20s. The average high temperature this ...
St. Mary's Cathedral hosted the 19th annual Salt and Pepper Luncheon today. The annual luncheon is sponsored by Catholic Charities of the Texas Panhandle and benefits the agency's Catholic Charities Hunger Project, according to CCTXP Executive Director Jeff Gulde. State Representative Four Price ...
The Texas Panhandle Poison Center (TPPC) and the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy will conduct Amarillo's Spring 2018 Medication Cleanout using a drive-through, drop-off format this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Signs will be posted. People should ...
Fire departments from across the state have provided firefighters and fire engines that have been stationed throughout the Texas Panhandle and West Texas for response to wildfires that have burned near 52,000 acres this year. The engines — brush trucks specifically designed to battle wildfires — are ...
AMARILLO, TX - An Arizona family is taking a few moments of their time to say thank you to the Texas Panhandle community. Early Wednesday morning on I-40 near Pullman, a van, carrying the family of 12, was hit by a suspected drunk driver, according to officials with the Amarillo Police Department.
Texas Panhandle woman shares thoughts in letters to editor. February 9, 2018 Updated: February 9, 2018 11:59am. This Feb. 1, 2018 photo shows Nona Goodman at her home in Hartley,. Photo: Jon Mark Beilue, AP. This Feb. 1, 2018 photo shows Nona Goodman at her home in Hartley, Texas. Goodman is the most ...
Friday's high in Amarillo is forecast to be 50, according to the NWS, but only in the upper 30s for the Oklahoma Panhandle. Saturday's highs in Amarillo are forecast to be warmer than the northeast Texas Panhandle, where temperatures are expected to only reach the 20s. The average high temperature this ...
A steer from a tiny town in the Texas Panhandle beat out a field of about 1,500 and earned $200,000 for his young owner at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo on Saturday. Mufasa, a European crossbreed, was named grand champion Friday, then turned around and was sold Saturday. "I'm just ...
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) released their latest surveillance report on the Flu in Texas. The DSHS reported that the flu activity cases rose in the Amarillo Health Service Region. Right now Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting five types of flu that are testing ...
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) released their latest surveillance report on the Flu in Texas. The DSHS reported that the flu activity cases rose in the Amarillo Health Service Region. The following counties reported a rapid positive test flu in the past week: Dallam; Sherman; Hansford ...
The Texas Panhandle has become ground zero in a drought that has crept into much of the state just five months after Hurricane Harvey — including areas that suffered massive flooding during the storm. More than 40 percent of Texas is now in a moderate to severe drought, according to the latest data ...
Four Texas Panhandle singers earned first-chair honors in the Texas Music Educators Area Contest and places in the all-state choir in February. The area competition is the fourth competition in the process of being named to the all-state choir. Forty singers made the area competition in the small schools, ...
Nineteen Texas Panhandle speakers earned the right to participate in the Austin in the six UIL classifications. The Congress competition allows students an opportunity to experience working under parliamentary procedure to pass legislation as is done in the State and United States Congresses and the top ...
This marks the first discovery of the deadly disease in Texas white-tailed deer roadkill and the first case in a Texas Panhandle white-tailed deer, TPWD said. James Hoskins, a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologist in Amarillo, said the discovery was significant because of its location, which ...
Texas Panhandle Youth Choir to hold Spring Semester Auditions Sunday, Jan. 7th through Tuesday the 9th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for both age groups (2nd-7th grade, 8th grade-college age) at the Frank Phillips College auditorium. No preparation material is needed, first come first serve basis. Includes ...
Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle saw light snow throughout the holiday weekend, conditions that also reached as far south as Austin. The freeze also caused icy roads across much of the state, and the Abilene police chief said more than three dozen vehicle crashes were reported in 24 hours. Nationwide ...
Karrh's comments that anyone who disagrees with her view should move to San Francisco or a left-leaning city is very divisive. We are all citizens of this city, and all have the right to our opinions. This is not Russia, and people still have a right to their more liberal opinions — even in the Texas Panhandle.
Regarding the recent story in Amarillo Globe-News (In the shadow of wind farms: Landowners decry misleading tactics, Dec. 19, amarillo.com), landowners in the Texas Panhandle read with disbelief about how bad wind towers are. Wind towers have pumped new life into our part of the country.
Four Texas Panhandle Crop Production Clinics will be presented Jan. 8 to 12 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, DuPont Pioneer and North Plains Groundwater Conservation District. The meetings will be free and include a meal. Each will start at 9:30 a.m. with registration. The programs begin ...
The Houston-based company agreed to sell its Oklahoma waterflood and Texas Panhandle properties to an undisclosed buyer for $122 million. Combined the assets cover roughly 179,000 net acres with net production of about 5,200 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) for third-quarter 2017.
According to DPS, a trooper pulled over a vehicle traveling east on I-40 outside of Conway. During the course of the stop, troopers found multiple packages of marijuana inside the rear cargo area. In total, troopers say the drugs are valued at nearly $2 million. Shannon Perry, a 33-year-old resident of ...
Perhaps blue is a more fitting color for Santa Claus to wear, since he is from the cold North Pole. With the support of the Amarillo Police Department, the Randall and Potter county sheriff's offices and the Fritch Police Department, that's exactly what he wore Saturday afternoon while distributing presents to ...
AMARILLO – Four Texas Panhandle Crop Production Clinics will be presented Jan. 8-11 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, DuPont Pioneer and North Plains Groundwater Conservation District. The meetings will be free and include a meal. Each will start at 9:30 a.m. with registration.
Amarillo state rep. John Smithee has been considering retirement for a few years. But now he plans to seek another two-year term in House District 86, reports Amarillo.com. Supporters say that, due to his seniority, Smithee's reelection will mean the Texas Panhandle will hold clout in the state legislature.
BOVINA, Texas (KLBK) — Two bodies were found in Chaves County, New Mexico, according to the family of a missing couple from Bovina. Rosendo Lara, 81, and Hortencia Lara, 84, were last seen in Bovina on Jan. 19. Chaves County officials confirmed that two bodies were found Tuesday morning, and ...
During a lunar eclipse, the moon's disk can take on a colorful appearance. On Wednesday a supermoon, blue moon and a lunar eclipse will coincide for the first time since 1982 and will not occur again until 2037. (AP). You'll have to be out of bed in time to make donuts in order to see a super blue blood ...
The Texas Panhandle is in the middle of one of its longest dry spells ever. As The Texas Tribune reports, the Amarillo area hasn't received measurable rainfall in more than 100 days. The Panhandle is the most severe example of a larger problem. According to the latest data from the U.S. Drought Monitor, ...
Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety seized more than 250 pounds of marijuana and 2 pounds of methamphetamine during three traffic stops along Interstate 40 in Carson County over the weekend. The first seizure occurred Friday, when a DPS trooper stopped a 2016 Chevy Silverado on ...
More than half a million dollars worth of marijuana was seized during a traffic stop in the Texas panhandle. Around 4:39 p.m. on Saturday, a DPS trooper stopped a vehicle on I-40 near Conway for a traffic violation. During the stop, the trooper discovered multiple vacuum-sealed packages of marijuana in ...
Petska Fur will visit the Texas Panhandle this year, and the fur from coyotes trapped in the area will wind up on coats produced by a company called Canada Goose. That company, based in Toronto, “spearheaded this whole coyote craze five or six years ago,” Petska said. Strips of coyote are used on the ...


 

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