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AMARILLO – A wastewater spill at 12:02 a.m. Thursday at City of Amarillo (COA) Lift Station No. 40 has been contained. The Lift Station is located at 7100 Cliffside Drive. A wastewater spill of 110,000 gallons occurred in pastureland. The spill did not reach a nearby creek. The cause of the spill was a pump failure. COA crews were able to get the pump running and the spill stopped at 3:02 a.m. Crews are checking the area and disinfecting any remaining standing water.
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AMARILLO – The City of Amarillo has announced the following schedule in recognition of the Fourth of July holiday. Please join us as we celebrate our freedoms and rights as Americans. (As a reminder, fireworks are illegal in the city limits.) ●City Hall will be closed on Monday (July...
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AMARILLO – The City of Amarillo (COA) wants residents to celebrate the Fourth of July safely – and legally. Due to hot, dry and windy conditions in Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle, fireworks greatly increase the chances for fire, if not wildfires, that can cause destruction and danger in a matter of seconds.
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AMARILLO - There will be a new life – of sorts – for the three city-owned buildings being removed to make way for a new city hall serving the Amarillo community. “Recycling was always part of the plan for the new city hall project,” said City of Amarillo (COA) Director of Facilities Jerry Danforth. “The city is recycling as much as possible. This is not only the best policy as far as the environment, but it is the most effective policy from a monetary and budgetary perspective. Recycling works in many ways.”
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AMARILLO – How to address the problem of illegal dumping in Amarillo is getting a fresh look by engaging the Amarillo community. The City of Amarillo Innovation Team made its Harvard Bloomberg Innovation Track Midpoint Presentation to city leadership Wednesday. The Innovation Track 2022 – part of the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative – is a 10-month training opportunity (at no cost to taxpayers) to help cities learn how to adopt design-based innovation techniques that engage residents.
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AMARILLO – If the famous Unidentified Amarillo Object (UAO) reappears at the Amarillo Zoo, one of the top security cameras in the country can help solve an Amarillo mystery that captured worldwide attention. Wyze, a Seattle-based company specializing in smart home products and wireless cameras, is donating 80 Wyze Cam v3 cameras to the Amarillo Zoo. The Wyze Cam v3 is a top-seller among home security camera systems in the country.
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AMARILLO - The City of Amarillo Parks and Recreation Department’s Summer Free For All is scheduled for Saturday (June 11) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at John Stiff Memorial Park. Join the fun as the city is offering free admission to the swimming pool and the Amarillo Tennis Center during the Summer Free for All. In addition, there will be carnival-style games, food trucks, bouncy houses, pickleball, a giant scavenger hunt, the Amarillo Fire Department smoke house and music. Starlight Cinema will be showing the movie “The Sandlot” around 9 p.m. at the softball complex.
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AMARILLO – In the dark and early morning hours of May 21 (around 1:25 a.m.), security cameras inside a perimeter fence at the Amarillo Zoo captured a strange image outside the zoo. Was it a person with a strange hat who likes to walk at night? A large coyote...
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AMARILLO – The City of Amarillo (COA) is accepting applications from local non-profit and community organizations to apply for fiscal year funding (Oct. 1, 2022 through Sept. 30, 2023). Funding is for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).
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AMARILLO - In association with the City of Amarillo’s FY 2017-2021 Community Investment Program Project, construction will continue on Western Street from 45th Avenue to Mesa Circle/Cougar Drive. Traffic patterns will change as the next phase of the road improvement project begins. On Thursday (June 9), the contractor will...
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AMARILLO – Amarillo travelers can experience the start of new options featuring the Mile High City as Southwest Airlines ®, in conjunction with Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, celebrate the start of Southwest Airlines’ new daily non-stop service to Denver. Beginning Sunday (June 5), the new expanded...
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AMARILLO - In association with the City of Amarillo’s FY 2017-2021 Community Investment Program Project, construction on the south half of Wallace Boulevard (from Coulter Street to Hagy Boulevard) is now complete. Traffic patterns will change as the next phase of the road improvement project begins. On Friday (June...
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AMARILLO – Taking a walk in the San Jacinto neighborhood of Amarillo will soon be more convenient. A unique program is available for property owners in the San Jacinto area – the San Jacinto Sidewalk Cost-Share Program. Amarillo City Council recently approved the program which provides property owners...
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AMARILLO – One of the best parts of the job for Elena Luetkahans is taking a dog from Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare (AAMW) out for a game of fetch. “That is definitely one of the things I enjoy about my job,” said Luetkahans. “That and finding a home for a dog.”
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AMARILLO – The City of Amarillo (COA) will join the nation in recognizing and honoring the men and women of the U.S. military on Memorial Day (Monday, May 30). City Hall, Amarillo City Transit, the Amarillo Public Library System and the city landfill and brush sites will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.
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AMARILLO – The budget document for the City of Amarillo (COA) has received the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting. COA has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the current fiscal period. According to GFOA, this award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting. The award is for the COA annual budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, 2021.
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AMARILLO – The City of Amarillo (COA) is accepting applications from local non-profit and community organizations to apply for fiscal year funding (Oct. 1, 2022 through Sept. 30, 2023). Funding is for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).
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Schupbach Named Leadership Fellow

AMARILLO – The Texas Municipal League has announced City of Amarillo Director of Communications Jordan Schupbach as a Leadership Fellow during an awards ceremony May 13 in Round Rock. Schupbach, who was named COA director of communications in March 2019, was honored by Texas Municipal League (TML) Executive Director...
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COA Honors Quanah Parker

AMARILLO – One of the most iconic figures in the history of the Texas Panhandle and the Amarillo area will be honored Wednesday thanks to the generosity of an Amarillo family. Quanah Parker, who became a national legend as the last chief of the Comanche nation and major historical...
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AAMW Ordinance Has Not Changed

AMARILLO – In order to ensure that the Amarillo community has accurate information regarding the safety of animals, the Amarillo Animal Management & Welfare (AAMW) Department is informing the public that animal surrender ordinances and policies at AAMW have not changed. A recent social media post from a nonprofit...
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