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Bicyclists to Enjoy New Features

AMARILLO – New bicycle lanes and safety improvements to frequently-used cycling areas in several sections of the city will soon enhance the overall experience for cyclists and pedestrians. The most notable improvement is the installation of new bike lanes on S.W. 7th Ave. and S.W. 8th Ave. that will connect...
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Meeting Set for Road Project

AMARILLO – Want all the information on the city streets that are part of the City of Amarillo’s (COA) Milling and Overlay project as part of the Summer Street Maintenance Program?. Residents can get all the information about which arterial streets projects – and more – during a public meeting...
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AAMW Adjusts Admissions Policy

AMARILLO – The City of Amarillo Animal Management & Welfare Department (AAMW) is temporarily adjusting its admissions policy for the public in order to prevent the spread of parvovirus among animals at the AAMW facility. Beginning today (Thursday), members of the public wanting to adopt an animal or looking for...
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Rails to Trails Offers Unique Opportunity

AMARILLO – The Rails to Trails Project in Amarillo is offering an unique art opportunity for not only traditional artists, but also professionals such as metal workers, landscapers and architects. The City of Amarillo (COA) has issued Request for Qualifications (RFQ) No. 11-21 for a gabion public art installation for...
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Name the Amarillo Zoo’s Bear Cub

AMARILLO – She arrived in Amarillo in March needing a home. Now she needs a name. Back in March, the Amarillo Zoo welcomed a one-year-old female black bear cub from New Mexico. The cub was brought to Amarillo after multiple captures near humans and/or communities by the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish.
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Wastewater Collection Facility Spill Contained

AMARILLO – A spill Monday (May 31) from a wastewater collection facility north of Interstate 40 and Lakeside has been contained. The spill originated from a gravity main leading to Lift Station No. 29, which is located on the east side of the city. The spill was due to excessive rain entering the sanitary sewer system trough access covers. The rainwater overwhelmed Lift Station No. 29. The lift station is now operating normally.
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COA Coming Home Program Saves Lives

AMARILLO – To put it in simple terms, a cup of coffee helped save Roger Singletary’s life. On a fateful snowy day about two years ago, Singletary stopped by the Guyon Saunders Resource Center (GSRC) for a cup of coffee. Singletary was homeless and living in his pickup. He faced the dangers of living on the streets, including fighting off a knife-wielding man who approached his pickup one night.
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ACT Expands Free Transportation

ACT Expands Free Transportation to Thompson Park Pool, Wonderland Amusement Park and Amarillo Zoo. AMARILLO – The City of Amarillo Transit Department is expanding free service to several exciting locations in north Amarillo. Beginning Tuesday (June 1), Amarillo City Transit (ACT) will provide free transportation to Thompson Park Pool, Wonderland Amusement Park and the Amarillo Zoo. Transportation service will be provided by ACT’s Routes 21/12, which provides service to the Hamlet and North Heights areas. ACT vehicles will stop at these locations every 1.5 hours beginning at 7:20 a.m. through 5:50 p.m.
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COA Recognizes Memorial Day

AMARILLO – The City of Amarillo will join the nation in recognizing and honoring the men and women of the U.S. military who protect the nation’s freedom on Memorial Day (Monday, May 31). City Hall, Amarillo City Transit, the Amarillo Public Library System and the city landfill and brush sites...
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Wastewater Collection Facility Spill Contained

AMARILLO – A spill Wednesday from a wastewater collection facility west of Brickplant Road northwest of the city has been contained. The spill originated from a force main from Lift Station No. 40, which is located northwest of the city and outside city limits. The spill was due to a force main failure. Repairs were made Wednesday evening. Lift Station No. 40 is operational.
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Arterial Resurfacing Begins

AMARILLO – The City of Amarillo’s Summer Street Maintenance Program began construction today (Monday, May 24) on arterial roadways. Work is expected to last several weeks. The arterial roadways identified for construction are S.W. 34th Ave. from S. Coulter Street to Bell Street, S.E. 34th Ave. from S. Osage Street to S. Grand St., S. Washington Street from I-27 to I-40, Janet Drive from S. Western Street to S.W. 34th Ave. and N. Grand Street from N.E. 24th Ave. to E. Hastings Avenue. Intermittent lane closures and travel delays can be expected in these areas. Motorists are asked to abide by all construction signage. Alternate routes are advisable.
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COA COVID-19 Report Card for Thursday

The APHD COVID-19 Report Card for Thursday 05/20/21. NOTE: Beginning Monday (May 24), information from the APHD COVID-19 Report Card will be exclusively online at amarilloalerts.com. The final APHD COVID-19 Report Card will be Friday (May 21.)
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COVID-19 Information Exclusively Online

AMARILLO – The City of Amarillo (COA) and the Amarillo Public Health Department (APHD) are announcing changes in the distribution of COVID-19 information. As of Monday (May 24), the latest daily COVID-19 information will be available exclusively on amarilloalerts.com. The final day for the APHD COVID-19 Report Card will be Friday (May 21). All information contained in the APHD COVID-19 Report Card will be available on a daily basis at amarilloalerts.com. APHD also provides online access to various public health information, including COVID-19, communicable diseases and immunizations at the APHD website at www.amarillo.gov/departments/community-services/public-health.
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Road Project Delayed to Tuesday

AMARILLO – Due to unfavorable weather conditions, the road repair project scheduled for Monday (May 17) requiring a traffic detour on Continental Parkway between Coulter Street and Liberty Circle has been delayed to Tuesday (May 18). The project is part of the City of Amarillo’s ongoing Summer Street Maintenance Program.
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Ross Rogers GC Voted Best in Texas

AMARILLO – Golfers in Amarillo can claim (and enjoy) the best golf course in the state of Texas. The Ross Rogers Golf Complex/Mustang Course was voted the top mid-price golf course in the state for 2021 by The Dallas Morning News. Fees at the Mustang Course were reported as $60. Fees are $44.50, which put the Mustang Course in the mid-price range. Even with this escalation in fee range, the Mustang Course was voted No. 1 in the Lone Star State. The Wildhorse Course at Ross Rogers Golf Complex was rated No. 6 – giving the City of Amarillo two of the top six courses in the state in this respective category.
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Road Repair Project to Require Detour

AMARILLO – As part of the City of Amarillo’s ongoing Summer Street Maintenance Program, the City of Amarillo Capital Projects and Development Engineering (CP&DE) Department’s contractor will be conducting road repairs beginning Monday (May 17) that will require a traffic detour on Continental Parkway between Coulter Street and Liberty Circle.
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Amarillo Economy Hits All-Time High

AMARILLO – The Amarillo economy continues to reach historic levels as city sales tax collections for May (representing March sales) increased 30.41 percent with more than $9.2 million in collections. The $ 9.2 million sales tax total is the highest single-month total in the history of Amarillo – eclipsing $8.9...
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Community Solutions: ARP Set for Monday

AMARILLO – The second installment of the City of Amarillo’s Community Solutions series will be Community Solutions: ARP – focusing on the American Rescue Plan Act. Community Solutions: ARP is scheduled for Monday (May 17) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Amarillo Civic Center Grand Plaza. Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson, along with Potter County Judge Nancy Tanner and Randall County Judge Christy Dyer, will lead the discussion on priorities for the Amarillo community regarding ARP funds.
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Know the Three Ds

AMARILLO – Spring and summer in Amarillo mean warmer temperatures and the possibility of rainy weather. With this change in seasons comes the potential for pests – primarily mosquitoes. Standing water from rainfall represents prime habitat for mosquitoes – and the related health concerns to the community. The City of...