Channing, Texas: A Legacy of Railroads and Ranches
Channing, Texas, is a town with a rich railroad heritage, rooted in its connection to the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway (FW&DC), also known as the Denver Road. Founded in 1888 by George Channing Rivers, a paymaster for the railway, Channing quickly became the heart of the XIT Ranch, catalyzing the town's early growth. The railway not only facilitated the movement of cattle and crops, revolutionizing the local economy but also led to Channing becoming the county seat, with significant infrastructure like a courthouse and public library following soon after.
The Potter County Sheriff’s Office Gets In A Holiday Mood With Shop With The Sheriff
The Potter County Sheriff’s Office is feeling the holiday spirit by putting on its Shop with the Sheriff Program. They have secured another donation from the First Bank Southwest to help serve 30 children from schools they have SROs in including River Road and Bushland. The office is also...
Potter County home prices fell 11.6% in November, with houses listed at a median of $229,950
The median home in Potter County listed for $229,950 in November, down 11.6% from the previous month's $259,999, an analysis of data from Realtor.com shows. Compared to November 2022, the median home list price decreased 15.2% from $264,679. The statistics in this article only pertain to houses listed for sale...
Ruben on the Road: Christmas program giving back to special needs community
AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - Ruben makes a stop at Santa’s workshop and learns about a Christmas program giving back to the special needs community. Anna Marcucci, owner of Tiny Toes Photography by Anna Lee, says this will be their second Christmas Heart Project. “We are centered toward children who...
Fire consumes home on West 10th Street in Dumas Friday evening
Firefighters from the Dumas Fire Department battled a blaze in a home on West 10th Street in Dumas Friday evening. The incident was ongoing as of 9 p.m. Law enforcement had several streets around the home blocked off. Many details remain sketchy, but the home appears to be a total...
Together We Can: Donations to HPFB help seniors and families in need in Dumas
DUMAS, Texas (KFDA) - The High Plains Food Bank serves the top 29 counties in the Panhandle. This week the food and funds raised at the Together We Can Holiday Food and Fund Drive are impacting all those communities. The Dumas Education and Social Ministries serve all of Moore County...
Texas High School Football Schedule, Live Streams in Moore County This Week
If you live in Moore County, Texas and like to stay in the loop regarding all of the local high school football action, you've come to the right place. Below, we offer all the info you need for how to watch the games this week. Follow High School Football this...
Potter Constable Jackson Files for Re-Election
An incumbent constable has filed to seek re-election in Potter County. According to ballot filings reported to the Texas Secretary of State, Constable Idella Jackson has filed to seek re-election in 2024. Jackson will be seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination in her campaign for will be her fourth term in office.
Potter County Sheriff's Office Seeks 'Fugitive of the Week' for Escape and Drug Possession
• Jonathan Fuentes, 34, is wanted by the Potter County Sheriff's Office for escaping arrest and possession of a controlled substance. • He is described as 5'8" tall, 150 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair.
Amarillo Health Alert: Improving Indoor Air Quality is important. Doctor Explains
The Big Picture: Dr. Puja Uppal, Family Medicine. says, "For optimal health, keeping an eye on our indoor air quality is a must!" Doctor's Expert Insights About Indoor Air Quality and Your Health in Texas. Know this: "Elevating indoor air quality is not just a COVID-19 lesson, but a lifelong...
Ongoing Construction of Dalhart Emergency Response Center to House EMS, Fire and Police Departments
Catch the latest update on the Dalhart Emergency Response Center construction. The new facility will house the EMS, fire department, and police department under one roof, boasting a large training room and ample space. Construction is set to continue through 2024.
During I-40 traffic stop, trooper finds 46 pounds of meth in car heading to Amarillo
Authorities made one arrest and seized 46 pounds of suspected methamphetamine in Oldham County on Thursday, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle reportedly en route to Amarillo from Arizona. At about 11 a.m. Thursday, a trooper stopped a 2022 Chevrolet Malibu that was traveling east on Interstate...
Dalhart EDC Seeking Proposals for 33-Acre Residential Development Project
The Dalhart Economic Development Corporation 4b (EDC) is seeking proposals from qualified firms for a project. This project includes a drainage study, utility assessment, topographical survey, and cost analysis of a 33-acre residential development in Dalhart, Texas. Proposals must be sealed and submitted by 1:00 PM on January 10th, 2024. Late proposals will not be accepted.
Local group honors those lost to suicide at International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
“It is a club no one wants to join,” say the members of the LOSS team (Local Outreach to Survivors of Suicide) of Moore County. They are talking about the surviving family and friends of people who have taken their own lives. Those left behind by suicide are called survivors by the mental health community, and the LOSS team was set up to help them through their trauma. On November 18, International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day (ISSLD), the LOSS team and others were at Memorial Hospice and Home Health in Dumas and conducted a ceremony for local survivors, including members of the LOSS team, to honor their loved ones who had died by suicide.
Delayed Opening of Potter County District Courts Building Expected Early Next Year
After an 8-month delay due to design flaws and leadership changes, the Potter County District Courts Building is now set to open early next year. The new facilities director is working to bring the project under control and address remaining issues.
How to Report a Non-Functional Street Light in Dumas
Do you need to report a street light out in your neighborhood? Get the number off the street light pole, know the exact location of the pole, or tie a ribbon on the pole. Then click on this link ReportOutage (myentergy.com) Continue on as a guest and report the address of the street light that is out. Choose the street light on the diagram and add notes as needed. Thanks for your help in keeping the City of Dumas lit!Visit here for more details.
The XIT Ranch of Hartley: A Symbol of Texas' Grandeur
In the heart of the Texas Panhandle, the town of Hartley is synonymous with the legendary XIT Ranch, once the world's most expansive ranch under a single fence. The XIT, sprawling across 3 million acres, was more than just a ranch—it was a symbol of the Wild West's grandeur, established in the 1880s to finance the construction of the Texas State Capitol. Hartley's identity remains deeply intertwined with the ranch's history, a story that stretches across ten counties and is woven into Texas' very fabric.
Park Hills Elementary hosts enrollment decline meeting
AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Parents and community members attended an enrollment decline meeting over at Park Hills Elementary School Tuesday evening. This is the third meeting of this kind for Amarillo ISD. The previous two took place at Pleasant Valley Elementary and Alice Landergin Elementary School. Like the previous ones, this meeting is to address […]
Libertarian Nick Hearn Not Running for State House
Nick Hearn, a Libertarian from Dumas who previously ran against State Representative Four Price (R-Amarillo), will not make another bid for the seat in 2024. “We will be moving out of the district at the end of this year,” Hearn told The Amarillo Pioneer. “So unfortunately I will not be running this election cycle.”
Caroline Fairly files for Texas House District 87
AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Republican Caroline Fairly announced she has officially filed for the office of State Representative in Texas House District 87. District 87 includes Carson, Hansford, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Potter and Sherman counties. According to a news release from Fairly, she was endorsed by Senator Ted Cruz, Congressman Ronny Jackson, Attorney General […]