Perryton man honored for 'life-saving' actions in hours following EF3 tornado
PERRYTON, Texas (KVII) — In recognition of his life-saving efforts in the aftermath of the devastating June tornado, Perryton resident Chris Stroup was recently honored with the Citizens Award at the Texas EMS Conference in Austin. "I appreciate it, but I do not feel like I deserve it. I...
Donald Clyce Rogers
Donald Clyce Rogers, 91, of Perryton, passed away Nov. 25, 2023 in Perryton. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 10:30 a.m. at Community Worship Center in Perryton, with Rev. Kevin Brittain officiating. Cremation arrangements were by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, Inc. of Perryton. He was born June...
City of Spearman’s Angel Tree assists community with utility bill payment for December
The City of Spearman is helping community members in need this holiday season with its Utility Bill Angel Tree at City Hall which will give the public an opportunity to anonymously pay a portion, or the full amount, of customers December utility bill.
Devers Deading to WNFR Healthy
PERRYTON, Texas – During his first qualification to the National Finals Rodeo, steer wrestler Cody Devers was just trying to hold everything together. He’d suffered a partially torn pectoral ligament in his right shoulder a month before the finale in Las Vegas. He was excited to finally play on ProRodeo’s biggest stage, and he wasn’t going to let a little pain derail him. As he lowered himself onto his first-round steer, that all changed.
Spearman basketball teams take down Claude in non-district action
AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - The Spearman boys and girls basketball teams took down Claude on the road Tuesday night. The Lynxettes took down the Lady Mustangs 52-42 behind 16 points from Lexi Klafka and 12 from Ella Wilkerson. Meanwhile, the Spearman boys won 49-27 over the Mustangs. The Lynx led...
Hardesty's Historic School: A Century-Old Beacon of Learning and Legacy
Nestled within the heart of its community, Hardesty's Historic School Building stands as a monument to the enduring value of education. Established in the early 20th century, it encapsulates a rich tapestry of academic and cultural history, its classical architecture bearing witness to the evolution from slate boards to digital tablets. The Hardesty School is not simply a place of learning; it is a cherished landmark that has nurtured generations, symbolizing the town's unwavering commitment to knowledge and character building.
The Farnsworth House: A Modernist Icon of Architecture and Nature
Nestled in the serene landscape of Plano, Illinois, the Farnsworth House is a celebrated masterpiece of modernist architecture. Built between 1945 and 1951 by the visionary Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the house represents an experiment in living that redefined the relationship between space, structure, and nature. Its minimalist design with transparent walls seamlessly integrates the interior with the surrounding environment, making it a National Historic Landmark and a testament to Mies's 'less is more' philosophy.
The gas price fluctuate between $3.09 and $3.29 in Perryton as of 2023-11-26. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.253, a week ago the price is $3.313 , according to AAA.
Texas EMS Conference honors Perryton EMS, Ochiltree General Hospital
PERRYTON, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The Texas EMS Conference honored Perryton EMS and the Ochiltree General Hospital for their efforts following the EF 3 tornado that hit Perryton in June. Perryton Fire EMS was awarded with the “Texas Department of State Health Services 2023 EMS Provider of the Year Award” for their work following the tornado. […]
Painter rites held
Chuck Painter, 61, of Perryton, died Nov. 17, 2023. Graveside services were held Wednesday, Nov. 22 at Ochiltree Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home. He was born Oct. 5, 1962 in Council Bluffs, IA. He was employed in the oilfield. He was preceded in death...
TxDOT pre-treating roads Friday ahead of forecasted wintry mix
AMARILLO, Texas — TxDOT will be pre-treating roads Friday in anticipation of the wintry mix forecasted for Friday night/Saturday morning. Crews in the Amarillo District’s 17 counties (Armstrong, Carson, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Gray, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Potter, Randall, Roberts and Sherman) will start spraying brine early Friday morning.
Rites held for Wells
Lora Marie Wells, 71, of Perryton, died Nov. 16, 2023 in Amarillo. Graveside services were held Monday, Nov. 20, at Laverne Cemetery in Laverne, OK, with Brandt O’Quin officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home. She was born Dec. 7, 1951 in Shattuck, OK, and...
The Mesmerizing 'Booker Whirlwind': A Unique Meteorological Phenomenon in Texas
Nestled in the heart of the Texas Panhandle, Booker, Texas, garners the attention of meteorological enthusiasts with its unique 'Booker Whirlwind.' Diverging from the traditional supercell tornadoes, Booker's landspouts offer an unusual spectacle as they form without the accompaniment of thunderstorms. These landspouts emerge from the ground up, stretching boundary layer vorticity into a spinning column that can rival EF2 or EF3 tornadoes in strength. Their slender, rope-like appearance and often translucent nature provide a fascinating display of the early stages of tornado development and the mechanics of atmospheric vortices.
Grit From the Ground Up
Perryton’s Town Motto Unites Generations of Residents and Beyond as They Work to Rebuild From the Tornado Strike That Damaged Hundreds of Buildings, Homes and Lives. It's not that J Aston never left his hometown of Perryton, Texas. He ventured straight to Lubbock after high school to attend Texas...
Ruben on the Road: Volunteer fire departments combine to cover Lipscomb County
Ruben makes his way to Darrouzett where he meets with some fire departments who work together to cover Lipscomb County.
Texas High School Football: How to Stream the Glen Rose High School vs. Perryton High School Game - November 17
On Friday, November 17 at 7:00 PM CT, Glen Rose High School plays away from home against Perryton High School. Follow high school football this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Glen Rose vs. Perryton Game Information. Game Day: Friday,...
Balko, OK: The Unlikely Arena for the World's Cow Chip Throwing Championship
Nestled in Beaver County, Oklahoma, the small town of Balko may seem unremarkable at first glance, but it harbors a unique claim to fame. Known as the 'Cow Chip Throwing Capital of the World,' Balko and its neighboring town Beaver have turned a piece of pioneer history into a modern-day spectacle. The World Championship Cow Chip Throw, a tradition since 1969, has become an annual celebration of this offbeat sport, drawing competitors from across the globe to fling dried bovine droppings with the hope of setting new records.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will begin stocking Rainbow Trout in area lakes
AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will begin stocking Rainbow Trout in area lakes beginning next week. The Palo Duro Stilling Basin in Spearman will be stocked on December 19. Lake Theo in Caprock Canyons State Park will be stocked on December 6. The Medical Center...
Perryton Man Receives Citizens Award for Heroic Actions Following Tornado
Witness the heroic actions of a Perryton resident who was recently honored at the Texas EMS conference for his life-saving efforts following a devastating EF3 tornado. Discover how this local hero used his pickup as a makeshift ambulance, rescuing and transporting numerous victims to safety.
Perryton Fire EMS named Texas provider of the year for life saving work after deadly tornado hit fire station
AUSTIN, Texas — Perryton Fire EMS was Texas named provider of the year for their life saving work after a deadly tornado hit the fire station. An EF3 tornado hit Perryton on June 15 killing three people and injuring more than 100 others. It also caused major damage to...