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Facing a midnight deadline, the Texas House managed to pass a version of legislation allowing concealed handguns on university campuses that differs greatly from a version approved by the Senate.
A final effort to raise from 17 to 18 the age at which offenders automatically enter the adult legal system made it through the Texas House on Tuesday, tacked onto a bill reorganizing the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.
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City Council Approves Nearly $1 Million
The city also approves the purchase of a half-million dollar aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicle.
The United Family and Mrs. Bairds bread today announced the May winners of the Teachers on the Rise Program.
An Amarillo man pleads guilty in court after busted during an online solicitation sting.
Two-men involved in the theft and abandonment of an armored car enter pleas in court.
To help raise awareness of rare diseases, a man is running across the United States, for the third time.
Amarillo High School’s yearbook program has been named a 2015 Jostens’ National Yearbook Program of Excellence.
Jay Cantrell pleaded guilty to three-counts of indecency with a child and one-count of sexual assault of a child.
Police say 41-year-old Fabian Resendez fired shots at Dimmitt police, when they responded to a call.
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Thornberry will tour the AACAL campus, specifically focusing on the medical lab and health science classrooms.
A federal appeals court denied the request of the Justice Department to implement the the president's program.
Flood waters inundate Houston; several more states at risk as storms push east.
To help combat the potential problem, Environmental Health crews will be fogging to kill mosquitoes Sunday and Monday morning. They will resume spraying larvacide on Tuesday morning.
Gather up your little naturalist and slither out to the Amarillo Zoo to share the day with snakes, lizards, tortoises and toads!
Construction of the new 112,000 sq. foot, two-story replacement medical/dental clinic at Cannon AFB will begin in July of this year.
The next Town Hall meeting hosted by Amarillo Mayor Paul Harpole is today at 5:30 p.m. at Westcliff Bible Church, 5300 W. Amarillo Blvd.
The national average has increased 3.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.75/g.
The United States Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a case that centers on how Texas draws its political districts, a longtime point of dispute between the state and voting rights advocates.
Supporters of campus carry will be fighting against the clock on Tuesday when the Texas House takes up previously delayed legislation requiring public universities and colleges to allow concealed handguns on their campuses.
Intense rain, floods blamed for at least six deaths in Texas and Oklahoma.
After four hours of debate and more than a dozen failed amendments by Democrats, the Senate on Monday gave preliminary approval to far-reaching restrictions on minors seeking abortions in Texas without parental consent.
The Texas House has tentatively approved legislation that could increase the use of cameras worn by police officers, an effort to smooth relations between law enforcement and the public by making their interactions more transparent.
A man is in custody after shots are fired and a stand off ends in Dimmitt
Veterans living in rural areas may be able to make it to their doctor’s appointments a little easier, if a proposed law passes.
It's always a special day for the Texas Panhandle War Memorial on Memorial Day.
Troopers say a driver was wearing headphones and was distracted at the time.
The "Iron Soldiers" travel the country helping remember fallen heroes.
Panhandle Congressman Mac Thornberry spoke at the Llano Cemetery Memorial Day Service.
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All on-duty deputies from Potter County Sheriff's Office, the APD K-9 Unit, Game Wardens, DPS and the Potter County Fire Chief were involved in the search for Howard.
Billy Rodriguez was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and on an outstanding warrant.
Potter County Sheriff Brian Thomas says the child was trapped in a vehicle on the river somewhere between Bull Taco and Chicken Creek-
Officials say crews will lay pipe on the south side of 24th Avenue from the pump station to Spring Street. One lane of traffic will be open in both directions.
Comancheria Film Shoot shuts down US 70 in Downtown Portales
Law enforcement cracks down on unbuckled drivers, passengers May 18 - May 31
This weekend's heavy rains have created the perfect environment for some unwanted guests.
The Texas Panhandle War Memorial will host a ceremony honoring all fallen heroes of all wars.
Plainview officials are reminding people to register their phone numbers for the code red emergency notification system.
Heavy rain causes parts of Palo Duro Canyon to be closed off to the public during Memorial weekend.
Amarillo Police are investigating a shooting incident that happened Sunday afternoon on the 4100 block of South Washington.
Jason Henry brings you the scores from around the area
There were many areas around the High Plains whom were flooded from the heavy rains.
Oklahoma mother and son swept away by flood waters by clinging to tree.
Houston grandmother kept away from her home by flood waters finally reunites with her beloved poodle.
Journal outlining Aurora theater gunman James Holmes' "obsession with killing" entered into evidence during trial.
Appeals court rules immigration plan that would delay deporting up to five million undocumented immigrants can't be implemented until it works its way through courts.
Cyclist finds casket unearthed and relocated by flood waters.
Millions of people have been impacted by historic flooding in Texas and Oklahoma. Is flood insurance worth it?
Group hacks IRS online database, using tax information to file 15,000 false returns
A man is in custody after he allegedly tried to abscond with some sheep.
Just five months into his first term, Gov. Greg Abbott is tackling the kind of crisis for which his predecessor likes to say there is no manual. Abbott's response to deadly flooding across the state has put on the front lines of the sort of disaster that can make or break a Texas governor.
The incentive fund for attracting film and video game companies to Texas is about to take a major budget hit. Advocates for both industries are licking their wounds, and blaming each other for failing to present a united front.
With the death of all legislation specifically aiming to re-regulate tuition costs at Texas' public universities, proponents of the idea see few avenues for implementing the idea this year.
House Bill 1514, which would add a special label to the health insurance cards of people purchasing health plans on the exchange created by the Affordable Care Act, passed the Texas Senate late Tuesday evening.
An expansive border security bill declared a priority by Gov. Greg Abbott was given final approval Tuesday by the Texas Senate. The vote marked the near end of a months-long disagreement between the House and the Senate.
A Texas Senate committee on Tuesday approved a measure that would forbid state or local governments from using public money to issue same-sex marriage licenses, reviving a proposal that died in the House earlier this month.
At least 30 people are missing in Texas, while more states brace for flooding.
House Democrats narrowly avoided a Republican-led effort to rearrange the chamber's calendar to make sure controversial measures got a vote before a midnight deadline. On the House schedule are bills affecting abortion and guns on college campuses. Members have to slog through a heap of old business before they can take up those big-ticket items.
House and Senate leaders have come to an agreement on a deal to significantly boost the Texas Department of Transportation’s funding.
Texas housing advocates are sounding the alarm about disaster recovery legislation they say would be critical for those affected by the kinds of storms that devastated some parts of the state this week.
Undercover video of Texas lawmakers made by the American Phoenix Foundation will not be published by Breitbart Texas after the legislative session ends, according to the conservative news organization's managing director.
A redesign of the state's foster care system aims to combat a major difficulty facing many former foster children: learning how to survive after aging out of the system.
More than 100 deaths have been blamed on a flawed ignition switch on GM cars.
The Centers for Disease Control has confirmed a death from Lassa Fever, a viral disease rarely found in the US, but common in West Africa.
Driver plowed through remote New Mexico cemetery containing remains of several veterans.
Teen on way home from prom dies in floodwaters near San Antonio, TX
Authorities say eight people are still missing since flooding Saturday night in Wimberley, Texas.
A late-night amendment aimed at keeping secret the names of parties involved in traffic accidents parties is expected to be stripped out of a bill targeting overzealous tort lawyers, its sponsor conceded Monday.
With one week left in this legislative session, hundreds of bills are still pending. But if legislative action ended right now, there would be little reason for Gov. Greg Abbott to call lawmakers back for overtime.
Inmates in some Texas county jails may no longer have to speak to loved ones on a video screen, after the Senate voted today to pass a House measure guaranteeing a minimum of two, 20-minute in-person visitations per week.
At the last minute, the House voted to scrap changes to the Hazlewood program that would have made many children of veterans ineligible for free tuition. The bill will still need to be reconciled with the Senate's more restrictive version.
Gov. Greg Abbott has signed legislation aiming to quicken regulators' pace of cranking out permits for major industrial projects by limiting public scrutiny.
Will rising gas prices peak over the holiday weekend?
The Senate gave a unanimous vote of support on Friday to a measure that would allow terminally ill patients to try experimental drugs that have received preliminary approval by the FDA.
An ethics overhaul package, dramatically reworked, now takes aim at people who secretly record lawmakers inside the Texas Capitol. It also would require certain politically active nonprofits to disclose large donations.
Iowans got one last chance this week to size up former Gov. Rick Perry's shot at redemption before a likely June 4 presidential announcement. In nearly a dozen events across the state, Perry gave them plenty of reasons not to count him out.
A high school in Dallas has recalled yearbooks after someone managed to get into the system and print mean quotes beneath seniors' photos.
Texas parents say their 14-year-old son's teacher ordered other students to slap him during class.
Vigil held for Omaha police officer Kerrie Orozco, who was killed earlier this week while tracking a fugitive.
Daron Wint, the man suspected in the brutal slaying of a Washington, D.C. family inside their mansion, has been captured.
Popular TV personality Judge Judy Sheindlin offers advice to graduates at New Mexico's Shiprock High School.
Heavy rains turn streets into rivers, stranding drivers.
One out of every nine bridges in the United States is in need of repair, but Congress can't agree on how to fund the fixes.
Legislation pushed by a politically connected company would increase unemployment taxes for Texas employers. Proponents say it would help outsourcing companies avoid what they call "double taxation." Critics say it's a special interest perk that will cost every company that doesn't outsource its administrative functions.
After four years of trying out a new way of awarding state contracts known as design-build, lawmakers aren't sure taxpayers get a better deal, and Texas businesses say they're being muscled out of jobs by larger, out-of-state companies.
An unexpected end-of-session skirmish over payroll deductions for union dues pits Republicans against Democrats, business against labor, and presents lawmakers with one of those votes that might be important in next year's elections.
State of emergency declared along Santa Barbara coastline following 105,000 gallon spill.
The so-called Pastor Protection Act, which aims to clarify a clergy member's right to refuse to conduct a marriage that violates his or her beliefs, tentatively passed the Texas House 141-2 Thursday.
The Texas Senate voted Thursday to weaken the state’s Driver Responsibility Program, which critics say unfairly penalizes poor Texans.
In a shift away from his predecessor Rick Perry, Gov. Greg Abbott has informed the U.S. Justice Department that Texas plans to comply as much as possible with a federal law that aims to prevent prison rape.
Two large donors to the American Phoenix Foundation, which has been secretly recording Texas lawmakers, are well-known backers of conservative causes — the Strake Foundation and Jeff Sandefer's Ed Foundation.
Businesses are joining consumer advocates in sounding the alarm about a proposal that critics say would stack the deck in favor of insurance companies at the expense of businesses and homeowners.
California vet currently raising his great-great grandchildren surprised with trip to Washington.
Wedding photographer captures couple's prayer before they see each other on their wedding day.
Michigan man ticketed for driving 153 miles per hour when he passed a state trooper on I-75.
Utah police say registered sex offender attempted to pick up children using stolen bus.
Elementary school teacher's classroom exercise yields heart wrenching results.
Ohio police officer describes tense confrontation with murder suspect that ended without gunfire.
18-wheeler wrecks in rural California spilling wine.
Viral plea sends Hot Wheels cars rolling for young 3-year-old recovering from severe pneumonia.
Colorado woman finds new confidence in senior spelling bee.
Shocking photo shows bobcat dragging shark from water on Florida beach.
Thousands of non-native goldfish are taking over a Colorado lake.
Bear breaks into Florida home to steal family's Easter candy, twice!
A South Carolina man has a unique way to share his Easter message. He is hanging from a cross.
Utah driver sees bag of money fall out of armored car. Picks it up and returns it.
Buried dead dog returns to life and digs out of hole.
Cell phone video catches a former Army Medic confronting homeless man panhandling in Army uniform.
More than 2,000 sea lions have taken over the docks in Astoria, Oregon.
Spring breakers in Panama City Beach, Florida got a different type of wake up call this morning.
Bomb found wired to light switch in home set to go up for sale in Milton, Massachusetts.
A surfer catches more than the perfect wave off the coast of southern California.
A 22-month-old is brought back to life after 90 minutes with no pulse.
Check out this amazing video of a drone touring the world's largest cave.
Wild temperature swings make for tough race.
Pictures of huge alligator lounging on Florida golf course go viral.
Wyoming high school students build life-size foosball game as part of lesson on geometry.
Denver boys, one a cancer survivor, raise thousands for cancer research with their hot cocoa stand.