High Plains Leaders Arrive in Austin for Panhandle Days


After a long day of travel, the Amarillo delegation is ready to spend Panhandle Days advocating for issues that affect us on the High Plains. 

Higher education is a priority, and specifically, securing the funding needed for operational costs for the proposed Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine. 

Healthcare and property taxes are also a priority for the Amarillo delegation, and a becoming a tourism public improvement district. That would allow hotels to add a fee to their room rate, which would provide funding specifically for promoting our city. 

“We’re partnering on this concept with four other cities who are all trying to accomplish this at the same time so hopefully this will be another tool for Amarillo,” said Vice President of the Amarillo Convention and Visitor Council, Dan Quandt. 

Tomorrow the meetings with lawmakers start early and proclamations will be read on the House floor and in the Senate chamber, marking the occasion. 

We will be right there with them, bringing you coverage all day tomorrow.

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