Panhandle Groundwater District takes the skies for precipitation enhancement
Update on Xcel’s expanding infrastructure
Our community has experienced several burglaries and thefts recently. Most of the time, these come in phases. There are several factors which usually lead to this; downturn in the economy, out of town criminals coming into ours, target of opportunities, etc……none of which take away from the fact someone is making bad decisions which affect good people in our community. I can assure the public we at the PPD do NOT like it and will work with great effort to locate these miscreants and have them experience the Texas Justice System.
Teacher Appreciation Day at the Amarillo Zoo
A&T Yard Service celebrates 20 years serving the people of Pampa
Gray County 4-H shooters earn NRA qualifications
The Pampa Independent School District board of trustees met on Monday evening for their monthly meeting.
The City of Pampa commissioners met for their second meeting for the month of April on Monday evening.
Bama Coward, a principal at Lawndale Elementary in Amarillo, started the Tots n’ Training program 25 years ago after working with homebound young mothers with no books in the home for the children.
One person was transported by ambulance to meet Life star in White Deer following a small explosion Tuesday morning at Flogistix, just off of Price Road in Pampa. The name of the victim or type of injuries are not being released at this time. Flogistix is located at
Top, Rex and Stacey Stephenson, whose daughter, Reagan, received a heart transplant at nine months old, were guest speakers at Saturday’s Heart Ball. Above, Jay Holmes, who also received a heart transplant, was also a guest speaker at the event. The Annual Heart Ball hosted by Pampa Regional Medical Center, Enbridge and the Brainard Ranch was held at the AmericInn Event Center on Saturday evening. The event featured a live and silent auction, a band, two heart transplant recipients as guest speakers, a dinner and Angie Winn of News Channel 10 in Amarillo. The event raised money for the American Heart Association.
Gray County rocked at the District Big Fun in D1 4-H Spring Roundup Fashion Show! Emily Robertson placed first in Intermediate Construction Casual and Natural Cotton Fibers. Jacee Sellers placed first in Intermediate Construction ReFashion. Kaitlyn Hart Placed third in Senior Buying Formal, Savanna Sellers placed first in Junior Buying Dressy. Victoria Swift placed first in Intermediate Buying Fashions under $25 and Tony Soria placed fourth in Junior Buying Casual and tied for fourth in Cotton Natural Fibers. Gray County 4-H was also represented by three teams at the District Big Fun in D1 4-H Spring Roundup. Senior Team, Jacey Baten and Rose Noyes placed second earning a trip to State Roundup. Intermediate Team, Kellie Mae Davis, Jacee Sellers and Lexi Rosser placed first. Junior Team, Savannah Sellers and Tony Soria placed second.
Masonic Lodge selects Della Moyer for Community Builders Award
Local LGBTQ A support group meetings being brought to Pampa
Statewide gas price average stays same as last week
School board to consider proposal for drug testing for PISD students in extra-curricular activities
McLean boys golf headed to STATE!
City commission to hear update on Community Pride Program
Create-A-Beat! in need of funding to continue the beat next year
Annual Gray County 4-H Geranium Sale coming next week
Xcel Energy ready for spring storms
Above, Amy Hammer and Pat Stewart, a volunteer for Special Olympics. The 10th Annual Cindy Cooper Special Olympics Golf Scramble will be held tomorrow, Saturday, April 23 at Hidden Hills golf course. The event was moved due to projected rain today. The event is named for Cindy Cooper who was head of delegation for the Pampa Special Olympics for many years and loved by everyone. Cindy passed away 11 years ago from cancer and this fundraiser held in her honor gives back to the special athletes competing in golf, bowling, basketball and track. The scramble begins at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $200 per team or $50 per person. This price includes a cart, green fees and lunch. Prizes will be awarded in each flight. A drawing for lots of prizes will be held at the end of the scramble. For more information and to sign up call Hidden Hills golf course 669-5866. If you want to donate to Special Olympics, but are unable to make the tournament contact Shannon Loter at Pampa Junior High, 669-4900.
Happy State Bank to host shred week
The Pampa Chapter of Quail Forever is in their second year of being an organization and will be holding their second annual banquet starting at 5:30 p.m. next Saturday on April 30.
Pampa High School 1st Place District Team
Corn and Sorghum producers will have the opportunity to participate in a discussion on Sugar Cane Aphid, as well as herbicide options that are available to their operations.
Being aware of what strange candies your child may be eating is important for more than just Halloween.
Two youth students among the five.
2016 AAA green car guide now available
• Jose Alonso Macias, Jr., 19, Pampa, was arrested Monday by Pampa Police Department for possession of marijuana less than two ounces.
Mayor Brad Pingel signed a Proclamation recognizing the Railroad Commission of Texas on its 125th Anniversary.
COPPELL — As people clean up from this week’s violent hail storms across the Lone Star State, AAA Texas reminds owners of damaged homes, cars and trucks to be cautious of scams.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) was called to a one vehicle crash Friday in Armstrong County, resulting in the death of one person. The crashed vehicle was called in at approximately 9:25 a.m. by a passing motorist who observed the vehicle from a rest stop.
Left, the King was Chase Cree and Gracie Little was the Queen. Right, Salma Clark was the winner of The Pampa News’ prom contest with more than 250 likes on our Facebook page. We are running a special prom section with all the submitted photos in Wednesday’s B section. The prom theme for this year was Enchanted Forest.
The Gray County Commissioners Court met in their second meeting for the month of April.
PAMPA — Brody Larkin, a 9th grader at Pampa High School of Pampa is a Delegate of the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, MA on June 29th - July 1st, 2016.
(Ontario, CA, April 6, 2016) – Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare Services, has been named to Modern Healthcare’s prestigious list of the “50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders” for 2016. This is the eighth time that Dr. Reddy has been recognized as among the top physician leaders in the nation.
Above, Amy Hammer and Pat Stewart, a volunteer for Special Olympics. The 10th Annual Cindy Cooper Special Olympics Golf Scramble will be held next Saturday, April 23 at Hidden Hills golf course. The event was moved due to projected rain today. The event is named for Cindy Cooper who was head of delegation for the Pampa Special Olympics for many years and loved by everyone. Cindy passed away 11 years ago from cancer and this fundraiser held in her honor gives back to the special athletes competing in golf, bowling, basketball and track. The scramble begins at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $200 per team or $50 per person. This price includes a cart, green fees and lunch. Prizes will be awarded in each flight. A drawing for lots of prizes will be held at the end of the scramble. For more information and to sign up call Hidden Hills golf course 669-5866. If you want to donate to Special Olympics, but are unable to make the tournament contact Shannon Loter at Pampa Junior High, 669-4900.
From left, Kevin Davis, Theo Harmon, Michael Hunt, Justin Whaley, Bob Cook, Laycee Johnson, Matt Smith, Jacob Wichert, Dustin Forsyth, Jana Gregory, Jesse James, Garrett Travis, Al Ferguson and Dru Chidester. The contribution comes from the XCel Energy employee’s contributions.
Jocelyn Falcon joined Farmers Insurance: Brenda Guess Agency just a couple months ago, but has been in the insurance business for eight months.
The tournament is a fundraiser for Pampa Special Olympics.
The main show of severe weather will be tonight and the main heavy rainfall show will be Saturday and into Sunday. Stay tuned to The Pampa News Facebook page for updates.
FRITCH — Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument will celebrate National Junior Ranger Day this Saturday, April 16, at the Alibates Visitor Center located off Cas Johnson Road. This event is part of National Park Week, which also kicks off on April16, 2016.
Second annual event caps off annual radio-thon and celebrates success.
The attached release announces that Xcel Energy has been named the nation’s top utility wind provider for the 12th consecutive year, as ranked by the American Wind Energy Association. In additional to the information in the release, I wanted to pass along that Xcel Energy’s Texas-New Mexico region is setting new records when it comes to the amount of wind energy used to meet overall electricity demand. The new hourly record for our region was set on Nov. 11, 2015 when customers were receiving 60.29 percent of their power from wind at 1 a.m. On Nov. 15, Xcel Energy met 50.83 percent of our daily load with wind energy. Our new monthly wind record in Texas-New Mexico is 28 percent of load served by wind energy, set just last month. Wind energy makes up more than 15 percent of our regional mix over a year’s time.
WASHINGTON - The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) presented U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) with its highest annual award Tuesday during a ceremony on Capitol Hill. The Col. Arthur T. Marix Congressional Leadership Award was given to Thornberry, who serves as the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, for his strong leadership and support of the uniformed services community.
While many workers are injured, killed in work zones, motorists are killed most in Texas work zone crashes.