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Terms of Service

Your continued use of constitutes acceptance of these Terms of Service, which may be modified by us from time to time. The current version of this document will always be available on, and it is your responsibility to review it on a regular basis. By continuing to use this site, you agree to be bound by any future changes published on

While much of this website is open to the public, certain services, including participation in the online interactive community, require registration. Participation in this online community is a privilege and not a right. If you violate these Terms of Service or otherwise disrupt or make a nuisance of yourself, we may cancel your account, prohibit you from opening alternate accounts and deny you access to affected portions of the website.

The contents of are automatically copyrighted by Gray Country Newspapers, LLC, and The Pampa News as of the date of publication and in many cases by original content creators. For so long as your account remains active and in good standing, you are granted a nontransferable license to use, for personal, noncommercial use, content on You are not entitled to redistribute or republish content from, The Pampa News print edition or e-edition or from any content provider herein, without the express, written permission of Gray County Newspapers, LLC and The Pampa News or the author/writer.

Associated Press (AP) news, photos, graphics, video, audio and other multimedia material accessed through this service shall not be directly or indirectly reproduced, published, broadcast, sold, transferred, licensed, distributed in any manner or medium, used to prepare derivative works, or displayed publicly in any manner or medium now known or later developed. AP news material may not be stored in whole or in part in a computer except for personal and non-commercial use. AP will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in the AP Service or in any AP Material including without limitation any third party content and any of the advertisements in the AP Service or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or for any damages whatsoever.

You expressly agree that Gray County Newspapers, LLC shall bear no liability for delays, inaccuracies, errors and omissions or defamation for any content provided by any third party, including news services and members, or for material on third-party sites to which may be linked.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

You may not (or assist any other party to) copy, display, distribute or create derivative works from any Pampa News webpages or The Pampa News property in violation of these Terms of Service. All such activities are express prohibited and The Pampa News reserves the right to block any user who engages in such conduct. Any attempt to circumvent any technological restrictions or security measures on The Pampa News websites shall be a violation of these Terms of Service. Any access of the The Pampa News websites or servers or the servers of any third-party lawfully hosting The Pampa News content for these or any other prohibited activities shall be a trespass. Such trespass shall be a violation of civil and/or criminal laws prohibiting trespassing and shall authorize Gray Country Newspapers or The Pampa News to take any actions authorized by law.

Becoming a member

To access some services and to contribute to the community conversation on, you must first create an account and become a member.

You must provide and maintain accurate personal information in your account record. You may not impersonate anyone in either the private or public portions of your user profile. You may post information using only your own account, and you are responsible for anything posted under your identity, including defamatory material, illegal activity, and infringement of other people’s intellectual property rights. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and the secrecy of your password. You may not share your password with any third party.

Our use of your personally-identifying information is covered by the Privacy Policy. While allows you to post content under a pseudonym or “screen name,” you are in no way anonymous.

While some parts of are open to all, membership is available only to persons aged 13 years and over. Under no circumstances may persons under the age of 13 register for an account, and explicitly does not solicit or accept personally identifying information from persons under the age of 13.

Posting content

When you contribute content to, you may post only content that you created, that you own, or for which you otherwise possess express permission or licensing rights. By uploading or otherwise posting any content, you represent and warrant: (i) you own or otherwise have all necessary rights, including but not limited to copyrights, to the content you provide and the rights to use it in this medium as provided in this Terms of Service; (ii) all information you provide is true, accurate, current and complete, and does not violate these Terms of Service; and, (iii) the content will not defame, cause injury to, or harass, any person or entity.

You retain your ownership rights to material you post; however, by posting or uploading content such as text, images, audio and video works, you grant, Gray County Newspapers, LLC, and The Pampa News or its related companies and licensees a world-wide, royalty-free, perpetual license to reproduce your content on and in any other media now known or later developed, and to use your publicly disclosed identity and related information for online and offline purposes, including commercial uses. may remove content at any time for any reason or no reason and is in no way responsible for storage or continued availability of content. is not required, abut does review content that is posted, In cases where you post content as private or semi-private, including private messaging, will not be responsible for ensuring the security of that private content and may divulge that content to government or private investigators at its sole discretion.


Content on includes logotypes, trademarks and service marks (collectively “Marks”) owned by, its parent company or affiliated, and Marks owned by other information providers and third parties. No Marks may be used in any manner unless approved in advance, in writing by Gray County Newspapers or The Pampa News.

Termination of Account

Your account on may be terminated at any time, with or without notice.

Under no circumstances shall, or our affiliates, agents or licensors be liable to you or anyone else for any damages arising out of use of or any service available through this website, including, without limitation, liability for consequential, special, incidental, indirect, or similar damages, even if we are advised beforehand of the possibility of such damages. (because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain categories of damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. In such states, our liability and the liability of our affiliates, agents and licensors is limited to the fullest extent permitted by such state law.) you agree that our liability and the liability of our affiliates, agents and licensors, if any, arising out of any kind of legal claim in any way connected to the service shall not exceed the amount you paid for the use of the service.