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VFW to host golf scramble on Aug. 27

The NGET/VFW Post 1657 will be hosting a four-person golf scramble on Saturday, Aug. 27 at Hidden Hills Golf Course. Costs are $400/team and includes green fees, carts, mulligans, t-shirts and a …

AAA Texas: Statewide Pump Price Average Continues to Fall; Price Volatility Still Expected

The statewide gas price average in Texas is $3.78 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is 17 cents less than on this day last week and is …

The closing of a chapter, the opening of another

When I first came to The Pampa News as a sports reporter in 2013, I had every intention of using the newspaper as a stepping stone to eventually climb the endless rungs of the sports reporting …

Local resident looks to spark clean-up initiative with event Saturday

Pampa resident Donna Brown grew up in Pampa and remembers what, in her mind, Pampa used to be. After returning home recently, she has hated to see what some areas of town have …

Code enforcement the hot-button issue at City Commission

The City of Pampa Commissioners had a lengthy discussion concerning code enforcement during Monday’s regularly-scheduled meeting. Resident Donna Brown set the tone for the meeting during …

Fugitives from Lubbock, Dallas Added to Texas Most Wanted Lists

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added two fugitives to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Lists. Tanner Cole Lermon, of Lubbock, is on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List. …

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Seventh Annual Gray County Buyer’s Club Pig Out set for Aug. 6

The Gray County Buyer’s Club will be holding their Seventh Annual Pig Out from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6. “We’ve got a dinner (pork tenderloin, BYOB),” Ryan …

From the Press Box: A mess only the Cleveland Browns could make

As we neared the end of the 2021 season, I took the side of the Cleveland Browns as they handled quarterback and 2018 No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield. Mayfield had showed a decline in his play …
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Sports on TV — July 26-27

Tuesday Baseball Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners.......BSSW 9:10 p.m. NY Yankees at NY Mets......................TBS 6:10 p.m. Soccer UEFAW Euro 2022 Soccer...............ESPN2 1:30 …

Fishing Report
Lake Meredith: GOOD. Water stained; 82 degrees; 54.40 feet low. The walleye bite has slowed, so try chasing crappie, bass or catfish. Bass are good on minnows and artificial baits. Cats are good on …
Obituaries
Frankie D Derr
Frankie D Derr (Granny) passed from this life on August 10, 2022, at the age of 88 in Bartlesville, OK. She was born on June 20, 1934, to Leslie Leon and Frances Irene (Barton) Quarles in Gray County …
Chris Dittberner
Chris Dittberner, 71 of Pampa, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 in Pampa. Graveside services will be at 2:00 PM Thursday, August 11, 2022 at Fairview Cemetery with Rev. Byron Williamson, …
Ida Ruth Price
Ida Ruth Price, 92, of Pampa, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2022 at the ranch. Services are pending with Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors and Crematory. Ida Ruth was born December 29, …
Barbara Crouch Talley
Barbara Crouch Talley, 89, of Pampa, passed away on July 22, 2022 in Pampa. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of …
Jim Aaron Sealy
Jim Aaron Sealy, 62, of Pampa passed away on July 27, 2022 in Pampa. Services will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel with Pastor Jamisen Hancock, pastor …
Marylyn “Mimi” Kidwell
Marylyn “Mimi” Kidwell, 77, of Pampa, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2022 in Pampa. Services will be at 10:00 AM Thursday, July 28, 2022 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Byron …

Gray County Extension Agent July update

Hopefully by the time this goes to press everyone reading this has had some decent rainfall. Before we get into crop conditions, I’d like to make everyone aware of a few Extension programs …

Panhandle to host Playa Field Day July 26

Panhandle and Carson County are home to some massive grassland playas, one adjacent to the City of Panhandle, and preserving and taking advantage of these natural features will be the topic of a …

Gray County Extension Agent Joan Gray-Soria accredited for Mental Health First Aid

A mental health patient can experience a crisis at any time and they often happen quickly. Gray County Extension Agent Joan Gray-Soria recently took part in a program for youth mental health first …

Service Approves Lesser Prairie-Chicken Habitat Conservation Plan for Oil and Gas Development in the Great Plains

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved LPC Conservation LLC’s habitat conservation plan (HCP) and associated incidental take permit. The HCP is designed to allow for the responsible …
Police and Fire
AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized more than 71 pounds of suspected methamphetamine Monday, July 18, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Carson …
Friday, July 22 • Cody Dillon Morris, 30, Pampa, was arrested by Gray County Sheriff’s Office on a blue warrant. Saturday, July 23 • Francisco Salcedo, 19, Pampa, was …
Thursday, July 21 • Joshua Lee Rivas, 31, Pampa, was arrested by Pampa Police Department for burglary of habitation. Friday, July 22 • Gregory Espinosa, 21, Kent, Wash. was …
Opinion
It was a unique situation, but there my wife and I were, laying next to each other on the hard floor trying to get some sleep. No plan B, no other options. As I lay there I thought of how unique …
One hot summer night in August of 1954, I was with two of my buddies, Ben Sturgeon and Bill Culpepper. We were sitting at our local teen hangout, a drive-in called Caldwell’s. Every parking …
They say that age is just a number, so I suppose churning out my thousandth column with this writing might be comparable to a yawn, wry smile or the lame joke about the needle’s question to the …
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