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Entry deadline for Jr. Rodeo and Kid Pony Show coming up

Entry deadlines for the Top O’ Texas Jr. Rodeo and Kid Pony Show are fast approaching. All entries must be received by 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 27. Late entries accepted until August 3, by 5 p.m. …

TEXAS Welcomes Panhandle Towns Week

CANYON, TEXAS— TEXAS Outdoor Musical is welcoming all panhandle towns to the show from July 27–Aug. 8! If you are from Hereford, Dumas, Pampa or any town in the surrounding panhandle …

Carson County Producers Have Until Aug. 2 to Submit FSA County Committee Nominations

Panhandle, TX, July 20, 2021 – Farmers and ranchers have until Aug. 2, 2021, to nominate candidates to serve on the Carson County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Committee. The U.S. Department of …

CASA of the High Plains holding school supply drive through July 26

CASA of the High Plains, located at 315 N. Ballard St. in Pampa, is holding Back-to-School supply drive through July 26. “This is our first year to participate in it and it’s through …

Pampa EDC to meet Thursday

The Pampa Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors will meet Thursday, July 22 at 5 p.m. at Pampa ISD Administration Building, 1233 N. Hobart, Board Room. After calling the meeting to …

AAA Texas: Gas Prices Keep Climbing as Demand Remains Very Strong

The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.84 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is three cents more than on this day last week and is …
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Night of Champions event to be held July 31

As the dog days of summer continue on, the Pampa community will have an opportunity to get in football mode on July 31 when First Baptist Church hosts Night of Champions. The event is free to the …

Pampa Athletics students give back to the community

During the summer, many athletes involved in Pampa High School athletics will take time to hone in on their craft whether it’s on the court, the field or in the weight room. But this week, …
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Athlete of the Week — July 17

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Sports on TV — July 22-23

Thursday Baseball Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers.........FSSW 12:10 p.m. Basketball Milwaukee Bucks at Phoenix Suns (If. Nec.)..ABC 8 p.m. Golf PGA Champions: Senior …

Fishing Report
Lake Meredith: SLOW. Water stained; 75 degrees; 49.09 feet low. Black bass remain fair working new drops with crankbait, and bottom bumping worms. Walleye are great as the season dwindles fishing …
Obituaries
Emma Leta Morris
Emma Leta Morris, 88, of Pampa, Texas passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Services will be held 10:00 AM, Friday, July 23, 2021 at the Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel with Rev. …
Terry Wayne Rapstine
Terry Wayne Rapstine, 57, of Pampa, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2020 in Pampa. Memorial mass will be said at 11:00 AM Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in White Deer with …
Dorothy Walker
Dorothy Walker, 90, formerly of White Deer, passed away on July 18, 2021 in Lexington, OK. Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.
Camille Jeanne Faires Thomas
Camille Jeanne Faires Thomas was born in the Valley, the Rio Grande Valley, that is, on April 5, 1935 in Edinburg, Texas. She passed away on July 14, 2021 in Seguin, Texas at the age of 86.  …
Ray Covalt
Ray Covalt, 91, of Amarillo, formerly of Pampa, passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 in Amarillo. Private graveside services were held at 2:00 PM Friday, July 16, 2021 at Fairview Cemetery in …
Darrel Mathis
Darrel Mathis, 48, of Pottsboro and formerly of Colorado, passed away, July 7, 2021 in McKinney.  Celebration of life memorial services will be 2:00 PM, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at …

USDA Announces Dates for Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands Signups

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, July 12, 2021 –– Agricultural producers and landowners in Texas can apply for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands signup from today until August 20. …

Congressman Mike Conaway inducted into Farm Credit Bank of Texas Academy of Honor

AUSTIN, Texas — Former U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway was inducted into the Farm Credit Bank of Texas (FCBT) Academy of Honor at the 2021 FCBT Annual Stockholders Meeting on June 16. The award …

Six Tips to Beat the Heat Before Hitting the Trails at a Texas State Park

AUSTIN— Last year, as temperatures soared into the triple digits in Texas, staff at 39 Texas State Parks handled 132 heat-related illnesses in humans and pets. Now that the summer has …

USDA Reminds Producers to File Crop Acreage Reports

(Pampa, Texas), June 28, 2021 – Agricultural producers who have not yet completed their crop acreage reports after spring planting should make an appointment with the Gray-Roberts County Farm …
Police and Fire
Monday, July 19 • Tasha Marie Beghtel, 31, Amarillo, was arrested by Gray County Sheriff’s Office for violation of probation fraud use/possession of identifying information number of …
Michael Andrew Loughmiller was sentenced to 15 years in the institutional division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice for separate charges of indecency with a child- sexual contact, sexual …
Friday, July 16 • Alisha Gail McKenney, 53, Pampa, was arrested by Pampa Police Department for public intoxication, failure to appear. Saturday, July 17 • Yolanda Lucero, 55, …
Opinion
If only life could be as simple as that Blue Bell ice cream delivery guy’s view of his job. It seems to take simplicity to another level. “I eat all I can and sell the rest.” …
If you are thinking about someplace fun to head to this summer with the family that caters to tourists, might I suggest San Antonio? San Antonio is a wealth of not just history, but fabulous historic …
“The Demon Seed,” “The Dragon Seed,” “The Seed of Chucky” -- based on those movie titles you might think seeds were a menace to us all. Quite the opposite. Seeds …
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