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City Commissioner’s Meeting

On Monday, June 10, Mayor DeFever and the city commissioners held their bi-monthly meeting, starting off with an introduction by Vexus Fiber Director of Operations, Brian Borthwick. “I …

Melody Henderson

Golden Plains Hospital Chief Operations Officer, Melody Henderson Retires

Melody Henderson, RN, PhD retired as Chief Operations Officer/Chief Nursing Officer (COO/NO) of Golden plains Community Hospital on June 5, 2024. James Fesser, RN will be serving as the Chief Nursing …

Governor Abbott Announces Governor’s Small Business Summit In Pampa

Governor Abbott Announces Governor’s Small Business Summit In Pampa Governor Greg Abbott announced the next 2024 Governor’s Small Business Summit will be held in Pampa on Thursday, …

County Commissioners Meeting

On Friday, May 31, Judge Porter and the county commissioners held their last meeting of the month, quickly going over the first items on the agenda that included paying the bills as presented by the …

Trucker Certified, LLC: A Blessing to the Panhandle

Affordable, flexible and close to home-it’s never been easier to acquire a Commercial Driver’s License than right now and right here in the Texas Panhandle, all thanks to Oaty Scott and …

Pampa Meals on Wheels Fundraisers

Pampa Meals on Wheels is holding two fundraisers to raise money to help with the operation of the beloved non-profit organization that delivers free meals to citizens of Pampa who are homebound, …

Local Masonic Lodge Award Prestigious Lamar Medal To Four Pampa High Students

As a part of their annual College Scholarship Presentations on May 23rd, Pampa Lodge No. 966 also honored the scholarship recipients with the award of the prestigious Mirabeau B. Lamar Award for …

Pampa Masonic Lodge No. 966 Hosts Annual Scholarship Night

Every year in the month of May, Masonic Lodges across the State of Texas recognize outstanding graduating High School Seniors by granting hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of college …

Pampa Lodge Donates to Local VFD’s

After their College Scholarships presentation Ceremony Thursday night, May 23rd, Pampa Lodge No. 966 took time to recognize the efforts of three area Volunteer Fire Departments.   Joining …

Illegal Gambling Investigation

On Friday, May 24, 2024, the Pampa Police Department executed search warrants at two separate establishments within the City of Pampa for suspected illegal gambling.   The locations under …

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SPORTS

Lady Harvesters – Regional Quarterfinal Champions

The Pampa Lady Harvesters swept the West Plains Lady Wolves last week to claim the Regional Quarterfinal Championship for the second consecutive year. Pampa won game one at West Plains by a score of …

Lady Harvesters Crush Canyon Friday

The Pampa Lady Harvesters remained in first place with a decisive win over Canyon Friday afternoon at Lady Harvester Field by a score of 15-6.   Pampa improves its record to 5-1. After …

Lady Harvesters Fall to Dumas Demonettes Tuesday

Despite a valiant comeback attempt, the Pampa Lady Harvesters fell to the Dumas Demonettes Tuesday by a score of 13-12. With the loss, and West Plains victory over Borger, there is now a three-way …

Anguiano Deals No-Hitter!

Junior Isaiah Anguiano threw his first career no-hitter on Tuesday in a 2-1 Pampa loss against Dumas. He struck out six batters in the game. His district ERA is 1.909 with 10 strikeouts. His season …

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OBITUARIES
Margaret Burns Matson
Margaret Burns Matson, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, died on June 10, 2024, at the age of 80. Margaret is survived by her husband of 57 years, Randy Matson; her children, …
Reba “Louise” Franks
Reba “Louise” Franks, 82 years old, of Amarillo, Texas, left her earthly tent to be renewed in Heaven on Monday evening, May 20, 2024, at home with her daughter keeping vigil.   …
Updated Obituary for Thelma Bray
Thelma Bray, 100, of Pampa, passed away peacefully at her home on May 26, 2024. Celebration of life memorial service will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 15, 2024, at the Carmichael-Whatley Colonial …
Updated Obituary for Betty Wilson
Betty Wilson, 87, of Pampa passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 in Lubbock. Services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, June 11, 2024 in Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel with Pastor Worley Kennedy …
Christine Marie Shepherd
Christine Marie Shepherd, 65, of Pampa, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 in Pampa. Services will be at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at the Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel with Rev. …
Betty Wilson
Betty Wilson, 87, of Pampa passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 in Lubbock. Services are pending with Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors. Betty Amanda Wilson, beloved matriarch of her …
AGRICULTURE

Blackberries, Blueberries, Other Fruits Contribute To Texas Agriculture

  While Texas is famous for its Ruby Red grapefruit and is the nation’s top producer of watermelons, some well-known but lesser-grown fruits like blackberries, blueberries and raspberries …

Panhandle Plains Fishing Report

Alan Henry -GOOD. Water clear; 78 degrees; 2.44 feet below pool. Crappie are good in 20-28 feet of water over brush with minnows. Report by The Bait Shop, Post, Texas. Arrowhead -GOOD. Water …

Rep. Jackson Introduces Resolution to Prohibit Dangerous Paraguayan Beef Imports

FEB.21,2024 — Yesterday, Congressman Jackson introduced a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to oppose the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s …

2024 Gray County Jr. Livestock Show and Sale Set for Jan. 11, 13

The 2024 Gray County Jr. Livestock show and sale are set for this upcoming week on January 11th and 13th located at 301 Bull Barn Dr. (behind the Rodeo arena). Both events are free for the public to …
Cody Johnson

The 45th Annual National Golden Spur Award Honors Brings Cody Johnson to Lubbock

The 45th Annual National Golden Spur Award Honors, celebrating the spirit of the American rancher and the enduring tradition of ranching, is set to take place on November 3, 2023, at the Buddy Holly …
Police and Fire
Gray County Sheriff’s Office May 31, 2024 • Pablo Marcus Caballero, 35, of Pampa, was arrested by GCSO for possession of a controlled substance greater than 1 gram less than 4 …
• Yimi Arroyo pled guilty to the charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first degree felony that occurred on September 1, 2020, and was sentenced to 20 years in the institutional …
Gray County Sheriff’s Office March 8, 2024 • Susan Renee Wright, 44, of Pampa, was arrested by PPD for criminal trespass. March 9, 2024 • Tanner Scott Mathias, 46, …
Mug Shots
On June 11, 2024, Sakunit Yasathon, 27, of Plano, was arrested by PPD for racing on a highway and evading arrest/detention with a vehicle.
On June 11, 2024, Lajenna Lynn Downs, 44, of Pampa, was arrested by GCSO for a bench warrant for possession of a controlled substance greater than 4 grams less than 200 grams.
On June 11, 2024, Brandon Obanion, 33, of Amarillo, was arrested by GCSO for continuous violence against a family member, bond surrender for interfering with emergency request for assistance, bond …
On June 11, 2024, Julia Soto, 22, of Pampa, was arrested by PPD for assault causing bodily injury to a family member.
Opinion
For the most part, handshakes, backslaps, hugs and teardrops--some joyously wept from grateful souls who achieved much, and some from others who barely sneaked by to graduate--now are part of …
This is a special story about an event that occurred in my early life as a newborn Christian. I haven’t shared it with many people, but I want to show you what it means to get a star in your …
Randy Matson…I had never met him until I moved back to Pampa so my wife, Jon, and I could help take care of her mother, Nathelee Smith, who was dying of cancer.   The doctors at M.D. …
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