Latest Amarillo metropolitan area Stories

2008-07-01 12:00:49

By David Pittman, Amarillo Globe-News, Texas Jun. 29--It's likely most of Lyahn Hwang's friends at Amarillo High School are flipping burgers or lounging by the pool this summer. Hwang, 16, has taken a different tack. She will spend the summer before her senior year studying how to treat a difficult form of staph infection as part of a research internship. Hwang and five others are a part of this year's crop for the Summer Student Research Internship Program at the Texas Tech...

2008-06-20 12:00:32

By Karen Smith Welch, Amarillo Globe-News, Texas Jun. 19--The property's no longer sizzlin', but its owners hope it will be a business hot spot. A new retail strip center will replace the Western Sizzlin' Steak & More Restaurant, now being razed at West Interstate 40 and Wolflin Avenue. "We're really very open-minded on who (tenants) we have in there," said Cody Graham of Dick Graham Construction, owner and developer of the property. "That's all I can comment on right now."...

2008-06-20 12:00:28

By Chris Ramirez, Amarillo Globe-News, Texas Jun. 18--Rising ticket prices and new fees for checked luggage apparently haven't stopped travelers from boarding flights in Amarillo, if just-released airport data is any indicator. In all, 184,211 passengers flew out of Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport from Jan. 1 to May 30, compared with 178,420 during the same period last year, according to a monthly report published by the city. The Amarillo Convention & Visitor...

2008-06-13 18:00:33

By David Pittman, Amarillo Globe-News, Texas Jun. 12--A day of job shadowing last year at Pampa Regional Medical Center changed Ashley Murray's life. The girl, now about to start her junior year at Groom High School, witnessed her first delivery of a baby last summer while at the hospital for a summer camp aimed at sparking teen interest in health care careers. Since then, Murray has volunteered in labor and delivery at the Pampa hospital. "I saw a delivery at the camp last...

2008-06-13 18:00:33

By David Pittman, Amarillo Globe-News, Texas Jun. 12--Andrew Welch is the new director of the Thomas E. Creek Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Amarillo. He takes over for Byron Jaqua, who retired late last year. Welch will head the 69-bed acute care hospital at 6010 W. Amarillo Blvd., and its 120-bed nursing home. The center also operates outpatient clinics in Childress, Lubbock, Stratford, Clovis, N.M., and Liberal, Kan. The system treats roughly 25,000 patients...

2006-03-16 00:05:00

By Julie Ingwersen CHICAGO -- Winds swept wildfires in the drought-stricken Texas panhandle toward the Oklahoma border on Wednesday, prompting authorities to evacuate several towns. But officials said the worst fires had been extinguished and that rain this weekend should provide relief. The fires were concentrated east of Amarillo in the Texas panhandle and as of Wednesday had charred about 840,000 acres, decimating crops and pastures. The Texas Animal Health Commission estimates the fires...

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