Amarillo TX

Federal Helium Reserve
5:52 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Amarillo facility avoids the “helium cliff”

Postcard view from the mid-20th century of the Amarillo Helium Plant operated by the US Dept. Of Interior as part of the Federal Helium Reserve.
Credit High Country News

Amarillo’s Federal Helium Reserve got a reprieve Thursday as the Senate unanimously approved a bill extending the reserve, a day after the House approved the measure, also unanimously. Without the legislation, the facility would have been forced to shut down on October 7th under older legislation.  The reserve provides 42% of the country’s helium and 35% of the world’s.

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8:01 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Harrington String Quartet Fundraiser Nearing Goal

Rossitza Jekova-Goza, Keith Redpath, Emmanuel Lopez and Vesselin Todorov perform at the end of the Harrington String Quartet's 2012-13 concert season.
Credit Sean Steffen/Amarillo Globe-News

A fundraising campaign to sustain the Harrington String Quartet after a major loss of funding has raised a majority of its goal.

Stringendo, a West Texas A&M University project established in April to support the Canyon, Tex. classical music quartet, has raised $25,000 of a $35,000 goal in under four months, the Amarillo Globe-News reports.

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8:00 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Resilient: Amarillo Botanical Gardens and High Plains People

A visitor to the Amarillo Botanical Gardens

The Amarillo Botanical Gardens is a shining example of the pioneering spirit of the High Plains.  The hail of May 28 destroyed what late frosts did not reported the Amarillo Globe-News

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Texas Panhandle
8:01 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Downtown Amarillo: New Development Project Takes Form This Fall

Downtown Amarillo Skyline

Three jewels, totaling $113 million, will be added to the crown of downtown Amarillo. They are: a $69.3 million convention center hotel, $30.3 million multi-purpose event venue, and $13.4 million parking garage.  The Amarillo Globe-News reported they will be constructed in the vicinity of City Hall and the Amarillo Civic Center.

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8:01 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Why is Amarillo in So Many Songs? …and Other Google Autocomplete Assertions

You may or may not agree with it, but Google has some interesting things to say about where you live.  You just have to know how to ask.

By manipulating the “autocomplete” function implemented by Google, bloggers and journalists alike recently discovered they can trick the search engine into surreptitiously suggesting what may appear to be biased or over-generalized judgments regarding various geographic locales.

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More live music on the High Plains
8:01 am
Sat June 29, 2013

Upcoming Living Room Concerts Schedule

Saturday, March 22 Beppe Gambetta @ The Fibonacci-Amarillo

Saturday, April 5 Mike Fuller-Garden City

Friday, April 11 Hard Road Trio-Amarillo

Friday, May 9 Songwriters in the Round @ The Fibonacci-Amarillo

Saturday, May 17 Songwriting Workshop with Dana Cooper- Amarillo 

Saturday, June 7  Randy Palmer CD Release Party @ The Fibonacci- Amarillo

Saturday, June 21 Butch Hancock @ The Fibonacci- Amarillo

Tuesday, June 24 Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay- Garden City

Friday, July 18  hONEyhoUSe CD Release Party @ The Fibonacci-Amarillo

10:51 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Growing Your Own Food at School

Lead in text: 
Elementary students in the Texas panhandle are part of a new project teaching how to grow food with your own hands, and the nutritional value it puts into your mouth.
A joint venture between AgriLife Extension Service, Friends of Carver and Carver Elementary Academy is working to combat childhood obesity and raise food awareness.
High Plains History Episode
8:01 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Kansas Born Architect Impacts Amarillo Skyline

The White and Kirk building located at the corner of Sixth and Polk in downtown Amarillo, Texas.

A list of the movers and shakers who helped develop the city of Amarillo would have to include Guy Anton Carlander.  An architect who developed his own style by utilizing elements of design and decoration from the 1920s and 30s, his name is on the dedication plaques of many courthouses, hospitals and medical buildings, and office buildings throughout the Texas Panhandle.

8:01 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Volunteers at High Plains Food Bank Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Cara and Justin Young, Skip Mancini, stand with one of the weed control workers in the garden.
Credit Vincent Mancini

We'll continue our visit at the High Plains Food Bank in Amarillo by doing a walk-through of the garden with Cara Young. 

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