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Past articles by Jay:

American Airlines to begin non-stop Amarillo-to-Phoenix service next spring

AMARILLO - Officials from Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport and the City of Amarillo announced today that American Airlines will begin direct non-stop jet service between Amarillo and Phoenix, Arizona in the spring of 2018. → Read More

Bye bye, blues

The patience of every ice cream lover in Amarillo was rewarded before sunrise on Monday. Blue Bell had made its return. At the Wal-Mart at 4215 Canyon Drive, food co-manager Sammy Ruiz said it didn't matter that the Blue Bell trucks came around 4 a.m. → Read More

Emotions mixed on vet school proposal

Texas Tech University officials cited high student demand and an industry need for more large-animal doctors when they visited Amarillo last week to discuss plans to build a school of veterinary medicine here. → Read More

Texas Tech leaders present plan for veterinary school in Amarillo

Officials from Texas Tech University confirmed Tuesday morning information that had been in news reports since late Friday – plans to develop a school of veterinary medicine in Amarillo.At a presentation in front of the school’s Health Sciences Center here, Tech Chancellor Robert Duncan said he and other school officials are excited about, and welcome, the opportunity. → Read More

Tech leaders to reveal vet school details

The Texas Panhandle - and for that matter, the entire state - will find out more this morning about Texas Tech University's veterinary school plans. Several university officials are scheduled to hold an 11:30 a.m. → Read More

DAI leader touts AA prospects for MPEV

The executive director of Downtown Amarillo Inc. said bringing a Major League-affiliated baseball team back to the city "does look promising," but said Thursday she was not in a position to reveal which team. → Read More

Retailers hope for holiday rebound

Icy conditions and online sales might have cut into Amarillo stores' Black Friday performance, but local retailers said spirits remain high heading into the Christmas shopping season. → Read More

Farmers check out new 'toys'

This time of the year, millions of shoppers get their kicks from checking out the merchandise retailers have to sell. For farmers such as Leland Moore, all the excitement is at one place this week. → Read More

Rivals support Rebels in playoff bid

On the west side of Dick Bivins Stadium Monday afternoon, there were patches of black and red as far as the eye could see. But if you looked closely among the Tascosa Rebel crowd, you could find other supporters dressed in other colors. → Read More

Weather grounds three flights as Amarillo airport crews prep for more ice

City of Amarillo Aviation Operations Manager Tyler Hurst said At 10:30 a.m. Friday things were holding steady at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport after icy weather kept two scheduled flights from taking off earlier. → Read More

'Every day, a new blessing'

VIDEO | Most people didn't have too much trouble finding something - or someone - to be thankful for this holiday. For a family in the northeastern corner of the Texas Panhandle, he's toddling and crawling all over the floors of a house in Perryton. → Read More

Thanksgiving or Thanks-getting?

The thickness of today’s Amarillo Globe-News delivers the message to anyone strong enough to lift it onto the dining room table: There are a lot of people who don’t want you to spend your entire Thanksgiving weekend watching football and eating leftovers. → Read More