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Monday, June 27, 2011

Smoke from a distant fire ...

A couple photos of the smoke plume that drifted of Amarillo Saturday Night - smoke from a forest fire burning near Santa Fe New Mexico.

All photos (C) Steve Douglass

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-Steve Douglass

Umm - what's that supposed to be? Amarillo Sox mascot causes gasps...then laughs.

Photo by Brad Fralick


Amarillo Sox general manager Mark Lee shook his head late Friday evening and simply said: “Oh what a night.”

Friday night was supposed to be a wonderful night at Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium with the unveiling of one of the two new Sox mascots.

Things turned sour for Lee as the Sox mascot was supposed to look like a sock but looked nothing like Lee had requested. Instead of a soft looking sock-type mascot from nearly head-to-toe, the foot portion of the sock stuck straight out about 2 feet at the waist.

“It was not the way I wanted it,” Lee said. “I’m very disappointed in the lady who did it, and I’ve told her so. She is going to fix it to the changes we want. I want to say on the record, if we offended anybody, I apologize.”


Monday, June 20, 2011

Amarillo's 4th of July celebration will feature lasers and helicopters!


-- Letting go of Amarillo's traditional 4th of July fireworks show might be tough but don't worry, something new and exciting is taking it's place. Amarillo Globe News and Amarillo National Bank announced this morning that this year instead of fireworks, residents get to be a part of a customized symphony performance and laser light show.

"Something new, something different and something safe. This year our sponsorship will help support the Amarillo Symphony and a new world class, state of the art, laser light show", said Vice President of Amarillo National Bank William Ware.

The show will be held in John S. Stiff Memorial Park on July 4th beginning at 5 o'clock. The celebration will be filled with music, vendors and entertainment galore, and the laser show, which will be displayed on a gigantic 40 ft. screen, is said to be one of the best in the world.

"They've done laser shows all over the world for top performers and for world class events. So, we're excited and lucky to have them in Amarillo", said Ware.

So maybe it's not the normal fireworks display we're used to but this fantastical way of celebrating is nothing short of a unique and awe-inspiring way to get together to honor our red, white and blue.

This year you need to be there and that's what's going to make it more fun is to have everybody together in an environment that's truly amazing. This is an example our everybody in our community coming together, focusing on safety, honoring the firefighters and of course really celebrating a wonderful day", said Ware.

Along with lasers, music and food, citizens will have the chance to chat with several VIP pilots flown in by Bell Helicopters. Admission will cost $3.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Texas Local Web Site Blooms into a Flower for the Community

New exciting things are developing in the Summer of 2011 for

Best Publications wants to welcome the public to this new web business directory and informational mecca for that will continue to be filled with. . . Community Links and Events, Guide Pages for Restaurants, Weddings, Florist, Services, Auto Sales, Entertainment, Real Estate, Eye Care, Dental, Medical, Employment, Shopping! Read a variety of Articles | Forums Topics | Daily Deals | Coupons | Directory Hot Links | Interact Page to Join the Community Fun!

Register with site so you can gain the benefits. User can post Social and Public Events.

Take the opportunity for High School and University Students to announce Sports and School Events, Professional Sports Links and Ticket Information | Post a photo or comment on other people’s Photos, Comment of Articles or Forum Topics | Post a Scan of your Child’s Artwork | Free Classified Postings & Add Your Own

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Firework Amnesty Program

The City of Amarillo and Potter & Randall Counties have implemented a firework amnesty program. Call 378-9092.

The City of Amarillo and Potter & Randall County are implementing a Firework Amnesty program. The amnesty program allows citizens of both Potter & Randall Co and City of Amarillo residents to legally and properly dispose of fireworks. Citizens are encouraged to call (806) 378-9092 provide your name, telephone number and address.

An officer will contact the individual and schedule a pick up. The amnesty program also allows for a resident to dispose of small arms ammunition, primers, powder and other propellants. DO NOT transport these items to your local fire station or law enforcement department. Officers will come to your residence and pick up and dispose of the items at no cost to the homeowner.


Friday, June 10, 2011

Route 66 Festival this weekend!

AMARILLO, TEXAS -- Thursday started the International Route 66 festival and this year it's being held in Amarillo. It is already bringing enthusiasts and travelers from across the globe.

Completed in 1926, Route 66 winds 2,448 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles. In runs through most of the western states, including Texas and New Mexico, and Route 66 follows Interstate 40

On Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. the intersection of Georgia and Sixth will be shut down through Mississippi street for the free festival. Participating restaurants will be offering a signature item at 1966 prices. Smokey Joe's will be serving a Frito pie for $1.66.

For more information visit: HERE

Monday, June 6, 2011

24 Hours in The Canyon Photos!

24 Hours in the Canyon is a team or individual event in which participants can ride as far as their inspiration takes them. Riders are encouraged to set a personal and/or team goal of the amount of time they will ride. The charity ride took place in Palo Duro Canyon this last weekend.

For more information click HERE

Photos by Steve Douglass/webbfeatproductions

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