It is not uncommon to see panhandlers at countless intersections in Amarillo holding signs asking for help from passersby. It's a sad sight but it is reflective of a reality that Amarillo unfortunately faces.

Recently some signs have been posted up around the city of Amarillo which leaves a recommendation for drivers who come into contact with those asking for money.

Anthony Hernandez, TSM
Anthony Hernandez, TSM

Depending on who you are and what your personal beliefs are, this sign can be interpreted in a multitude of ways.

By some, it can be seen as one of the first real steps by the City of Amarillo towards doing something about poverty in Amarillo. Given the fact that the sign also reads "You can give a safer way" and adds a website link for concerned citizens, this sign could be interpreted as a pretty positive message.

However, others might read the sign as dismissive or insensitive to those in need. Although generous drivers might not know where the money they have given goes, the chance that it might actually help a person in need outweighs the risk that the money will be misused.

It can be a real dilemma for any of us who see those asking for money to decide whether or not to give.

Whether you decide to give money to panhandlers is your own decision, but messages such as these can put into question the effects and intentions behind our generosity.

What do you think about the message conveyed by this city sign? Is it good? Is it insensitive? Or is it somewhere in between?

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Don't hesitate to sound off if we missed any. We're happy to add more Amarillo collision hotspots to this list of shame.

Google Answers the Top 10 Questions About Amarillo

I love Google. It can literally answer ANYTHING you need it to answer. Whether it's right or wrong is a totally different question.

Recently, I found myself wondering about something and went to Google. And that's when I started noticing the "people also asked..." section and BOY...Some of them made perfect sense, some of them were interesting, and one of them was downright baffling...and it was a top 10 question which is even more absurd.

So let's see what we've got. Here's the top 10 questions as asked to Google about Amarillo.

Say You're From Amarillo Without Saying You're From Amarillo

Amarillo is a pretty quirky place. We've got the Big Texan, the weird signs, and (obviously) the famed Cadillac Ranch. But more than that, there's a distinct culture of close-knit community, eccentrics, a thriving arts scene, and much more.

The point is, living in Amarillo is a unique experience. Because of that, it's really pretty easy to tell who's a native or a long-time resident. And I can prove it.

Here's a couple of ways you can say you're from Amarillo.....without saying you're from Amarillo.




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