Today, the City of Amarillo announced that those of us who have been missing the recurring credit card payments for utilities can celebrate. The option is back online.

Why Was The Recurring Payment Option Offline?

According to the press release put out by the City, there was a software issue in the Utility Billing Department. There was a temporary interruption to the recurring payment service. If you got caught up in that interruption, there's some good news from the City for you.

The Good News? No Late Fees Assessed Due To The Maintenance.

You read that right. If you got caught up in the temporary interruption to the recurring payment service, you won't be assessed a late fee for missing the payment.

That's awfully nice, considering it wasn't our choice whether or not to miss the payment.

What To Do If You See Something That Seems Wrong With Your Bill

If you get your utility bill and you think there is something wrong with it, all you need to do is reach out to the City of Amarillo Utility Billing Department. There are a few different ways you can go about this:

  • You can call 806-378-3030 or call 806-576-1932.
  • Email the easiest to remember email address of all time: waterbill@amarillo.gov
  • Go in person to one of two locations:
    • City of Amarillo Utility Billing Department Mobile Unit Pay Station across from Hodgetown.
    • Amarillo City Hall

While interruptions like this are a pain in the neck and are aggravating, the good news is that the option for recurring credit card payments is back online.

Downtown Amarillo Over The Years

Downtown Amarillo has seen an incredible metamorphosis. Take a look at the photos below to see just how much it's changed--you won't believe the difference.

Untouched by Time: The Historic Homes of Polk Street Then & Now

You know you've entered Amarillo's historic district once you hit the red brick roads of Center City. A unique reflection of past and present, Amarillo's historic homes seem to pose pristinely against the curb.

These large, thoughtfully designed historic homes are part of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Amarillo. But most residents will agree that nothing quite tops the staggering royal beauty of the grand homes of Polk Street. Built by Amarillo's founding fathers, the looming estates of South Polk are a sight to behold.

Check out these stunning comparison photos that show how these gorgeous structures have remained nearly untouched by time.

Look at How Amarillo's Old Route 66 Motels Looked Then & Now

The heyday of the Mother Road may be long gone, but would you believe that there's still plenty of the old motels where many a weary American family rested their heads during their interstate travels?

You won't believe some of these are still standing, much less still alive and (wait for it..) kickin'!