On the morning of December 29th around 7:40 Tyrone Anderson, a 53-year-old man who was wheelchair-bound crossed the street on Amarillo Boulevard before being struck by a brown Ford F-150  truck in the center turning lane.

Soon after Amarillo Police Officers and emergency workers were called to the scene. Anderson was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital where he died.

Police have taken the driver of the brown pickup truck into custody, but he has not been charged yet. As of right now, an investigation is taking place in order to determine who was at fault in this accident.

As we get closer to the end of 2022, we are seeing the last of tragic accidents and deaths. Sadly around this time, cold weather increased traffic, and many other conditions around the city can contribute to these accidents.

Especially with New Year's Eve coming up when the chances of drunk drivers being out are increased, make sure that reguarless of whether you are in or out of your vehicle you are up and aware of drivers who either are not paying attention or are in an altered state.

Vehicular Accidents are among the highest accidental causes of death according to the National Safety Council, and around times like Christmas or New Year when alcohol is consumed in abundance your chance of getting into a vehicular accident increase substantially.


So as we end off the year with a celebration, please make sure to drink responsibly, plan out your nights, and stay aware and safe on the roads.


Wild, Weird, & Outright Odd Crimes of the Texas Panhandle in 2022

There's some strange things that happen here in the Texas Panhandle. And we do mean strange.

If you need a few examples....keep scrollin' to see some of the wild, weird, and flat out odd things that our local hellions have gotten themselves into this year....so far.

Thrilled to Be There: the Smiling Mugshots of Hutchinson County

Hutchinson County has plenty of people who have committed a criminal blunder (or two). And just like any other bigger city, jail is no fun. However, some of the residents of Borger and Stinnett are believers in keeping their spirits high in the face of adversity.

Not sure what we mean?

Well....let's just say that Randall County's cheerful inmates aren't the only ones who seem happy to be arrested....While there’s nothing funny about committing a crime, these offenders in Hutchinson County certainly do know how to light up a pod with their smile :-)

13 U.S. Service Members From the Texas Panhandle Killed During the War in Afghanistan and Iraq

These 13 U.S. service members are the Texas Panhandle's native sons who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country during the war in Afghanistan and Iraq.

We are honored to call them one of our own and we are eternally grateful for their service. As you scroll through the photos, we ask you to honor their memory and loss felt by their loved ones.

With honor and valor, we salute the 13 men of the Texas Panhandle who gave their lives for this country.

Information gathered from Iraq Coalition Casualty Count


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