Archive for December, 2012

Handheld Cell Phone Ban Goes in Place Jan. 3

Dec 28, 2012 Comments Off by grosss

Amarillo, TX – Did you get a Bluetooth for Christmas? If so, it was a thoughtful and practical gift. The ordinance prohibiting the use of a handheld cell phone in the City of Amarillo goes into effect Jan. 3. While anything that takes your eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, or mind off [...]

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Road Closures Continue for Utility Project

Dec 28, 2012 Comments Off by grosss

Amarillo, TX – Construction of a sanitary sewer main in Buchanan Street continues, and motorists should expect minor delays until the work is completed.  The work is now projected to be completed by January 15, 2013, according to Tim Loan, assistant director of utilities. The contractor is completing Phase I of this project, which requires [...]

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Protecting Pets Through the Holidays

Dec 19, 2012 Comments Off by grosss

If you have a pet or are thinking of getting a new pet over the holidays, we encourage you to take a few special precautions for the health and safety of your family pets. Animals tend to find all those special holiday items fun to play with or explore. Do not let your holiday turn [...]

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Rod Tweet Promoted to City Parks Director

Dec 19, 2012 Comments Off by grosss

Original Release Date: 12/14/12 Amarillo, TX – The City of Amarillo is pleased to announce the promotion of Rod Tweet to the position of parks and recreation director. The appointment, announced by City Manager Jarrett Atkinson, fills the position vacated by Larry Offerdahl’s retirement this summer. Since then, Tweet has served as interim director. He [...]

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Drainage Utility Information

Dec 07, 2012 Comments Off by reavise

Why has Amarillo created a Drainage Utility? Amarillo has extensive stormwater drainage management needs as most recently evidenced by the large number of citizen drainage problems reported during 2010. City funding for drainage management does not currently meet community needs. Historically, the City has relied on the General Fund to support the construction of projects [...]

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