Press Release: Excel names Hill CEO of Southwestern Public Service Co.

AMARILLO – Xcel Energy today named Riley Hill, chief operating officer of its Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS) subsidiary, to succeed David Eves as president and CEO of SPS.

Press Release: Xcel names Hill CEO of Southwestern Public Service Co.

AMARILLO – Xcel Energy today named Riley Hill, chief operating officer of its Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS) subsidiary, to succeed David Eves as president and CEO of SPS. Eves, who has served in his role since late 2006, has been named president and chief operating officer of Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo), an […]

Prep football scoreboard — Sept. 25

Prep Class 5A Rio Rancho 21, Clovis 17 Class 3A Goddard 46, Portales 7 Class 2A Texico 21, Hagerman 7 Tucumcari 39, Loving 7 Class 1A Santa Rosa 47, Fort Sumner 7 8-man Melrose 76, Springer 6 Clovis Christian 60, Foothill 0 Tatum 20 Logan 12 6-man House 54, Evangel Christian 6 Elida 54, Vaughn […]

Dec. 19 -Dec. 25 What's Happening

Friday Amarillo Gorilla Hockey trip — 3:30 p.m., Depart from Community Center. Cost is $24 a person and includes game ticket. Information: 784-6131.

Escaped prisoner caught in Amarillo

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico A suspected killer who escaped from the Curry County jail six weeks ago was recaptured Saturday morning in Amarillo. Larry McClendon Jr. was taken into custody after a brief chase around 9 a.m., near an apartment complex on West 57th Street, Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said. McClendon is […]

Organization devotes time to veterans

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Airman 1st Class Timothy Lopez, 27th Special Operations Component Maintenance Squadron, takes a walk with retired soldier William Conrad, during a visit to the Thomas E. Creek Veteran Medical Center in Amarillo, Texas on Aug. 28. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs History lies […]

Amarillo man dies in Clovis crash

A 26-year-old Amarillo man died Monday morning following a three-vehicle crash on East Mabry Drive in Clovis. Donnie Burris died during helicopter transport to a Lubbock hospital for trauma care, according to a press release from Clovis police. The crash occurred just before 7 a.m., the release said. A 2005 GMC Panhandle Fire Protection pickup […]

Xcel: Controlled outages possible

Freedom New Mexico Xcel Energy officials said Tuesday controlled power outages in the Texas-New Mexico region are a possibility if generators at two area coal burning plants remain off-line. In the meantime, customers are being asked to continue to reduce electricity demand in light of the unplanned repairs and expected high demand due to heat. […]

Xcel Energy upgrades Energy Alert; asks for further reductions in demand

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Xcel Energy asks customers to curb electricity use Monday afternoon

AMARILLO – Xcel Energy is asking electric customers in its Texas and New Mexico service territory to conserve energy because of expected high electric demand and limits in generation and transmission capacity on Monday afternoon. The utility company urges consumers to limit their power use through 7 p.m. in order to reduce the strain on […]

Ranch gives everyone chance to show artistic side

It’s been an unmistakeable feature of West Texas, and Cadillacs, for more than three decades. It’s been the subject of numerous magazine and newspaper stories, documentaries and even a theatrical film. It can be a day of fun for a family with a few cans of spray paint. The Cadillac ranch, located a few miles […]

Water parks offer cool option for summer travel

Waterparks are a cool way to spend a day’s vacation in the sizzling summer. There are three waterparks reachable for a day trip from Portales and Clovis: White’s City Resort in Carlsbad, Splash Amarillo and Texas Water Rampage in Lubbock. Splash Amarillo The shaded park includes many water slides, a lazy river, wave pool and […]

Locally written play takes ENMU stage Saturday

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Refreshed and invigorated, the play Mia, Emma and Rose will once again take the stage at the Eastern New Mexico University Theater Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday, after a gala invitation-only event on Friday. The play, written by Janeice Scarbrough, was first performed at ENMU in April. Since […]

Day Trip: Live museum only short drive away

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By Casey Peacock: PNT staff writer The Amarillo Botanical Gardens provides visitors with an opportunity to experience the sights and smells of a variety of plants and foliage. “A botanical garden is a museum with a living collection,” said Jackie Wilson, executive director of the gardens. Featuring a 6,000-foot tropical conservatory that houses a rain […]

Daytrip: Waterparks a source of summer fun

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Waterparks are a keen and cool way to spend a day’s vacation in the sizzling summer. There are three waterparks reachable for a day trip from Portales and Clovis: White’s City Resort in Carlsbad, Splash Amarillo and Texas Water Rampage in Lubbock. Splash Amarillo The shaded park includes many water slides, a lazy river, wave […]

Obituaries March 25, 2006

Charles N. Brannon Services: 2 p.m. (CST) March 31 at the Church of Christ, Claude, Texas. Charles N. Brannon, 85, of Claude, Texas, formerly of Portales, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, in Amarillo. He was born Sept. 18, 1920, to Charlie and Leona Brannon. He attended High School in Pyron, Texas. He married Maxine Lee […]

Zias add five to soccer roster

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer coach Travis McCorkle announced the signing of five incoming freshmen to national letters of intent for the 2006-07 school year. They include Ashley Arguello, a 5-foot-6 forward from Castle Rock, Colo. (Ponderosa H.S.); Alexandra Atherton, a 5-6 defender from Odessa, Texas (Permian H.S.); Alexandra Barilla, a 5-8 […]

Former Hound Wickware joings Amarillo Dusters

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Staff Reports Former Greyhound Brandon Wickware will be joining the Amarillo Dusters in March for training camp. “Wickware put up great pass rushing numbers, but did it mostly as an interior defensive linemen. That says a lot about his motor and aggressiveness,” Dusters General Manager Warren McCarty said. The 6-foot-3, 290 pound Wickware is a […]

Day Trips: Ballet offers ‘Romantic Evening’

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Compiled by Mike Jimenez For couples in search of a romantic evening, why not drive to the Lone Star Ballet in Amarillo on Nov. 5 and see the San Diego Ballet perform its version of “A Romantic Evening.” The performance is a night of contemporary dance set to the sounds of Arthur Murray, Nat King […]

Life Story: Green embraced little things in life

Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Name: Brandon Green Born: Jan. 11, 1974 Died: Oct. 2, 2005 Preceded in death by: his father and his grandfathers, Oran Green and Weldon DeBault. Survived by: his mother, Roxie Kirkland of Amarillo; his grandmothers, Pearl Green of Portales and Margaret DeBault of Amarillo; half-sister; Delina Kirkland of Amarillo and half-brother […]