Let's start out with I'm new here, I moved to Amarillo back in December after spending a year in El Paso hometown and 16 before that in Austin. both cities obviously larger than bomb city so you expect to see headlines like these down there more often. Or so you would think

Get our free mobile app

In the last 24 hours in the Amarillo area APD responded to two welfare check calls that ended up turning into murder-suicide cases, and before you think there's a serial killer on the loose, it turns out they were completely un-related. This should be comforting but isn't really.

Something a miss?

Then later in the day word got out about a pedestrian who was struck and killed while trying to cross interstate 40 near Georgia. There's always something sad to these stories because what part of crossing an interstate looks like it would be easy. There's something about 6 lanes of cars going 70 miles per hour or faster (come on we all know it happens) doesn't seem appealing to anyone with common sense

Maybe it's something in the water... after all it's not just this. We also seem to have a problem with DWIs. The City is all too familiar with the problem because it has cost them several vehicles already this year. If it's water I suggest we all switched to bottled to see if that improves things. I'm not a smart guy but I know this can't be normal.

Maybe someone here in Amarillo can shed a little light on things for me? I like this town. for the most part everyone here has been welcoming and nice and made me feel right at home here. I know we can get to a better place than this.

Unsolved Murders of Amarillo, Texas

These are the unsolved murders of Amarillo, Texas.

If you have any information or if you know something, call Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 806-374-4400. 

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.