Cheryl Evans, Church Sign Writer

Jul 31, 2011 By Jason Sheeler

Evans, whose official job title is facilities manager, has lived in Amarillo for 55 years. For the past two decades she’s overseen the building and grounds of the Southwest Church of Christ, including its four-by-ten-foot sign. She changes the message every Monday. You can’t just put up there “You’re all…

Water, Water Everywhere

May 31, 2006 By Brian D. Sweany

From kayaking on Town Lake to mountain biking around Joe Pool Lake, from bass fishing on Lake Fork to horseback riding on the shores of Lake Whitney, here are some of our favorite things to do in, on, and around Texas lakes.


Mar 1, 2004 By S. McDonald

For Chow Hounds Whether you’re a native or naturalized Texan, you should be ashamed of starting your day with a latte and a toaster tart. Get in the swing by having a “cowboy breakfast,” a diet-defying spread of scrambled eggs, home fries, biscuits, gravy, sausage, strong coffee, and more.

High Plains Drifting

Jun 30, 1999 By Joe Nick Patoski

How to get your kicks on Route 66 and other less celebrated roads: three leisurely drives through a part of the state where the sights are cool and the nights are cooler.

Primary Color

Mar 1, 1998 By Paul Burka

Handicapping the Republican primary: Will far-right might carry the day?

Georgia O’Keeffe

Jun 30, 1997 By Anne Dingus

In which Texas towns did Georgia O’Keeffe teach art, and for which photographer did she pose nude?

Magic Johnson

Jul 31, 1996 By Jamie Fields

From the Paris Bastille to a duet with Pavarotti to a PBS documentary: Amarillo’s resident opera star, Mary Jane Johnson, has had a career full of high notes, and she has savored every one of them.

Big Feud at Cadillac Ranch

Mar 1, 1996 By Skip Hollandsworth

Since the day Stanley Marsh 3 finally went too far and locked up George Whittenburg’s son in a chicken coop, all of Amarillo has been abuzz about the bizarre battle between these intractable foes.

Cyd Charisse

Mar 1, 1996 By nancyboensch

I had my first dancing lesson in Amarillo with Constance Ferguson. Constance had been out in California studying ballet with Theodore Kosloff, one of Pavlova’s partners, but she came back to Amarillo and wanted to open a dancing school. Up on the very top floor of a great old hotel…

Up, Up, and Away

Sep 30, 1995 By Gregory Curtis

The death of a federal program in Amarillo shows that cutting the budget isn’t the answer to everything.