Who owns Amarillo Globe News?

Who owns Amarillo Globe News?

Amarillo Globe-News

Type Daily newspaper
Owner(s) Gannett
Founded 1909 (as The Amarillo Daily News)
Headquarters Amarillo, Texas United States
Circulation 24,000 daily 30,133 Sunday

What is the name of the Amarillo newspaper?

The Amarillo Globe-News
The Amarillo Globe-News is still published as Amarillo’s premier newspaper.

When was Amarillo founded?

1913: Amarillo was the first city in Texas and only the fifth in the nation to adopt a city commission/city manager form of government. 1918: Natural gas was discovered in the Texas Panhandle. 1921: Oil was discovered in the area.

What is Amarillo Texas known for?

Amarillo is a popular stop along Route 66 in Texas and is particularly famous for its delicious steak challenge at the The Big Texan Steak Ranch. The city is also home to many well-known theatres and art shows, as well as the popular space museum, the Don Harrington Discovery Center and the Space Theater.

Does it snow in Amarillo Texas?

Amarillo averages 17.9 inches of snow annually. The earliest measurable snowfall in Amarillo occurred on September 29, 1984 when 0.3 inches of snow was recorded.

Is Amarillo Texas Safe?

Of the 4,473 cities to report one or more incidents of violence, Amarillo ranks No. 362 by violent crime rate, which ranks it in the top 10% most violent U.S. cities. Just as violent crime is more common in Amarillo than it is nationwide, violent crime is also more common in Texas than it is nationwide.

How did Amarillo start?

Industry in Amarillo began with railroads, cattle and merchandising. The first Fort Worth & Denver City passenger train arrived in Amarillo in March of 1888 from Clarendon, which was the former terminal. Construction was completed to Texline where the Fort Worth & Denver City connected with the Colorado and Southern.

How did Amarillo develop?

Increasing production of wheat and small grains made Amarillo an elevator, milling, and feed-manufacturing center during the early 1900s. Prior to the railroad’s extension into the South Plains area, cotton farmers often brought their produce to Amarillo for shipment.

Why is Amarillo called the Yellow City?

A Place Called Ragtown The name Amarillo, which means yellow in Spanish, was probably chosen because of the color of the sub-soil in nearby Amarillo Creek. In the early days most houses were painted yellow in honor of the name. A county courthouse was built in 1888 of brick made from the Amarillo Creek.

Is Amarillo or Lubbock bigger?

AMARILLO — If you’ve lived here for awhile, you know the City of Amarillo has had a long running rivalry with Lubbock. It only makes sense, both are comparable in size and are the biggest cities in the area.

What is the coldest city in Texas?

Amarillo, Texas
Coldest: Amarillo, Texas The largest city in the Texas panhandle is also the coldest in the state. Amarillo’s average annual low temperature is only 44 degrees.

How hot does Amarillo Texas get?

25°F to 91°F
In Amarillo, the summers are hot and mostly clear and the winters are short, very cold, snowy, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 25°F to 91°F and is rarely below 13°F or above 99°F.

Who is the owner of the Amarillo Globe News?

In 2003, William S. Morris III, chairman and CEO of Augusta, Georgia-based Morris Communications, and parent company of the Amarillo Globe-News, donated $3 million to the center. In August 2003, Hunt Construction Group, Inc. broke ground and cleared way on an empty lot in downtown Amarillo.

What is the history of the Globe-News Center?

The construction of the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts was help started by Texas Panhandle philanthropist, Caroline Bush Emeny. In 1999, Bush Emeny created a fundraiser for the center, which raised about $12 million.

How much did it cost to build the Amarillo Opera House?

The $30 million facility opened in January 2006, houses the Amarillo Opera, Amarillo Symphony, Lone Star Ballet and various events throughout the year. The building was constructed by the Dallas office of Hunt Construction Group, while architectural design was by New York City firm Holzman Moss Architecture LLP.