dedicated to discovering all that is authentically amarillo
current issuecurrent issue
Retro Rewind

The Caravan Motel

January 29, 2016 10:56 a.m.

The 1950s were the glory days of Route 66, and the Caravan Motel opened at 620 Amarillo Blvd. West to take advantage of the rush of travelers headed down the Mother Road.

Charles L. Green Building

December 25, 2015 9:44 a.m.

Shown in this 1930 photo, the Green building was home to Sandies Shine Parlor, Lone Star News Stand, Post Office Shoe Repair Shop, Ideal Barber and Beauty Shop, and the Post Office Coffee Shop.

Mary E. Bivins Memorial Library

November 27, 2015 noon

Today the historic building is home to the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, Center City of Amarillo, and other community organizations.

McLoughlin Boot Shop

October 23, 2015 10:05 a.m.

McLoughlin Boot Shop was once home to one of the most respected bootmakers in West Texas.

Amarillo College Student Union Building

July 24, 2015 10:38 a.m.

Until Amarillo College opened in the fall of 1929, Amarillo was the largest city in Texas without a public college of its own.

The Dogie Club

June 26, 2015 9:39 a.m.

Directed by Matthew "Bones" Hooks, the Dogie Club took boys on camping trips, gave them opportunities to play organized sports, and even guided them to plant trees on property that would one day be renamed Bones Hooks Park.

Retro Rewind

December 26, 2014 9:32 a.m.

Gene Howe and Ross Rogers

Century Plant

July 25, 2014 9:17 a.m.

This undated photo shows a century plant reaching dramatic bloom during a Texas Panhandle summer, probably during the 1930s or 1940s.

Paramount Theater

March 28, 2014 noon

From its opening in 1932 to the day it closed in 1975, the Paramount Theater was one of the most important entertainment attractions in Amarillo.

Herring Hotel

December 27, 2013 noon

The empty Herring Hotel has been part of the Amarillo skyline since it opened as the area’s largest hotel on Jan. 1, 1928.
recent stories

Montgomery Ward
One of the pioneers of modern American retailing, Montgomery Ward first entered the Amarillo market ...

The hard truth about Santa can be liberating
Learning the hard truth about St. Nick is a major step into manhood.

Keeping the Peace: Navigating the holidays with food allergies
Justin and Cara Young share a few allergy-friendly recipes that are sure to please all ...

Christmas with the Woodburns
Livia Woodburn and her mother, Alicia, share their family’s holiday recipes.