Day trip: Historic home tour offered

Place: The Harrington House Location: 1600 S. Polk Street, Amarillo. What is it? The historic landmark was home to philanthropists Don and Sybil Harrington. The Harrington’s home was donated as a tourist attraction in 1977. What can people see here? Visitors get a tour of the 15,000 square foot home, which includes 20 rooms, eight […]

Day trip: Don Harrington Discovery Center offers science fun

Courtesy of Don Harrington Discovery Center Visitors at the Don Harrington Discovery Center enjoy the bubbles exhibit. The family-friendly, hands-on science museum is in Amarillo, Texas. Place: Don Harrington Discovery Center Location: 1200 Streit Drive, Amarillo, Texas. The center is roughly 119 miles or 2 hours and ten minutes driving time from Cannon Air Force […]

Peeved at the pump

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Freedom New Mexico photo illustration: Liliana Castillo With gas prices around $3.75 a gallon, citizens are finding ways to cut back on driving. By Liliana Castillo and Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico For Thomas Harrington II, gasoline was too expensive in 1983 when it hit a dollar a gallon. Harrington said he has ridden a […]

Local waiting on heart transplant

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Jim Whary is on a list and awaiting a heart transplant from Tucson, Ariz. At left is his wife Cindy Whary.(Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In a state park office on a long stretch of road between Clovis and Portales, Jim Whary spends his day in limbo, like he has […]

Starcher, Rebecca “Becky”

Rebecca Mae “Becky” Owen Starcher, 90, of Carlsbad, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, in Clovis. She was born Nov. 25, 1915, in Maury County, Tenn., to Joseph Ellis and Odie Elizabeth Bryant Dodson. She married Walter Emmett Owen and, after his death, she married Roma “Red” Starcher. She came to Carlsbad in 1968 from Clovis. […]