Woah it's crazy to think and to see how much trash we accumulate. Walk down any alley in Amarillo or drive down any street on trash day. You know what I am talking about. Now imagine a lot of that trash blowing on the streets of Amarillo.

It happens a lot. You see people lose trash down I-40 or even I-27. You cringe at the sight of it blowing around in our Texas Panhandle breeze. Luckily recently we took a stab at trying to fix that problem here in Amarillo.

It's called National Clean Up Day. On September 18th we took to the streets of Amarillo to show our Amarillo pride. We did not want to see trash in our neighborhoods, in our parks, on our streets. We wanted to do something about it.

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Oh, and we did. The volunteers who went out ended up picking up a whopping 72 tons of trash. That means that Amarillo sits a little bit cleaner today because of all the hard work. Seventy-two tons is a lot of trash.

There were around one hundred volunteers who were helping to make this a success. They concentrated on four neighborhood groups.

  1. Barrio Neighborhood Association – 45 volunteers
  2. North Heights Advisory Association – 10volunteers
  3. Eastridge Neighborhood – 40 volunteers
  4. San Jacinto Neighborhood – 20 volunteers

It was a great success. Thinking about 72 tons of trash and how much that really is would be like comparing it to forty times as heavy as a car. A car. That is a lot of trash that is no longer in Amarillo.

We need to have more days like this with more volunteers. Amarillo can be trash free with some work.

These Might Be the Most Dangerous Intersections in Amarillo

Traffic stinks.

These intersections stink harder.

Don't hesitate to sound off if we missed any. We're happy to add more Amarillo collision hotspots to this list of shame.

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Check Out The Original Names For These Amarillo Streets

It's hard to imagine these well-known Amarillo streets as any other name. Try to imagine giving directions to someone while using their original names. Gets tricky, doesn't it?

The new names (that we currently know them by) came mostly from associates of Henry Luckett, who drew the first map of the area. When this took place exactly, records do not show, but the street name revamp is covered extensively in 'Old Town Amarillo' by Judge John Crudgington, published in the Plains Historical Review in 1957.