The Amarillo Pioneer

Amarillo's only free online newspaper. Established in 2016, we work to bring you local news that is unbiased and honest.


Thornberry Votes for Bill Requiring Background Checks for Service Volunteers

Congressman Mac Thornberry joined the majority of U.S. House of Representatives members on Tuesday in giving approval to a bill requiring background checks for those who volunteer at organizations that serve children, elderly adults, or individuals with disabilities.

According to the U.S. House of Representatives Roll Call for Tuesday, Thornberry joined a majority of the House in approving the bill in a relative party line vote. Members voted 250-166 to approve the bill, 227 Republicans and 4 Democrats giving approval. 23 Republicans and 162 Democrats voted against the bill's approval.

If passed, the bill will be an amendment to the National Child Protection Act of 1993.

Photo by

Photo by

Amarillo Weather (January 30-February 1)

Austin Band to Stop in Amarillo on Farewell Tour