Memorial Day is around the corner, and in Amarillo, Texas that means more than just spending time with family and friends, honoring veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice, and getting great deals on furniture and appliances. It means some things will be closed, and there's a change to our trash pick-up schedule.

What Is Going To Be Closed In Amarillo For Memorial Day

The City announced that there will be several closures in honor of Memorial Day. It's pretty much the usual list. The closures are:

  • City Hall
  • Amarillo Municipal Court
  • Amarillo Public Library System
  • City landfill, brush sites

What is not going to be closed is all City of Amarillo golf courses. They'll have regular hours.

Changes To Trash Pick-Up On Memorial Day In Amarillo

Now that I am among the "trash cart" having populace of our fair city, this was the part I was most interested in. Here are the changes to when you need to put your "cart" out by the curb.

  • Monday routes will run on Tuesday
  • Tuesday routes will run on Wednesday
  • Thursday and Friday routes will see no change

Now, I need to set a reminder in my phone to not set my "cart" out Sunday night. I'll need to set it out on Monday instead. If you're needing something hauled off, curbside collection won't be available on Monday.

You can see all of the details in the social media post above. This Memorial Day weekend, take the time to remember those in the Armed Services who made the ultimate sacrifice. Also, remember that City offices will be closed and your trash will be picked up a day later.

Say You're From Amarillo Without Saying You're From Amarillo

Amarillo is a pretty quirky place. We've got the Big Texan, the weird signs, and (obviously) the famed Cadillac Ranch. But more than that, there's a distinct culture of close-knit community, eccentrics, a thriving arts scene, and much more.

The point is, living in Amarillo is a unique experience. Because of that, it's really pretty easy to tell who's a native or a long-time resident. And I can prove it.

Here's a couple of ways you can say you're from Amarillo.....without saying you're from Amarillo.

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