Perryton Athlete To Play in Elite All-American Bowl

Perryton High School senior Jake Whittenburg will compete in the 2013 Blue Grey All-American Bowl at AT&T Stadium (Dallas Cowboys Stadium) in Arlington on December 22. Jake is one of 90 seniors selected from more than 6,750 (making him among the top 1%) who competed at regional combines to play in the game. Each spring,

One-on-One with John Erickson

The author of Hank the Cowdog—one of the country’s most popular and beloved children’s book series—didn’t always have it easy. John R. Erickson, a Perryton native, received approximately 1,000 rejection slips from publishers over a 15-year span. But undeterred, Erickson started his own publishing company, Maverick Books, Inc., in his Perryton garage in 1982 to

Sheryl Hardy Speaks at State Conference

Last week, Sheryl Hardy, executive director of the Perryton Community Development Corporation, spoke at the Texas Women in Economic Development Conference. The Texas Economic Development Council event was hosted at the Westin Stonebriar hotel in Frisco on May 16 and 17. Women from throughout the state of Texas gathered to develop their professional skills and

Small-Town Boy Looking for Big-Time Success

“It sounds like the Texas Panhandle looks. Sometimes it’s really ugly. Sometimes it’s wide-open space and beautiful. Sometimes it’s too dirty to make out what is going on.” That’s how Ryan Culwell, a 1998 graduate of Perryton High School and son of Robert and Rhonda Culwell, describes his music. The Perryton native—now a professional musician

Making a Difference Through Snack Pak 4 Kids

Did you know there are children in Perryton who might not eat a meal after they leave school and go home for the night or weekend? For many students, their only meals are the free breakfasts and lunches they receive at school. Thankfully, a newly formed group in town is helping prevent that. Snack Pak

Perryton Native to Compete in the Paralympic Games

On August 29, the 2012 Paralympic Games will begin in London. Among the Games’ discus competitors will be Jeremy Campbell, a 2006 graduate of Perryton High School. Because he was born with tibia and fibula complications, Jeremy’s right leg was amputated below the knee when he was one. However, his “disability” has not held him

Returning Ranger: Coach David Flowers

This year, there’s a new head coach on the football field sidelines. Coach David Flowers, a Perryton native, has returned to his hometown to do what he does best—build a winning football program. His resume, which includes 27 years of coaching experience, is an impressive one. Coach Flowers took Bushland to the state championship, and

New Additions to the Board of Directors

We’re excited to welcome two new members—Chuck Neas and Brady Yeary—to the Perryton Community Development Corporation (CDC) board of directors. Chuck is owner of Arkhoma Transports Inc., and Brady is president of First Bank Southwest. The two take the places of outgoing board members Don Dyer and Robert Cunningham Appointed by the City Council, the

Perryton Native Signs with the NFL

After Caleb Campbell, a Perryton native, graduated from Perryton High School in 2003, he went to the United States Military Academy at West Point to play football. A talented player, he was captain of the Army football team, two-time defensive MVP, and was the only freshman to be a USA Conference all-conference player. He was

Perryton’s Blog & Social Media Debut

Welcome to Perryton Pipeline, the first blog dedicated to our hometown! Each week we’ll update the blog with information that falls under one of the following categories: Perryton People Here you’ll find profiles on people who call (or have called) Perryton their hometown. Local Business From announcements about new businesses to local stores’ success stories,

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