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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Job growth continues across the state, with 31,400 jobs added in July, according to information released by the Texas Workforce Commission Friday.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

A Hartley County jury met Monday, August 17 to hear the case against Kandi Bray, who was indicted on four counts: misapplication of fiduciary property, theft, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, and forgery.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

An inmate of the Dallam-Hartley County jail died Thursday, according to information from the jail and the Texas Rangers.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Relay for Life of Dalhart events were held Saturday, marking the organization’s 13th year in Dalhart.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dalhart Independent School District Board of Education met Tuesday night. There were no $25,000 or more purchases to be approved.

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By CALLIE SHIPLEY
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dallam-Hartley County Relay for Life, in support of the American Cancer Society, will begin on Saturday afternoon at the Rita Blanca Coliseum.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Dalhart Fire Department, along with Hartley Fire Department, Dalhart EMS, and the Dallam County Sheriff’s Office  responded to a report of a sulfur explosion at Wilbur Ellis Tuesday at 4:13 p.m.

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By DEREK HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

When the whistle blows at halftime every Friday night, as the Wolves head to the locker room, another group of athletes sets up to surprise and awe fans.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

The National Weather Service issued a monthly update last week stating there is more than a 90 percent chance that the current El Nino will continue across the northern hemisphere throughout the winter and there is an 85 percent chance that it will continue into the spring of 2016. The El Nino is expected to peak in late fall or early winter.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Winners of the fiddlers’ contest held Saturday, August 8, as part of the 79th Annual XIT Rodeo and Reunion activities have been announced.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

The heat of late summer has helped the progress of cotton in the area, particularly in fields planted late this season due to the significant rainfall in late spring and early summer.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce will host the inaugural meeting of the newly forming Merchant Committee Tuesday, August 25 at 6 p.m. at the Loose Caboose, located at 301 Denrock Ave.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

Hartley County Commissioners met Monday morning, August 10, for their regular monthly meeting.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Accountability ratings were released for school districts by the Texas Education Agency August 7. All four districts in Dallam and Hartley Counties met standards set by the agency.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

In what seems like an attempt to keep chronic truant students out of the court system, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 2398 into law last month, effective September 1, changing compulsory attendance laws, decriminalizing students’ unexcused absences from school, and requiring school districts to follow through with preventative measures.

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NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Potato harvesting has started at Larsen Farms. The Dalhart operation will harvest approximately 8,000 acres of potatoes, including approximately 400 acres of organic potatoes planted this year.

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THE DALHART TEXAN

The dawn of a new school year is an exciting time. Kids may not want to say goodbye to days spent lounging by the pool, but such disappointment is often tempered by the prospect of returning to school with friends.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

A total of 154 runners participatedin the 38th annual Joe Nisbett one-mile fun run and 5K Saturday morning at Rita Blanca Lake. The race benefits the Dalhart Senior Center.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Dalhart saw a substantial influx of visitors this past weekend, most of whom were drawn to the XIT and class reunion festivities. Those activities, combined with the state-wide backto- school tax-free weekend, made local shopping a success.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

The 79th Annual XIT Rodeo and Reunion drew big crowds Thursday through Saturday, with nightly rodeos, free chicken, pork chop and barbecue feeds, a parade and the crowning of this year’s rodeo queen and more.