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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Crime reports of theft appear to be rampant in Dalhart, with approximately 110 calls each week to the Dalhart Police Department for thefts, burglaries and suspicious activity in general.

Dalhart Police Chief Gary Sinclair, who has been with DPD for nearly five years, noted that crime is only slightly higher compared to the same time last year. Sinclair reported approximately 90 theft and motor vehicle burglaries so far in 2016.

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During the Spring Conference of the Juvenile Justice Association of Texas, a new executive board of directors was elected by the membership. The president elect is Stephanie Fowler, chief juvenile probation officer of Dalham, Hartley and Sherman Counties.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dalhart City Council met Tuesday night, April 26.

Joe Garcia, Ward Three Council member, had a letter for council members giving his resignation on council as he is moving to another ward. The council accepted his resignation. The council has 30 days to appoint a replacement.

Garcia, in closing wrote “Again, thank you for always supporting me, and I appreciate everything you have done fo rour city.”

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By IVY HOLLINSGWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Dalhart City Council Ward Four candidates Tim Yee and Sherri Haschke addressed the audience Tuesday in the first of two town hall style debates to be held at Hillside Christian Church in anticipation of the upcoming local elections. Hillside Christian Church and The Dalhart Texan have partnered to host the town hall debates, with one for the school board candidates scheduled for Tuesday, May 3, at 7 p.m.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Molinode Viento Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted a reception to honor local high school students recognized as being good citizens for the 2015 year.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Heath Greenstreet, owner of Dalhart’s Photo Makers, specializing in studio and on-location photography, recently took a hobby and launched a new project for services he’ll be providing: aerial drone photography and video.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

In recalling the most recent drought, there aren’t too many positives discussed.

But with the drought effectively ended after a year of heavy rain in 2015, the recovery process has seen an increase in the quality of genetics of the cattle in the area.The drought began with the summer of 2011 and extended across the region.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

Early voting for the Dalhart City Council and Dalhart Independent School Board opens on Monday, April 25 and ends on Tuesday, May 3.

The election will be Saturday, May 7, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at City Hall.

This allows voters to only have to go to one voting place to vote, rather than two.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Hartley County Commissioners met in a special meeting Tuesday morning, April 19.

During this meeting Commissioners lifted the Hartley burn ban. The burn ban was lifted in Dallam County Monday.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Each year on April 22, Earth Day reminds us to take action in an effort to take care of the earth. Common activities across the globe celebrating Earth Day include planting trees, flowers, fruits and vegetables, making an extra effort to conserve electricity, and riding bikes or walking instead of driving.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Dalhart High School’s Science Club volunteered time Thursday to do fun and educational Earth Day activities with Dalhart Elementary third grade students.

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Free GED test preparation classes will be held at Frank Phillips College (FPC) in Dalhart each Tuesday and Thursday beginning today.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

The deadline has passed for candidates to confirm their attendance at the upcoming town hall debates.

Hillside Christian Church and The Dalhart Texan have partnered to sponsor a town hall debate for candidates in the contested races in the upcoming Dalhart city council and school board elections.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

A recent incident at Dalhart Intermediate School (DIS) involving an alleged threat made to students has parents in the community concerned about their children’s safety while at school and walking to and from school.

According to a statement by Dalhart Independent School Police Chief Chanze Fowler, two male students were participating in PE activities at the football stadium and track adjacent to DIS when they were allegedly approached by a Hispanic female with black hair, wearing a polka-dot shirt, denim jacket and blue jeans. The suspect was reportedly driving a gray four-door pickup.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Area residents are continuing to assess the damage from hail and localized flooding resulting from severe storms that rolled through the area Friday night and Saturday.

“The storms just kept training over that area,” meteorologist Mike Gittinger, U.S. National Weather Service in Amarillo, said. “Especially Friday night, it was really confined to the western counties in the panhandle and into Oklahoma.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

 

The Dalhart City Council met on Tuesday night, April 12.

Lola Barrow, council member, presented information regarding nine streets on the north side of town for paving. There was no paving last year.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

 

The Dalhart Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting April 7, for the new location of City Gifts and Radio Shack.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

 

A Dallam County Grand Jury convened Thursday, April 7 and handed down five indictments.

 

The following information is provided by the Dallam County Court Clerk’s office.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN


St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School interim principal Stephanie Gaines takes a creampie to the face as part of a celebration for students meeting their Accelerated Reading goal for the fifth six-week period of the school year.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule on Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), more commonly referred to as “mad cow disease” in late March.

The FDA is seeking to reduce human exposure to cattle materials that could potentially contain BSE and goes into effect April 18.