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By JOE WARREN

At the end of the month the cemetery crews in Dalhart will begin a systematic and thorough cleaning of Memorial Park Cemetery. This is an annual cleaning of the cemetery in preparation of Memorial Day.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG

There will be two important elections in Dalhart on May 10. There is a School Board Election with eight candidates running for three places.

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By JOE WARREN

In an effort to cut expenses while potentially increasing services at Dalhart ISD, the school board is looking at the feasibility of outsourcing its janitorial and food services next year, district wide.

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By JOE WARREN

If you spend any time at all with Courtney and Konnor White, two sisters who love to show their hogs at the Bi County Livestock Show each year, you will be amazed by their love for giving. And they do every year.

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FOR THE TEXAN

The La Rita Theatre in Dalhart is hosting a night of true Western Music, April 26th, together with the Texas Commission for the Arts, R.J. Vandygriff with his Cowboy show.

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By JOE WARREN

Most of the Panhandle woke up Monday morning to blowing snow and freezing conditions. According to Nicholas
Fenner, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Amarillo, the cold front actually began Sunday morning.

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FOR THE TEXAN

Pegged as the World’s Fastest Sporting Event is the annual Easter egg Hunt sponsored by the XIT Rangers.

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By JOE WARREN

A Dalhart ISD School bus slid off the highway northwest of Dalhart on U.S. 87 near the Sedan turnoff about a mile from Rita Blanca Creek.

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Visit to daughter in Dalhart an adventure in all electric Sedan

By JOE WARREN

Merlyn and Martha Hough traveled all the way form Eugene Oregon to visit their daughter, Megan, youngest granddaughter Anne and their son-in-law Eric Kasper. Doesn’t sound like much of a story, but the Hough’s made the trip on a little over $12 in vehicle costs in their new Tesla -- an all-electric sedan.

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As summertime approaches, city officials remind citizens to conserve water

By JOE WARREN

“Whiskey’s for drinkin’ water’s for fightin’’ – Mark Twain

Twain was not from the Panhandle, but even in the late 1800s, his hay-day, water was an issue in the West.

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By JOE WARREN

Susan Hogue Clay, former Dalhart Texan owner and publisher joins a long list of journalists who have entered the Panhandle Press Association Hall of Fame. Clay was honored last Friday, during a special ceremony at the Panhandle Press Awards banquet with a presentation highlighting her long and successful career as a newspaper publisher in the Panhandle.

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Move will get city water to new business currently outside of city limits

By ZELDA BETH LANG

Tractor Supply is opening a Dalhart store soon and hoping to have a soft opening of their store in Dalhart at the  end of this month. They also want to be hooked up to city water, but for that to happen, the council had to make some decisions because the site where Tractor Supply is located is outside the city limits. Dalhart has an ordinance on the books that dose not allow water hookups outside the city limits, but according to City Administrator, James Stroud, the council has options to accommodate Tractor Supply’s request.

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FOR THE TEXAN

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) conducted a traffic stop Thursday on IH-40, yielding over 11 pounds of methamphetamine valued over 408,000 dollars.

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FOR THE TEXAN

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) conducted a traffic stop Sunday on IH-40, yielding 123 pounds of marijuana valued at over $540,000.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG

Dyllon Orthman is an amazing 11 year old young man that has taught this small town of Dalhart to look beyond ourselves. He is the recipient of the Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce Dorothy Lindmark Volunteer of the Year Award. This is the first year the award is named after, the late Dorothy Lindmark, one of Dalhart’s most visible and giving volunteers of all time.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG

Kevin Caddell was honored as the 2013 Outstanding Citizen of the Year at the Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet on Friday night, April 4. Making the presentation was Beth Bezner Moore a good friend of Kevin’s.

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FOR THE TEXAN

The board of directors of the XIT Rodeo and Reunion is searching to find qualified applicants to participate in the 2014 XIT Rodeo Queen Contest.

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FOR THE TEXAN

Sixty-seven percent of state in drought stages As Mother Nature continues to play what seems like an extended April Fools joke on parts of Texas.

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By JOE WARREN

A high speed chase involving three state agencies, several county sheriff agents from three states, started in Raton and ended near Boise City, but not before coming through Dalhart Wednesday, April 2 around noon.

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FOR THE TEXAN

A Dallam County jury returned a guilty verdict last week in a felony case after only 25 minutes of deliberation.