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By ROBIN SCOTT

Coon Memorial Nursing Home held its annual crowning of the XIT King and Queen on Tuesday, August 3.  Festivities began at 10:30 a.m. in the lounge of CMH, which was filled to capacity with residents, family and friends, and XIT officials. 

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    Find out about all of the people and fun that goes on during the XIT Rodeo & Reunion in today’s Special Section.  From the largest free barbecue to the opening ceremonies, to the parade, this year’s rodeo and reunion is certain fun for everyone.  “Dirt washes off, pride never does,” is the 74th XIT Rodeo & Reunion theme.  “Buckles and Boots” is the parade theme.  Take a little time to eat watermelon, attend the melodrama at the La Rita Theatre, view beautiful artwork at the XIT Museum during their XIT Featured Artist’s reception, attend the rodeo or go the dance.  All of the activities are a part of what makes Dalhart one of the best places to live or visit on the planet!

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Isn’t it a crime to pass a school bus that is stopped to let kids on or off?

    Question:  With school coming up fairly quickly, could you remind everyone what the law is about passing a school bus?  Also, isn’t it a crime to pass a school bus that is stopped to let kids on or off?

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By ROBIN SCOTT

In a unanimous vote the Dalhart Independent School Board elected to building a new Athletic Complex that should be operational in 2011.  The special meeting held Thursday, July 29, took place before a packed crowd of former school board trustees and members of the Long Range Planning Commission as well as interested members of the community.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER
Special to the Texan

    Prior to the regular meeting on July 27, the Dalhart City Council held a public hearing on the submission of an application for a Community Development Grant in the amount of $275,000. Funds from the grant would be used to replace the Tanglewood Lift Station for the Wastewater Department. The lift station was built in the 1970s. It is a homemade affair that was put in by a developer. City employees are trying to keep the lift station from breaking down until a new one can be installed. The estimated cost of a new lift station is over $300,000. After receiving comments from city workers and the general public, the hearing was closed.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

A mid-afternoon accident involving a four-wheeler ended with two young women taken to Coon Memorial Hospital.  A third uninjured woman was involved in the one-vehicle accident that occurred on Monday, July 26 at approximately 3:00 p.m. 

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    Dallam County has reported one confirmed case of rabies within the county.  A rabid skunk was killed on Tuesday, July 27 after a homeowner noticed odd behavior by the skunk.  The skunk was captured and taken to Dalhart Animal Hospital. 

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    Two deputies with the Sherman County Sheriff’s Office are being hailed heroes for saving the life of a motorist involved in a one-vehicle accident.  The accident occurred on Friday, July 23 at approximately 1:00 p.m. when the driver lost control of his vehicle on Highway 287 northbound approximately seven mils south of Stratford.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The Bart Crow band calls Austin home.  Members include Bart Crow on vocals, acoustic guitar and electric guitar, Paul Russell on vocals and electric guitar, Matt Slagle on bass guitar, David Fralin on vocals, keyboards, organ, electric guitar and percussion and Jay Nasty on drums and percussion.

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Tiny Bugs with Big Faith

    As a child, I loved the many picnics our family had at Lake Michigan.  Mother would pack a huge picnic basket with fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans and watermelon.  We would meet our aunts, uncles and cousins at the State park and spend the day.

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By JUDI WIEGMAN

The 2010 Mr. and Miss XIT Rodeo and Reunion winners are Mr. Case Moorhouse, son of Ryan and Colette Moorhouse, and Miss Payton Ralston, daughter of Wes and Sarah Ralston.  

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The Dalhart Independent School District board of trustees has been working with the Dumas Independent School District on a plan to incorporate Dumas students into the XIT School in Dalhart.  All of the preliminary plans are complete, and soon, students from Dumas will attend the XIT School alongside Dalhart students.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    Known for its Texas Country Sound, the Tommy Gallagher Band has been on the music scene since 2004.  Tommy Gallagher and Steven Lewis began the band, which, according to Gallagher, “Blew our own expectations out of the water.”

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Is it possible that a call soliciting money was legitimate?

    Question:  I received a call from someone who said that they were putting together a directory for a local kids’ organization.  The directory needed advertisers to pay for itself and I was asked to pay for an ad, up front.  I felt that the caller was very suspicious because the caller didn’t seem to know very much about when I would see a proof of my ad, or how I would even get an ad created.  He also asked for my credit card information in order to process my order, but I never said I would place the ad.  I have never heard of the company that the caller said he worked for and when I checked up on the website that I was told to look at, no such site was found.  Is it possible that the caller was legitimate and if he was, how could I have figured that out?

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By JUDI WIEGMAN
     On Sunday morning twelve solar powered cars met at the Texas Motor Speedway to begin a 794.7 mile journey that brought them through our area. Their journey’s end is just north of Bolder, CO.  One full week is dedicated to this journey.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    Debbie Ferguson of Sunray was elected as the President of the Board of Directors of CASA, Texas, Court Appointed Special Advocates.  Ferguson is a rancher and CASA 69, Inc. volunteer.   CASA is a Texas non-profit organization that pairs trained volunteers with children who are in the foster care system.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

According to the Buster Bledsoe Band’s founder and namesake, Buster Bledsoe, “This dream has been a long time in the making!”  Buster began his musical career at just 16.  He got his start at Hoots Pub in Amarillo singing on amateur night.  He sang George Strait’s, “You look So Good in Love” and ‘The Cowboy Rides Away” with singer/songwriter James Davis playing the guitar. 

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Friday, July 16 at approximately 2:30 p.m., a college student home for the summer break working, accidentally plowed up a section of Highway 281 (Etter Highway).  The unusual call to Central Dispatch stated that 150 feet of the roadway was torn up from the plow.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

A pickup truck heading north on Highway 87 just outside the city limits was rear ended by a semi heading in the same direction.  The accident occurred at approximately 12:20 p.m. on Monday, July 19.
According to Officer Javier Gonzalez with the Dalhart Police Department, the investigating officer on the scene noted, “The driver of the pickup peeled out from over by the Valero and went right out in front of the semi.”  He added, “The driver of the semi left a long line of skid marks trying to avoid hitting the pickup.”

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Seth Gustin

As a Dalhart native, Seth Gustin graduated from Dalhart High School before continuing his education at Texas Tech University.  He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics.