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By WARREN SLAUGHTER
Special to the Texan

Following a public hearing at their Tuesday night meeting, the Dalhart City Council moved to deny the enactment of Ordinance 2011-16, which would have changed the zoning of Block 4, Lots 9-16, and Block 5, Lots 1-8, Country Meadows, City of Dalhart, from residential zoning to apartment zoning for the purpose of building duplexes and apartments. Progress Resources, the owner of the property, was requesting the zoning change.
Jason Schniederjan said that because of the condition of the main road that would service this area – Jefferson Street – it was like “putting the cart before the horse.” He opposed the rezoning until something is done about the road, he said.

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By AMY SCHNIEDERJAN

The memories are deep and plentiful of the Dalhart Army Air Base, which, by being located here, has had an indelible effect on this town and the many generations that have lived here since. One of the prevailing memories involving the air base in Dalhart that also drew national attention during WWII was the accidental sand bag bombing of Boise City, Oklahoma. Boise City was the only city in the continental United States to be bombed in WWII. Around 12:30 a.m. of July 5, 1943, a wayward B-17 crew from Dalhart wandered over the town of Boise City instead of its targeted lighted bombing field. Six practice bombs were dropped on the sleeping town before the mistake was noticed and the bombing stopped. Fortunately, no one was injured and minimal damage was incurred.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD
Friday, November 11, 2011 Coronal William McRae stationed at Ft Hood Texas will deliver the Veterans Day speech following the parade.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Texas voters have approved seven constitutional amendments that will allow new cooperation between cities and counties, give the governor more power to issue pardons and borrow more money for student loans.

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Lullabies have gone “bye bye!”

By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN

It seems to me that many of the problems in our society stem from allowing children to live in an unstructured, unrestricted lifestyle. As generations come and go, the standards of the home drop to lower levels.

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By JONATHAN SCHERER

As we come together to celebrate Veteran’s Day, it’s worth stepping back a moment and taking note of the current state of our nation.  Perhaps not in the political mindset most would consider, amidst the landscape of his side and their side and who’s right and who’s wrong. I mean it in a different way entirely. It’s in the way in which we perceive everything. What holds value and what garners interest.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Gary Sinclair was sworn in as Dalhart’s new police chief on Monday, November 7, 2011. Sinclair accepted the position in October and has recently moved to Dalhart with his wife, Christine.
Chief Sinclair stated in an early conversation, “I’d like to meet with each business owner and hold a town hall meeting to get input from the citizens we serve.” He is taking a very proactive approach to the community and wants to establish a community police environment.

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By RODNEY WHITE

All the hard work and long hours paid off for the girls cross country team as they claimed third place at the Regional meet at Mae Simmons park in Lubbock Saturday.  The top 3 teams will advance to the state tournament next weekend at Round Rock.  The girls will run at 1:20 pm at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.  This is a bunch of girls that gets up and runs at 6 AM in the morning in the dark and then they have to shower and head off to their classes and breakfast.  It was a very emotional victory for the team.  I visited with the Regional Champion Sara Smith right after she ran and asked her to come to the volleyball game and I would interview her on the radio.  Sara replied, can my whole team come?

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By LEANN PACHECO

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Currently, in the United States, an estimated 5.4 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and someone develops the disease every 69 seconds.
Like everything else in the body, the brain changes as we age. Slowed thinking or occasional “senior moment” memory lapses are normal. As we grow older, we experience physiological changes that can cause glitches in brain functions we’ve always taken for granted. It takes longer to learn and recall information. We’re not as quick as we used to be. In fact, we often mistake this slowing of our mental processes for true memory loss. In most cases, though, if we give ourselves time, the information will come to mind.

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Jack Welch receives his prize money as the winning contestant of the tenth week’s football contest. He got ten out of ten correct with the tie breaker of 48.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

A local business owner filed a report on Friday, October 21, 2011 with the Dalhart Police Department stating items from their business had been stolen. The list included a Ryobi saws all, a Ryobi skill saw, a Ryobi drill, numerous drill bits, a large flash light, two 18 volt batteries, a battery charger, a blue canvas bag with leather straps and three World War II knives and swords.

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By LEANN PACHECO

One of the only two surviving Union Pacific steam locomotives, the historic No. 844 chugged its way into Dalhart on Wednesday, November 2. Hailed as Union Pacific’s “Living Legend,” the train is widely known among train enthusiasts for its excursion runs. No. 844’s visit to the XIT City was an early stop in the New Mexico – Arizona Centennial Tour, which will take the iconic engine and its cars 2,900 miles over 32 days.

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By RODNEY WHITE

Turnovers and injuries plagued the Wolves against Pampa Friday night and proved to be the difference in the game as the Wolves had almost 100 yards more total offense, gave Pampa a short field to work with and the Pampa Harvesters took advantage of the turnovers to upset the Wolves in the final district game of the season.  The Pampa victory caused a three way tie between Dalhart, Perryton and Pampa.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

One example of a wild animal attack was the July 14, 2007 tiger attack at the San Antonio Zoo the 244 pound tiger attacked and mauled zoo keeper Jeff Tierney, leaving him in critical condition. Berani, knocked the zookeeper down, bit him several times and dragged him by the head into a service hallway, but for some reason released the injured zookeeper for an instant. Tierney was freed long enough for him to retrieve a vial of pepper spray from his belt and repel the creature. This is one example of a wild animal attack occurring while the animal was in captivity.

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By LEANN PACHECO

Dalhart’s KXIT Radio will soon broadcast Contemporary Christian music on its 96.1 FM frequency. The change is one result of the station’s October 1 sale to Amarillo-based SHO Media. Spokesperson and SHO partner Simon Maldonado explained that the company’s goal with KXIT is to “simply improve on what has already been established in Dalhart.”

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

In the winter, the afternoon Daylight Saving Time advantage is offset for many people and businesses by the morning’s need for more lighting. The advantage is generally less than one hour. So, the rationale was that Daylight Saving Time saves energy for lighting in all seasons of the year, but it saves least during the four darkest months of winter November, December, January and February, when the afternoon advantage is offset by the need for lighting because of late sunrise.

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By AMY SCHNIEDERJAN

As the nation prepares to honor its veterans on Friday, November 11, it seems fitting to explore Dalhart’s own unique history of service to our country with a look at what today is the Dalhart Municipal Airport, but what was once known as the Dalhart Army Air Base during WWII.

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By RODNEY WHITE

The Lady Wolves started slow but finished strong as they claimed the bi-district championship with a four game victory over Levelland in the Dimmitt gym Tuesday night.  Both teams played a little tight in the first game and seemed to have some playoff jitters, but the Lady Wolves put together a good run and overcame five service errors to win 25-22. Levelland settled down and took the second game 25-22.

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He knows my name

By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN

On October 31, 2011 the United Nations issued a report that the world population reached 7 BILLION people!  The evening news reported some interesting trivia about the people making up this enormous number;