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By ROBIN SCOTT

 With the assistance of a $97,500 grant from the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife, matched in kind with labor and equipment from the City of Dalhart, the trails available at Rita Blanca Lake have grown.
    Walking, running, riding a horse or exercising the dog is more than enjoyable out at the lake.  With 8.2 miles of trails, the walker or outdoor enthusiast can spend hours sightseeing and communing with nature.   

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By ROBIN SCOTT

     During the regular meeting of the Dalhart Independent School Board, the board members, Superintendent David Foote and school principals discussed the advantages of the flex day schedule, which occurred for the first time during the 2009/10 school year.  The group agreed that the benefits outweighed the “growing pains” of getting used to the new schedule, and they unanimously stated that they look forward to continuing the schedule in the future.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    When a man becomes a father, he takes on many new responsibilities and roles.  The many new hats he must wear ensure that his children will grow up happy, well adjusted and secure.  Without the many roles that a father takes on a child may feel abandoned, insecure or insignificant.

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By NATHAN FRENCH

    The Dallam-Hartley Counties Hospital District has been at the forefront of progress but has remained steadfast on the values that have been left by Richard Coon.   The dignity of each person who comes to DHCHS for care is imperative.  The benevolence of its founder and the values he left to DHCHS many years ago are still instilled today.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    A walking or driving tour through Dalhart quickly uncovers some of Dalhart’s most treasured features, its city parks.  The parks include the little league and softball fields as well as Rita Blanca Lake.

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From Boy to Man to Dad

    A mom never forgets that moment when the doctor announces, “It’s a boy!”  That little bundle, placed in her arms, becomes the focus of years of loving, discipline, joy and sometimes disappointment.  She wonders if he will ever outgrow his childhood; what kind of man will he become, what kind of dad?

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The Commissioners for both Dallam and Hartley Counties voted unanimously on Monday to join the Panhandle Rural Transportation Planning Organization (PRPO), a new sub-organization with a specialized purpose.
During their regular monthly meetings held on June 14, both groups of Commissioners signed resolutions to join the PRPO.  The 17 county member organization will allow for input by county leaders into TxDOT decisions.  

 

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Late Sunday evening a storm rolled through Dalhart that was reminiscent of late January, when hundreds of tree branches and limbs were knocked down all over the area.  Once again, area residents and city employees are chopping wood and chipping debris.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The Pedal Pushers Garden Club held their Secret Garden Tour on Saturday, June 12.  A large group of garden enthusiasts and admirers left on a bus from the Dalhart Senior Center at 9:30 a.m. to a breezy and cool morning.

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    Question:  My husband and I live on property that has no public roadway.  We have always driven on the private roadway that is at the front of our property.  The private roadway takes us to a county road.  Recently the owner of the private roadway has threatened to block our access to the county road, and says that we can’t use the road because there is nothing in the property records granting us the right to use the roadway.  Can our neighbor block our way to the county road or are we landlocked?

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By ROBIN SCOTT

A Dalhart man riding a motorcycle was involved in an accident with a semi truck on Tuesday, June 8.  The accident occurred at approximately 5:10 p.m. on Highway 87 near 5th Street in Dalhart.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    Community members now have an opportunity to report misconduct or non-compliance by registered sex offenders.  The Sex Offender Registration Tips Program (SORT) has two interactive resources to report registered sex offenders who may be out of compliance with their registration requirements.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

   Soon, Dalhart will have a new Eagle Scout when Jonathan Baumert finishes up his Eagle Scout service project.  The scouts are a familiar sight in the Dalhart area, often showing up to help out with area events or to host their own.  When Baumert heard that Coach Bridgett Nicholson at Dalhart Intermediate School was getting ready to rejuvenate the gym at the school on her own, he volunteered to do his part to get the job done.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The Dallam County Sheriff’s Office acted on a reliable tip that led to a raid on a meth lab in Texline.  Meth, short for methamphetamine, is a dangerous narcotic that is frequently made from ingredients such as Sudafed, anhydrous ammonia and Coleman stove fuel.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

 A motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 87 North near Ponderosa Lane and S. Sedan Road was caused when a pickup truck stalled on the roadway.  The accident, which occurred at approximately 12:20 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, left the highway strewn with debris and traffic backed up.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER
Special to the Texan

    The Dalhart City Council passed a resolution at their Tuesday, June 8 meeting to keep a rate increase sought by Xcel Energy from going into effect for 90 days. City Manager Greg Duggan said if the council did not pass the resolution, the rate increase would go into effect in 30 days. The purpose of the 90-day suspension is to allow a rate attorney to review the rate change request. Also, Xcel must pay for the rate attorney, so the city is not out any money for extra attorney’s fees.

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  Members of Elk’s Lodge 2390 and Sherrie and Danny Doyle of B & G Muffler are determined that local soldiers stationed overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan don’t go too long without a few basic necessities.  Items that everyone safe and sound at home take for granted are worth gold to a soldier serving across the ocean.

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By AARON GRAVES

 Hot! That would a good word to describe the past couple of weeks. Hot!
    Right on cue, high temperatures since June 1st have been in the 90s with a couple of exceptions. One such exception was June 7, in which the high hit 100 degrees.

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Can I? Now I Can!

    I trembled as I stuck the keys in the car ignition and started the engine.  It was still dark and I was the “designated driver” taking my husband to Amarillo for his eye surgery.  My trust in my own ability to drive the car to and from Amarillo six times in the next two weeks was not very strong.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Mother of three, Stephanie Gaines, will soon take on an additional role, actress.  That’s because the entry she submitted to the Claritin Living Clear Promotion not only won her $1,000 for being selected as one of the top three finalists, it won her the top spot and a $10,000 grand prize.