Fire Chief has personal experience with fire-starting battery charger
Dalhart Fire Chief Curtis Brown recently became aware of the potential dangers of battery chargers when a battery charger for his digital camera caught fire in his home. The fire occurred while Chief Brown was resting from an all night fire. The fire was caught early, but the possibility of fires occurring in homes within the area led him to comment about the subject.
It’s how you finish the race
I have never met a person who has not failed at one time or another in their life. It is not failing that is the problem; but what one does after the failure. To accept failure as the final end is to become a true failure. Looking at failure as a learning tool contributes to one’s growth.
First Presbyterian Church welcomes new pastor
Pastor Dave grew up in Forest Grove, Michigan. He and his wife Shannon have two teenage children, Vicki, who will be going off to college this fall, and Craig who will be a 11th grader in high school.
Stratton Potter and Dylan Moore named Little Mr. and Miss XIT
The 2009 Little Mr. and Miss XIT winners were named at the pageant held on Saturday, July 25th. The XIT Corral was set up in the sanctuary of the First Christian Church on Denver. The event brought out approximately 200 family and friends to cheer on the contestants.
Advanced Placement Chemistry in DHS future
At the regular meeting of the Dalhart Independent School District Board held Tuesday, July 21st DHS Chemistry teachers, Melissa Ritchey and Lori Beckner, gave a presentation regarding Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry and their recent completion of training. The training gave each of them a better understand of the requirements necessary to get an AP Chemistry course on the schedule at DHS.
Ask The Lawyer
Question: I rented a house in town on a one-year lease. At the end of the lease I gave notice to my landlord that I wanted to stay in the house and renew my lease. My landlord replied that the house was purchased in a foreclosure sale and that it would be up to the new owner. I contacted the new owner. I expected to hear that he was glad a tenant wanted to renew their lease, but he said that I would have to move because he was not going to lease the house to anyone but had bought it for his son and son’s family to move into. He told me I have to be out by July 31st.
Community Connect receives 2009/10 funding
Sylvia Renick addressed the Board of Trustees at the regular meeting of the board held July 21st. She made a request for continued funding for the Community Connect community education program. She updated the board on the program’s successes in the past year and her expectations for the coming year.
“On the Road Again” Channel Ten Summer Celebration
There was no shortage of enthusiasm as the Channel 10 crew rolled into town to visit Dalhart, the fourth Panhandle town on their “Summer Celebration” tour. They will long remember being treated by the area Chamber of Commerce to a delightful “chicken fried” steak dinner at The Loose Caboose!
3 Js Graphic Design and Photo Studio ribbon cutting
3 Js Graphic Design and Photo Studio held their grand opening and ribbon cutting on Friday, July 24.
Meet Your Neighbor
Jennifer is a newcomer to the area having grown up in Tulia. On June 14, 2008, she married Jake VanBeek of Hartley, owner of VanBeek Trucking. Jennifer studied graphic design at WT and took her photography classes online with a New York studio.
High Country Clinic Hosts Intern
High Country Community Rural Health Clinic LLC has hosted a current Texas Tech student for the past six weeks for an in depth on the job internship that provides valuable experience to the intern in regards to the working and operations of healthcare in a rural area such as our own. Kelly Rueda, a Canyon native, will be completing her internship on Tuesday and will be graduating August 15th from Texas Tech as a Physician Assistant.
Magic Performed for Dallam- Hartley County Libraries Summer Reading Club
On Wednesday the 22nd of July Michael Turner, son of Dr. and Mrs. Matt Turner of Dalhart, performed a variety of magic for the Dallam-Hartley County Library summer reading club.
Stimulus funds US Hwy 87 improvements
Paul Braun, Public Information Officer with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) provided information recently regarding improvements to US Highway 87 southeast of Hartley to the city limits of Dalhart. The project is scheduled to get underway as soon as weather permits.
Teacher raises likely to receive approval
The Dalhart Independent School Board held a regular meeting on Tuesday, July 21st. Many items were on the meeting’s agenda. Of particular interest was the discussion regarding teacher raises for the upcoming school year.
Wind-powered high security data center
In a July 16th press release, Jerry Patterson, Commissioner for the Texas General Land Office, announced that an agreement was reached with Baryonyx Corporation to lease approximately eight acres of land in Dallam County. The land is a part of the Permanent School Fund land and will house a highly secure computer server facility. Baryonyx is a Houston-based corporation.
Stop clicking that pen and other annoying habits
The repeated click of a ballpoint pen, tapping of a pen, or jingling keys in a pocket can become quite distracting. Why people engage in annoying habits is a mystery, but all people have some habit that likely annoys those around them or even cuts off proper communication completely.
Ask The Lawyer
“I paid for the shipping and the insurance, so weren’t the contents of the package legally mine and the insurance proceeds?”
Texline celebration enjoyed large turnout
The first anniversary celebration of the opening of the Community Center in Texline was held on Saturday, July 18th.. The daylong event brought people from the community and surrounding areas and an estimated 350 to 400 people enjoyed the meal and all of the planned activities.
The art of storytelling at XIT Museum
More than 80 children and adults poured into the XIT Museum on Thursday, July 16th to enjoy storyteller Eldrena Douma. Douma is a Pueblo Indian from the tribes of the Laguna, Tewa and Hopi. She is a professional storyteller, author and workshop presenter.
Summer Celebration Thursday with News Channel 10
News Channel 10 out of Amarillo will be in Dalhart for their 2009 Summer Celebration on Thursday, July 23rd. Channel 10 will be broadcasting the 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. news live from the Dallam County Courthouse here in Dalhart with food, fun and prizes. Several local businesses and organizations are joining the celebration. There will be a variety of free items and some local non-profit organizations are taking this opportunity to hold a fund raiser.