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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Gerret Boer participated at the state level in the State Dairy Judging Team competition on Thursday, April 19, 2012, in Stephenville.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER

Refinancing some $3 million in bonds issued by the City of Dalhart to pay for much-needed upgrading to the city’s water and sewage systems will result in saving the city $233,508 over the next 10 years.

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By CONNIE WILMER

“It was such a good experience.  I’m glad that we had the opportunity to participate,” says Mattie Stilwell, DJH Meet in the Middle member.

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By LEANN PACHECO

The Dallam-Hartley Counties Hospital District Board of Directors met Thursday, April 26 at Coon Memorial Hospital. Agenda items included: financial reports; CEO reports; discuss, review, take action on hospital, nursing home, Dalhart Family Medicine Clinic, and assisted living; new business; old business; Executive Session.

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By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN
Our home has taken on a deafening silence. The toys went out with the trash, (except for dirty dog and beanie baby). The doggie door has been permanently closed. We said good-bye to our buddy Berkley and he has taken with him a piece of our hearts.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

On Thursday, April 19, 2012, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Dallam Hartley County 911 Emergency Dispatch operators received several calls from residents on Peach Street. Officers with the Dalhart Police Department were dispatched to the 1000 block of Peach.

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By LEANN PACHECO

The American Cancer Society 10th annual Relay for Life of Dallam/Hartley Counties will begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday at Rita Blanca Coliseum, Dalhart, and will end Saturday morning at 7:00 a.m. Weather permitting, walking/running will be outside.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

A new state law that took effect on January 1, 2012 and pertaining to private party automobile sales requires the purchaser to register the automobile with 30 days are face stiff monthly penalties.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The Dalhart High School (DHS) One Act Play (OAP) Company will perform their 2012 Award winning play, “TRACKS”, on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the DHS Auditorium.  “TRACKS,” is written by Peter Tarsi and published by Dramatic Publishing Company. The play opens in an unknown subway station. Several people have mysteriously arrived in the station. The plot will captivate the audience in a very thought provoking manner and promises an enjoyable viewing by all.

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By CONNIE WILMER

“It found us!” the girls giggled. ”We were driving by, saw the ‘For Sale’ sign, and thought, this might be a good idea.  It just came out of nowhere.”
If you drive by the corner of Hwy 87 and Tennessee, you will see that The Hula Hut is getting a face-lift.  It is currently being painted a bright turquoise blue.  When it is completed, it will have big, colorful polka dots all over it.  Why the change?   The Hula Hut was owned and operated be Mary Lou and Curtis Ritchey for 14 years.  When Casey Cover, age 19 and sister, Jennifer, age 21 noticed the ‘For Sale” sign; they knew right away that this could be a great opportunity for them.  The girls have recently purchased The Hula Hut, and are working hard to make to make their grand opening date of May 1, 2012.  The Cover sisters may be the youngest business owners in Dalhart.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

Ever wish you could remember what it’s like to think the way a child does? Or wonder what you really wanted to be when you grew up? Don’t miss the chance to have your children and grandchildren’s thoughts and dreams in print forever.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

Early rattlesnake sightings are raising some concerns for local farmers and ranchers.
The most likely reason for this early activity, according to local Texas Parks and Wildlife Biologist Achi Treptow, is above normal temperatures the past few months. Treptow explained that as temperatures warm and consistently stay warm, rattlesnakes and many other reptiles in our area will continue to become more active.

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By LEANN PACHECO

Voting for school board members is a simple but powerful way to support student success and strengthen the community, and Dalhart voters will soon have the opportunity to decide who will fill two at-large seats on the Dalhart Independent School District Board of Trustees.
Election Day is May 12. The Texan introduced candidates Doug Claborn (incumbent) and Mario Gomez on Tuesday, April 10. The remaining two candidates are Boyd Barrow and Reynaldo Encinias.

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Breaking Free

By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN

On Easter Sunday the Pastor of the church I was visiting, explained that he invited an interpretive dancer to portray just what Calvary really did for us.  He could use whatever—to make his point.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Four month old Colten Allan Hernandez Melton was found unresponsive by his mother on Monday, March 19, 2012 in their family home. Dallam-Hartley County 911 dispatched Dalhart Police officers, who in turned called department detectives and Rita Little, Dallam County Justice of the Peace.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

New information emerging from the Dalhart Police Department investigation into the Saturday, March 31 shooting of a dog has prompted policy changes according to DPD Investigator Sgt. David Conner.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

One in three young people have experienced online cyber threats, one in 10 adolescents or teens have had embarrassing or sexually explicit pictures taken of themselves without permission (using cell phone cameras), and one in three teens have posted or sent sexually suggestive or nude pictures of themselves to others. The madness must stop. “The dangers that our children face today are greater than any generation to this point. The damage that is perpetrated upon their hearts and minds is almost completely undetectable until it’s too late,” stated Pastor John Hunter of People’s Church.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

On Friday, April 6 the Dalhart Police Department answered a call regarding the burglary of a habitation and an automobile burglary. And on Monday, April 9 The Cow Feed Company and an additional motor vehicle were burglarized. “All of the incidents are under investigation,” stated investigator Sgt. David Conner of the Dalhart Police Department.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD
Fransisco “Frankie Joe” Jose Fuentes was arrested on April 5, 2012 at approximately 6:00 p.m. for the March 5,  2012 burglaries of R & R Machine, XIT Ford and the March 25, 2012 burglary of Central United Methodist Church. The Dalhart Police Department [DPD] charged Fuentes on three counts of burglary of a building and jailers booked him into the Dallam Hartley County Jail. “He [Fuentes] was a suspect from the beginning,” stated Dalhart Police Chief, Gary Sinclair. Fuentes is known as a “frequent flyer” at the Dallam Hartley county jail. His criminal record began with arrests dating back to 2000 for similar crimes.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

According to information provided by the Dalhart Police Department (DPD) Thursday, April 12, 2012, the March 30 shooting of a local family’s dog has been under investigation since Thursday, April 5, 2012.
On Tuesday, April 10, 2012, The Dalhart Texan spoke with Desiree` Humphries, who corroborated witness Crystal Woods’ account of the incident which ended in the fatal shooting of the trained agility dog, Smokey.