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By ROBIN SCOTT

    Late Wednesday afternoon a semi truck making a right turn from Denver Avenue onto 7th Street met with a traffic light pole in a one-vehicle accident before leading law enforcement on a high speed chase.  The accident occurred at approximately 4:40 p.m., but the driver failed to stop at the scene.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    It’s wheat harvest in Dallam and Hartley counties and area farmers are keeping Dalhart Consumers Fuel Association, Inc. busy delivering their yields.  Trucks may be seen at the elevators every day now, especially in the afternoons, and the flow is steady.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

A mechanical malfunction on a tour bus kept 48 boy scouts and scout leaders from returning home on Friday, July 2.  The scouts had just finished two weeks of fun, camping and hiking at the scouts’ renowned facility in Philmont, NM.  The boys and their leaders found themselves standing off of the roadway on Highway 87 just south of Texline when the bus they were riding in began billowing smoke.  

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Today is Mine, Tomorrow?

Last week started out interestingly weird!  Chalmer went for a “consultation” with a cardiologist because feeling faint a couple of times. He ended up with an emergency heart cath!  That was scary, but his heart checked out fine. (A few more tests will be done!)

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By ROBIN SCOTT

After a closure of approximately four years, the Moore County Courtroom was reopened on Friday, June 25.  Rather than make general repairs to the existing courtroom that was built in 1930, 69th Judicial District Judge Ron Enns found a way to get the courtroom restored to nearly its original condition.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

     The 74h Annual XIT Rodeo & Reunion is just a month away, but the excitement leading up to the three day event is already underway.  Many different activities will occur within the next few weeks that will have the Dalhart area ready for the rodeo on August 5, 6 and 7.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

   The heat of summer has the potential to cause more than discomfort, it may lead to fires.  Problems with air conditioners and swamp coolers often cause fires that are easily avoided.  A fire at 704 Texline was caused by just such a problem.

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“Can my landlord just lock me out or does he have to follow some rules regarding eviction?”

     Question:  I am behind on paying my rent.  Can my landlord just lock me out or does he have to follow some rules regarding eviction?
    Answer:  A landlord may not lock a tenant out of rental or leased property without following certain legal procedures first, all of which are found in the Texas Property Code. 

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Rarely do I put myself within an article and use words like, “I,” “we,” or “you,” but there’s something about Independence Day that makes me want to break away from my formal training as a writer and put into words what this holiday means to me and why living in Dalhart is something we should all count ourselves blessed for.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

A young driver had a mishap on Monday and drove his vehicle into a tree.  The accident occurred at approximately 6:00 p.m. on June 28 in Dalhart’s north side.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

   Lucas Van Engen left from Fontana, CA on May 17 on his way to New York City.  He plans to arrive in the Big Apple on August 24, after finishing up a 3,300 mile trip at just seven miles per hour on a riding lawn mower.

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Summer is in full swing

By AARON GRAVES

    Summer is in full swing as the calendars are flipped from June to July. A look back at June 2010 and a look ahead at July prove that.
    June ended with an average high of 91.9 degrees, pretty much right on the mark for the past five years. We had five days that hit 100 degrees or more, the hottest being June 10th with a high of 102. Temperatures hit the 90 degree mark 14 days in June, with most of those being early in the month. Temperatures the past week have mainly been in the mid 80s. 

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    On a mission trip to Ukraine, I traveled in the back of a crowded pickup, seated on an upside-down five gallon bucket, to a remote village called Mizyakovskie-hooteri.  (I loved saying the name of that village!)  Our task would be tearing down an old pre-World War II barn made of clay mud, straw and wire.  It was a dirty, dusty job, but we poured ourselves into the work as the neighbors walked by, peering at the group of Americans working so diligently.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER
Special to the Texan

After three years of trying to get a property on the north side of Dalhart cleaned up, the Dalhart City Council voted unanimously to file a lawsuit in District Court against the property owner, Harold Wilkinson, to be able to enter the property and clean it up. Mr. Wilkinson has been operating a recycling/salvage business on the property, which is zoned residential, since the 1970.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    Members of the Dalhart Fire Department participated in hazardous materials (hazmat) training on Saturday, June 26.  The training took place out at the north co-op near TxDOT during some of the hottest temperatures to date for the area.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The DISD Career and Technology Department at Dalhart High School hosted a luncheon for community leaders.  The luncheon was set around a presentation about the upcoming classes for students.  Community leaders were invited to attend the luncheon and join in on a discussion and provide valuable input into the education of Dalhart’s youth.

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“Does my child have to attend school daily in pre-K?”

    Question:  Do I have to put my four year old in the head start program or a private pre-school, or can my child continue to stay home with me until it’s time to go to Kindergarten?  Does my child have to attend school daily in pre-K, or can I keep her home when I want to?

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By ROBIN SCOTT

     In May, two recordings made of the Junior High Band were entered into a Regional competition and both received first place.  The recordings were then advanced to the State competition and have been entered in the Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB) “Outstanding Performance Series” (OPS), a State Session. 

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    Dalhart’s 2010 Relay For Life event brought out hundreds of people to Memorial Stadium in Dalhart Friday evening, including many survivors of cancer.  The event, themed, “Birthdays,” is held each year to honor cancer survivors and support each of them as they strive to reach another birthday.    This year’s event saw 19 teams walking around the Memorial Stadium track from 7:00 p.m. Friday through 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning.  According to Stephanie Koehn, who coordinated the event with fellow committee members, four more teams participated this year than last year.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    Move America Forward is the nation’s largest pro-troop organization based in Sacramento, CA.  The organization is dedicated to providing U.S. Troops overseas with care packages.  Funds needed for the care packages are raised in an annual Troop-A-Thon, a marathon event with celebrities, musicians and others who encourage support.