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Can a judge deny me a name change just because of the name that I want to choose?

Question:  I hate my birth name and I want to change it, and the name I have chosen for myself is one that my family hates.  I’m over 18 years of age and know that I do not need my family’s permission, but my parents keep saying that there is no way a judge would let me change my name to the one that I want.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Recently, the city of Dalhart cleaned up Memorial Park Cemetery after Memorial Day weekend and stirred up a great deal of emotions for area residents.  Some were thrilled with the cemetery’s appearance, while others were disappointed and hurt that items left at the gravesites of loved ones were removed.  The problem is complex because it strikes upon deeply personal feelings pitted against the city’s need to maintain the cemetery in a particular way.

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By RODNEY WHITE

The Golden Wolves ended their season on a sad note when they fell to the Monahans Lobos Saturday night in Wolfforth.  Dalhart took the lead on the first play of the game when Harper Scofield intercepted a pass at the three and rumbled into the end-zone to put the Wolves on top 7-0.  The Lobos gradually took control of the game, shutting down the Dalhart offense and managing to run the ball against the vaunted Dalhart defense, sending the Wolves home after one of the most successful seasons in history.  The 13 seniors on the team left a legacy that will be remembered for a long time, and started a tradition that will continue for years in the future.  The final score was Monahans 32, Dalhart 7.  Dalhart finished the season at 10-2 and with memories that will last a lifetime.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

"Black Friday” has arrived and shoppers will find great deals on the day that kicks the Christmas shopping season into full gear each year.  The Friday after Thanksgiving is one of the best shopping days of the year and has been around since the 1960s.  It’s the day that retailers and merchants go “in the black” on the books and make their best profits.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Grace Lutheran Church has assisted in preparing and delivering turkey dinners to area residents who receive Meals-On-Wheels meals.  Meals-on-Wheels does deliver on holidays, however, members of Grace Lutheran Church wanted to give the regular volunteers from the program a break on Thanksgiving

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From the City of Dalhart

After the City Council Meeting held on November 9, the City of Dalhart provided the following clarification of the proposed franchise fee increase:

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Area residents have a rare opportunity to dispose of that unwanted, oversized console television or 15-year-old computer.  The E-waste Event is underway, which means that anything electronic may be disposed of from now until December 14 for free.

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By ROBIN SCOTT
Dalhart Independent School District has had a web page for a long time, but its new website truly brings the district into the 21st Century.  In the works for several months, the website was finally introduced to the public on November 16.

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A stirring in the air

There is an unmistakable stirring in the air.  It starts with the rustling of the wind, stirring the autumn leaves, heralding the changing of the season.  With it comes the string of holidays in November and December.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Before a packed auditorium of cheering family and friends, high school senior Shelby Wilt signed her contract to play volleyball for Angelo State University.  The signing took place at Dalhart High School on Friday, November 12.

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By RODNEY WHITE

The Lady Wolves got off to a slow start Friday night as they were trying to get used to playing basketball, making the adjustment with teammates that had just finished up the volleyball season.  Sunray jumped out early as they were deadly from
3 point range and they led 20-9 at the end of the first quarter.  Dalhart still struggled missing easy shots and trailed at halftime 18-35.  The Lady Wolves started to gain a little more consistency but they trailed 33-55 at the end of the 3rd period.

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By RODNEY WHITE

The starting time for the area round playoff game for the Golden Wolves has been changed to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 20.  The Wolves will play Monahans.  Monahans comes into the game undefeated after beating Clint last week, 52-8.  The last time the Golden Wolves played in an area round playoff game was 1999 when the Wolves finished at 6-6 for the year.  Come out and support the Wolves at the Frenship High School field on Saturday night in Lubbock.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Sylvia Renick opened an informational meeting on bullying Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. at Dalhart High School.  The meeting, meant to provide parents with information necessary to address bullying, saw an attendance of nearly 100.  Three speakers addressed the audience during the meeting and outlined what is being done in Dalhart, and especially in the schools, to combat bullying.

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Jay Johnson

This week’s winner of the week is Jay Johnson, who successfully predicted nine out of 10 games correctly in the twelfth week of the contest.

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“Do I have to report the accident to anyone other than the insurance companies since the police did not show up?”

Question:  I got into an accident in a parking lot here in town.  The police were not called and the other driver and I exchanged information.  I didn’t think that either vehicle had much damage but as it turns out my vehicle needs about $1,700 in repairs.  My question is do I have to report the accident to anyone other than the insurance companies since the police did not show up?

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER
Special to the Texan

A 60% tax increase for Dalhart electric customers came one step closer to reality. The Dalhart City Council, at their November 9 meeting,  passed the second readings of Ordinances 2010-22 and 2010-24, which grant new franchise agreements to Southwestern Public Service Co., dba Xcel Energy, and Rita Blanca Electric Cooperative, respectively. The new agreements would boost the current franchise tax rates from three percent to five percent, which represents a 60% increase in the tax. It is estimated that that will put another $150,000 in the city’s general fund. The lone councilman voting against the ordinances was Kurtis Thomas. The councilman voted against the first reading of the ordinance at the previous council meeting.

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By RODNEY WHITE

The Golden Wolves jumped out early with a 14-0 lead over the Estacado Matadors and played their most complete game of the season.  But Estacado wasn’t ranked as one of the top teams in the state for no reason.  Their workhorse Robert Johnson got them on the board to make the score 14-6.  The Wolves then put together a balanced attack to make the score 20-6 at halftime.

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The Dalhart Police Department is urging area residents to help identify four men who passed counterfeit payroll checks at the Depot Liquor store on October 23.  Det. Mike Ford with the Dalhart Police Department stated, “The payroll checks were drawn on a fictitious account but using a legitimate local business as the owner of the account.”

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By ROBIN SCOTT
When Jesse Moulton was a high school senior at Dalhart High School, he took a detour and joined the U. S. Army.  That was in 1942 and a time when boys became men nearly overnight as they were shipped overseas.  Moulton’s detour finally ended on Thursday, November 11, when he received his high school diploma

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The Annual Veterans Day Parade got underway when deputies from Dallam and Hartley Counties pulled onto Denrock Avenue on Thursday, November 11.  The XIT Rangers sponsored and organized the parade that occurs each year and ends in Memorial Park with a ceremony honoring U. S. military veterans.