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2009 Valedictorian continues to receive recognition
Dalhart Independent School District Superintendent David Foote was
pleased to announce on Monday that DHS 2009 Valedictorian Jasmine
Bohlender was invited to Austin to meet Governor Rick Perry. The
invitation was extended to Jasmine due to her outstanding scholastic
success, including winning first place finish in the State’s UIL
competition in accounting and being named Valedictorian.
Eta Upsilon Sorority sponsored meal
Friday, July 17th ETA EPSILON Sorority sponsored the Dalhart
Senior Center July fundraiser meal and the center would like to express
its gratitude to the sorority and all of its members for sponsoring the
meal. It was a pleasure working with each of the members and the
seniors enjoyed their enthusiasm and all of the effort that they put
forth to help the center out with the July fundraiser meal.
State of Texas Elk’s Drug Awareness Poster Contest
The Dalhart Elk’s Lodge is very proud to announce the following
area students that placed in the State of Texas Elk’s Drug Awareness
Poster Contest. We appreciate each and every student that
Balee McKay, 3rd grade student from Channing, placed 3rd in the
State receiving a $125.00 savings bond from the State Foundation as
well as a $50.00 bond from Dalhart Elks.
M. S. Franco named featured artist for 2009 XIT Rodeo & Reunion
The 73rd XIT Rodeo & Reunion and the Dallam-Hartley Counties
Historical Association – XIT Museum proudly announced Manuel Franco as
the 2009 featured artist. Franco has graciously painted and donated an
original painting in acrylic entitled “Buffalo Spring Division – XIT
Ranch” to the XIT Museum. A reception in Franco’s honor and to unveil
the landscape painting is scheduled for Thursday, August 6th at 7:00
p.m. at the Museum.
Channel 10 News Amarillo to broadcast from Dalhart
Dalhart residents are invited to watch the broadcast of Channel
10’s evening newscasts for 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 23rd.
The visit to Dalhart is part of a four-part newscast trip through the
Texas panhandle, and the evening in Dalhart is the last night of the
Riding a bike and building houses
Riding 1,808 miles on a bicycle should exhaust and even defeat a
person, but the 31 college-aged students and route leaders that arrived
in Dalhart on Wednesday, July 15th were anything but defeated. The
group left Jacksonville, Florida on June 10th to embark on a 3,700-mile
road trip. The trip is one of many that young people across the United
States have selected to take a part in.
Andrew was born and raised in the Dalhart area. He graduated from
Hartley High School in 1992. While there, he met and later married his
2009 XIT Rodeo & Reunion Queen’s saddle revealed
On Tuesday, July 14th, KXIT Radio personality, Jesse Torres,
broadcast live from XIT Ford on Highway 54 East. The 10:00 a.m. to
11:00 a.m. program featured interviews with the 2009 XIT Rodeo &
Reunion Queen candidates. The show also featured an interview with
Rhonda McMillen of XIT Ford about a dealership event that benefits the
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Greg grew up in Hartley, Texas and graduated from Hartley High School.
After High School, he attended Texas Tech University where he received
his Bachelors degree in Agronomy.
Council plays “the heavy” in property issues
The Dalhart City Council had some tough decisions to make in regard
to real property at Tuesday’s meeting. After conducting a public
hearing, council members voted four against and two for Ordinance
2009-17, which would have changed the zoning on a lot located at 1122
Channing from R-3 to Special Use for the purpose of placing a
Magazines and phone books now recyclable
The City of Dalhart now offers residents special dumpsters for
recycling magazines and phone books. The white dumpsters are located
at the Apache Shopping Center in front of the United Supermarket. The
city asks that anyone utilizing the new recycling dumpsters watch for
the labels to deposit magazines and phone books in the proper
“The Dust Bowl” series production underway
Ken Burn’s production crew is traveling to Oklahoma, Texas and
Kansas this summer to search a new public television series: The Dust
Bowl. Like their earlier films on World War II, Jazz, Baseball and The
Civil War, Florentine Films believes The Dust Bowl is an important
event in American history.
Texline receives emergency water grant
On July 7th, the USDA Rural Development announced that the City of
Texline was selected to receive an $85,000 Emergency Community Water
Assistance Grant. The grant stems from a freak accident that put the
city’s main source of water out of commission.
Dallam- Hartley County Library Summer Reading Program
Lea played the flute and piccolo showing that “smaller” instruments
are “higher”. Caleb showed how to play on the recorder. We also
brought a Native American ocarina, a carved olive wood recorder from
Israel, and Caleb displayed how to make a train whistle sound with the
alto and soprano recorder played at the same time.
It amazes me when I hear people say, “I don’t have to go to church to
be a Christian. Church attendance is not important to me.” It isn’t
just about you! I’ve seen it both ways; people who think they must be
there if the door is open and those who never go.
Texline Community Center to celebrate first anniversary
The Community Center in Texline is celebrating its one-year
anniversary. Celebrations are scheduled for Saturday, July 18th and
will last most of the day.
In order to get the entire community involved and to entice
visitors from Dalhart, Hartley, Channing and Clayton, a day full of
events and exciting activities are planned.
Students from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine visited Dalhart
Recently, students from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary
Medicine visited the Dalhart area as they participated in an elective
course called The Food Animal Production Tour (VTPP 948). A total of
nine students along with their instructors Drs. John Davidson, Virginia
Fajt and Dan Posey made several Dalhart stops including Premium
Standard Farms, Dalhart Jersey Ranch, Full Circle Jerseys, Circle H
Headquarters and Hilmar Cheese. The veterinarians at Circle H
Headquarters were hosts of the event.
World War II and Korean War Vets sought for historical flight to D.C.
The 2nd annual Texas Panhandle Honor Flight is scheduled for
October 7-9, 2009. World War II and Korea War Veterans are invited to
travel to Washington, D.C. on an all expenses paid visit to the
nation’s Capitol. The three day/two night trip includes visiting the
War Memorials honoring service members.
Father and son motorcyclists injured Monday
Two men riding motorcycles early Monday were involved in an
accident that sent both to Coon Memorial Hospital. EMS, Dallam County
Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety were
dispatched to the scene just after 10:00 a.m. The accident occurred
just north of Dalhart on Highway 87 near the intersection of N. Sedan
Chad was born and raised in Hereford. He graduated from Hereford
High School and attended West Texas State University. Chad farmed in
the Vega/Hereford area for 15 years.