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Can I carry a handgun in my vehicle?

By ROBIN SCOTT

    Question:  Can you solve an argument between my mother and me?  She was concerned that I could be arrested for unlawfully carrying a weapon because I travel with a handgun in my vehicle.  I believe that the law changed to allow a person to carry a handgun in their own vehicle.  

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By ROBIN SCOTT

 

    Dr. Jose Espinel and family are leaving Dalhart.  The Espinels arrived in Dalhart five years ago, and Dr. Espinel has been the General Surgeon for Coon Memorial Hospital.  The Espinels departure comes as very sad news for the community who has truly embraced the doctor and his family.

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By NATHAN FRENCH

    From an aide to the main gal, Brandi Miller is no stranger to either dedication or the value of hard work.  Brandi began her career with Coon Memorial over nine years ago as an activity aide and as of April 12 took the reigns as Nursing Home Administrator. 
 

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    The bands from Dalhart Independent School District performed at the DHS Auditorium on Monday, May 10.  Student members of the sixth grade band, junior high band and Golden Wolves high school band had the audience clapping, tapping their toes and singing.

 

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    A community fundraising campaign for the Dallam and Hartley Counties Library Expansion Project, designed to enlarge, improve and update the facility, has been announced by members of the Dalhart Education Foundation. 

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The Hand That Feeds U.S. (THTFU), held a photo contest to promote the Ag business and a Dalhart resident made it into the top 30 photos.  Kayla Ferris, of the Scott Ferris family, entered a photo entitled “Farming For Our Future,” and it was selected, along with 29 other entries, as the top 30. 

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Give them a thumbs up

By ROBIN SCOTT

    In August of 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day.  Parades, open houses, receptions and air shows signified the first Armed Forces Day.  Ten thousand troops of all branches of the military, cadets, and veterans marched passed President Truman that year. 

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By PATSI LOWE

Did you hear about the Polings?  They became movie stars!  Yes, along with a host of area residents and most of the citizens of nearby Roy, New Mexico, the Todd Poling family made their debut on the silver screen in the feature film “Did You Hear About The Morgans?”

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER
SPECIAL TO THE TEXAN
Three elected council members and one appointed council member were sworn in by City Secretary Frances Childers at the May 11 Dalhart City Council Meeting.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    Hartley County has reported a second confirmed case of rabies within the county.  A rabid skunk was discovered.  Suzan Norwood, Public Health Technician with the Texas Department of State Health Services, Zoonosis Control Program in Canyon, provided the warning in an email to all interested persons on Thursday, May 13.    

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Laughter—Good medicine

    I have read many times that a good laugh is better than medicine.  There have been myriads of reports giving laughter top billing in helping people get well.  It has been known to stimulate the heart, reduce stress, lower bad cholesterol and even lower blood pressure. There must be something to it; there is a whole study dedicated to Laughter as medicine called gelotology, the study of humor and its psychological effects on the human body.

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By ROBIN SCOTT
The gusting wind that blew through Dallam and Hartley Counties on Monday caused more than the general annoyances.  A grain elevator owned by Hereford Grain in Hartley was ripped from its foundation by the powerful winds.  It remained nearly in place, having been barricaded in by other undamaged elevators.  

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Just before 3:00 p.m. a fire broke out on the roof of refrigeration building currently under construction at Hilmar Cheese Company.  The fire, which was contained to the newly constructed building, took several hours to fully distinguish.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    The Holocaust Museum Houston is collecting butterflies from all over the world to illustrate how many children died during the Holocaust.  The Butterfly Project is underway and students at Dalhart Junior High School are participating.

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“The lady didn’t call the police so far as I know, but could I have been arrested for taking something out of the dumpster?”

Question:  I picked up some fencing material that was sitting next to the dumpster in the alley.  The alley isn’t the one behind my house, but a couple of streets over.  A lady who was dumping her trash while I was putting the fencing material in the bed of my pickup truck said she was going to call the police.  She said it was against the law for me to take anything out of the trash.  I recall reading an Ask the Lawyer column a while back about trash and that if a person throws something away they can’t still claim they own it or something like that.  The lady didn’t call the police so far as I know, but could I have been arrested for taking something out of the dumpster? 

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    The votes have been tabulated in Saturday’s elections and winners have been announced.  Area residents participated in the election of members to the Dalhart City Council and the Dalhart Independent School Board.  The results are in and both boards remain static with no changes from the prior year.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Friday afternoon saw a couple of fender benders on Denver Ave.  The first occurred at approximately 4:15 p.m. when a vehicle left the Bartlett’s parking lot and was struck by an oncoming pick up truck.  The second occurred less than 30 minutes later and was a bit of a freak accident.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Dalhart Elementary School Principal Karen Taft finds a great deal of joy in maintaining the Running Wolf Habitat that sits just behind the school in the back corner of the property.  The habitat, which has grown in its seven years from a patch of dirt to a flourishing garden, is used to teach children about wildlife and plants and how to care for both.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

A new queen of the Lion’s Club was selected on Tuesday, May 4 at a celebration held at the Dalhart High School Auditorium.  Kicking off the fun was a barbecue dinner provided by Hodies.  All of the Lions and their spouses, families, guests and the contestants and their families and guests enjoyed the dinner.

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By ROBIN SCOTT
    As Dalhart area six-year-olds walk across a stage to accept their Kindergarten diploma, their parents are pondering, “What will the next twelve years bring?” until the youngsters again walk across a stage to accept their high school diploma.  Both are monumental occasions worthy of a day of reverence and celebration.