Economic downturn benefits entire community
When local construction workers were laid off, they were left without alternatives. A group of men decided to make their own, by marketing the skills they had used in construction. By taking their skills directly to the public, they have been able to make ends meet, as well as provide an alternative source for skilled labor at a great savings to their community.
Just One Flyer
Sometimes we despair and think our tiny contribution is not worth the effort, so we shrug off the opportunity and miss the blessing that would have come.
Most Achieved Sportsman of our small town
Dalhart is home to many successful individuals, whether it’s sports, music, academics, rodeo or what have you. But in the background, we have one of the most achieved sportsmen in the history of our small town.
Tom Jessop will be heading to the BASS Federation National Championship at the Harris Chain of Lakes in Florida at the end of this week. Tournament dates are from October 28th to 30th and results will be viewable on ESPN’s BASS Federation Nation webpage and weigh-ups live at ESPN360.
Lady Wolves claim #1 seed for playoffs
The Lady Wolves who have not lost a district match in two years continued their dominance of district 1-3A with a hard fought battle against the number two team in the district, the Lubbock Cooper Lady Pirates. All the hard work paid off as Dalhart will now be the #1 seed from our district as they advance in the playoffs. The Lady Wolves won 25-23, 25-18, 25-20, but Cooper gave the Lady Wolves all they could handle.
Ask The Lawyer
Question: In light of the recent murder that occurred in Dalhart and the suicide that followed, what recourse does the family of the victim have, especially since there will be no need for a criminal proceeding? Does the family of the victim have any rights against the suicide victim, his family or his estate?
State Comptroller brings information directly to Dalhart
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs made a second visit to Dalhart this year on Wednesday, October 14th to discuss one of her favorite projects. She visited the Dalhart Texan briefly before heading off to her next destination to discuss the need to encourage Texans to take advantage of two-year post-high school education and training.
Law prohibiting cell phone use in school zones now in effect
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has recently hung the required warning signs prohibiting the use of cell phones in school zones, which means that the law is now effective.
Oktoberfest to offer food and fun
The original “Oktoberfest” occurred in Munich, on October 18, 1810: For the commemoration of their marriage, Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen organized a great celebration including a grand horse race and meal for all attendees. The celebration of their marriage was such a success that subsequent Oktoberfests were organized. It was agreed that the Oktoberfest would be celebrated each and every year without exception. Later, the event was lengthened and the date pushed forward so that it would take place during pleasant weather. As the event evolved and grew a parade honoring the marriage of King Ludwig I and Therese of Bavaria, a took place in 1835. Since 1850, Oktoberfest has become a yearly event and has become a celebratory event worldwide.
Area businesses provide the practical part of learning at DHS
Students in the Ag Mechanics classes at Dalhart High School are enjoying an added feature to their curriculum this year. Hilmar Cheese is participating in the practical part of the students’ learning two days each week by showing the students the “how to” of what they are learning.
Red Ladies don courthouse
The Silent Witness Program started when a group of female artists, writers and faculty members at a Minnesota Arts College felt a need to speak out about the rising number of women killed by domestic violence during the summer of 1990. After brainstorming, they decided to create free-standing, life-sized, red wooden figures, each one bearing the name of a woman who once lived, worked, had neighbors, friends, family, children, whose life ended violently at the hands of a husband, ex-husband, partner or acquaintance. It has been said, “That day a movement was born.”
City recognized by Army
The City of Dalhart was recognized for the support they have given soldiers and their families from the 41st Fires Brigade of Fort Hood, Texas, during their Tour of Duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dick Knight, who attended the appreciation banquet at the army base located near Killeen, returned with a framed certificate signed by Col. Francey, the base commander, and a framed U.S. flag that had flown over Operation Base Delta in Al Kut, Iraq. He presented the items to the Dalhart City Council at their meeting on Tuesday, October 13.
Turnovers spoil the Wolves night
On Friday night the Wolves outplayed the Borger Bulldogs in every area except one, but that one was turnovers. The Wolves were plagued with three lost fumbles and one interception, and the Bulldogs scored all 10 of their points off of Dalhart turnovers to win 10 – 7 and move into sole possession of first place in district play.
Dalhart residents grateful to area law enforcement
The massive manhunt that got underway late Wednesday evening, October 14th, came to an abrupt end early Saturday morning, October 17th. Area law enforcement agencies began a search for Jose Abel Cancino who had been accused of fatally shooting his wife, Elva Perez Cancino.
As It Turns Out
Hello Readers! My apologies for being out of pocket the last couple of weeks. I was in Austin for my annual pilgrimage to the Austin City Limits Music Festival. It’s a special weekend that I share with my daughter, Sierra, and granddaughter, Luca Bella. I’ve written about it before. This festival is an annual three-day music festival in Austin’s Zilker Park. There are more than 130 bands on eight stages, and they include rock, country, folk, indie, Americana, hip-hop, reggae, and bluegrass. They attract a crowd of about 65,000 visitors each day.
It started with an ad I placed in the Dalhart Texan for scraps of material to use for making quilts. A lady called saying she had a box for me to pick up. When I arrived at the house I saw several children, all appearing to be near the same age and immediately speculated; she must run a day care! I soon discovered the children were hers; a four-year-old and two-year-old triplets!
2009 National 4H Week
On September 30, 2009, Hartley County Council members watched as the Hartley Country’s Honorable Judge Ronnie Gordon signed a proclamation recognizing National 4-H week. National 4-H week was observed October 4-11.
Swine Flu confirmed in Dalhart
DISD has confirmed that at least one student who attends Dalhart Junior High School has been confirmed with a case of swine flu. Symptoms to be mindful of include chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pains, severe headache, coughing, weakness and general discomfort. The strain of the current outbreak of swine flu is said to cause only mild symptoms and the infected persons should recover within a few days. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pregnant women and young children are at greatest risk of contracting the illness and having complications due to the illness. If you suspect you or a family member are ill with the swine flu, contact your doctor’s office by telephone first before going into their office.
Jose Abel Cancino remains at large
A massive manhunt got underway late Wednesday evening, October 14th. Area law enforcement agencies began a search for a man accused of shooting his wife in the apartment they shared together then fleeing the scene on foot. The incident occurred at approximately 8:45 p.m. and officers from the Dalhart Police Department quickly responded to the scene. Sadly, they discovered that the woman was killed from a gunshot wound to the face.
All School Reunion is here
A famous quote on the topic of forgetting by Friedrich Nietzsche goes “The advantage of a bad memory and forgetting a lot is that every experience is a new one.” As for me, forgetting is a daily occurrence. Whether it be where I placed the car keys, or what time I am supposed to be where, forgetting is commonplace for me. I often see others who also forget; whether it is forgetting to wear matching shoes or letting a nearing event slip their mind, and employing the “I simply forgot” excuse. Well fellow connoisseur of convenient forgetting, our excuse will not work this year for the All School Reunion because this piece is serving as a reminder.
Murder suspect wanted
On Wednesday, October 14, at approximately 8:45 p.m. Dalhart police and EMS responded to the 700 block of Peach St. regarding a shots fired call. Upon law enforcement arrival Elva Perez Cancino, age 63, was found mortally wounded at the scene. Her husband, Jose Abel Cancino age 78, was observed running away from the scene on foot and is the primary suspect in this homicide. Jose Cancino is still at large and a Dallam County Murder warrant has been issued for his arrest.
JOSE ABEL CANCINO IS CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS.
If anyone has information on the location of Jose Abel Cancino please contact the Dalhart Police Dept at 806-244-5546.