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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Frank Phillips College, Board of Regents and Administrators, held a town hall meeting Monday, September 19, 2011 at the Rita Blanca Coliseum to answer questions posed by residents, local professionals and business owners.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The smell of roasted turkey legs, Chicago dogs and cotton candy filled the air as children squealed with excitement on the train and bouncers; all of these favorites under the sounds of this year’s 11th annual block party band, Bipolar Echo.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The 3rd annual Community Choice Awards are heating up with several of the races too close to call. Ballots are piling in the Texan by the armloads and voters will have the Friday, September 23, 2011 edition to obtain the final printing of the official ballot. There are a few papers remaining from the September 9 and the September 16 editions available, but those have almost sold out as well.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The Department of Veterans Affairs has established a mobile unit for readjustment counseling services to veterans returning from combat. The mobile unit was available Thursday, September 8, 2011, in front of the Channing courthouse.

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Marion Doyle receives her prize money as the winning contestant of the third week’s football contest.

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By RODNEY WHITE

The Golden Wolves held Levelland to 75 yards of total offense while mounting 356 yards of total offense to dominate the Lobos. The Wolves turned the Lobos’ homecoming celebration into a long night and moved to 4-0 with a 49-8 victory Friday night.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Many area panhandle communities have decreasing population, but not in Dalhart! The small town nestled in the west corner of the panhandle is growing. Is it her picturesque charm attracting newcomers or the recent influx of industry? The natives like to say both.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Parents of the students at Dalhart Elementary School began receiving calls around 8:30 a.m. to pick their children up because a portion of the school was without electricity. When staff of DES arrived Friday morning at 5:30 a.m. seventy-five percent of the electricity was off, the third grade students were moved over to the city park located across the street from the school.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Wild animals are finding their way into yards, garages and storage buildings of many homes in the area due to the extended drought.  It is thought they are coming around higher populated areas, in search of food and water.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The normal August rainfall fell short of average at 1.65 inches; the record low was 1.44 inches in 1977; normally averaging 2.85 inches of rain in August in the area. However, the year-to-date rainfall is still extremely behind, 3.50 inches as of press time Thursday, September 15, 2011.

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The Carriage House

By AMY SCHNIEDERJAN

At the turn of the 20th century, carriage houses were buildings or barns that housed horses and carriages and everything else to do with transportation. So it seemed natural when the car worked its way into society, around 1912 or so, it was also stored inside a carriage house – right next to the horses and the hay.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER
Special to the Texan

The tax rate for the City of Dalhart will remain the same as last year -- $0.3333 per $100 valuation of taxable property. The Dalhart City Council took this action at their Tuesday, September 13 meeting. The council also passed three ordinances related to the tax rate. Ordinance 2011-11 gives the city the authority to levy taxes for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. The budget for the upcoming fiscal year was adopted with the passage of Ordinance 2011-12, while Ordinance 2011-13 allows for penalties on delinquent taxes.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD
The reopening of the facility has brought thirty new employment positions to the community. “As we bring more of the facility online, we will be increasing employment opportunities,” stated Mike Martin, Cargill Director of Communications. The addition of job opportunities is a plus point to the area; also, full time employees have the positive feature of access to insurance and benefits.

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Family, Friends and Cheesecake

Labor Day weekend ushers in a new season; schools are in full swing, temperatures finally drop; fall is in the air. Along with it came the announcement from my husband that he finally had a few days off from his busy schedule driving passengers to Paradise Springs, the new water feature at the Gaylord Texan resort.
I lost no time suggesting we take a trip. His smile assured me; he knew full well what I had in mind. He knew Dalhart would be the destination. I was scheduled to speak at a church in Denton, TX, on Sunday morning, which fit nicely into our plans, giving us an hour’s start in the right direction. One phone call announced our coming to family, and we began organizing the trip. While packing I tucked in the insulated grocery bag. (The reason will come later.)

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Saturday, September 10, was the perfect setting for the hundreds of people attending the public open house and dedication service of the recently remodeled church, school and the addition of the Parish Life Center of St. Anthony’s of Padua Catholic Church.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The 11th annual block party hosted by the City of Dalhart and the Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce is in full swing. The hosts of the family favorite event have set the date for Saturday, September 17, 2011, beginning a 6:00 p.m. The street party takes place on Denrock Avenue from Second to Fifth Street.

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By LEANN PACHECO

Monday’s Commissioners’ Court at the Dallam County Courthouse was a busy affair lasting well into the afternoon. Special guests included 4H youths from Dallam and Hartley Counties, who presented National 4H Week proclamations to judges and commissioners of both counties. The documents were signed, effectively proclaiming the week of October 2 – 8 as a time for special recognition for the programs.

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Jay Johnson

Jay Johnson receives his prize money as the winning contestant of the second week’s football contest. He got nine out of ten correct with the tie breaker of 45.

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By RODNEY WHITE

On a crisp fall evening the Golden Wolves opened their new stadium, and they must have felt right at home as they scored at will against the Brownfield Cubs.  The homecoming queen was Tessa Ballard and the homecoming king, Davonte Burks, was definitely a fitting king as he passed for 58 yards on the first play of the game, and then rushed for 147 yards on 14 carries while scoring three touchdowns.  Davonte even had two long touchdown runs called back, or he would have easily had over 200 yards rushing.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The glimmer of Friday night lights were brightened by the spit shine of the new Dalhart Golden Wolves Memorial Stadium, the roaring crowd, and the  anticipation of the 2011 crowning of the Homecoming king and queen. The candidates were escorted across the field at the fifty yard line as the announcer introduced each member of the royal court and their escorts. The crowded home side stands applauded and cheered for the entire selected group of seniors.