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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The recently elected school board members Boyd Barrow and Mario Gomez united and took a stand against the veteran members of the Dalhart Independent School District in a four to two vote that put students who failed to pass the TAKS test on the side-lines June 1, 2012. Randy Sherrill made a motion to uphold the current policy and Peter Baumert seconded the motion.  

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

Researchers from Texas Tech are returning to Dalhart for the second year to continue conducting cancer prevention research. Professors and graduate students with the Human Sciences and Agricultural Sciences programs at Texas Tech University are conducting the research with joint grant money.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

Dalhart Independent School District Board of Trustees inducted two new members Thursday, May 17. Boyd Barrow and Mario Gomez were elected May 12 to fill the two at-large positions open on the board which were previously held by Gary Schniederjan and Doug Clayborn.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

Residents cast their votes Saturday, May 12, 2012 for the Dalhart Independent School District School Board Election.
Four local men, Doug Claborn, Mario Gomez, Boyd Barrow and Reynaldo Encinias, ran for the two open at-large seats. The two open seats were previously filled by Gary Schniederjan and Doug Clayborn. Schniederjan decided not to run for another term, leaving Claborn as the only incumbent running this year.
Boyd Barrow and Mario Gomez were elected to fill the two at-large vacancies, receiving 107 and 118 votes respectively. Claborn received 98 votes, and Encinias received 27 votes.

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By RODNEY WHITE

You would think after the incredible success of the athletic program the last couple of years that those efforts would be hard to top. This year looked to be a rebuilding year, but no one told the young athletes or coaches that they couldn’t be as good as last year. The results, according to Coach and Athletic Director Stephen Young, were the most awards in the history of Dalhart, Texas. Overall, this was by far the most successful year in recent history for sure and the Wolves and Lady Wolves competed well in every sport against competition from much larger schools.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The 76th XIT Rodeo and Reunion will be held August 2 – 4, 2012, and the directors have been diligently working behind the scenes to make the 76th the best production yet. Recently elected XIT Director and Queen Contest Supervisor, Jimmy Wright, along with his wife Bev, has initiated the search for XIT Queen Contestants. All high school students must meet eligibility requirements to enter the contest.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Parents have spent 13 years preparing their children to walk across the stage every spring and receive a scrolled parchment declaring their child has completed one of many milestones in adulthood. Many parents have not only planned, burned the midnight oil on science projects, inhaled diesel fumes from buses to numerous competitions, football games, track meets, concerts, One-act plays and basketball, softball and baseball games they have purchased caps and gowns, graduation invitations and had senior portraits made. In addition, grandparents, aunts and uncles and family friends have made travel arrangements to witness the turning of the page and attend the grand parties that have been carefully planned.

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By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN
Our community does not provide the residents with trash bins that can be filled and rolled out to the curb.  Instead, the trash is piled high for everyone to see! It amazes me that certain residents on our block can manage to have a mountain of trash nearly every Monday morning.  I guess it does beat the alternative, hoarding!

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

Dallam County Commissioners unanimously voted Monday, May 14, 2012, to approve Parkhill, Smith and Cooper as the engineering firm to oversee the upcoming Cargill road project. The project is a collaboration between Dallam County and Cargill, and will be financed through a grant from Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Capital Fund, and Cargill. With funding from the TDA, a new road leading to the Dalhart Cargill facility will be constructed.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

For many, the desire to serve is deep rooted, maybe even genetic. Channing native Mitchell Jack Fowler grew up in a family of service, with a grandfather and great-grandfather who both served in the military and his dad, Chanze, working as a Hartley County Sheriff’s Deputy since 2001. According to Chanze, growing up surrounded with men who have served in one way or another was probably the biggest influencing factor for his son wanting to join the military. “He grew up wanting to serve, wanting to make a difference and do something honorable,” said Chanze.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

Food insecurity is often one of those problems thought of as affecting other people, but no one we know. A new study released by “Feeding America” tells a much different story. According to this study, over 72,000 people in the Texas Panhandle region suffer from food insecurity, meaning they don’t know when, or where, their next meal will come from.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

The Dalhart Texan is now publishing the series Salute to Hometown Heroes. The series begins today and will run through June 29. This series will feature profiles on local men and women serving in the military who are currently deployed. Please contact the Texan with information on anyone you might know of from the area who is currently serving overseas.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

In a press release dated Wednesday, May 09, 2012, from the Dalhart Independent School District, Superintendent David Foote stated, ‘On or about May 1, 2012, the District received a report of alleged educator misconduct by one of its employees. The District immediately began a preliminary investigation into the allegations and placed the employee on paid administrative leave pursuant to District policy. The District is pursuing this matter diligently, but cannot say how long it will take to complete the investigation. If the investigation reveals that misconduct has occurred, the District will take corrective action as appropriate.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The sun was bright, hooks were baited and spectators had placed their lawn chairs to witness the 12th Annual Fishing Derby. “There were about 120 people present,” stated newly appointed City Manager James Stroud.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Lucas Auto Parts was burglarized and sustained extensive damage to their computer system on Monday, April 23, 2012. During the burglary the store safe also suffered significant damage, allowing the thief to obtain the deposits from the weekend.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The 2012 presidential election is nearing and Texas voters are encouraged to get out and vote. The deadline to register to vote or change the address on your voter registration was last month, but there is still time to register for the November elections.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER

More apartments being constructed in Dalhart moved another step closer to reality. The Dalhart City Council held a public hearing on rezoning a 10.32-acre tract in the area of FM 281 and Spirit Trail from Agricultural Open to Apartment, titled as Ordinance 2012-09. Receiving no comments during the public hearing, the council voted to close the hearing, then held the second reading of the ordinance and adopted it.

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By REV. JUDI WIEGMEN

Webster’s Encyclopedia Dictionary lists some fascinating meanings attached to the word Mother.  One says “Mother; to create and care for, to watch over, nourish and protect.” A second one states, “Mother; the capacity to love selflessly.” The third one, a more general term, describes a mother this way; “Mother; a female that has borne offspring.”  Following is a glimpse of all three!

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

TxDOT began preparation to open the south bound lanes of Highway 87 on Friday, May 4, 2012 around 8:00 a.m. The south bound lanes had been closed since the early fall and traffic had been routed over the south bound lane without yielding the right of way to the north bound lane.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Local truck driver James Howard was arrested in his company vehicle by DPS Trooper Gavin Moore on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Howard was booked in the Dallam-Hartley County Jail for possession of a controlled substance over 4 grams and under 200 grams and money laundering over $1,500 under $20,000.