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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Spring break began Friday, March 9, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. when Dalhart Independent School District (DISD) released students early for the long awaited vacation. Officially, yesterday was the first day the halls of all DISD schools were silent.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The 400 block of Denrock Avenue has become a topic of conversation with regards to parking--or lack there of with local business owners. Many of these businesses have heavy foot traffic and sharing the block with the Dallam County Courthouse and the Dallam-Hartley County Public Library has made finding a parking space a nightmare during certain days and hours.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Hartley County Sheriff, Franky Scott and Justice of the Peace Edwinna Womble were on the scene of an accident at approximately 7:34 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
A 1998 Ford pickup truck driven by Fernando Chavez and passenger Maria D. Villalba from Omaha, Nebraska were traveling west on Highway 54 approximately 14 miles southwest of Dalhart in Hartley county. Chavez vehicle apparently dropped off the shoulder of the road and over corrected when trying to gain control of his vehicle.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Despite repeated text messages and emails from the info.com communication center for resolve to be ready alert program regarding fire danger watch and warnings Dallam County Fire and Rescue, Dallam County Sheriff’s Department, Dallam County Sheriff, Bruce Scott, Stratford Volunteer Fire Department, Sherman County Deputies, Dallam County Chief Deputy Kevin Martin, Dallam County Commissioner Cory Crabtree and Dallam County Maintainer Operator Larry Fisk fought a fire on the side of Highway 54 on Tueday, March 6 2012.
Dallam County Sheriff, Bruce Scott stated, “We aren’t sure if a cigarette caused the fire or if it came from a train.”

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

XIT Ford noticed a bumper from a 2008 green and tan Ford F150 missing on Sunday, March 4, 2012. A report was made to Dalhart Police Department (DPD). “The bumper would be recognizable, the colors are very distinctive,” explained Rhonda McMillan, General Manager XIT Ford dealership.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The City Council of the City of Dalhart has re-adopted a city ordinance that puts a lock on area juveniles and their activities. The ordinance comes up for review every three years and this recent review was accepted with no changes.

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By AMY SCHNIEDERJAN

Built in 1901 by W.J. Blair, one of Dalhart’s founders, the Blair House on Trinidad Street is 111 years old this year and a landmark tribute to the railroad beginnings of this northeastern Panhandle town called Dalhart.
At the turn of the 20th century, a tent city at the Twist Junction station of the railroad started to spring up when Captain Conlen of the Rock Island Railroad set up headquarters there in a boxcar office. This tent city grew at the crossing of the Ft Worth & Denver and Rock Island lines. According to The Book of Years, no one was very happy with the name “Twist Junction” and the town was called Denrock for a time until the postmaster general rejected it when an application was filed for a post office.

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Why are you crying?

By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN

Sitting on my front porch is a large ceramic cowboy boot.  It has survived a couple of moves though it was dropped once, broken and glued back together.  The top of it holds a Gerber daisy plant, (my favorite flower) that refused to bloom all last summer, managed to survive the winter and sometimes went without water for days.  Passing by it a few days ago I made a mental note to pull it up and toss it.  That was until Sunday!  Could it possibly be?  Yes! And orange bloom greeted me and upon further examination three more were springing up! Considering that even my “silk” plants die; this is a major breakthrough!

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By LEANN PACHECO

The Dallam-Hartley Counties Hospital District Board of Directors met Thursday evening, March 1 at Coon Memorial Hospital. Key points of discussion included financial statements, the community’s perceptions regarding physician accessibility and emergency care, and progress at Coon Memorial Home.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Dalhart Junior High School opened there season with a meet at Dumas on Thursday, February 23, 2012.  The Junior Wolves were not deterred by the cold and off and on snow.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Denise Baumert, music teacher, hosted her annual Music Recital on Friday, February 24, 2012. In front of a full house, each student pleased the crowd with their individual talents. Baumert also played question and answer games with the audience between performances, following the amazing local talent a reception was given.

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By RODNEY WHITE

The Lady Wolves completed one of their most successful seasons in recent history, winning the Area Championship.  To go along with this honor several of the Lady Wolves were also selected to the 2011-2012 all-district team.

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By JIM RAY, CERTIFIED WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST

Once I began my journey through classes and fieldtrips at Texas Tech University, my visits to Rita BlancaCanyon took on a whole new meaning.  Instead of primarily focusing on animals, each step involved practicing my plant identification and in what situation the plant was growing.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER

Dalhart could have some more apartments. The Dalhart City Council voted at their regular Tuesday meeting to call for bids on the sale of a 17.7-acre tract of land at Spirit Trail and Farm Road 281 for the purpose of constructing apartments. The bids will be opened on March 27 at 10 a.m.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER

As the City of Dalhart looks to refinancing its debt as a way to save money, a credit profile was needed. Standard & Poor’s affirmed its A+ rating of the city, citing the city’s “historically very strong financial position; moderate debt levels as a percent of market value; and rapid amortization of debt, with limited future capital needs.”

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Three Strikes and ‘yer safe!

By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN

Impetuous Peter was the big, rough fisherman who always seemed to plunge headlong into a situation and give it 100% of his energy!  He was one of the three characters found in last week’s column who accompanied Jesus into the garden and fell asleep when he should have been on watch.  Strike One!

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By RODNEY WHITE

The Golden Wolves hadn’t played a game in two weeks and it showed in the opening quarters of the Area Round Championship.  The Wolves appeared a little rusty as they had a little difficulty getting their shots to fall and at times they appeared winded and a little tired.  On the other side, Midland Greenwood came out hot and they were very effective shooting the ball, making 9 three’s in the game shooting 69 percent, while holding the Wolves to only 1 three (20 percent) with their defense.  Coach Walker did a good job of keeping the players fresh with his rotation and in the end the Wolves pulled out a one point victory to advance to the regional quarterfinals by winning 56-55.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Joel Hogue made a business trip to Dalhart Tuesday, February 21, 2012. Little did he know he would return to Amarillo that evening with something he lost almost 40 years ago.
Hogue received his class ring just as all high school students do. Some rings are treasured and kept forever in a jewelry box, some are sold with estate items and are in antique stores, many are simply recycled for the value of the gold, some high school sweethearts never return them and some are just lost with no explanation and never found.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Dalhart High School (DHS), Student Council President, Ashley DeJong, and fellow council members have approached DHS Principal, David Steele, with an offer to plant trees at the main entrance and student entrance of DHS. DeJong met with Steele and the proposal was presented to the Dalhart Independent School District (DISD) Board of Trustees and Superintendent, David Foote on Thursday, February 23, 2012.

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By SUSAN CLAY
Dalhart Texan Publisher

The Dalhart Texan is celebrating their 111th anniversary this year. Many changes have taken place over the years and even as time has marched on, the Texan has been a consistent source of news and local events.