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By WARREN SLAUGHTER
Special to the Texan

After its second reading Tuesday night, the Dalhart City Council voted to approve Resolution 2011-01, which authorizes the Dalhart Economic Development Corporation to enter into an agreement with the Dalhart Independent School District that will extend Spirit Trail to Farm Road 281. The resolution calls for the DEDC to provide 40 percent of the funding projects, which will be paid from DEDC-4B funds

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The Golden Ticket

By JUDI WIEGMAN

The signs are everywhere; RENT YOUR HOUSE FOR SUPER BOWL. Companies are scrambling to find housing for some of the 350,000 people that will pour into the Metroplex to participate in the biggest football event of the season; Super Bowl XLV. (All the hotels are advertising—FULL.)
It didn’t take long to realize I am sitting in a prime location; four miles from Cowboy Stadium, 15 minutes from the airport, near three major golf courses, fine dining and shopping galore!  So, I became interested in “checking out” just how much my home was really worth to some “I-gotta-go-to-the-super bowl-sports-fanatic!”  Moving out of my house from Wednesday to Monday would glean me between $10,000 and $12,000!  I don’t NEED a ticket to Super Bowl; I hold a “golden ticket!”

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

Each fall brings the start of the annual flu season, which typically runs through late February or early March, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Although concern of a flu pandemic was not as high this year, it has certainly been an active season.

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By JUDI WIEGMAN
On February 11 and 12, the La Rita Performing Arts Theater will present a group of singers, The Four Loves, who are well known in the community.
Since 2004, the group, consisting of Vicki Moore, Becky Seal, Shane Turner, and Matt Turner, has delighted their audiences with Christmas and Valentine performances.
This year, they are presenting a program called “4 Kinds of Love.”  Becky Seal, one of the members said, “We are learning all new music for this program and are looking forward to sharing it with the community.”

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The Dalhart Independent School Board has three places up for election in the May 14, 2011 school board election.  Elected board trustees serve three-year terms and attend monthly meetings year round, special meetings as needed, and an annual conference.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Many resources are available for residents in the Dallam and Hartley Counties area, and one group strives to make serves available and known.

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By JUSTIN DOMINGUEZ

On Wednesday, January 19, 2011, the County and Bi-County Junior Livestock Show commenced at the Rita Blanca Coliseum.  Contestants gathered at the show ring prepared to display results of months of hard work and dedication with various classes of livestock.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

One of Dalhart’s most beloved and dedicated volunteers, Ted Hoover, was honored at a recent banquet in Lubbock.  The honor stemmed from Hoover’s work with the Relay for Life event held each year during July.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

According to Dalhart Post Master Traci Yanke, it is time to begin thinking about passports for summer travel. “It typically takes four to six weeks to get a passport, so people planning to travel outside of the country need to plan ahead.”

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

For most of the 2011 Bi-County Juior Livestock Show Junior Board of Directors, serving on the event’s inaugural Junior Board is a privilege, but for 17-year-old Sara Mead it means even more.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER
Special to the Texan
The City of Dalhart received two petitions with the signatures of over 500 qualified city voters in opposition to new franchise agreements with Xcel Energy (Southwestern Public Service) and Rita Blanca Electric Cooperative, Inc. The new agreements, which were approved by the Dalhart City Council, increase the franchise fee collected by these utilities from three percent to five percent on their Dalhart customers.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

During the regular meeting of the Dalhart Independent School board held on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, contracts were awarded for the football playing field and track at Dalhart High School’s new athletic facility, scheduled to open this fall.

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By AARON GRAVES

Winter made a feeble attempt at hindering this year’s stock show with snow and cold temperatures Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. On Thursday morning, streets and sidewalks in Dalhart were covered with a thin layer of the white stuff, making roads a bit slick. Temperatures yesterday were not expected to get above freezing.

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The Lamp Incident

By JUDI WIEGMAN

I was busy at my computer when the little girl entered the room.  The look on her face was confirmation that the crash I heard just before her arrival could not be good.  She reached out her hand and motioned for me to follow her.  “Come right now,” she began. “Your heart is going to be sad. He broke your lamp.”

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

In an area where agriculture plays a major role in the the econonmy, it is essential for students to develop a base of knowledge regarding the industry as early as possible, according to Bi-County Livestock Show Secretary Ashley Thomas. The Bi-County Livestock Show has long since offered area students a way to become more familiar with the farming and ranching industry. For the 2011 show, planners have taken that involvement one step further by implementing a Junior Board of Directors.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

State Game Wardens will soon increase the enforcement of some local hunting laws, according to area Game Warden Adam Clark.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

Believers in astrology may soon find their sign has changed. Astrological signs are determined by the position of the sun relative to certain constellations on a person’s day of birth. These positions were determined more than 2,000 years ago, and stars have now shifted in the night sky so much that horoscope signs are nearly a month off.

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“Is there a way to clear my son’s criminal records?”

By ROBIN SCOTT

Question:  My son was arrested for a crime but was acquitted at trial.  He applied for a job and the arrest showed up on a criminal background check, but not the acquittal.  Now we realize that the arrest will haunt him from now on.  Is there a way to clear my son’s criminal record?

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By ASHLEY ELERICK
Dallam-Hartley County Game Warden Adam Clark will soon be recognized as the Texas Game Warden Officer of the Year at a ceremony in Tennessee. The award will be presented to Clark by the National Wild Turkey Federation this Feb.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

Dalhart Youth Basketball (DYB) play officially began the weekend of January 8. The youth league provides an opportunity for boys and girls from Dalhart, Channing, Texline and Hartley to learn the fundamentals of the game and allows competitive playing time for kids who are too young to participate in school athletics.