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By NONA GOODMAN

Since February 2 is my Birthday, I’m elected (and hopefully somewhat qualified) to comment on this very important date.
The real ground hog (which is actually a wood chuck) goes into a deep semi-dead slumber for the entire winter, never even waking up to eat or move or anything.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

The State of Texas will present its case against Colorado State Senator Suzanne Williams to the Hartley County Grand Jury on April 13, 2011. Williams is currently under investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety for her involvement in the fatal December 26, 2010 wreck which claimed the life of 30-year-old local woman Brianna Gomez

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By AARON GRAVES

There is cold, and there is just plain mean. Wind chills values in the 20 below zero range, and not enough snow to throw a decent snowball

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By ROBIN SCOTT

United Supermarket in Dalhart may soon have new products on its shelves.  The new items will include beer and wine and may be available as early as this summer.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER
Special to the Texan
The Dallam-Hartley County Hospital District could gain $500,000 if it would separate the hospital from its long-term care operations. The Hospital District Board is weighing its options, including hiring a firm to manage Coon Memorial Home and Legacy.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Last summer, Dalhart Independent School District board members voted to enter into a cooperative agreement with Dumas Independent School District to add Dumas students to the XIT School in Dalhart.  Students from Dumas began attending school in Dalhart during the fall of 2010 and now have a first semester under their belts.

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By AARON GRAVES

Gas prices in Dalhart have once again topped the $3 mark the past week, and experts expect the prices to continue to rise.
The “Short Term Energy Outlook” report provided by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, issued this month, forecasts retail regular gasoline prices to gradually rise to near $3.50 per gallon by January 2012. This is not as dramatic as the gas price increases between 2007 to 2009, when gas topped $4 per gallon. However, it is going to cost more at the pump this year than it did last year.

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By TAMMY CRUZ

Butterflies furiously flapping have now subsided to a mild flutter. Heavy, anxious chests are now swollen with pride of a job well done. As a year of hard work and dedication concludes, young, tired bodies loosen with the sense of great accomplishment. The judges have spoken, and the 2011 Bi-County Junior Livestock Show has officially come to an end. The strong odors that filled the air since preparation for the livestock show began last week have now transformed into the welcomed smell of money for many area youth.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

One young student at Dalhart High School is making quite a name for herself in both academics and music.  Although Lea Baumert is a ninth grade student at DHS, she is already a seasoned flutist, with several competitions under her belt, including high school competitions that she participated in as an eighth grade student.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

As a State of Texas Game Warden, officers like Dallam/Hartley County Game Warden Adam Clark are responsible for community outreach in addition to the enforcement of state hunting and fishing laws and regulations. There are many ways of establishing an outreach program, but the special season youth hunts are Clark’s favorite. “We do different classes and educational programs, but there is nothing better than being able to take a kid hunting for the very first time. To be with a kid the very first time he has the opportunity to harvest a deer is awesome. That is something that kid will never forget, and it is an honor to get to be a part of that.”

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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.