Magazines and phone books now recyclable
The City of Dalhart now offers residents special dumpsters for
recycling magazines and phone books. The white dumpsters are located
at the Apache Shopping Center in front of the United Supermarket. The
city asks that anyone utilizing the new recycling dumpsters watch for
the labels to deposit magazines and phone books in the proper
“The Dust Bowl” series production underway
Ken Burn’s production crew is traveling to Oklahoma, Texas and
Kansas this summer to search a new public television series: The Dust
Bowl. Like their earlier films on World War II, Jazz, Baseball and The
Civil War, Florentine Films believes The Dust Bowl is an important
event in American history.
Texline receives emergency water grant
On July 7th, the USDA Rural Development announced that the City of
Texline was selected to receive an $85,000 Emergency Community Water
Assistance Grant. The grant stems from a freak accident that put the
city’s main source of water out of commission.
Dallam- Hartley County Library Summer Reading Program
Lea played the flute and piccolo showing that “smaller” instruments
are “higher”. Caleb showed how to play on the recorder. We also
brought a Native American ocarina, a carved olive wood recorder from
Israel, and Caleb displayed how to make a train whistle sound with the
alto and soprano recorder played at the same time.
It amazes me when I hear people say, “I don’t have to go to church to
be a Christian. Church attendance is not important to me.” It isn’t
just about you! I’ve seen it both ways; people who think they must be
there if the door is open and those who never go.
Texline Community Center to celebrate first anniversary
The Community Center in Texline is celebrating its one-year
anniversary. Celebrations are scheduled for Saturday, July 18th and
will last most of the day.
In order to get the entire community involved and to entice
visitors from Dalhart, Hartley, Channing and Clayton, a day full of
events and exciting activities are planned.
Students from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine visited Dalhart
Recently, students from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary
Medicine visited the Dalhart area as they participated in an elective
course called The Food Animal Production Tour (VTPP 948). A total of
nine students along with their instructors Drs. John Davidson, Virginia
Fajt and Dan Posey made several Dalhart stops including Premium
Standard Farms, Dalhart Jersey Ranch, Full Circle Jerseys, Circle H
Headquarters and Hilmar Cheese. The veterinarians at Circle H
Headquarters were hosts of the event.
World War II and Korean War Vets sought for historical flight to D.C.
The 2nd annual Texas Panhandle Honor Flight is scheduled for
October 7-9, 2009. World War II and Korea War Veterans are invited to
travel to Washington, D.C. on an all expenses paid visit to the
nation’s Capitol. The three day/two night trip includes visiting the
War Memorials honoring service members.
Father and son motorcyclists injured Monday
Two men riding motorcycles early Monday were involved in an
accident that sent both to Coon Memorial Hospital. EMS, Dallam County
Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety were
dispatched to the scene just after 10:00 a.m. The accident occurred
just north of Dalhart on Highway 87 near the intersection of N. Sedan
Chad was born and raised in Hereford. He graduated from Hereford
High School and attended West Texas State University. Chad farmed in
the Vega/Hereford area for 15 years.
Kingbaby to rock Dalhart
Back by popular demand is Kingbaby, with lead vocalist and
guitarist Lance Bulen. Kingbaby will perform at Rita Blana Coliseum on
Friday, July 17th at 9:00 p.m. The group will arrive in Dalhart in
time for a live interview on KXIT Radio on Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00
472 new Texas Swine Flu cases in past week
On Monday, the World Heath Organization (WHO) has officially
classified 94,512 cases as influenza A (H1N1) infection, swine flu in
112 countries. To date, 429 people have died worldwide. The United
States has reported 33,902 laboratory confirmed human cases or 35.87
percent of the total cases worldwide. Deaths in the United States have
reached 170 or 39.62 percent of the total deaths worldwide. The Phase
6 Alert continues.
73rd XIT Rodeo and Reunion Parade Marshal
At 10:00 a.m. on August 8th , Parade Marshal Huie Stanley riding his
horse, Lucky, will lead the 73rd XIT Rodeo and Reunion Parade with
pride and dignity in the town where Huie says, “The people are the
best,” Dalhart, TX.
Local boy benefits from Open Arms Therapy
Caleb Hiner, three-year-old grandson of Rocky and Cindy Hiner of
Dalhart, has been receiving BOTOX® injection treatment shots in both of
his legs, his right arm and his right hand every three months for
almost two years. Caleb has Cerebral Palsy, Cortical Visual Impairment,
Mental Disorder, Autism, paralysis on his right side and very little
upper body strength. Within a few hours to a couple of days after the
botulinum toxin is injected into the affected muscle(s), the spasms or
contractions are reduced or eliminated altogether.
Keep pets pest-free in summer
Mosquitoes, fleas and ticks are annoying pests that not only bother
people, but their pets as well. During the summer months the pesky
pests flourish, and keeping animals safe from infestation is an
important part of summer animal care.
Chelsea Owens, the 24-year-old daughter of Robert (Butch) &
Christine Owens, graduated from Texas Tech University with a Master’s
of Science in Human Development & Family Studies on May 8th. Her
thesis was titled “Having a Sibling with Cancer During Childhood”.
Meet Your Neighbor
Jody Evans has been a lifetime Panhandle resident. She moved to
Dalhart from Sunray and has been involved in ranching all of her life.
For two and a half years she has operated De Ja Vu, a shop in downtown
Dalhart, specializing in flowers, gifts and “gently worn” clothing.
She receives help with the business from her three sisters - Lori,
Bunky and Marni.
Curious George visits the Library
Dallam–Hartley Counties Library Summer Reading Program presented KACV and You Summer Reading Tour with Curious George.
Activities included reading, picture taking, kite making, and of
course lots of prizes. Each child also got to pick out a brand new
Little Wrangler Roping and Hunter Safety start next week
If your kids want to learn how to throw a rope by XIT or you need
your certification to hunt by Dove Season, two Community Connect
classes which begin next week, were designed for you. Registration is
available online at www.dalhartcommunityeducation.org or in person at
701 E. 10th St. DISD Central Administration Building in Dalhart.
The Bag, the Bench, the Prayer Shawl
Monday I went to our regular 4:00 p.m. meeting at the newspaper.
Right beside Susan’s desk sat a delightful tote bag. This bag would
hold a lot of stuff!!! I loved it!! I envied her for having it. We
laughed together as she showed me all the “bells and whistles,”
compartments, zippers and wheels