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Riding a bike and building houses
Riding 1,808 miles on a bicycle should exhaust and even defeat a
person, but the 31 college-aged students and route leaders that arrived
in Dalhart on Wednesday, July 15th were anything but defeated. The
group left Jacksonville, Florida on June 10th to embark on a 3,700-mile
road trip. The trip is one of many that young people across the United
States have selected to take a part in.
Channel 10 News Amarillo to broadcast from Dalhart
Dalhart residents are invited to watch the broadcast of Channel
10’s evening newscasts for 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 23rd.
The visit to Dalhart is part of a four-part newscast trip through the
Texas panhandle, and the evening in Dalhart is the last night of the
M. S. Franco named featured artist for 2009 XIT Rodeo & Reunion
The 73rd XIT Rodeo & Reunion and the Dallam-Hartley Counties
Historical Association – XIT Museum proudly announced Manuel Franco as
the 2009 featured artist. Franco has graciously painted and donated an
original painting in acrylic entitled “Buffalo Spring Division – XIT
Ranch” to the XIT Museum. A reception in Franco’s honor and to unveil
the landscape painting is scheduled for Thursday, August 6th at 7:00
p.m. at the Museum.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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
Council plays “the heavy” in property issues
The Dalhart City Council had some tough decisions to make in regard
to real property at Tuesday’s meeting. After conducting a public
hearing, council members voted four against and two for Ordinance
2009-17, which would have changed the zoning on a lot located at 1122
Channing from R-3 to Special Use for the purpose of placing a
Greg grew up in Hartley, Texas and graduated from Hartley High School.
After High School, he attended Texas Tech University where he received
his Bachelors degree in Agronomy.
2009 XIT Rodeo & Reunion Queen’s saddle revealed
On Tuesday, July 14th, KXIT Radio personality, Jesse Torres,
broadcast live from XIT Ford on Highway 54 East. The 10:00 a.m. to
11:00 a.m. program featured interviews with the 2009 XIT Rodeo &
Reunion Queen candidates. The show also featured an interview with
Rhonda McMillen of XIT Ford about a dealership event that benefits the
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.