Stop clicking that pen and other annoying habits
The repeated click of a ballpoint pen, tapping of a pen, or jingling keys in a pocket can become quite distracting. Why people engage in annoying habits is a mystery, but all people have some habit that likely annoys those around them or even cuts off proper communication completely.
Wind-powered high security data center
In a July 16th press release, Jerry Patterson, Commissioner for the Texas General Land Office, announced that an agreement was reached with Baryonyx Corporation to lease approximately eight acres of land in Dallam County. The land is a part of the Permanent School Fund land and will house a highly secure computer server facility. Baryonyx is a Houston-based corporation.
Teacher raises likely to receive approval
The Dalhart Independent School Board held a regular meeting on Tuesday, July 21st. Many items were on the meeting’s agenda. Of particular interest was the discussion regarding teacher raises for the upcoming school year.
Stimulus funds US Hwy 87 improvements
Paul Braun, Public Information Officer with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) provided information recently regarding improvements to US Highway 87 southeast of Hartley to the city limits of Dalhart. The project is scheduled to get underway as soon as weather permits.
State of Texas Elk’s Drug Awareness Poster Contest
The Dalhart Elk’s Lodge is very proud to announce the following area students that placed in the State of Texas Elk’s Drug Awareness Poster Contest. We appreciate each and every student that participated.
Balee McKay, 3rd grade student from Channing, placed 3rd in the State receiving a $125.00 savings bond from the State Foundation as well as a $50.00 bond from Dalhart Elks.
Eta Upsilon Sorority sponsored meal
Friday, July 17th ETA EPSILON Sorority sponsored the Dalhart Senior Center July fundraiser meal and the center would like to express its gratitude to the sorority and all of its members for sponsoring the meal. It was a pleasure working with each of the members and the seniors enjoyed their enthusiasm and all of the effort that they put forth to help the center out with the July fundraiser meal.
2009 Valedictorian continues to receive recognition
Dalhart Independent School District Superintendent David Foote was pleased to announce on Monday that DHS 2009 Valedictorian Jasmine Bohlender was invited to Austin to meet Governor Rick Perry. The invitation was extended to Jasmine due to her outstanding scholastic success, including winning first place finish in the State’s UIL competition in accounting and being named Valedictorian.
Summer Celebration Thursday with News Channel 10
News Channel 10 out of Amarillo will be in Dalhart for their 2009 Summer Celebration on Thursday, July 23rd. Channel 10 will be broadcasting the 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. news live from the Dallam County Courthouse here in Dalhart with food, fun and prizes. Several local businesses and organizations are joining the celebration. There will be a variety of free items and some local non-profit organizations are taking this opportunity to hold a fund raiser.
The art of storytelling at XIT Museum
More than 80 children and adults poured into the XIT Museum on Thursday, July 16th to enjoy storyteller Eldrena Douma. Douma is a Pueblo Indian from the tribes of the Laguna, Tewa and Hopi. She is a professional storyteller, author and workshop presenter.
Texline celebration enjoyed large turnout
The first anniversary celebration of the opening of the Community Center in Texline was held on Saturday, July 18th.. The daylong event brought people from the community and surrounding areas and an estimated 350 to 400 people enjoyed the meal and all of the planned activities.
Ask The Lawyer
“I paid for the shipping and the insurance, so weren’t the contents of the package legally mine and the insurance proceeds?”
Andrew was born and raised in the Dalhart area. He graduated from Hartley High School in 1992. While there, he met and later married his wife, Tiffany.
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 panhandle tour.
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 compartment.