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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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
The source of anger
No one is immune from feeling angry, and everyone gets angry
sometime. Why and when one gets angry is as specific to an individual
as a set of fingerprints. Anger is described in the dictionary as a
strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong, a
feeling of wrath.
More children may be involved in allegations against Hartley teacher
A 13-year-old girl has made allegations against a Hartley ISD
teacher of causing her to engage in inappropriate sexual contact with
him. The allegation against Thompson by the young girl lead to an
investigation and the subsequent issuance of a warrant for arrest. The
warrant issued for the arrest of Ronald Alvin Thompson was executed on
Monday, July 6th and Thompson was taken into custody.
XIT Rodeo Queen contestant
Jamie Coleen Frazier is the 16 year old daughter of Joel and Donna
Frazier. She is the granddaughter of the late Neal and Jessie Petty
and Sarah Jo and the late JD Frazier.
An event of a lifetime
The Dallam and Hartley Counties Historical Association and XIT
Museum honored local photographer, Sylvia Renick, at a reception held
Thursday, July 2nd. Renick’s photography exhibit entitled “The
Privileged” was inspired by a quote, “The Privilege of a lifetime of
being who you are [Joseph Campbell].” The exhibit unveiled last
Thursday is open to the public and will run through July 31st.
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