The Rich Little Poor Girl
It had been a year since our precious mother passed away, and my two older siblings and I agreed to host a party at our home in Michigan where our elderly father lived.
Council opens bids for paving, water tower painting
By Warren Slaughter
Special to the Texan
J. Lee Milligan was awarded the paving and seal coating bid from the city for 2010. The action was taken at Tuesday night’s Dalhart City Council Meeting. The council also approved a bid submitted by LC United Paint to paint the 12th Street water tower, but the council rejected bids received to paint the water tower at the prison. Due to the proximity of residences to the 12th Street tower, it must be shrouded before painting to reduce the amount of paint spatter.
Spelling bee era ends for one champion
By Robin Scott
Spelling correctly is nothing new for one area student who finished her last round in the spelling bee on March 6th. As an eighth grade student, Lea Baumert has completed her spelling competition. Baumert and several other area students competed at the 62nd Annual Regional Spelling Bee in Amarillo with hopes of making it to the National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.
XIT Rural Telephone Cooperative celebrates 59 years
As feather-like snowflakes fell gracefully from the sky and blanketed the ground, approximately two hundred fifty XIT Rural Telephone members, invited guests, and employees gathered at the Rita Blanca Lake Coliseum in Dalhart, on Wednesday, March 10th to celebrate XIT Rural Telephone’s 59th Annual Meeting of the Membership.
Ask the Lawyer
“Can I sue the fire department for the damages?”
Question: I had a fire on my property and the local fire department responded. The fire was extinguished with no trouble and wasn’t really a bad fire, but the fire trucks driving onto my property made a mess of my land, leaving large trenches. Also, a portion of fence was run over when one of the trucks was backing out after the fire was put out. Can I sue the fire department for the damages?
Wildlife Biologist from Dalhart in research endeavor
B&W Pantex is partnering with West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) to study the effects of wind turbines and associated infrastructure on wildlife at Pantex. The contract for evaluating the wind farm’s effects on wildlife began this past fall and will continue through the next five years.
Say good-bye to that extra hour
By Robin Scott and Charlie Rowell
That extra hour everyone received back on November 1st, when 2:00 a.m. became 1:00 a.m. has expired. Now it’s time to give up that extra hour. The consolation prize, however, is an added hour of sunlight to the end of the day.
DHS to have Saturday school
Dalhart High School will be having Saturday school on the following dates: March 13, March 27, April 17, May 1 and May 8, 2010.
Saturday school is being held for the purpose of allowing students the opportunity to take care of attendance issues. It will also allow students the opportunity to take care of missing or failing grades.
Serving up chili and the community
By Robin Scott
As in 103 years past, the Dalhart Fire Department’s 104th Annual Chili Supper served up delicious hot chili, steaming hot stew and the highly anticipated mouthwatering cobblers. The gorgeous weather on Saturday served up the perfect backdrop for the event, and people came out in record numbers in celebration of the feeling that winter has passed.
Apartments: furthering progress and housing needs
By Nathan French
Progress is once again marching on in our locale with the recent announcement of several new apartment complexes being built in Dalhart. While the projects all have ran into some hindrances, at the present time the apartments appear to be something that is certain for Dalhart and its’ near future. While rumors of apartments have become something of folklore in the past few years, it finally seems that the projects will be coming to fruition.
Dalhart pictorial postmark here soon
By Robin Scott
Mail carriers and recipients alike have an opportunity to join in on an event occurring in 52 panhandle counties, including Dallam and Hartley. The Texas Plains Trail Region and the Postal Service are partnering together to do a pictorial postmark in the county seat of 52 counties in the Plains Region. The TPTR began visiting the 52 post offices in those counties on January 6th and the endeavor will last until December 29th.
Lady Wolves bring home second place finish
The Lady Wolves varsity softball team participated in their second tournament in two weeks bringing home a second place finish. “The Panhandle Showdown,” a three day tournament, was held in Amarillo. Seventeen teams participated, traveling from Dalhart and Borger, south to Lubbock, and west to El Paso, which provided three teams. In the tournament, two 2A teams and three 3A teams participated with the remaining twelve either 4 or 5A.
XIT Rural Telephone to host 59th Annual Membership Meeting
The XIT Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc. has scheduled its 59th Annual Membership meeting of its rural landline telephone members for Wednesday, March 10th. The meeting will be held at the Rita Blanca Lake Coliseum. Rural landline members’ and invited guests’ registration will begin at ll:00 a.m. and will be followed with a luncheon catered by Bar H Steak House. Again, this year, members and invited guests will be treated to a sit-down dinner served by XIT’s management and employees. Serving will begin at 11:45 a.m.
Second Annual March Madness strikes Dalhart
By Robin Scott
The National Collegiate Athlete Association (NCAA) Basketball Championship occurs during March and early April of each year and offers an opportunity for fun and a chance to win a prize. The 64 teams competing in the championship provide the excitement for March Madness and area merchants and individuals add to it by cheering on a particular team.
How long does it take to walk across Texas?
By Robin Scott
It may sound crazy to actually walk the 1000 miles across the great State of Texas, but many are planning to do just that, so to speak. What they will do is walk, and walk, and walk, each week. People all over the area are joining the Walk Across Texas and everyone in Dalhart and the surrounding area is invited to take part in this event.
Run-off election set for Dallam County Commissioners
By Robin Scott
Voters made their way to the polls in both early voting and on Election Day and the results are in. Two contested Dallam County races and one contested Hartley County race in the Republican Primary were settled, and all Republican candidates for the November General Election are now known.
Cargill Cares gives Dalhart Fire Corps big boost
The recently organized Dalhart Fire Corps received a much-needed donation from Cargill Cares on Monday, February 22nd. The donation comes just in time for the members of the Fire Corps to plan fundraising events to support the organization’s endeavors.
Third Annual Friday Night Fish Fry
February, 26th the third annual “Friday Night Fish Fry” took place at the Dalhart Senior Citizens Center.
The center would like to express its gratitude to Judge Ronnie Gordon and Hartley County Officials for sponsoring the Friday Night Fish Fry once again this year. For the past six or seven years now Judge Gordon and Hartley County Officials have sponsored a February fundraiser meal and this year they chose to sponsor the Friday Night Fish Fry. We are glad to have Judge Gordon and Hartley County Officials agree to sponsor the event for a second year in February.”
Ask The Lawyer
I heard that women in Texas could always own property