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By JOE WARREN

Brent Wheeler, Rita Blanca Electric Coop CEO and General Manager opened the 68th annual membership meeting Wednesday in the Rita Blanca Coliseum to a full house after a lunch was served.

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The 63rd Annual Meeting of XIT Rural Telephone Cooperative, inc. was held Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at the Rita Blanca Coliseum in Dalhart. All members and invited guests were presented a Rayovac LED flashlight as  they registered for the meeting. Members’ children and grandchildren (ages 12 years and under) were given cute stuffed elephants with blue XIT shirts on them

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The Amarillo District of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will begin paving operations next month on the US 87 highway widening project between Dumas and Hartley, resulting in a reduced speed limit  along the length of the project beginning Thursday (March 21).

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From legendary to beginners Dalhart hosted best race in series of five states

By JOE WARREN

Dani Stegall, a preacher’s wife in Dalhart is admittedly not an athlete, so when she began running at age 35 she never imagined she would be running a marathon in Dalhart nearly five years later. She did. And she finished the race in a respectable five hours. It was her first marathon and probably not her last.

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The 2014 Dalhart Trash Bash is sure to be one of the best yet!

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By JOE WARREN

Let them eat pie. The sweets were abundant at the First Coon Memorial Nursing Home Pie contest Wednesday with 15 entries vying for bragging rights to who bakes the best pie in town.

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Council wants city codes enforced

By JOE WARREN

A few Dalhart City Council members voiced their concern last week why city officials are not enforcing code violations within the city, particularly on lots with trailer homes.

 

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By JOE WARREN

Dalhart Fire Department, along with DPS and the Hartley County Sheriff Department officers responded to a  Semi-truck rollover Tuesday afternoon southwest of Dalhart on US 54.

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If you haven’t already cleared the date, mark your calendars and join the Dalhart Chamber for the Chamber Boot Scootin’ Gala, Friday April 4th at the Rita Blanca Coliseum. Social will begin at 6:30 p.m., program and dinner at 7 p.m. catered by Desperados, then dance the night way with sounds from Kris Gordon starting at 9 p.m..

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Tumbling tumbleweeds creates problems

FOR THE TEXAN
With contributions from Zelda Beth Lang

Thanks to Charles and Netha Lynn Steel I have a story on Tumbleweeds causing havoc. Charles takes the Wall  Street Journal and in the weekend edition of March 15 and 16 is a story about tumbleweeds and in addition to other regions Dallam Co. was mentioned. The story started on Page one of the WSJ and then continued on A10.

 

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Members of Rita Blanca Electric Cooperative should mark Wednesday, March 19, 2014 on their calendars and make plans to attend their 68th Annual Membership Meeting.

 

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Brother and sister effort to build playground at school turns into community project

By JOE WARREN

When Dyllon and Kendra Orthman, two Intermediate school students in Dalhart, began looking for money to build a playground for their school they never knew their efforts would be so well received in Dalhart.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG

City Council met Tuesday night, March 11. A long discussion was held on Agenda item 1 concerning the placement of a manufactured home. This required rezoning Lots 13 and 14 to rezone from R-3 residential to Special Use Zoning at 718 Dallam. After discussion it was voted to table the item so City employees could  discuss matter with C. Garcia who asked for the rezoning in that area.

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Leagues and open bowling gives plenty of opportunity to roll the rock

By ZELDA BETH LANG

In March 1960 Ed and Francis Ondracek, father and son, announced they would erect a new 80x144 foot building for a bowling alley. It remains today in Dalhart and is enjoyed by many during open bowling, leagues or for parties.

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Dalhart still involved in two other rate cases with utility providers

By JOE WARREN

Dalhart City Administrator James Stroud is happy one of the two rate cases it is involved in with Atmos Energy is settled, and it will save customers in the group, of which Dalhart is a part, about $5 million dollars annually.

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With 72 officer positions open, hiring incentives increase

By JOE WARREN

The State of Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) has approved and budgets for 205 correctional officer positions at the Dalhart Unit Prison to man the day to day supervisory duties it takes to watch over its capacity, 1,398 inmates.

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On Thursday March 27 the La Rita Theatre is hosting its annual meeting with a special performance from WTAMU Faculty Cabaret. Tickets are free and available at the Dalhart Chamber of Commerce.
The ensemble is led by Dr. Christopher Meerdink, Assistant Professor of Voice and Dr. Robert Hansen, Director of the School of Music. Joining them for this performance will be singers Amber Oglesby and Julia Rucker, and pianist Jan Walser, all of whom are WT graduates.

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Get your tickets now

Mark your calendars and join the Dalhart Chamber for the Chamber Boot Scootin’ Gala, Friday April 4th at the Rita Blanca Coliseum. Social will begin at 6:30 pm, program and dinner at 7 p.m. catered by Desperados, then dance the night way with sounds from Kris Gordon starting at 9 p.m.

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By JOE WARREN

When you think of the agriculture industry in Dalhart you think cattle, hogs, corn and wheat, but there are many niche areas of farming and ranching that are seeing some success. Farmers are diversifying to stay ahead of the economic trends.

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Feasibility study being done to examine the need

By JOE WARREN

St. Anthony Catholic School Principal Melissa Meneses and Monsignor Michael Colwell are taking a hard look into adding seventh and eighth grade classes to the school that currently serves pre-kindergarten through sixth grade.