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For the Texan

“40 Days for Life – the nation’s most innovative,peaceful prayer outreach – is coming to Dalhart,” said Julie Grant, who is coordinating the local campaign.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG

The Dallam – Hartley Hospital District Board met Wednesday, August 27, at noon for a regular board meeting to set a proposed tax rate prior to the regular meeting. Following a discussion concerning keeping rate the same rate or raising it two-cents, the Board verbally agreed to leave the rate the same.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG

The Dalhart ISD Board met Thursday night, August 28, for a hearing on the 2014/2015 budgets and proposed tax rate.

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By JOE WARREN

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a promotion that has taken over social media in the past month, has hit Dalhart ISD. XIT School Principal Derek Hollingsworth accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from the entire student body Friday and in front of all of the students sat while Ty Thaxton and Kaileigh Martin dumped a huge bucket of ice water over him.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG

State Senate District 31 Senator Kel Seliger, of Amarillo, will be conducting town hall meetings in preparation for the 84th Texas Legislature that convenes in January.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG

Dalhart ISD announced the school calendar for the new school year complete with comp, bad weather days and holidays. DISD teachers have already had Staff Development Days which were August 18-22, with another staff development day slated for May 30, 2015.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG with some reporting by JOE WARREN

City Council met Tuesday night, August 26 and held a public hearing to consider proposed tax rate of $.3239 per $100 of taxable property value for the next budget year. There were no comments from the public.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will hold two public meetings on Thursday, September 25. Both meetings will be at the Rita Blanca Coliseum from 6 to 8 p.m.

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For the Texan

As the academic year begins, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding all drivers to watch out for children walking to and from school or waiting for school buses. Drivers must also follow all traffic laws related to school buses and school zones.

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High cattle markets and lingering drought conditions have beef producers continually planning to maximize their assets – water, grass and cattle.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG

The Good Citizen’s Program for students in seven area towns has started with the new school year. The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) local and area chapter Molino de Viento sponsors this series.

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By JOE WARREN

Jena May Thompson knew something was not right Friday morning as she lay in bed with her dog Mirage, who is not only her pet, but a service dog. Mirage helps Jena whenever a seizure is coming on or when she’s having one.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG

Schools in the Dalhart Independent School District begin classes on Monday, August 25.

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By For the Texan

Dalhart Independent School District (DISD) announced its policy today for providing free and reducedprice meals for children served under the attached current income eligibility guidelines.

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Come support the Golden Wolves as they scrimmage against Spearman tonight with JV starting at 5 p.m. and the varsity will scrimmage shortly after. There will be no admission charge at the scrimmage but the school will be collecting for the Snack Pak for kids program.

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By JOE WARREN

Tim Esser and his daughters Kathleen and Christina didn’t expect to stop in Dalhart on their way from Palms Springs CA, to Ground Zero in New York City.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is increasing DWI patrols through September 2, which includes the Labor Day holiday weekend. DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol related crashes are most frequent.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG

Jean Cates of Amarillo and Sue Cunningham of Hartley are sisters who will be honored in October when they will be inducted in the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame out of more than 500, nominees.

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The fast-growing Texas economy showed steady growth in July, adding 46,600 seasonally-adjusted nonfarm jobs. In the last year, the Lone Star State’s economy has expanded by 396,200 jobs.

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By JOE WARREN

Another XIT Rodeo and Reunion is history, so the next big event is in the works for Dalhart to showcase its fare city – The Annual Keep the Shine on Denrock, Downtown Block Party planning has begun.