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BY BILL KELLY
THE DALHART TEXAN

History was made by the Dalhart Police Department (PD) on Wednesday March 28 as Erica Trevino was sworn in as the newest member of the department, making her the first deaf female police officer in the state of Texas, and only the second in the nation.

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A sunny, but windy and cool day greeted attendees of the 67th Annual Meeting of XIT Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc., which was recently held on Wednesday, March 14th, at the Rita Blanca Coliseum in Dalhart, Texas. Members and invited guests were presented with Canvas Coolers as they registered for the meeting. Members’ children and grandchildren (ages 12 years or younger) were given a Luke the Puppy Dog when they registered for door prize drawings.

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Legacy Assisted Living residents and staff recently took the second field trip as a part of their Walk the Santa Fe Trail project. This field trip was to the Elkhart, Kansas, and the Cimarron National Grasslands.

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BY ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

There will be a special meeting of the Dalhart Independent School District Board of Trustees tonight, March 27 at 6 pm. The meeting was called on Friday March 23.

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BY BILL KELLY
THE DALHART TEXAN

There have been multiple wildfires in this area over the past week. One near the Hartley/Oldham/Moore county lines last week burned over 15,000 acres, and there was another one near Channing at the beginning of this week that was caused by downed power lines. A fire in Amarillo burned over 400 acres and was dangerously close to the hospital area of the city, near Coulter and 9th Street.

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BY ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dalhart Independent School District (DISD) Board of Trustees met on Tuesday night, March 20 for their regular monthly meeting.

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BY BILL KELLY
THE DALHART TEXAN

The second major grassfire near Channing within the past week burned approximately 4,500 acres and took nearly 24 hours and multiple agencies to contain. The Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) and the Hartley Fire Department were among those that helped contain the fire.

 

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BY BILL KELLY
THE DALHART TEXAN

Dallam County and Hartley County students did well at some of the bigger livestock shows in Texas over the past several weeks, winning multiple awards in San Antonio, San Angelo, Houston, and Austin.

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BY BILL KELLY
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) and other area fire departments have had to fight multiple grassfires over the past several days, with the latest one still ongoing as this article was written on the evening of Sunday March 18. So everyone in this area, especially farmers and ranchers, need to know what can be done to prevent these fires from starting and what to do if a wildfire is in the area.

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BY BILL KELLY
THE DALHART TEXAN

A grassfire that began on Thursday March 15 burned 15,682 acres before finally being contained by multiple fire departments and the Texas A&M Forest Service.

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Members of Rita Blanca Electric Cooperative should mark Wednesday March 21, 2018 on their calendars and make plans to attend their 72nd Annual Membership Meeting.

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AMARILLO – Ask the man who has completed six farm bill cycles when a new bill will be pushed through and Dr. Joe Outlaw will tell you this year.

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BY ZELDA BETH LANG 
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dalhart City Council met Tuesday night, March 13 for their regular monthly meeting.

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BY BILL KELLY
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dalhart High School One Act Play competed at the District 1-4A contest on Saturday March 10 and was selected as one of the plays to move on to the Bi-District competition.

 

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BY BILL KELLY
THE DALHART TEXAN

The first year of the Purpose Market in 2017 was a success, and the market is now looking for vendors for the 2018 season.

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BY BILL KELLY
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Hartley Soil & Water Conservation District named the winners in their 2018 Essay Contest on Tuesday March 6 at Mazzio’s in Dalhart.

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BY BILL KELLY
THE DALHART TEXAN

The four campuses of the Dalhart Independent School District recently announced their “Teachers of the Six Weeks” for the fourth six weeks. Each campus takes nominations for the award, and then has their staff vote on who receives the honor each six weeks.

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BY ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Republican and Democratic state primary elections were held on Tuesday March 6.

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The 67th Annual Membership meeting of XIT Rural Telephone Cooperative Inc. will be conducted on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. The meeting will be held at the Rita Blanca Lake Coliseum in Dalhart. Registration for rural members (customers whose landline telephone numbers begin with a prefix of 343, 362, 377, 384, 727, 753 and 769) and guests who receive an invitation from XIT Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc., will begin at 11 am, and a luncheon catered by The Ten in Texas Woodfire Grill in Dalhart will begin at noon. The sit-down lunch will again be served by XIT’s management and employees.

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BY ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

A Dalhart High graduate recently had the school district that he supervises receive a national honor. Dr. David Vinson, PhD. is the superintendent of the Wylie Independent School District near Dallas, and Wylie ISD was named a 2018 “District of Character by Character.org.