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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

The 2015 tax-free weekend will begin today and continue through Sunday for back-to-school items, including clothing, footwear, backpacks and school supplies under $100. According to the Texas Comptroller, this could mean approximately $8 in saving for every $100 spent on qualifying items this weekend.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

In the warm summertime months in Dalhart, it’s common to see kids riding their bikes through the neighborhoods during all hours of the day. Local attractions like the swimming pool, snow cone stands and hanging out with friends keep them busy before classes resume and it’s back to work.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

A list of new hires and resignations from the June 14 and August 4 school board meetings has been released by Dalhart Independent School District superintendent John Massey. The new hires were approved following executive sessions held during each meeting.

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THE DALHART TEXAN

The 79th Annual XIT Rodeo and Reunion brings some of the best competitors in the rodeo industry.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dallam-Hartley Hospital District Board met on Thursday night, July 30. A budget hearing was held at 7 p.m. CEO Leroy Schaffner went over the budget in detail. There were 14 pages covering all areas of the Coon Memorial Hospital District, including the hospital, Legacy and Coon Memorial Home.

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By CALLIE SHIPLEY
THE DALHART TEXAN

On the corner of Denrock Avenue, she watches the XIT parade roll by, remembering the girl who proudly rode her horse down Main Street in a bright pink Western shirt over sixty years ago.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

The 2015 Junior Rodeo was held Saturday, giving rodeo spectators a chance to watch the future of PRCA in action. Kids in four age divisions with their eye on a buckle competed in nine different events including goat ribbon, barrels, poles, flags, calf riding, daubing, steer riding, breakaway, and bull riding.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Big turn out for team roping event

More than 100 teams participated in the team-roping event held Sunday at the XIT Arena, starting the week of rodeo events in celebration of the 79th Annual XIT Rodeo and Reunion.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Despite the wet weather in Dallam and Hartley counties in recent months, Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department continues to respond to grass fire calls, with three reports just this week.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dalhart City Council met in a short meeting Tuesday night, July 28, with only four agenda items plus the consent agenda of minutes from July 14.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released their snapshot report for each of the state’s school districts July 8. The report released represents information from the 2013- 2014 academic year.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Run/Walk For a Cause hosted a 5K and onemile run and a bake sale fundraising event last Saturday. More than $1,900 was donated from sales.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Wheat harvest in Dallam and Hartley Counties is nearing an end, and yields across the area are nearly double the average.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

A Dallam County grand jury convened Thursday, July 23 and handed down three indictments, according to the Dallam County Court Clerk’s office.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Earlier this month, JBS USA Pork and Cargill Pork announced that they had entered into an agreement for JBS USA Pork to purchase Cargill Pork for $1.45 billion, according to a joint statement released from the two companies.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Bullying in local schools has become a noticeable problem over the last several years. Social media only seems to exasperate the issue with apps such as Yik-Yak, which was banned in Dalhart schools last year. Administrators and teachers can feel overwhelmed with complex “he said/she said” reports. It can be a definite distraction from schoolwork focus for students.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

There are always mixed reviews about the final stretch of the summer break. Educators, administration, and students wonder why the break is already over, while parents can’t seem to expedite the summer-to-school transition process. It’s as if no one in the community is given the same amount of summer hours.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

President Barack Obama ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at the White House and all federal buildings across the nation Tuesday, July 21, for the remainder of this week.

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By CALLIE SHIPLEY
THE DALHART TEXAN

Tick, tock. Muscles tensed in anticipation, students stare down the clock, willing the minutes to move faster as the final bell nears.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Dalhart area youth had the opportunity to participate in several FUN Academy camps hosted by Community Connect this week. Classes involved Hot Wheels, Barbies, Legos and fashion design, all with a focus on math, science and engineering.