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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

A recent incident at Dalhart Intermediate School (DIS) involving an alleged threat made to students has parents in the community concerned about their children’s safety while at school and walking to and from school.

According to a statement by Dalhart Independent School Police Chief Chanze Fowler, two male students were participating in PE activities at the football stadium and track adjacent to DIS when they were allegedly approached by a Hispanic female with black hair, wearing a polka-dot shirt, denim jacket and blue jeans. The suspect was reportedly driving a gray four-door pickup.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Area residents are continuing to assess the damage from hail and localized flooding resulting from severe storms that rolled through the area Friday night and Saturday.

“The storms just kept training over that area,” meteorologist Mike Gittinger, U.S. National Weather Service in Amarillo, said. “Especially Friday night, it was really confined to the western counties in the panhandle and into Oklahoma.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

 

The Dalhart City Council met on Tuesday night, April 12.

Lola Barrow, council member, presented information regarding nine streets on the north side of town for paving. There was no paving last year.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

 

The Dalhart Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting April 7, for the new location of City Gifts and Radio Shack.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

 

A Dallam County Grand Jury convened Thursday, April 7 and handed down five indictments.

 

The following information is provided by the Dallam County Court Clerk’s office.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN


St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School interim principal Stephanie Gaines takes a creampie to the face as part of a celebration for students meeting their Accelerated Reading goal for the fifth six-week period of the school year.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule on Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), more commonly referred to as “mad cow disease” in late March.

The FDA is seeking to reduce human exposure to cattle materials that could potentially contain BSE and goes into effect April 18.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony April 2, for CraveThyme, located at 416 Denrock. CraveThyme will offer a wide variety of frozen casseroles and will soon introduce a lunch buffet including salad and special lunch choices. 

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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

Hartley County Commissioners met Monday morning, April 11 at 8:30. They approved bills and approved the financial reports, minutes from the March meeting and the quarterly investments reports.

There were two items on the agenda, and they were discussed with no action taken.

David Swinford discussed the possibility of a wind farm in the area in the future.

Commissioners also discussed speed limits on certain county roads, but made no decisions.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Pictured above, Tim Jones and Colette Moorhouse ask St. Anthony School fifth grade student Erin McDaniel questions about her project during the judging portion of the annual science fair.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Department of State Health Services has issued a retraction regarding the changes to immunizations clinics announced in March.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

A letter written by the Code Department of the City of Dalhart, Paul Brown and Laura Mize, was enclosed in the March City of Dalhart bill.

The letter urges all the neighbors in Dalhart to help “Keep Dalhart Beautiful!”

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Sheriff’s Deputy Tommy Hughes and his four-legged partner, Blitz, make up the K-9 Division for Hartley County Sheriff’s Office.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Dalhart’s Coon Memorial Hospital recently received a gift of a GE Panda Infant Warmer through a grant from the Children’s Miracle Network

 


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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Dalhart celebrated “All Things Possible in Dalhart, Texas,” Friday night at the annual Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce Gala, held at the Rita Blanca Coliseum.

“I get to see a community come together in celebration. I get to see a community come together, and I know in no uncertain terms how much they love each other,” keynote speaker Jerry Traylor said in his address.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

 

The Dallam-Hartley Counties Hospital District board met on Thursday night, March 31.

 

Minutes of the February 25th meeting were approved.

 

Financial reports were given by Jennifer Cox and approved.

 

Leroy Schaffner, CEO, gave his report. Included for the month of February were nine newborns, 38 emergency room visits, 30 hospital inpatients, 64 ambulance runs, 54 home health patients and 16 hospice patients.

 

Schaffner reported that First StateBank is the board’s designation of depository.

 

Schaffner has started the process to recruit three physicians, including a family practice physician for the ER, a surgeon and an OB/GYN.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

 

A Dalhart man died following a single vehicle collision that occurred Sunday night.

 

According to information from the Department of Public Safety (DPS), Troy Wharton, age 74, was traveling westbound on Highway 102, 12 miles northwest of Dalhart, at 11:57 p.m. His Suburban reportedly veered off the road towards the right side of the roadway, and Wharton overcorrected, causing him to lose control of the vehicle. The vehicle then went back across the roadway and into a barrowditch, where it rolled and landed in a field, according to DPS.

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Local Minister Hancock Named Citizen of the Year

By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

John (Rusty) Hancock was honored as Citizen of the Year at theDalhart Area Chamber of Commerce Gala on Friday night, April 1.Hancock is a Dalhart native. He lived away for a time, but cameback and has served as the Lincoln Street Baptist Church minister for18 years.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

A New Mexico man has died following a collision in Hartley County Wednesday morning.

 

According to information from the Department of Public Safety, Michael Annis, 59, of Lawrence, Kansas was traveling east on Highway 54 west of Dalhart when the collision occurred. He was driving a 2016 Freightliner, towing two semi-trailers.

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SPECIAL TO
THE DALHART TEXAN


Kubota Tractor Corporation is pleased to honor Bar H Equipment located, in Dalhart, with Kubota’s Elite Award of Excellence, the company’s most prestigious dealership certification and designation.