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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.

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Mary Elizabeth Hooper a Physician Assistant student at Texas Tech University is currently completing her clinical studies in internal medicine in Dalhart at The High Country Community Rural Health Clinic studying with Bruce Schubert PA-C.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG

Beginning Friday, March 7 (tonight) there will be two sessions of bingo at the building across the street south from St. Anthony Catholic Church. The bingo is sponsored by the church.

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By JOE WARREN

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reported this week that Rosie Lewis Michalski, 70, from Texline was killed in a one vehicle accident on U.S. 87 on Monday March 3 at 8:52 p.m.

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Run off election for Hartley County Justice of the Peace May 27

By JOE WARREN

With no Democrats on the ballot in either Dallam or Hartley County, the Republican Primary Election held Tuesday March 4, decided local races. There were no contested races in Dallam County so those appearing on the ballots will be placed in their positions Jan. 1, 2015.

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ZELDA BETH LANG

A murder discovered on Thursday, March 20, 1975 has never been solved. In speaking to law enforcement last week Dallam Co. Sheriff Bruce Scott said almost all of those investigating are now deceased, moved or some may still be around. But after almost 50 years, which will be in March 2015 (next year) the murder is still unsolved.

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Polling locations listed for Dallam and Hartley Co voters

ZELDA BETH LANG

Polls opened today for all local county, state and national primaries at 7 a.m. and they will remain open until 7 p.m. in both Dallam and Hartley Counties.

 

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City applies to water district to drill new well

By JOE WARREN

The Dalhart City Administrator told the council last week, he has applied with the North Plains Groundwater District asking their approval to drill a new well on the north side of town.

 

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‘There is no such thing as natural beauty’ Steel Magnolias

Touché Salon, the trendy beauty shop located on the corner of West 7th Street and Rock Island in Dalhart is now offering pedicures and manicures to the list of services they provide customers.


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Elected officials now equipped with IPads

By JOE WARREN

With the increased demand to stay connected in the ever changing technological world, the Dalhart City Council and all department heads at the City of Dalhart were given IPads.

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George Clift, ALC, President of Clift Land Brokers has been awarded the esteemed Accredited Land Consultant Advanced designation by the Realtors® Land Institute (RLI). Mr. Clift is one of only nineteen Realtors nationwide to have received this designation.

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One out on bond six remain in Dallam-Hartley Co. Jail

By JOE WARREN

Dalhart Police Chief Gary Sinclair announced this week that through the combined efforts of his department, help form the Amarillo Police Department and the Hartley Co. Sheriff’s office, they have arrested seven individuals in connections with six different alleged burglaries.

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Get out and roam in your own backyard

By JOE WARREN

Not far from Dalhart is some of the state’s largest amount of public land ready for multiple uses. With about three percent of the land in Texas public, finding space to hike, hunt, camp, sight in your rifle, picnic, or view wildlife in its natural habitat is sometimes hard to come by. But in Dallam County, that’s not the issue with over 77,000 acres of public land in the Rita Blanca National Grasslands not far from town.