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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN
Dalhart Junior High and High School students’ work is on display at the XIT Museum through the month of March.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN
The Bureau of Labor Statistics yesterday released employment and wage information by county for the third quarter of 2015.
Overall, the report states that employment was up in the 24 of the largest counties in the state. Those include counties with at least 75,000 people employed. Harris County had the highest employment rate of 2,287,600, while Dallas County had 1,616,800 employed.
Nationally, employment was up 1.9 percent from September 2014 to September 2015. Wages were also up nationally, according to the report, which states that there was an increase of 2.6 percent in weekly wagesto $974.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Approximately 860 acres burned in a massive grass fire last Tuesday, March 15, in the canyon near Highway 767 west of Channing.
At noon on Tuesday, four Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department units responded to the grass fire, which was later reported to have started from a downed power line caused by excessive winds.

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The Dallam-Hartley Counties United Way is presented a check to The Girl Scouts of Texas-Oklahoma Plains from their 2015/2016 fund raising campaign. The local United Way works gathers donations from individuals and businesses all year to be able to donate it right back to different organizations that are a big part of helping the community. A total of 95 percent of all funds remain in Dallam and Hartley Counties.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN
Prizes were drawn during the 70th annual members meeting of Rita Blanca Electric Cooperative, including cash, gift cards, appliances, blankets and tools.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Like Gittinger with the National Weather Service in Amarillo presented a Skywarn Storm Spotter class Monday evening. The free event was open to the public.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN
The underpass project has started near the intersection of Highway 54 and Highway 87. Along with related highway projects, lane closures are expected over the next several months on Highway 87 through Dalhart. Above, The underpass at Denrock Avenue is completely closed as crews work to begin the underpass project phase of construction.

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By KRISTINE OLSEN
THE CHAMBER PRESIDENT

 

The Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce annual gala is scheduled for Friday, April 1, at the Rita Blanca Coliseum.

The Dalhart Chamber has invited Jerry Traylor to be the featured speaker this year. Traylor has a real world message and has climbed to the top of 14,110-foot Pikes Peak three times, competed in 35 full-length marathons and jogged 3,528 miles across America, from San Francisco to New York City – all on crutches.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

 

A semi rollover that resulted in a fatality was reported early Saturday morning east of Dalhart on Highway 54.

According to a statement from Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Cindy Barkley, at approximately 6:50 a.m., Donovan Ross, 29, of Jacksonville, Fla., was driving a 2016 Freightliner Truck Tractor towing a 2008 Wabash trailer Northeast on US highway 54 approximately 13 miles southwest of Dalhart.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Hartley County Commissioners met at 8:30 Monday morning, March 14, for their regular meeting.

The commissioners decided to designate Rita Blanca Coliseum as an alternate courtroom.

Considering courthouse maintenance was tabled.

At 10 a.m., they opened bids for the county depository. First National Bank was chosen as the depository.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN
Fourth grade student Alex Penton shows off his frisbee skills during the physical education program performed by Dalhart Intermediate School and Elementary School students last Thursday.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG 
THE DALHART TEXAN

 

The Dahart City Council held two public hearings Tuesday night, March 8, to determine conditions described as unsafe and dangerous on property located at 618 Cammack and 1113 Omaha.

Resolution 2016-03 was on Cammack, and Resolution 2016-04 on Omaha. No one was present from either locations, and the public hearings were closed.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

 

A Dallam County Jury returned a guilty verdict for David Franklin West on Wednesday, March 9 on two counts: possession of tetrahydrocannabinol in an amount greater than 400 grams, a first degree felony, and possession of methamphetamine in an amount of more than one but less than 4 grams, a third degree felony.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Clifford the Big Red Dog greets children before story time at Dalhart Christian Academy (DCA) Tuesday morning. Christy Turner, along with Clifford, read a book about Clifford to the group of pre-school students during a “Mommy and Me” class at DCA. DCA is celebrating Literacy Awareness Month and hosting a Scholastic Book Fair this week.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

 

A Dallam County Grand Jury convened Thursday, March 3, and handed down 14 indictments.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

 

Dalhart gets a dot on the map for various reasons: the annual XIT rodeo and reunion, a globally recognized cheese factory and potato farms and a flourishing agricultural hub for the Texas panhandle.

 

But who knew that another of Dalhart’s identities would be to become a premier location for discgolf?

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SPECIAL TO
THE DALHART TEXAN


(Lubbock) – AgTexas Farm Credit Services recently announced a $14.3 million qualified patronage distribution with $11.9 million paid in cash to its member patrons. This year’s average patronage check is just over $3,600 and that amount varies in direct proportion to the amount borrowed by each member.

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BY NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN


The Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department held their 110th annual chili supper Saturday night at the Rita Blanca Coliseum.

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THE DALHART TEXAN

Albuquerque, New Mexico, March2, 2016 – Stage II fire restrictions have been implemented on all National Forest System lands within the boundary of the McClellan Creek National Grasslands and portions of the Rita Blanca National Grasslands of the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN
Voters in Dallam and Hartley Counties took to the polls Tuesday in local, state and federal primary elections, including at this polling place at Frank Phillips College in Dalhart.