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Nixie Sanderson
The Dalhart Texan

Local fourth grade students had the opportunity to participate in the annual water festival Thursday at the Rita Blanca Coliseum in Dalhart.

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BY Nixie Sanderson
MANAGING EDITOR

Dalhart firefighters responded to a fire caused by lightning south of Channing on Saturday.

 

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BY Nixie Sanderson
MANAGING EDITOR

Three candidates are seeking the opportunity to fill the two seats open this year on the Dalhart  Independent School District Board of Education. The seats held by Joni Atha and Colette Moorhouse are up for reelection this year. 

 

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BY Nixie Sanderson
MANAGING EDITOR

An air ambulance from Rico Aviation lands at the site of the wreck on Highway 385 south of Channing on Monday. Cristian Soto-Ruiz, 26, of Dalhart, was transported to Northwest Texas  Hospital and later to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Okla., where he remains in critical condition.

 

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BY Nixie Sanderson
MANAGING EDITOR

Coon Memorial Nursing Home hosted their annual Easter egg hunt on Thursday afternoon.  Children hunted eggs, with special prize eggs distributed among the hidden eggs. 

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BY Nixie Sanderson
MANAGING EDITOR

No injuries were reported in a collision on Highway 281 approximately a half a mile south of Highway 87 in Hartley County Friday afternoon. “A white pick up pulled out in front of a semi,” Hartley County deputy Penny Loudder said.

 

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BY Nixie Sanderson
MANAGING EDITOR

First Baptist Church of Dalhart recently welcomed Michael Wilcox as the new senior pastor. Wilcox has now been with the church for several weeks, and April 7 was his first Sunday to preach as the new pastor.

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BY Nixie  Sanderson
MANAGING EDITOR

Students in the pre-school program at Central United Methodist Church participated in an Easter egg hunt hosted by the Dallam-Hartley County Library on the Dallam County Courthouse lawn Wednesday morning. A total of 550 eggs were distributed across the lawn for the children to collect. Two more Easter egg hunts are scheduled for this weekend. The Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce and 69th Judicial District CSCD will host an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 20. Activities are from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. The Easter Bunny will be present. Children will be divided into three age groups for the hunt, with the egg hunt for children up to three years of age starting at 2 p.m. at the Watermelon Park. The egg hunts for older children will begin at 2:30 p.m. at Rita Blanca Park. There will be $1 raffle tickets for a chance to win a bicycle, and Treasure Island Snow Cone will be on site. The XIT Rangers, FM 281, will host their annual Easter Egg hunt on Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m. For more pictures, see page three of this edition.

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THE DALHART TEXAN

CANYON, Texas -- West Texas A&M School of Music and Theatre Department will present Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music at 7:30 p.m. April 24 and 26 in the Recital Hall of the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex on campus, and at 7 p.m. on April 27 at the La Rita Theater in Dalhart.

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BY Zelda Lang
REPORTER

The Dalhart Independent School District Board of Education met Tuesday evening, April 16 in a long meeting.

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BY Nixie Sanderson
MANAGING EDITOR

The Harrison Fight Benefit Fun Run/Walk was led by motorcycles Saturday morning.

The run began at  People’s Church at 7:30 a.m. and benefits the Harrisons, who were injured in a collision in Febraury.

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BY Nixie Sanderson
MANAGING EDITOR

A Dalhart man has died following an officer-involved shooting over the weekend. According to information released by the Dalhart Police Department, Augustus Combs, age 27, was fatally shot following a pursuit by officers.

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BY Zelda Lang
REPORTER

The Dalhart City Council met Tuesday night, April 9. Two former board members were  Recognized and presented a gift by Ronnie Hanbury.

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BY Kelly Nash-Jones
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire at FM 694 and County Road
26 Wednesday just after 11 a.m. for a fire involving 10 bales of corn stock and a small grass
fire.

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BY Nixie Sanderson
MANAGING EDITOR

Monday was busy for the Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department, with multiple vehicle accidents and a fire reported at a local hotel.

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BY Nixie Sanderson
MANAGING EDITOR

The 2018 Treasured Business, Dorothy Lindmark Volunteer of the Year, Agriculture Person of the Year and
Citizen of the Year were announced Thursday evening at the Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual gala. This year’s theme was “Raising the Dalhart Trophy High.” 

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By Nixie Sanderson
THE DALHART TEXAN

April is child abuse awareness month, and CASA 69 is using the month to raise awareness about child abuse and prevention.

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BY Bill Kelly
SPORTS EDITOR

The Dalhart High School UIL academics teams competed at the District 4-4A meet on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30.

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By Nixie Sanderson
THE DALHART TEXAN

More than 40 people attended this year’s storm spotter training class at the Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department on Monday, taking the opportunity to learn more about severe weather and become an official storm spotter.

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By Nixie Sanderon
THE DALHART TEXAN

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

After 32 years and four months, Jan Prater has officially retired from her position as a mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service in Dalhart.