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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

 

The Dalhart Independent School District Board of Education met on Tuesday night, March 29.

 

There were no student or teacher presentations.

 

The board voted to continue with Kile & Co., P.C. of Amarillo for their audit. Superintendent John Massey asked the board to hire Kile & Co., P.C. again this year. He said the state is asking more from auditors this year and there will be an increase in the cost.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN
It was fashion week in Dalhart at the Dallam-Hartley Annual Bi-County Fashion show, held Tuesday. Nine 4-H members from the two counties displayed fashion and trashion projects, as well as storyboards at the event.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Auditors from the American Correctional Association recently conducted a re-accreditation audit at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Dalhart Unit.

 

The TDCJ unit scored 100 percent on all mandatory standards and 98 percent on non-mandatory standards, granting the unit full accreditation.

 

Accreditation is a process that verifies that correctional agencies and facilities are in compliance with the American Correctional Association’s national standards.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

 

 

The Dust Bowl Marathon returned to Dalhart for the fourth consecutive year and hosted more than 100 runners, joggers and walkers on the first day of the five-day event.

 

Men and women from all over the country, including six from Dalhart, participated in the event, which consists of five marathon, half marathon, quarter marathon and 5K runs spanning five days in five states.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

 

Dalhart received more than four inches of snow Saturday night into Sunday morning, according to information from the National Weather Service in Amarillo.

 

Some reports in the county had snowfall totals of five to six inches locally. As far south as Hereford received one to two inches of snow, with the Amarillo area receiving two to four inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN
Deacon Ronald Hein carries the cross down Texas Boulevard in Dalhart from the steps of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church Friday evening. The church commemorated Good Friday with a bilingual presentation of the Stations of the Cross through the streets of Dalhart, beginning at the church and ending at Seventh Street Park, followed by the liturgy of the passion of the Christ.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

 

The Easter Bunny made a special appearance at Dalhart Elementary School Wednesday afternoon for an Easter egg hunt.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

 

The Texas Department of Transportation held a meeting with the Dalhart underpass project contractor Monday afternoon to discuss the current construction projects and the need for alternate traffic routes.

 

Currently, asphalt pavement is being removed south of US 54 on the Northbound lanes of US 87. Additionally, the underpass on Denrock has been closed for removal and excavation of the retainage pond.

 

Drivers can expect delays while traveling through Dalhart until the completion of the project.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

 

The Dalhart City Council met Tuesday night, March 22.

 

Shane Rapp, founder of COPsync, made a presentation to the council.

 

The council was presented information regarding an upgrade to be done in March 2017 and no later than June 2017. The city has one year left on the current COPsync plan. This will upgrade the city for six years.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN
Tom White, designer and creator of his fully automated hydroponic fodder machine, is shown with harvested barley. Each day, approximately 1,200 pounds of sprouted barley is harvested from the machine.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

 

Relay for Life is moving to April this year.

 

Rather than holding this year’s relay event in August, event organizers have moved the date of the Dallam-Hartley County Relay for Life to April 30.

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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.