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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

Voters in Dalhart cast their ballots in the elections for the two open school board seats, as well as the ward four seat on the city council Saturday following early voting that ran from April 25 through May 3.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Fallen officers were recognized by the TDCJ-Dalhart Unit Friday morning in a special ceremony.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dalhart Independent School District Board of Education and Dalhart City Council elections will be held tomorrow, Saturday, May 7.

Elections will be at Dalhart City Hall for both elections, as in the past, so voters only have to go to one location to vote.

Voting hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dalhart City Hall is located at 205 Rock Island.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Stripe rust, a disease affecting wheat and caused by the fungus Puccinia striiformis, develops in early spring and is favored by cool temperatures—45 degrees Fahrenheit to 65 degrees Fahrenheit — and high humidity. Primary symptoms consist of narrow orange-yellow stripes on leaves, sheaths, awns and glumes.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dallam-Hartley County Hospital District (DHCHD) Board met in two meetings on Wednesday morning, May 4. The first meeting was a board retreat, with several key employees also involved.

The regular meeting of the board followed the first meeting. Newly elected president of the board Curtis Carl Chisum presided. New vice-president is Kevin Caddell.

Under new business, the board discussed and considered action to move forward with USDA funding for the nursing home project. The board voted to get more information on the projectand have a report at their next meeting.

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THE DALHART TEXAN

Candidates for the two open seats on the Dalhart Independent School District Board of Education answered questions in a town hall style debate Tuesday night.

Hillside Christian Church and The Dalhart Texan partnered for the second of two debates held in anticipation of the upcoming local elections. Last week, candidates for the Dalhart City Council Ward Four seat took the stage.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

More than four inches of rain fell in Dalhart during the month of April, while some areas received higher totals.

According to the National Weather Service in Amarillo, an average of 1.5 inche sof rain typically falls during the month of April. However, the recent rainfall exceeded that average and pushed most areas above normal for the year.

 

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THE DALHART TEXAN

Zelda Lang, Dalhart city council member, and Mayor Brian Gillispie, of Spearman, were honored on Thursday, April 28, at the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission (PRPC) board meeting.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Voters participating in the school board early voting process at the Dalhart Independent School district administration building reportedly were asked to vote in pencil, which raised concerns among those voters.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

More than $23,000 has been raised for the Dallam-Hartley County Relay for Life.

With the help of nine teams and 76 participants at Saturday’s relay event, the local organization has raised approximately 60 percent of the $38,000 goal.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Crime reports of theft appear to be rampant in Dalhart, with approximately 110 calls each week to the Dalhart Police Department for thefts, burglaries and suspicious activity in general.

Dalhart Police Chief Gary Sinclair, who has been with DPD for nearly five years, noted that crime is only slightly higher compared to the same time last year. Sinclair reported approximately 90 theft and motor vehicle burglaries so far in 2016.

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THE DALHART TEXAN

During the Spring Conference of the Juvenile Justice Association of Texas, a new executive board of directors was elected by the membership. The president elect is Stephanie Fowler, chief juvenile probation officer of Dalham, Hartley and Sherman Counties.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dalhart City Council met Tuesday night, April 26.

Joe Garcia, Ward Three Council member, had a letter for council members giving his resignation on council as he is moving to another ward. The council accepted his resignation. The council has 30 days to appoint a replacement.

Garcia, in closing wrote “Again, thank you for always supporting me, and I appreciate everything you have done fo rour city.”

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By IVY HOLLINSGWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Dalhart City Council Ward Four candidates Tim Yee and Sherri Haschke addressed the audience Tuesday in the first of two town hall style debates to be held at Hillside Christian Church in anticipation of the upcoming local elections. Hillside Christian Church and The Dalhart Texan have partnered to host the town hall debates, with one for the school board candidates scheduled for Tuesday, May 3, at 7 p.m.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Molinode Viento Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted a reception to honor local high school students recognized as being good citizens for the 2015 year.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Heath Greenstreet, owner of Dalhart’s Photo Makers, specializing in studio and on-location photography, recently took a hobby and launched a new project for services he’ll be providing: aerial drone photography and video.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

In recalling the most recent drought, there aren’t too many positives discussed.

But with the drought effectively ended after a year of heavy rain in 2015, the recovery process has seen an increase in the quality of genetics of the cattle in the area.The drought began with the summer of 2011 and extended across the region.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

Early voting for the Dalhart City Council and Dalhart Independent School Board opens on Monday, April 25 and ends on Tuesday, May 3.

The election will be Saturday, May 7, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at City Hall.

This allows voters to only have to go to one voting place to vote, rather than two.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Hartley County Commissioners met in a special meeting Tuesday morning, April 19.

During this meeting Commissioners lifted the Hartley burn ban. The burn ban was lifted in Dallam County Monday.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Each year on April 22, Earth Day reminds us to take action in an effort to take care of the earth. Common activities across the globe celebrating Earth Day include planting trees, flowers, fruits and vegetables, making an extra effort to conserve electricity, and riding bikes or walking instead of driving.