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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Pictured above, Tim Jones and Colette Moorhouse ask St. Anthony School fifth grade student Erin McDaniel questions about her project during the judging portion of the annual science fair.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Department of State Health Services has issued a retraction regarding the changes to immunizations clinics announced in March.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

A letter written by the Code Department of the City of Dalhart, Paul Brown and Laura Mize, was enclosed in the March City of Dalhart bill.

The letter urges all the neighbors in Dalhart to help “Keep Dalhart Beautiful!”

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Sheriff’s Deputy Tommy Hughes and his four-legged partner, Blitz, make up the K-9 Division for Hartley County Sheriff’s Office.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Dalhart’s Coon Memorial Hospital recently received a gift of a GE Panda Infant Warmer through a grant from the Children’s Miracle Network

 


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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Dalhart celebrated “All Things Possible in Dalhart, Texas,” Friday night at the annual Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce Gala, held at the Rita Blanca Coliseum.

“I get to see a community come together in celebration. I get to see a community come together, and I know in no uncertain terms how much they love each other,” keynote speaker Jerry Traylor said in his address.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

 

The Dallam-Hartley Counties Hospital District board met on Thursday night, March 31.

 

Minutes of the February 25th meeting were approved.

 

Financial reports were given by Jennifer Cox and approved.

 

Leroy Schaffner, CEO, gave his report. Included for the month of February were nine newborns, 38 emergency room visits, 30 hospital inpatients, 64 ambulance runs, 54 home health patients and 16 hospice patients.

 

Schaffner reported that First StateBank is the board’s designation of depository.

 

Schaffner has started the process to recruit three physicians, including a family practice physician for the ER, a surgeon and an OB/GYN.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

 

A Dalhart man died following a single vehicle collision that occurred Sunday night.

 

According to information from the Department of Public Safety (DPS), Troy Wharton, age 74, was traveling westbound on Highway 102, 12 miles northwest of Dalhart, at 11:57 p.m. His Suburban reportedly veered off the road towards the right side of the roadway, and Wharton overcorrected, causing him to lose control of the vehicle. The vehicle then went back across the roadway and into a barrowditch, where it rolled and landed in a field, according to DPS.

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Local Minister Hancock Named Citizen of the Year

By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

John (Rusty) Hancock was honored as Citizen of the Year at theDalhart Area Chamber of Commerce Gala on Friday night, April 1.Hancock is a Dalhart native. He lived away for a time, but cameback and has served as the Lincoln Street Baptist Church minister for18 years.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

A New Mexico man has died following a collision in Hartley County Wednesday morning.

 

According to information from the Department of Public Safety, Michael Annis, 59, of Lawrence, Kansas was traveling east on Highway 54 west of Dalhart when the collision occurred. He was driving a 2016 Freightliner, towing two semi-trailers.

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SPECIAL TO
THE DALHART TEXAN


Kubota Tractor Corporation is pleased to honor Bar H Equipment located, in Dalhart, with Kubota’s Elite Award of Excellence, the company’s most prestigious dealership certification and designation.

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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.