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March 7, 2013 – Toot’n Totum announced today that they have entered into an agreement with Frontier Fuel Co. to purchase their portfolio of ten Express Lane stores, along with two parcels of undeveloped land previously targeted for future convenience store locations.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The Dalhart Police Department began investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 04. A call was received at the Dallam-Hartley Counties 911 Dispatch Center stating that a man had been shot on Texas Street.

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The Texline Tornadoes blew through Dalhart at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday morning on their way to state in Austin where they’ll play Roxton. Roxton was the number one ranked team in the state in the final TABC basketball poll.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Wednesday, March 6 at 1:00 p.m. at East 9th Street and Maynard Street.  Rita Blanca Apartments, a 28 unit affordable rental housing development targeting low income agricultural workers, will be under construction this month. “Some of Dalhart’s most successful projects held their groundbreakings on the windiest days of the year—if this is an omen, today’s weather should bring you great success,” stated Dalhart Mayor Kevin Caddell.

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By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN

I have a special, “right on” sister-in-law who lives in the state of Oregon.  She and I always have an e-mail, soapbox dialog going, sharing the deep thoughts that are on our minds.  She makes no apologies for the political stand she is passionate about.  I read, agree and support her with “you go girl,” and “way-to-go-sista,” comments, yet I shrink back from diving into the thick of it all.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The Dalhart Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 4. A call was received at the Dallam-Hartley Counties 911 Dispatch Center stating that a man had been shot on Texas Street.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Dalhart Police Department and Dallam-Hartley Counties Emergency Medical Services were called to the location of 5th Street and Maynard on Thursday, February 28, at approximately 6:00 p.m. Patricia Wilson, a 59 year old female, was stuck by Jessica Reese, a 29 year old white female. Reese was driving a 2002 Ford Explorer.

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By RODNEY WHITE

The Texline Tornadoes had been in the regional tournament three years in a row, but they say the third time is the charm, and for Texline that couldn’t be truer.  The Tornadoes won their first game in the regional tournament in the last three tries by defeating Petersburg 49-39.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The beautiful weather on Saturday, March 2 was a perfect setting for the 107th Annual Fireman’s Chili and Stew Supper. 1200 pounds of chili meat, 200 pounds of beans, 450 pounds of stew meat and 200 pounds of potatoes was the beginning of “The best it’s ever been,” supper stated, Fire Chief Curtis Brown.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The National Transportation Safety Board began hearings on the June 24, 2012, crash that claimed the lives of three area men. The fourth crewmember jumped from the locomotive prior to the collision and survived with no major injuries.  The smell of smoke and sound of emergency vehicles filled the air in Goodwell, OK within minutes of the 10:01 a.m. CMT crash.

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Rogco Family 1, L.L.C. has purchased KXIT from Radio Dalhart Inc. which includes signals on 1240 AM and 99.3 FM broadcasting “Real Country” and 94.5 FM “The Pulse” broadcasting “Classic Rock.”  KXIT started broadcasting in 1946 and was purchased by George Chambers of Radio Dalhart in 2002.  Mr. Chambers was very thoughtful in pursuing a new owner for the station, as he wanted the station to stay in local hands to continue the care and concern for the Dalhart community.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The Texan launched its second annual photo contest for area children to benefit the Meals on Wheels. Parents and grandparents were encouraged to submit photos of their children and grandchildren. While all of the children are absolutely adorable, only one could win.

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By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN
Eighty one year old Forrest Fenn, an art collector from NM, decided to give away a large portion of his accumulated treasure.  Why? He made the decision recently when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He purchased an airtight, waterproof $20,000 treasure chest. Over time he carried coins, jewelry and gold valued at over two million dollars to the secret location.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The frigid morning did not deter the planned protest in Dalhart on Saturday, February 23 to fight abuse and promote service available in the community.
The Dalhart Texan has closely followed the animal cruelty case involving Karrie Calfy Arroyo from January 15, 2013. Over 80 starving, injured and ill animals were surrendered from her home on Conlen, a few days later the Dallam County Sheriff’s Office seized seven severely malnourished horses following the Potter County case in which 32 dogs were surrendered in late December 2012.

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By AARON GRAVES

“Missed it by that much,” as a certain spy used to say on TV. Dalhart found itself on the edge of a massive blizzard, getting only an inch of wind-driven snow. Our neighbors to the east, however, are gonna be digging out of this blizzard for a while. Dumas had a foot of snow on the ground, and Amarillo had 17”, according to snow totals reported at noon yesterday.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The Hartley County Clerk of the Court, Diane Thompson announced this week she will be retiring on May 31, 2013.  “It is with mixed emotions that I announce my retirement from the office of the District and County Clerk of Hartley County.  I have been blessed to serve the residents of Hartley County for the last twenty-five years, and I will always be thankful for the opportunity,” Thompson stated in a press release.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The school in the Dalhart Independent School District (DISD), St. Anthony’s Catholic School, Dalhart Christian Academy (DCA) and Coon Memorial Hospital (CMH) were place on a precautionary “lock down” at approximately 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 20. The situation was resolved at approximately 2:30.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The regular monthly meeting of the Dalhart Independent School District (DISD) was held Wednesday, February 20 at 6:00 a.m.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Dalhart Mayor, Kevin Caddell announced Thursday, February 14 he will not seek another term as Dalhart’s Mayor. “It’s like Jeff Lloyd said, I’m a terms limit kind of guy.” Caddell has been Mayor for eight years and prior to his stint as Mayor Caddell served on the Dalhart City Council.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Department of Public Safety State Trooper, Corporal Chad Foster made a traffic stop for an improperly placed license plate, on Highway 87. The driver of the vehicle was Varun Jain, a 21 year old white male.