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By JOE WARREN
Autumn finally arrived over the weekend in the area as temperatures dropped overnight to near freezing. It’s time to light the pilot lights in your furnaces and winterize your homes, but this week there will be a little break in the cooler temperatures according to forecasts by Weather Underground.

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By JOE WARREN
For years farmers and ranchers in the Panhandle have said they could control the number of buck pronghorn harvested on their properties. This season, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said OK to the landowner’s wishes and started the Experimental Pronghorn Season program in three areas of the Panhandle. Areas known as Units 8, 17 and 25.

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Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced last week that Standard & Poor’s raised its rating for Texas general obligation bonds one notch from AA+ to AAA, which is the highest rating. The other two ratings agencies, Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investors Service, already maintained the highest ratings for Texas bonds.

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If you’re in the market for a new home, make sure you carefully examine the houses you visit to see which building products installed in the home can help save on your long-term energy bills. Choosing a home constructed with energy efficient and easy maintenance products can help keep the “green” in your home ... and in your wallet.

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By THOMAS LOTT

There has been one case of West Nile Virus reported in Dallam County according to city Fire Marshall Curtis Brown. There have been no cases reported in Hartley County.

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By JOE WARREN

The Dalhart City Council is slated to consider giving City Manager James Stroud their blessing on an annexing plan, that would add a little over a mile of both sides of Hwy 287 to the city boundaries heading southeast out of town, exiting the city limits.

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By Joe Warren

It’s business as usual in Dalhart in the wake of the government shutdown Monday (Oct. 1) as congress couldn’t pass a balanced budget on time and politicians wrestle over funding or defunding the Affordable Healthcare Act known as Obamacare.

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Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 5.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.15/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.

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National 4-H Week will be the week of October 6-12. Members of Dallam 4-H Clubs have written stories about their projects, history and what 4-H has done for them. There are several and will be published when room permits.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG

The Dallam-Hartley Hospital District Board installed a new board member at their meeting Thursday night, Sept. 26. Kevin Caddell was given the oath by CEO Leroy Schaffner as the new Board Member at Large.

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Dallam County Sheriff Bruce Scott and Hartley Sheriff Franky Scott are teaming up to bring a night of music and family fun during the 4th Annual Texas Music Jubilee, an evening of gospel and country music.


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By JOE WARREN

The Dalhart Education Foundation is now in its seventh year of funding educational opportunities for area schools, and its organizers are always looking for ways to expand its benevolence in the community.

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By Zelda Beth Lang

John B. Harris, former Dalhart resident has been teaching band and elementary music in Hartley, where he now lives. He is in his forty-ninth year of teaching, not all in Hartley and said he is going for his fiftieth year of teaching next year, the 2014-2015 school year, and then he plans to retire.

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The C Bar C Chuck Wagon team was one of 19 wagons participating in the National Championship Chuck Wagon Cook-off in Lubbock on September 7, 2013.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

DPS Trooper Les Jones was called to the scene of an accident at approximately 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 24 at state Highway 354 and US Highway 385 in Channing.

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By JOE WARREN

The City of Dalhart is beginning a new budget year on Oct. 1 and has several Capitlal Outlay projects and items approved for the next fiscal cycle.

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By JOE WARREN

Everybody has heard the old saying, throwing good money after bad is never a smart thing to do, so Dalhart Chief of Police Gary Sinclair is going to try and mix that old adage up by taking some bad money and use it for the good of the department.

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Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminded Texans today applications are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 Texas Match the Promise Foundation℠ scholarship awards.

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274,700 jobs added over the year

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Texas fell to 6.4 percent in August, down from 6.5 percent in July, and from 6.8 percent a year ago. Texas’ unemployment rate remained below the national unemployment rate of 7.3 percent. Between August 2012 and August 2013, Texas has added 274,700 jobs.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG

T. I. Welch has recollection of his childhood in Hooker, OK. before moving to Dalhart. His family operated a Mercantile Store in Hooker, a coal yard and also farmed. This business was in partnership with Welch’s father, Thomas Issac Welch, his uncle, Jim and grandfather, James.