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By Nixie Sanderson
THE DALHART TEXAN

Fewer American are expected to travel for Thanksgiving this week, according to estimates from AAA, and the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is encouraging everyone to celebrate the holiday with only the  people in their immediate household. 

 

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By Nixie Sanderson
THE DALHART TEXAN

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced that $890.5 million in monthly sales tax revenue will be distributed to  cities, counties and other districts this month. Thats down 4.8 percent from the November 2019 monthly  allocations. 

 

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By Nixie Sanderson
THE DALHART TEXAN

Frank Phillips College, along with the Amarillo Area Foundation and Gene and Louise Rahll, announced a $1.5 million endowment gift as the foundation for a scholarship program in a press conference held Thursday. 

 

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By Nixie Sanderson
THE DALHART TEXAN

Local residents are being asked to take a two-week pause to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community. In a video shared by the Dalhart Office of Emergency Management, Dr. Natalie Hobdy encouraged everyone to take steps to protect themselves and their loved ones. 

 

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By Nixie Sanderson
THE DALHART TEXAN

COVID-19 and the upcoming legislative session were topics of discussion as Senator Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo) hosted a virtual town hall meeting for members of the Hartley County community Tuesday morning. 

 

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District to move forward with recreation center at former football field

By Nixie Sanderson
THE DALHART TEXAN

School administrators were directed to move forward with a project to build a recreation center on school property. 

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By Nixie Sanderson
THE DALHART TEXAN

Residents of Dallam and Hartley Counties now have the ability to utilize air ambulance service through RICO Aviation with the fear of receiving a bill. 

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By Nixie Sanderson
THE DALHART TEXAN

Dalhart Elementary School students were given the option to participate in remote asynchronous learning this week as the number of students in quarantine continues to rise. 

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By Nixie Sanderson
THE DALHART TEXAN

Zoning and annexation ordinances dominated the Dalhart City Council’s meeting Tuesday evening, with the council moving forward on the annexation of just over 116 acres of land and holding public hearings on other rezoning ordinances. 

 

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By Nixie Sanderson
THE DALHART TEXAN

Both county commissioners’ courts have certified the results of the November 3 general elections. Action was taken in each commissioners’ meeting Monday morning. 

 

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By Nixie Sanderson
THE DALHART TEXAN

As of Wednesday afternoon, the Dalhart Office of Emergency Management (OEM) reported 225 active cases of COVID-19 in Dallam and Hartley Counties, and the number of fatalities related to the virus had risen to 12 after two additional fatalities were reported in Dallam County on the Monday afternoon report card. 

 

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By Nixie Sanderson
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dalhart Rotary Club is on a mission to raise $150,000 for a grant match that will provide parks improvement, including a splash pad, to the Rita Blanca Lake area. 

 

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By Nixie Sanderson
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dallam Hartley Counties Hospital District held their annual health fair Friday morning. This year’s event was held in a drive-thru style at Legacy Assisted Living due to social distancing protocols in response to COVID-19. 

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By Nixie Sanderson
THE DALHART TEXAN

No action was taken following an executive session by the Dallam Hartley Counties Hospital District board on Wednesday of last week.

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By Nixie Sanderson
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dalhart High School Golden Wolf Band competed at the UIL marching contest on Halloween at Dick Bivins Stadium in Amarillo. 

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By Nixie Sanderson
THE DALHART TEXAN

Local organizers of Operation Christmas Child are making preparations for the annual Dalhart drop off location, including preparing for social distancing in response to COVID-19. 

 

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Texas, local voters go red in
state, federal elections

By Nixie Sanderson
THE DALHART TEXAN

A record number of voters cast their ballot in Tuesday’s general election. 

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By Nixie Sanderson
THE DALHART TEXAN

Dallam Hartley Counties Hospital District has announced they have received authorization to proceed with limited visitation for residents of Coon Memorial Nursing Home and Legacy Assisted Living. Visitors have not been allowed inside these facilities since social distancing protocols were put in place in March in response to
COVID-19.

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THE DALHART TEXAN

Trick-or-treaters took over the downtown district of Dalhart on Saturday night on the hunt for Halloween candy. Local businesses lined the streets handing out sweet treats to costumed children and their parents. See page two for additional photos.

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By Nixie Sanderson
THE DALHART TEXAN

Early voting ended Friday for today’s general election, and a record number of Texas voters have already cast their ballots. 

According to information available from the Texas Secretary of State, a total of 8,745,565 early ballots were cast in-person by Texas voters by the end of the day Friday.