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By Richard Lee
THE DALHART TEXAN

(Austin) The Legislature will pass sweeping reforms to the way it pays for public schools this session, according to the leaders of both chambers and Governor Greg Abbott. 

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By Nixie Sanderson
THE DALHART TEXAN

A total of $734.7 million was sent to cities, counties, transit systems, and special purpose taxing districts by Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, according to a statement released last week, an increase of 3.6 percent over January 2018’s monthly sales tax revenue allocations.

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By Nixie Sanderson
THE DALHART TEXAN

Local banks are offering assistance to government employees affected by the shutdown. At least two local banks operating in Dalhart, FNB New Mexico, and Happy State, are offering programs.

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Students in the Dalhart Christian Academy life science class had the opportunity to dissect a sheep heart Thursday during class. 

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The Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 400 block of Washburn Street Tuesday morning at approximately 4:47 a.m. “It was a camper trailer that caught fire. We’re not sure how it started,” Assistant Fire Chief Mario Garcia said. “The camper caught two older out buidlings on fire.” Garcia said there was one man at home at the time of the fire. However, no injuries were reported.

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BY NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said the state can expect to have $119.1 billion in funds available for general purpose spending in the 2020-2021 biennium. Hegar made his report to the 86th Texas State Legislature Monday. The $119.1 billion in available funds represents an increase of 8.1 percent increase over the 2018-2019 biennium.

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Hartley Counties Hospital District and Golden Plains Community Hospital welcome Walter Gadberry, MD as general surgeon. In this new partnership, Dr. Gadberry will share his time with both Dalhart and Borger, serving patients in both communities.

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BY ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dalhart City Council decided Tuesday evening on an offer to Hilmar Cheese Company to allow the company to pump waste into the city sewer system, at a rate of approximately 5,000 gallons per day. The current rate for waste is $1.50 per 1,000 gallons. The council approved a rate of $4.50 per 1,000 gallons for Hilmar to pump waste into the system.

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BY NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Brittni Turner, of Dalhart, gave birth to the first baby of 2019 to be born at Coon Memorial Hospital. Logan Lane Turner was born January 2 and 6:23 a.m. He weighed eight pounds, seven and a quarter ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. He was delivered under the care of Dr. Matt Turner.

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BY NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

January is school board appreciation month, and Dalhart Independent Schools is joining other districts in Texas to recognize the volunteers who serve on the school board.

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BY NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Sales tax revenues for the State of Texas totaled $2.87 billion for the month of December, up 4.7 percent over December 2017, according to information released by the office of Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar last week.

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Chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been confirmed in five Texas counties, including Dallam and Hartley counties, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

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BY NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dallam Hartley Bi-County Junior Livestock Show is set to begin January 17 at the Rita Blanca Coliseum in Dalhart.

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BY ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dallam Hartley County Hospital Board did not meet in December but information from November was provided.

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BY NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Dallam and Hartley County elected officials began the new year with new terms. Inaugurations were held for officials beginning a new term in 2019 earlier this week.

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BY NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

As we ring in the new year, we decided to take a look back at some of the big stories of 2018.

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BY NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Two new public restroom facilities were installed in Dalhart parks before Christmas, at the North Side Park and the Kella Hill Park.

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BY NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

One person was listed in critical condition following a collision with a tanker truck Wednesday in Texline.

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BY NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

A winter storm hit the northwest panhandle region early Thursday morning, dropping up to eight inches of snow.

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BY NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Dallam-Hartley Counties Hospital District hosted a luncheon December 13 as an opportunity for the community to meet the AMR team, as well Dalhart first reponders.