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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announced a new detour plan late Thursday for the construction at the intersection of US Highways 54 and 87 in Dalhart.

In an effort to improve traffic flow through the city of Dalhart, TxDOT will adjust the North hand southbound US 87 traffic movements by restricting left turns at the US 54/US 87 intersection beginning this week. Motorists will no longer be allowed to make a left turn from US 87 onto US 54.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dalhart Independent School District Board of Education met Tuesday night and voted to appoint Justin Moore to fill the vacant seat for the rest of the term.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released the accountability ratings for the state’s schools.

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BY BILL KELLY
THE DALHART TEXAN

Monday is the first day of school for Dalhart ISD for the 2016-2017 school year. Those students walking through the doors at Dalhart High will be seeing a number of changes in school policy this year.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Dalhart ISD welcomes Chiz Bell, chief of police, to the district for the 2016-17 school year.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dallam and Hartley County Sheriff’s Departments are warning residents of a phone scam circulating Dalhart.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

The opportunity to teach and minister turned into a three-week trip to Kijabe, Kenya, for local pastor Brian Walton.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

State Senator Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo) made a stop at Frank Phillips College (FPC) in Dalhart Thursday as part of his town hall meeting tours. Thursday’s schedule included a stop in Deaf Smith County, Oldham County, and Hartley County, before ending the day in Dallam County. 

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Twelve men and women from Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department, including Fire Chief Curtis Brown, attended the annual Texas Fire Training School at Texas A&M University in College Station.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Back to school time means filling shopping carts with everything from glue sticks and crayons to Kleenex and hand sanitizer.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dalhart City Council met on Tuesday night, August 9, with a short agenda.

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By IVY HOLLIINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Seth Wilkinson, an incoming sixth grader at Dalhart Junior High School, and his dad complete registration forms Tuesday for the upcoming school year.

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By JEFF SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Both the Hartley County and Dallam County commissioners’ courts met on Monday morning, August 8th.

 

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By Ivy Hollingsworth
THE DALHART TEXAN

The 39th annual Joe Nisbett 5K and one-mile fun run was one of the many activities held during Saturday’s XIT schedule of events.

 

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THE DALHART TEXAN

Top left, The World’s Largest BBQ included 10,000 pounds of meat Saturday afternoon. Top middle, christiana Dickson rides in the parade Saturday afternoon with the three other queen candidates. Dickson was crowned the 2016 queen Saturday evening prior to the start of the rodeo. Top right, The empty saddle rides through Dalhart in Saturday’s parade.

 

 

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BY BILL KELLY
THE DALHART TEXAN

The 80th Annual XIT Rodeo & Reunion ended on a high note as Stoney LaRue played at Saturday’s rodeo dance.
LaRue, who was born in Taft, Texas, before his family eventually moved to southeastern Oklahoma, is considered to be a prime example of Red Dirt Country. His music is a mixture of country and heartland rock with a dash of blues thrown in.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Three nights of rodeo and live concerts, as well as the annual barbecue feed, parade and queen contests, were among the highlights of the 80th XIT Rodeo and Reunion Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Dalhart.

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BY BILL KELLY
THE DALHART TEXAN

The yearly XIT rodeo dances usually feature new, up-and-coming acts, whether they’re country or the sub-genre of Red Dirt/Texas country. But every now and then a singer comes to town who has already hit it big, and David Lee Murphy definitely fits that description.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

July broke records for high temperatures across the panhandle, according to the National Weather Service in Amarillo.

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BY BILL KELLY
THE DALHART TEXAN

The annual Texas Sales Tax Holiday will be this weekend, Friday August 5 through Sunday August 7.