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Football Time in Texas

The Wolves take the field for the football season-opener Friday night against Perryton.

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City approves proposed higher tax rate, first reading of annual budget

By SHAWN YORKS
Dalhart Texan

Property taxes are set to go up across the Dallam and Hartley County area, and the city of Dalhart is no exception. But it isn’t going up so much that an election will be required.

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City council approves application, policy for boards, commissions and committees

By SHAWN YORKS
Dalhart Texan

The Dalhart City Council on Aug. 22 adopted a policy for the appointment of volunteers who want to serve on a city board, commission or committee. It’s an effort to streamline the appointment process and utilize the talent among citizens of Dalhart and encourage new leadership for the future.

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Shenandoah’s 35th Anniversary Tour to make stop at La Rita Theatre

The country music band Shenandoah is embarking on its 35th anniversary tour and will be performing at the La Rita Theatre in Dalhart on Sept. 23.

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Walk Across Texas! Challenge kicks off in Lubbock County

By KAY LEDBETTER
Texas A&M AgriLife
Extension

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Lubbock County is kicking off the annual Walk Across Texas! Challenge in September and inviting residents to get a team together and get moving with them.

The Walk Across Texas! program is an online physical activity promotion program offered by AgriLife Extension and designed to help Texans be more active. Adult and youth teams are encouraged to work together to virtually travel across Texas. Various physical activities are logged as “miles walked” and contribute toward the team’s mileage total.

“We invite you to join us by registering to walk with a team of friends, family members, coworkers and classmates,” said Cory Edwards, AgriLife Extension family and community health agent for Lubbock County. “Each team of up to eight will be led by a team captain who will motivate and inspire their team members.”

The eight-week competition kicks off Sept. 12 in Lubbock County. Go to https://howdyhealth. tamu.edu/ to register and create or join a team. Adult teams in the county should use the league code watL- 220809-14594. For youth teams or mixed youth/adult teams, use the league code watLY-220809-52117.

“Everyone is encouraged to take part in the WAT! Challenge, no matter your fitness level,” Edwards said. “Sign up and join a community connected through a positive journey towards a common, healthier goal. To further support teams, AgriLife Extension will host a variety of virtual program support activities.”

Get moving for your health Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health, Edwards said. Being physically active can improve brain health, help manage weight, reduce the risk of disease, strengthen bones and muscles, and improve the ability to do everyday activities.

According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, for substantial health benefits, adults should do at least 150 minutes to 300 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity. Preferably, aerobic activity should be spread throughout the week.

“You can walk together, individually, outside, at a mall, at a grocery store or a gym — any way that fits your schedule and lifestyle,” Edwards said. “Keep track of your team’s miles to see if together you can go the equivalent of the 832 miles it would take to walk across Texas in eight weeks.”

Edwards said all those who register can join a private Facebook group to stay up to date on the latest information and weekly team results — Walk Across Texas! Lubbock County.

Contact the AgriLife Extension office in Lubbock County at 806-775-1740 or by email at cory.edwards@ ag.tamu.edu for more information.

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Inflation Reduction Act increases agricultural conservation program funds

By BLAIR FANNIN
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

The Inflation Reduction Act recently signed into law by President Biden not only extended the Affordable Care Act, but also infused funding to several agricultural conservation programs familiar to producers. Economists with the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University in College Station have compiled a briefing paper evaluating the effects of the bill on agriculture.

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Much-needed rain falls as Chamber celebrates farmers

The Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce’s 3rd Annual Farm to Table drew a large crowd despite rain showers, Saturday evening.

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Sunflowers, sesame seasons fair, prices good

By ADAM RUSSELL
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Sunflowers and sesame experienced a decent 2022 with good market prices, but interest in alternative crops dipped slightly as more producers chose to plant major commodities, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

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Junior High School for the first day of classes, Wednesday morning.

 

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Dallam, Hartley County students return to class

Crossing guards and police officers assisted students and parents across Tennessee Avenue to Dalhart Elementary School on the first day of school Wednesday, August 17.

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Tollgate Canyon

By JONNA BRIDGMAN
Special to The Dalhart Texan

A lonely drive from the west part of the Oklahoma Panhandle into the southeast corner of New Mexico will produce a scene straight out of an old western movie. One could imagine Randolph Scott, Gary Cooper or Jimmy Stewart riding out of the hills, guns a’blazing. Start this drive in Kenton, Oklahoma, which is near Black Mesa Plateau. This area is the highest elevation in all of Oklahoma. If you have a full day, take the drive through Folsom, on west up Johnson Mesa, and end in Sugarite State Park.

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Dalhart football player Uriel Lujan falls into the water

Dalhart football player Uriel Lujan falls into the water at the DHS cheerleaders’ dunking booth at the Back-to- School Bash. The money raised from the dunking booth was donated to the Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department.

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DHS student council hosts Back-to-School Bash

Members of the Dalhart High student council pose for a photo at the end of the Back-to-School Bash on Wednesday August 10. The student council hosted the event at Memorial Stadium to welcome students back to school and introduce all the fall sports teams and the Golden Wolves Band.

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Building a new team at Channing ISD

New Channing Superintendent Misty Heiskell bowls at The Dust Bowl Bar and Grill in Dalhart Tuesday afternoon.

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Amarillo’s Lowe takes XIT Bareback title

BY Shawn Yorks
THE DALHART TEXAN

Amarillo’s Will Lowe captured the bareback riding championship at the 86th XIT Rodeo and Reunion last weekend, with an 86-point ride on Hampton Pro Rodeo’s “Ruffled Feathers.” Lowe earned $2,456 for his efforts. Texline’s Brazos Winters placed eighth with a 79.5 ride.

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Sage Gaillard of Morse, Texas finished fourth in the barrels

Sage Gaillard of Morse, Texas finished fourth in the barrels during the 86th XIT Rodeo. Below: Will Lowe of Amarillo won the bareback championship of the XIT Rodeo on Saturday with an 86-point ride.

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Stratford’s Clift crowned Queen at 86th XIT Rodeo and Reunion

Kids loaded up with candy, local businesses had their moment in the sun, marching bands, high-flying gymnastics teams, XIT Directors and more were on display Saturday morning in the 86th XIT Parade. See more photos on pages 2 and 8 of this edition of The Dalhart Texan.

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Dalhart hosts 86th Annual XIT Rodeo and Reunion

Above: Morgan Clift, center, reacts after being named the 2022 XIT Rodeo Queen as out-going queen Preslie Poling, left, approaches to crown the new queen.

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Another XIT branded in the history books

The XIT Directors pose for their annual photo in front of the fire for the BBQ after it was lit around 1 a.m. Friday. The fire burned through the night until coals were left, which were used to cook the meat.

 

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Legacy Assisted Living crowns XIT King and Queen

Walter Floyd and Helen Moore were crowned the Legacy Assisted Living King and Queen Monday morning and were joined by the XIT Rodeo and Reunion Directors, their wives, as well queen candidates Sam Unruh and Morgan Clift and reigning queen Preslie Poling.