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City council authorizes search for city manager

By Bill Kelly
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dalhart City Council held a regular semi-monthly meeting on Monday January 10 at City Hall. The main item on the agenda was considering and acting upon a process for hiring a permanent city manager.

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Glen Pack retires from DVFD after 34 years

Glen Pack was honored Saturday on his retirement from the Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department after 34 years of service. More photos are on page 10.

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Northwest Panhandle Ag Conference set Jan. 20, Jan. 27 City council

By Kay Ledbetter

TEXAS AGRILIFE

The multi-county Northwest Panhandle Ag Conference, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be Jan. 20 and Jan. 27 for producers in Moore, Sherman, Dallam and Hartley counties.

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Chamber of Commerce starting Business Breakfasts

By Bill Kelly

THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced that they would begin holding Men & Women’s Business Breakfasts once a month. The first breakfast will be held on Wednesday January 19. It will be from 8-9 a.m. at the Dust Bowl Bar & Grill.

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Dalhart Fire Dept responds to wreck

The Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to Highway 54 West for a vehicle accident on Sunday January 9. AMR, the Hartley County Sheriff’s Department and the Department of Public Safety also responded.

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Wellington State Bank, WT team to improve banking education

By Chip Chandler

SPECIAL TO THE DALHART TEXAN

 

CANYON, Texas — A business classroom and two scholarship funds will be named for a prominent regional bank known for its support of farmers and ranchers following a recent major gift to West Texas A&M University.

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City council holds special, regular meetings

By Bill Kelly

THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dalhart City Council held a special meeting on Monday December 20, and then held their regular semimonthly meeting on Monday December 27. The only item on the agenda of the December 20 special meeting was to consider and act upon the employment of the Interim City Manager.

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Bi-County Livestock Show closes out with sale

By Bill Kelly

THE DALHART TEXAN

The 2022 Bi-County Livestock Show ended after four days with the buyer’s lunch and sale on Saturday January 8 at the Rita Blanca Coliseum. Approximately 150 4-H and FFA students from Dalhart, Channing, Hartley and Texline took part in the annual event.

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DHCHD announces new general surgeon

Dalhart, Texas – Dallam Hartley Counties Hospital District (DHCHD) recently announced that is is proud to welcome Minh Nguyen, MD as the district’s newest general surgeon. Dr. Nguyen began performing surgery at DHCHD in December.

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Jukebox Saturday Night coming to La Rita Theatre

Jukebox Saturday Night is coming to the La Rita Theatre on Saturday February 12 at 7 p.m. Tickets for Jukebox Saturday Night will go on sale on Wednesday January 12, and will be $20 each.

Jukebox Saturday Night is a music review of the great Big Bands during the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s. It’s a fun-filled event for all ages that captures the exciting sounds of great melodies and lyrics performed by an energetic group of instrumentalists and vocalists who will keep the audience moving in their seats, tapping their toes and clapping their hands.

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Bi-County Stock Show

BY BILL KELLY

THE DALHART TEXAN

The 2022 Bi-County Stock Show began on Wednesday January 5 with steers and heifers, and continued on Thursday with goats and lambs. The stock show is continuing today, Friday January 7 with swine and rabbits and tomorrow with the sale. The complete results, with many more photos, will be in a special section of the Dalhart Texan on January 28.

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DHCHD names Kacey Schniederjan new CEO

THE DALHART TEXAN 

 

Dallam Hartley Counties Hospital District (DHCHD) is excited to announce Kacey Schniederjan as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) if the district, starting January 1, 2022. Schniederjan has been serving as Assistant CEO (ACEO) for the past year under Loree Tamayo, CEO.

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Thunder Over Dalhart Airshow

Dalhart hosted its first-ever airshow on Saturday May 22 at the Dalhart Municipal Airport with Thunder Over Dalhart.

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85th Annual XIT Rodeo & Reunion makes history

After having to skip the 84th Annual XIT Rodeo & Reunion in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone who enjoys rodeo or the feeds or the other activities that go along with XIT weekend were ready for a big celebration, and the 85th Annual XIT Rodeo & Reunion delivered with not just a great rodeo and all the other regular activities, but with opening ceremonies on both Friday and Saturday nights that set a new standard for the yearly celebration that will be hard to beat in the future.

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Year in Review

BY BILL KELLY

THE DALHART TEXAN

It has become a tradition for the Dalhart Texan to take a look back at the previous year in the first edition of the newspaper for a new year. A number of events returned to Dalhart in 2021 that had been canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Chamber of Commerce Gala, regular graduation ceremonies for the local high schools instead of ceremonies that involved social-distancing, the XIT Rodeo & Reunion, and the Veteran’s Day parade and program to name a few. There was also the first Thunder Over Dalhart Airshow, which was an even bigger event than was expected and which will return in 2023.

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Bi-County Livestock Show coming up next week

By Bill Kelly
THE DALHART TEXAN

The 2022 Bi-County Livestock Show for Dallam and Hartley Counties will be held next week, from Wednesday January 5 through Saturday January 8 at the Rita Blanca Coliseum.

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Keeping Thos New Year's Resolutions

Realistic goals, proper mindset key to long-term success

By Paul Schattenberg
TEXAS AGRILIFE

Setting realistic goals and expectations and being emotionally ready to change are essential to keeping New Year’s resolutions, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

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Dalhart dancers perform in Nutcracker

By Lorinda Osuna
THE DALHART TEXAN

What Christmas season would be complete without taking in a heartwarming performance of the Nutcracker? Lone Star Ballet dancers graced the stage for their final presentation of the 2021 season on Sunday, December 12 at the Civic Center Complex Auditorium in Amarillo. Dalhart’s very own Maylee Mariscal, Chloe Haaland, Kyrsten Layman, and Gracie Vermedahl donned beautiful costumes and delighted the audiences of all ages with classical ballet dances as the orchestra played.

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Happy New Year From the Dalhart Texan

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JV Lady Wolves’ start season 12-1

The players have changed a little since this photo was taken at the start of the season, but the Dalhart Lady Wolves’ JV team has amassed a 12-1 record to start the season. For more on their season in November and December, and more photos, please see the article on page 4.