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Texas Nursing Home Associations ask the legislature to address critical workforce shortage

Local nursing homes among those affected by shortage Austin, Texas – Texas Health Care Association (THCA) and LeadingAge Texas are urging the Texas Legislature to address the staffing crisis in nursing homes during the third special session. The direct care workforce has been at critical shortage levels made worse by the pandemic. In a recent member survey, 70% of long-term care facilities cited that they are unable to hire enough nurses and over 30% have restricted new admissions due to staffing shortages.

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Local 4-H students compete at state in shooting sports

Dallam and Hartley County 4-H members recently competed in the Texas 4-H Shooting Sports State Games. The Texas 4-H Shooting Sports Program offers a wide range of competitions in many disciplines over two weeks each July in Manor and San Antonio.

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Hartley FFA receives “Grants for Growing” funding from National FFA Organization 

INDIANAPOLIS - The Hartley FFA chapter in Hartley has been awarded $3,900 as part of the Grants for Growing program. The nationwide program, sponsored by Tractor Supply Company, provides grant funds to local FFA chapters to support the development or improvement of agricultural education projects that enhance the classroom experiences for students through chapter engagement activities. 

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Comptroller Glenn Hegar distributes $925 Million in monthly sales tax revenue to local governments

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $925.1 million in local sales tax allocations for September, 20.9 percent more than in September 2020.

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AmeriCorps works on elementary habitat

Bill Kelly
THE DALHART TEXAN

AmeriCorps volunteers from West Texas A&M University traveled to Dalhart on Saturday September 11 and helped Hartley County Justice of the Peace Beth Moore with cleaning up the habitat that is located right behind the Dalhart Elementary School playground.

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Honoring those who serve

Bill Kelly
The Dalhart

Dalhart Mayor Justin Moore has been organizing a dinner for local first responders for the past few years on September 11.

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Governor Abbott announces third special session date and agenda

AUSTIN – Governor Abbott issued a proclamation on September 7 announcing that he will convene a third special legislative session at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 20, 2021. The proclamation identifies 5 agenda items for the third Special Session.

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Looking back at 9/11 after 20 years

By Bill Kelly

THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dalhart Texan was a daily newspaper and was called the Dalhart Daily Texan in 2001. This was the front page on the afternoon of September 11, 2001 after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Zelda Beth Lang was the editor at the time, and noted that the stories that had originally been intended for the front page had been pushed back in favor of coverage of the attacks.

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Lady Wolves beat Borger in straight sets

By Bill Kelly 

THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dalhart Lady Wolves played their first home volleyball games in a month on Tuesday September 7, taking on former district rival Borger. All three teams won their matches in straight sets on a successful night for the Lady Wolves.

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“Meet on the Street” job fair coming next week

By Bill Kelly
THE DALHART TEXAN


With many businesses in Dallam and Hartley Counties needing additional employees, the Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce is in the process of setting up a combination job fair/street festival next week on Thursday September 16 in downtown Dalhart.

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Early deadline delays sports coverage

By Bill Kelly THE DALHART TEXAN

 

Due to an early printing deadline for the Labor Day holiday,

 

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The Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce held its 2nd Annual Farm to Table Dinner on Saturday Au- gust 28 in downtown Dalhart on Denrock Avenue. The evening included a catered dinner with food and drinks from local farms and businesses and live music.

By Bill Kelly The Dalhart Texan

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Governor Abbott Announces Texas Women’s Hall of Fame Honorees for 2020–2021 

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott and the Governor’s Commission for Women today announced six extraordinary Texas women, recognized for outstanding achievement in their fields and for changing the course of history, have been selected for induction into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame.

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Xcel Energy looking to attract and retain meter readers

AMARILLO, Texas – Xcel Energy is working to fill open meter reading positions and bringing in extra help to reduce the number of estimated meter reads. With an increase in estimated meter reads, the company’s estimates for some customers have been lower than their actual usage, which can lead to an unexpectedly high bill the next time their actual usage is read.

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Dallam Hartley Counties Hospital District (DHCHD) Asst. CEO Kacey Schniederjan (center) toured West Texas A&M University’s new nursing program at their campus in downtown Amarillo on Au-gust 18 along with Dr. Dirk Nelson, Dean of the College of Health Sciences (left) and Dyke Rogers, former member of the WT Foundation Board of Directors and current Campaign Leadership Com-mittee Chair (right.) The DHCHD joined a collaborative effort several years ago to educate more RNs in the Panhandle that will likely remain in the Panhandle to work. The RN degree program is largely made possible through the funding of Baptist Foundation of Amarillo. The tour included nursing laboratories with authentic nursing units, high-definition manikins, smart classrooms, and testing center.

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2021 XIT tractor pull results released

 

There was a good turnout for the first postpandemic Annual XIT Antique Tractor Show & Pull that is held each year during the XIT celebration. This was the 26th Tractor Pull for the XIT Association.

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“Constitutional Carry” goes into effect in Texas Sept. 1

By Bill Kelly
THE DALHART TEXAN

While it has been possible for a long time to acquire a permit or license to carry a concealed handgun in Texas, a new law will go into effect tomorrow, September 1, that will allow Texans to carry handguns without a permit.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony

By Rhonda Butters

THE DALHART TEXAN 

Livingston Machinery Company held a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday August 24. More photos
and details about the groundbreaking will be in the September 3 edition of the Dalhart Texan.

 

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City council votes to keep tax rate steady

By Drew Stegall

THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dalhart City Council held a regular city meeting on Tuesday August 24. This meeting was held at the Dalhart City Hall located at 6 p.m., and the public was invited to attend. It is possible to watch the council meeting on the City of Dalhart’s YouTube Channel.

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Wolves open season at home tonight 

By Bill Kelly

THE DALHART TEXAN 

The Dalhart Golden Wolves start the 2021 season at home tonight in the Memorial Stadium against one of their main rivals, the Perryton Rangers. Tickets are available at the GoFan website or app.