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Carmen Avila is Dalhart's new Postmaster, as of July 2023. From Texline, she has been with the United States Postal Service for 19 years, having worked as a clerk for the post office at Texline, Cactus and Dalhart before receiving her promotion last summer.

Her favorite part of the job, she said is the customers-she loves her people. The one aspect that she doesn't enjoy is the paperwork.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her 16-year-old daughter, Yesenia Licon, a sophomore at Texline High School. She also has a son, Martin, 19, deceased.

Her extended family includes her mother, two brothers and two sisters, all in Texline.

 

Vivi Quezada has a been a Customer Service Advocate at Coon Memorial Hospital for nearly two years, she said, and she enjoys her job. "I like people," said. "I really like helping people."

The one thing that she doesn't like is when she is unable to help someone. "I don't like it when people get upset," she said. Due to HIPPAA regulations, CSAs are often not allowed to reveal whether someone is a patient as the hospital or whether a patient has been released, something people often do not realize.

Originally from Harlety, Quezada now lives in Dalhart. In her free time, she enjoys going to the gym.