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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Chamber of Commerce hosted the first Great Steak Cook-Off Saturday in conjunction with the XIT Ranch Rodeo.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

A small grease fire caused the Red Baron Restaurant in Dalhart to close for a few hours yesterday morning.

According to manager Rudy Rivera, the fire occurred while cooking breakfast.

“This one had a little too much fat content, and it caught fire,” he said.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

One person has died following a tractor-trailer collision on Highway 54 in Hartley County early Friday morning.

According to information from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), two tractor-trailers collided approximately 30 miles south of Dalhart at approximately 3:30 a.m.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Singleton Ranch was the overall winner of the Second Annual XIT Ranch Rodeo Saturday night in Dalhart.

The Singleton Ranches are located in California and New Mexico. This year’s team included Grant Mitchell, Jeff Bilberry, Gregg Gudgell, Jacob Gudgell, Wesley Gudgell and Brad Shadle, of Lamy, N.M.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

District officials have named Claudia Montoya as Dalhart Elementary School’s newest principal, filling the position left vacant by Wade Ritchey who resigned in April.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Unclaimed bicycles are still being held at the Dalhart Police Department, and will soon be available for purchase, through a collaboration effort with the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) 69, Inc. in Dalhart.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced recently that fifth and eight grade retesting and retention requirements for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test will be waived for the remainder of the 2015-16 assessment cycle, essentially removing student consequences attached to the test.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Cargill Cattle Feeders held their annual golf tournament to benefit Relay for Life Saturday at Twisted Elms Golf Club in Dalhart. This year’s event, Tee’d Up Against Cancer, raised $7,050 for the Dallam-Hartley County Relay for Life.

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By JANET HARRISON
TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE DALLAM & HARTLEY COUNTIES

The Dallam County 4-H Memorial Scholarship Committee is awarding scholarships to three deserving 4-H youth.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THEDALHART TEXAN

The 100th anniversary of United Supermarkets is cause enough for celebrating, and Dalhart store manager Andy Hulett is commemorating the event by giving back to the community.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion last week that landowners have the right to challenge the jurisdictional determinations made by the EPA regarding water on their lands.

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By IVY HOLLINSGWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

The construction projects in Dalhart have made traveling north and south along U.S. Highway 87 a bit problematical as well as time consuming. Typically, once the cold weather of winter and wet weather of early spring are gone, the hot and dry summer weather with longer daylight hours would allow for more work to get done on the project.

 

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Extreme hot and dry weather conditions have been kept at bay so far in Dalhart, due in large part to sporadic heavy rain events and an increase in normal humidity levels.

According to reports from the National Weather Service in Amarillo, Dalhart received 4.18 inches of rain in April and 2.36 inches in May. The total rainfall for 2016 is 8.38 inches, an increase of 2.26 inches above normal.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THEDALHART TEXAN

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday that the USDA will provide approximately $300 million in assistance for cotton producers through the Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) new cotton ginning cost share program.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Members of Dalhart High School’s Golden Wolf Band, directed by Jim and Nicole Paslay, recently competed at University Interscholastic League’s (UIL) Texas State Solo/Ensemble Contest and earned 19 division one gold medals.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

A structure fire that destroyed a vacant trailer home located in the 1500 block of Trinidad this week is now being investigated as arson, according to Dalhart Fire Chief Curtis Brown.

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The 2016 Fiesta King and Queen are Lysette Duarte, age eight, and Diego Martin Garcia, age eight. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church held their annual summer Fiesta fundraiser Sunday at Rita Blanca Coliseum.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Dalhart’s Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks is perhaps best known for its lounge atmosphere and entertainment events. But the acts of kindness and investments made in the community and local heroes are what they strive to be more commonly recognized as.

A recent act of kindness from the Elks, with help from Dalhart Independent School District nurse Gloria Shepherd, has rolled up to positively impact a local student.

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By NIXE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

The annual Texline Community Days were Friday and Saturday in Texline.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

The DISD Board met on Thursday night in a special meeting.

There were two agenda items before the closed session, which had several items. As the DISD Office is closed on Friday, information on these items was not available as of press time Monday, but is expected to be available later this week.