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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

There are always mixed reviews about the final stretch of the summer break. Educators, administration, and students wonder why the break is already over, while parents can’t seem to expedite the summer-to-school transition process. It’s as if no one in the community is given the same amount of summer hours.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

President Barack Obama ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at the White House and all federal buildings across the nation Tuesday, July 21, for the remainder of this week.

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By CALLIE SHIPLEY
THE DALHART TEXAN

Tick, tock. Muscles tensed in anticipation, students stare down the clock, willing the minutes to move faster as the final bell nears.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Dalhart area youth had the opportunity to participate in several FUN Academy camps hosted by Community Connect this week. Classes involved Hot Wheels, Barbies, Legos and fashion design, all with a focus on math, science and engineering.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dalhart Independent School District (DISD) Board met Thursday night, July 16. The consent agenda was approved.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

As Dalhart prepares for the 79th Annual XIT Rodeo and Reunion and all the events happening the weekend of August 6th through the 8th, running enthusiasts will be lacing up their shoes for the 38th Annual Joe Nesbitt XIT 5K and one-mile fun run on August 8.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Job growth continued in the state in June. Unemployment fell to 4.2 percent state-wide, the lowest since July 2007, according to information released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

The sixth annual It’s All About Kids Day, sponsored by Mazzios, was held Saturday at Rita Blanca Lake Park. Judging by the amount of school supplies given away, the event will be marked as a success.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

Both the Dallam and Hartley County CommissionersCourts met Monday morning, July 13.

Prior to the 10 a.m. Dallam County meeting, the IndustrialDevelopment Corporation met at 9:30 in a special meeting.A public hearing was held on the issuance and sale of bondsfor financing of facilities associated with Morning StarDairy. There was no public present, and the commissionersapproved the resolutions of authorization issuance and saleof bonds for financing of facilities associated with MorningStar Dairy.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

A hearing was scheduled at theHartley County Courthouse July 8,for Shonnie Fay Smalley, who wasindicted by a Hartley County GrandJury on a first-degree felony charge ofinjury to a child earlier this year.

It was reported to The DalhartTexan that Smalley did not appear incourt on July 8.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dalhart City Council metTuesday night, July 14 in a two hour meeting.

The council conducted thefirst reading of Ordinance 2015-14 requesting rezoning from R-3Residential to Special Use Zoning toplace a manufactured home. This wasrequested by Joe Velarde, 509 NewYork.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

An Amarillo woman was killed ina single-vehicle collision Monday inDallam County.

The collision occurred atapproximately 11:50 a.m. on U.S.Highway 87, approximately 16 milesnorth of Dalhart.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

This year’s crop was delayed in planting for many areas because of the rainfall received in May.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Jessie Messick, a 17 year-old Channing native, is now able to add queen to her résumé. Messick was chosen among five other contestants as the Will Rogers Range Riders Rodeo Queen Saturday, July 3, during the 73 annual rodeo, held in Amarillo.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

A hearing was scheduled at the Hartley County Courthouse Wednesday, July 8, for Shonnie Fay Smalley, who was indicted by a Hartley County Grand Jury on a firstdegree felony charge of injury to a child earlier this year.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Polished cars and trucks shone in the summer sun Saturday at the fourth annual Hart Chevrolet car show.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG
THE DALHART TEXAN

Dr. Shad Newson is hard at work as of Monday, July 6, at Coon Memorial Hospital. He is the new emergency room (ER) doctor, specializing in emergency medicine.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Wheat harvest has been in full swing across the region, with wheat for silage and hay completed by the first of July.

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By NIXIE SANDERSON
THE DALHART TEXAN

Storms rolled through the panhandle region Wednesday night, leaving a trail of damage and reports of a tornado south of Channing.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department responded to two structure fires Wednesday evening.