Investigation underway for alleged misconduct
The News-Press received a report earlier this week that a Dumas Independent School District employee has allegedly been involved in misconduct involving booster club funds. We reached out to Dumas ISD Superintent Monty Hysinger who issued the following statement:"The district is aware of allegations of misconduct against a district employee. The matter is being investigated by an outside agency. The employee has been put on paid administrative leave." Due to it being a personnel matter, Hysinger could not confirm what the alleged misconduct was, but he did note the investigation is approximately a month away from completion.

Transition Workshop scheduled
A free workshop for parents, young adults with disabilities and other community members will take place Feb. 12 from 1-3 p.m. at the EMS Building, 125 Binkley in Dumas.

Museum renovations nearing end
Meredith Laurent/News-Press

The Window on the Plains Museum has been under renovations that are coming to an end soon. The public is welcome to go view the area formerly known as the barn, now called the Family Life Center, even though it is not finished. Read more about the museum renovations and see pictures in the Jan. 31 print edition of the Moore County News-Press.

Customer appreciation equals savings at the pump
Meredith Laurent/News-Press
Motorists in Sunray lined up for hours to fill up their vehicles for $0.399 a gallon on Wednesday, Jan. 27. This was part of Ag Producers Co-Op's customer appreciation day.

Dumas man arrested in connection with homicide
Courtesy of Moore County SO

A 40-year old Dumas resident, David Richard Volk, was arrested on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, for the alleged homicide of 39-year old Ginger Michelle Rodriguez. She was reported missing in August 2015. As of Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, remains have been located at Volk's residence where law enforcement remained on the scene recovering evidence Tuesday afternoon. An autopsy has been ordered by JP1 Barbara Mulanax. Read more about the homicide investigation in the Jan. 28, 2016, print edition of the Moore County News-Press. We will keep you updated as further information is available.

Investigation results in closure of area in Dumas
From Moore County Sheriff's Office...
"The Moore County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Rangers and Dumas Police Department are currently following up on a missing persons case that was filed in August 2015. We have closed off the area surrounding Northeast 8th from Maddox and Norma. If you live in the area, you must show proof to enter. If you need to check or feed livestock, you may enter the area but will be escorted to your barn by law enforcement personnel We are sorry for the inconvenience and request the public respect our blockades. We will release further information as soon as it becomes available for the public."

Monday crash claims life of Dumas man
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) was called to a two-vehicle crash that occurred Monday in Moore County, resulting in the death of one person and seriously injuring another.

Worker injured in Valero incident
An incident took place on Thursday at the Valero McKee Refinery in Moore County. The incident resulted in the injury of a Valero employee. According to a Valero spokesperson, the injured employee is undergoing treatment at an undisclosed hospital. The incident remains under investigation and no further details were available at press time.

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