Capital improvements, fuel costs increase Texas Xcel bills
AMARILLO – The growing costs of improving the regional power grid to sustain the region’s growing economy, along with higher fuel costs, will cause an increase in bills for Texas customers starting Oct. 1, according to information from Xcel Energy.

Do you have unclaimed property?
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs' office returned more than $200 million in unclaimed property to its rightful owners during fiscal year 2014. There is more unclaimed property, and some of it might belong to you or a family member. Do you or a loved one have unclaimed property? It is easy to check and see. Find full details in the Sept. 7 print edition.

Scam may find its way to your social media page
A new scam is making its way through social media sites and victims stand to lose considerable amounts of money. According to information provided by the Better Business Bureau, this scam involves a photo of a pile of cash on a social media site. The caption states how easy it is to take part in a money-flipping scheme. The person claims to have flipped a few hundred bucks into a few thousand dollars, and he or she offers to do the same for you. So, how does a person fall victim to such a scam? Find out in the Sept. 4 print edition.

Accident claims life of Dalhart woman
A Dalhart woman lost her life and two Dumas women were treated and released for non-incapacitating injuries following a two-vehicle collision in Dallam County recently. Read more about this accident in the Aug. 31 print edition.

Two-vehicle accident
Dumas Police Department officers responded to a two-vehicle accident at 7th and S. Meredith on Tuesday. According to a report from Dumas police, a white Dodge Charger (Cactus Police Department vehicle) was west bound on E. 7th and a red Chverolet was east bound on E. 7th. The driver of the Chevrolet turned when unsafe in front of the Dodge, causing the two vehicles to collide. Dumas PD issued a citation to the driver of the Chevrolet. No injuries were reported.

DPS enhances patrols for Labor Day enforcement period
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is increasing DWI patrols through Sept. 2, which includes the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Dumas Intermediate schedule handout
Dumas Intermediate announces dates/times for schedule handouts. Times/days are: 6th Grade on August 19 from 5:00-6:00 p.m.; 5th grade on August 21 from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

City of Dumas welcomes new golf pro
The city has been on a search for a new golf pro for the Pheasant Trials Golf course and found the perfect gentleman for the job. Rick Avina accepted the job and has relocated to Dumas, bringing with him nearly 30 years of experience in the golf world. He was introduced to golf at the age of 8 by his father. Avina was born and raised in Roswell, NM, where he played a lot of junior golf. After high school, he was awarded a four-year golf scholarship to New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, NM, and Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM. Read more about the new golf pro on Page 1 of the Aug. 10 print edition.

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