DHS homecoming parade, pep rally tonight
Homecoming Queen candidates are, from left, Citlaly Zamarripa, Teagan Thompson, Christian Rhoades, Sydney Thomas and Johanna Perez.

Twirp King candidates are, from left, Derek Martinez, Freddy Martinez, Kyler McCoy, Aaron Arellanes and Joel Carbajal

Dumas High School is celebrating homecoming week this week. Tonight (Thursday, Sept. 25) there will be a parade around the east side of McDade Park beginning at 7 p.m. followed by the homecoming pep rally/bonfire at Demon Stadium at 7:30 p.m. During the pep rally at the stadium the Twirp King will be crowned. The Homecoming Queen will be crowned at halftime of tomorrow night's game between the Demons and Plainview Bulldogs. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

SHS Homecoming Queen candidates
Angaleta Crenshaw photo
Above are three of the four candidates for Sunray High School Homecoming Queen. Pictured, from left, are Sonia Saenz, Kaity hammer and Arian Catherall. Vilma Aragon, the fourth candidate, was not available for the photo. The queen will be crowned Friday night in Sunray as the Bobcats play host to the Spearman Lynx. The game is set for a 7 p.m. kickoff. See more about homecoming on Page 14 of the Sept. 18 print edition.

Don't miss the Thursday, Sept. 18 edition
Professor Pigskin is back! The weekly football contest begins in Thursday's edition. Also find a homecoming page for the Sunray Bobcats as well as the September Go-Getters for Dumas ISD and Sunray ISD.

Bullying's long-term effects
Bullying is a serious problem that can pose a real threat to a child's well-being. Many people are increasingly recognizing that bullying can happen to anyone at anytime. For the young victims of bullying, the side effects can be long term consequences that haunt them long into adulthood. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said that a research study published in 2013 showed that 19 to 26 year olds who were affected by bullying as children are four times as likely to have been charged with a felony as adults. For the perpetrators, bullying can cross the line and become a criminal violation with lifelong consequences.
Read more in the Sept. 14 print edition.

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.

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