C.A.P. program helps with winter utility bills
Senior citizens and 100 percent disabled Dumas residents needing assistance paying their gas bills during the winter months may apply now for the Citizens Assistance Program, or C.A.P., but there's no time to waste as the application deadline is Nov. 30. According to information provided by the City of Dumas, eligibility for the program includes being age 62 or older, or being any age and having a 100 percent disability. There is one additional requirement a monthly income of no greater than $2,083 ($25,000 annually). Those who qualify will receive assistance up to $68 per month for the gas portion of their December 2015 city bill. January and February 2016 bill assistance will be provided as funds allow. Contact Dumas City Hall for more info.

High-speed chase ends in Dumas
A weekend high-speed chase that began in Sunray and ended in Dumas resulted in many law enforcement agencies' vehicles being struck and one man taken into custody. According to a Moore County Sheriff's Office statement, a call came in to dispatch in reference to a reckless driving in Sunray at 5:20 p.m. Saturday. The suspect was removed from his vehicle when he finally came to a stop, and before it caught on fire, in Dumas. He was transported to Moore County Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries before he was transported to Moore County Jail. The driver was identified at Jose Cano, w/m, 34 years of age, with a Dumas address. He was booked in on Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant , Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Evading Arrest with a Motor Vehicle.

Cactus man in Randall County Jail on federal hold
A Cactus man is being held in Randall County Jail on a federal hold after being arrested on Monday, according to the Randall County Jail Roster. Guadelupe Reyes, 48, of Cactus, was arrested Monday on a charge of conspiracy to distribute. The arrest came on the same day in which News-Press staff witnessed Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents and local law enforcement conducting activity at various locations in Dumas and Cactus

FBI activity in Dumas, Cactus
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been conducting law enforcement activity in Dumas and Cactus today, according to agency spokesperson Allison Mayhan. The News-Press received reports earlier today about a home on Mills and a business in Cactus being involved in this activity, but no further information is available from the FBI at this time. The agency does expect additional information to be released later today or sometime Tuesday. Check back for additional updates.

Multi-agency chase ends in Dumas

A high-speed chase that began in Sunray and ended in Dumas resulted in many law enforcement agencies' vehicles being struck and one man taken into custody.

No-Shave November welcomes Dumas PD team
According to Sergeant James Jordan, Dumas Police Chief Jim Nelson has approved Dumas officers to participate in No-Shave November to support awareness and research for cancer.

Texas voters approve all seven propositions
Voters took to the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of seven propositions on the ballot in Texas. As of Wednesday morning, with 99.9 percent of precincts reporting, it is evident the majority of voters were in favor of all seven new amendments to the Texas Constitution.

UIL competition goes well for DHS students
It was a successful Saturday of competition for Dumas High School (DHS). The DHS students took part in the Dumas Duel, an event focusing on University Interscholastic League academics and speech/debate. By the end of the competition, DHS was named Sweepstakes First Place winner. Dumas had several top two teams in the competition including first place in calculator, number sense, computer science and spelling along with second place finishes in math, social studies, literary criticism and science. Find more in the Nov. 5 print edition.

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