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More than 100 Dumas and Sunray High School seniors from the class of 2020 paraded down Twitchell Avenue Friday evening.  Parents, friends, and community members, lined the street clapping, cheering, and calling out to people they knew in the procession of decorated vehicles moving slowly dow…

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"Due to uncertainty and circumstances beyond our control, the Sunray Lions Club has made the difficult decision to cancel Sunray Funday this year," according to an announcement from the club.  Like a number of other area summer events and activities, including Dogie Days, Canyon's 4th of Jul…

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FRITCH – Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, in response to national state and local heath guidelines, made the announcement on Monday that additional modifications are being made to operations to support federal, state, and local efforts in regards to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Law enforcement officers, fire fighters, emergency medical technicians, and other first responders from around the Panhandle came together Friday with their colleagues from Dumas, Sunray, Cactus, and Moore County to honor Dumas Police Chief Marvin Trejo and escort him from Dumas to Amarillo …

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Dumas hotel owner Pritesh Bhakta donated thousands of packages of soap and shampoo to two local non-profit organizations Monday.  The charities, Dumas Education and Social Ministries (DESM) and Snack Pack for Kids, will use their existing distribution systems to get the items into the hands …

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Both Meals on Wheels and the Dumas Education and Social Ministries (DESM), which operates a local food pantry at the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church Pastoral Center, among other things, have seen demand for their services increase rapidly during the coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis…

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Dumas Police Department Chief Marvin Trejo has passed away. The department issued a statement earlier today that read, "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a great friend and leader, Chief Marvin W. Trejo.  Chief Trejo, who had served the Dumas Police Department in many …

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Dumas High School has announced its current plans for graduation to take place on June 1. Please read on for a message from DHS Principal Brett Beesley:

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As our community and local businesses face difficult times and a challenging situation, the Moore County News-Press has created an Advertising Matching Partnership that will offer $50,000 worth of matching marketing dollars to local businesses in our surrounding area.

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UPDATE: Since we originally posted this story, the body has been identified as missing hunter Ryan Kennedy.FRITCH – Lake Meredith National Recreation Area staff have located and recovered a human body while searching for the hunter that went missing on December 15, 2019. The body was located…

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Moore County Hospital District (MCHD) Chief Executive Officer Jeff Turner on Tuesday clarified a post, since taken down, that appeared on the hospital district's Facebook page stating that the Texas Department of State Health Services was "assuming management of COVID cases in Moore County."…

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The Moore County Commissioners meeting in a special commissioners' court Thursday afternoon voted unanimously to pass a new declaration of disaster for the county that will end both the youth curfew and the requirement that people  entering buildings with public access wear masks.  The two m…

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A popular summer attraction will be missing from Moore County this summer. Dogie Days will not be taking place in June, according to a statement released Tuesday by the Dumas Noon Lions Club.

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The Harrington Cancer and Health Foundation announced last week that they had awarded a $32,000 grant to the Moore County Health Foundation to purchase portable ventilators to use in ambulances while transporting patients and, when necessary, in the hospital.  "We just cannot thank them enou…

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According to Lara Anton, press officer with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), DSHS officials toured the JBS Cactus beef packing plant Wednesday (April 22) and "saw that they had implemented our recommendations and noted that they were following all the best practices for …

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According to a press release from Moore County Emergency Management Coordinator Tommy Brooks, the State of Texas will be setting up a drive-through testing site at 5th Street and South Porter Avenue in Dumas on Friday, April 24, 2020.  According to Brooks, testing at the site will be one day…

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The Moore County Hospital District (MCHD) announced Saturday morning that the number of people having tested positive for the coronavirus in Moore County (COVID-19) had risen to 99.  Twenty one of those have recovered, however, leaving 78 active cases.   

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The Moore County Hospital District (MCHD) announced Friday afternoon that the number of people testing positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) had risen to 75 in Moore County and that additional cases would be announced soon.  On Thursday, the number was 61. Positive cases have risen steadil…

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The Moore County Commissioners voted in their regular meeting on Monday to instate a 90-day burn ban for the county.  Moore County Emergency Management Coordinator Tommy Brooks recommended the move.  He said that despite the presence of moisture in the soil, surface vegetation was very dry, …

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Tuesday morning, a green 2003 Chrysler Pacifica was west in the 100 block of east 1st and attempting to turn north into the 100 block of north Dumas Ave.  According to Dumas Police Department, the driver had snow on the windows and impaired visibility.  The driver turned too short on the rig…

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Every year, the Dumas Rotary Club sends two to four junior or sophomore students to a leadership camp called Camp RYLA, according to Brenda Debons, the club's treasurer.  "It is a leadership camp for kids.  It is a great camp.  Very motivating.  They do leadership exercises," she said.  This…

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The Moore County Commissioners meeting in a special commissioners' court Thursday voted to impose a curfew on all persons in the county 18 years of age or under.  Beginning at 10:00 pm on April 3, 2020, no one 18 or under will be permitted to "remain in a public place or on the premises of a…

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According to Moore County Emergency Management Coordinator Tommy Brooks, Moore County Judge Rowdy Rhoades received official confirmation from the Texas Department of State Health Services on Sunday that one person in Moore County has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).  The perso…

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The Moore County Commissioners voted unanimously on Monday during their regular commissioners' court to extend until April 19 the disaster declaration that Moore County Judge Rowdy Rhoades initially signed into effect on Friday.  The declaration bans social gatherings of 10 people or more an…

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Moore County Hospital District (MCHD) officials are stepping up efforts to protect patients and staff from the coronavirus (COVID-19) after cases were confirmed within 100 miles of Dumas, according to Ashley Smith, MCHD Marketing and Administrative Project Coordinator.  Though there have bee…

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The Moore County Commissioners issued a declaration of disaster for the county due to the "public health emergency" of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic late Friday afternoon in a special, emergency meeting in the second floor court room of the Moore County Courthouse.  The move follows si…

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"We will still be operating, but we will be doing a curbside delivery," said Terrie Hill of the Moore County Senior Center.  The Senior Center has been a lifeline to many of Moore County's elderly residents for years, offering lunch five days a week and a chance to socialize, play games, and…

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The Moore County Hospital District (MCHD) has announced that due to the threat of the coronavirus both the hospital and nursing home will be on lock down until the threat has passed.  Though there has been no case of the virus confirmed in Dumas or Moore County as yet, MCHD officials say the…

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Friends and supporters of Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center of Dumas filled the pastoral center of the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Thursday evening, March 5, for the annual Care Net Banquet.  This year, in addition to feasting on steaks donated by JBS and cooked by the Knights of Co…

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Carrying signs reading "Stop Bullying Now!" and "Bully Free Zone," children from the Dumas Discovery Center Child Care Center, center staff, and some parents marched around the Moore County 1st Street Annex Thursday to protest against the growing problem of bullying among children.  The demo…

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David Swinford, member of the Dumas Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) Board of Directors presented a Community Grant check for $1000 to Paul Jenkins, past president of the Cowboy Classic Rodeo Association (CCRA) Thursday at Moore County Baer-Record Rodeo Arena in Dumas.  The grant will…

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AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Driver License Offices across the state are closing immediately. This temporary closure will not apply to those seeking an initial Commercial Driver License (CDL). DPS offices that provide CDL testing …

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We can’t turn on our televisions without hearing about it, and we can’t walk into stores and see empty shelves without thinking about it — COVID 19, or the coronavirus, is seriously impacting our world.

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Barring bad weather, a long-anticipated project to resurface Maddox Avenue, and end the persistent "bleeding" of oil from the street during hot weather, will begin Monday, March 16, according to an announcement from Dumas City Manager Arbie Taylor.  The work will go from 1st Street south to …