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"This is our third day, we are kind of getting used to it, trying to see all the representatives and senators," said Claudia Crunelle of Dumas, who has been in Austin lobbying for passage of  "Sam's Law," which, among other things, would mandate that all Texas school personnel, from bus driv…

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A late-model Ford pickup drove into the side of the Restaurant Las Cruces building on the corner of Dumas Ave. and 14th. St. in Dumas at approx. 4:45 pm Friday.  The driver was not seriously injured, according to Steve Fuston, Moore County Hospital District Director of Emergency Medical Serv…

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Former Sunray Police Department Officer Bron Bohlar has pleaded guilty to the one count of conspiracy in the second degree he was charged with in connection with the Sodus, New York double murder of Joshua Niles and Amber Washburn on Oct. 22, 2018.  Former Sunray Police Department Chief Timo…

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February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.  Across the country, domestic violence shelters, schools, and other organizations have events planned to reach out to victims and increase public awareness of a problem that experts say has become an epidemic but that rarely gets muc…

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An officer from Dumas Animal Control captured and euthanized a skunk that was "wandering around and acting 'drunk' " Sunday in the City of Dumas.  The skunk has tested positive for rabies, according to a report from the Texas Department of State Health Services.  This is the first confirmed …

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The Sunray City Council met on Monday, Jan. 21 and voted unanimously to hire KJ Perry as city manager.  Perry, the public works director for Sunray, has been serving as interim city manager since the resignation of former city manager Rob Roach last July.   

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Recently a group from the Centro Cristiano de la Comunidad of Sunray made a mission trip to Juarez, Mexico. In English the church's name is Christian Community Center. The pastors are Angel and Carmen Acosta. The group went on the mission trip  from Dec. 13-17. They have also gone on the sam…

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The Dumas City Commissioners voted in their regular meeting Monday evening to change the times for early voting in person in the upcoming May 4 general election.  Early voting in person takes place at the Dumas City Hall at 124 West Sixth St. in Dumas and begins April 22, 2019.  The hours fo…

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Members of the Dumas Independent School District (DISD) Facilities Advisory Committee toured the campuses of the district elementary schools Saturday morning as part of their ongoing effort to assist in the creation of a long-term plan for the future renovation and/or replacement of district…

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United Way of Moore County has exceeded its goal of $528,000, according to Executive Director Roxann Allen. The campaign raised $554,680.17. She and Drive Chairman Ben Maples are shown at left standing alongside the United Way campaign thermometer located at Dumas Junior High School (S. Madd…

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The City of Dumas began accepting applications Wednesday, Jan. 16  for places on the upcoming May 4 election ballot. The May 4 election will feature three Dumas City Commission seats including mayor and commissioners for Place 3 and Place 4.

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"We are very proud to have honored them," said Moore County Hospital Auxiliary volunteer Phyllis Palser.  She and fellow volunteer Nedra Napp, both retired Dumas Independent School District teachers, had just awarded $500 scholarships to two Amarillo College (AC) students preparing for caree…

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Funding for Texas public education and property tax reform are among the main issues that will be debated in the next 140 days of the 86th Texas Legislature that began Tue., Jan 8.  The Texas legislature meets every two years.  The decisions taken during this session will likely have a profo…

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"Sunray is a good town and we are going to restore it (the Sunray Police Department).  I want to see it better than it has ever been," said Colt Farni, former Sergeant with the Moore County Sheriff's Office, who was sworn in on Wed. as the new chief of the Sunray Police Department by Precinc…

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"I appreciate the confidence that the voters had in me.  I am looking forward to it.  I am going to do the best job that I can do …," said Miles Mixon, who on Jan. 1 was sworn in as the new Moore County Commissioner, Precinct 2.  He replaces Genevie Sheets, whom he defeated in the Republican…

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"I'm 73 and not getting any younger.  Both the boys went into different types of businesses … there is not anybody to carry the store on.  At sometime or another, you are going to have to give it up, and this seems to be the time," said Charles Skipworth.  He was talking about his imminent r…

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"I am pretty excited," said Dr. Stephanie Diehlmann.  Her dream of a health clinic in Cactus as part of the Cactus Nazarene Ministry Center (CNM) is going to finally become reality Jan. 21, when she starts seeing patients at the clinic.  Diehlmann says the clinic, which has been constructed …

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The Sunray City Commission voted unanimously Wednesday evening to hire Colt Farni, a nine-year veteran of the Moore County Sheriff's Office, as the new Chief of the Sunray Police Department (SPD).  

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"I hope you feel it in your heart.  This is a wonderful, wonderful thing you are doing," said Joyce Wethington, director of the food pantry located in the new pastoral center of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Dumas .  "We serve more than 20 families per week.  There is a great need."  

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To say that 2018 was a good year for Dumas native Jeff Willis would be an understatement. It would be more accurate to call it a banner year for both himself and his Louisiana State University-Eunice Bengals baseball team.

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"I feel really strongly about this that if we were to change the face of early literacy in Dumas, that we could change the face of Dumas," said Kinsey Bellar, kindergarten teacher at Green Acres Elementary School and now head of Storybridge Dumas, an organization dedicated to bringing books …

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"It means a lot, because this year is a little hard for Christmas for us, so for the community to step up when we are new here (in Dumas) … and to extend this much kindness to my kids, it really means a lot to us.  We have never seen this before," said Samantha, one of the parents whose chil…

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The Sunray High School Golden Cats were recognized for the second six weeks of school.  These students met 3 out of 4 of the following criteria.  1. No tardies/absences 2. A/B Honor Roll or higher 3. 1 or more hours of community service for the six weeks 4. No discipline referrals.  Students…

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Memorial Home Health and Hospice, along with Moore County Hospital District, are asking people to help bring a little relief and happiness to some people who are suffering by "adopting" a patient this year for Christmas and buying gifts for him or her.  "This is specifically for our home hea…

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After hearing from residents and discussing the issue during a regular meeting of the commissioners' court, a listening meeting, and a special public hearing,  Moore County Commissioners voted in a special commissioners' court held in conjunction with the public hearing on Nov. 26 to issue a…

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A Wayne County, New York, grand jury indicted Charlene Childers for murder in the second degree today in connection with the shooting death of Joshua Niles in Sodus, New York, on Oct. 22.  The grand jury also indicted her for one count of criminal possession of a firearm in the second degree…

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With sirens blaring and lights flashing, officers of the Cactus and Dumas Police Departments escorted Santa Claus to the Moore County Courthouse square Saturday evening to officially light the city's Christmas decorations and begin the 2018 holiday season.  Santa arrived in a 1930s convertib…

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Former Sunray Police Department Chief Timothy Paul Dean has been extradited from the Moore County Jail to Wayne County, New York, to face murder charges in the Oct. 22 shooting deaths of Joshua Niles and Amber Washburn in Sodus, New York, according to Correctional Officer Charles Cooksey of …

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Former Sunray Police Department Officer Bron Bohlar was arraigned Monday in Wayne County, New York, on one count of conspiracy in the second degree for what authorities allege was his role in the murders of Joshua Niles and Amber Washburn outside their home in Sodus, New York, on Oct. 22.  H…

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For the second consecutive year, Feeding Dumas will be conducting its Thanksgiving Day meal for local residents in need, as well as those who just don’t have anywhere else to go for the holiday.

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"It is a new event.  It is not the same as it has been," said Dumas/Moore County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Member Kathie Fuston, who is organizing this year's Candy Cane Lane.  "We wanted a county-wide event that people would enjoy.  We wanted to provide people with good, local …

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Former Sunray Police Department Officer Bron Bohlar was extradited to Wayne County, New York, Tuesday to face a conspiracy charge in the Oct. 22 shooting deaths of Joshua Niles and Amber Washburn in Sodus, New York, according to Deputy Jace Delgado, the Moore County Sheriff's Office Public I…

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Acting Sunray Police Department Chief Joseph Flores has been arrested. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), the Texas Rangers and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested Flores earlier today in Dumas. At this time, authorities will not confirm whether or not this …

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According to court documents, authorities in Wayne County, New York, allege that former Sunray Police Chief Timothy Paul Dean, his wife, Charlene Childers, and Sunray Police Department Officer Bron Bohlar met in the garage of Dean's house and discussed killing Joshua E. Niles.  Niles and his…

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Wayne County, New York Sheriff Barry Virts announced Monday night in a press conference that former Sunray Police Chief Timothy Paul Dean and his wife, Charlene Childers, have been charged in the shooting deaths of Joshua Niles and Amber Washburn in Sodus, New York, according to WTVH/WSTM, t…

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Little Dumas Demons Head Coach Thomas Trejo, Catalina Almanza, and Moore County Judge Rowdy Rhoades are in front of the Moore County Courthouse this afternoon (Nov. 5) grilling and smoking hamburgers on the Dumas Noon Lions Club grill wagon and smoker.  The hamburgers will be bagged and sold…

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"Until I began to serve on the board, I didn't have a clue what it did,"  said Suzanne Sims, president of the Moore County Child Welfare Board.  The retired Dumas Independent School District teacher is now in her eighth year on the board, first as a member and now as president.  "It is very …

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"We live in the United States, and there are so many cultures, so we are trying to incorporate cultural backgrounds and how we can all celebrate something together," said Dumas Junior High School art teacher Nancy Angeles standing in front of the Day of the Dead exhibit that her seventh and …

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Former Sunray police chief Timothy Paul Dean was arrested shortly after midnight Monday morning by Texas Rangers assisted by members of the Texas Department of Public Safety (TDPS) Special Response Team, according to Sgt. Cindy Barkley of the TDPS.  He was taken into custody at his home in S…

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"I wanted our whole community to know.  That is why I am here today.  It is to honor two people who care way more than what their job description calls for," said Evelyn Ham to the Moore County Commissioners in their regular commissioners court on Monday.  The people she was honoring were Br…

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This week's Crime of the Week from Moore County Crime Stoppers is a local business that has been broken into not once, but twice. If you have information, contact Crime Stoppers. Deputy Delgado will give you the details in this week's video clip.

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"It is like a brand new pool.  We welcome people to come by and take a look at it," said Shane Nelson, executive director of the Moore County YMCA.  

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"I thought it was a great experience.  I am glad we got to do this for these kids," said Dumas Demon football player Justin Goldston Thursday evening at Hillcrest Elementary School.  He and his coaches and teammates had just finished bagging and boxing up 1200 bags of food for Snack Pak 4 Ki…