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A small number of Girl Scouts registered for the annual Day Camp at Taylor Ranch, so adults involved decided to have the camp at the Girl Center in Dumas. The girls enjoyed activities outside and inside, starting each day with a flag ceremony.

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In a popular child’s fable, Chicken Little thought the sky was falling!  Parts of the sky – in the form of meteorites -- have indeed been found in Moore County.

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The Dumas Independent School District (DISD) Board of Trustees heard the results of an energy audit of district facilities in their recent regular meeting.  The audit was performed by James W. Brown, an engineer with Energy Systems Associates, Inc., an Austin-based engineering firm that was …

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The annual Dogie Days celebration is underway at McDade Park. The midway is open at 6 p.m. nightly (Thursday and Friday), as well as at noon on Saturday. Don't miss Saturday's parade at 11 a.m. along Dumas Ave., and don't forget about today's barbecue at McDade Park, which begins at 11 a.m.

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Dumas Noon Lions Club’s largest fundraiser of the year gets underway Wednesday evening (midway opens at 6 p.m.) and runs through Saturday night. Yes, Dogie Days are here again!

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Moore County Commissioners dealt with a number of personnel issues Monday in their regular commissioner's court.  Apollo Med Flight, a local air ambulance survive based in Amarillo, made a pitch to the commissioners hoping to sell them on air ambulance insurance for county employees.  They o…

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In their regular meeting on June 11, the Dumas Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) Board of Directors unanimously approved an incentive package of $72,000 in $2,000 increments to help Goodlife Senior Living and Memory Care build a 12 unit, assisted living facility in Dumas.  Board member…

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There are several animals in need of good, loving homes. The accompanying images and information tell you a little bit about some of the pets available at the Sunray Animal Shelter.

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Care Net Crisis Pregnancy Center now has an office in Cactus.   All of the services offered by Care Net in Dumas are available to visitors of the Cactus office, according to Monica Sullivan, executive director of Care Net.  

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While some children are outside playing games, others are inside the Moore County Community Building working on arts and crafts and listening to speakers dressed in costumes.  It is the Super Kids Camp, and it is a mixture of faith and fun for children put on by the Cornerstone Church with h…

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The highest award a youth can earn in the Boy Scouts of America is the rank of Eagle Scout. It requires a minimum of 18 months of active participation in the program, and completion of a significant project for an individual’s community, church or school. Rhyse Spencer  of  Dumas’ Boy Scout …

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Officials of the City of Cactus and the Dumas Independent School District (DISD) officially opened a new playground at Cactus Elementary School Tuesday, May 22.  Cactus mayor Socorro Marquez, city manager Aldo Gallegos, police chief Maribel Tiarzon, DISD superintendent Monty Hysinger, assist…

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"Today is not a day to say thank you for your service.  It is a day to say thank you for your sacrifice.  Today we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice," said Jason Dennis, commander of American Legion Post 224 and special guest speaker for the 2018 Memorial Day ceremony that the Vete…

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The students and teachers of Morningside Elementary School paid tribute to fathers Tuesday morning with a "Donuts for Dads" breakfast event.  Fathers joined their children in the Morningside cafeteria for donuts, orange juice and milk donated by Woody's Furniture and United Supermarket.  "Th…

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Sunray students from pre-kindergarten to high school seniors exhibited special projects and displays Monday evening for a "Student Showcase" at Sunray High School.   "This is literally a showcase of what the kids have done throughout the year," said Sunray Middle School Principal Pam Keislin…

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Youngsters in Pre-K at Sunset Elementary School in Dumas were treated to a special Pre-K graduation ceremony this week. Students donned their caps and gowns, posed for pictures and received their diplomas. Enjoy this gallery of images showing the festivities.

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CACTUS — Members of the Cactus Police Department and others came together Saturday to make 10 year old Kaitlyn De Leon's dream of being a police officer come true -- at least for a day.  According to her mother, Minerva De Leon, Kaitlyn has always wanted to be a police officer like her aunt,…

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Students and former students who entered the ninth grade before the 2011-12 school year and met all the requirements for graduation but were denied a diploma because they failed to pass the state-mandated TAKS or TAAS exit tests, will now have an opportunity to earn their diplomas.  

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Moore County Commissioners voted unanimously in their regular commissioners' court Monday to rename the Moore County Rodeo Arena the Baer, Record Memorial Rodeo Arena.  Dave Smith, speaking on behalf of those wanting the change, said a number of people were responsible for the building of th…

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SUNRAY — Sunray Chief of Police Timothy Dean was recently arrested for an alleged incident resulting in injury to a child.

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Dumas Independent School District administrators, faculty, staff and students strive for success every school day, and Thursday evening the district took time to honor the top students in the freshman through senior classes at the Academic Excellence banquet held in the Dumas High School Cafeteria.

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The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents will meet Thursday and Friday (May 17-18) in Lubbock. The meeting will take place in the Regents Conference Room, First Floor (104A) in the Texas Tech University System Administration Building (1508 Knoxville Avenue).

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Moore County Crime Stoppers is seeking information regarding the whereabouts of a wanted individual — Miriam Ortiz. She is wanted for Prohibited Substance in a Correctional Facility. If you know where she's hiding out, give Moore County Crime Stoppers a call and you could earn a reward of up…

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After press time for Thursday's print edition of the News-Press, local officials have changed the direction of traffic flow around Dumas Intermediate School. The original plan, as stated in Thursday's print edition, was to have traffic flow south along Texas Ave. to 5th where traffic would f…

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), along with a bipartisan group of House and Senate members, introduced the FIRST STEP Act, a prison reform bill aimed at reducing recidivism rates and rehabilitating low-risk offenders.

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Students, staff and parents are invited to take part in the 1st Annual Nitro-Ball Tournament slated for May 19 at the DHS tennis courts. So what is Nitro-Ball? According to DHS Art Instructor Selenda Hightower, it is a form of "inverted volleyball".

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"You have to like it, and you have to want to help.  If you don' have those two things, you don't make it," said Registered Nurse Mary Ferris.  "If you are just in it for yourself, you can't be a good nurse.  It (nursing) isn't glamorous.  It is a hard working, tough learning situation."  

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ANNA — What could you do with a bakery box, a laser beam, six lenses and an hour? Students from across Texas were presented with this challenge on Saturday, April 28, as part of the 33rd annual TAME State STEM Competition, sponsored by Raytheon and held at the YMCA Collin County Adventure Ca…

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"We have a lot of dedicated employees," said Dumas Independent School District (DISD) Director of Operations Eddie Crossland as he paid tribute to DISD employee Linda Milbern, who is retiring this year after 28 years of service.  Teachers, administrators, support staff, members of the board …

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This week's wanted individual is Carl Troutman. Carl is wanted for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon. If you know where he is hiding out, give Moore County Crime Stoppers a call and you could earn yourself some cash! 806-935-8477 or P3tips.com.

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Former Sunray High School Principal Sid Whiteley has been “suspended completely from employment, and he has been warned that he may not enter onto any District property,” according to a statement released by Sunray Independent School District Superintendent Marshall Harrison.

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CANYON —West Texas A&M University’s proposed on-campus football stadium is one step closer to becoming a reality after The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents approved its construction during the Board’s regular meeting Thursday, April 19 in Prairie View.

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More than 60 people paid $150 apiece and braved a strong, cold wind Saturday to help the Moore County Health Foundation raise money for various health-related projects at the 1st. Annual Texas North Plains Sporting Clays Tournament at the Santa Rita Ranch Event Center at Four Way.  According…

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On April 13, 2018 at approximately 9:13 AM units were dispatched to a chemical spill in the area of County Road G. When units arrived, they discovered a spill in that area and followed a trail of chemical to Regier Drive and Santa Fe Ave in Etter.

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Moore County Crime Stoppers is seeking information on a wanted individual — Tamera Shay Lee. Lee, 22 years of age, is wanted for Prohibited Substance in Correctional Facility. Anyone with information regarding Lee’s whereabouts is asked to contact Moore County Crime Stoppers at 935-8477 or g…

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Moore County Hospital District CEO Jeff Turner updated members of the board of directors on progress in the renovation and expansion project for the hospital during their regular meeting Tuesday, March 27.  

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Dumas-area residents are invited to an open house about a project that will rehabilitate US 87/US 287 through town and a section north of the city on US 287 at the abandoned Machovec Railroad crossing. The project’s purpose is to construct a long-lasting, durable, and relatively low-maintena…

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Cactus Police Chief Maribel Tiarzon was recognized as the Outstanding Citizen for her dedication to the community and the Cactus Police Department. The presentation was made by the 2016 Outstanding Citizen Pam Cox during the recent annual banquet of the Dumas/Moore County Chamber of Commerce.

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Community volunteers will once again team up with United Way of Moore County for the organization's fourth installment of the "Day of Caring". This year's event is set for Saturday, May 5, and United Way of Moore County Executive Director Roxann Allen said she is currently seeking both proje…