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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…

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A Cactus man was struck and killed by a semi-trailer truck early Friday morning in Cactus.  Officers of the Cactus Police Department (CPD) were called to the scene to investigate.  

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It was a cold, wet Thursday morning, but Cactus Elementary School Kindergarten and Pre-K students didn't seem to mind too much.  They were having too good a time climbing through and operating the controls of two airplanes: a Cessna 182 and a Bellanca Cruise Master.  They were at the Moore C…

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"It has been awesome.  I will definitely be back," said Kayla Gillespie, a painter who was showing her work for the first time at the Dumas Noon Lions Club's annual Arts and Crafts Fair last weekend in the Moore County Community Building.  

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A strange collection of clowns, puppets and monsters turned Morningside Elementary School gymnasium into "Safety Park" Friday morning and held students in thrall for over an hour.  The children laughed and were entertained as they sat watching on the gymnasium floor.  But the clowns and mons…

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"I wouldn't say we give them preference, we just make sure that we have built in measures to recruit veterans, that they know we have positions that are open … we definitely want veterans to apply," said Kathy Goodwin, lead human resources specialist at Valero McKee Refinery.  She accepted o…

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The Dumas Animal Shelter and Teeter Veterinary Service are teaming up for a low-cost vaccination clinic for dogs and cats. The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Dumas Animal Shelter, which is located at 1830 S. Maddox.

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"We love this museum," said Mack Mc Dougal of Amarillo, who along with his family was attending Museum Day Saturday at the Window on the Plains Museum and The Art Center in Dumas.  

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Dumas High School (DHS) students and teachers conducted drills Monday as part of a required program to prepare for emergencies.  Under the supervision of Dumas Independent School District (DISD) Police Chief Larry Payne, DHS Principal Brett Beesley and others, students and teachers practiced…

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Dumas Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) Executive Director Michael Running spoke to Dumas city commissioners Monday evening in their regular meeting and requested "a variance to fire department notice of violations regarding local daycare centers."  He was speaking on behalf of two day…

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It was an amazing way to celebrate her 54th birthday, but Judy Fleming of Lubbock rode a bicycle 100 miles from Dumas to Lake Meredith to Fritch and back faster than any other woman Saturday in the Texas Tumbleweed 100, a bicycle ride/race put on as a fundraiser by the Moore County YMCA.  Th…

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The Twelfth Annual Museum Day will feature 37 quilts on display in The Art Center.  The quilts are from 21 quilt makers and will hang until October 15. The quilters are from Dumas, Guymon, Sunray, Stratford, Dalhart and Amarillo.

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"Our committee felt this is a very worthwhile place to come for our senior citizens," said Grace Pierson of the Dumas Economic Development Corporation (DEDC).  "It is very needed."  She, along with David Swinford, member of the board of directors of the DEDC, presented a Community Grant chec…

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"I have not seen this before anywhere," said POLICOM Corp. President William H. Fruth Tuesday in a presentation sponsored by the Dumas Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) to local business and government leaders at Amarillo College.  He was talking about the fact that Moore County, uniqu…

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Dumas Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) board member David Swinford presented a Community Grant check for $7,500 to Shane Nelson, Moore County YMCA executive director, Thursday to purchase supplies for the Y's after-school program.  The presentation took place in the gymnasium of Hillc…

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A Sunray educator is being recognized for her efforts to make a difference in the lives of her students at Sunray Elementary School. Second grade teacher Ramonda Raymond, a 20-year educator, has been nominated for the 2018-2019 LifeChanger of the Year award.

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Moore County Hospital District board members, medical staff and other district employees were on hand Tuesday for a special ceremony commemorating the addition currently being constructed at the hospital campus in Dumas. Those in attendance were given the opportunity to sign the steel beams …

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"A lot of people think that what happens in the legislature doesn't affect them.  I am here to tell you it absolutely does," said Rep. Four Price to 4th grade students at Green Acres Elementary School in Dumas in March 2018.

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Fourteen Amarillo College students, all of whom are pursuing their Registered Nursing degrees, have been awarded scholarships from an endowment established to aid local students with their healthcare educations.

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"Dumas is a good town.  I love Dumas.  The only problem is the taxes," said Andres Rodriguez.  He was one of a group of Moore County residents who came to the first of two scheduled public hearings Monday on the proposed tax rate increase that Moore County Commissioners approved Aug. 27.  Th…

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Moore County Commissioners voted August 27 in their regular commissioners' court to propose a property tax rate increase from last year's .507517 per $100 valuation to .527517 for this year.  Because the proposed rate is greater than the effective rate of .495773, the county is required by l…

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Moore County Commissioners voted August 27 in their regular commissioners' court to propose a property tax rate increase from last year's .507517 per $100 valuation to .527517 for this year.  Because the proposed rate is greater than the effective rate of .495773, the county is required by l…

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Museum Day 2018 is set to kick off Saturday, September 29 at Window on the Plains Museum and The Art Center.

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A routine trip to a local store turned into a freighting situation for a local woman as her vehicle was stolen at gunpoint.