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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…

  • John Key, City/Features Editor
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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…

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The City of Dumas is warning residents to be certain who they are talking to before taking advantage of special offers.

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Alex Dennis, a 2015 graduate of Dumas High School, returned home early from his recent deployment overseas to surprise both his mother and his brother on Monday. His mother, Erin Dennis, who teaches kindergarten at Morningside Elementary, was surprised during the campus’ morning assembly. Fo…

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Miles Mixon edged out Genevie Sheets 50.91 percent to 49.09 percent in the 2018 Republican primary Tuesday to become the next Moore County Commissioner, Precinct Two.  With no Democratic challenger in the general election in November, Mixon will automatically take office Jan. 1, 2019.  Sheet…

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AMARILLO – 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 l…

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These photos were taken during the Feb. 27 National Junior Honor Society induction ceremony at Sunray Middle School. Find additional photos and information in the March 4 print edition of the News-Press.

  • John Key, City/Features Editor
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Dumas High School student Robert Joseph Huff, 17, was arrested Friday, Feb. 16 and charged with making a terroristic threat, a third degree felony.  He is being held in the Moore County Jail on $1 million bond.   Huff was arrested by Dumas Independent School District Police Chief Larry Payne…

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Moore County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the whereabouts of a wanted individual.

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Dumas Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Mike Running said a lack of affordable housing for workers has become a significant issue for economic development in Moore County.

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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Feb. 9 lauded Congress’ passage of budget legislation that contains nearly $90 billion in hurricane and wildfire disaster relief funding for Texas, Florida, California and Puerto Rico.

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There is a new face in the newsroom at the Moore County News-Press. John Key, who previously worked as the outreach coordinator for Safe Place in Dumas, joined the staff on Friday as the paper’s city editor and features editor.

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MCHD's "Team Hope" was recognized earlier this weekas a Top Team for their efforts during the 2017 Relay for Life fundraiser.  Team members raised over $6,000 for the event and they were one of the top fund raising teams. Team members are Sandy Gore, Patsy Brown, Yolanda McCoy, Laura Vasquez…

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This week's Crime of the Week took place sometime on Dec. 23. According to Moore County Crime Stoppers Coordinator and Moore County Sheriff's Department Deputy Jace Delgado, unknown person(s) broke out the window at Terre's Jewelry in Guylane Plaza. Once inside, he says several pieces of pre…

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The House Select Committee on Opioids and Substance Abuse, a newly created select committee composed of 13 state representatives, and the House Committee on Public Health, a standing committee consisting of 11 state representatives, have much significant work to do during 2018.  These commit…

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Moore County Hospital District CEO Jeff Turner presents State Senator Kel Seliger with an endorsement check on behalf of the Texas Hospital Association for his work helping rural hospitals. The presentation was made during Seliger's recent visit to the Dumas Noon Lions Club.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is beginning enforcement efforts across the state focusing specifically on violations of the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law. These periodic enforcement operations by DPS Troopers are planned throughout the year at various locations in Texas, with …

  • Moore County Crime Stoppers
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A Moore County home was broken into on Jan. 18, and Moore County Crime Stoppers is seeking information on who may have committed the crime.

  • Courtesy of National Park Service
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FRITCH TX – Visitation to Lake Meredith National Recreation Area (LAMR) surpasses last year’s million plus visitors with a total of 1,329,076 visits in 2017. This is a 29.59% increase from the 1,025,613 visits in 2016 and a 59.86% increase over 2015. “Every time the lake level goes up, visit…

  • Courtesy of Window on the Plains Museum
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Four new directors were named at the annual membership meeting of Window on the Plains Museum at a January 22 meeting.  Left to right are Ben Maples, Jay Schuman, Jed Morton and Darren Stallwitz.

  • Ed Sterling, Texas Press Association
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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 17 extended for 30 days the state disaster declaration for counties affected by Hurricane Harvey, which pounded and flooded the Gulf Coast and moved deeply inland, spreading its destructive power. 

  • Glynda Pflug, Window on the Plains Museum
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Moore County farmer Eddie Stallwitz was recognized as a “Pioneer” by Texas Farm Bureau at a recent meeting in Frisco. 

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Dumas Independent School District’s Board of Trustees extended the contract of Monty Hysinger, superintendent, Monday evening. The action took place following an executive session that lasted over 90 minutes. During the closed session, the board was scheduled to conducted an  evaluation of t…

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The City of Dumas will conduct a General Election on Saturday, May 5 to elect two city commissioners — Place 1 and Place 2.

  • Courtesy of R.E.A.D.
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Retired Educators Association of Dumas, R.E.A.D., met Jan. 16 at Pecos Diamond Steak House. The program was given by Stephanie Crownover and her sons, Cole and Connor, about the Moore County Marlins swim organization which is associated with the USA Swim Team and the YMCA. The program began …