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The Dumas and Sunray Independent School District bond elections took place on November 5, but the outcome has yet to be certified as of Tuesday, November 12, according to Moore County Clerk Brenda McKanna.  McKanna said she was having to wait for investigations into the eligibility of severa…

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Panhandle Community Services (PCS) has moved from their old offices on 5th Street across from Texan Sky Credit Union to new offices in Ad Rem Town Center I at 801 South Bliss Avenue, Suite 101 B, in Dumas.  According to Alma Borunda, program specialist in the Dumas office, all of the service…

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"We have an incredible wealth of knowledge about military life.  We were all senior non-commissioned officers while we were in, and we have had to deal with a lot of issues," said Randy Willmon, retired U.S. Army Sergeant First Class.  Willmon is one of three "veteran navigators" working to …

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When Caroline Alexander was born on November 11, 1919, fighting in the First World War had been over for exactly a year to the day.  Woodrow Wilson was president.  The last veteran of World War I died in 2012.  But Alexander?  "I just keep on keeping on," she said last Friday.  Though her 10…

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Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center Executive Director Monica Sullivan was present Monday as Keith Christie changed the locks on the old building at 215 East 5th Street that until recently housed Panhandle Community Services and the Moore County Food Bank and more than fifty years ago was the…

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Last week, Sheila Haltom gave Panhandle Children's Foundation (PCF) $8,000 of the money that was left over after the closing of the Moore County Food Pantry, an organization she and her late husband, John, ran for many years.  "He was one of the founders of Panhandle Children's Foundation.  …

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From airports to government buildings and schools, walking through metal detectors has become a common part of contemporary life.  On Thursday, Dumas High School (DHS) Principal Brett Beesley, Assistant Principal Janice Ruzowski,  Dumas Independent School District (DISD) Police Department Ch…

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About 40 Girl Scouts, Brownies, and adult volunteers from troops across the county came together Tuesday evening in the Moore County Girl's Center in Dumas to celebrate the October 31, 1860, birthday of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts of the USA.  

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"We are about changing the traffic dynamics.  We don't want any more of those crashes," said LaViza Matthews of the Texas Department of Transportation.  She was in Dumas on Tuesday to award two grants to the Moore County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) that will help deputies increase patrolling of …

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Motorists driving on the south end of Dumas Avenue in the evening this past week have, no doubt, seen that there is a new LED sign in front of the Dumas/Moore County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center.  It is bright.  "We are very excited and hope it will be an asset to the community," s…

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Member of the Dumas Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) Board of Directors, Pat Sims, presented a check for $2,200 Thursday to Kinsey Bellar, kindergarten teacher at Green Acres Elementary School and head of Storybridge Dumas, an organization dedicated to promoting literacy by providing …

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Member of the Dumas Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) Board of Directors David Swinford presented a $1600 Community Grant check to Doel Cordero, president of Moore County Development, Inc. Tuesday in the organization's new office at 210 East 7th Street in Dumas.  The money is to cover …

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October is  National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Every year, the Texas Council on Family Violence releases a report entitled "Honoring Texas Victims" that gives the latest available statistics for domestic violence or "intimate partner" killings and a brief narrative of the events su…

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"There was already a line of people outside waiting when we opened up this morning," said Moore County Hospital District (MCHD) Chief Executive Officer Jeff Turner.  Between 800 and 900 people braved the unseasonably cold weather Friday morning and made it to the Moore County Community Build…

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"One thing I want to stress is the privacy of the ballot," said Moore County Clerk Brenda McKanna.  "No one will know how you voted.  A lot of people think that other people will be able to find out how they voted.  That is not the case.  Whether or not you voted is public information.  How …

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Every year in May the Dumas High School (DHS) Art Club holds an art festival in conjunction with The Art Center in Dumas.  Children of all ages participate and show their work.  The club awards cash prizes to the best works in several categories.  In addition, the club awards scholarships to…

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"This is going to be awesome," said Moore County Health Foundation (MCHF) Executive Director Kathie Fuston.  The Health Foundation is holding a "Dino Dash" dinosaur race on Saturday, October 19 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Santa Rita Equestrian Training Facility at 4-Way to raise funds for…

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A downtown brew pub for Dumas moved closer to becoming reality Tuesday, when a quorum of Dumas City Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a request by J. L. Wiswell to rezone the former Phillips and Son building at 102 East 7th Street from retail (H) to special use (SP), so that Wiswell…

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Emma Preston was the center of attention Sunday afternoon.  Relatives, friends, and complete strangers came together to give the six-year-old girl a parade.  Moore County Sheriff's Office deputies, police officers from Dumas, Cactus, and the Dumas Independent School District (DISD), emergenc…

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One hundred nine bicyclists rode through the Texas Panhandle Saturday to raise money to support the programs of the Moore County YMCA.  It was the Texas Tumbleweed 100.  The riders covered distances from 12 miles to 100 miles.  When the riders began at 8:00 am, it looked like they might have…

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Safe Place, Inc., the domestic violence shelter and sexual assault crisis center in Dumas, has reopened, according to Board of Directors President Michael Barr.  As of Monday, the shelter has one resident and is open for business.  Barr says the agency is now able to offer all of the service…

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The Window on the Plains Museum/The Art Center parking lot was filled to overflowing Saturday as the museum and art center celebrated Museum Day 2019.  Over 500 Moore County residents and visitors from as far away as Germany, New Jersey, Georgia, Colorado, Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and …

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Representatives of five local non-profit groups faced 69th District Attorney David Green in the third-floor district courtroom of the Moore County Courthouse Friday.  Unlike most people who find themselves in that situation, they were not there to pick a jury or go on trial.  This was a much…

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Fourth grade students at Sunset Elementary School sat attentively and listened Wednesday as elementary school counselor Tonie Crawford read the story, "The Invisible Boy," about a child, Bryan, who does not get picked for games and spends his time at school in social isolation.  Another char…

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"We need to get a better count of every part of Moore County … ," said Moore County Judge Rowdy Rhoades.  He is putting together a group of county residents who will represent all of the different communities in the county.  It will be called the Complete Count Committee, and it will work to…

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More than 100 bicyclists are ready to ride on Saturday, September 28, to raise money to support programs of the Moore County YMCA, according to Susan Riseling, coordinator for Saturday's activities.  It is called the Texas Tumbleweed 100, and this year will be the seventh year that bicyclist…

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When Moore County voters go to the polls Nov. 5 to vote on 10 amendments to the state constitution and bond initiatives for the Dumas and Sunray Independent School Districts, they will be voting on new machines that are a little different from the machines they have used in past elections.  …

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"The flag at the front of our school building is at half-mast in honor of those individuals who went into that fire, who stood up in that plane and said, 'Let's roll.'  In their honor we are here today," said Dumas Junior High School (DJHS) teacher Kevin Smith Wednesday to a crowd gathered a…

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As part of its effort to promote business and help revitalize the downtown area of Dumas, the Dumas Downtown Association will be hosting a sidewalk sale Saturday, September 14, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm around the courthouse square and on Dumas Avenue.  "We are going to have bargains and sale…

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The Dumas Police Department (DPD) intends to put a stop to drag racing in the parking lot of McDade Park and the surrounding streets, according to Motor Officer Allen Garland.  "They will be charged with the appropriate offense, whether it is racing or reckless driving.  If they are caught r…

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"We want you to know that we here are grateful … we do value your service, and we thank you," said Valero McKee Refinery Plant Manager Lauren Bird.  He was speaking Monday at a reception in the administration building of the refinery for the five veterans that the company is sponsoring on an…

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"We did get to see the moving Vietnam Wall, when it was in Louisiana," said Rose Dean, whose husband, Allen, is a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War.  "There were some names of guys my husband knew on it.  He took a piece of paper and pencilled off their names."    

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SUNRAY — The Sunray ISD Board of Trustees has set their sights upon developing a state of the art Career and Technical Education Facility that will not only meet the needs of the students of Sunray ISD, but also be established to meet the needs of the adults within the community by offering …

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After an almost 17-year hiatus, a familiar face is returning to the Dumas Independent School District Police Department.

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Two units of the Dumas Fire Department responded to a blaze in a semi truck Wednesday in the 1600 block of Dumas Avenue, directly in front of a Valero gas station and Toot 'n Totum convenience store.  According to Captain Galen Davis of the Dumas Fire Department, the call came in of a truck …

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Early voting by mail has begun for the November 5, 2019 joint election.  On the ballot will be 10 amendments to the state constitution and bond measures from the Dumas and Sunray Independent School Districts.  According to Moore County Clerk Brenda McKanna, whose office is carrying out the e…

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Dumas Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) Board of Directors President Shawn Frische presented a Community Grant check for $3980.89 to Dumas Education and Social Ministries Board of Directors President Lisa Hatley Thursday in the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church Pastoral Center in D…

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The Dumas office of CASA 69 will close as of September 1, but Moore County clients of the organization will still be able to receive help, according to CASA 69 Executive Director Evinn Wyatt.  "We will continue to serve Moore County … this will not affect services," she said.  

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"I think it is going to be a fun time," said David Riggins, who, along with his wife, Carolyn, runs Talon Point Retreat for the Panhandle Children's Foundation (PCF).  He was talking about the 16th annual Hogs at the Point motorcycle rally and barbecue cook off that starts at 8:00 am Saturda…

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Fire fighters from Dumas and Cactus fought to save a burning house five miles south of Cactus off US 287 Monday.  Despite their efforts, the building was a total loss. 

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"We are so excited by what is happening in Moore County … we are blessed beyond measure," said Moore County Hospital District (MCHD) Chief Executive Officer Jeff Turner Saturday evening in the Hacienda Garcia Event Center before a crowd of more than 200 donors to the 2019 Moore County Hospit…

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One man died and three people were injured in an accident involving a red 2016 Volvo   semi truck. The accident took place on Friday, Aug. 16, at 9:30 p.m.

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"I don't know why, but this was probably the smoothest first day we have ever had," said Dumas Independent School District Director of Operations Eddie Crossland.  On Wednesday, students headed back to class for the start of the 2019-2020 school year.  Summer for them is officially over.  Su…

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"What you have done in this community is remarkable," said Curt Langford, incoming Texas Tech University Alumni Association Chief Executive Officer.  "This is a wonderful reinvestment in Tech and in your own community."  Langford was in Dumas Thursday evening with Guy Loneragan, acting dean …

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"We encourage people to come on out, have fun, and support the rodeo," said Michael Running, president of the Cowboy Classic Rodeo Association (CCRA).  The annual Cowboy Classic Rodeo is set to take place August 16-17 in the Baer-Record Rodeo Arena in Dumas.  

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Safe Place, Inc. Board of Directors President Michael Barr says Safe Place, Inc. is looking to hire six part-time shelter advocates and one crisis intervention advocate in preparation for reopening the shelter.  The shelter has been closed since June when the state, federal, and private agen…