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Thursday, November 14, 2019
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After a long and problematic drive to Canyon for the Lathrop Memorial Cross Country meet at WT, the Dumas Junior High and JV teams showed up in time to compete. Due to some bus issues, both the boys and girls junior high teams missed their races and had to compete...
The varsity boys and girls cross country team left Dumas early Friday morning to go compete on the state course in Round Rock at the McNeil Invitational, and compete they did. Both teams saw big improvements, and a few change-ups in their top runners.  The varsity girls team (paced by...
Above: Photo by Michael Keough The Dumas High School cross country team ran at the Lubbock Invitational this past weekend. We had some very positive finishes, but we also had our eyes opened to what we need to do before district and region if we want to make it out...

Bobcats edge Vega 17-16

Above: Photo by Angaleta Crenshaw The Sunray Bobcats played never-give-up-football Friday, defeating the Vega Longhorns 17-16. Sunray used up most of the first quarter with a 12-play drive, culminating with Luis Cadena kicking a 19-yard field goal to give Sunray a 3-0 lead. The Bobcat defense held Vega scoreless in the...
Above: Derek Ditto aims for a Raider take-down. Ditto tallied 14 tackles, 12 of them solos. The Demons broke a seven-year losing streak to the Randall Raiders on Friday, beating them with a solid 29-14. On paper, the match-up looked lopsided as the Demons entered the contest with a 3-0...

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This will be the third year for Feeding Dumas, Inc to host it's annual Thanksgiving dinner. The event was started in 2017 by Kathy Trayler of Dumas. She had a vision to feed people who were alone on Thanksgiving or those who were in need during the...
Above: Janet Garcia, left, and Adriana Vargas helped put up an Angel Tree at Shamrock Federal Credit Union, which will benefit the children under the guardianship of CASA 69. To many people, especially children, a Christmas tree is a symbol of a season of giving. For too many children, though,...
Above: Sunray High School Senior Corbin Melton is sworn into the U.S. Army on Thursday. He'll leave for boot camp after graduation. Corbin Melton understands Army life will be a tad different than the one he’s known in Dumas and Sunray, so he’s preparing for it. He recently told his...
You might never want to touch a microwave or refrigerator door handle again in the break room without blasting it with a blowtorch and then donning gloves just in case some bacteria with impenetrable armor survived the purging. Those surfaces are among the nastiest according to a study by...
Above: My grandmother, Maria Silva Ramos Vidaurri, center; my aunt Antonia, left, and my mother, Victoria Ramos. My grandmother was the kind of woman who could pour coffee with one hand and shoot a snake out of a tree with the other. I miss her deeply. She died in 1995, 14 years...
A few years ago I was living and working in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. I lived four hours south of Cancun, eight miles from the Belize border. My house was on the beach, about 100 feet from the Caribbean's turquoise waters, and it was off the grid. Electricity came from...

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