Two confirmed dead after Tuesday crash
Meredith Laurent/News-Press
The Texas Department of Public Safety has confirmed both the driver of a Ford Ranger pickup and passenger in that vehicle died as a result of a collision with a tractor-trailer Tuesday evening just north of Dumas at the intersection of FM 119 and FM 2203. No names have been released by the DPS.

SH 152 receiving much-needed repairs
Meredith Laurent/News-Press
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is set to begin a $12.8 million project next week to make roadway improvements to more than 18 miles of SH 152 in Moore County, from the Dumas city limits to the Hutchinson County line. Work is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 29, at the Dumas end of the project limits. The projectís completion date is scheduled for spring 2017. Find more on this topic in the Sunday, June 26, print edition of the News-Press.

Moore County men plead guilty
Two men from Moore County, Texas have pleaded guilty to federal offenses stemming from their respective roles in trafficking major quantities of marijuana, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Wreck near 1st and Maddox

Emergency responders were on the scene of a traffic accident on E. 1st Street in Dumas Wednesday morning. Traffic in the westbound lanes was slowed while debris was removed from the roadway. Find more details in our upcoming weekend print edition.

Local ranching event scheduled June 28 in Dumas†
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host a ranch gathering Tues. June 28 at the Moore County Community Building in Dumas. Registration will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by a complimentary beef dinner.†The event is free and open to the public.†

For second year, Texas will not borrow to meet cash flow needs
Sound fiscal management, conservative budgeting and responsible stewardship of the stateís Economic Stabilization Fund (ESF) will allow the state to manage cash-flow challenges without issuing Texas Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes for fiscal 2017.

Palo Duro River Authority meets Tuesday
The Palo Duro River Authority meets Tuesday, June 14, at 2 p.m. at the PDRA Office. Among the items on the agenda is a response to the Sunset Commission regarding its recent initial recommendations. Also on the agenda is an update relating to the attorney general's opinion about the regulation of firearms on river authority parklands.

Dogie Days is underway!
Michael Wright/News-Press

Dogie Days is underway in Dumas. The event takes place June 8-11 at McDade Park. Midway is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 6 p.m. and the fun begins at noon on Saturday. There will also be the Dogie Days parade beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday along Dumas Ave. The photo above was taken during Thursday's barbecue at McDade Park.

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