According to an announcement from the Dumas ISD Superintendent, during Monday night’s Board meeting Dumas ISD voted unanimously to discontinue the face mask requirement.
This decision, said the District, will go into effect on Thursday, March 11. All other TEA, UIL, and District regulations and practices to control the COVID-19 spread will remain in place, said the announcement.
The announcement continued to state that DISD reserves the right to require a face mask at school facilities and school events if there is a sustained escalation of COVID-19 cases within the public schools and community
A man is dead after a shooting in Dumas over the weekend. The Dumas Police Department says officers responded to a domestic violence call around 10:30 a.m. on March 6 at a home near North Meredith Avenue and North 3rd Street.
Police say they found Johnny Villegas with a gunshot wound. He was taken to Northwest Texas Hospital where he later died.
Police say they do not believe the public is in danger at this time. No arrests have been made.
One person is facing charges after deputies in Moore County found a person dead in the roadway on U.S. Highway 287.
The Moore County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to a call of a body in the roadway on Saturday, Feb. 27. Deputies identified the person as Elizabeth Loera Lujan.
Officials say her injuries appeared consistent with falling out of a car. Deputies then contacted the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division and a full investigation began.
The Texas Rangers, DPS and 69th District Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation. Officials then arrested Chadrick Lujan for manslaughter and booked him into the Moore County Jail.
Moore County Crime Stoppers honors our local law enforcement officers by having an officer of the month. Each month, the Board of Crime Stoppers will randomly select a local Law Enforcement Officer from one of our 5 agencies in Moore County to be the Officer of the Month. They then post the officer of the month info on their Facebook page and website.
The officer for the month of March is Officer Dennis Moore with the Sunray Police Department. Officer Moore has been in law enforcement for 15 years. He graduated from the Panhandle Regional Academy at Amarillo College.