KDDD News 6-18-21 Dogie Days sets records

The numbers are in and Dogie Days proved to be one of the best, with revenues up 27% over 2019’s totals. Food and games, carnival rides and ticket sales we’re all up. The midway and the parade also saw increased attendance. Of course there wasn’t an event in 2020. Now the Dumas Noon Lions Club will do something they couldn’t last year, distribute the money to a large group of non profit agencies and groups.

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As the summer season gets underway, temperatures across the state continue to flirt with and surpass triple digits. After all, eyes have been on ERCOT since the winter storm and the same can be said about right now.

While much of the state continues to struggle with power, frustration is growing. But here in the Texas Panhandle, things seem to be looking good.

Xcel Energy spokesperson Wes Reeves said it is important to know the Texas Panhandle is on the Southwest Power Pool, which is different from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT.

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A major road project discussed for years, takes another step. Earlier this week, Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 1474 into law, establishing an I-27 Advisory Committee for the Ports-to-Plains Corridor.

Texas’ 86th Legislature approved a Ports-to-Plains feasibility study. Now, the I-27 Advisory Committee will continue a dialog with TxDOT for I-27 moving forward, thanks in part to State Rep. Four Price (R-Amarillo) and State Sen. Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo), who sponsored the legislation.

The expansion will be great for Dumas, and the entire Panhandle.