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Fri
06
Jan

Three camps being set up to protest fracking, drilling

by David Hunn 

Pipeline and drilling opponents will open three camps in the high desert north of Big Bend National Park over the next week or so, hoping to attract hundreds of protesters to West Texas to block a pipeline and the development of recently discovered oil and gas fields. The organizers aim to follow the example of the hundreds of people who traveled to North Dakota, camping out and demonstrating for months to stop–at least for now–the completion of the Dakota Access pipeline, which would have carried oil from the Bakken Shale in North Dakota to Midwestern pipeline networks that connect to the Gulf Coast refineries.

The Obama administration decided not to grant the permit needed to finish the project; the incoming Trump administration, however, has pledged to give the pipeline the green light.

Fri
30
Dec

12 Martin County 4-H members

At the Dec. 15 4-H meeting, 12 Martin County 4-H members filled grocery bags for the Martin County Community Fund Food Pantry Food for Kids program which provides bags of non-perishable conveniently packaged food to selected students over the weekends.

Thu
22
Dec

Stanton’s Primary Utility Services Company

Stanton’s Primary Utility Services Company recently honored employees for five years of service to the company.Le f t to right are Anthony Molina, Guillermo Ortiz Jr. and Adan Valerio.

 

 

Fri
09
Dec

Halfmann family wins state farm, ranch award

SAN ANTONIO - Out in West Texas, one farming couple has planted their roots deep in the soil. And the desire to succeed has paid off for Marcus and Amy Halfmann of Garden City. The couple was named the winners of the 2016 Texas Farm Bureau Outstanding Young Farmer & Rancher competition at TFB’s Annual Meeting in San Antonio.

“The Halfmanns have great passion and determination,” TFB President Russell Boening said. “The challenges of farming can be daunting, especially for young farmers, but it hasn’t stopped Marcus and Amy. They’re not afraid of hard work.”

Fri
09
Dec

Martin County 4-H members, James McDaniel and Daniel Wickler, participated in the District 6 4-H Food Show Dec. 3, in Monahans

Martin County 4-H members, James McDaniel and Daniel Wickler, participated in the District 6 4-H Food Show Dec. 3, in Monahans. More than 50 4-Hers from across the district competed. James and Daniel had to deliver presentations about MyPlate, daily nutritional needs, and food safety along with the nutritional value and preparation steps of their recipes, and then the judges asked them additional questions and were served a portion of the dish.

Fri
02
Dec

Decline in consumer meat consumption not music to ranchers’ ears

WEST TEXAS - A 14 percent decline in U.S. consumer meat consumption over the past decade has caused alarm with one Texas A&M AgriLife scientist who warns the effects could be dire for overall human health and child development - not to mention the backbone of West Texas agriculture - the cattle business.

Dr. Guoyao Wu, distinguished professor in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University, said U.S. consumers have been overwhelmed with misinformation about protein and fats in meats, which in turn has led to many consuming less meat or no meat at all.

“Obesity rates have gone up the last 20 years, while consumption of meat has declined,” Wu said. “So I don’t believe that we can blame obesity on eating meat. Rather I think excessive portion sizes and lack of exercise are more likely the causes of obesity.”

 

Fri
02
Dec

Everything Delicious Bakery and Gifts

Everything Delicious Bakery and Gifts is no longer bound by the city limits of Stanton. The young business, owned by Domingo and Vanessa Silva, has expanded and is now having its cupcakes featured in two new Kent Kwik stores in Midland and will also have a couple flavors available at the Tarzan Grill in Tarzan.

 

Thu
24
Nov

Lyon named to academic all-state list

AUSTIN - The Texas Girls Coaches Association honors athletes in cross country for Academic All-State in all six conferences. Athletes must have a 94 or above grade point average for years 9-11, must be a graduating senior, and must be a team member in good standing. Member coaches nominate their senior athletes and if they meet the criteria, they are selected and honored. The head varsity cross country coach must be a member of TGCA by November 1 of the school year to be eligible to nominate athletes or support staff for Academic All-State honors. In Class A, just 11 athletes from across the state were chosen for this honor. One of those selected for the special honor was Destiny Lyon of Grady High School. Lyon was coached and nominated by Jacinda Langen.
 
Thu
24
Nov

Grady Elementary and Junior High UIL

Grady Elementary and Junior High UIL teams are both district champions, for the second consecutive year, with over 80 students competing in academic competitions and speaking events. Elementary students beat O’Donnell by six points. The junior high team dominated everyone from start to finish racking up 1,193 points, with their closest competition scoring only 763.
 
Fri
18
Nov

Martin County 4-H’s

Martin County 4-H’s very own Daniel Wickler participated in the statewide 4-H Jr. Leadership Retreat last weekend at the Texas 4-H Center at Lake Brownwood. During his two-night stay at the 4-H Center, he participated in a wide variety of activities and experiences such as teambuilding, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) workshops, leadership development, food challenge contest and dancing.

 

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