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Fri
18
Jan
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Dense, thick fog Wednesday morning

Dense, thick fog Wednesday morning literally shut down much of the traffic - but of course there were still plenty of wrecks to keep EMT, lawmen and volunteer firefighters busy - wouldn’t want them to get any serious time off  . .

 

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Thu
17
Jan
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Martin County Livestock Show opens at 9 am, Friday in Stanton

Martin County Livestock Show

MARTIN COUNTY - The annual Martin County Livestock Show begins next Thursday evening when animals are weighed and classified at the Martin County Community Center.

The show itself starts Friday morning with the lambs, goats, steers and heifers being shown during the day.

On Saturday, the swine show will take up most of the morning hours, giving participants, parents and volunteers time to prepare for the show’s banquet Saturday night, also at the community center.

Billy Dale Renfro of Ozona will judge the lambs and goats on Friday morning, with Gary Holder of Andrews coming in later in the day to judge the steers and heifers.

 

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Thu
23
Jan
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Commissioner’s race draws two candidatesforPrecinct1

MARTIN COUNTY: This week’s question and answer session features Kenny Stewart and Keith Petty. These two gentlemen are running for election for Martin County Commissioner Precinct 1.

Incumbent Stewart:

Why did you decide to run again?

I’ve invested 8 years of my life to being commissioner for Pct. 1. I am committed to the people and enjoy doing what is right by the tax payers. I want to continue to be the kind of person voters can depend on to take their concerns and questions and find answers and solutions, and grow our community with the future in mind.

 

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Thu
23
Jan
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Gone but not forgotten: Dillard inducted into TPA hall of fame

Gone but not forgotten: Dillard inducted into TPA hall of fame

GALVESTON - The late Bob Dillard, longtime publisher and editor of Jeff Davis County Mountain Dispatch and Martin County Messenger in Stanton, was inducted into the Texas Newspaper Foundation Hall of Fame over the weekend at the Texas Press Association 2020 Convention at Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center in Galveston.

Inductees have been credited with outstanding achievements and contributions to the newspaper industry and to their communities and were chosen in a selection committee meeting in November of 2019.

 

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Thu
23
Jan
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Harrell, Roberts, Dick, Johnson, McMorries take grand championships at Martin County Stock Show

Harrell, Roberts, Dick, Johnson, McMorries take grand championships at Martin County Stock Show

MARTIN COUNTY - Grand champions were crowned last Friday and Saturday at the annual Martin County Stock Show, a twoday event that culminated witht eh awards banquet Saturday night at the Martin County Community Center.

Quint Harell showed both the grand champion and reserve grand champion steers.

In the Lamb division, Jordan Roberts showed the grand champion and Stetson Foster exhibited the reserve grand champion.

Kyndal Dick showed the grand champion goat and Bailee Fisher had the reserve grand champion.

In the pig show on Saturday, the champion Hamp shown by Nayce McMorries was chosen grand champion while the reserve hamp exhibited by Kailynn Peugh was also the reserve grand champion.

 

 

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Thu
16
Jan
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Two candidates vie for sheriff’s seat

MARTIN COUNTY - Voters in Martin County will find three contested races on the Mar. 3 Primary ballot for Sheriff, Commissioner Pct. 1, and Commissioner Pct. 3. The Martin County Messenger put a series of questions to all six candidates and over the next three issues, will publish their answers.

This week’s edition will introduce the two candidates for Martin County Sheriff, incumbent Brad Ingram and candidate Randy Cozart.

Our questions and the candidates’ answers follow starting with incumbent Ingram:

Why did you decide to run again?

 

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Thu
16
Jan
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Snellgrove Enterpirses is numer one, again

Snellgrove Enterpirses is numer one, again
Snellgrove Enterpirses is numer one, again

STANTON – Most people don’t know where Stanton is other than being told it’s the little bump on Interstate 20 in West Texas, the small town between Midland and Big Spring, or the “Home of 3000 friendly people and a few old soreheads.

But over the past two years, Snellgrove Enterprises has earned the Snap-On Tools President’s Cup for being the top Multiple Franchise in the United States; making Stanton home to the best Snap-On dealer from coast to coast.

Thu
16
Jan
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Martin County Livestock Show opens at 9 am, Friday in Stanton

Martin County Livestock Show opens at 9 am, Friday in Stanton

MARTIN COUNTY - The annual Martin County Livestock Show begins this evening when animals are weighed and classified at the Martin County Community Center

The show itself starts Friday morning with the photo contest check-in, sheep, goats and then the cattle show.

There will be a photography contest will be Friday afternoon.

 

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Fri
10
Jan
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Texans have hundreds of new criminal laws go into effect with new year

Texans have hundreds of new criminal laws go into effect with new year

TEXAS – The 86th Texas Legislature introduced 7,324 bills and had 1,323 signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Several bills were effectively immediately or on Sept. 1 2019, but 820 became effective on Jan. 1, 2020.

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Fri
10
Jan
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Legislation changes the look of Retirement Plans in Texas

Legislation changes the look of Retirement Plans in Texas

MARTIN COUNTY - It might not have made the headlines, but a recently passed piece of legislation could affect the IRAs and 401(k)s of millions of Americans beginning in 2020. So, if you have either of these accounts, or if you run a business, you’ll want to learn more.

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