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Fri
18
Jan
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Dense, thick fog Wednesday morning

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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

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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
02
Apr
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Serving Stanton, Lenorah, Tarzan & all of Martin County

Serving Stanton, Lenorah, Tarzan & all of Martin County

The Stanton post office is not under construction, rather the employees are taking all the possible precautions to stay safe while continuing to serve the residents of Stanton and Martin County.

 

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Thu
02
Apr
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Railroad commission explains oil oversupply, worldwide production needs to decrease now

WEST TEXAS - Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton held a webinar on Wednesday, sharing data on the discrepancy between oil demand and oil supply after major Permian Basin oil and gas producers Parsley Energy and Pioneer Natural Resources asked the Railroad Commission to hold an emergency market demand hearing.

Sitton says the current market features the greatest oversupply in the history of the oil and gas industry.

“The market is 21 percent oversupplied,” Sitton said. “That is almost ten times the amount we’ve seen in the last 40 years. The most it was ever over-supplied or under-supplied was during the Middle East Oil Embargo, where it got up to six percent.”

 

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Thu
02
Apr
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Gov. Abbott extends coronavirus school closures till May 4

MARTIN COUNTY – Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday sought to get Texans to stay at home for the next month to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, issuing an order that says they must “minimize” social gatherings and in-person contact with people outside their homes unless they are taking part in “essential” services and activities. He also announced that schools would remain closed until at least May 4.

The decision brings Texas more in line with states that have implemented shelter-in-place — or stay-athome — orders to fight the spread, but Abbott declined to characterize his latest order that way, arguing those terms leave the wrong impression. He wants Texans to know they can still leave their homes to do things such as go to the grocery store or go for a jog.

 

Fri
27
Mar
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City Hall closes to the public

Mr, Inman and Stanton Middle School Principal Mrs. Ruiz, check out a calculator to a student on Wednesday morning. They also checked out Chrome books last week and this week to students that needed them.

STANTON - City Hall in Stanton has closed its doors to the public until further notice.

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Fri
27
Mar
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Fixin’ to Happen

GRADY - Grady ISD is a week late to the party as students are just returning from spring break.

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Thu
26
Mar
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Martin County Senior Citizens Center now offering drive through service

Martin County Senior Citizens Center now offering drive through service

STANTON - On Monday the Martin County Senior Citizens Center started offering a drive through pick up service for the daily lunch meal they offer. To help prevent the possible spred of the COVID-19 virus the dining area will be closed until further notice but Martin County Seniors can now choose to pick up thier lunches or have them delivered. Seniors are asked to call the Center at 432-756-2791 in advance to reserve their plate. Seniors are asked for a $3 donation for thier meal.

The Center usually delivers about 40 meals each weekday for the noon meal and has added several more deliveries to that count this week. The pick up hour for those choosing the drive through option is between 11:30 & 12:30 each day. Those picking up meals are asked to enter the parking lot from Broadway and circle into the alley behind the building on the West end, pick up at the back door of the building, and then exit the alley going East.

Thu
26
Mar
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Early morning drunk hits, kills elderly pedestrian

HOWARD COUNTY - An early morning accident led to the death of an elderly Big Spring man.

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Thu
26
Mar
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How much will market volatility really affect you?

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

There’s no way to sugarcoat it: If you’re an investor, you haven’t liked what you’ve seen in the financial markets recently. The effects of the coronavirus triggered a market “correction” – a decline of 10 percent or more – and more volatility is almost certainly on the way. But instead of fretting over your investment statements, you could consider some more positive approaches to this situation.

 

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