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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
12
Dec
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Area gins closing in on 250,000 bales

WEST TEXAS - Gin trucks are running day and night as more modules are stacked up on area gin yards.

And with more cotton comes higher bales number as area gins are poised to break the 250,000 bale barrier today.

As of Wednesday, the number stood just a few thousand shy of the mark.

 

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Thu
12
Dec
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EPA announces revised decision for coyote killing bomb

WEST TEXAS — The Trump administration today announced it will reauthorize use of sodium cyanide in wildlife-killing devices called M-44s. These “cyanide bombs” received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency despite cries they inhumanely and indiscriminately killing thousands of animals every year. and that they have also injured people.

The EPA allows use of the devices by Wildlife Services, the animal-killing program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The EPA also authorizes M-44 use by state agencies in South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico and Texas.

A federal court recently approved a ban on M-44 use by Wildlife Services across more than 10 million acres of public land in Wyoming. The Wyoming ban is as part of an agreement resulting from a lawsuit brought by the Center and other wildlife advocacy groups.

 

Thu
12
Dec
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Keep your eyes wide open this time of year

Keep your eyes wide open this time of year

MARTIN COUNTY - It’s that time of year again! And if it ain’t nailed down, the odds are pretty good there’s somebody out there lurking around with a brilliant criminal mind plotting to steal your stuff.

There’s gifts to buy and all that holiday dope to pay for - so why not take somebody else’s stuff to help pay the bills?

Unfortunately, both the Martin County Sheriff’s Office and Stanton Police Department have to clean up the mess - and eventually they’ll nab the culprits.

 

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Thu
05
Dec
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No new hats for Martin County races

MARTIN COUNTY - Even with the filing deadline of Dec. 9 looming, no new hats have been thrown into the Martin County political ring. Just like last week, the only filers are the five incumbents seeking re-election. For more information from the party chairs contact: Democratic chair Glenn Maxey at 512-656-6337; 

 

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Thu
05
Dec
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Prostitute turns trick, then turns him over to police

Prostitute turns trick, then turns him over to police

STANTON - The Stanton street walker from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex that made headlines in early November has helped send another criminal to jail.

After being detained and questioned about her event filled afternoon at a Stanton residence, the unnamed prostitute provided investigators with enough information to get an arrest warrant for John Gene Mitchell, 55 of Stanton.

Mitchell was charged with solicitation of prostitution, a class B misdemeanor.

 

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Thu
05
Dec
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Dim-witted criminals catch extra charges

Dim-witted criminals catch extra charges

MARTIN COUNTY - A pair of ignorant dimwits just picked up extra charges after losing their tempers with Martin County Sheriff’s Office officials.

Since Felix Nosa Omoruyi was booked into the Martin County Jail on Nov. 5 following his infamous hunt, he has been a less than model inmate.

He has had a poor at titude and cannot get along with the other inmates so he was removed from general population and placed in his own cell.

“The other day he got upset because his request for more food was denied,” stated Martin County Chief Deputy Ernie Wakefield. “He then proceeded to do $5000 worth of damage to his cell. When the deputy and jailer entered his cell to move him to the punishment cell, he physically resisted which resulted in him getting tased and placed in the violent cell.”

 

Wed
27
Nov
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Cotton numbers top 180,00 ahead of turkey holiday

WEST TEXAS - Cotton bale numbers from area gins continue to climb but are expected to slow down a little this week due to the Thanksgiving holidays.

 

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Wed
27
Nov
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Dogs euthanized after attacking child

STANTON - A "thorough investigation and hearing" into a dog attack on a young Stanton boy earlier this month has been completed by the local police department and justice of the peace.

Stanton Chief of Police Joe Bob Morales confirmed that the two dogs involved in the attack were euthanized after the owners relinquished them to city officials due to the animals causing bodily injury to a child.

The attack occurred Nov. 8 when David Taylor, 7, and his cousin Josiah Hall, 9, were taking out the trash.

 

 

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