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Fri
22
Sep

Over a fifth of housing units to be shut down for badly-needed work

STANTON - Texans hit hard by Hurricane Harvey won’t be able to find federal housing in Stanton - at least not for three or four months.

Rumors have swirled that some of the empty units in Stanton’s federally-subsidized housing program might be made available to some of the hardest hit South Texans, many of whom lost everything when Harvey blew in from the Gulf and swamped so many towns along the Texas coast.

 

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Fri
22
Sep

State-of-the-art school facilities almost ready to go

STANTON - The end is in sight - at least most of the end can now be seen in the not-toodistant future.

The $40-plus million dollar bond proposal which has transformed Stanton’s aging schools into some of the most modern and state-of-the-art in West Texas is coming to a close.

By the end of this year, all of the projects could be history, with most of the work scheduled to be completed within the next several weeks.

 

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Fri
22
Sep

Martin County Food Pantry seeking some help with providing meals for area kids on the weekends

MARTIN COUNTY - The Martin County Food Pantry will once again supply eligible Stanton students free snack-type food for the weekends when they do not have access to the school luncheon program. The plan will start in October.

These weekend food items are ordered and supplied by the West Texas Food Bank in Odessa and delivered in bulk to Stanton’s Food Pantry, where they are sorted and placed in individual sacks for distribution the students.

 

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Fri
15
Sep

It’s been almost non-stop for law enforcement

It’s been almost non-stop for law enforcement, emergency techs and Martin County’s volunteer firefighters from Stanton and Lenorah, who have had wreck after wreck this week, including this one on I-20 east of Stanton Wednesday afternoon.

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Fri
15
Sep

A statue of St. Joseph

A statue of St. Joseph that once graced the original Catholic church in Stanton, has been given to the group renovating the Convent by Ernie Sanchez of Stanton. Rhonda Ireton accepted the gift from Sanchez for the Martin County Convent. She said he wanted to share this statute with everyone and decided to give it the convent for future installation in the restored Carmelite monastery building.

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Fri
15
Sep

Eric and Nikki Coronado of Stanton

Like Texans all over the world, Eric and Nikki Coronado of Stanton wasted no time in doing the right thing for their fellow Texans - the owners of EJ’s Cotton Pick’n Dive in Stanton put together huge loads of items to help the folks hit hardest by Hurricane Harvey.

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Fri
15
Sep

Mystery solved: constable resigns effective next Monday

MARTIN COUNTY - The mystery is solved.

On Thursday, Franklin Lavell Floyd delivered a letter of resignation to the Martin County Commissioners Court, making it official - he’s out of office next Monday.

In that letter, Floyd cited personal reasons for his decision to no longer serve in the post he was elected to last fall.

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Fri
15
Sep

Grady teachers, staff meet with bond pros Monday; public next to see plans Oct. 17

GRADY - Teachers, administrators and members of the Grady schools staff will spend Monday meeting with architects and construction company managers to go over plans, needs as well as hopes and dreams for the $35 million bond election school trustees have called for November.

Then on Oct. 17, the entire Grady community is invited to meet with school officials, teachers and both the architects and the construction managers who will be involved in the bond plans, should it pass in early November.

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Fri
08
Sep

Another wreck on Hwy 349

Another wreck on Hwy 349 and another driver airlifted to an area hospital. This one was over the weekend.

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Fri
08
Sep

Stanton Elementary students raised

Stanton Elementary students raised over $750 for the American Red Cross Association to help the Hurricane Harvey victims. See more pictures on page five of Grady and Stanton kids who game a small sonation to wear their hats all daty to help with Harvey.

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