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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
07
Nov
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Compress fire continues smoking four days later

Compress fire continues smoking four days later

STANTON - A fire that continues to smolder at Farmers Cooperative Compress in Stanton has destroyed one building and millions worth of ginned cotton. The fire was reported around 6 p.m. Sunday and resulted in the response of firefighters from Martin County Volunteer Fire Department and Lenorah Volunteer Fire Department. Once the facilities fire suppression system kicked in, the blaze appeared to be knocked down and under control allowing the fire crews to return home. But at 1 a.m.

 

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Thu
07
Nov
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Hunt for hoe lands DeSoto man in jail

Hunt for hoe lands DeSoto man in jail

STANTON - A DeSoto “business man” had his stay in Stanton extended following a confrontation with a local home owner while looking for his “employee.”

Felix Nosa Omoruyi, 32, made the trip from DeSoto with a female companion in hopes of setting up several dates in and around Martin County.

The duo utilized the internet and social media sites to advertise her services.

Omoruyi apparently misunderstood the address where he was supposed to pick up his companion following an appointment.

He pulled up to a residence just north of Stanton and walked through the front door without hesitation.

 

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Thu
07
Nov
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Highly publicized Prop. 4 passes with flying colors

TEXAS - On Nov. 5, Texas voters took to the polls to decide on 10 proposed amendments to the state Constitution.

Texans approved nine amendments, including a proposal making it harder for future lawmakers to enact a personal income tax and a proposal concerning bonds for cancer research. Voters rejected one amendment.

Proposition 1 - Rejected (65%)

Allowing selected municipal court judges to serve multiple municipalities at the same time. Currently, only appointed municipal court judges — who make up more than 95% of the state's municipal court judges, according to the House Research Organization — can serve multiple jurisdictions at the same time.

 

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Fri
01
Nov
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Voting numbers pass 100 ahead of election day

MARTIN COUNTY - Voting numbers in Martin County are way down from last years record totals with close to 200 having voted at presstime Thursday.

Those kinds of numbers are possibly due to the ballot containing 10 constitutional amendments no local contested races.

Some Martin County residents that reside in the Midland City limits will be casting votes for City of Midland Mayor.

Early voting at the Election Administrator's office, 110 W School in Stanton, continues today and Friday from 8-5 with the office closed for lunch.

Next Tuesday, on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., voting precincts 1, 2, 3 and 4 will vote at the Martin County Community Center while voting precincts 3A and 4A will vote at Grady ISD Administration Building.

 

Fri
01
Nov
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New county hospital needs more rooms

STANTON - It may be hard for some to believe but Martin County’s new hospital clinic is already in need of more rooms.

The Martin County Hospital District opened the doors to the new facilities located on Interstate 20 in May of 2012.

Since then, the district has hired five new doctors - Robin Alverado, Calvin Cargill, Melencio Juan, Megan Chandler, Linda Wiebe - that are having to share 14 exam rooms. And with a new surgeon set to join the staff shortly, the already crunched space is about to get tighter.

Hospital board members approved the addition of just over 20,000 square feet to be added to the clinic which should add close to 14 more exam rooms.

Construction is expected to start in late March to early April of 2020 and should be completed in 12 months. Once the new addition is completed the old clinic will be remodeled to match the new construction’s specifications.

 

Fri
01
Nov
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Serving Stanton, Lenorah, Tarzan and all of Martin County

Serving Stanton, Lenorah, Tarzan and all of Martin County
Serving Stanton, Lenorah, Tarzan and all of Martin County

Haydn Burge was crowned the 2019 Grady Homecoming Queen during Friday’s homecoming game against Sands. She was escorted by her father Jimmy Burge.

 

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Thu
24
Oct
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Grady Homecoming Queen Nominees

Grady Homecoming Queen Nominees

Cristina Dyck is the 17 -year-old senior daughter of Abe and Tina Dyck.

She participates in UIL, one-act play, track, cheerleading, National Honor Society and Student Council. Cristina’s hobbies include baking, watching Netflix, crafting, organizing, and playing with her nieces and nephews.

Upon graduation, Cristina will be attending Texas Tech University as an English education major. She hopes to become a junior high English teacher.

She will be escorted by her father, Abe Dyck. Raina Short is the 16 -year-old junior daughter of Chris and Latricia Short.

 

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Thu
24
Oct
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Morales named new Stanton Chief of Police

Morales named new Stanton Chief of Police

STANTON - The Stanton City Council appointed Joe Bob Morales as the new Chief of Police of the Stanton Policed Department at 7 a.m. Monday morning.

The position was announced to be vacated when Fred Schroyer gave his verbal resignation during executive session at the regular monthly council meeting last Tuesday.

City council members accepted the resignation on Monday and interviewed Morales as well as Stanton Police Department Sergeant Lance Smith before unanimously appointing Morales the new chief.

“Joe Bob and Lance were great candidates and both qualified for the job, we decided the candidate with more experience was the better choice,” said City of Stanton councilman Danny Fryar.

 

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