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Fri
16
Nov

Eligibility hearing ends without a motion to allow Burkhart to compete

RANKIN - Former Stanton sophomore Landon Burkhart remains ineligible to compete in high school athletics and will take his case, next, to the UIL in Austin later this fall.

A final decision could be made before the Christmas holidays, but for now Burkhart is not allowed to compete at Rankin, the latest school in his odyssey through West Texas this fall.

The youngest son of former Stanton teachers Jerry and Bonnie Burkhart, Landon was one of six people who testified Wednesday at a district hearing to determine his eligibility to compete in athletics for the Red Devils.

Along with his parents, who now teach at Rankin, Landon Burkhart gave testimony at a district meeting in Rankin Wednesday attended by the superintendents of the schools in Rankin’s basketball district - Grandfalls, Buena Vista, Sanderson and Marathon.

 

 

Fri
16
Nov

Junior Buffs play Nov. 17 for the crown

STANTON - In just the first year of competition for Stanton youth football members of the Stanton Varsity Junior Buffaloes will be playing for the Division II title of the Permian Basin Youth Football League.

The Varsity Junior Buffaloes consists of fifth and sixth graders - a bunch that has had an outastanding year, especially for the first time to compete against the big boys all over the Permian Basin.

The team has a 6-2 regular season record and defeated the Big Spring Predators and Pecos Eagles to make it to the Championship.

The boys will face the Howard County Broncos in the Championship game which will be played at Grande Stadium in Midland this Saturday, Nov. 17h at 6:30 pm.

 

 

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Fri
16
Nov

A well-oiled Midland man

A well-oiled Midland man got just over the county line into Martin County going down the wrong side of the interstate this week before he met a suburban head-on sending five people to the hospital, fortunately all with non-life threatening injuries.

 

 

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Fri
09
Nov

Former coach’s media blitz attempts to blame law enforcement for bail out

STANTON - A public relations blitz by a former Stanton coach and athletic director has created a lot of anger and for some misinformation in a number of West Texas communities, including Stanton.

Former Stanton Coach Jerry Burkhart has used the newspaper in San Angelo and a television station in Odessa to try and explain what he thinks happened in Stanton that caused his family to pull up right in the middle of the football season and leave Stanton and an athletic program full of kids who had bought into what he brought to town earlier this year.

Burkhart says the school district here is not at fault, but then attempts to throw the police department in Stanton under the bus for not taking more drastic actions against a student who Burkhart claims was bullying his son.

 

Fri
09
Nov

Two semi rigs got together and spilled sand and fluids

Two semi rigs got together and spilled sand and fluids all over Hwy. 349 Monday as the hits just keep coming all across Martin County and West Texas. These two both landed on their sides shutting down the highway for hours. Luckily no serious injuries. It was just one of several wrecks in the county this week.

 

 

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Fri
09
Nov

Kinda looks like spider man

Kinda looks like spider man climbing around in one of the fun venues for kids at the Fall Festival here recently. May feel more like winter than fall this week.

 

 

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Fri
02
Nov

Bale count finally gets started with three gins now working

WEST TEXAS - It clearly hass not been a good year in the cotton patch - planting rains didn’t happen for lots of folks and then it turned off hot and dry when a good rain would have been just what the doctor ordered.

One result is a bunch of empty fields - and now where there is cotton to be stripped, it’s been so wet folks can’t get into those fields to get what cotton therer is out.

Only three of the 10 gins the Martin County Messenger normally includes in the weekly bale count have anything yet to report.Robert Ornelas, P.E., the director of Transportation, Planning and Development for the TxDOT Odessa District explains the proposed changes to the east I-20 interchange to Cara Welch and Carlene Buchannan at Tuesday’s public meeting in Stanton. 

 

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Fri
02
Nov

Robert Ornelas

Robert Ornelas, P.E., the director of Transportation, Planning and Development for the TxDOT Odessa District explains the proposed changes to the east I-20 interchange to Cara Welch and Carlene Buchannan at Tuesday’s public meeting in Stanton. 

 

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Fri
02
Nov

It’s official: Burkharts hired at Rankin to teach and coach

RANKIN - It became official Monday night when the Rankin school board hired former Stanton Athletic Director Jerry Burkhart and his wife for the remainder of the current school year.

The Burkharts, who resigned in Stanton last week, have moved to school housing in Rankin and their son, Landon, a sophomore at both Stanton and Sterling City this fall, is now a student at Rankin.

The younger Burkhart had been the starting quarterback for the Stanton Buffaloes in this the first year for the Burkharts in Stanton. 

 

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Fri
02
Nov

Homecoming Queen

Maddy Baker and Jonathan Aguilar were crowned Homecoming Queen and King during ceremonies earlier this semester at Stanton High School

 

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