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Fri
17
Nov

Burned out truck had been stolen; man arrested here

MARTIN COUNTY - A 45- year-old Stanton man is in jail following his arrest this week for the alleged theft of two vehicles from a Martin County farm.

Martin Ramos, 45 of Stanton, was jailed this week following an investigation after the two vehicles were stolen during a recent rampage of vehicle and equipment thefts from area farms and oilfield locations.

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Fri
17
Nov

Sarah Deleon

Sarah Deleon, a Grady senior, was crowned 2017 Homecoming Queen Friday night during the Grady- Wellman Union football game. She was escorted by her dad, Marc Deleon.

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Fri
17
Nov

Traffic stacks up day and night all along the interstate on the west end of Stanton

Traffic stacks up day and night all along the interstate on the west end of Stanton where crews are doing major work to the bridge near the Stanton Co-op. Numerous wrecks - almost daily have created issues for emergency rescue crews and volunteer firefighters from both Stanton and Lenorah. Work will continue for several months.

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Fri
17
Nov

Filing starts off slowly here

MARTIN COUNTY - Filing began this week for Martin County offices and little activity kicked off the first week.

The deadline to file for the 2018 election cycle is 6 pm, Dec. 11 to be placed on the ballots for party primaries in March.

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Fri
17
Nov

Geologists study uranium deposits in Martin County

MARTIN and HOWARD COUNTIES - Just when it might not seem like roads could get any more packed with oilfield and farm traffic, something new has popped up - uranium in Martin County.

Just how much is still the subject of more studies, but known deposits of the mineral have been acknowledged by the United State Geological Survey.

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Fri
10
Nov

2017 Grady Homecoming Queen Nominees

The 2017 Grady Homecoming queen will be crowned during Friday night’s festivities and football game with Wellman at Tunnell Field.

Sarah Deleon (left) is the daughter of Marc Deleon and Jessica Arrendondo. She participates in cross country, cheerleading, basketball, tennis, pole vaulting, and FFA.

Haydn Burge (right) is the daughter of Elizabeth and Jimmy Burge. She participates in basketball, cheerleading, cross country, track, one-act play, UIL academics, and dance.

Julianna Jimenez (left) is the daughter of Estela Jimenez and Jose Jimenez. She participates in basketball, cross country, pole vaulting, tennis, cheerleading, FCA, and FFA.

Jaden Rodriquez (right) is the daughter of Belen Rodriguez. She participates in basketball, track, tennis, NHS, UIL academics, cheerleading, student council, and cross country.

 

Fri
10
Nov

Kindergarten

Stanton’s kindergarten, first and second graders music program was this past Monday night. Here’s a picture of the kindergarten kids singing Lollipop.

 

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Fri
10
Nov

Voters say YES to kids, pass $35m bond issue

GRADY - Voters in the Grady school district overwhelmingly approved a school bond issue Tuesday, saying yes to a $35 million improvement and renovation package for the school in the northern part of Martin County.

The 110 to 44 final count came at a time when voters almost everywhere in the state said they wanted to improve their schools and invest in the children of the state.

Bonds werd approved in little school districts like New Diana, Grady and others right on up to the one billion dollar bond approval Austin voters said yes to and the $750 million okayed in Fort Worth and other major urban school districts around the Houston area.

 

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Fri
03
Nov

Early voting ends Friday; election Tuesday is 7 to 7

MARTIN COUNTY - The turnout remains light at the elections office in Stanton for the Nov. 7 general election.

Only 70 voters have bothered to cast a ballot early in the ConstitutionalAmendments election, but perhaps more important to this area is the decision voters in the Grady school district will make.

At issue is a $35 million school bond proposal which would be the first major renovation and remodeling of school facilities that date back to the 1950s and are showing their age.

 

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Fri
03
Nov

Harvest Festival

Not just candy and goodies, but plenty of fun and games at the Harvest Festival.

 

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