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Grady junior high goat roper, Jessi Everett,

Grady junior high goat roper, Jessi Everett, wins finals rodeo title in South Dakota.

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Fri
28
Jun
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Serving Stanton, Lenorah, Tarzan and all of Martin County

The unassuming house at Carpenter and Convent streets was once home to Carmelite priests well over a century ago.

 

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Thu
27
Jun
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Stanton’s oldest building is former home to Carmelite priests

STANTON - Pop Quiz: What is the oldest building in town?

If you said “the convent”, you were close but the correct answer is the Connell House.

The historic Connell House sits at a Stanton intersection across from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

It’s where Carpenter and Convent streets meet - and it’s an unassuming house until it’s history is revealed.

 

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Thu
27
Jun
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Lawmen get some backup while sheriff is on the mend

MARTIN COUNTY - It’s good to have friends when you need them - and that certainly was the case in Martin County this past weekend when the good guys came from all directions after Martin County Sheriff Brad Ingram was rushed to the hospital.

The prognosis was shaky at first, but by mid-week Ingram was out of bed and at least sitting in a chair in a Midland hospital room. Reports indicate he’s still in a lot of pain and going to need some time to mend, but what put a scare into lots of Ingram’s friends and supporters appears to be improving.

As Chief Deputy Ernie Wakefield said, “lots of prayers have been answered.”

 

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Thu
20
Jun
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The driver of this truck

The driver of this truck - hauling oilfield sludge - escaped injury Sunday when she abandoned ship after she realized she had gone too far into the path of the oncoming Union Pacific freight train, that whacked her tractor, knocking the engine right out of the cab as she watched down the tracks a bit.

 

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Thu
20
Jun
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Work continues in Stanton

Work continues in Stanton on new water lines going in at various locations in town, including all down College Ave., which has been blocked off at times for the upgrades to the city’s infrastructure. Residents are asked to remain patient, work is nearing completion and should be finished in a few weeks.

 

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Thu
20
Jun
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Former sheriff cuts a plea deal to avoid jail time for assault

MARTIN COUNTY - Former Martin County Sheriff John Woodward cut a deal this week with the district court by entering a guilty plea to charges in September, 2018, that he beat and choked his then-girlfriend and threatened her with a gun.

Woodward, a Martin County native who served as county sheriff until abruptly resigning in December of 2013, will not do any jail time for the assault of the woman, who was taken to the Martin County Hospital after the 2018 incident at Woodward’s ranch home north of Stanton.

Instead, Woodward will pay $30,000 in restitution to the girl he admitted beating, and will enter a drug and alcohol program for at least 30 days as well as another program for anger management.

 

 

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Thu
20
Jun
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Despite Aggie opposition, West Texas gets a vet school

PANHANDLE - After years of advocacy from the Texas Tech University System, the Legislature has earmarked more than $17 million for the West Texas institution to establish a veterinary medicine school, the second of its kind in the state.

The system also received $20 million to open a dental school in El Paso.

“This has been — for us — a long, long road. But it’s been very much worth the effort,” Texas Tech University System Chancellor Tedd Mitchell said at a press conference Tuesday.

 

 

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Thu
20
Jun
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Vehicle thieves continue to plague city

STANTON - And yet another vehicle was stolen this week, this one driven off right in front of a Stanton address while the owner was inside.

That’s a half dozen or so vehicles stolen in and around Stanton in the last two months and officers are busy trying to catch the thieves.

Stanton Police Chief Fred Shroyer reminded residents to lock vehicles and report any suspicious activities as quickly as possible.

 

 

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Fri
14
Jun
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Solar panels

Solar panels as far as the eye can see are planned for a huge tract of land in neighboring Andrews County. The largest farm in Arkansas, the Stuttgart Solar Energy Center, covers just 475 acres with more than 350,000 panels.

 

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