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03
Jan
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Stanton youngster raising funds to battle Type I childhood diabetes

STANTON – Philanthropy is not a term commonly associated with a nine year old child. Kids are generally flexible thinkers and are more concerned with video games, puzzles, television or just having fun. But for one Stanton boy helping others is something that has been on his mind since he was diagnosed as a Type 1 Diabetic on Dec. 30, 2016 at the age of seven. Graham Butler spent the 2017 New Year in a Lubbock hospital learning about how his life had changed and how he would need to take insulin shots the rest of his life. The sudden change of track in his life did not deter him but made him more inquisitive. As he learned the answers to his questions over the next couple years he always had a yearning to help others. “Since there is no cure for diabetes I wanted to help find a cure so that nobody else will get this disease,” said Graham.

Thu
27
Dec
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Water level measurements have started in Martin/Howard

STANTON - Permian Basin Underground Water Conservation District personnel have begun their annual depth-to-water level measurements.

The data collected helps determine the effect of the 2018 pumping on groundwater levels in the aquifers within the district.

After the measurement is made, a blue vinyl sticker with the observation well number, the depth-to-water level measurement, and the date of the measurement is affixed to the well equipment or other appropriate surface near the well site.

 

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Thu
27
Dec
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Blackeyed peas on the menu New Year’s Day

STANTON - Eating blackeyed peas at the Martin County Senior Citizens Center on New Year’s Day has become a tradition in Stanton and Martin County.

Again, this year, the seniors will cook-up a large pot of both jalapeno and regular blackeyed peas as a side to beef brisket, other sides, drink and dessert for $10 a plate.

It will all happen on January 1, 2019, starting at 11 am until 1:30 pm.

 

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Thu
27
Dec
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Vandals target St. James Baptist Church twice

STANTON - Just what got into vandals who targeted the St. James Baptist Church in Stanton this week is anyone’s guess.

On Sunday at about 9 am officers were called to the church at 300 block of S. College where someone had broken out 11 windows and caved in the front door.

Nothing was taken from inside the church, but the damage is over $750 and possibly approaching $1000.

 

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Thu
20
Dec
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Former Grady Wildcat Brad Cox is lone finalist for Coahoma soop

COAHOMA - Former Grady Wildcat Brad Cox, currently the assistant superintendent for Coahoma Independent School District, was named the lone finalist for the CISD superintendent position by the board of trustees Tuesday night during a special meeting.

“We are excited to have Mr. Cox step into this position and look forward to the direction he has for our district,” said Mr. Michael Brooks, Coahoma board president.

A Martin County native who was a star athlete at Grady, he is the son of Carol and Martin County Judge Bryan Cox.

 

 

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Thu
20
Dec
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It’s official: Hogan takes over as Stanton football coach, AD

STANTON - Throw out the interim stuff - Cody Hogan is now the the athletic director/head football coach for the Buffaloes.

Hogan took over the AD/head football coaching role on an interim basis when Jerry Burkhart left the district after eight weeks into the season.

The Buffaloes finished the season 1-9, missing the Class AAA playoffs in 2018.

In a statement released by Stanton Superintendent Dr. Merl Brandon, the school district’s board took the interim status away and noted, "Mr. Hogan has done an exceptional job assuming the interim athletic director duties over the last several weeks and we are excited to have him officially assume that position.”

 

 

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Thu
20
Dec
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The cotton ginning season could be over soon due to lack of, well, cotton

MARTIN COUNTY and WEST TEXAS - Area gins are continuing to bring what little cotton is out there to town. One gin - at Big Spring - finally opened and has produced 390 bales. Stanton will not open at all this fall. Flower Grove now has 2075 bales this week. Of the five gins that have been working bales, the Ackerly gin is at 11,615 bales and is finished for the year.

 

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Fri
14
Dec
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Two Stanton businesses clear another hurdle to sell alcohol

STANTON - Two Stanton businesses cleared another hurdle this week in their efforts to begin selling beer and wine within the city limits.

The Stanton City Council approved the city’s responsibilities for the paperwork trail required by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. 

 

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Fri
14
Dec
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Don’t be disrespecting Stanton lawmen

STANTON - An apparent argument between two Stanton High School girls went from bad to worse Tuesday for one of the girls, who was handcuffed, arrested and transported to the Culver Youth Center in Midland where she was housed pending criminal charges.

The name of the 16-year-old girl is not being released since she is a juvenile.

 

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Fri
14
Dec
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Football leagues

Members of the youth football leagues who competed for Stanton this fall were among those in the parade here last week in downtown Stanton.

 

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