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Martin County adds three rigs

WEST TEXAS - Rig counts for the U.S., Texas and the Permian Basin were unchanged this week, according to Baker Hughes. The Texas rig count held at 400 for the week, as did the Permian Basin. Texas and the Permian Basin each have just more than half of the nation’s rigs. The Permian can count as many rigs as Texas because nearly a quarter of the Permian’s rigs are active in the New Mexico portion of the basin.

 

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Corona creeps across Martin County lines

MARTIN COUNTY - The enemy is no longer standing idle at the gates, it has hitched a ride on a traveling Martin County resident and snuck into our backyard.

A 34 year old female and her two kids are currently in the process of a 14 day quarantine after she tested positive for Covid-19.

She visited Midland Memorial Hospital on two different occassions with the first test returning negetive and the second test coming back positive.

The Texas Department of Health Services in El Paso contacted Martin County officials with the news earlier this week and informed them a Martin County resident had tested positive for Covid-19 and that she was being quarantined in her home for 14 days.

Health officals conveyed the virus appeared to be picked up while the family was traveling in the Texas Gulf Coast and does not look to be a case of comminity spread.

Thu
26
Mar
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More restrictions for Stanton, Martin County

MARTIN COUNTY - Martin County residents have done a decent job of staying indoors and practicing social distancing, but in an effort to be even more careful with everyones heath Stanton ISD and the Martin County Hospital District have implemented more restrictions and changes this week.

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Thu
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Local events postponed, others still on track

STANTON - Several events around Stanton and Martin County have been postponed because of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

New Center for Disease Control guidelines - to help minimize community spread - recommend no social groups larger than 10 people.

For this reason events being postpones until a later date are:

• Martin County Hospital District’s Health Fair at the Martin County Community Center

• Martin County Convent Fund Raiser Shoot at Windwalker Farms

 

 

 

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Martin County Hospital implements new policies/ restrictions

Martin County Hospital implements new policies/ restrictions

STANTON - Following in the footsteps of other healthcare providers across the state, Martin County Hospital District has restricted access to its facilities amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19 and to help ensure the safety of patients, visitors, and employees.

Hospital leadership enacted the revised visitor policy on Monday. The changes include the closing of the cafeteria to the public, no public access to the fitness center unless prescribed by a doctor for rehab, and no visitors for inpatients.

A couple more ways hospital leadership has chosen to minimize foot traffic was to cancel all elective surgeries and close the payment center.

Thu
19
Mar
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Stanton ISD Kung-flu fighting, has been fast as lightning

STANTON - Students across Martin County were expecting to return from Spring Break and head back to the classrooms on Monday, but Stanton Independent School District administrators had different ideas and a quick response to Covid-19 closed all campuses in Stanton until Mar. 27.

Grady students are currently on Spring Break until Mar. 20 and scheduled to return to class on Mar. 23.

Since the announcement, Stanton superintendent Dr. Merl Brandon has joined a conference call with the Texas Commissioner of Education, Mike Morath, and every other school superintendent in Texas for a question and answer forum.

These forums have led 900 of the 1200 school districts in Texas to shut the doors for at least a week. Many have chosen to close for two weeks while others have already made the decision to not return for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year.

 

 

 

 

Fri
13
Mar
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Shattered Dreams: Distracted Driving

STANTON - A Shattered Dreams presentation that illustrated the dangers of distracted driving was held at Stanton High School last Thursday morning.

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Houston mayor crushes dreams of Martin County youth

Houston mayor crushes dreams of Martin County youth
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Students in Stanton, Grady could lose thousands without the opportunity to show their animals at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

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Alzheimer forum set for Mar 26 in Big Spring

BIG SPRING - The Alzheimer’s Association West Texas Chapter will host the Big Spring Community Forum on Mar. 26 from 9:30 am – 11:30 am at the Big Spring Senior Center at 100 Whipkey in Big Spring.

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Local hospital prepares for first health fair

STANTON - Martin County Hospital District has recently become a popular destination for medical care for residents of the Permian Basin. The hospital has been continually expanding and offering new services over the last several years. Because of this, the hospital will showcase all of its services to the public.

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