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Dec
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Final ballots ready for March primaries and next November

MARTIN COUNTY - The last of the filings last week means plenty of contested races in Martin County for both the March primaries and the general election next November. Three filings the final week meant there will be contested races on four places of the March primary ballots. Two more candidates filed last week for county commissioner in Precinct 4 - bringing to four the number of names on the Republican primary ballot.
 
Thu
19
Dec
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All of state funds now targeted for roads

MARTIN COUNTY - Officials in Martin County are moving ahead with a plan to accept at least $6.6 million in state funds to renovate and build county roads. As part of the $225 planned for all of Texas, the state’s energy-production areas, the Texas Transportation Commission awarded a $150 million contract to Austin Bridge & Road and Angel Brothers for much-needed road work resulting from the state’s oil and gas boom.
 
Thu
12
Dec
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Two more filings mean four county races now contested

MARTIN COUNTY - Two more filings this final week now mean there will be contested races on four places of the March primary ballots. Two more candidates filed this week for county commissioner in Precinct 4 - bringing to four the number of names on the Republican primary ballot. The winner will be decided in March since there is no Democratic opposition for the November general election.
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Thu
12
Dec
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County will chase $6.6 million in road funds

MARTIN COUNTY - With a short time frame to work with, Martin County officials met with a grant specialist Wednesday and agreed to chase the $6.6 million that is being made available to the county for road renovation and construction. At the meeting, Mary Alice Smith of Grantworks of Austin explained how everything must fall into place - and the dates those events must follow for the county to receive the funds.
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Thu
12
Dec
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Lawmen detonate 70-year-old bomb

MARTIN COUNTY - It’s not every day lawmen get called to a bomb scene - but that’s what happened to Martin County Sheriff’s Department officers this week. Wednesday evening a survey crew working on ranch in west central Martin County came upon what they were sure was a bomb. It was just that - a bomb left over from the World War II bombing range that was part of the old Midland Airfield area that bombers used for practice over 70 years ago.
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Fri
06
Dec
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Possible politicians not filing before Thanksgiving holiday

MARTIN COUNTY - Although the Messenger has gone to press early this week because of the Thanksgiving holidays, there have been no reports of new filings for political office in Martin County. Incumbent Martin County Commissioner Valentino Sotelo was the first candidate to file for the March primaries. Sotelo filed the first week in the Democratic Primary, which will be March 4, 2014. He faces a challenger in the commissioners race for Prec. 2. The filing period opened Nov. 9 in Martin County and across Texas for candidates to file. The filing period continues until 6 p.m., Dec. 9, which is a Monday.
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Fri
06
Dec
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Dynamic duo of storms collides to wreak havoc on West Texas

MARTIN COUNTY - Winter storms from both the north and the west - one bitter cold and the other sopping wet - converged in West Texas and the Panhandle this past weekend, slamming much of Martin and surrounding counties with power outages, closed roads, churches and schools. The blue norther that came in straight out of the North Pole brought the bitter cold with it and went all the way to the Gulf of Mexico.
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Fri
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Dec
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Winter weather knocked out power all across West Texas

Winter weather knocked out power all across West Texas halting hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil from being produced. Like several residences and businesses in the area, electricity had still not been restored as of Wednesday morning.
Fri
22
Nov
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No new candidates file to enter race for county offices

MARTIN COUNTY - At presstime Thursday there were no new filings for political office in Martin County. Incumbent Martin County Commissioner Valentino Sotelo was the first candidate to file for the March primaries. Sotelo filed last week in the Democratic Primary, which will be March 4, 2014. He faces a challenger in the commissioners race for Prec. 2. 
 
Fri
22
Nov
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Serving Stanton, Lenorah, Tarzan and all of Martin County

A Lubbock man was transported with non-life-threatening injuries to Midland Memorial Hospital Tuesday night after a train crashed into his pickup at Highway 137 in Stanton, according to DPS officials. The driver was headed north when his company pickup got caught between the emergency crossing bars as they descended. A westbound train clobbered the pickup at about 5:40 p.m.. Charges are pending against the man, who was treated and released at MMH.
 

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