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08
Feb
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Master plan set for historic Carmelite Monastery; endowment information available at cook-off

MARTIN COUNTY - Martin County Convent Endowment was established in 1997 as an opportunity to build a pool of permanent resources exclusively for the benefit of the historical Convent/ Monastery building and grounds. As the restoration process continues at the Convent here in Stanton, the focus is simultaneously on the Endowment to maintain future maintenance cost.

 

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Thu
31
Jan
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Only incumbents in the mix so far for school board and city council

STANTON - So far, it’s only incumbents who have shown an interest in serving the community as members of the school board and city council. With just over two weeks to go to file for a place on the May ballot, few candidates are stepping up. In the Stanton City Council election, both incumbents, Steven Villa and Danny Fryar, have filed applications for another term. Their two spots on the council are the only ones to be decided. In the Stanton Independent School District school board election, two incumbents have picked up their applications and are preparing to file.

 

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Thu
31
Jan
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Serving Stanton, Lenorah, Tarzan and all of Martin County

STANTON - Much work has been done to repair the damage caused by vandals to the St. James Baptist Church on South College in Stanton. The first priority was to replace the 11 broken windows - the small congregation had placed plastic over the broken windows in order to have services in the building following the Dec. 22 breakin. James Jenkins, a prominent member of the church, had contacted Adam Murio, a local carpenter, to give an estimate to replace the windows and the entrance door. The estimate was for $7900. As the information of the break-in was made public by the news media, social media and word-of-mouth, donations were make by many individuals, organizations and others. The pastor of the Methodist Church of Stanton, Charlie Stevens, announced at this last Sunday’s services that the offering for that Sunday would be donated to the St. James Baptist Church. The Martin County Community Fund also made a generous contribution. 

 

Thu
31
Jan
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White Motors celebrating seven decades in Stanton with open house Feb. 8

MARTIN COUNTY - When BF White came to Martin County in 1929, the bottom had dropped out of the stock market and the world was in turmoil.

That same year, Guy Eiland opened a motor company despite the Great Depression, and meanwhile White went to work doing what his family had always done - educate Texas kids.

After teaching in the Badgett School for 11 years, White was asked to run for county judge - which he did,

serving for eight years before he and his brother Phillip bought Eiland’s Ford dealership in early 1949.

And this week, 70 years later, White Motor Company is celebrating its anniversary of seven decades in business in downtown Stanton.

 

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Thu
24
Jan
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Fisher, Dick, Baker, Peugh take grand championships at Martin County Stock Show

MARTIN COUNTY -

Grand champions were crowned last Friday and Saturday at the annual Martin County Stock Show, a two-day event that culminated with the awards banquet Saturday night at the Martin County Community Center.

Taven Fisher showed the Grand Champion Goat with Kyndal Dick showing the Reserve Grand Champion.

In the Lamb division, Kyndal Dick showed the grand champion and Jordan Roberts exhibited the reserve grand champion.

Madey Baker of Stanton showed the Grand Champion Steer and also had the Reserve Champion Steer.

In the pig show on Saturday, the champion white OPB shown by Ashlynn Peugh was picked the Grand Champion Swine, and the Reserve Grand Champion was the champion duroc shown by Madey Baker.

 

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Thu
24
Jan
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Patrick plays politics with Kel Seliger, who won’t kowtow to him

WEST TEXAS - State Sen. Kel Seliger did what the people who elected him wanted - he voted for public schools and he voted to support Texas cities and counties when Lt.Gov. Dan Patrick came after schools, cities and counties with new state controls and tax issues.

And this week it cost him - Patrick played what many of Seliger’s supporters say is dirty politics by knocking Seliger off, first the Higher Education Committee and then - using a bogus “lewd comment claim” kicked Seliger out as chair of the Ag Committee.

 

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Thu
24
Jan
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Flu season is here and Stanton schools starting to see absences

MARTIN COUNTY - A sharp increase in absences for some grades and classes at Stanton schools is an alert for parents to get control of a flu season that’s only starting and already is a problem. Up to 15 percent of students have been absent on some days in some classes, particularly at the elementary. At Grady, meanwhile, teachers and parents are busy knocking on wood since - so far at least - there have been very few cases of flu.

Back in Stanton, school district Nurse Jaclyn Denson urged parents to take extra precautions with the current strains of flu and to educate themselves on information offered by the Center for Disease Control.

“As we approach the dreaded flu season,” Denson said. “please read through the information provided by the CDC that’s available here at the school, at the hospital or online. 

 

Thu
17
Jan
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Detour routes still being constructed for new I-20 bridge

STANTON – Texas Department of Transportation contractors continue to inch closer to having the interstate bypasses ready to begin construction of the new bridge on the west end of Stanton.

Now that the bridge has been demolished and work is continuing on the roads that will take the interstate traffic around the new bridge site, it will be months before the start of construction of the new overpass - one that will take interstate traffic over, rather than under the road at the Stanton Coop Gin.

 

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Thu
17
Jan
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Construction work on new teacherages moving smoothly

GRADY - More teacherages have arrived at Grady was workmen prepare the future homes Grady employees.

The pre-built homes are being bricked and finished on site - all part of the $35 million bond issue passed by Grady voters for new school facilities.

 

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Thu
10
Jan
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Ginning season closer to an end

MARTIN COUNTY and WEST TEXAS - Area gins are continuing to bring what little cotton is out there to town. Big Spring has produced 990 bales. Stanton will not open at all this fall. Flower Grove now has 2370 bales this week. Of the five gins that have been busy the most, the Ackerly gin is at 11,615 bales and is finished for the year. The Tarzan gin has turned out 10,290 bales as of the middle of the week, and the gin at St. Lawrence has announced a total of 39,187 bales. In Lomax, the gin just hit the 16,787 mark, while at Midkiff the total this week is at 16,518 bales.

 

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