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Fri
08
Sep

Most all area school districts show an increase in student numbers

WEST TEXAS - Almost every school district in the area is showing an increase in students now that Labor Day has passed and most youngsters are in school.

Some of the most dramatic increases are in the bigger school districts, but all but one or two districts in the area are showing sizable jumps.

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Fri
01
Sep

Loading pallets for the trip to help fellow Texans hit by Harvey

Loading pallets for the trip to help fellow Texans hit by Harvey

 

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Fri
01
Sep

Martin County steps up to help with relief efforts for fellow Texans

MARTIN COUNTY - The outpouring of help from all across Texas and around the world for those slammed by Hurricane Harvey includes many local efforts in Stanton and Martin County.

When Reggie Franklin’s neighbors Caleb and Andrea Wilson told him they wanted to put together some relief efforts for the folks in some of the smaller towns hit by Harvey, he and his crew at Franklins jumped right in the middle of the idea.

Three truckloads have already gone south - big trucks with 36 pallets of water, with pallets of dry dog food, all sorts of commodities - and more stockpiles are being gathered to truck south.

 

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Fri
01
Sep

You just can’t make this stuff up . . .

STANTON - A 38-year-old Martin County man is back in the news this week after his vehicle and a Southern Pacific freight train were involved in a wreck right after lunch Tuesday.

:Paul Marron, 38 of Stanton, was taken to Midland Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries after he unexplainably drove his pickup across Business 20, over a curb through a pile of new railroad ties and then smashed the truck into a train.

 

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Thu
24
Aug

Incumbents unopposed in Grady school election

GRADY - All four incumbents on the Grady school board will not face challenges this fall, the deadline to file having passed on Monday.

David Matthews, Tammy Blocker, Steven Sanders and Banny Weibe will all serve another term on the Grady Independent School District Board of Trustees.

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Thu
24
Aug

Grady’s bond proposal will include public hearings

GRADY - A series of public hearigs and information meetings are being planned in September and October for residents in the Grady school district to learn more about the proposed $35 million bond proposal to completely renovate parts of Grady schools.

School trustees in Grady have approved a bond election for Nov. 7 to coincide with the school board election.

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Thu
24
Aug

Eclipse

Perhaps you heard . . . there was this eclipse . . .

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Thu
24
Aug

Is roller coaster ride finally over?

PERMIAN BASIN - That long-held desire of Permian oil and natural gas producers to step off the commodity price roller coaster may be coming true.

An analysis just issued by Morningstar commodities research finds oil markets are finding a crude price consensus, and the calmer markets are causing financial issues for speculators betting on higher price volatility.

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Fri
18
Aug

High-powered

It didn’t have that much rain in it, but the major league cloud that went through southern Martin County Wednesday packed some high-powered winds, knocking out services

 

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Fri
18
Aug

Mystery constable still at large with only weeks to go before deadline

MARTIN COUNTY - Time’s running out - it’s now down to less than six weeks and still no idea what Martin County’s mystery constable intends to do.

Martin County commissioners are getting closer to having to make a decision on what appears to be a county position that could be empty within the next few weeks.

Constable Franklin Lavell Floyd remains unavailable and has not been in contact with many in the courthouse.

 

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