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Fri
24
Feb

She seemed so nice over the telephone . . .

MARTIN COUNTY - She sounded so nice over the internet - and even nicer over the phone. Her husband had just died and she needed to sell his truck in order to pay for the funeral and medical expenses. She’d sell it at a reasonable price - actually cheap - because she needed the money. She even sent several pictures of the truck, which was in Kansas, but could be easily delivered to . . . well, right here in Martin County.

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Fri
17
Feb

Gardening, water on program agenda

STANTON - Want to select easy-to-grow, low-maintenance plants for a show-stopping flower garden?

Want to save water?

If so, attend the Mission: Possible – Water Wise Landscaping in Martin County program Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Martin County Library.

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Fri
17
Feb

Concerns mount in farm country as anti-Mexico rhetoric heats up

Editor’s Note: the following story was written by Julie Wernau for the Wall Street Journal and details major concerns all across farm country about the rhetoric coming out of the White House about trade policy and immigration. It explores the special relationship the cotton industry has with our neighbors to the south in Mexico and how the current administration appears to be jeopardizing what has been a good thing economically for Texas and all American cotton farmers.

There’s nothing more American — and Mexican — than a pair of jeans.

Fri
17
Feb

Soup’s On!!

MARTIN COUNTY - It’s time to find out who has the best recipe in Texas as the 28th Annual Great Texas Soup Cook-Off draws near.

This year’s event will be Feb. 18 at the Martin County Community Center from 5-7 p.m. The cookoff is the Martin County Convent’s yearly fundraiser to restore and protect the historic Carmelite Monastery building.

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Fri
17
Feb

Rock work all around the Martin County

Rock work all around the Martin County Courthouse is beginning to greatly improve the looks of the grounds around the building, which had fallen on hard times in recent years. Work could be completed before the first day of spring if the weather holds.

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Mon
06
Feb

Wet/dry election could be coming to Martin County later this year

MARTIN COUNTY - There are only seven of the 254 Texas counties that remain dry - and the largest of those counties is Martin County, where voters may have a chance later this year to reduce that number to six.

A group of residents has begun the detailed process of filing all the proper paperwork to call a wet/dry election for the county.

The election, if the petitions are signed and delivered in the proper time frame, would not be until later in the year since the deadline for any election in May would have passed.

Of the seven counties in Texas that are still dry, Martin is the largest by two to three thousand people. Other counties still dry are mostly some of the tiniest, least-populated counties like Throckmorton, Borden, Roberts and Kent, each of which has fewer than 850 residents.

Mon
06
Feb

Routine traffic stop turns up mom sought in son’s death

MARTIN COUNTY - A routine traffic stop Jan. 27 turned into a much bigger incident than was expected.

When officers ran the identification of the driver, a mother from Jack County, she was immediately arrested on pending charges and an investigation in her hometown.

T h e woman, 36-year-old Christy Michelle Pruitt was wanted as the mother of a Jacksboro teenager who died Jan. 16 in the family home.

 

 

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Mon
06
Feb

Cotton still being ginned at handful of area gins with most done for year

MARTIN COUNTY and WEST TEXAS - It’s down to just a few - there’s now even less cotton left to bring to area gins, but several gins are still busy finishing up what’s gone to the gin yards.

Some gins remain busy with much of that which has already been hauled out of fields and the continued good weather means work goes on without much interruption while other gins have wrapped up operations for this season.

At Midkiff, the gin there reports final numbers around 50,000 while the gin at Ackerly finished its season just above 32,000.

Other area gins just finished are at St. Lawrence with the numbers topping out at 100,743 while closer to home the Stanton gin is at 21,988 and done for the year.

 

 

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Thu
26
Jan

Man found in pasture has been missing a month

MARTIN COUNTY - In a strange case involving yet another dead body found in a vehicle, Martin County Sheriff’s Department officers are continuing an investigation that began last Friday in a remote area of the county. A pulling unit working in the area was busy at a wellsite location when one of the workers noticed the sun on a metallic surface in the distance.

Thu
26
Jan

Two arrested and charged in shooting death of man

MARTIN COUNTY - Two arrests have been made this week in the shooting death of a Midland man, whose body was left in a vehicle in Stanton Jan. 19. Stanton Police Department officers were called to a location in the 200 block of W. Second St. Jan. 19 concerning a vehicle parked there most of the night.

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