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30
Dec

Bank robber still on the loose after Community National hit

STANTON - Apparently needing a little travelling money to get home for the holidays, a lone gunman stuck up Community National Bank Friday just before noon and remains on the loose.
 
A man, believed to be in his mid-50s and at one time working and living in Midland, is a person of interest. Authorities now believe that man, wanted for questioning, likely is in Mexico, his native country.

Fri
30
Dec

The landscaping project on the grounds of the Martin County Courthouse.

Work continues at a rapid pace in the landscaping project on the grounds of the Martin County Courthouse. New sidewalks, trimmed trees and other renovations are a big improvement.

Thu
22
Dec

The Martin County Courthouse

The Martin County Courthouse is getting a long-needed facelift thanks to the efforts of the commissioners court, which hired a landscaping firm to come up with some ideas to beautify and upgrade the grounds around the building. Work began this past week when crews tore up both the south and north sides of the building. Once work is completed, those crews will move to the east side of the courthouse and make some changes there.

 

Thu
22
Dec

Stanton trustees get their man

STANTON - After thinning out a list of 42 applicants, Stanton school board trustees have picked their man to replace David Carr as superintendent of Stanton schools.

Dr. Merl Brandon, a West Texan who most recently has been an assistant superintendent with the Belton school district, is the board’s choice to be the lone finalist for the position Carr is vacating after 15 years.

The Stanton Independent School District Board of Trustees, at its Dec. 19 meeting, formally named Brandon as finalist for superintendent.

By Texas law, the board must now wait 21 days before voting to hire Brandon.

 

Thu
22
Dec

Carol and Ernie Wakefield

Carol and Ernie Wakefield were joined by Martin County Sheriff Brad and Carla Ingram at Wakefield’s final graduation ceremonies speech this week. Wakefield has been an instructor and mentor at the law enforcement academy for 25 years.

 

Fri
16
Dec

Christmas Bazaar

Stanton’s first Christmas Bazaar at the Martin County Community Center benfitting small businesses and home based businesses in Stanton and Martin County was a huge success. Sponsored by the Martin County Chamber of Commerce as part of the Christmas activities here last week, hundreds made their way from the big parade to the center for free homemade chili and a packed house of booths and entertainment, as well as a visit with the bearded one himself.

 

Fri
16
Dec

One woman

One woman was injured, but not critically when her vehicle hit a farm implement last week on FM 829 in Martin County.

 

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Fri
16
Dec

Two of Nathaniel and Lynette Brown’s daughters

Two of Nathaniel and Lynette Brown’s daughters, Theresa and Audrey , have reopened a longtime Stanton tradition - and it’s better than ever. Well known for their smoked meats, turkey legs and great homemade cooking Mrs. Brown and the late Nathaniel were mainstays at all Stanton and Martin County events for many years. And now they are back, setting up their food trailer at a number of locations here, including Tractor Supply and Lawrence Brothers parking lots. Representatives from the Martin County Chamber of Commerce helped them cut the ribbon here last Friday.

 

Fri
16
Dec

Trustees have made a decision and public will know on Monday

STANTON - The search is done and Stanton school trustees have made a decision with the public announcement of the lone finalist to be made at 7 pm, Monday when the school board meets again.

After weeks of studying resumes and interviews, Stanton school district trustees had narrowed the list to three names to replace retiring Superintendent David Carr.

As with the policy now of most Texas school districts, the three finalists were not announced.

 

Fri
09
Dec

A stirring victory for a Texas high school, then the unthinkable

IRAAN, Tex. — This is not the story we intended to report, about a fatal bus crash and injured cheerleaders and ecstatic celebration whipsawed into gutpunching tragedy.
 
I traveled to West Texas last week with the photographer Ilana Panich-Linsman for more salutary reasons. We wanted to chronicle a high school football team so dominant that it had not lost a regular-season game in four seasons, and yet in a place so tiny and remote that homecoming was held only every other year.

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