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2018 Grady High School Homecoming

GRADY - Despite the rain and cold, Grady High School is still planning Homecoming 2018 activites for Friday starting with the pep rally at 2:50 pm which has been moved inside the Wildcat Gym instead of the original plan, outside on Tunnell Field.

Jaden Rodriguez is the daughter of Belen Rodriquez. She participates in cross country, cheerleading, basketball, tennis, student council, and nhs.

Grace Williams is the daughter of Carol and Walt Williams. She participates in basketball, cross country, track, golf, fca, ffa, and student council. She is the pride leader of the student spirit section.

Haydn Burge is the daughter of Elizabeth and Jimmy Burge. She participates in basketball, cheerleading, cross country, track, one-act play, uil academics, and dance.

Raina Short is the daughter of Latricia and Chris Short. She participates in cheerleading, cross country, basketball, track, tennis, golf, one act play and uil academics.

 

Thu
18
Oct
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Llano River

Nope, not the Llano River or any of dozens of lakes in the center of the state, but good old Lake Pauline in Stanton where the city is toying with the idea of offering some lakefront properties to some unsuspecting souls who wander through . . .

 

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Chamber, schools, QEP team up to show off new STEM facilities

STANTON - The Stanton Independent School District hosted a mixer with the Martin County Chamber of Commerce Oct. 16 to provide an opportunity for Chamber members, parents and community members to learn more about the district’s implementation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum in Stanton Middle School.

It also offered those attending a chance to learn about future plans for STEM at the high school level. Guests also had the opportunity to tour the new elementary and middle school facilities and to meet with students in the new STEM Lab.

 

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Fri
12
Oct
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Buff Boosters will meet again Oct. 15

STANTON - The Stanton Buffalo Booster Club is off to a great start with a membership drive the first week of school.

There are now 74 new individual members and 18 business members who have recently joined the Buffalo Booster Club.

Find and like the Stanton Buffalo Booster Club page on Facebook.

 

 

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Fri
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Oct
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Serving Stanton, Lenorah, Tarzan and all of Martin County

Major highway proposals to be discussed at public meeting

STANTON – A public meeting to discuss Interstate 20 projects in Stanton is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Oct. 30 at Stanton High School.

John Speed, the district engineer for the Odessa District of the Texas Department of Transportation, had the best explanation for some of the projects and proposals being offered for public comment.

“After the bridge at the west end of Stanton got knocked around again, it was our belief that it was the right time to consider several changes in the Stanton corridor.

“We got a lemon when that bridge was hit again and this might be the right time to consider making some lemonade and getting some things done with both safety and the future transportation needs in mind,” he said.

 

 

Fri
12
Oct
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Younger Burkhart won’t play Friday, withdraws from school

STANTON - Calling it a “family decision my wife and I had to make”, Stanton Athletic Director and Coach Jerry Burkhart said Thursday afternoon his son, Landon, will not be the quarterback Friday night when Stanton plays Abernathy.

The senior Burkhart said Landon will not be at the game.

The first-year Stanton coach said the “situation has nothing to do with the school, but it is a safety issue that I just can’t go into with any detail. We - and wife and I - decided this was best for him and that’s all I can say for now.”

Landon Burkhart, a sophomore, has received statewide attention for his efforts as the Buffalo quarterback, including being named the Class AAA Player of the Week in the Ford Built Tough series.

 

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Gettin’ tanked . . .

Gettin’ tanked . . . the giant tank that was once used for grain storage along the railroad tracks in Stanton and has been by some thoughts an eyesore for many moons is being recycled as scrap iron.

 

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Proposal would send used nuke waste through Stanton on Union Pacific rails

STANTON - Opponents of a plan to ship used radioactive nuclear waste by rail through Martin County and Stanton did not stop here during a tour of Texas last week, but the company that wants to ship the waste from 70 locations nationwide has called this week to schedule a hearing with the Stanton City Council in November.

That will be three weeks after the deadline for comment on the proposed transportation as set aside by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

The comment period could be extended. No one in the Martin County Courthouse has been approached on the subject  neither those proposing the shipment nor the growing list of groups in opposition.

 

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In the jailhouse now . . .

In the jailhouse now . . . work crews are busy working inside the new Martin County Jail now that much of the outside work is nearing completion. There’s still three months or so of work to finish before the new facility opens  east of Martin County Hospital on I-20 - the first of the year is still a likely target date.

 

 

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Stanton Police Department Officer Dustin Franco

Stanton Police Department Officer Dustin Franco and Cookie are on patrol in the City of Stanton. Franco and Cookie, a six-year-old German Shepherd, are assigned to all the campuses of the Stanton school district in addition to their other duties.

 

 

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