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24
Feb

Firefighters got the cajun thing going!

STANTON - Serving up a dandy crawfish etouffee, members of the Stanton Volunteer Fire Department hit a big home run Saturday, winning the 28th Annual Great Texas Soup Cook-off. Danny Ireton and Juble Brown are pictured on this page after the firemen won the first place honors.

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Fri
24
Feb

A heater treater that serves 27 wells blew up

A heater treater that serves 27 wells blew up on the Holt Ranch in Martin County earlier this month. Stanton and Lenorah volunteer firefighters got it under control without incident or injury.

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Fri
24
Feb

Moon over Stanton

Moon over Stanton earlier this month.

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Fri
24
Feb

Hospital announces new volunteer program

MARTIN COUNTY - There’s a new program rolling out at the Martin County Hospital District. The adult volunteer program is open to anyone in the area. “We are asking for each adult volunteer to serve a minimum of 100 hours over the course of one year. Typically, a volunteer agrees to come in once a week for a three to four hour shift,” said the hospital’s Channon Collier.

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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.

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