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Fri
18
Nov

Hospital receives another top performance rating

STANTON - Martin County Hospital District recently announced it has been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health for overall excellence in Outcomes and Financial Strength, reflecting top performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation. CEO Rance Ramsey said, “Receiving this award is a true honor that recognizes the hard work and dedication of all our employees, physicians, and other care providers. I cannot say enough about the commitment these ladies and gentlemen have for providing quality patient care, strong customer service, and excellent hospital performance in all areas.

 

Fri
18
Nov

Smoke billows

Smoke billows from a home on St. Mary St. in Stanton Saturday. One Stanton man was airlifted to the burn center in Lubbock and is expected to recover. Ricky Castillo, 45 of Stanton, was transported. No cause of the fire has been reported.

 

Fri
18
Nov

Geological Survey call puts bullseye on Martin County

MARTIN COUNTY - If the new US Geological Survey map depicting the biggest oil discovery ever was a target, Martin County is right in the bullseye. On Tuesday the USGS announced it assessed what could be the largest deposit of untapped oil ever discovered in America. Unlike Apache Corporation’s major announcement just weeks ago about its major find near Balmorhea, this time it’s an independent, scientific-based outfit making the claim.

 

Fri
18
Nov

One of the most impressive salutes to veterans

One of the most impressive salutes to veterans in West Texas was pulled off again this year on Friday at Grady schools. As it does every year, Grady’s school district honors area vets with an outstanding program that included color guards and the Stanton band.

 

Fri
11
Nov

County makes it official: contract approved for jail study

MARTIN COUNTY - The commissioners court made it official here this week, entering into a contract with an architectural firm that could result in construction of a new jail. The issue had been up for discussion for many years, including a most recent visit with DGR Corporation, which is building jails in Ozona, Sweetwater, Seminole and Colorado City.

Fri
11
Nov

Floyd wins only contested race by wide margin

MARTIN COUNTY - With over 60 percent of Martin Cunty voters going to the polls, the only contested race in the county went easily to the man who filed early, Lovelle Floyd, the new constable for the county. Floyd tallied 617 votes to 67 for write-in candidate Jimmy Mitchell.

Fri
04
Nov

Almost a third of voters already mark ballots here

MARTIN COUNTY - It should happen sometime Friday the 1000th Martin County voter will cast an early ballot at the elections administration office in Stanton. As it has been all across Texas, early voting in Martin County has remained brisk this week with polls closing Friday at 5 pm. Only two local races are contested-and of course much of the interest is on the statewide and national elections.
 

Fri
04
Nov

For third straight year, Grady is bound for state

SAN ANGELO - For the third consecutive year, the Grady Wildcats will be going to the state Class A cross country meet. The Wildcats finished third behind Comstock and Sanderson as a team to advance to the state meet Nov. 12 in Round Rock at Old Settlers Park. Cross Plains is the fourth team in the mix, but in the crying hole was Sands, which finished fifth as a team. The top 10 individuals and the top four teams in each of the four regions go to state. Comstock, which has three seniors, won the meet with 48 points followed by Sanderson at 69 points and Grady with 92. Cross Plains finished with 131 points.
 
 

Fri
04
Nov

Everything Delicious Bakery & Gifts has Grand Opening in downtown Stanton

STANTON - Domingo and Vanessa Silva started their story at the young ages of 14 and 15. He worked different jobs to provide for his family but their struggle was real. One day her mother-in-law passed on a gold nugget of inspiration, telling her to go after her dreams. When she passed away it “woke her up” and she started thinking more about that dream - the dream of her own bakery.
 
 

Fri
28
Oct

It’s a busy time of year

It’s a busy time of year for gins like the one in Stanton, with most area gins now moving lots of cotton, especiaslly while the weather has been so good. Bale counts are found in a story on this page and will be published for the rest of the year.
 

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