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Fri
17
Aug

Meth use is big business in oil patch

MARTIN COUNTY - It’s not a secret - and hasn’t been for some time.

Martin County - and more spcifically the entire Permian Basin - is a sellers dream for folks who deal in meth, the speed of choice for hundreds working in the oilfield.

Guys - and women - who are pulling 30 hour shifts on sand trucks or water trucks or on some location need a little pick-me-up and too often meth has become the go-to drug.

And there are plenty of folks willing to take advantage of the booming market for their products.

 

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Fri
17
Aug

Teodore Wells got a great shot of yet another West Texas sandstorm

Teodore Wells got a great shot of yet another West Texas sandstorm - or haboob as they are now called in weather circles - last Friday as a storm roared through the center of Martin County. Some rain fell, but mainly lots of dirt was moved from one end of the county to the other.

 

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Fri
17
Aug

Over 65 girls are working out as cheerleaders

Over 65 girls are working out as cheerleaders for the Permian Basin Youth Football League teams in Stanton. Over 90 boys are playing.

 

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Fri
10
Aug

Day after day

Day after day, wreck after wreck on the interstate while the highway on the east end of Stanton is getting needed repairs. This one was on Monday, and like so many others has resulted in extreme damage to vehicles and injuries to occupants.

 

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Fri
10
Aug

That’s no way to greet visitors to Stanton

One of the main entrances to Stanton, the underpass at Hwy. 137 and the interstate is a dump - obviously open for folks to just chunk anything out of their windows.

 

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Fri
10
Aug

Over 80 on the field as change in football culture evident

STANTON – The atmosphere around Buffalo Stadium has been electric this past week as over 80 football players reported for two-a-day workouts.

Much of the high turnout can be attributed to hiring new football Coach Jerry Burkhart who has bared his soul to the Buffaloes and won the hearts and minds of the players and parents of Stanton.

 

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Wed
01
Aug

Falls County Blood Drive

On July 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m, Carter Bloodcare held one of their mobile blood drives at the Falls Community Hospital and Clinic for ones to donate. Originating in the 1950s, Carter BloodCare is now one of the major blood centers in Texas, providing 300,000 units of life-saving blood and blood components to patients in North, Central, and East Texas annually. Carter BloodCare saves lives by making transfusion available to meet patients’ treatment requirements in more than 200 medical centers in 50+ counties in Texas.

 

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Wed
01
Aug

Customer reports of bed bugs at a Marlin motel

On Sunday evening at 5:00 p.m., July 22, Clifton Canady rented a room at the Marlin Inn in Marlin, Texas. He asserts it was his first time staying there, and that he originally was going to stay with his children in the city, but it was a little crowded at their home. Canady, who currently lives in Temple, says he washed his clothes at the local laundry mat in Marlin and then at about 7:00 p.m. he laid down inside of the bed of the cool air-conditioned room. At 8:00 p.m. he states he jumped out of the bed when he started to feel biting on his neck and legs and pulled the bed apart only to discover the bed bugs.

 

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Fri
27
Jul

Texas Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 10-12

MARTIN COUNTY and STATEWIDE - Whether you’re in need of book bags, blackboard chalk or bell-bottom pants, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding shoppers they can save money on those and certain other items during the state’s sales tax holiday.

This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10-12.

The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced below $100 from sales tax, saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the weekend.

 

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Fri
27
Jul

Serving Stanton, Lenorah, Tarzan and all of Martin County

The hands of Jessie “Jack” Glaze of Martin County hold a cotton boll. Her calloused and worn hands tell many stories of hard work, but most of all the love for her family and agriculture.This classic photo was the second place overall winner in the statewide Texas Farm Bureau photography contest taken by her great granddaughter Samantha Borgstedt of Tarzan.

 

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