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Mar

The Stanton High School Best Band Herd

The Stanton High School Best Band Herd earned a top-of-the-mark Division I at the Concert and Sight Reading Contest in Andrews this Wednesday.

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Fri
23
Feb

School board gets its man: eight time state champ Jerry Burkhart

STANTON - A new era in Stanton athletics was born Monday night with the Stanton school board’s approval of Richland Springs Coach Jerry Burkhart to be Stanton’s next athletic director and football coach.

Burkhart, a daunting figure in Texas six-man football, led Richland Springs to a record eight state championships in football while amassing an unbelievable 192-10 in 15 season that included winning streaks of 28, 29, 38 and 45 games.

 

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Fri
23
Feb

The Martin County Fire Department took home the First Place Soup Award with its Shrimp Etoufee and Best Decorated Table Award

The Martin County Fire Department took home the First Place Soup Award with its Shrimp Etoufee and Best Decorated Table Award at the 29th Annual Soup Cook-Off in Stanton. Pictured are Danny Ireton, Juble Brown, Dennis McCampbell, Lance Jenkins and Edward Alberts. About $10,500 was raised at the event on Saturday.

 

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Fri
23
Feb

Mystery surrounds pair of smugglers busted here with a load of marijuana

MARTIN COUNTY - Local and federal lawmen are still trying to figure out how a pair of backpackers found their way to Martin County with almost 350 pounds of marijuana.

The two Mexican nationals from the state of Chihuahua were arrested here near Mustang Draw after a tip from an area resident, who had been asked by one of the men what road he was walking on during the day Wednesday.

 

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Fri
16
Feb

The ground is getting broken up

The ground is getting broken up east of the Martin County Hospital as Martin County prepares for the construction of a new jail.

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Fri
16
Feb

It’s soup!

MARTIN COUNTY - It’s time to find out who has the best recipe in Texas as the 29th Annual Great Texas Soup Cook-Off is Saturday.

Again this year, the event is 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
16
Feb

Early voting opens Tuesday for local, state primaries

MARTIN COUNTY - Early voting for the Mar. 6 primaries begins Tuesday in Martin County and across Texas.

Early voting continues through Mar. 2 with voters going to the Elections Administration office across from the Martin County Courthouse.

On Mar. 6, polling places to be in use across the county on election day.

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Fri
16
Feb

List of 92 coaches now down to half dozen

STANTON - The list of 92 applicants for the vacant Stanton Buffalo athletic director and football coach position has been pared down to six and last week that half dozen was interviewed by the selection committee.

That committee is expected to rank those six today and discuss with Stanton school administration a final selection, which could be announ ced next week.

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Fri
02
Feb

Monday is last day to register to vote in primary

MARTIN COUNTY - Monday is the last day to register to vote in the Mar. 6 primaries.

Anyone wanting to vote must register at the Martin County Elections Office across from the Martin County Courthouse before the end of the workday Monday.

Early voting for those Mar. 6 primaries begins on Feb. 20 and continues through 5 pm, Mar. 2.

Early voting will be done in Martin County at the elections office, with polling places to be in use across the county on election day.

 

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Fri
02
Feb

Buffs get another Panhandle foe; Grady back amongst the big dogs

MARTIN COUNTY - Both Stanton and Grady learned Thursday morning where they’ll be going for many athletic and academic competitions for the next two years.

Stanton’s football path did not get any easier - the Buffaloes keep Idalou and Colorado City in their district and add a tough new opponent in Abernathy.

Also staying in the district are Coahoma and Lubbock Roosevelt.

In basketball, the Buffs add Anson to the mix, keeping Clyde, Coahoma, Colorado City, Merkel and Tuscola Jim Ned.

 

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