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SHS One Act Play Performance Mar. 2

STANTON - The Stanton High School One Act Play will have a community performance of this year's production, Taking Leave, by Nagle Jackson.

The performance is scheduled for Mar. 2, at 7 pm, in the Stanton High School Auditorium.

The district contest will be Mar. 4 in Clyde.

 

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Deputies arrest suspect in massive fuel theft operation

ODESSA - A 45-yearold Cuban national living in Odessa was arrested this week, accused of stealing thousands of gallons of red and green diesel from locations in Martin, Midland, Howard, and Ector Counties according to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.

Using a cargo van with tanks capable of holding vast amounts of fuel, Arlinton Martinez Ferras would drive up to a vacated location in the oilfield and top off his tank.

 

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New bridge expected to take two years to complete

New bridge expected to take two years to complete

STANTON – Construction on the Interstate 20 overpass on the West side of Stanton is expected to begin this summer. But before cheers of elation erupt, residents should understand the timetable for completion is expected to take two years.

Shortly after the bridge was repaired in the Fall of 2017, it was damaged again after a trucking company failed to acquire the proper permit to haul an oversized load.

On Jan. 15, 2018, a then 33-year-old New Mexico-based truck driver Samuel Greene was hauling oilfield equipment westbound along I-20 for Stay Loaded Trucking when he struck the bridge West of Stanton around 3 p.m.

 

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Scholarship water essays due Mar. 3

STANTON – The due date is nearing for students to submit their essay for the 2020 Permian Basin Underground Water Conservation District (PBUWCD) scholarship contest.

All graduating seniors who attend a school within the district (Forsan, Grady, Sands, Stanton) are invited to participate.

There will be a scholarship offered to each of the four schools in the District and the winners of the contest will receive a $2,000 scholarship to the college of their choice.

 

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Cook-off raises $16,000 for historic convent restoration

Cook-off raises $16,000 for historic convent restoration
Cook-off raises $16,000 for historic convent restoration

STANTON - The 31st Annual Great Texas Soup Cook-Off was another huge success with an estimated $16,000 worth of proceeds generated from voting tickets, dessert auction and donations - all going toward the restoration of the historic Carmelite Monastery.

The top award of “Best Tasting Soup”, chosen by a guest judge, went to Mr. and Mrs. Petty of Martin County for their Chicken Pot Pie Soup.

The top three soups with the most votes by general admission tickets were:

 

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Early voting draws big crowds; record number of votes expected

MARTIN COUNTY - Polls opened Tuesday for the 10 day early voting period in the Texas primaries. Voters can cast ballots in either the Democratic or Republican primary, or go to third-party conventions later this year.

As of 4 pm Wednesday, 151 Martin County’s 3317 registered voters had exercised their constitutional right in person or by mail.

Voters weighed in on congressional, legislative, judicial, State Board of Education, several propositions, and county primaries.

 

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Cross county walkers pass through Martin County

Cross county walkers pass through Martin County
Cross county walkers pass through Martin County

MARTIN COUNTY - Two United States veterans have chosen to walk across the U.S. to draw attention to what veterans’ experience upon returning home. Buddy Watch Walk Pier to Pier was formed to bring awareness to the issues that veterans face every day that can ultimately lead them to giving up. They’re sharing their stories and meeting other veterans on their journey that will cover 2,462 miles from Tybee Island Pier in Georgia to Santa Monica Pier in California.

On Oct. 1, 2019, John Ring, of the 48th Infantry Brigade, set out on foot from Tybee Island Pier with a goal is to walk across the United States, bringing attention to veterans and the issues that are close to their heart and help change the statistics, including PTSD, addiction, homelessness, TBI, MST, Gold Star Families, and Veteran suicide.

 

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Republican Candidate

Republican Candidate

On February 11th 2020 District 11 Republican Candidate August Pfluger met with members of the public, Martin County Cotton Growers board of directors, and with Shawn Holliday and Steve Verrett of Plains Cotton Growers. Items Discussed included agriculture and current issues in the Farm Bill, national Defense, immigration reform and H2A workers, 2nd amendment, abortion, and border security.

 

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Bond construction

Bond construction

Bond construction continues at Grady ISD with bricks going up the sides of a new gymnasium. Bad weather has slowed crews the past couple weeks but work is progressing.

 

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Early voting starts Tuesday; Jenkins, Wheeler file

STANTON - The first day for registered voters to check the boxes for the candidates of their choice will be Feb. 18. Early voting will run through Feb. 28.

The contested races in Martin County are sheriff: Incumbent Brad Ingram and candidate Randy Cozart.

Precinct 1 County Commissioner: Incumbent Kenny Stewart and candidate Keith Petty.

Precinct 3 County Commissioner: Incumbent Bobby Holland and candidate Allen Carby.

To other incumbents seeking re-election but are running unopposed are county attorney James Napper and county tax assessor collector Kathy Hull.

 

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