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The correct class float winner

The correct class float winner from the 86th Old Settlers Reunion and Parade was the Class of 1964.

 

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Fri
26
Jul
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Gonzales named Region 18 Superintendent of the Year

AUSTIN - Grady ISD superintendent Leandro Gonzales was recently named the Region 18 Superintendent of the Year. This award qualifies Gonzales for the 2019 Texas Association of School Boards Superintendent of the Year Award. Regional superintendents of the year nominated by regional selection committees are: Region 1 - Carlos Guzman, Roma ISD Region 2 - Sharon McKinney, Port Aransas ISD Region 3 - Tina Herrington, Wharton ISD Region 4 - Charles Dupre, Fort Bend ISD Region 5 - Cody Abshier, Liberty ISD Region 6 - Walter Jackson, Brenham ISD Region 7 - Christopher Moran, Whitehouse ISD Region 8 - Paul Jones, Paris ISD Region 9 - Tylor Chaplin, Burkburnett ISD Region 10 - Roosevelt Nivens, Community ISD Region 11 - John Ramos, Castleberry ISD Region 13 - Bruce Gearing, Dripping Springs ISD Region 14 - Duane Hyde, Highland ISD Region 15 - Carlos Rios, San Felipe Del Rio CISD Region 16 - Tanya Larkin, Pampa ISD Region 17- Keith Bryant, Lubbock-Cooper ISD

 

Fri
26
Jul
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Robert Allan “Bob” Dillard II

FORT DAVIS - Robert Allan “Bob” Dillard II, 74, of Fort Davis died Saturday, July 20, 2019 in Lubbock, Texas surrounded by loved ones.

A celebration of life for Bob has been planned for 6pm Saturday, August 3 at the Kelly Pavilion behind the Old Union Building. The family asks that those planning to attend dress casually and come with an empty stomach as there will be briskets, beans and tortillas to eat while Bob’s life is celebrated.

Bob was born May 17, 1945 to Allan and Laura Margaret Dillard in Tyler, Texas. His father, a lawyer by trade, had the family on the move for a portion of Bob’s early years living in Tyler, Corpus Christi and eventually Fort Worth.

 

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Thu
25
Jul
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Nuclear fuel headed to Andrews? House bill pending with subcommittee

WEST TEXAS - A three decades old political argument could be the cause of spent nuclear waste being transported across some of the most deadly stretches of interstate and highway in Texas.

Yucca Mountain, a $19 billion hole in the ground, is located about 100 miles outside Las Vegas deep in the remote desert. This site was proposed to be licensed as a federal repository and the federal government’s answer to nuclear waste storage.

Even though Congress designated Yucca Mountain as the location for a national permanent nuclear waste repository back in 1987 and a test tunnel was dug, the site was never licensed.

 

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Fri
19
Jul
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86th Old Settlers yet another huge success; plans begin for the 87th

STANTON - The 86th Old Settler’s Reunion was another big success, with the Little Buffs winning the best themed float and the Class of 1964 taking the prize for Best Class Reunion.

Winners from the BBQ:

The youngest in attendance was Hattie Creech while the oldest in attendance was anonymous, 93 years old.

 

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Fri
19
Jul
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Wrecks on I-20 takes three lives in less than 12 hours

STANTON - Two separate accidents between Stanton and Big Spring took the lives of three individuals on July 10. The first accident occurred at 5:32 p.m., 10 miles east of Stanton on Interstate 20 in Howard County. Five vehicles were involved in the accident that took the life of Joseph A Rocznaik (75) of Odessa.

The accident was caused when Emanuel C. Piper, (45) of Vernon, failed to control his semi-trailer’s speed and struck Devin Grier, (22) of Seminole, and pushed him from the highway. 

 

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Fri
19
Jul
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Serving Stanton, Lenorah, Tarzan and all of Martin County

The Stanton Class of 1964 was awarded first prize in the float contest at the 86th Annual Old Settlers Reunion in Stanton on Saturday.

 

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Fri
12
Jul
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A historic Stanton tale not to be forgotten

STANTON - A stranger walked into the Stanton Drug and told Glenn Brown, “Hi, I’m Jon Voight and we’re going to shoot a movie here.”

Despite the fact that Glenn was well read and had been to lots of places, he hadn’t the foggiest who in Sam Hill was Jon Voight.

That was back in the late summer of 1968, when Stanton was selected for some of the scenes for Midnight Cowboy, a rather daring movie for the time. According to Fred Caruso, the unit manager for the Jerome Production Company of New York, Stanton and Big Spring were selected for the early scenes of the movie after driving over 4,000 miles in Texas looking over prospective locations.

 

 

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Fri
12
Jul
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Martin County Sheriff dubbed ‘miracle man’

by Mark Rogers

MARTIN COUNTY -

Martin County Sheriff Brad Ingram was fighting for his life after being coded seven times by medical staff for pulmonary embolism-induced cardiac arrest.

Ingram was sitting at his desk the morning of June 21 when he began to feel dizzy and would shortly require immediate resuscitative efforts. This is where the sheriff’s memory starts to fade.

 

 

 

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Fri
12
Jul
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Stanton Elementary back to school info

STANTON - Back to School information for Stanton Elementary is already needing to be posted as the new school year quicly appraoces. 

 

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