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Fri
23
Mar

Five Stanton students head for regionals in academics

STANTON - Five Stanton students have advanced to the Region II Class AAA academic meet in Abilene Apr. 13-14.

Alexis Silva won the district headline writing competition and Sebastian DeLeon was third, both qualifying for Abilene.

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Fri
23
Mar

Greenwood volunteer likes fires a little too much - busted for a string of area arsons

GREENWOOD - A Greenwood volunteer firefighter was being held Wednesday and faces felony charges related to arson.

Alan Alton Self, 24, admitted to starting multiple fires, according to a press release from the Midland County Sheriff’s Office. Bond has not been set.

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Fri
16
Mar

Water conservation district changes rules for wells deeper than 500 feet

STANTON - In response to changes in the types of wells and their depths being drilled in the area, the Permian Basin Underground Water Conservation District has adopted a policy requiring a Cementing Completion Report on every water well drilled deeper than 500 feet in order to protect the health and welfare of the citizens of the district and protect the aquifers.

The policy, which was adopted at a board meeting Feb. 8, states “As Dockum Group (Santa Rosa) wells become more common in the PBUWCD the district must carefully protect the water quality and quantity of each aquifer penetrated.

 

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Fri
16
Mar

Stanton native is the opening act for yet another big name star

MIDLAND - Rory Payne, a 2000 graduate of Stanton High School, will be the opening act for Texas music legend Robert Earl Keen on Mar. 23 at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center.

Keen has become a legend of Texas in the outlaw country style with ties that go deep in the state: He was born in Houston, educated in College Station, is now based in the Hill Country, and has traveled to every corner of Texas and the world in his 30- year career.

 

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Fri
16
Mar

More wrecks, including a fatality keep law, EMS busy all weekend long

MARTIN COUNTY - The wrecks keep piling up all over Martin County - four on Saturday including one that killed a Midland woman and several more this week, two more Thursday.

Most all the wrecks are scattered all over the county, but primarily on roads like Hwy. 349 and Hwy. 176.

The death Saturday involved the Mustang to the right that was totally destroyed when 29-year-old Jesse Whitlow drove into an oncoming tractor trailer and was dead at the scene.

 

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Fri
09
Mar

Election results

Martin County residents packed the courthouse hallways Tuesday anxiously awaiting election results.

 

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Fri
09
Mar

Blocker, Bradshaw, Gonzales win contested Martin races

MARTIN COUNTY - Just over 30 percent of Martin County voters took the time to make their voices known in the 2018 primary elections.

Two incumbents won the nomination to run in the general election, but since there is no opposition in the fall, both are essentially reelected.

 

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Fri
09
Mar

New jail

Packing dirt right now, but before long Martin County will be packing outlaws in the new jail being built east of the hospital.

 

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Fri
02
Mar

An Andrews driver

An Andrews driver walked away from this one on Hwy. 176 and CR 3600 when he plowed into a sand truck that was one of four stopped on the highway Tuesday afternoon.

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Fri
02
Mar

State approves expenditures for airport improvements here

STANTON - It’s unlikely United or Delta is going to add a Stanton stop any time soon, but the city’s airport got a nice present last week when the Texas Transportation Commission approved about $170,000 for Stanton Municipal Airport.

The funds will be used for planned airport improvements, which includes engineering/design for pavement improvements

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