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Fri
10
Jul

Stanton Superintendent David Carr named region’s administrator of year

The Texas Association of School Boards announced this week that David Carr, superintendent of schools in Stanton has been named the Region 18 Superintendent of the Year. Carr also has been announced as a candidate for Texasw Superintendent of the Year. Sponsored by TASB, the awards program has recognized exemplary superintendents for excellence and achievement in educational leadership since 1984.
 
Fri
10
Jul
Thu
02
Jul

A Big Lake family

A Big Lake family was t-boned by another vehicle on Hwy. 137 just past the interstate this week - and luckily all in the van escaped serious injury.  

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Thu
02
Jul

store in Stanton

Bill Pinkerton stands behind the counter of his grocery store in Stanton  

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Thu
02
Jul

Martin County judges choose not to marry couples of any kind

Justices of the peace and the county judge in Martin County have decided, at least for now, they do not intend to perform wedding ceremonies for any couples, same sex or otherwise. Texas law does not require judges to marry anyone, but clerks are required to issue marriage licenses when requested. There were more questions than answers from all over the state about every county’s stand on making marriage licenses available for same sex weddings. The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last week has sent some Texas legislators into a swoon - the state’s attorney general telling the 254 Texas county clerks they didn’t have to issue same sex marriage if they had religious beliefs in opposition to the 6-3 ruling of the nation’s highest court.  

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Fri
19
Jun

Stanton school changes take shape

The initial phase of renovations and construction at Stanton’s schools is moving ahead quickly all over town. At the elementary school, work on the west side has begun in earnest with the old school  entrance removed to make way for major changes at the middle school and elementary offices on that side of the existing school.
 
Fri
19
Jun

New softball and baseball

Construction crews have been digging holes and putting down concrete for the new softball and baseball complex that will be part of Stanton school’s renovation and improvements program underway all over town this summer
 
Fri
19
Jun

The new turf is down on the Stanton Buffalo football field

The new turf is down on the Stanton Buffalo football field, workers putting the finishing touches on that part of the renovations this week.
 
Fri
12
Jun

Numbers still early but county values could fall by a billion

While it’s still too early to know exact figures, preliminary numbers indicate Martin County could see a drop of as much as a billion dollars in the county’s market values.
 
Fri
12
Jun

349 more than a two lane kill zone

As work continues on finally making Hwy. 349 more than a two lane kill zone, wrecks are continuing to happen weekly. This week in two separate accidents in the exact same location of the construction zone, where levels of pavement are uneven by a half foot in places, hard to believe, but there were no deaths reported.
 

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