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14
Aug

Tarzan farm finds hoop houses are answer to growing business

MARTIN COUNTY - Seasonal high tunnels are a sight not commonly seen on the Permian Basin horizon, however, this could soon change thanks to one business’s successful endeavors at local farmers markets. Late last year, with the help of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Martin County, Flying Y Farms of Tarzan was able to build a high tunnel on their farmland near Tarzan and quickly realized the benefits high tunnels have to offer.
 
Fri
14
Aug

Jim Smith: new mayor of Stanton

STANTON - Jim Smith, a 16-year veteran on the Stanton City Council, was elected mayor of Stanton this week, replacing Justin Burch who resigned after moving from town. Smith, who served a dozen years back in the 1990s, was off the council for three years before getting back on as an appointed member in recent years.
 
Fri
14
Aug

Construction crews continue to work

Construction crews continue to work feverishly as the first day of school draws near.
 
Fri
14
Aug

Fryar withdraws plea; trial scheduled in January

MIDLAND - The Stanton native accused of faking cancer treatments to delay her court proceedings has formally withdrawn her guilty plea to a federal wire fraud charge and has a scheduled court date. Judy Kay Fryar, aka Judy Francis, formally withdrew her guilty plea Tuesday at the Midland Federal Courthouse, according to assistant U.S. attorney Bill Lewis.
 
Fri
14
Aug

Holland named financial officer at hospital here

STANTON - Longtime Stanton schools administrator Brad Holland has been named the new financial officer for the Martin County Hospital starting on Oct. 1. Holland has served the Stanton school district for 15 years as business manager and will assume his duties as chief financial officer of the hospital.
 
Fri
07
Aug

PATIENCE

Actually PATIENCE is not just the word for this week but for the better part of the next two years as Stanton  schools are transformed, renovated and in some cases demolished. With work ongoing at all  Stanton school sites, the multimillion dollar bond issue passed by Stanton taxpayers is in full  swing - and students, moms and dads are being reminded that patience is a virtue.
 
Fri
07
Aug

The drought monitor maps

Drought is coming. Based on our history, Texans can be sure of it. Texas has experienced a drought in every  decade of the 20th century and research tells us that decadelong droughts have occurred in  Texas since the 1500s. The recent rainfall in Texas is not a return to  normalcy — it is a luxury, and we must take advantage of every  drop. In May of 2010, Texas’  drought map looked much like it does today — an almost colorless  map with sparse areas of abnormally dry conditions. A year  later, in May 2011, a map smothered in shades of red painted a  much different picture; more than  two thirds of the state was engulfed in some stage of drought.
 
Fri
07
Aug

The Permian Basin

The Permian Basin Underground Water Conservation District hosted a presentation at the Martin County Library  this past Wednesday which consisted of a storytime book reading that taught kids about water conservation and then an arts and craft session where kids decorated their own watering jug, all of those recycled from plastic jugs.
 
Thu
06
Aug

Wildcats finalize coaching; trustee election called

GRADY - School trustees in Grady have finalized the faculty and staff for the 2015-16 school year with the hiring of an elementary math teacher and the decision to turn the reins of the football program over to the new basketball coach. Chris Short, who was hired earlier this year as the new Wildcat basketball coach, replacing Thomas Clay who moved to Krum. Short also has been named the athletic director for Gray. He’s most recently been the coach at Eden.
 
Thu
06
Aug

It’s been yet another busy week for emergency service

It’s been yet another busy week for emergency service and firefighters who haven’t caught much of a break in the past month. Fortunately none of the wrecks resulted in fatalities, but with school starting soon, the volunteers are worried what comes next.
 

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