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Texas Tech student

A Texas Tech student from Midland was a lucky girl in December when a young mule deer buck ran into the highway in front of her on a Martin County road.

 

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Would have been better not to come home for holidays

STANTON - Odds are Richard Trejo Martinez won’t see a lot of daylight this time around.

Martinez, 38 of Stanton, should have never come home.

Last year about this time, lawmen finally caught up with Martinez, who was wanted for a number of petty thefts, break-ins and smalltime burglaries.

 

Fri
30
Dec
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Huffman promoted to top Washington post

WASHINGTON, DC - Benjamine C. Huffman has been selected for the number three post of the U.S. Border Patrol, and will move to Washington, DC, as the Chief of Strategic Planning and Analysis Directorate.
 
A native of Odessa with strong ties to Stanton and Martin County, Huffman currently is the Deputy Chief Patrol Agent for El Paso Sector Headquartered in El Paso.

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Dec
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Farmers back in the fields getting cotton stripped while gins still busy

WEST TEXAS - Unseasonably warm, calm weather was a huge Christmas gift to area farmer’s looking to wrap of the 2016 cotton stripping season.
 
Following a week slowed by brutal cold, strong winds and holiday dinners with family, eager farmers quickly took advantage of the perfect weather to try and close out the season.

Fri
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Dec
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County Impact Meetings scheduled to begin in early January

MARTIN COUNTY - The Martin County Leadership Advisory Board of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has identified a need for community networking, advocacy and sustainability of efforts in Martin County.
 
To address this need, the LAB will host monthly County Impact Meetings starting next year.

Fri
30
Dec
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According to Southern lore, black-eyed peas a must on Sunday

by Bud Lindsey
 
Many people residing in the south firmly believe that if you eat blackeyed peas on New Year’s Day you will have good luck for the entire year.
 
Some of those who are adamant in this belief hang out down at Stanton’s senior center.

Fri
30
Dec
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Bank robber still on the loose after Community National hit

STANTON - Apparently needing a little travelling money to get home for the holidays, a lone gunman stuck up Community National Bank Friday just before noon and remains on the loose.
 
A man, believed to be in his mid-50s and at one time working and living in Midland, is a person of interest. Authorities now believe that man, wanted for questioning, likely is in Mexico, his native country.

Fri
30
Dec
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The landscaping project on the grounds of the Martin County Courthouse.

Work continues at a rapid pace in the landscaping project on the grounds of the Martin County Courthouse. New sidewalks, trimmed trees and other renovations are a big improvement.

Thu
22
Dec
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The Martin County Courthouse

The Martin County Courthouse is getting a long-needed facelift thanks to the efforts of the commissioners court, which hired a landscaping firm to come up with some ideas to beautify and upgrade the grounds around the building. Work began this past week when crews tore up both the south and north sides of the building. Once work is completed, those crews will move to the east side of the courthouse and make some changes there.

 

Thu
22
Dec
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Stanton trustees get their man

STANTON - After thinning out a list of 42 applicants, Stanton school board trustees have picked their man to replace David Carr as superintendent of Stanton schools.

Dr. Merl Brandon, a West Texan who most recently has been an assistant superintendent with the Belton school district, is the board’s choice to be the lone finalist for the position Carr is vacating after 15 years.

The Stanton Independent School District Board of Trustees, at its Dec. 19 meeting, formally named Brandon as finalist for superintendent.

By Texas law, the board must now wait 21 days before voting to hire Brandon.

 

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