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Grady’s Devynn

Grady’s Devynn Smith hurdles Highland defender in the season opener for both teams last Friday.

 

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Stanton’s Austin Fryar

Stanton’s Austin Fryar wrestles a Seagraves ball carrier in Buffalo football action last Friday.

 

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Billet is museum’s new executive director

MARTIN COUNTY - The Martin County Historical Museum is pleased to announce its new executive director, Ruthie Billet. Billet comes to the museum from Stanton schools where she has worked for the past 11 years. “We are so blessed to have such a qualified person with so many gifts,” said a news release from the museum’s Board of Directors.

 

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Secretary of State’s office says there’s no need for elections administrator to recuse

MARTIN COUNTY - A spokesperson for the Texas Secretary of State’s office said this week there was no need for Martin County elections Administrator Helen Floyd to recuse herself from holding the November elections. The question arose when Floyd’s husband, Franklin Floyd and a candidate for constable in Martin County, drew a write-in candidate before the deadline to file last week. Helen Floyd as well as others in Martin County, including this newspaper, contacted the Secretary of State’s office which oversees voting in the state.

 

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Stanton varsity Buffs

Members of the Stanton varsity Buffs were introduced Tuesday night during Meet the Buffs. Stanton opens the season here on Friday against Seagraves at 7:30.

 

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All four bids a little steep commissioners say; Plan B going into effect for courtyard renovations

Commissioners opened four bids this week - and then decided to regroup and postpone a decision on renovations to the Martin County Courthouse grounds. All four bids opened this week exceeded the amount members of the court had in mind to spend on what most agree is a long-overdue project.

 

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The driver of this SUV

The driver of this SUV escaped serious injury this week when he veered across the highway into oncoming lanes of the interstate. Volunteer firefighters and emergency crews continue to work overtime trying to keep up with all the wrecks around the area.

 

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Martin County Commissioners are expected to open bids

Martin County Commissioners are expected to open bids next week on renovations and landscaping of the grounds at the Martin County Courthouse. Cost of the project is not known, but several interested contractors have looked at the project and are expected to offer bid proposals.
 
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Odessa-based company driver

This Odessa-based company driver wasn’t real clear on the meaning of that big red sign with STOP on it. Hence the trip he got to a Midland hospital after blowing through the 137 and 176 intersection earlier this week. No serious injuries.
 
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Thieves strike again, this time ripping off over $100,000 of pipe

MARTIN COUNTY - It wasn’t like a bunch of guys sitting around knocking down a 30 pack and thinking they might borrow their cousin’s trailer and go steal a couple joints of pipe to finish the fence in the backyard. Nope, this one was a little more thought out than that. On Tuesday - or possibly Wednesday - thieves with obvious planning skills robbed several sites in northwest Martin County of over $100,000 of oilfield pipe.
 

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