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Fri
20
May
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Highway work has started west of Stanton

MARTIN COUNTY – Work began Monday on the interstate - and folks, get ready, it’s going to be a mess for several months. Theproject to resurface about six miles of Interstate 20 began west of Stanton in Martin County. The work stretches from the Martin and Midland counties line to the western edge of Stanton.
 
Fri
13
May
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Smith wins close race for mayor; streets sales tax carries by 91-32

STANTON - Turnout was close to pitiful for City of Stanton elections, with only 123 voters bothering to cast ballots for their town’s mayor and whether or not to continue a tiny tax to make Stanton streets better. Jim Smith, the current mayor, won a close election with 67 votes to 56 for Richard Parra.  

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Fri
13
May
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Neighbor to the west may get all of nation’s nuke waste

by Maggie Ybarra

WEST TEXAS - California lawmakers are rallying around a plan to relocate radioactive waste from the state’s shuttered nuclear power plants to a storage site in West Texas after failing to secure enough political support to move that waste to a repository in Nevada. The Texas site is owned by Dallas-based Waste Control Specialists, which submitted a nuclear waste storage proposal to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in April.   

Fri
13
May
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Serving Stanton, Lenorah, Tarzan and all of Martin County

MARTIN COUNTY - Both the Stanton school district and Martin County are looking for new blood to run the FFA and 4-H programs following the announced departure this week of Stanton FFA instructor Cory Wheeler and the resignation of Martin County Agent Parks Tucker.  

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Fri
13
May
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Over 350 new adobes have been built at the Convent

Over 350 new adobes have been built at the Convent, where work continues at a rapid pace.

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Fri
13
May
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This brand spanking new pickup met up with a oilfield tanker

This brand spanking new pickup met up with a oilfield tanker this week in Martin County. Fortunately there were no serious injuries.

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Fri
06
May
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Sealcoating work starts next week on Stanton streets

STANTON - The seal coating project in Stanton is scheduled to begin next week. Work will probably start on Carpenter Street so it will be imperative that people living on Carpenter park their vehicles somewhere other than on Carpenter Street. Crews will then begin working on St. Peter Street and need the same cooperation from the people living on that street.
 
Fri
06
May
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Polls open at 7 here Saturday

STANTON - Early voting in the Stanton City Council mayoral race ended with 53 voters casting early ballots. Polls will be open Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm with all voting at the Elections Office across from the courthouse in Stanton. There is only one race on the ballot - although Stanton voters also have a chance to help rebuild their streets by voting Saturday.
 
Fri
06
May
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McCuin, Earhart named Martin County Woman, Man of the Year

MARTIN COUNTY - Rosie McCuin of Stanton, a longtime volunteer for many causes, was honored as Woman of the Year Thursday night at the Martin County Chamber of Commerce Banquet. She was introduced by former Stanton City Manager and current City Councilman Danny Fryar. The Man of the Year is another longtime area resident, who was an educator for many years in Grady before becoming Martin County Extension Agent.
 
Fri
29
Apr
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First of two men sought in 2015 Lenorah postal shooting busted

LENORAH - One of two men believed to have been involved in the 2015 shooting at the Lenorah Post Office is behind bars, arrested this week in Sweetwater. Rodney Keleman, 31 years of age from Sweetwater, is in the Martin County Jail under $100,000 bond and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
 

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