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Fri
28
Aug

Sheriff Brad

Martin County Sheriff Brad Ingram stands next to some of the marijuana plants found near a residence this week about two miles north of Stanton.
 

 

Fri
21
Aug

First National Bank

Workers have moved around to the front of the new First National Bank in Stanton where changes are dramatic - daily.
 
Fri
21
Aug

Bells ring Monday

STANTON - Drivers, parents, students - everyone needs to get it through their heads that schools start back next Monday in Martin County and across much of Texas. That means folks driving on Hwy. 176 need to obey those school zone laws - or figure out how they intend to pay the fines that are going to levied when the law comes calling.
 
Fri
21
Aug

Cotton crop has some big surprises for producers, experts

WEST TEXAS and MARTIN COUNTY - Surprises from two sources were good news for cotton farmers across West Texas and in Martin County. Figures released Wednesday from the USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, along with the first survey-based estimate from the National Agricultural Statistics Service with projected production numbers at the district level for the 2015 crop, surprised many in the cotton industry and contributed to a subsequent surge in the December contract to levels not seen in months.
 
Fri
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.
 

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