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Stanton Street Department Employees Refugio Natividad

Stanton Street Department Employees Refugio Natividad, George Villanueva and Texas Municipal Equipment’s Chris Stewart stand in front of the new City of Stanton street sweeper that was purchased with local funds from the street maintenance tax.

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09
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Modules stacking up on gin yards

WEST TEXAS - Area farmers have been working at a feverish pace to get all their stripping done before the first string of bad weather hits West Texas. 
 
All area gins in the area are running wide open and bale counts are continuing to rise.

Fri
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Dec
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Hotels in Stanton

One of two closed hotels in Stanton has interested buyers, but the owner, an internet bank in California, has been almost impossible for buyers to find. Meanwhile a second closed hotel, City Manager Mike Adams says, is planning to reopen soon as business picks up.

 

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While search for park land continues, city will make needed improvements

STANTON - While a new and much larger city park is still the goal, Mayor Jim Smith said this week that for now he and the Stanton City Council are fully behind efforts to improve two city parks here.

Separate groups of Stanton residents have approached the city with a list of needed repairs and improvements at both Tommy Walker Field south of the Union Pacific Railroad tracks and Howard Jenkins Park on the north end of town.

The softball association and the Martin County Little League association have both sought to get some, that they term, long-needed updates to both park areas.

And both groups and the many supporters of baseball and softball programs in Stanton have the ears of the Stanton council, Smith said this week.

 

Fri
02
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OPEC’s decision great news for Martin County

MARTIN COUNTY - It’s been two good weeks in a row for the energy business in Martin County and all across Texas and the nation.

First the news came from the US Geologic Survey that the Basin is sitting on billions of dollars of oil and gas - still untapped. And Martin County was the bullseye on the map used by the USGS.

Now this week comes the news Wednesday that OPEC has seen the light and instead of trying to drive the US shale drillers out of business, the Middle Eastern giant will cut back its production so everybody gets a piece of the pie.

 

Thu
24
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Late night wreck claims two lives, sends third victim to area hospital

MARTIN COUNTY - Two Midland men were killed early Saturday morning when the pickup they were driving in was involved in a two vehicle wreck on I-20 at mile marker 159 just east of Stanton. The two men, neither of whom was wearing a seatbelt, were not identified by presstime, but both were believed to be Hispanic males with Midland addresses.
 
Thu
24
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Stanton Elementary students participates

Stanton Elementary students participates in a Turkey Trot on Tuesday which involved climbing through and sliding down bouncers and maneuvering around obstacles.
 
Fri
18
Nov
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Hospital receives another top performance rating

STANTON - Martin County Hospital District recently announced it has been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health for overall excellence in Outcomes and Financial Strength, reflecting top performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation. CEO Rance Ramsey said, “Receiving this award is a true honor that recognizes the hard work and dedication of all our employees, physicians, and other care providers. I cannot say enough about the commitment these ladies and gentlemen have for providing quality patient care, strong customer service, and excellent hospital performance in all areas.

 

Fri
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Smoke billows

Smoke billows from a home on St. Mary St. in Stanton Saturday. One Stanton man was airlifted to the burn center in Lubbock and is expected to recover. Ricky Castillo, 45 of Stanton, was transported. No cause of the fire has been reported.

 

Fri
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Geological Survey call puts bullseye on Martin County

MARTIN COUNTY - If the new US Geological Survey map depicting the biggest oil discovery ever was a target, Martin County is right in the bullseye. On Tuesday the USGS announced it assessed what could be the largest deposit of untapped oil ever discovered in America. Unlike Apache Corporation’s major announcement just weeks ago about its major find near Balmorhea, this time it’s an independent, scientific-based outfit making the claim.

 

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