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Wed
26
Nov

Torrential downpours missed much of West Texas

Torrential downpours missed much of West Texas but lightning played a hand in this disposal fire east of Grady school. Ranchers reported up to two inches of rain in surrounding areas.
 
Wed
26
Nov

Another bad wreck on Hwy. 349 claims lives of three, injures another

WEST TEXAS - Three were killed and another injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday just north of Martin County on the dreaded and deadly Hwy. 349. Two Lamesa men were killed and a third occupant badly injured in the head-on wreck between Lamesa and Midland. Two of the dead men were prison guards with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice at the Preston Smith Unit in Lamesa.
 
Wed
26
Nov

Cotton harvest running hot and heavy

MARTIN COUNTY and WEST TEXAS - Cotton harvest continues to run hot and heavy all across West Texas and Martin County. After some of the driest years on record, cotton farmers in Martin County and West Texas are finally getting a chance to haul some cotton to the gin. Bale count numbers are beginning to be released with Stanton’s gin reporting 7209 bales this week and Tarzan gin at 9009 as of Tuesday this week.
 
Fri
21
Nov

The dreaded Hwy. 349 was the scene of another wreck

The dreaded Hwy. 349 was the scene of another wreck, this one in Martin County Friday north of Midland. The driver was airlifted to the hospital in Odessa - his condition remains stable.
 
Fri
21
Nov

Volunteer fire crews were called out

Both Stanton and Lenorah volunteer fire crews were called out to this blaze off Craddick Highway Saturday morning. There were no injuries.
 
Fri
21
Nov

And yet another bridge has been whacked on the interstate

And yet another bridge has been whacked on the interstate - this time the 1-20 bridge on the west end of Stanton that was clobbered Thursday afternoon. There were no injuries, but traffic was shut down while the mess was cleared.
 
Fri
21
Nov

Cotton continues to roll into gins across the area

MARTIN COUNTY and WEST TEXAS - Cotton continues to roll through the area headed to gins all across the area. After some of the driest years on record, cotton farmers in Martin County and West Texas are finally getting a chance to haul some cotton to the gin.
 
Fri
21
Nov

Over $7 million to be spent here on county roads

MARTIN COUNTY - It’s going to be after the first of the year, but when the dirt starts flying, it won’t stop for about two years. That dirt will be part of a $7.1 million road improvement project in Martin County thanks to grants from the state through the Texas Department of Transportation.
 
Fri
14
Nov

The third generation bank is being built

Stanton Drug was once the site of the Frist National Bank of Stanton. Just 30 yards away, the third generation bank is being built.
 
Fri
14
Nov

First National Bank of Stanton is starting to take shape

The foundation for the new First National Bank of Stanton is starting to take shape. The new bank is set to be built next door to the old bank which sits across the street from the original which is now the Drug Store.
 

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