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Fri
14
Nov

Gas prices to remain down through coming year, feds say

WEST TEXAS - While the jury is still out on whether oil prices have bottomed out, some things are clear - there will be no bust to this ongoing boom and the price of a gallon of gas is likely to stay down through next year. The average price of gasoline will be below $3 a gallon in 2015, the government predicted Wednesday. If the sharply lower estimate holds true, U.S. consumers will save $61 billion on gas compared with this year.
 
Fri
14
Nov

Time frame for Stanton school renovations could be shaved by as much as one full year

STANTON - Meeting this week with the architectural firm and construction manager handling planning for major renovations and additions to Stanton schools, Superintendent David Carr discussed cutting the time frame for construction by as much as a year. Discussions centered on reducing the three phases of work originally suggested down to two phases and shaving a whole year off the various projects.
 
Thu
06
Nov

Judge-elect Bryan Cox

Judge-elect Bryan Cox reaches out to shake the hand of Robert Teveni at the Martin County Courthouse after Cox won the election for county judge Tuesday night.
 
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Thu
06
Nov

Gins are up and running all across Martin County and West Texas

MARTIN COUNTY and WEST TEXAS - 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 2959 bales this week and Tarzan gin at 3599 as of Wednesday this week.
 
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Thu
06
Nov

Martin County’s hospital

Martin County’s hospital
 
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Thu
06
Nov

Cox, Barnes win election on Tuesday

MARTIN COUNTY - A new county judge and new commissioner in Precinct 2 were named this week when almost 50 percent of Martin County’s voters went to the polls. The final number of voters was 1237 out of the 2501 registered voters for a 49.48 percent turnout in the midterm elections.
 
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Fri
31
Oct

Mayor Justin Burch

Stanton Mayor Justin Burch gets an earful from some of his youngest constituents when the annual Harvest Festival evolved into a food fight and he got the business end of some whipped cream pies at one of the booths in the Martin County Community Center.

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Fri
31
Oct

Quarterback

Fri
31
Oct

Send the kids to jail Friday night for treats

STANTON - It’s the best chance you’ll ever have to go to jail, get some free goodies and really enjoy the visit. Lawmen from the Martin County Sheriff’s Department and from some other state and local law enforcement agencies will be at the old jail on the northwest side of the Martin County Courthouse Friday night for some Halloween treats.

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Thu
23
Oct

The fourth fatality

The fourth fatality in just over a month was recorded Saturday night on Hwy. 176, which is fast becoming an all-too-regular run for first responders in Martin County.
 

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