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Tumbleweed Smith

Tumbleweed Smith (left) presents Eric Coronado of Stanton with the Best Tasting Soup Award at the 27th Annual Great Texas Soup Cookoff in Stanton this past weekend.

 

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Buff Stadium

Getting high . . . workmen were way on up there last Friday when changing a light bulb took more than a handful of Aggies to turn the chair - the lights at Buff Stadium are now ready for the 2016 season in about six months or so.

 

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Second time

For the second time in recent years, Jody and Deann Yates of Tarzan have raised the grand champion Hereford at the Fort Worth Fat Stock Show, judged back in January. Savanna West of Channing exhibited the steer at the show and is pictured holding the champion. Yates is in the background on the left.

 

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Late filing makes it a race for mayor as school, city ballots now finalized

MARTIN COUNTY - A late filing on the final day made it a race for mayor in Stanton. Richard Parra of Stanton filed to run for the seat now held by Jim Smith, also of Stanton. Smith was appointed to the post this past year after former Mayor Justin Burch resigned when he moved outside city limits. He’s been a Stanton city councilman for several years prior to moving into the mayor’s post.

 

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Fri
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Construction

The front of the new Stanton High School is really starting to take shape as construction crews have had good weather to get plenty of work done in recent days.
 

 

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Ackerly volunteer firefighter

Ackerly volunteer firefighter Jim Kays was returning to his firehall from a fire in Borden County Wednesday when the fire truck hit a washed out spot in the road and rolled over. He was trapped inside and airflighted to Lubbock, where he has undergone surgeries for internal injuries.
 

 

Fri
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Tumbleweed to serve as judge for Great Texas Soup Cook-Off

Legendary Texas humorist and longtime Martin County Messenger columnist Tumbleweed Smith highlights this weekend’s 27th Annual Great Texas Soup Cook-Off. Smith, a Big Spring resident whose columns appear in newspapers all over Texas and the Southwest and whose radio programs are heard throughout the same areas, will served as one of the judges for the annual fundraiser.
 

 

Fri
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Skimmer scammers strike Stanton

The first skimmer in Martin County was found Thursday on a gas pump at the Stripes store in Stanton. That brings to at least eight that have been founde in this area in recent days. Most were in Odessa and Midland with the first in Martin County - being just that as lawmen here noted.
 
Fri
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And then there were none; Knott wraps up 2015 season

Wigth a final count of 38,313 bales, the gin at Knott became the last bale-maker in the area this past week. That puts a wrap on the 2015 cotton season, with all stripping and ginning now complete.
 
Fri
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Softball season

With softball season right around the corner, the Stanton Lady Buffaloes have been practicing the past couple weeks at the Stanton City Park.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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