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Fri
22
May

Smith, Grady relay teams bring home medals from state track, field meet

Track season across the state came to an abrupt halt with the last race of the state track and field meet at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin May 14-16. Martin County was well represented again, with both Stanton and Grady sending athletes to the track and field grand finale.
 

 

Fri
22
May

Harvesting presentation

The Permian Basin Underground Water Conservation District hosted the annual Rainwater Harvesting presentation in Stanton last week. This year’s guest speaker was Billy Kniffen, featured in this photo along with Aaron and Elaine Bedell. The Bedells won this year’s door prize drawing, a rain barrel made by Kniffen.
 

 

Fri
22
May

Morris Williamson

Latriceia Smith and Jonathan Tomlinson, both of Stanton High School, received the Morris Williamson Outstanding Athletes award during the annual Stanton sport’s banquet this past Monday at Circle 6. Smith and Tomlinson represented the Buffaloes at the state track meet last week.
 

 

Fri
22
May

Heavy rains

Heavy rains and wild storms as well as hail, tornadoes and Lord only knows what’s next keep coming across most all of Texas and the southwest. This shot of a lightning strike came last Thursday at the Convent when yet another big storm blew through the area. More potentially rough weather is expected through the weekend across much of Texas.
 

 

Fri
15
May

Renovations moving track day to elementary

STANTON - Due to renovations going on at the Stanton High School track and football stadium, the annual Stanton Elementary Track and Field Day  as been canceled. Instead, as a reward for this year’s hard work, students can partake in a play day on May 20on the elementary campus 

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Fri
15
May

The man’s pickup

An Abilene man, headed home to his son’s birthday party, was killed late May 7 in a fiery crash on I-20 just west of Highway 137 in Stanton. The man’s pickup veered across the interstate into an oilfield tanker truck with the subsequent explosion making it all the more difficult for authorities to identify the dead man. The driver of the tanker was taken to an area hospital and is recovering from his injuries   

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Fri
15
May

thunderstorm

A monsterous thunderstorm last Friday night brought tons of lightning and golf ball sized hail to Stanton.

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Fri
15
May

Martin County coach-pitch

Martin County coach-pitch baseball was an exciting spectacle last week as the Braves battled back from five runs down in the final inning to give the Mets a run for their money. Unfortunately for the Braves they were one run short

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Fri
08
May

Jade Helm 15 creating a stir, not just here

Howard and Martin counties this summer, the somewhat mysterious air of a seven-state military preparedness exercise has stoked the fires of suspicion and fear that are always burning in cyberspace. The nature of Operation
Jade Helm 15 is not unusual, say planners at the U.S. Special Operations Command and the local officials who approved it; but indications are that its ambitious scope and perhaps impolitic slogan, “Mastering the Human Domain,” have worked against it.
 
Fri
08
May

The berm along FM 2002

The berm along FM 2002 was washed out as torrents of rain came through Martin and surrounding counties. Almost 10 inches fell near Tahoka and roads and schools were closed Tuesday in that area - with more weather expected through at least Sunday.
 

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