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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.
 
Fri
08
May

Electric crews restore power along Hwy 137 north of Stanton

Electric crews restore power along Hwy 137 north of Stanton in a dust storm - look closely - there’s the roof of a car at almost the second pole where a driver tried to go through the strong water that ran big all through the area this
week
 
Fri
01
May

The new fire hall

Workers have started up with the outer skin of the new Stanton Fire Hall on Hwy. 137. The new 63-foot ladder truck will fill some of the space in the new facility.
 
Fri
01
May

The new fire hall

It’s as big as it looks in this shot . . . the new fire hall in Stanton is going up quickly now that the weather has been more cooperative. The facility should be ready for the new ladder truck due here this spring.
 
Fri
01
May

Military operations creating plenty of unfounded rumors

MARTIN COUNTY - Amid swirling rumors both in the coffee shops and on the internet, Martin County commissioners and the Martin County Sheriff’s Department sought to shed more light on military manouvers scheduled in West Texas later this summer.
 
Fri
01
May

Large turnout of early voters going to polls

STANTON - Almost 75 voters have turned out the first three days of early voting for the hotly-contested Board of Trustees race of the Stanton Independent School District. With six candidates in the race, it was expected that voting might be heavy for what is otherwise a light turnout.
 
Fri
24
Apr

Rains making cotton planting look promising

Cotton planting time is rapidly approaching across the Texas Plains, and recent weather events have boosted optimism for a successful start to the 2015 crop. As of Friday morning, every West Texas Mesonet weather station had recorded at least a bit of rainfall in the previous 96 hours.
 

 

Fri
24
Apr

Volunteered

Sharyland Utilities volunteered to put up the new scoreboard at the Stanton city park. The new scoreboard came from funds given by the Old Sorehead Trade Days bunch.
 

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