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Fri
27
Jul
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Seal coat project in Stanton should start in early August

STANTON - Don’t say you weren’t warned.

When the gravel and rocks start flying next month, be prepared because crews will be working fast and furious to get work done and move on to the next town.

The City of Stanton’s seal coat project is expected to begin Aug. 8 when paving crews arrive from their current work area - which is in the City of Andrews.

 

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Fri
20
Jul
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85th Old Settlers yet another huge success; plans begin for the 86th

STANTON - The 85th Old Settler’s Reunion was another big success, with the Class of 1983 winning the best themed float and the Class of 1958 taking the prize for Best Class Reunion.

Other winners were Best Theme second place - Stanton Senior Center and third place to Heavenly Daycare.

The Class of 1978 followed by the Class of 1968 were second and third in Best Class Reunion category.

 

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Fri
20
Jul
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Excavation

Excavation work on the convent grounds unearthed the foundations for the two buildings destroyed by the tornado of June 11, 1938, and the old Catholic church that stood on the south side of the convent.

 

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Fri
20
Jul
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Future of Stanton bridge is not certain

MARTIN COUNTY - If you are enjoying the madness on the interstate while repairs are going on - wrecks and delays almost each and every day at almost any hour of the day or night - you are going to love what’s coming next.

Hang on to your hat; the mess is getting ready to be worse, if that’s possible.

Within the next month or so, bids could be let and work could begin before the first of the year for the demolition of the bridge over I-20 west of the Stanton Coop Gin.

 

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Fri
13
Jul
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The grand old Martin County Courthouse

The grand old Martin County Courthouse during construction in 1903

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Fri
13
Jul
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If you had some of Aunt Lucy’s

If you had some of Aunt Lucy’s peach preserves shipped in via UPS, it might have gotten a little bounced around Tuesday when this big brown went down and then all around on FM 1212. The driver, with his hands on his knees, is just happy to still be amongst us and was not seriously injured. As for that jar from Aunt Lucy, you may have to go to plan B for breakfast this week.

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Fri
06
Jul
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Six people were involved in this three-vehicle crash on FM 829 this week

Six people were involved in this three-vehicle crash on FM 829 this week - and only one of them did not need to be taken by ambulance or airlifted - the guy inside that little white SUV. Hard to believe, but a pickup with four rig-crew men inside ran a stop sign, was hit by that big 18-wheeler that then flew through the air and landed on top of the little white SUV - the driver had stopped to take a nap over next to the cotton rows when the flying 18-wheeler landed on his car.

 

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Fri
06
Jul
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The walls

The walls are going up in a hurry as construction on the new Martin County jail and law enforcement center is in full swing on I-20 east of Martin County Hospital.

 

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Fri
06
Jul
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Petitions are now certified; wet/dry election to be called

STANTON - It didn’t take long for petitions to be completed and now certified - and the next step is to take the petitions to the Stanton City Council on Aug. 13 for an election to be called that could change the Martin County seat’s alcohol laws. Martin County - and Stanton - remain some of the last holdouts in the state when it comes to wet/dry decisions.

Once Lubbock went wet a few years back, cities, towns and counties all over the South Plains and West Texas followed suit. Andrews, Lamesa, Tahoka, Seminole - all experienced elections that have without fail gone wet.

 

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Fri
29
Jun
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Volunteer firefighters

The hits just keep on coming . . . it’s been one wreck right after another for lawmen, emergency personnel and volunteer firefighters, who are being called out multiple times a day to deal with the wrecks, especially on 1-20 where construction work has created nightmares daily - this one was last Friday, there were four more Monday, and then more each day this week.

 

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