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12
Oct
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In the jailhouse now . . .

In the jailhouse now . . . work crews are busy working inside the new Martin County Jail now that much of the outside work is nearing completion. There’s still three months or so of work to finish before the new facility opens  east of Martin County Hospital on I-20 - the first of the year is still a likely target date.

 

 

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Fri
12
Oct
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Stanton Police Department Officer Dustin Franco

Stanton Police Department Officer Dustin Franco and Cookie are on patrol in the City of Stanton. Franco and Cookie, a six-year-old German Shepherd, are assigned to all the campuses of the Stanton school district in addition to their other duties.

 

 

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Fri
12
Oct
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Wednesday was the first day on the job for Wiley Hicks Construction

Wednesday was the first day on the job for Wiley Hicks Construction crews setting a safety fence around the ten acres donated by Brad and Ginger Tunnell for the new school bond project. This photo shows the area where the nine new prebuilt houses will be set on the east side of the school. Three other homes are being reconditioned and all could be in place in coming weeks.

 

 

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Fri
28
Sep
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WTG explosion rocks homes but no injuries reported

MARTIN COUNTY - Fire crews have contained a huge fire following an explosion that shook houses on farms and ranches in the area of the Sale Ranch where the West Texas Gas plant is located in Martin County.

The fire started at 6:10 Monday evening at the WTG Gas Processing Plant on the Sale Ranch.

The last explosion in 2017 happened when the gas processing plant had liquid propane on site and that is what officials believed was burning during the fire.

 

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Fri
28
Sep
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Continuous sexual abuse of children charged here

STANTON - A Stanton man is in the Martin County Jail charged with two counts of continuous sexual abuse of two children.

Jesse David Rivera of Stanton, 24 years old, is in the Martin County Jail under $100,000 bond for each of the two charges.

The bonds were set by Peace Justice Jarrell Hedrick for the felony charges.

 

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Fri
28
Sep
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Volunteers

The Burch bunch were among volunteers who worked on Saturday to pick up trash all over Stanton. Shawna, Lanie, Bryn and  Justin joined over a dozen of their neighbors to try and get a handle on the trash in the area. The event was sponsored by the Martin County Chamber of Commerce under the leadership of Laura Graves and Carla Ingram. 

 

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Fri
21
Sep
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Crash

Amazing, but both drivers of these two pickups and the five horses in the gooseneck survived this crash last Thursday afternoon on the interstate just east of the Stanton Coop

 

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Fri
21
Sep
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Long hangs up his helmet after 41 years as volunteer firefighter

STANTON - After almost three decades as chief of the Stanton Volunteer Fire Department, Lonnie Long is hanging up his boots and helmet.

Long, who became a Stanton volunteer in 1977, was named Stanton’s chief in 1983 and has served as a volunteer continuously ever since.

In typical Lonnie Long fashion, the longtime volunteer public servant, wouldn’t stand still for a picture - so the picture below works for now. That’s Long fifth from the left in a picture of many of the volunteers in 1983.

 

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Fri
21
Sep
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Saturday: Time to give Stanton a good scrub!

STANTON - Volunteers and members of the Martin County Chamber of Commerce are making plans to “Clean Up Stanton”, a project to improve the looks of the Martin County seat.

Starting a 9 am, this Saturday, Chamber members and all who come to volunteer their time to beautify Stanton will work in and around town to clean up the community.

 

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Fri
14
Sep
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Serving Stanton, Lenorah, Tarzan and all of Martin County

Some of those Bleacher Creatures get a chance to run through the tunnel during Meet the Buffs

 

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