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Fri
08
Aug

Commissioners, sheriff spar over bid process on vehicles

Questions on whether Martin County Sheriff John Woodward followed the state-mandated bid process went off in a number of directions Tuesday when the sheriff met with county commissioners in a special meeting
 
Fri
08
Aug

This little guy

This little guy blended into the dirt on a Martin County ranch road earlier this month - mom was hiding in the mesquite bushes. Deer numbers have slowly increased across Martin, Dawson and Glasscock counties despite the tremendous growth of oilfield traffic 
 
Fri
01
Aug

Volunteer

Volunteer firefighters from Stanton and Lenorah assisted Andrews firemen in fighting a major oilfield fire this last week in Andrews County. Over $6 million in fracking equipment went up in the explosion and fire.
 
Fri
01
Aug

Therapists added to hospital’s staff for two more areas

MARTIN COUNTY - Since relocating to its new facilities just over two years ago, Martin County Hospital has experienced impressive growth in both people treated at the facility and services offered to the community. “From the beginning, the hospital has strived to bring care to the citizens of Martin County,” said Administrator Paul McKinney.
 
Fri
01
Aug

The Flippens

Paisley, Paige, Cash and Charlie - live in Helotes, near San Antonio.
 
Fri
01
Aug

Sheriff, court to meet on vehicles purchase

MARTIN COUNTY - Sheriff John Woodward will meet in a special meeting with the Martin County Commissioners Court Tuesday in an effort, as Woodward said, “for us to all get on the same page about these vehicles.” The sheriff’s department had drawn the ire of some of the commissioners, who have been vocal in opposing the purchase of vehicles for that department without giving local dealers an opportunity to bid on them.
 
Fri
25
Jul

Another wreck, another death in Martin County this week

MARTIN COUNTY - A 25-year-old Midland man was killed early Wednesday after a tire blew on a 2009 Chevrolet Suburban, causing the driver to veer into oncoming traffic. George Mutua, a Nigerian man from Houston who worked for Chevron, was going north on Hwy. 349 at about 5:45 am, Wednesday.

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Fri
25
Jul

Tarzan Post Office remains open, but hours to be cut

TARZAN - The good news is that the post office in Tarzan will remain open - but like the postal facility at Lenorah, the hours will be reduced, probably around the first of the year. A public hearing this week that was called at the Tarzan facility was attended by a number of area residents. Of 107 surveys mailed to customers, 38 were returned with the overwhelming majority urging the US Postal Service to keep the office open, but realign the hours.

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Fri
25
Jul

Sheriff, commissioners at odds over purchase of two new patrol cars

MARTIN COUNTY - Sheriff John Woodward has come under fire from the Martin County Commissioners Court after it was learned the sheriff’s department purchased two new Tahoe vehicles from a dealer in South Texas. Although there is nothing illegal about the purchases, three of the commissioners have expressed concern about the county buying vehicles outside Martin County without giving local vehicle dealers a chance to make the sale.

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Thu
17
Jul

The 2014 Old Settlers Reunion

The 2014 Old Settlers Reunion was a big success this past weekend in Stanton with a wonderful parade and lots of family and friends enjoying the downtown game afterwards. More pictures on pages six and seven.
 

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