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02
Jul
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Martin County judges choose not to marry couples of any kind

Justices of the peace and the county judge in Martin County have decided, at least for now, they do not intend to perform wedding ceremonies for any couples, same sex or otherwise. Texas law does not require judges to marry anyone, but clerks are required to issue marriage licenses when requested. There were more questions than answers from all over the state about every county’s stand on making marriage licenses available for same sex weddings. The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last week has sent some Texas legislators into a swoon - the state’s attorney general telling the 254 Texas county clerks they didn’t have to issue same sex marriage if they had religious beliefs in opposition to the 6-3 ruling of the nation’s highest court.  

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Fri
19
Jun
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Stanton school changes take shape

The initial phase of renovations and construction at Stanton’s schools is moving ahead quickly all over town. At the elementary school, work on the west side has begun in earnest with the old school  entrance removed to make way for major changes at the middle school and elementary offices on that side of the existing school.
 
Fri
19
Jun
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New softball and baseball

Construction crews have been digging holes and putting down concrete for the new softball and baseball complex that will be part of Stanton school’s renovation and improvements program underway all over town this summer
 
Fri
19
Jun
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The new turf is down on the Stanton Buffalo football field

The new turf is down on the Stanton Buffalo football field, workers putting the finishing touches on that part of the renovations this week.
 
Fri
12
Jun
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Numbers still early but county values could fall by a billion

While it’s still too early to know exact figures, preliminary numbers indicate Martin County could see a drop of as much as a billion dollars in the county’s market values.
 
Fri
12
Jun
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349 more than a two lane kill zone

As work continues on finally making Hwy. 349 more than a two lane kill zone, wrecks are continuing to happen weekly. This week in two separate accidents in the exact same location of the construction zone, where levels of pavement are uneven by a half foot in places, hard to believe, but there were no deaths reported.
 
Fri
12
Jun
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Work continues

Work continues hot and heavy at Stanton schools, where construction crews are at all campus locations, tearing down and getting ground ready for new facilities.
 
Fri
05
Jun
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First graders

First graders at Stanton Elementary School enjoyed their final week of school with a field trip to Stanton Drug Store for some good ole’ fashioned ice cream. 

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Fri
05
Jun
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Former Texas Ranger surrenders after standoff near courthouse

 STANTON - A former Texas Ranger and DPS trooper was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with three counts after a standoff in the middle of the street next to the Martin County Courthouse. Curtis Becker of Stanton was arrested without incident by officers from the Stanton Police Department and the Martin County Sheriff’s Department af- AUSTIN - Tom Craddick has every right to be upset. The Midland state representative  who represents Martin  County was slapped down for a  third time - again by his own party  - in his efforts to get something  done about the dangers of texting  and driving.  His bill to ban texting and  driving died in the Texas Senate  this past week, despite having the  overwhelming support of law enter  lawmen blocked off streets at  both Carpenter and School Road.    
Fri
05
Jun
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Craddick has every right to be mad about Republicans

Tom Craddick has every right to be upset. The Midland state representative who represents Martin County was slapped down for a third time - again by his own party - in his efforts to get something done about the dangers of texting and driving. 

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