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Mar

West Texas already seeing fair share of sandstorms

WEST TEXAS - It seems West Texans are taking cover every other day from strong winds whipping tons of dirt into the sky causing breathing difficulties and low visibility on highways. Sandstorms are caused by strong winds that occur in the semi-arid West Texas region. In other parts of the world, such as the deserts of the Southwest U.S. or in Africa or the Middle East, sandstorms can create havoc with man and machine.
 
Thu
20
Mar

Just another week in Martin County’s ongoing bout with crime . . .

MARTIN COUNTY - Impaired drivers, high-speed chases and now a case of porn - just another week in Martin County. For the second week in a row, Martin County Sheriff’s Department officers were involved in a chase down the interstate with another messed up driver in a company truck. Last week it was Chief Deputy Ernie Wakefield who finally got a Pecos man pulled over in a company truck and basically stone out of his skull.
 
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Mar

Lamesa native the new face of the Texas Veterans Land Board

LAMESA - As the new spokesman for the Texas Veterans Land Board, Lamesa native and actor Barry Corbin has a face most everyone will recognize, even if they may not know his name. With more than 100 television and film credits and several Emmy nominations to his name, Corbin’s success as a Hollywood character actor — with roles in movies that include “WarGames,” “Urban Cowboy” and “No Country for Old Men,” may seem like a dream come true for a kid from Lamesa.
 
Fri
14
Mar

High speed chase gets Pecos man a stay in the pokey

MARTIN COUNTY - A 28-year-old Pecos man was arrested Thursday morning in Martin County after giving lawmen a run for their money on the interstate. Alex Mendoza is in jail here after he was caught by Martin County Sheriff’s Department officers with help from the Stanton Police Department.

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Fri
14
Mar

More wind power on horizon?

MARTIN COUNTY - The buzz a half dozen years ago was that hundreds more windmills would be going up all across Martin and surrounding counties. After the original 88 windmills went up, it was assumed another 240 or so would follow, right on up through Lenorah and Tarzan to Dawson County where even more would be constructed.

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Fri
14
Mar

West Texas and the Panhandle

Billions in tax dollars have been used to build the transmission line infrastructure that eventually will mean more windmills for West Texas and the Panhandle.

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Fri
14
Mar

String quarter offers wide variety of events for the Permian Basin

PERMIAN BASIN - The esteemed, New York-based Cassatt String Quartet will perform its eighth annual mini-residency, “Cassatt in the Basin!” March 16 through March 22. This residency aims to give Basin area students the opportunity to study with artist teachers and develop chamber music audiences of the future.

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Fri
07
Mar

Pardue to blow final whistle on 36 year career

After 36 years of hard work and dedication to her career, Connie Pardue is hanging up her whistle! She will be officiating her final game on March 8, 2014 at Abilene Christian University at 1pm. Throughout her career as
a referee she has accomplished the following:*First Season was 1977-78, working Sub Varsity and Varsity High School games in Permian Basin. Was assigned the Girls State UIL Tournament in 1990- 91-92
 
Fri
07
Mar

Justice of the Peace Pam McAnally will take office next Jan

Justice of the Peace Pam McAnally will take office next Jan. 1 for another four year term after winning the primary election Tuesday night and having no opposition in the fall. County Clerk Sharon Jones will also retake office on   an. 1 after carring 711 votes in an unopposed race.
 
Fri
07
Mar

Cox, Blocker, Barnes, McAnally prevail in Republican primary

It’s a new day in Martin County leadership with two candidates receiving big wins Tuesday in races for a seat on the commissioners court. Two-term Commissioner Bryan Cox beat two opponents and received 53 percent of the vote to win the nomination for the Republican Party’s county judge place on the November general election ballot. 
 

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