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Thu
21
Aug

A pulling unit just reconditioned

A pulling unit just reconditioned out of the shop has another date for improvements when the driver failed to stop after blowing a tire and igniting the undercarriage on fire on Martin County road 4101 Wednesday night.

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Thu
21
Aug

Water problems to the north worse than first thought

PANHANDLE - The area just to the north of Martin County has bigger water problems that was originally thought - and this is all before the expanding oilfield starts with its water demands. The chief underground water source for irrigating the agriculture-rich Panhandle is depleting at a pace that some fear will exhaust it far more quickly than anticipated.

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Thu
21
Aug

Quiet week for local lawmen

MARTIN COUNTY - It was a quiet week for lawmen in Martin County, who dealt with a couple of issues, but overall got a chance to rest up for another holiday and a full moon. The biggest issue involved an assault that started in Midland County when an oilfield worker decided to move his travel trailer to another site, this one in Martin County, and in so doing thought he might just pull that off without paying what he owed in Midland County.

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Fri
15
Aug

An oilfield truck

An oilfield truck (one of those $65,000 jobs) caught fire in northeastern Martin County this week and volunteer fire crews from Lenorah were able to save $10,000 worth of equipment insidethe truck, as well as the pasture.
 
Fri
15
Aug

Michelle Peugh

Michelle Peugh dollops ice cream into cups for eager youngsters at the Grady Midnight Madness last Friday morning at M. W. Tunnell Field in Grady.
 
Fri
15
Aug

Grady’s E.J. Rodriguez

Grady’s E.J. Rodriguez looks to lead the Wildcats back to the playoffs this season. Grady Coach Chris Kuykendall put his team through an intersquad scrimmage last Friday morning before dozens of Grady faithful at M.W. Tunnell Field in Grady.
 
Fri
15
Aug

Bid process begins to buy new vehicles for sheriff’s office

MARTIN COUNTY - Commissioners started over Tuesday, agreeing that bids will be sought for two new police package SUVs, similar to the two Tahoes that have kept the county court and sheriff’s department in the news in recent weeks. At Tuesday’s meeting of the commissioners court, Sheriff John Woodward described discussions as “much more cordial . . . I really think we are all making an effort to get everything on the table and get along.”
 
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.
 

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