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Rollover claims life of 11-year-old on I-20

MARTIN COUNTY - An 11-year-old boy was killed Friday afternoon in a one-vehicle roll over accident in Martin County five miles east of Stanton on Interstate 20, according to report from the Department of Public Safety. Vincent Sanchez III of Sterling City, according to DPS, was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Pam McAnally at 2:55 p.m.

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Arrests likely just in time for turkey in the big house

MARTIN COUNTY - Investigations are almost ready to indictments and arrests to kick into high gear in a major series of copper and aluminum thefts, primarily in Martin County but also in surrounding counties. The Martin County Sheriff’s Department began the investigation after reports of company employees helping themselves to copper and other metals at various well sites in the county.
 
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Cotton harvest continues right on through the Christmas holdays

WEST TEXAS - Cotton harvest continues to keep West Texas fasrmers busy right into the holidays.Module trucks as well as strippers are continuing to run hot and heavy all across West Texas and Martin County. After some of the driest years on record, cotton farmers in Martin County and West Texas are finally getting a chance to haul some cotton to the gin.
 
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Cotton farmers learning to co-exist with the oil patch

by Jon Vanderlaan
 
STANTON - Jeremy Louder said his family has been farming cotton for four generations, but if family had its way he wouldn’t even be in the industry. Louder said his father wanted him to do something, anything,, other than cotton farming. “My dad farms, my granddad farms, and his dad also farmed,” Louder said. “It’s what I’ve always loved. I grew up doing it.”

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Santa

Santa took some time off from working in his shop to grace the streets of Stanton at the lighted Christmas parade here last week.

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Interim sheriff could be named here on Tuesday

MARTIN COUNTY - Don’t buy a box of Cracker Jacks with one of those little tin deputy badges in it as the prize. Somebody in Martin County might see you with that badge and start yet another rumor that you are the next sheriff of Martin County. The county’s normal rumor mill has gone crazy the last week or so - ever since two-term Sheriff John Woodward announced his resignation.

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Chemical truck

A Universal Chemical truck rolled on Highway 829 around 4 a.m.

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Commissioners begin search to replace sheriff after his resignation on Tuesday

MARTIN COUNTY - There’s not much room left under the bus in the strange odyssey of Sheriff John Woodward, who resigned Tuesday evening from the position he’s held for the past six years. Efforts to blame someone - anyone - for the mess that has become the Martin County Sheriff’s Department have focused on any number of Martin County officials and lawmen.

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Grady

Grady looks to continue its win streak on Friday against Paducah at Lubbock Trinity at 6:30 p.m.

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