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Thu
16
Jan

Martin County Junior Livestock Show here Jan. 16

MARTIN COUNTY - FFA and 4-H students from Stanton and Grady will be in Stanton next week for the annual Martin County Junior Livestock Show, which begins Jan. 16 with the weigh-in of lambs, goats, pigs and steers. Animals begin arriving at 4 p.m., next Thursday at the Martin County Show Barn west of the Martin County Community Center. On Friday the goat show begins at 9 a.m. with the sheep show to follow.

 

Thu
02
Jan

Grady schedules meeting Monday to discuss schools

GRADY - A public meeting has been scheduled for Jan. 6 for more discussion on the proposed bond issue to build or renovate schools in the Grady Independent School District. All area residents, taxpayers and parents are being invited to attend the meeting which is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. in the Grady High School Auditorium.
 
Thu
02
Jan

Water district to begin testing wells in Martin and Howard counties

MARTIN COUNTY - Starting in early January, the Permian Basin Underground Water Conservation District’s new field technician Shain Howard will be making annual depth-to-water level measurements in Howard and Martin counties. Howard began work for the district in 2013. He has been a resident of Howard County all of his life, he and his wife Kelley living in Big Spring.
 
Thu
02
Jan

Longtime civic volunteer, party chair George Costlow dies New Year’s Eve

STANTON - Longtime civic volunteer and the chairman of the Democratic Party in Martin County Delton M. (George) Costlow died unexpectedly Dec. 31, 2013, after visiting with friends and walking on the treadmill. He was born in Fincastle to Sarah and John Costlow on July 24, 1927. He died unexpectedly on Dec. 31, 2013, after visiting with friends and walking on the treadmill. He served in the US Navy and graduated from Texas Tech University. He married Helen Pyburn on Aug. 31, 1947, and they had three daughters, Linda Crawley, Laura Hall and Judy Harden.
 
Thu
19
Dec

Final ballots ready for March primaries and next November

MARTIN COUNTY - The last of the filings last week means plenty of contested races in Martin County for both the March primaries and the general election next November. Three filings the final week meant there will be contested races on four places of the March primary ballots. Two more candidates filed last week for county commissioner in Precinct 4 - bringing to four the number of names on the Republican primary ballot.
 
Thu
19
Dec

All of state funds now targeted for roads

MARTIN COUNTY - Officials in Martin County are moving ahead with a plan to accept at least $6.6 million in state funds to renovate and build county roads. As part of the $225 planned for all of Texas, the state’s energy-production areas, the Texas Transportation Commission awarded a $150 million contract to Austin Bridge & Road and Angel Brothers for much-needed road work resulting from the state’s oil and gas boom.
 
Thu
12
Dec

Two more filings mean four county races now contested

MARTIN COUNTY - Two more filings this final week now mean there will be contested races on four places of the March primary ballots. Two more candidates filed this week for county commissioner in Precinct 4 - bringing to four the number of names on the Republican primary ballot. The winner will be decided in March since there is no Democratic opposition for the November general election.
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Thu
12
Dec

County will chase $6.6 million in road funds

MARTIN COUNTY - With a short time frame to work with, Martin County officials met with a grant specialist Wednesday and agreed to chase the $6.6 million that is being made available to the county for road renovation and construction. At the meeting, Mary Alice Smith of Grantworks of Austin explained how everything must fall into place - and the dates those events must follow for the county to receive the funds.
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Thu
12
Dec

Lawmen detonate 70-year-old bomb

MARTIN COUNTY - It’s not every day lawmen get called to a bomb scene - but that’s what happened to Martin County Sheriff’s Department officers this week. Wednesday evening a survey crew working on ranch in west central Martin County came upon what they were sure was a bomb. It was just that - a bomb left over from the World War II bombing range that was part of the old Midland Airfield area that bombers used for practice over 70 years ago.
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Fri
06
Dec

Possible politicians not filing before Thanksgiving holiday

MARTIN COUNTY - Although the Messenger has gone to press early this week because of the Thanksgiving holidays, there have been no reports of new filings for political office in Martin County. Incumbent Martin County Commissioner Valentino Sotelo was the first candidate to file for the March primaries. Sotelo filed the first week in the Democratic Primary, which will be March 4, 2014. He faces a challenger in the commissioners race for Prec. 2. The filing period opened Nov. 9 in Martin County and across Texas for candidates to file. The filing period continues until 6 p.m., Dec. 9, which is a Monday.
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