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Too wet to plow . . .

MARTIN COUNTY - Too wet to plow - bad for farmers trying to get cotton crops in the ground with early June deadlines looming, but good for lots of other folks - namely anyone who likes to fish or drink a class of water or take a shower. May’s heavy and frequent rains have made up for much of the hot and dry weather Martin County and West Texas have been experiencing for the better part of a decade.  

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Fri
29
May
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Tractor Trailer

A tractor trailer t-boned this car Tuesday near Stripes in Stanton. The driver was airlifted first to Midland and then Lubbock where she is still critical, while a passenger was also listed as critical in the Midland hospital. No names were released.

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Fri
29
May
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Martin County ceremonies

MARTIN COUNTY - A totalof 73 Martin County students are scheduled to receive their high school diplomas this weekend. At Stanton High School, 52 students comprise the Class of 2015, which will walk across the stage Friday evening at ceremonies scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Then on Saturday evening, at 6 p.m., Grady High School willgrant diplomas to 21 members of the GHS Class of 2015. Honor graduates at each of the high schools are Stanton Valedictorian Skyler Church and Salutatorian Sterling Allen.

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Fri
29
May
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Volunteer Firefighters

Just one of five or six tank batteries around the area that has been hit by lightning in the past week as the weather continues to keep volunteer firefighters busy and farmers, for the most part, out of the fields.

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Fri
29
May
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Sheriffs group, military personnel explain more about Jade Helm

AUSTIN - The Sheriffs’ Association of Texas Board of Directors met with officials from U.S. Army Special Operations Command on May 6, during the Association’s Board meeting in Austin. USASOC presented a briefing to the association regarding USASOC’s special operations training exercise Jade Helm that will take place from July 15- September 15. The briefing was detailed and provided significant context as to the scope and intent of the training exercise, which is to train U.S. Army Special Operations Forces for future possible missions overseas to protect our nation’s interests.

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Fri
22
May
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Smith, Grady relay teams bring home medals from state track, field meet

Track season across the state came to an abrupt halt with the last race of the state track and field meet at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin May 14-16. Martin County was well represented again, with both Stanton and Grady sending athletes to the track and field grand finale.
 

 

Fri
22
May
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Harvesting presentation

The Permian Basin Underground Water Conservation District hosted the annual Rainwater Harvesting presentation in Stanton last week. This year’s guest speaker was Billy Kniffen, featured in this photo along with Aaron and Elaine Bedell. The Bedells won this year’s door prize drawing, a rain barrel made by Kniffen.
 

 

Fri
22
May
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Morris Williamson

Latriceia Smith and Jonathan Tomlinson, both of Stanton High School, received the Morris Williamson Outstanding Athletes award during the annual Stanton sport’s banquet this past Monday at Circle 6. Smith and Tomlinson represented the Buffaloes at the state track meet last week.
 

 

Fri
22
May
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Heavy rains

Heavy rains and wild storms as well as hail, tornadoes and Lord only knows what’s next keep coming across most all of Texas and the southwest. This shot of a lightning strike came last Thursday at the Convent when yet another big storm blew through the area. More potentially rough weather is expected through the weekend across much of Texas.
 

 

Fri
15
May
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Renovations moving track day to elementary

STANTON - Due to renovations going on at the Stanton High School track and football stadium, the annual Stanton Elementary Track and Field Day  as been canceled. Instead, as a reward for this year’s hard work, students can partake in a play day on May 20on the elementary campus 

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