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Fri
25
Jul

Another wreck, another death in Martin County this week

MARTIN COUNTY - A 25-year-old Midland man was killed early Wednesday after a tire blew on a 2009 Chevrolet Suburban, causing the driver to veer into oncoming traffic. George Mutua, a Nigerian man from Houston who worked for Chevron, was going north on Hwy. 349 at about 5:45 am, Wednesday.

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Fri
25
Jul

Tarzan Post Office remains open, but hours to be cut

TARZAN - The good news is that the post office in Tarzan will remain open - but like the postal facility at Lenorah, the hours will be reduced, probably around the first of the year. A public hearing this week that was called at the Tarzan facility was attended by a number of area residents. Of 107 surveys mailed to customers, 38 were returned with the overwhelming majority urging the US Postal Service to keep the office open, but realign the hours.

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Fri
25
Jul

Sheriff, commissioners at odds over purchase of two new patrol cars

MARTIN COUNTY - Sheriff John Woodward has come under fire from the Martin County Commissioners Court after it was learned the sheriff’s department purchased two new Tahoe vehicles from a dealer in South Texas. Although there is nothing illegal about the purchases, three of the commissioners have expressed concern about the county buying vehicles outside Martin County without giving local vehicle dealers a chance to make the sale.

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Thu
17
Jul

The 2014 Old Settlers Reunion

The 2014 Old Settlers Reunion was a big success this past weekend in Stanton with a wonderful parade and lots of family and friends enjoying the downtown game afterwards. More pictures on pages six and seven.
 
Thu
17
Jul

Everybody loves a parade

Everybody loves a parade . . . and Saturday’s Old Settler’s parade was no exception. Crowds were great as was the weather for the 81st Reunion.
 
Thu
17
Jul

Weird week of crime keeps Martin County lawmen busy

MARTIN COUNTY - It could have been the moon - or blame it on whatever strikes your fancy. But for whatever reason, this was a weird week for Martin County lawmen. There were plenty of wrecks to keep law enforcement busy - fortunately no serious injuries or fatalities - and of course the weekly oilfield thefts, this time at locations east of Stanton.
 
Thu
26
Jun

Tank battery fires

Tank battery fires have been keeping Martin County volunteer firemen busy day and night with no relief in sight due to threatening thunderstorms.
 
Thu
26
Jun

Drastic drought conditions lead to drastic measures

STANTON - Area residents are grateful for the moisture received over Howard and Martin counties in the recent months. However at the end of March, the Palmer Drought Severity Index showed Martin and Howard counties in severe drought. The Permian Basin Underground Water Conservation District would like to remind you of the continuing need to conserve water.
 
Thu
26
Jun

Dead man found in county believed killed in Andrews

MARTIN COUNTY - The body of a 21-year-old man was found this week in Martin County - and is believed to be an Andews man reportedly kidnapped and murdered. Andrews Police are investigating the kidnapping and murder of a 21-year-old man, Andrews Police Chief Bud Jones said on June 17 a report was filed with police in reference to the possible kidnapping of a man who lived in the northwest part of the city.
 
Thu
26
Jun

New study estimates $20 billion, 30,000 jobs from Cline

SAN ANTONIO and MARTIN COUNTY - An updated study that includes Martin County estimates the oil and gas industry in the Cline Shale of West Texas could have a $20 billion economic impact and support more than 30,000 jobs by 2022. The Permian Basin in West Texas has a multitude of overlapping oil fields, but the emerging Cline Shale on the northeastern edge has created a stir.
 

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