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Holiday bank robber nabbed in Odessa by FBI, report says

ODESSA - According to reports from the El Paso FBI office, the man who stuck up the Community National Bank in Stanton right before Christmas in 2016 has been nabbed in Odessa.

The El Paso release said Jose Cruz Iglesias was picked up last Friday in Odessa. No details were released on how the bust was done, but Iglesias is in federal custody awaiting a hearing before a federal magistrate.

 

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Chandler joins hospital staff as nurse practitioner

MARTIN COUNTY - Megan Chandler of Stanton is the new family nurse practitioner at Martin County Hospital.

She is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing where she completed her Masters in Nursing and is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She also completed her undergraduate degree at Texas Tech.

 

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Interstate mess keeping lawmen, EMS on the run

MARTIN COUNTY - At least a wreck a day is what lawmen and emergency services personnel are dealing with on the interstate - and all agree it looks as if that kind of activity is going to continue until resurfacing work is completed much later this year.

While the overall length of the work is not that long, it is the slowing from two lanes to one that is making it crazy out there.

Wrecks and near wrecks are happening with regularity, according to both Stanton Police Department Chief Fred Shroyer and the Martin County Sheriff’s Department.

 

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Wet/dry election sought this time for Stanton only

STANTON - For the second time in the last two years, an attempt will be made to call a wetdry election in Martin County.

Martin County remains one of only a handful of dry counties left in Texas and several groups have made a run at an election seeking to change all that.

The last time around, back in March of 2017, a countywide similar petition was thrown out when it was discovered some of the names on that petition were not registered voters.

 

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Stanton residents Wilma Stirl and Dyan Hale

Stanton residents Wilma Stirl and Dyan Hale celebrated ten years of serving visitors during Old Sorehead Trade Days this month. Next trade days is in October.

 

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Civic, school leader Sammy Yates buried June 20

MARTIN COUNTY - Longtime Martin County civic and agriculture leader Sammy Yates died June 16, 2018, following a brief illness. He was 82.

A Martin County 4-H leader and a trustee for the Grady Independent School District for many years, he was active in most any activities that involved the youth of Martin County and West Texas.

Funeral Services were June 20 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel in Midland with interment at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Born Jan. 2, 1936, in Big Spring, he was given the name Preston Gail. However, he was known as “Sammy” to his friends and was a beloved “Pop” to countless young souls.

 

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Here’s good news: Despite trade wars China buying cotton

MARTIN COUNTY and WEST TEXAS - Despite some of the gloom reported over trade wars and tariffs, there is some good news out there for cotton farmers - and thus for much of the West Texas and Panhandle economy.

China is re-emerging as a major consumer of U.S. cotton after years of stockpiling the fiber, a shift that together with poor growing conditions in Texas has sent prices surging to a six-year high.

The world’s most populous nation has purchased futures contracts covering more than 361,000 bales of U.S. cotton for 2019-20, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data. That is enough to make 400 million T-shirts. China has never booked that much cotton that far in advance at this time of year, in data going back to 1998.

 

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Serving Stanton, Lenorah, Tarzan and all of Martin County

Newman Cattle Company’s Blue Corazon won the Ruidoso Futurity over the weekend at Ruidoso Down in Ruidoso, New Mexico. Blue Corazon is trained by Rodolfo “Rudy” Valles.

 

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Chants of “Win State” and “We Work . . .

Chants of “Win State” and “We Work . . . We Win” echoed off the bleachers at Buffalo Stadium as dozens of elementary athletes participated in agility, tackling, and fundamental drills at the Buffalo Football Camp last week in Stanton.

 

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Stanton baseball

Stanton baseball has a bright future as these young Buffaloes woke up early to practice hitting, catching and throwing at the Buffalo Baseball Camp this week.

 

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