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29
Nov
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Stanton coach reaches major milestone

STANTON - When Stanton’s Junior Ashmore recorded his first win as young coach in Hale Center, none of the players on his current team had been born. On Nov. 20, after 34 years at the helm, coach Ashmore recorded his 700th win by defeating the Kermit Yellow Jackets 50-33.

Ashmore didn’t have to wait long for the milestone victory as his Lady Buffs have had a really good start to the season winning five of their first seven games. Most of the

wins earned over schools of larger classifications including Lamesa, Monahans and Andrews.

Stanton’s team effort was key to the 700th victory as two players were in double figures while a total of nine players provided points.

Ashmore was an all-state basketball player for Hale Center High School where he graduated in 1980.

 

Thu
29
Nov
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Crude oil takes a dive and here’s why it happened

WEST TEXAS - Crudeoil prices carved out fresh yearly lows last week, deepening carnage in a commodity that already had futures for the U.S. benchmark and the international contract falling beneath closely watched levels.

Global benchmark Brent oil LCOF9, +1.19% and West Texas Intermediate are in a bear market, usually defined as a drop of at least 20% from a recent peak.

The Wall Street Journal has listed a few reasons that industry experts say contributed to the latest tumble, which had WTI crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange US:CLZ8 shedding 7.7% to settle at $50.42 a barrel, marking the lowest finish since Oct. 9 of 2017:

Holiday trading volume: Traders say that Friday’s decline can at least partly be attributed to thinner trading volumes following Thanksgiving, when commodity markets were closed.

Thu
29
Nov
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Grady girls take three of four after turkey break

GRADY – The Grady girls’ basketball teams nearly had a clean sweep winning three of the four games played after the Thanksgiving holiday break.

The varsity Wildcats destroyed Coahoma 55-37 on Tuesday to improve to 7-3 on the season.

Raina Short was spectacular with 25 points followed by an exceptional effort of 11 points from Jaden Rodriguez.

Also coming up big for Grady in the score books was Maddy Garza with six points, Haydn Burge four points, Ashley Hill three points, and Sage McAnally, Grace Price and Grace Williams with two points each.

The junior varsity needed an extra four minutes to claw out a 26-25 win over Coahoma in overtime.

Skye Shock led the Wildcats with nine points followed by Suujey Seyva with seven and Airyn Lochridge and Mercedes Jimenez with five apiece. Emilee Jones provided two pivotal points.

 

Fri
16
Nov
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Eligibility hearing ends without a motion to allow Burkhart to compete

RANKIN - Former Stanton sophomore Landon Burkhart remains ineligible to compete in high school athletics and will take his case, next, to the UIL in Austin later this fall.

A final decision could be made before the Christmas holidays, but for now Burkhart is not allowed to compete at Rankin, the latest school in his odyssey through West Texas this fall.

The youngest son of former Stanton teachers Jerry and Bonnie Burkhart, Landon was one of six people who testified Wednesday at a district hearing to determine his eligibility to compete in athletics for the Red Devils.

Along with his parents, who now teach at Rankin, Landon Burkhart gave testimony at a district meeting in Rankin Wednesday attended by the superintendents of the schools in Rankin’s basketball district - Grandfalls, Buena Vista, Sanderson and Marathon.

 

 

Fri
16
Nov
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Junior Buffs play Nov. 17 for the crown

STANTON - In just the first year of competition for Stanton youth football members of the Stanton Varsity Junior Buffaloes will be playing for the Division II title of the Permian Basin Youth Football League.

The Varsity Junior Buffaloes consists of fifth and sixth graders - a bunch that has had an outastanding year, especially for the first time to compete against the big boys all over the Permian Basin.

The team has a 6-2 regular season record and defeated the Big Spring Predators and Pecos Eagles to make it to the Championship.

The boys will face the Howard County Broncos in the Championship game which will be played at Grande Stadium in Midland this Saturday, Nov. 17h at 6:30 pm.

 

 

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Fri
16
Nov
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A well-oiled Midland man

A well-oiled Midland man got just over the county line into Martin County going down the wrong side of the interstate this week before he met a suburban head-on sending five people to the hospital, fortunately all with non-life threatening injuries.

 

 

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Fri
09
Nov
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Former coach’s media blitz attempts to blame law enforcement for bail out

STANTON - A public relations blitz by a former Stanton coach and athletic director has created a lot of anger and for some misinformation in a number of West Texas communities, including Stanton.

Former Stanton Coach Jerry Burkhart has used the newspaper in San Angelo and a television station in Odessa to try and explain what he thinks happened in Stanton that caused his family to pull up right in the middle of the football season and leave Stanton and an athletic program full of kids who had bought into what he brought to town earlier this year.

Burkhart says the school district here is not at fault, but then attempts to throw the police department in Stanton under the bus for not taking more drastic actions against a student who Burkhart claims was bullying his son.

 

Fri
09
Nov
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Two semi rigs got together and spilled sand and fluids

Two semi rigs got together and spilled sand and fluids all over Hwy. 349 Monday as the hits just keep coming all across Martin County and West Texas. These two both landed on their sides shutting down the highway for hours. Luckily no serious injuries. It was just one of several wrecks in the county this week.

 

 

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Fri
09
Nov
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Kinda looks like spider man

Kinda looks like spider man climbing around in one of the fun venues for kids at the Fall Festival here recently. May feel more like winter than fall this week.

 

 

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Fri
02
Nov
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Bale count finally gets started with three gins now working

WEST TEXAS - It clearly hass not been a good year in the cotton patch - planting rains didn’t happen for lots of folks and then it turned off hot and dry when a good rain would have been just what the doctor ordered.

One result is a bunch of empty fields - and now where there is cotton to be stripped, it’s been so wet folks can’t get into those fields to get what cotton therer is out.

Only three of the 10 gins the Martin County Messenger normally includes in the weekly bale count have anything yet to report.Robert Ornelas, P.E., the director of Transportation, Planning and Development for the TxDOT Odessa District explains the proposed changes to the east I-20 interchange to Cara Welch and Carlene Buchannan at Tuesday’s public meeting in Stanton. 

 

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