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Messenger will move forward following publishers passing

MARTIN COUNTY - The sudden passing of Bob Dillard has left many broken hearted and wondering what will happen to the Martin County Messenger. Resident of Martin County have enjoyed receiving a periodical for over a century. The first newspaper was the Marienfeld News, published by A. Rawlins from 1887 until the early 1890s. The Stanton Courier was first issued in 1904 with J. LeRoy Lancaster as editor; a little over a year later it was replaced by the Stanton Reporter, which was in publication until 1984, when it became the Martin County News. The owners of the Martin County News would change hands several times over the next seven years until that time Mr. Dillard purchased the newspaper in 1991 and changed the name to Martin County Messenger. 

 

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Earhart, Mathews receive top honors at 4-H banquet

STANTON - Certificates and pins were handed out and the ice cream was dished up cold at the 2019 Martin County 4-H Awards Banquet and Freeze Off on Aug. 6 at the Martin County Community Center. Martin County 4-Hers gathered to award this years 4-H participants while also honoring those who have helped advance 4-H in Martin County through time, effort, mentorship, leadership or financial donation. Jonnama Myrick was awarded the Sliver Spur Award for being a longtime 4-H supporter. 

 

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Members of the Martin County

Members of the Martin County 4-H received their certificates and pins Tuesday night at the Annual 4-H Banquet in Stanton. Front row: are Kailynn Peugh, Adalynn Peugh, Brayden George, Roxton Stone, Luke Stovall, Kaitlyn Thigpen, Hailey Thigpen, Katelyn Inge and Kenslea Inge; Back row Briley Harrell, Ashlynn Peugh, Quint Harrell, Jade Stone, and Daniel Wickler.

 

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U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway to retire at the end of current term

WEST TEXAS - U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Midland, a longtime fixture in the Texas delegation, announced Wednesday afternoon he is retiring at the end of his term.

"It has been absolutely the worst-kept secret in America today, but I am going to announce that I am not gonna run for reelection in 2020," Conaway said at a news conference in Midland, standing beside his wife and fighting back tears as he tried to get the words out. "Representing the folks in District 11 has been an honor and privilege that I cannot adequately describe."

His retirement is a major blow to the state's clout within the Republican conference. Conaway is a well-regarded figure on Capitol Hill and has served as chairman of the House Ethics and Agriculture committees.

 

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A crop duster flew

A crop duster flew to close to an oilfield pulling unit and clipped a guy-wire on July 24 causing the plane to crash on the Howard and Martin County line.

 

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Stanton, Grady teacher scramble over as school starts Aug. 14

STANTON and GRADY

- The annual scramble to find teachers and staff for two area schools has come to a close as both school districts will be entering the new 2019-2020 school year fully staffed.

Stanton ISD superintendent Dr. Merl Brandon has reported the final number of new teachers in the district at 30.

“We were hunting a little later than normal but all the positions are filled and we are ready to roll,” stated Brandon.

 

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The correct class float winner

The correct class float winner from the 86th Old Settlers Reunion and Parade was the Class of 1964.

 

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Gonzales named Region 18 Superintendent of the Year

AUSTIN - Grady ISD superintendent Leandro Gonzales was recently named the Region 18 Superintendent of the Year. This award qualifies Gonzales for the 2019 Texas Association of School Boards Superintendent of the Year Award. Regional superintendents of the year nominated by regional selection committees are: Region 1 - Carlos Guzman, Roma ISD Region 2 - Sharon McKinney, Port Aransas ISD Region 3 - Tina Herrington, Wharton ISD Region 4 - Charles Dupre, Fort Bend ISD Region 5 - Cody Abshier, Liberty ISD Region 6 - Walter Jackson, Brenham ISD Region 7 - Christopher Moran, Whitehouse ISD Region 8 - Paul Jones, Paris ISD Region 9 - Tylor Chaplin, Burkburnett ISD Region 10 - Roosevelt Nivens, Community ISD Region 11 - John Ramos, Castleberry ISD Region 13 - Bruce Gearing, Dripping Springs ISD Region 14 - Duane Hyde, Highland ISD Region 15 - Carlos Rios, San Felipe Del Rio CISD Region 16 - Tanya Larkin, Pampa ISD Region 17- Keith Bryant, Lubbock-Cooper ISD

 

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Robert Allan “Bob” Dillard II

FORT DAVIS - Robert Allan “Bob” Dillard II, 74, of Fort Davis died Saturday, July 20, 2019 in Lubbock, Texas surrounded by loved ones.

A celebration of life for Bob has been planned for 6pm Saturday, August 3 at the Kelly Pavilion behind the Old Union Building. The family asks that those planning to attend dress casually and come with an empty stomach as there will be briskets, beans and tortillas to eat while Bob’s life is celebrated.

Bob was born May 17, 1945 to Allan and Laura Margaret Dillard in Tyler, Texas. His father, a lawyer by trade, had the family on the move for a portion of Bob’s early years living in Tyler, Corpus Christi and eventually Fort Worth.

 

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Nuclear fuel headed to Andrews? House bill pending with subcommittee

WEST TEXAS - A three decades old political argument could be the cause of spent nuclear waste being transported across some of the most deadly stretches of interstate and highway in Texas.

Yucca Mountain, a $19 billion hole in the ground, is located about 100 miles outside Las Vegas deep in the remote desert. This site was proposed to be licensed as a federal repository and the federal government’s answer to nuclear waste storage.

Even though Congress designated Yucca Mountain as the location for a national permanent nuclear waste repository back in 1987 and a test tunnel was dug, the site was never licensed.

 

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