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Fri
02
Feb

Monday is last day to register to vote in primary

MARTIN COUNTY - Monday is the last day to register to vote in the Mar. 6 primaries.

Anyone wanting to vote must register at the Martin County Elections Office across from the Martin County Courthouse before the end of the workday Monday.

Early voting for those Mar. 6 primaries begins on Feb. 20 and continues through 5 pm, Mar. 2.

Early voting will be done in Martin County at the elections office, with polling places to be in use across the county on election day.

 

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Fri
02
Feb

Buffs get another Panhandle foe; Grady back amongst the big dogs

MARTIN COUNTY - Both Stanton and Grady learned Thursday morning where they’ll be going for many athletic and academic competitions for the next two years.

Stanton’s football path did not get any easier - the Buffaloes keep Idalou and Colorado City in their district and add a tough new opponent in Abernathy.

Also staying in the district are Coahoma and Lubbock Roosevelt.

In basketball, the Buffs add Anson to the mix, keeping Clyde, Coahoma, Colorado City, Merkel and Tuscola Jim Ned.

 

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Fri
26
Jan

Almost time for soup to be on in Stanton

MARTIN COUNTY - It’s time to find out who has the best recipe in Texas as the 29th Annual Great Texas Soup Cook-Off draws near.

This year’s event will be Feb. 17 at the Martin County Community Center from 5-7 p.m. The cookoff is the Martin County Convent’s yearly fundraiser to restore and protect the historic Carmelite Monastery building.

 

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Fri
26
Jan

Gins closing in on end of the season

WEST TEXAS - More dust and cold winds didn’t slow down the ginning season across the area as five gins continue to rock and roll.

Five other gins announced they have finished. Others continue work and could for several more weeks.

Bale counts this week included Midland Co-op finishing work for the season at 6543 bales.

 

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Fri
26
Jan

Midland man busted for meth after routine stop

MARTIN COUNTY - A 44-year-old Midland man broke the golden rule of dopers Friday - if you are going to haul meth around in your vehicle, make sure all the lights work. Robert Edward Bramblett got pulled over for a routine stop and officers discovered the meth. Bramblett is in jail here after Martin County Sheriff’s Department officers popped him for possession of meth and a bad taillight.

 

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Fri
19
Jan

Serving Stanton, Lenorah, Tarzan and all of Martin County

Stanton bridge could be closed for months this time

WEST TEXAS - It’s happening all over Texas, but it’s gotten much worse in West Texas where trucking companies have hit a dozen bridges in just over two months, costing taxpayers millions and creating continuous traffic issues all up and down the interstate.

The bridges hit Monday by the same truck brings to four that are closed in a 20 to 25 mile stretch of I-20 in the Permian Basin.

All of them will have to be repaired, with two of them currently being rebuilt for the second time in recent months.

Both the bridge at Crane Avenue in Odessa and the bridge at Loop 250’s end in Midland are going through another round of repairs.

 

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Fri
19
Jan

Taxpayers, drivers get hit again as two bridges whacked Monday

Stanton bridge could be closed for months this time

WEST TEXAS - It’s happening all over Texas, but it’s gotten much worse in West Texas where trucking companies have hit a dozen bridges in just over two months, costing taxpayers millions and creating continuous traffic issues all up and down the interstate.

The bridges hit Monday by the same truck brings to four that are closed in a 20 to 25 mile stretch of I-20 in the Permian Basin.

All of them will have to be repaired, with two of them currently being rebuilt for the second time in recent months.

Both the bridge at Crane Avenue in Odessa and the bridge at Loop 250’s end in Midland are going through another round of repairs.

 

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Fri
19
Jan

Martin County Livestock Show opening today

MARTIN COUNTY - The annual Martin County Livestock Show begins next Thursday evening when animals are weighed and classified at the Martin County Community Center.

The show itself starts Friday morning with the lambs, goats, steers and heifers being shown during the day.

On Saturday, the swine show will take up most of the morning hours, giving participants, parents and volunteers time to prepare for the show’s banquet Saturday night, also at the community center.

 

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Fri
05
Jan

Bridge whackers at again - and taxpayers, drivers pay the bill

PERMIAN BASIN - If you thought getting through the maze of I-20 traffic was already a nightmare, just wait - thanks to some big trucks with big loads who didn’t bother to check out just how tall area bridges are, the interstate is going to be a big mess again - starting this week.

Two bridges, which have both been rebuilt in recent years, are going to have to be fixed yet again - and that means area drivers are going to have to pay for the repairs as well as pay with heavier traffic and the dangers of squeezing down to one lane.

Martin County residents aqre swell aware of how that works - the bridge on the west end of Stanton has recently been repaired again and there were multiple wrecks along the way.

 

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Fri
05
Jan

Longtime representatives draw challenges in 2018 elections

MARTIN COUNTY - It’s not just local politics that will see some challenges in the 2018 election cycle - all of the state and federal folks who represent Martin County are also in an election battle.

The latest candidate to come through the neighborhood this week is Paul Myers of Midland who is running against fellow Midlander Mike Conaway, the longtime congressman of District 11, that includes Martin County.

 

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