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Fri
15
Nov
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exhibitors at Saturday’s Martin County

Pullet people - some of the exhibitors at Saturday’s Martin County Pullet Show were Robin Beasley, Kristen Blocker, Tyler Straub, Whitney Bryan, TJ Shands and Shelby McDaniel
 
Thu
07
Nov
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Good news for Martin County: I-20 to open early

MARTIN/HOWARD COUNTIES - Good news came early Thursday when the Texas Department of Transportation announced eastbound lanes were open on the interstate around noon and westbound lanes could be open as early as Thursday evening. Traffic from the interstate has glutted many roads in Martin County, with all of the trucks, buses and cars detoured off the major artery and right through Martin County.
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Thu
07
Nov
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Ramirez defeats incumbent for Grady school board

GRADY - School trustees will meet next week to canvass returns from the Nov. 5 school board election which was won by recent Grady High School graduate Alfredo Ramirez. A 2011 graduate of GHS, Ramirez is a first-time candidate and received eight votes in the District 2 election.
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Thu
07
Nov
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Filing period opens Nov. 9 for Martin County offices

MARTIN COUNTY - Some of the names are already known - and some others are expected to announce their candidacies in coming weeks. Either way the filing period opens Saturday in Martin County and all across Texas for those candidates to file. The filing period continues until 6 p.m., Dec. 9, which is a Monday. Primaries in both the Republican and Democratic parties are on March 4, 2014, with the general election this time next year, the first Tuesday in November. The filing period, which has been moved several times in recent years, is set at Nov. 9 through Dec. 9. Applications to file and lists of the filing fees are available from both the Republican Party Chair, John Campbell of Tarzan, and the Democratic Party Chair, Delton Costlow of Stanton.
Thu
07
Nov
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UT study suggests CO2 injection caused quakes at Snyder

SNYDER - A recent University of Texas study suggests a series of small earthquakes near Snyder between 2006 and 2011 were caused by the underground injection of large volumes of gas, primarily carbon dioxide. Although the study suggests that underground injection of gas triggered the Snyder earthquakes, it also points out that similar rates of injections have not triggered comparable quakes in other fields, bolstering the idea that underground gas injection does not cause significant seismic events in most geologic settings.
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Fri
01
Nov
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Martin County Hospital Halloween festivities

Dr. Seuss, a can of frijoles and even a washer and dryer were just some of the wild costumes that made being at the Martin County Hospital some great fun this week in preparation for today’s Halloween festivities.
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Mon
28
Oct
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Grady school parents, taxpapers mull renovations, new facilities

GRADY - Residents in the Grady school district are encouraged to attend a public meeting Tuesday night at 7 to discuss the future of facilities at the school.
 
Mon
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Oct
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Herd gets heard allright - Buffalo band off to area

YeeeeHaaaa . . . Stanton Buffalo band members react as they learn they are winners at Saturday’s marching contest in Odessa. by Kristi Franklin
STANTON - The Stanton High School Best Band “Herd”earned a first division (superior) rating at Region 6 UIL Marching Contest at Odessa’s Ratliff Stadium last Saturday. The band earned division ones from each of the three judges.
 
Mon
28
Oct
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Award

Bill Stone was presented an award recently by Martin County’s Texas Farm Bureau for his decades of service to the bureau and a long list of other organizations.
 
Mon
28
Oct
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Hospital receives statewide rural health award

Adiel Alvarado, left and the information technology director at Martin County Hospital, accepts a statewide award from Quang Ngo, director of the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals.
AUSTIN - The Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals, known as TORCH, announced that Martin County Hospital District is the recipient of the Rural Hospital Award of Excellence in the 2013 Annual Rural Health IT Awards. "There are great technical advances occurring daily at rural hospitals across Texas that help improve the patient care for their local communities and region," said Quang Ngo, vice president of TORCH.
 

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