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New jail fills up - most get to go home

MARTIN COUNTY - After years of talking about building a state-of-the-art jail, Martin County Commissioners finally got it done in 2019 and with a packed house Monday opened the new Dan Saunders Law Enforcement Center.

Named after the legendary lawman, the center is a fitting tribute to Saunders, who served Martin County for over four decades and was one of the most well-known and wellrespected lawmen in all of Texas.

Continuing this weekend, moving from the Martin County Courthouse and the dungeon underneath that building that has served as a jail is an ongoing job.

 

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Thu
28
Feb
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On-act play performance here at 7 pm on Sunday

STANTON - The Stanton High School One Act Play production - scenes from The Miracle Worker by William Gibson, will offer a public performance at 7 pm, Mar. 4 in the SHS Auditorium.

The district one-act contest is Mar. 6 at Clyde High School.

Jan Sims, a retired teacher and longtime OAP director, is the director for this school year. Members of the cast and crew include Cam Yarbrough, Brooke Vincent, Dylan Alton, Braden Waggoner, Israel Gutierrez, Brooke Bird, Jo Myrick, Montserrat Ceballos, Nickoli Aguirre, Ainslee Dunn, Neeley Poitevint, Hailea VeraCruz, Ayranna Molina and alternate Jaleigh Ivy.

 

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Thu
21
Feb
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Sales of beer and wine begin in Stanton this week

STANTON - It took a few weeks longer than anticipated but the permits have arrived and Stanton is officially wet as of this week.

Stripes Convenience Store got its state permit first and began setting up coolers Tuesday to begin receiving beer and wine - and Lawrence Brothers was not far behind.

Ironically, it was Lawrence Brothers IGA that did most of the hard work to make the successful wet/dry election go the way it did in 2018 - when the sale of beer and wine was overwhelmingly approved for off-premises consumption and inside the City of Stanton city limits only.

Because of its size as a group of several hundred stores, it’s likely the corporation that owns Stripes had far more experience with the permit process and somehow got a couple days ahead of Lawrence Brothers in the permitting process.

Thu
21
Feb
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Almost $8 grand raised at soup cookoff

STANTON - The 30th Annual Great Texas Soup Cook-Off was another huge success with $7,980 worth of proceeds generated from voting tickets, dessert auction and donations - all going toward the restoration of the historic Carmelite Monastery.

The top award of “Best Tasting Soup”, chosen by guest judge Midland author Jimmy Patterson, went to Reggie Baker of Stanton for his Regiano’s Italian Sauage Soup.

The top three soups with the most votes by general admission tickets were:

First Place - Martin County Fire Department, Second Place - Tere Garlington of Stanton; Third Place - Brandon Ireton of Stanton.

 

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Thu
21
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Annual cotton conference due at Stanton center next Thursday

MARTIN COUNTY -

The annual Permian Basin Cotton Conference - with six West Texas counties participating - will be from 8 am to 3 pm, Feb. 28 at the Martin County community Center.

Conference Schedule

7:30 am—8 am Registration

8 am Farm Bill—Bill Thompson

8:30 am Farm Services Agency

 

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Thu
14
Feb
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Cook throws hat into city ring for May

STANTON - With only one day left to file for either school board or city council in Stanton, at least one of the two entities will have a contested ballot.

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Thu
14
Feb
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Cotton acres expected to be up by 2.9%

WEST TEXAS - U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 14.5 million cotton acres this spring, up 2.9 percent from 2018, according to the National Cotton Council’s 38th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey.

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Thu
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It’s Soup!!

MARTIN COUNTY - It’s time to find out who has the best recipe in Texas as the 30th Annual Great Texas Soup Cook-Off draws near.

This year’s event will be Feb. 16 at the Martin County Community Center from 5-7 p.m.

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Fri
08
Feb
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Two dead after crash Sunday afternon in Martin County

MARTIN COUNTY - Two residents of Lamesa were pronounced dead on the scene of a two vehicle accident on Highway 349, 18 miles north of Midland in Martin County on Feb. 3 just after 2 p.m.

Martin County Justice of the Peace Nancy Bradshaw pronounced the 58 year old driver of a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado, Roger L. King, and his 53 year old passenger, Wendy Caban.

King was traveling north on Hwy 349 when he failed to control his speed and struck the rear of a 2005, Cub Cadet tractor trailer driven by 31 year old Yasmany Menoya-Diaz of Odessa.

 

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Fri
08
Feb
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Martin County Stock Show.

Nayce McMorries shows her heavy weight cross during the Martin County Stock Show.

 

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