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28
Sep
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Continuous sexual abuse of children charged here

STANTON - A Stanton man is in the Martin County Jail charged with two counts of continuous sexual abuse of two children.

Jesse David Rivera of Stanton, 24 years old, is in the Martin County Jail under $100,000 bond for each of the two charges.

The bonds were set by Peace Justice Jarrell Hedrick for the felony charges.

 

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Fri
28
Sep
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Volunteers

The Burch bunch were among volunteers who worked on Saturday to pick up trash all over Stanton. Shawna, Lanie, Bryn and  Justin joined over a dozen of their neighbors to try and get a handle on the trash in the area. The event was sponsored by the Martin County Chamber of Commerce under the leadership of Laura Graves and Carla Ingram. 

 

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Fri
21
Sep
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Crash

Amazing, but both drivers of these two pickups and the five horses in the gooseneck survived this crash last Thursday afternoon on the interstate just east of the Stanton Coop

 

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Fri
21
Sep
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Long hangs up his helmet after 41 years as volunteer firefighter

STANTON - After almost three decades as chief of the Stanton Volunteer Fire Department, Lonnie Long is hanging up his boots and helmet.

Long, who became a Stanton volunteer in 1977, was named Stanton’s chief in 1983 and has served as a volunteer continuously ever since.

In typical Lonnie Long fashion, the longtime volunteer public servant, wouldn’t stand still for a picture - so the picture below works for now. That’s Long fifth from the left in a picture of many of the volunteers in 1983.

 

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Fri
21
Sep
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Saturday: Time to give Stanton a good scrub!

STANTON - Volunteers and members of the Martin County Chamber of Commerce are making plans to “Clean Up Stanton”, a project to improve the looks of the Martin County seat.

Starting a 9 am, this Saturday, Chamber members and all who come to volunteer their time to beautify Stanton will work in and around town to clean up the community.

 

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Fri
14
Sep
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Serving Stanton, Lenorah, Tarzan and all of Martin County

Some of those Bleacher Creatures get a chance to run through the tunnel during Meet the Buffs

 

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Fri
14
Sep
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Former sheriff taken into custody without incident; assault charged

MARTIN COUNTY - A manhunt that covered two counties this week ended peacefully when former Martin County Sheriff John Woodward II surrendered to members of the US Marshal Service and Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter.

The former Martin County sheriff was arrested in Midland Wednesday and was jailed on two felony counts involving an incident early Friday morning.

 

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Fri
14
Sep
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Youth Football

The little guys and girls are having a ball in Permian Basin Youth Football action.

 

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Fri
07
Sep
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Man burned over 90 percent of body at jobsite in west end of the county

MARTIN COUNTY - For the second time since May a Martin County business has experienced a major accident.

A man working at Martin County Environmental on CR 2831 in the far west end of Martin County was burned over 90 percent of his body following an explosion and fire at the business location early Tuesday morning according the Martin County Sheriff’s Department.

The man, believed to be a Mexican national working with a power washer inside a tank, apparently was injured when fumes built up and ignited.

 

 

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Fri
07
Sep
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2018 Stanton Homecoming Queen & King Nominees

STANTON - While school only started a couple weeks ago, Stanton is right in the middle of homecoming this week prior to the home opener with Wink. Following are brief bios of the candidates for Homecoming queen and king.

Madey Baker is the daughter of Brian and Lesley Baker. She will be escorted by her father Brian Baker.

She shows steers and pigs, speaks in public speaking competitions, is involved in a youth group, FFA, and 4- H. I am also the Stanton FFA Chapter president.

Her favorite subjects are anatomy or any math/science class.

 

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