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Bank plans new two-story facility with almost 9000 square feet

STANTON - Downtown Stanton will be getting a major facelift soon when First National Bank breaks ground on the long-awaited new bank. Work is expected to begin this year on the new two-story bank that will have almost 9000 square feet of customer service and employee space. David Matthews, the president of FNB, said the bank’s board has been working on plans for the new bank for some time, with Financial Designs, a Dallas firm that designs, renovates and builds banks.

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Porter wins Carr Scholarship to Angelo State

STANTON - Anna Porter, a senior at Stanton High School, has been awarded a Distinguished Carr Scholarship to attend Angelo State University in San Angelo this fall. The Distinguished Carr Scholarship is ASU’s most prestigious scholarship for academic achievement.

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Sex offender arrested again in Midland County

MARTIN and MIDLAND COUNTIES - A 49-year-old registered sex offender who has been living in Martin County, was arrested this week in Midland County and charged with indecency with a child and with aggravated sexual assault. He also was jailed on violation of parole charges. Details of the charges were not immediately released, but they stem from incidents that occurred a number of years ago - the alleged victim coming forward only in recent days.

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Crashes across Permian Basin - distracted drivers to blame

MARTIN COUNTY and WEST TEXAS - As the number of crashes caused by distracted drivers continues to rise, the Texas Department of Transportation is urging motorists to put away their mobile devices and other distractions, and pay attention to the road. April marks National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the kickoff of TxDOT’s annual Talk, Text, Crash public education campaign.

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Traffic woes across Permian Basin a major concern for drivers, officials

Six West Texans were pronounced dead in Ward County in separate wrecks this past week, one near Pyote Thursday and three more in another wreck Saturday. On March 11 one teen died and three were seriously injured -
one of those later dying - after a rollover on Hwy. 191, accounting for multiple fatalities in the past two weeks across the Permian Basin 
 
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They are out and about . . .

They are out and about . . . and in some places one would not expect. This little rattler curled up inside an oilfield pumpjack base to gather a little heat and suns rays
 
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All in the family . . . Newmans round out Flint’s show career with yet another victory

Cheers rippled around the sales pavilion at Reliant Park Saturday, as Randolph Holford tried to coax out more bids for G.O., the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s  Grand Champion Steer. “Now 375, 375, 375, 375!”
Would-be buyers sipped sodas and beers, and tapped their rulers on the floor as the auctioneer’s voice boomed from corner to corner of the room 
 
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West Texas already seeing fair share of sandstorms

WEST TEXAS - It seems West Texans are taking cover every other day from strong winds whipping tons of dirt into the sky causing breathing difficulties and low visibility on highways. Sandstorms are caused by strong winds that occur in the semi-arid West Texas region. In other parts of the world, such as the deserts of the Southwest U.S. or in Africa or the Middle East, sandstorms can create havoc with man and machine.
 
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Just another week in Martin County’s ongoing bout with crime . . .

MARTIN COUNTY - Impaired drivers, high-speed chases and now a case of porn - just another week in Martin County. For the second week in a row, Martin County Sheriff’s Department officers were involved in a chase down the interstate with another messed up driver in a company truck. Last week it was Chief Deputy Ernie Wakefield who finally got a Pecos man pulled over in a company truck and basically stone out of his skull.
 
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Lamesa native the new face of the Texas Veterans Land Board

LAMESA - As the new spokesman for the Texas Veterans Land Board, Lamesa native and actor Barry Corbin has a face most everyone will recognize, even if they may not know his name. With more than 100 television and film credits and several Emmy nominations to his name, Corbin’s success as a Hollywood character actor — with roles in movies that include “WarGames,” “Urban Cowboy” and “No Country for Old Men,” may seem like a dream come true for a kid from Lamesa.
 

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