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06
Aug
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Beetles taking a little time off, but expected to return soon

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MARTIN COUNTY - The beetles that have been so successful in helping kill one of the biggest pests in Martin County and West Texas appear to have taken a little break in the action, but scientists believe the saltcedar leaf beetles will be back with a vengeance when weather patterns return to more typical hot and dry. The saltcedar, considered the biggest thief of water resources in West Texas by many, had met its match with the little beetle, which was introduced to this area a decade or so ago. Tamarix Ramosissima or tamarisk usually goes by the more common name saltcedar. 
 
Thu
23
Jul
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The changing scene of downtown Stanton

STANTON - Downtown Stanton is undergoing some major changes - buildings long empty are filling up with everything from a tatoo parlor to a custom motorcycle shop to a new stop that could change Stanton’s idea of what’s for lunch. The anchor of downtown continues to be the changing face of the First National Bank. Stanton’s closest thing to a skyscraper is getting the biggest of facelifts.Rock and brick work is going up at the state-of-the-art facility, but the real drama won’t come until the old bank heads tothe landfill and the landscaping begins on the north side.

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Thu
23
Jul
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Stephen Burton

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Stephen Burton and a friend discuss a bike project at Burton Custom Motorcycles in downtown Stanton. Besides custom builds, the duo is also in the repair business.

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Thu
23
Jul
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Permian Basin deaths continue to climb

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MARTIN COUNTY - A 35-yearold Odessao man died Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 20, about 6 miles east of Stanton, according to a press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety. Everardo V. Trevino II was driving a Hyundai Accent westbound on I-20 and a 30-year-old San Antonio man was driving a Ford F-150 eastbound. The pickup crossed the center median into the path of Trevino’s car and the vehicles hit front left to front left, according to the press release.

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Thu
23
Jul
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Federal marshals capture fugitive at lake house in Coke County

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COKE COUNTY - Change that “voluntarily missing” to “involuntarily caught”. United States Marshal Fugitive Task Force officers caught up with Stanton native Judy Fryar (aka Judy Francis) Wednesday at a family lake house in Coke County. The 53-year-old Fryar was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Ector County Detention Facility. That incarceration came after she was taken to the federal courthouse in Midland and had her bond revoked by the federal court of Judge Robert Junell.

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Fri
17
Jul
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Serving Stanton, Lenorah, Tarzan and all of Martin County

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Downtown Stanton street scene during the 82nd Old Settlers Reunion here last weekend.
 
Fri
17
Jul
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Audrey Brown

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Audrey Brown of Stanton made funnel cakes Saturday for the crowds in town during the 82nd Old Settlers Reunion. Lots of folks said they were the best they’d ever tasted.
 
Fri
17
Jul
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Mini-cheer camp here on Aug. 6

STANTON - Mini cheer camp will be Aug. 6 at Stanton High School. Pre-registration is encouraged but shirts are limited so come early. Cost is $35 with came from 8:45 am to 2:30 pm.
 
Fri
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Jul
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Housing info is topic for meeting in Stanton July 22

STANTON - The USDA Rural Development Fort Stockton Area Office, which provides service to Martin County, will be having a housing information meeting on July 22 at the Martin County Senior Citizen Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to provide information regarding the availability of housing loans and grants to assist residents.
 
Fri
10
Jul
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Stanton Superintendent David Carr named region’s administrator of year

The Texas Association of School Boards announced this week that David Carr, superintendent of schools in Stanton has been named the Region 18 Superintendent of the Year. Carr also has been announced as a candidate for Texasw Superintendent of the Year. Sponsored by TASB, the awards program has recognized exemplary superintendents for excellence and achievement in educational leadership since 1984.
 

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