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Fri
05
Jan

Bridge whackers at again - and taxpayers, drivers pay the bill

PERMIAN BASIN - If you thought getting through the maze of I-20 traffic was already a nightmare, just wait - thanks to some big trucks with big loads who didn’t bother to check out just how tall area bridges are, the interstate is going to be a big mess again - starting this week.

Two bridges, which have both been rebuilt in recent years, are going to have to be fixed yet again - and that means area drivers are going to have to pay for the repairs as well as pay with heavier traffic and the dangers of squeezing down to one lane.

Martin County residents aqre swell aware of how that works - the bridge on the west end of Stanton has recently been repaired again and there were multiple wrecks along the way.

 

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Fri
05
Jan

Longtime representatives draw challenges in 2018 elections

MARTIN COUNTY - It’s not just local politics that will see some challenges in the 2018 election cycle - all of the state and federal folks who represent Martin County are also in an election battle.

The latest candidate to come through the neighborhood this week is Paul Myers of Midland who is running against fellow Midlander Mike Conaway, the longtime congressman of District 11, that includes Martin County.

 

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Fri
05
Jan

Bale counts continue to rise

WEST TEXAS - Even with bitter cold conditions slowing down module trucks Wednesday along with the New Year’s break, cotton producers continue to haul cotton to town and gins continue turning it into bales.

Bale counts are coming in this week with Midland Co-op finally cranking up the gin and knocking out 5200 bales.

 

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Fri
29
Dec

Members of the Martin County Chamber of Commerce

Members of the Martin County Chamber of Commerce award David Matthews and the staff at First Natiional Bank in Stanton as the Martin County Business of the Month for January of 2018

 

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Fri
29
Dec

Martin County Sheriff Brad Ingram

J.R. Howard presents Martin County Sheriff Brad Ingram a $ 1500 check from Enlink Midstream Operating, LP. which will go toward purchasing ballistic vests for officers.

 

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Fri
29
Dec

County has 23 wrecks due to ice, including one fatality

MARTIN COUNTY - Law enforcement and volunteer firefighters and emergency services personnel worked 23 wrecks including one with a fatality here Wednesday as Martin County and some surrounding areas were hit with an ice storm.

That storm left a sheet of ice on area highways, and drivers were acting as if it was a balmy spring day rather than the dangerous conditions that kept ambulances and fire trucks hopping.

The biggest issues were on the interstate in both directions, with Midland County recording some 60 wrecks and Howard County another 40 or so as the area was all but shut down due to the slippery conditions.

 

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Fri
22
Dec

If it’s New Year’s, it’s got to be black-eyed peas!

STANTON - Folks, it’s time to eat blackeyed peas on New Year’s Day.

It falls on Monday this year.

Stanton’s senior citizens will have their annual blackeyed peas lunch next Monday, Jan. 1 from 11 am to 1 pm at the senior’s building in downtown Stanton.

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Fri
22
Dec

It’s all about the meth . . . unfortunately

MARTIN COUNTY - It’s the meth . . . ask lawmen anywhere in the area and they’ll tell you the meth situation only gets worse.

It’s all ages, it’s all classes of people and it’s creating issues with theft at every turn as meth dopers look for the bucks they need to keep their addictions from driving them over a cliff.

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Fri
22
Dec

Scammers strike sheriff’s phones; don’t be fooled!

MARTIN COUNTY - The telephone number 432-756-3336 has been compromised by scammers who have called people in Lubbock, Wink and Midland - and those are justy the ones Martin County Sheriff Brad Ingram knows about.

“The calls show up on caller ID with the Martin County Sheriff’s Office name and the above number listed, “ said Ingram.

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Fri
08
Dec

Stanton teacher and family reach out to make a difference

STANTON - For Patricia Acosta, the Foster Care and Adoption supervisor at Buckner of Midland, getting the call is never easy and hearing each child’s story gets even harder.

“Dylan was born in April and I got the call that there was a child at the hospital,” Acosta said. “The CPS worker gave me all the details, but said she’s not ready to be discharged... do you have a family?”

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