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Tue
26
Jul

School board election filing underway

Filing for the November 2016 CCCCSD School Board election is currently underway. There are three single member district seats and the at-large seat up this year. Those seats include: At-Large currently held by David Mc-Williams; SMD 1 currently held by Orlando DeHoyos; SMD 2 currently held by Grizz Medina and SMD 6 currently held by Amy Newton.    
 

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Tue
26
Jul

Commissioners look at tax rates, budget

BY MELISSA PERNER
 
The Crockett County Commissioners discussed tax rates and the 2017 county budget during a special meeting Monday night. County Judge Fred Deaton presented the commissioners with figures of possible tax rates to be considered. With a 38 percent decrease in appraisal values, along with cuts already made to the 2017 county budget and two bonds, the commissioners will have to consider going with the maximum tax rate of $.80 per $100 valuation.    
 
Tue
26
Jul

Stockman receives WTPA, TPA awards

The Ozona Stockman received several awards in the West Texas Press Association’s 2016 Better Newspaper Contest. Editor and Publisher Melissa Perner was awarded Journalist of the Year in the Weekly Division. Judges' comments said Perner was a "well-rounded journalist."  
 

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Tue
26
Jul

Teacher housing renovations continue

BY MELISSA PERNER
 
The school district is continuing with their school housing renovations. At the July 20 regular board meeting, Superintendent Raul Chavarria said the district has completely refurbished 13 school houses. The project is being completed with money from the $3 million bond Crockett County Voters passed in November 2014. 
 

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Tue
19
Jul

Roasted veggies

A TRAILER HAULING PRODUCE caught fire late Monday afternoon near the 328 mile-marker on I-10. Ozona, Iraan and Sheffield Volunteer Fire Departments all responded. There were no injuries reported.
 

 

Tue
19
Jul

Golf author signing books today at the library

Bob Bright has written the only golf book you'll ever need. Bright is the author of "The Only Golf Book You'll Ever Need - 7 Simple Strategies to Golfing Bliss." The author will hold a book signing at 10 a.m. today, July 20, at the Crockett County Public Library. Refreshments will be served. Bright is married to Donna Sanchez, formerly of Ozona.
 
 
Tue
19
Jul

Care Center facing state fines, hires interim administrator

BY MELISSA PERNER
 
The Crockett County Care Center is still facing fines from the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services due to lack of documentation on patient care. At the July 13 regular meeting, the Crockett County Care Center, Health and Emergency Services Board of Directors discussed with Director of Nurses Michelle Brown about fines the center is facing from DADS.
 
 
Tue
12
Jul

Riding and roping

LEVI BISHOP attempts to rope a calf during the Crockett County 4-H Rodeo Series on July 7 at the Fair Park Arena. The event featured boys and girls, ages 8-18, in various events. The next rodeo series will be Aug. 6. For more information, call Trey Hale at (325) 226-1620

 

Tue
12
Jul

Visitors from afar, camels at Fort Lancaster

BY WILSON WHITE
 
Fort Lancaster, established in 1855, was built to protect travelers along the westward road. By July 1857, the 1st U.S. Infantry soldiers at Fort Lancaster had become familiar with the local landscape, wildlife and Native Americans of the region such as the Apache. But they were not prepared when camels arrived at the fort. The camels, part of the U.S. Army’s Camel Experiment, are a unique chapter in Fort Lancaster’s history.
 
Tue
12
Jul

Former Care Center Director addresses commissioners

BY MELISSA PERNER
 
Former Care Center Director Robert Stecher spoke to the Crockett County Commissioners' Court during their regular meeting Monday. Stecher thanked the commissioners' court for allowing him to serve as the administrator for almost four years. Stecher resigned on June 16 
 

 

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