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Tue
03
Mar

Ozona officials visit State Capitol

BY SHANON BIGGERSTAFF
The Ozona Chamber of Commerce and local community leaders received an invitation from State Senator Carlos Uresti’s office to join him for what has been designated Crockett County Days. Each county within his district has an opportunity, on their designated day, to visit the Austin capital and their representative to discuss local issues of concern. The Ozona delegation began their day with a tour of Uresti’s office and were introduced to his staff.

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Tue
03
Mar

Fox named Trainer of the Year

OHS Head Trainer Rick Fox has been named Trainer of the Year for Region I. Fox has been a trainer for 32 years and has been in Ozona for 2 1/2 years. "I felt very honored to be voted on by the coaches in the region. It's an honor given by the Texas High School Coaches Association," Fox said. Fox is responsible for the health of students and make sure students stay hydrated,as well as taping and evaluating injuries on students.

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Tue
03
Mar

BLUE RIBBON WINNING DAY

CLAIRE BEAN looks down at her first place winning Fine Wool Lamb at the San Angelo Stock Show on Feb. 24

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Tue
03
Mar

Commissioners approve bond attorneys

BY MELISSA PERNER
Commissioners’ Court took the first step toward a bond election last week. During a Feb. 26 special meeting, the commissioners approved an engagement letter for bond counsel with Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP, a firm out of Austin. County Judge Fred Deaton said the county will need a law firm to go over contracts.

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Tue
24
Feb

AARP free tax preparation March 7

The Schleicher County Resource Center and AARP will sponsor Free Tax Preparation for the Mertzon, Eldorado, Sonora, and Ozona area again this year. This is for one day only, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 7 at the library/ extension offices in Eldorado. Cost is free. Any taxpayer is welcome. An appointment is necessary. All returns will be filed electronically that day.
 
Tue
24
Feb

English receives Naval Flight Training Award

First Lieutenant Benjamin Levi English, U.S. Marine Corps, has received a Certificate of Merit in recognition of his superior performance in the flight syllabus and academic curriculum of Primary Flight Training while assigned to Training Air Wing FIVE, Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton, Fla. This distinction is achieved by only 10 percent of the more than 1,300 students trained annually at Training Air Wing FIVE, according to a letter from Col. Gary King, of the U.S. Marine Corps.
 
Tue
24
Feb

Ozona couple adopts young girls

BY NATHANIEL MILLER
 
Surrounded by their friends and family, Lorena Renteria and her husband Rito celebrated the completion of their family, legally, for the first time in the eyes of the State of Texas. Not that their family was incomplete to begin with. The couple from Ozona became foster parents about three years ago and fell in love with the two girls from Odessa that were placed in their care. On Monday, Ector County Court at Law 2 Judge Scott Layh officially signed the paperwork making the Renterias the legal guardians of the two girls.
 
Tue
17
Feb

Ozona couple adopts young girls

Surrounded by their friends and family, Lorena Renteria and her husband Rito celebrated the completion of their family, legally, for the first time in the eyes of the State of Texas. Not that their family was incomplete to begin with. The couple from Ozona became foster parents about three years ago and fell in love with the two girls from Odessa that were placed in their care
 
 

 

Tue
17
Feb

Taylor chosen for FCA All-Star football game

Ozona Lion Zack Taylor has been chosen for the Myrle Greathouse Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Football Classic. The game will be held 7 p.m. June 13 in Abilene, Texas. Taylor, a 5-10, 265-pound senior offensive lineman, was a key cog for the Lions, making all of the calls from the center position. He also chipped in 43 pancake blocks and allowed only one sack. His efforts earned him first-team All-District and All-West Texas honors.
 
 

 

Tue
17
Feb

OHS steps up to the plate

The Ozona Lions are looking forward to taking on their opponents this Friday. In fact, many on the team are expected to go up against familiar faces as the current high school Lions face off against former Lions in the first
OHS Baseball Alumni Game 
 
 

 

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