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Tue
28
Jul

Lion Stadium may receive new name

BY MELISSA PERNER
The CCCCSD School Board discussed renaming Lion Stadium in honor of Coach L.T. “Rip” Sewell Monday night. During a special called meeting, Board Vice President Orlando DeHoyos brought up the item for discussion. Sewell, who died on July 4, coached in Ozona from 1968-1989. While coaching at Ozona High School, his football teams won several district championships going several rounds into the playoffs. 
 
 
Tue
28
Jul

County appraisal values take a dip

BY MELISSA PERNER
County appraisal values took a dip this year. At Monday’s special commissioners’ court meeting, County Judge Fred Deaton said values are down 16 percent. The discussion was part of the commissioners’ budget workshop. County Auditor Janie Chandler presented the commissioners with two sets of proposed revenues.
 
Tue
28
Jul

Catch that ball

JACOB CHILDRESS reaches up for a catch during Monday's Ozona Lions Football Camp at Lion Stadium.
 
Tue
21
Jul

Public gets first look at new jail plans

BY MELISSA PERNER THE OZONA STOCKMAN The public had their first look, and first say, about the proposed new Crockett County Jail last week.  At a July 16 meeting,about 40 people sat in the  civic center as the Crockett County Commissioners’ Court, Sheriff Robert Rodriguez and officials from DRG Architects presented plans, photos and answered questions about the new facility. At the end of the meeting, County Judge Fred Deaton said the commissioners will for sure call for a bond election in August for the new jail and for a new wellness center    

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Tue
21
Jul

A successful ruse against the Apache - July 1857

BY WILSON WHITE FORT LANCASTER In the days of westward expansion, during the early and mid 1800s, there were several main routes crossing  he American West. To thenorth, the Oregon Trail lead to the settlement of the Pacific North West. Towards the center of the continent ran the Santa Fe Trail. To the far south the El Paso / San Antonio Road served as the main overland route to California.At the end of the Mexican- American War in 1848, along with the discovery of gold in California, numerous people were drawn out west. Travel- ing through what would be- come Crockett County along the Lower El Paso / San Anto- nio Road, these travelers included California bound gold seekers (the 49ers), western settlers, the U.S. mail line and the stagecoach service. West Texas, during the time of the 1850s – 1870s still had Native Americans living throughout the region and Fort Lancaster was established to protect he road and travelers.

Tue
21
Jul

Splish Splash

COOLING OFF AT THE CROCKETT COUNTY SWIMMING POOL is a great way to spend the summer as temperatures soar into triple digits this week.

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Tue
14
Jul

Public input sought, 6 p.m. at the Civic Center

A public meeting to discuss the proposed Crockett County Jail will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 16, at the Civic Center. The 24-bed building will cost an estimated $5.9 million. The commissioners are looking at proposing the jail for a November bond election. The meeting will feature an update from DRG Architects, who are preparing the plans for the county, as well as a question and answer session with the public.
 

 

Tue
14
Jul

Business of the Month: The General Store

The Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize The General Store as our Business of the Month. The General Store opened to the public on Oct. 7, 2013. It is owned by Russell and Cole Crenwelge and managed by Cheryl Galindo. Store hours are Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday 1-6 p.m.
 

 

Tue
14
Jul

Biggerstaff designated Certified Tourism Executive

Shanon Biggerstaff, president of the Ozona Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center Park, has completed all coursework toward her Certified Tourism Executive (CTE) designation from Travel & Tourism College, a program of the Texas Travel Industry Association (TTIA). In addition to completing the coursework, Biggerstaff also completed a capstone project required for the certification designation.
 

 

Tue
14
Jul

Clinic plans discussed

Details and cost estimates on the proposed new health clinic was presented at Monday’s regular commissioners’ court meeting. The new 10,500 square-foot clinic is es- timated to cost around $3.4 million. Around $275,000 of that is for furnishing the clinic, which officials at Shannon Medical Center have said they will cover that cost.
 

 

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