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Tue
27
Jan

El Chato's catches fire

BY MELISSA PERNER
 
Ozona Firefighters responded to a fire at El Chato's restaurant around 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22. The fire was contained to the front part of the building, which houses the restaurant's party and storage rooms. The main part of the restaurant only suffered smoke damage. No one was injured. Fire Marshal Steve Kenley said cause of fire is still being determined, but that it appears the fire did start in the storage room.

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Tue
27
Jan

Superintendent files waiver due to illness-related absences

BY MELISSA PERNER
 
Illness has taken its toll on school attendance. At the Jan. 21 CCCCSD School Board meeting, Superintendent Raul Chavarria said he will be applying for a waiver from the Texas Education Agency, which will not allow the district to be affected for funding. The State of Texas calculates the amount of funding a school district receives by the number of students that attend each day.

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Tue
27
Jan

Teacher of the year

BY MELISSA PERNER
 
Ozona High School Teacher Dottie De Leon has been named the Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts High School Teacher of the Year. De Leon was presented the award last week at the organization’s annual convention in Houston. She was also honored at the Jan. 21 CCCCSD School Board meeting. "I strive to set high expectations for both myself and my students, and I am blessed to get to work with the students at OHS,” DeLeon said.

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Tue
27
Jan

North Carolina man arrested for alleged robbery

BY MELISSA PERNER
 
A North Carolina man was arrested last week for allegedly robbing a local convenience store. Christopher Michael Goflin, 34, has been charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony punishable up to 99 years in prison, or life, and a fine not to exceed $10,000, according to a press release from the Crockett County Sheriff’s Office. Around 11 p.m. on Jan. 20, Goflin entered the Stripes convenience store on Sheffield Road and demanded money from the clerk, according to a complaint affidavit from the Crockett County Justice of the Peace Office.

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Tue
20
Jan

Murr sworn in as new state representative

BY REGAN ELLMER
 
JUNCTION, Texas – Yesterday, Republican Andrew Murr joined the 21 other newly elected members of the Texas House and was sworn into  office on the first day of the 84th Session of the Texas Legislature. Surrounded by
friends, family and supporters, Murr presented his broad policy goals for the year. "One of my primary motivations for seeking this seat in the House stemmed from my experiences as a County Judge, dealing with unfunded
mandates and overreach from both Austin and Washington," said Murr. "The people of our counties and cities and school
 
 
Tue
20
Jan

Teaching, learning about King's dream

BY MELISSA PERNER
 
Ozona students have dreams. They have dreams to be veterinarians, to own a ranch, to run in the Olympics, to end bullying and to play football in the NFL. On Monday, students in all three campuses learned about  the dream of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. At Ozona Middle School, Dana Criswell had her eighth grade English class compare and contrast King with the life of Gandhi.
 
 
 
Tue
20
Jan

Special meeting about new clinic Thursday

BY MELISSA PERNER
 
The Crockett County Commissioners' Court will hold a special called meeting to discuss hiring an architect to prepare plans for a new health clinic. The meeting will be at  6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at the courthouse annex. The meeting is open to the public. Also on the agenda is discussion about the new clinic
 
 
Tue
13
Jan

January is School Board Appreciation Month

BY RAUL CHAVARRIA
 
January is School Board Recognition Month and Crockett County Consolidated Common School District is joining other districts across the state to thank these local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for our children and public schools. “Even though we are making a special effort in January to show appreciation to our board members, we realize their many contributions reflect a year-round commitment. They generously give of themselves to ensure that decisions directly affecting our local schools are made by representatives of this community, people who are close to our schools and know our teachers, parents, and students,” said Raul Chavarria, CCCCSD superintendent. “As elected officials, they are the voice of their communities, serving first and foremost in the best interest of our staff and schoolchildren.”
Tue
13
Jan

Commissioners discuss new jail, clinic

BY MELISSA PERNER
 
Moving forward on a bond for a new jail and clinic was discussed at Monday’s Crockett County Commissioners’ Court meeting. On the jail, the commissioners approved a motion to receive a proposal from DRG Architects, of San Antonio, on a jail bond. “On any of these projects, if you are going to do a November election you have to start right now in preparing the project,” said County Judge Fred Deaton. “It would be hard for me to choose somebody without having a price. I would like for the firm to come here.”

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Tue
13
Jan

Spicewood man killed in accident

A Spicewood, Texas man was killed Saturday during another ice storm that hit Crockett County. Clifford Bennett, 69, was pronounced dead at the scene by Crockett County Justice of the Peace Evelyn Lozano, according to a report from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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