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Tue
19
Sep

OMS welcomes Wounded Warriors

Veterans greeted with a huge West Texas welcome by students, local citizens

BY RICK BACHMAN

Ozona Middle School was proud to host several wounded warriors with the Reel Thanx Program on Friday, Sept. 14.

The entire student body and faculty members greeted the heroes with a huge West Texas welcoming committee along the front of the building, as well as inside the building.

 

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Tue
19
Sep

OHS Homecoming Week

This year's OHS Homecoming Queen Candidates are Itzel Esmerado, Makenna Fox, Kassidy Gonzales, Brenna Hale and Samantha Torralba. Crowing will be 7 p.m. Friday at Lion Stadium.

Itzel is the daughter of Herminia and Fabian Trujillo. She participates in cross-country and track. She plans on becoming a chemical engineer.

 

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Tue
19
Sep

Computer science learning 3-D technology through donations

BY MELISSA PERNER

There’s more to computer science than just writing programs.

Walking into Jason Davis’ classroom, a new 3-D printer churns out a small, white plastic bunny. It may not seem like a lot, but on the other side of the classroom’s newest gadget is a towering computer that Junior Chantz Elliott built last year.

 

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Tue
12
Sep

Two votes, revisions before county budget approved

BY MELISSA PERNER

It took two votes and several revisions before the Crockett County Commissioners’ Court finally adopted the 2018 County Budget.

At Monday’s regular meeting and budget hearing, the commissioners started an hour earlier at 8 a.m. so they could hold their budget hearing and adopt the budget.

After discussion and revisions by County Judge Fred Deaton and County Auditor Janie Chandler, the commissioners adopted the budget.

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Tue
12
Sep

Fire department hosts training

THE OZONA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT hosted a Tech 2 Extrication/Stabilization training over the weekend in Ozona. The class had members from 22 fire departments, including Ozona, throughout West Texas. The lecture portion took place at the Crockett County Civic Center, while the hands-on extrication took place behind New Beginnings Church.

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Tue
12
Sep

Superintendent talks about $5 million bond

BY RAUL CHAVARRIA

At the Aug. 16 meeting, the CCCCSD School Board approved a request for a $5 million bond.

Crockett County Voters will decide on the bond at the Nov. 7 election.

The district's last bond was passed in 2014 for $3 million.

Last day to register to vote in the Nov. 7 election is Oct. 10. Early voting for the Nov. 7 election will be Oct. 23-Nov. 3.

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Tue
05
Sep

First Baptist Church hosting Beth Moore simulcast Sept. 16

LifeWay Christian Resources and Living Proof ministries are partnering to simulcast Bible teacher and best-selling author Beth Moore, live from Toledo, Ohio. on Sept. 16. First Baptist Church is serving as a host location for the Ozona area.

Living Proof Live, sponsored by Nashville-based publishing company LifeWay Christian Resources, will feature Moore’s dynamic storytelling and passionate Bible teaching. Along with Beth Moore, one of today’s top women’s ministry leaders, worship pastor and Dove Award recipient Travis Cottrell will lead worship via simulcast.

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Tue
05
Sep

Commissioner questions wellness center board, budget

BY MELISSA PERNER

The Crockett County Commissioners’ Court approved a budget and a board for the new J. Cleo Thompson Wellness Center during a special called meeting on Aug. 29.

The 13-member board consists of Tina Bean, Will Hoover, Nila Kelley, Karen Huffman, Jim Fish, Nancy Hale, Ramon Maldonado, Mary Ortiz, Irma Tambunga, Joe Tobar, Becky Montgomery, Michele Mendoza and Shirley Kirby. The board was appointed in an advisory capacity with members serving for a two-year term.

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Tue
05
Sep

Ozona gives back to hurricane victims

BY MELISSA PERNER

Ozona is reaching out to help those in South Texas who are trying to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

Last week, Crockett County Road Supervisor Jeffrey Stuart, along with local citizens Rusty Bishop and Taylor Tate, took a boat and helped search and rescue around the Houston area.

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Tue
29
Aug

New school year begins

By Melissa Perner

It was an upbeat and smooth start to the school year Monday for Ozona students, teachers and staff.

The 2017-2018 school year began with new principals at Ozona High School and Ozona Middle School. OHS Principal Rene Valeriano said “things are smooth” at his campus.

“I thought it was a great first day. There were very few hiccups,” Valeriano said.

OMS Principal Rick Bachman said his first day was also a success.

 

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