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Tue
21
Feb

State Senator Carlos Uresti's law offices raided by FBI, IRS agents

BY JIM MALEWITZ AND EDGAR WALTERS

FBI and IRS agents raided the San Antonio law offices of state Sen. Carlos Uresti the morning of Feb. 17, confiscating documents and other items.

A law enforcement source told the San Antonio Express-News, which first reported the raid Thursday, that it was connected to Uresti’s involvement with a now-bankrupt fracking sand company that he held a financial stake in.

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Tue
21
Feb

School Board meeting at 6:30 tonight

BY MELISSA PERNER

The CCCCSD School Board will hold their regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Feb. 22) in the Administration Office Board Room, 797 Avenue D. The meeting is open to the public.

Items on the agenda:

•Open forum/public comments

•Presentation – Invenergy – Santa Rita Solar Project

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Tue
21
Feb

With money tight, some Texas lawmakers eyeing billions approved by voters for roads

BY BRANDON FORMBY AND JIM MALEWITZ

More than a year after Texas voters approved routing billions in state sales taxes to roads and bridges, some lawmakers are questioning whether the first payment of $5 billion should move forward as planned.

Texans voted in 2015 to boost funding for state’s public roadways and bridges, which have strained under the state’s growing population. Proposition 7 — loudly cheered by top Texas leaders and supported by 83 percent of voters — changed the state constitution to route some taxes collected on car sales to the State Highway Fund.

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Tue
21
Feb

Crockett County CCSD celebrates 2017 Texas Public Schools Week

Crockett County CCSD has a series of activities planned in conjunction with the annual state-wide observance of Texas Public Schools Week. Great things are happening on our campuses, and we want you to be a part of them.

MONDAY, FEB. 27

— Fox in Socks Day (wear your favorite socks day)

OMS OPEN HOUSE - 6-7 p.m. Parents and community members are invited to an Interactive Open House. Come participate in some live middle school lessons and activities.

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Tue
21
Feb

It’s a girl!

Elizabeth Hart Perner was born on Feb. 16, 2017 at 12:49 p.m. at San Angelo Community Medical Center. Elizabeth weighed 8 pounds, 2.7 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Proud parents are Melissa and Paul C. Perner IV, of Ozona. Big brother is Paul Christian Perner V.

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Tue
14
Feb

Wellness center construction bid approved

BY MELISSA PERNER THE OZONA STOCKMAN

 

The Crockett County Commissioners’ Court approved the construction bid for the new wellness center project during Monday’s regular meeting. Lyness Construction LP, out of Cleburne, Texas, was awarded the bid for the project. Frontera Construction, the company currently building the new health clinic, also bid on the project, but Lyness Construction’s bid came in $64,000 cheaper, said County Judge Fred Deaton.

 

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Tue
14
Feb

2016 was a wet year for Crockett County

BY MELISSA PERNER THE OZONA STOCKMAN

 

It was another wet year for Crockett County in 2016. Last year the county received 21.77 inches of rain, according to the Crockett County Groundwater District. This is down slightly from 2015’s total of 23.11 inches. The driest year still remains 2011 with a total of only 5.54 inches.

 

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Tue
14
Feb

Powerful lifting

MAIAH JURADO gives it all during a dead lift as Coach Paul Veirs (right) cheers her on during the Lake View Powerlifting Meet on Feb. 9. Jurado won the 148 weight class with a total of 775 pounds. Teammate Asia Lara also looks on. Lara was third in the same class.

 

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Tue
07
Feb

100 Days of Success

OZONA ELEMENTARY STUDENTS celebrated the 100th day of school Friday by giving and receiving high-fives from 100 successful men in the community. These men included local emergency, law enforcement, county and school officials, as well as local residents. The event was sponsored by the OES PTO.

 

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Tue
07
Feb

State designates first 25-Mile section of US 190 as Interstate 14

The Texas Transportation Commission, at its January meeting, approved the designation of a 25-mile segment of the state highway system as Interstate 14. It is the first segment of I-14 to be designated in Texas and will run jointly with US 190 from the intersection of US 190 and Business US 190 E in Copperas Cove to Interstate 35 in Belton.

 

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