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Tue
23
May

Memorial Day Monday, Stockman deadline Friday

The annual Memorial Day ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 29, at the Veterans Memorial by Lima and Cedar Hill Cemeteries.

The public is invited to attend and place flags on veterans' graves after the ceremony.

If raining the ceremony will be canceled, but flags will still be placed on veterans' graves.

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Tue
23
May

CCCCSD exploring District of Innovation process

BY MELISSA PERNER

CCCCSD will begin exploring the possibility of becoming a District of Innovation.

At the May 17 regular meeting, Superintendent Raul Chavarria to the CCCCSD School Board that the district will be investigating and exploring the possibilities.

“This is a hot topic around the state,” Chavarria said.

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Tue
23
May

Class of 2017 graduates Friday

THE OZONA HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2017 will graduate at 8 p.m. Friday at Lion Stadium. Project Graduation will follow from 9 p.m. - 5 a.m. at the Convention Center. Candidates for graduation stand in front of the Davidson Gymnasium before the Baccalaureate Service on May 21.

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Tue
23
May

New high school principal hired

BY MELISSA PERNER

Ozona High School will be under new leadership this fall.

At the May 17 regular meeting, the CCCCSD School Board approved the hiring of Rene Valeriano as the new OHS Principal.

Valeriano comes to Ozona after spending two years as elementary principal at Irion County ISD in Mertzon. Prior to that he was a coach and teacher for two years at Irion County ISD. He has also been a teacher and coach in Fort Stockton and Eldorado.

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Tue
16
May

Fort Lancaster hosts Frontier Day Saturday

BY WILSON WHITE

Fort Lancaster State Historic Site will come alive with history, soldiers, and settlers during the free annual Western Frontier Days, Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visitors can see what early frontier life was like in Texas. Living history interpreters and reenactors will represent all aspects of Fort Lancaster’s history, including: U.S. soldiers, pioneers, army laundresses, Texas Confederates, farm animals, Buffalo Soldiers, settler families, camels, and much more.

Visitors can talk with soldiers, see early settlers and wander through the ruins imagining the once-impressive fort buildings including the barracks, stables, blacksmith shop, and hospital.

 

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Tue
16
May

Perez, Marshall lead the Class of 2017

Carissa Evarista Perez has been named the Valedictorian for the Ozona High School Class of 2017. Perez finishes with a 101.6964 grade point average.

The Salutatorian is Julie Lynn Marshall with a 100.4230 GPA.

These two will lead their classmates at the commencement exercises beginning at 8 p.m. on May 26 at Lion Stadium. Baccalaureate is 8 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at the OHS Auditorium.

 

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Tue
09
May

Commissioners hire firm for Invenergy project

BY MELISSA PERNER

The Crockett County Commissioners’ Court approved a road agreement, along with hiring a law firm to negotiate tax abatement with Invenergy.

The commissioners approved a road use agreement and then hired Allen Carmichael, of Wetsel & Carmichael, L.L.P, to advise the county on the tax abatement.

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Tue
09
May

New jail breaks ground

Facility expected to be 16,800 square-feet

BY MELISSA PERNER

The new Crockett County Jail broke ground Tuesday morning during a ceremony held at the site located south on State Highway 163, between the south softball field and the cemeteries.

“This is a beginning of a new era,” said Crockett County Sheriff Robert Rodriguez. “I am grateful to all the citizens of Crockett County for making this happen.”

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Tue
09
May

It's all about the mustache

ZANDER ALMAGUER, and his mustache, ride through the Pre-K's annual Cinco de Mayo Parade Friday at OES.

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Tue
02
May

Jail ground breaking Tuesday

A Ground Breaking Ceremony for the new Crockett County Jail will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, at the site located between the south softball park and the cemeteries, south on State Highway 163.

At the March 13 meeting, the commissioners awarded the $5.4 million proposal to Lyness Construction LP, of Cleburne, Texas, to build the facility. Lyness Construction is also building the new wellness center.

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