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Sat
18
Jan

OBIT: Sharon Martin

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Sharon Lanell Martin, 55, of Ozona passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020 in San Angelo.

A visitation will be held Sunday, January 19, 2020, from 3 to 5 PM at the Elmwood Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Monday, January 20, 2020 at 2 PM at the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Elmwood Memorial Park.

Thu
16
Jan

OBIT: George Bunger, Jr.

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George Bunger, Jr., 81, of Ozona, TX passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo, TX.

A memorial service honoring his life and legacy will be Sunday, January 19 at 2:00 pm at Ozona United Methodist Church with burial to follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

George was born on December 6, 1938, in San Angelo, TX to George Bunger, Sr. and Louise Henderson Bunger.

Mon
13
Jan

Update: The #CoatsFire in Crockett County is 772 acres and 100% contained.OVFD and area departments have been fighting blaze since Sunday. #txfire

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UPDATE: At 6:27 p.m. the Ozona Volunteer Fire Department reported the Coates Fire had burned 772 acres and was 100 percent contained.

 

The Texas Forest Service has stated the Coates Fire off of Crockett County Road 205 is 700 acres and 50 percent contain as of 2 p.m. Monday.

The fire started Sunday around 4 p.m. with Ozona Volunteer Fire Department responding, along with Mertzon and Barnhart Fire Departments assiting.

Crockett County Road Dept sent out their water tanker to help the Ozona Fire Dept tanker keep up with filling the brush trucks filled with water. Texas Forest Service was notified and had crews responding first thing Monday.

Ozona Volunteer Fire Department was paged out Monday afternoon to assist the Texas Forest Service with the fire.

Wed
18
Dec

BREAKING: Bond conditions changed on Ozona Fire Chief, Secretary/Treasurer

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Changes have been made on the bond conditions for Ozona Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Brian Morrow and Secretary/Treasurer Georganna Lynn Morrow.  

During a court hearing Wednesday, Dec. 18, 112th District Judge Pete Gomez ruled that Brian Morrow and Georgia Morrow must surrender all financial documents in their possession, including bank statements, credit cards and debit cards. Gomez also suggested that an audit be conducted by a certified account.

All financial statements and cards were ordered to be turned over to Fire Department President Ryan Mason.

Wed
18
Dec

OBIT: Annamarie Castillo Fierro

On Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Annamarie Castillo Fierro, loving daughter and mother of two, passed away at the age of 39.
Annamarie was born on December 16, 1979 in San Angelo, TX to Thomas and Rosa Fierro. She graduated class of 1998 from Ozona High School. She raised two daughters, Rosamaria and Joey Ann with former husband Joey R. Arredondo.
Annamarie had a passion for the outdoors. She loved going to the river, spending time with her family and having cookouts. She will be remembered as a loving mother, a good sister and a great friend.
Anna was preceded in death by her mother, Rosa. She is survived by her two daughters Rosamaria and Joey Ann, her father Thomas, her sisters Michele, Victoria, Christina and several cousins and nieces.
Funeral services are pending.

Fri
13
Dec

BREAKING: Ozona Volunteer Fire Department issues statement about indictments against fire chief, secretary/treasurer

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Some of the officers of the Ozona Volunteer Fire Department issued the following statement on their Facebook page Friday night after indictments against Fire Chief Brian Morrow and Secretary/Treasurer Georganna Lynn Morrow were made public.

"We the members and officers of the Ozona Fire Dept did not bring these allegations or charges. We support our Fire Chief and Secretary. All moneys are approved and have been approved from the start."

Asst. Chief Chris Martinez
Captain Wes McGuire
President Ryan Mason
Vice-President Eli Delacruz

Brian Morrow and Georganna Morrow were indicted by a Crockett County Grand Jury on Nov. 25 for theft of a nonproft organization. Full details and copies of the court documents can be found in a related article on ozonastockman.com

Fri
13
Dec

BREAKING: Ozona Fire Chief, Secretary-Treasurer indicted for theft of a nonprofit

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Ozona Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief and department secretary/treasurer were arrested and charged with theft from a nonprofit organization Friday.

Fire Chief Brian Morrow and Secretary/Treasurer Georganna Lynn Morrow were indicted by a Crockett County Grand Jury on Nov. 25.

Brian Morrow was arrested on Thursday, Dec. 12, and Georganna Morrow was arrested Friday, Dec. 13. Both were released on $10,000 each personal recognizance bonds.

Mon
02
Dec

OBIT: John Doyle Shaw

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John Doyle Shaw of Barnhart passed away on November 28, 2019. Graveside services were held at Cypress Creek Cemetery, Leakey, Texas, on Saturday, November 30. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 7 at 2 p.m. at the Barnhart Community Center.
Doyle was born August 22, 1943, in San Antonio, Texas. Doyle grew up living in various locations while his father served in the military.
He married Frances Hanson on January 28, 1962, in Uvalde, Texas. They met through Frances’ mother, Oddie Lee, who always said that if she was younger, he would have been the man for her. But, given her age, she was happy to welcome him as her son-in-law.
Doyle enjoyed fishing, panning for gold, his grandchildren and great-granddaughters, and his family and friends. Recently, he was delighted to present a few sermons at his church while they were waiting for a new minister. His church family was very important to him.

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