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Wed
26
Feb

BREAKING: Freeman steps down as CCCCSD Athletic Director, Head Football Coach

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CCCCSD is searching for a new athletic director and head football coach.

On Thursday, Kyle Freeman announced his resignation.

Wed
12
Feb
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REMINDER: Early voting starts Tuesday in March 3 Primary Election

Early voting starts Tuesday in March 3 Primary Election

By Melissa Perner
The Ozona Stockman

Tue
11
Feb

OBIT: Manuela B. Vargas

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Manuela Badillo Vargas, 92, went to be with our Lord and Savior on February 10, 2020.  Manuela was born on June 17, 1927 in Ft. McKavett, Texas to Tirzo and Maria Badillo.  She married Everardo (Pancho) Vargas on January 29, 1950.  They spent 70 years together as husband & wife and raised a beautiful family who adored her.  She was a loving mother to 7 children and 3 grandchildren. 

Tue
04
Feb

BREAKING: CCCCSD, others 10 a.m. start Wednesday due to possible winter weather. Open for more details

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BREAKING: CCCCSD will have a 10 a.m. start Wednesday. Ozona Head Start and the Crockett County Public Library will not open until 10 a.m. also!
The Ozona Community Center will open at 9:30 a.m.
 

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for the Big Country. Snow amounts of 3-6 inches are expected with locally higher amounts possible. Further south a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for portions of the Concho Valley, Heartland, and northern Edwards Plateau until 6 p.m. Wednesday, including Crockett County.

Snow and sleet amounts of 1-3 inches are expected. Expect hazardous travel conditions to develop tonight and continue into Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in San Angelo.

Mon
03
Feb

BREAKING: Ozona sweeps District CX Debate, two teams State Bound!

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The OHS CX Debate Teams swept the district meet held Monday in Ozona.

Michael Esparza, Amber Moran, Wendy Mata and Rebecca Flores all now advance to the State Meet to be held March 16-17 in Austin.

This year's debate topic is: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce Direct Commercial Sales and/or Foreign Military Sales of arms from the United States.

The teams are coached by OHS Teacher Lisa Herring.

Mon
03
Feb

BREAKING: Ozona moves south in UIL District Realignment

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The Ozona Lions will head south for the next two football seasons as the UIL revealed the 2020-2022 Reclassification and Realignment Monday.

The Lions remain in Class 2A Division 1, but will now be placed in Region 4 District 14 with Brackettville, Center Point, Harper, Johnson City and Mason. Johnson City moved down from Class 3A to 2A.

The UIL had previously released conference cutoff numbers in December. Ozona nearly had the numbers to move up to 3A turning in a high school enrollment of 221. The Class 2A enrollment range is 105-229. The Class 2A Division 1 enrollment range is 165.5-229.

There are 201 schools in Class 2A and 96 in Class 2A Division 1.

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.

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