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Wed
10
Jul
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The perfect catch

STANLEY NAJAR smiles as he catches a fish. Najar and other Crockett County Care Center Residents were treated to a morning of fishing on June 27. Najar, 96, is the oldest resident at the Care Center.

 

 

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Fri
05
Jul

CCCCSD School Board hears high school bond options, public meeting Monday, July 8

The CCCCSD School Board heard options on bond amounts and tax rates for the Ozona High School Building Project at a special meeting Monday, July 1.

In the presentations, Steve Gallagher, of Gallagher Construction, showed the board that the difference of renovating the OHS Main Building and tearing it down was about $.8 million.

Wed
26
Jun
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GI Joe 5K Saturday, Fourth of July events

The annual Crockett County GI Joe 5k Fun Run/ Walk will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 29.

This year it will start in front if the Crockett County Courthouse.

Members of the American Red Cross will be on hand supporting the event with drinks.

 

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Wed
26
Jun
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Beating the heat

WITH TEMPERATURES SOARING INTO TRIPLE DIGITS last week, the Crockett County Swimming Pool is one of the best places in Ozona to stay cool. The pool is open Tuesday-Sunday from 1-7 p.m. Admission is $1 per person, children 3 and under are free. Children under 11 years of age must be accompanied by someone 18 or older.

 

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Wed
26
Jun
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Man convicted in fatal shooting of Upton County Deputy faces death penalty

A Nueces County jury convicted Gary David Green, 56, in the 2013 fatal shooting of Upton County Deputy Billy “Bubba” Kennedy Jr. last week.

Green is now facing the death penalty as the punishment phase continues this week.

He was arrested in October 2013, following a shootout at a McCamey convenience store.

 

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Wed
26
Jun
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McWilliams named Region 15 Principal of the Year

BY MELISSA PERNER

Ozona High School Prinicipal Tamara McWilliams has been named the High School Principal of the Year by the Region 15 Education Service Center in San Angelo.

McWilliams has been a principal for eight years in CCCCSD.

Prior to being the OHS Principal, McWilliams was at Ozona Middle School for six years, three years at Ozona Elementary School and two years she oversaw both OMS and OES campuses.

 

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Fri
21
Jun

McWilliams named Region 15 Principal of the Year

Ozona High School Prinicipal Tamara McWilliams has been named the High School Principal of the Year by the Region 15 Education Service Center in San Angelo.
McWilliams has been a principal for eight years in CCCCSD.
Prior to being the OHS Principal, McWilliams was at Ozona Middle School for six years, three years at Ozona Elementary School and two years she oversaw both OMS and OES campuses.
Prior to that, McWilliams was teacher at OHS for 14 years and OMS for 5 years.  
McWilliams has previously been named Principal of the Year by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals.
She successfully led OMS out of unacceptable ratings and into met standard and receiving a two-star distinction. She also help start the Blended Learning Program this year at OMS and OES, which will expand to OHS this fall.
McWilliams has degrees from Texas A&M University and Sul Ross State University.

Wed
19
Jun
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Lions 7-on-7 Team advances to state

The Ozona 7-on-7 Football Team qualified for the State Tournament Saturday after competing in the Bronco Nation 7-on-7 State Qualifying Tournament Saturday in Sonora.

The Lions beat Sonora, 39-24, Junction, 42-15, and then Harper, 45-15, to qualify for state.

The 2019 Texas 7-on-7 Tournament will take place June 27-29 at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex, 3101 Harvey Road, in College Station, Texas.

Tournament play starts at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 27, and continues at 8 a.m. Friday, June 28.

There is no entry fee for spectators. There is also no seating around the fields during pool play, so spectators are encouraged to bring their own chairs.

 

 

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Wed
19
Jun
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Tank battery blaze

OZONA FIREFIGHTERS responded to a tank battery fire off of County Road 204 around 12:50 a.m. Monday. Five units with nine firefighters responded to the blaze. No injuries reported.

 

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Wed
19
Jun
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Trial underway in fatal shooting of Upton County Deputy

Testimony started last week in the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting an Upton County Deputy in 2013.

Gary David Green, 56, who is charged with capital murder, is being tried in Nueces County. He was arrested in October 2013, following a shootout at a Mc-Camey convenience store.

Upton County Deputy Billy “Bubba” Kennedy Jr. died at the store in the shootout with Green.

Jury selection for the case began in April. Testimony started on June 12. More than 1,000 potential jurors were summoned for the case.

The trial was moved across the state to Corpus Christi on a change of venue.

The case is being prosecuted by 112th District Attorney Laurie English before visiting judge Tessa Herr, who is from Bexar County. Green is represented by attorneys William Boyles and Robert Cowie.

 

 

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