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Tue
14
Jan
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50th West Texas Rehab Telethon Saturday

50th West Texas Rehab Telethon Saturday
50th West Texas Rehab Telethon Saturday

With a goal of more than $1 million for Saturday’s West Texas Rehabilitation Center Telethon and Auction, $25 donations again will be the lifeblood of the campaign.

“Our most common gift is $25 across the board at all our events. You see the big gifts that come in, but it’s really the small donors that we count on,” said Rehab Center President/CEO Steve Martin.

This will be the 50th telethon fundraiser for the nonprofit outpatient medical facility started in 1953 in Abilene. A San Angelo location opened in 1977, and one in Ozona in 1998.

The independent medical facility relies on donations for a significant part of its operating budget to provide treatment for more than 650 patients a day.

Services include physical, occupational and speech therapy; audiology and balance; hospice and bereavement; orthotics and prosthetics; employer industrial rehab and social services.

Tue
14
Jan
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January is School Board Appreciation Month

January is School Board Appreciation Month

Crockett County Consolidated Common School District will join 1,025 school districts throughout Texas to celebrate January as School Board Recognition Month, Superintendent Raul Chavarria, announced on Jan. 6.

“Our school board members are volunteers who shoulder critical responsibilities and often make difficult choices for our district, all without pay. Their goal is always focused on the future success of the children in our district,” Chavarria said. “Celebrating School Board Recognition Month is one way to say thanks for all they do.”

Serving as a link between the community and classroom, school board members are elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for public schools.

 

 

 

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Tue
14
Jan
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Texas Education Agency unveils ‘Do Not Hire Registry’

Administrators in Texas school districts now have a new tool when it comes to hiring teachers.

This month the Texas Education Agency (TEA) unveiled its new “Do Not Hire Registry.” The registry tells district leaders if an applicant is eligible for hire or if they’re under investigation for any kind of misconduct. If they are, by law, the district cannot hire them.

The state created the registry as part of House Bill 3 passed in last year’s legislative session.

CCCCSD Superintendent Raul Chavarria said the registry is a much needed resource for districts all across Texas.

“Our legislatures and TEA have worked together to create a central data base that superintendents across the state can access when identifying individuals who have misconduct or criminal history on their record. In conjunction with the fingerprinting of all employees through the Texas DPS database, we are insuring a safer learning environment for our kids,” Chavarria said.

 

Tue
14
Jan
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Grass fire burns 700-plus acres on local ranch

Grass fire burns 700-plus acres on local ranch

Grass fire burns 700-plus acres on local ranch

 

 

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Tue
14
Jan
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Commissioners set joint meeting with fire department

The Crockett County Commissioners’ Court has set a special meeting with the Ozona Volunteer Fire Department to discuss the future between the two entities. The meeting is set for 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the courthouse annex. It is open to the public.

At Monday’s regular commissioners’ meeting, Commissioner Frank Tambunga said he would like to get together and work on an interlocal agreement with the fire department.

The commissioners approved to terminate the current interlocal agreement on Dec. 23 due to changes the commissioners want to make, and the indictment of two officers.

Fire Chief Brian Morrow and Secretary/Treasurer Georganna Lynn Morrow were recently indicted by a Crockett County Grand Jury for theft from a nonprofit organization.

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
08
Jan
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Child, woman killed in I-10 accident

A child and woman from Orange, Texas were killed after a three vehicle accident Saturday on Interstate-10.

According to a report from the Texas Department of Public Safety, a seven-yearold girl, from Orange, Texas, was pronounced dead at the scene by Crockett County Justice of the Peace Evelyn Kerbow.

A 39-year-old woman, Isela Cardenas, of Orange, Texas, was transported to Shannon Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

 

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Tue
07
Jan
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March Primary ballots are set

March Primary ballots are set
March Primary ballots are set
March Primary ballots are set
March Primary ballots are set
March Primary ballots are set

BY MELISSA PERNER

Crockett County Sheriff’s Race Democratic Primary Crockett County Sheriff’s Race Republican Primary

The ballots are set for the March 3 Primary Election.

In Crockett County, the only local contested race is the one for Crockett County Sheriff. The race is also contested in both the Democrat and Republican Primaries.

In the Democratic Primary, incumbent Robert Rodriguez is being challenged by Chip Magee.

In the Republican Primary, Antonio Alejandro, Larry Sanchez and Paul Stroope are running.

The winner of each part primary will face each other in the Nov. 3 General Election.

Other local, non-contested races for the Democratic Primary are:

• County Attorney - Jody Upham, incumbent.

• County Tax Assessor-Collector - Michelle Medley, incumbent.

• County Constable - Raymond P. “Bear” Borrego, incumbent.

• County Commissioner, Precinct 1 - Frank Tambunga, incumbent.

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