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Ozona moves south in UIL Realignment

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.

Mason (10-3, 5-0 in district in 2019), Brackett (7-4, 4-1), Center Point (6-5, 3-2) and Harper (2-8, 1-4) were all in a district together last season with Junction and Sabinal.

Junction moved down to 2A Division 2 into District 14 with Christoval, Eldorado, Junction, Miles, Menard and Rocksprings. Sabinal also moved down to Division 2 in a district with Charlotte, La Pryor, Benavides, Bruni and D’Hanis.

Johnson City (3-8, 2-3) moves down from Class 3A Division 2. The Eagles are currently coached by David Sine, who previously coached at Sonora.

 

 

 

Wed
05
Feb
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Commissioners approve committee to help select new Senior Center Director

The Crockett County Commissioners’ Court approved to form a committee to select a new Senior Center Director.

During a special meeting Tuesday morning, the commissioners approved to form a five member committee consisting of two commissioners, a member of the county’s human resources department and two members of the Senior Center Board.

Commissioner Frank Tambunga said nine applications have been received for the position.

The commissioner will screen the applications, conduct interviews and then present their candidate to the commissioners’ court for final approval.

 

 

 

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Wed
05
Feb
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Ozona sweeps District CX Debate

Ozona sweeps District CX Debate
Ozona sweeps District CX Debate

Two OHS Debate Teams are headed to state.

Ozona swept the District 7-AA Meet held Monday in Ozona.

Rebecca Flores and Michael Esparza won the meet, and Wendy Mata and Amber Moran placed second.

With their 1-2 finish, both teams will compete at the UIL CX State Tournament to be held March 16-17 in Austin.

Flores and Esparza finished eighth at last year’s state meet.

“I could not be more proud of these kids! They have spent hours researching, writing affirmative plans, and collecting evidence. I know they will represent our district well at the state meet in Austin. It’s a great day to be an Ozona Lion,” said Coach and OHS Teacher Lisa Herring.

 

 

 

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Tue
28
Jan
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Monday is last day to register to vote for March 3 Primary Election

Monday is last day to register to vote for March 3 Primary Election

Monday, Feb. 3, is the last day to register to vote in the March 3 Primary Election.

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Tue
28
Jan
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Ozona man sentenced to 16 years for evading arrest

Ozona man sentenced to 16 years for evading arrest

A local man was found guilty for evading arrest or detention with a vehicle during a jury trial on

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Tue
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Update: Salas plans on attending Howard College

Update: Salas plans on attending Howard College

Since the Texas Observer article was released, Sabrina Salas has been able to find childcare and is aiming to start Howard College in San Angelo in February.

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Tue
28
Jan
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Labor Away

Editor’s note: The following article was originally featured in the Texas Observer as part of a series of articles about rural health care. To read the entire series visit https://www.texasobserver.org/critical-condition/

Ozona, Texas, is best characterized by its proximity to other places. The West Texas town sits almost exactly at the midway point of Interstate 10, a dangerous 2,500-mile corridor connecting Florida and California. About two hours north of the Texas-Mexico border, the unincorporated communitythe only town in a county larger than the state of Delaware

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Tue
28
Jan
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Citizens express concern, opinions about the fire department

Local citizens expressed their concerns and opinions about recent issues with the Ozona Volunteer Fire Department during the special commissioners’ court meeting Thursday night.

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Tue
28
Jan
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Commissioners approve auditor for OVFD inventory

The Crockett County Commissioners’ Court hired an outside auditor to take inventory of all equipment and vehicles at the Ozona Volunteer Fire Department.

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Tue
21
Jan
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Bailing out on law enforcement

Bailing out on law enforcement

Four people were arrested after attempting to run from Crockett County Sheriff’s Deputies during a traffic stop last week.

At around 1 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, Crockett County Sheriff’s Deputies were working Operation Stonegarden on State Highway 290, when they conducted a traffic stop for a minor violation, according to a press release from the Crockett County Sheriff’s Office.

 

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