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Public gets first look at new jail

BY MELISSA PERNER

In 1892, Crockett County opened its first jail.

More than 100 years later, the county opened its second jail.

Last week, the public was invited to tour the new Crockett County Jail located at 121 South State Highway 163.

The 24-bed facility will house local prisoners, as well as the sheriff’s office.

 

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Hurd bill supporting libraries becomes law

BY MELISSA PERNER

The Museum and Library Services Act (S. 3530), a bipartisan initiative to ensure the continued success of our libraries and museums across the nation originally introduced by Senator Reed, DRhode Island. U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Heletos, joined representatives Raúl Grijalva, D-Arizona, Leonard Lance, R-New Jersey, and David McKinley, R-West Virginia.

The bill was signed into law on Dec. 31, 2018 by President Donald Trump.

“Our public libraries, especially in rural areas, go far beyond simply providing books. They serve as the primary provider of literacy programming, technology training and job seeking assistance in many communities I represent across South and West Texas,” said Hurd, who represents more than 100 public libraries, college libraries and school districts in the 23rd District of Texas. “The grant funding authorized through this bill directly serves libraries across our state and is WILL HURD

 

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County officials take oaths

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Wed
02
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Sheriff’s office arrests two for meth

THE CROCKETT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

On Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, Deputy J. Perez and Deputy R. Delgado executed a felony arrest warrant on Pete Artie Ramirez, who was located on the 1700 block of Avenue E, for theft over $1,500 but less than $20,000.

During the execution of the warrant, Ramirez resisted the arrest and deputies located two bags of methamphetamine on Ramirez’s person.

While at the jail Ramirez grabbed the bags and attempted to swallow them to destroy the evidence.

 

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Wed
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New county jail open house Thursday

BY MELISSA PERNER

An open house for the new Crockett County Jail will be held from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3. The facility is located at 121 South Highway 163.

The Ozona Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting of the nearly 20,000 square-feet facility. 

The public is invited to attend and tour the building.

 

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02
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School board approves wind farm agreements

BY MELISSA PERNER

The Crockett County CCSD School Board approved agreements with two wind farms during their Dec. 19 regular meeting.

The board approved agreements pertaining to the High Lonesome and White Mesa Wind Projects. Board member Ryan Bean abstained from voting on the White Mesa agreements due to conflict of interest.

These are final agreements between the district and the wind farms.

 

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