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Superintendent reports on bond spending

Superintendent Raul Chavarria gave the Crockett County CCSD School Board a report on spending of the 2017 $5 million bond during their May 15 regular meeting. Since the bond was passed in November 2017, the district has spent $810,983 leaving a balance of $4.189 million.

The bond was allocated for transportation and maintenance and technology. The bond was intended to be spend over a four-year period.

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Memorial Day Monday, Stockman deadline Friday

The annual Memorial Day ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, at the Veterans Memorial by Lima and Cedar Hill Cemeteries.

Everyone is invited to take the time on this special day to honor all of the fallen heroes.

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Ozona students witness harsh consequences of drinking, texting and driving

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SHATTERED DREAMS

Editor’s note: This article is about the Shattered Dreams Program conducted Monday at Ozona High School. The program was a mass casualty drill and all the events were staged.

An Ozona High School Student is facing two felony charges of intoxicated manslaughter after a vehicle accident Monday killed two OHS Seniors.

According to a report from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Carlos Martinez was driving north on Avenue D, in front of the OHS Davidson Gym, when he turned his car into the opposite lane striking a silver sedan head-on, driven by Ebony Ramirez, of Ozona.

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Class of 2019 graduates Friday

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THE OZONA HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2019 will graduate at 8 p.m. Friday at Lion Stadium. Project Graduation will follow from 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. at the Convention Center.

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Torralba finishes fifth at state

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MANUEL TORRALBA finished fifth in the 800-meters at the UIL State Track Meet Saturday in Austin with a time of 2 minutes, 2.331 seconds.

 

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House passes Murr’s bill cutting property taxes, end ‘Robin Hood’

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BY LOGAN HARRISON

AUSTIN – On Thursday, State Representative Andrew Murr’s (RJunction) House Bill 297 was passed by the Texas House by a vote of 95 to 46.

The bill would abolish school district maintenance and operations (M&O) property taxes by Jan. 1, 2022. On average across the state, school M&O taxes account for more than 50 percent of all property taxes.

It is also the part of the property tax that is subject to recapture, otherwise known as “Robin Hood.”

 

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Elliott, McWilliams lead the Class of 2019

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Chantz Gary Elliott has been named the Valedictorian for the Ozona High School Class of 2019. Elliott finishes with a 102.793 grade point average.

The Salutatorian is Coulter David McWilliams with a 99.233 GPA.

These two will lead their classmates at the commencement exercises beginning at 8 p.m. on May 24 at Lion Stadium. Baccalaureate is 8 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the First Baptist Church.

 

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Firefighters battle tank battery blaze

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OZONA FIREFIGHTERS battled a tank battery fire off of U.S. Highway 190 west Sunday night. The fire was likely caused by lightning in the area. No injuries. At the same time, firefighters were also assisting at two vehicle accidents off of north State Highway 137 and State Highway 137 and State Highway 163. Heavy rain was falling at the time of the accidents.

 

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Sanchez announces candidacy for county sheriff

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ELECTIONS

My name is Larry Sanchez and I am proud to announce my candidacy for Crockett County Sheriff on the Republican ticket in 2020.

My wife Trina and I are the proud parents of six children, one granddaughter and one grandson. I was born and raised in Crockett County and graduated from Ozona High School in 1993. I attend New Beginnings Church and am also a Firefighter with the Ozona Fire Department. I am proud to be back in my hometown to serve the people of this county with honesty, integrity and dedication.

• I began my career in law enforcement under Crockett County Sheriff Shane Fenton in 1997, as a corrections/ communications officer until 1998 when I had the honor of attending the police academy in San Angelo, Texas.

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THREE-PEAT

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UIL STATE ACADEMIC MEET

The Ozona High School Computer Science Team made it three-in-a-row bringing home the Class 2A Championship after competing at the UIL State Academic Meet Friday and Saturday in Austin.

The team of Josh Knaack, Chantz Elliott, Manuel Torralba and Humberto Torralba won their third consecutive state championship, this year with Coach Nate Harris.

Ozona had a total score of 859. Brackett was second with a score of 666, Sabine Pass third with 562, Port Aransas fourth with 440 and Archer City fifth with 335.

Individually, Manuel Torralba is the state champion with a score of 190. Teammate Chantz Elliott was second with a score of 174. Humberto Torralba was sixth with 140. Josh Knaack was 11th with 88.

The same foursome also won second in the Class 2A Calculator Applications competition, with Coach Matt Gutierrez.

 

 

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