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Clapping the syllables

Clapping the syllables

OES FIRST-GRADER ZADEN SANCHEZ claps out the syllables of each word for his worksheet in Ms. Alexa Cervantez’s class. Ozona Schools were featured in a Blended Learning Showcase last week. State officials and teachers from area school district visited all three campuses and talked to teachers and administrators about the Blended Learning Program used at Ozona Schools.

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15
Oct
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Early voting starts Monday in CCCCSD Bond, State Constitutional Amendments election

Early voting starts Monday in CCCCSD Bond, State Constitutional Amendments election
Early voting starts Monday in CCCCSD Bond, State Constitutional Amendments election

Early voting begins Monday in the Nov. 5 election.

Items on the ballot include a $33.8 million bond for renovations and additions to Ozona High School.

Also on the ballot is 10 proposed State Constitutional Amendments.

Early voting will run from Monday, Oct. 21, to Friday, Nov. 1, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., including the noon hour, at the courthouse annex.

Election Day voting will run from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at Precinct 1 - Crockett County Courthouse Annex; Precinct 2 - Crockett County Senior Center; Precinct 3 - Crockett County Civic Center; Precinct 4 - Ozona Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center.

The last day to request a ballot by mail is Oct. 25. Requests can be made at the Crockett County Clerk’s Office. The ballot must be received by 7 p.m. Nov. 5.

In Texas, you are required to bring a valid form of ID with you to the polls.

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15
Oct
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Lions make statement comeback in district win over Stamford

Lions make statement comeback in district win over Stamford

STAMFORD – The Ozona Lions were determined to come away with a victory Friday night. Coming behind from a 14-point deficit, the Lions outshined the Bulldogs, 39-28, for their first district win.

“Another good win for the team. We believe it puts us in the driver’s seat as far as district play. It’s always good to go on the road against a program like Stamford and come back with a win,” said Athletic Director and Head Coach Kyle Freeman.

The Lions struggled in the first half with the Bulldogs taking a 14-0 lead in the second quarter, with the second Stamford touchdown coming off an Ozona fumble.

The Lions would get on the board on a five yard touchdown run by Abraham Rodriguez on their next series of plays. Lane Smith’s extra-point kick was good to make it 14-7.

Stamford would score again on their next possession making their lead 22-7.

 

 

Tue
08
Oct
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Off-highway vehicle park opening Saturday

Off-highway vehicle park opening Saturday

The Texas Motorized Trails Coalition (TMTC) is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of the largest off-highway vehicle project ever undertaken by the United States Federal Highways Administration and the State of Texas Parks and Wildlife, Escondido Draw Recreational Area in Ozona.

Escondido Draw Recreational Area (EDRA) http://www.escondidodraw.orghas a total of 3,480 acres for trails in the riding area and 76 acres serving as the trail head to hold events and camping.

Directions to the park:

• Take Interstate-10 west to exit 343.

 

 

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08
Oct
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Lions never quit in loss to Crane, ready for district play

Lions never quit in loss to Crane, ready for district play
Lions never quit in loss to Crane, ready for district play
Lions never quit in loss to Crane, ready for district play

The scoreboard told one story, but the players on the field told another Friday night as the Ozona Lions lost to #10 Crane, 50-39. Despite the loss, the Lions never quit giving Crane a tough game and preparing the Lions for upcoming district play. “It was a very close game, as we expected. The game hinged on four key plays on the night. The turnover ratio fell in their favor, and when two evenly matched teams face off that is a big deal,” said Athletic Director and Head Coach Kyle Freeman. “The offense had a good night overall.” The Lions rushed for 240 yards on the ground with Abraham Rodriguez leading the charge with 132 yards and one touchdown. Alec Lara threw for 164 yards and a touchdown, and rushed for an additional 39 yards. Zachary Talamantez had three catches for 57 yards and rushed for 21 yards and a touchdown. Jaden Fay had two catches for 31 yards and a touchdown. Joe Perez had three catches for 65 yards and a touchdown.

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08
Oct
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State Rep. Murr talks upcoming Constitutional Amendment Election

State Rep. Murr talks upcoming Constitutional Amendment Election

The breakdown of the upcoming Proposed 2019 State Constitutional Amendments was presented to a pack crowd by State Rep. Andrew Murr, R-Junction, Tuesday at the Ozona Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center.

Murr, who also stopped in Sonora prior to visiting Ozona, took each of the 10 proposed amendments and broke them down. The election will be held Nov. 5. Early voting will be Oct. 21-Nov. 1.

Here are the propositions and how they appear on the ballot:

Proposition 1 - ““The constitutional amendment permitting a person to hold more than one office as a municipal judge at the same time.”

Murr said this would make it easier for an elected or appointed municipal judge to serve in other cities.

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08
Oct
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Two people taken into custody for dog dumping

Two people taken into custody for dog dumping
Two people taken into custody for dog dumping

After months of dogs being dumped along an empty stretch of West Texas highway, officials have made an arrest.

People began matching photos of the dogs shared in coverage by the Standard-Times and USA TODAY Network-Texas sites with animals housed at the Atascosa County Animal Control shelter and alerted officials, according to a news release from Cow Dog Rescue, which has saved many of the dumped dogs from the roadside.

Using that information, officials set up surveillance at the Atascosa County Animal Control shelter in Jourdanton on the evening of Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 and observed a gray Dodge minivan load dogs into the cargo area of the vehicle, according to an arrest affidavit.

The van left the shelter at 6:08 p.m. and the vehicle was followed for roughly 150 miles into Kimble County, where dogs have been dumped monthly since July.

Tue
01
Oct
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The future of District 23 without Will Hurd

The future of District 23 without Will Hurd
The future of District 23 without Will Hurd

AUSTIN — With U.S. Rep. Will Hurd opting to step away from representing Texas’ 23rd Congressional District, Republicans look to keep a seat held by a politician known to cross party lines and condemn President Donald Trump, while Democrats seek to make Texas just a bit more blue

And the district — known to waiver between being held by a Republican and Democrat — is ripe for the picking in 2020, according to pundits. Three-term incumbent Hurd being out of the picture only helps that case.

Brandon Rottinghaus, a political science professor at the University of Houston, said Hurd being out of the race “makes a big difference for Republicans in a negative way.”

“The reason the Republicans held that seat was because of Will Hurd. Period. He worked and worked to keep that district in the Republican column. Without him there to do that, the personal politics are removed to some degree and the partisan politics replaces it.”

 

 

Tue
01
Oct
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Lions smother Eagles in fourth shutout

Lions smother Eagles in fourth shutout

JUNCTION – Making it four in a row, the Ozona Lions got another shutout, 61-0, over Junction Friday night.

The Lions defense held the Eagles to a negative 13 yards.

Sophomore Lane Smith had an interception that he returned for a 50-yard touchdown, and Jesse Vega had a 55-yard interception scoring run.

Jaden Fay and Zachary Talamantez also intercepted the ball.

The Lions sacked the Eagles’ Quarterback five teams. Sacks were by Lazaro Rodriguez, Austin Damian, Aiden Fuentes, Emmanuel Venegas and Fay.

Jose Dominguez and Lazaro Rodriguez led the team with nine tackles each. Carlos Cantu had seven and Vega and Venegas had five each.

 

 

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Car chase leads to arrest

Car chase leads to arrest
Car chase leads to arrest

A car chase through town, down the interstate and then 20 miles down a state highway resulted in an arrest by Crockett County Sheriff’s Deputies on Sept. 19.

Jonathan Daniel Borrego, 33, of Ozona, was arrested for evading arrest in a motor vehicle and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, according to a press release from the Crockett County Sheriff’s Office.

At 3:53 a.m. on Sept. 19, sheriff’s deputies spotted Borrego allegedly driving a black Acura tried to conduct a traffic stop after Borrego allegedly disregarded multiple stop signs in town, the release stated.

Borrego led the deputies east on 15th Street and then eastbound on Interstate-10 to the 372 exit.

Borrego allegedly drove the vehicle on the median in an attempt to lose the deputies and continued south on Taylor Box Road, where a third deputy joined the pursuit, the release stated.

 

 

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