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Sep

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: Crockett County Commissioners' Court Monday, Sept. 10

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: The Crockett County Commissioners' Court will have their Budget and Tax Hearing, along with their regular meeting, at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at the courthouse annex. The meeting is open to the public. Full agenda above:

Tue
04
Sep
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Early voting starts Monday in Special State Senate Election

BY MELISSA PERNER THE OZONA STOCKMAN

 

Early voting in the State Senate District 19 Special Election Runoff will start Monday, Sept. 10, and end Friday, Sept. 14. Runoff Election Day is Tuesday, Sept. 18. Crockett County Voters can cast their ballots for early voting from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the courthouse annex, including the lunch hour. Runoff Election Day voting will be from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Polling locations are Precinct 1 Crockett County Courthouse Annex; Precinct 2 Senior Center; Precinct 3 Civic Center and Precinct 4 Ozona Chamber of Commerce. The runoff is between Republican Peter Flores and Democrate Pete Gallego. Flores is a retired game warden from Pleasanton, who came out atop of an eight-candidate field on July 31 with 34 percent. Former U.S. and State Representative, Gallego was second with 29 percent

 

 

Tue
04
Sep
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Lions play hard, fall short to Broncos

BY MELISSA PERNER THE OZONA STOCKMAN

 

LION STADIUM - The Ozona Lions fought hard in their season opener against the Sonora Broncos, despite the 34-19 loss. “The boys played hard and came to play. Sonora is a highly ranked 3A team and has 22 seniors on q squad that is well coached. They are as good of a team that we will face all season long and into the playoffs,” said Head Coach Kyle Freeman. Offensively, the Lions had 294 yards total with 178 yards rushing. Sonora had 377 yards of offense. Junior Abraham Rodriguez rushed for 120 yards on 13 carries. Sebastian De La Cruz rushed for 16 yards on four carries and one touchdown. Zachary Talamantez had nine rushing yards and caught a pass from quarterback Alec Lara that led to a 56-yard touchdown

 

 

 

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Tue
04
Sep
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Independent Bankers Association elects Ozona Banker to Leadership Division Board

BY LINDSEY GEHRIG

 

The Leadership Division of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) elected new board members during the 33rd Annual IBAT Leadership Conference at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort in June. Abbey Carnes, assistant vice president/director of marketing and sales at Ozona National Bank, was elected Region 7 president, which includes 20-plus counties in

Central/Southwest Texas. She will hold the position through 2020. The nearly 700-member IBAT Leadership Division is divided into 13 regions, each of which hosts education and networking events for community bankers in the area throughout the year. Each region has its own president, who also serves as the region’s board member. Carnes has been with Ozona National Bank for four years, serving as a financial sales representative and lending assistant prior to her current position.

 

 

 

Tue
04
Sep
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Ozona Cable relocation celebration

BY SHANON BIGGERSTAFF OZONA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

 

County Officials, Chamber Board of Directors, staff and Ambassadors met for a Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, Aug. 30, to celebrate the new location of Ozona Cable and Broadband. Owner Tony Shields spoke to guests about the variety of services provided by his business with the help of his son, Danny McPhearson. Ozona Cable and Broadband offers services to Ozona, Sterling City, Mertzon and Eldorado. They offer cable services to include a Digital / HD Basic Channel Package including 75 channels (requires flat screen TV). You can upgrade to 84 channels which would require setting a box.

 

 

 

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Tue
28
Aug
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BY MELISSA PERNER THE OZONA STOCKMAN

BY MELISSA PERNER THE OZONA STOCKMAN

 

While Democratic candidates duked it out over tax liens and residency, Peter Flores was just spreading his message throughout counties of Senate District 19. A message that got voters’ attention and put Flores, a Republican, atop of an eight-candidate field on July 31. Now, Flores is spreading his message again as he faces former U.S. and State Representative, Pete Gallego, in a Sept. 18 runoff for the State Senate District 19 Special Election. “Shock and awe,” said Flores during a meet and greet Monday at the Crockett County Public Library.

Tue
28
Aug
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OHS XC: Lions win Sonora meet, Lady Lions second

The OHS Cross-Country Teams got off to a winning start Saturday at the Sonora Meet. The Lions won the meet with a total of 32 points, edging out Sonora who had 33 points for second place. Grape Creek was third and Reagan County fourth. Twins Humberto and Manuel Torralba were the top runners for the Lions, with Humberto placing sixth at 19 minutes, 09 seconds and Manuel seventh at 19:43.43. Jason Lopez was right behind them at eighth with 19:18.72. Adam Hopper was 12th at 19:53. Bryce Gray 15th at 20:08.93. Marco Rodriguez was 22nd at 22:00.05. Kolton Thompson 32nd at 23:43.17.

 

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Tue
21
Aug
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DPS Troopers will be seen on Ozona Campuses

BY MELISSA PERNER

As the new school year begins, students and teachers will soon see some new personnel walking the halls of Ozona campuses.

During the Aug. 15 Crockett County CCSD School Board heard from Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant Brian Benny about how DPS Troopers will be patrolling the halls at Ozona school buildings, as well as at school sporting events.

 

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Tue
21
Aug
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The school year begins

THE LOZANO and GARZA FAMILIES walk Kierlyn Lozano (left with bow) to her first day of Pre-K and Drew Garza to his first day of Kindergarten on Tuesday at Ozona Elementary School.

 

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Tue
21
Aug
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Wellness center hosts grand opening, ribbon cutting

BY SHANON BIGGERSTAFF

County officials, Chamber Board of Directors, ambassadors, and a large number of residents all gathered at a Ribbon Cutting ceremony held Thursday, Aug. 16, for the J. Cleo Thompson Wellness Center.

“On behalf of the Chamber of Commerce, we thank you all for responding and coming out today to help the Chamber welcome a new business and its services to Ozona, and to celebrate the opening of the J. Cleo Thompson Wellness Center” said Chamber President, Shanon Biggerstaff.

 

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