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Jury duty becoming more common in Midland County

MIDLAND, Texas — Jury duty is something that comes with democracy. But in Midland, jury duty seems to come around often. Now that COVID restrictions have been lifted, the courts here are playing catch up - and are busier than ever. “The role of the juror is to be impartial,"...
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County reaches settlement with Vector for stolen $1.2M

Vector Fleet Management has agreed to pay Midland County nearly $1.2 million after one of their employees allegedly submitted fraudulent invoices to the county for work done by Vector. The Midland County Commissioners’ Court voted Monday to accept a settlement offer from Vector, which County Judge Terry Johnson said was...
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County approve $1M for building across from courthouse

Midland County Commissioners on Monday approved reallocating $1 million to begin renovations to an abandoned building the county purchased across from the courthouse. The county purchased the building several years ago and needed to treat it for asbestos, according to County Judge Terry Johnson. He said asbestos will also have to be removed from the roofing material and a new roof constructed before it can be used.
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County's sales tax slump ends

Midland County’s streak of monthly sales tax decreases ended at 20 months – barely. The Texas Comptroller’s website reported a 0.96 percent year-over-year increase in June. During the first five months of the year, decreases ranged from 17 to 47 percent. The county collected $3.55 million, which topped the $3.51...
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Midland County Jail inmate dies due to lack of treatment for chronic illness

MIDLAND, Texas — An inmate died while in the Midland County Jail due to lack of medical treatment for his chronic illness, according to the Texas Rangers. Savion Hall was arrested on June 21st, 2019 and taken to the Midland County Texas Jail. The jail learned that Hall had a "serious injury/hospitalization in the last 90 days" upon intake, which took place just the day before. They were also informed that he had asthma and shortness of breath. Hall needed breathing treatments during his detention due to significant physical difficulties. He left the jail after a number of days in an ambulance, later dying in the hospital.
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$1 million bond set for Midland teen facing murder charge

A Midland teen facing a murder charge in connection with the shooting death of another teenager last month is being held on a $1 million bond. Greg Anthony Barrera, 17, was arrested Sunday on a warrant by the deputies with the Andrews County Sheriff’s Office. He is being charged with murder — a first-degree felony charge — and was being held Wednesday in Midland County jail.
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Midland man arrested, charged in murder of unborn child

MIDLAND, Texas — Christopher Gonzales, 26, was arrested by Midland police officers Sunday and charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he ran over his pregnant wife, killing her unborn baby. According to an affidavit of probable cause, Midland County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a medical...
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City reports 257th COVID death inside Midland County

The city of Midland reported Wednesday that a 257th resident of Midland County has passed away because of complications with COVID-19. The city stated that a male in his 50s with underlying health conditions was being treated at Midland Memorial Hospital but passed away on June 11.
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Texas man 'runs over his 8-months-pregnant wife with his truck during argument,' is charged with murder of unborn baby

Texas man Christopher Gonzales has been charged with the murder of his unborn baby after allegedly running over his wife, who was eight months pregnant, with his truck. As the Midland Reporter-Telegram reports, the 26-year-old man was arrested and charged Sunday with first-degree murder of an unborn child and second-degree aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
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Midland County issues Local Disaster Declaration

MIDLAND, Texas — Midland County has issued a Local Disaster Declaration as of June 14. Midland County Judge Terry johnson decided to issue this declaration in response to the border crisis. This also comes after Governor Greg Abbott's disaster declaration back on May 31. The main reason for this declaration...
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SMMC implements lockdown measures Monday morning

At 10:30 a.m. Monday the Big Spring Police Department was dispatched to 1601 Martin Luther King Blvd (Scenic Mountain Medical Center) at the request of Scenic Mountain Medical Center staff due to a rumor that a subject was possibly on their property and the subject had recently been involved in a Robbery/Stolen Vehicle in Midland County.
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Medical Records Falsified By Midland County Jail

Savion Hall was in custody at the Midland County Jail at the time of his passing. He was arrested on June 21,2019 and placed into custody at the Midland County Jail. A few days later he was transported by ambulance to Midland Memorial Hospital, where he later died. His family is now suing the Midland County Jail. In a statement released through the attorney representing the family Texas Medial released the following report:
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Corrales to run for at-large council position

Dan Corrales will run for an at-large Midland City Council seat. The businessman and attorney told the Reporter-Telegram he will make a formal announcement at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Pi Social, 203 W Wall St., across from Centennial Park. Corrales is vying for one of two at-large positions on the...