Updates and Breaking News

Grapes appear unhurt by cold

By Gina Caswell Kelly

A war was being waged while most of the county slept on Friday night, April 6. The weapons weren’t bullets and the enemy couldn’t even really be seen, but it appears the battle may have been won for the most part.

This war was being fought by our grape growers in the county and the enemy was the freeze and the damage it could do to the budding grape vines.…

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Young Farmers name scholarship winners

At the April Board Meeting, The West Texas Young Farmers Association voted to award three recipients a $5,000.00 scholarship in memory of Mike D. Kelly.

Mike D. Kelly was a longtime farmer in Terry County and was instrumental in getting the Young Farmers organization started again in Terry County back in the ‘70s.…

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Local man murdered: Shot by roommates in Levelland

By Kati Moody

Levelland &
Hockley County News-Press

A shooting that occurred Sunday in the 100 block of Hickory Street in Levelland has left one person dead and two behind bars.

Police responded to the scene at approximately 7:30 p.m. Sunday. They found Matthew Ryan Sanchez, 27, of Brownfield lying in the street with gunshot wounds, according to reports.…

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Sports Updates

County hoopers head to playoffs

Local basketball teams will begin their post-season runs Tuesday.

The Brownfield Cubs will tip off against the Dalhart Golden Wolves at 6 p.m. in the First United Bank Center on the campus of West Texas A&M University in Canyon.

The Meadow Broncos will play the Whitharral Panthers at 6:30 p.m. in the Wellman-Union High School Gym.…

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Lady Cats season comes to a close

By Gina Kelly, Staff Writer

The Wellman-Union Lady Cats saw their basketball season come to an end Tuesday night with a 54-39 loss to the Whiteface Lady Lopes.

The Lady Cats led after one and half-time found the score tied at 23 all, even with Jacy Rowden and Micheala Horton on the bench for much of the half with foul trouble.…

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Cubs take second in tourney bracket

The Brownfield Cubs performed well in the Monahans Invitational Tournament over the Christmas break.

The boys started the tourney with a 64-52 win over Midland Christian, led by Brock Sires with 15 points.

Nunie Ramirez and Jeronimo Quintanilla were good for 13 points each and Deveen Reed posted 12. Zach Muniz added nine points and Caleb Martinez rounded out scoring with two.…

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Area News

Hundreds gather for prayers

The Prayer Gatherings held across our area on Tuesday morning, April 2 brought out over 400 people.

Terry County had around 130 total at the three locations. All coming together for one reason – to ask God’s blessings.

Gatherings were held at the Amphitheater in the park, Meadow Farmers Co-op Gin and Southwest Cotton Growers Co-op Gin in Wellman.…

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Conaway address Western Peanut Growers meeting


U.S. House Ag Committee Chairman Mike Conaway told area producers and agriculture insiders Wednesday that discussions of the 2018 Farm Bill were moving along nicely.

That was until, in the Midland Republican’s words, discussions recently broke down between Democratic and Republican party members of the U.S. Agriculture Committee.

Conaway gave some insight to the 2018 Farm Bill process as part of his keynote address of the 2018 Western Peanut Growers Association’s Ag Issues Conference, held Wednesday at the Seminole Conference Center.…

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Rains finally quench area


After close to 200 days without measurable rainfall, the sky opened up on Tuesday, March 27. The day had shown some promise and finally, in the late afternoon, the skies grew dark and this moisture like substance began to fall.

It was rain! There was a little hail with it to, but no one was complaining.…

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