Updates and Breaking News

Gas prices continue climb across Texas

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have risen 5.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.70/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.

Brownfield’s pumps ranged between $2.69/g and $2.75/g this week.

This compares with the national average that has increased 4.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.92/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.…

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Elizardo captures Precinct 4 runoff win

Ernesto Elizardo won Tuesday’s primary election runoff for the Republican nomination for the Precinct 4 Commissioners’ post on the November General Election ballot.

Elizardo earned 111 votes, compared to challenger Aaron Thompson’s 65 votes in the runoff, that dwindled from four candidates in the March race.

According to election results obtained by the Brownfield News immediately following Tuesday night’s count, Elizardo earned 58 early votes and 53 more on Tuesday for his total of 111 ballots.…

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Local grads set to walk

Graduation is just around the corner for Terry County’s seniors. All three county schools will be honoring their graduating Class of 2018 on Friday night.

Brownfield ISD Graduation will be held at Cub Stadium on Friday beginning at 8 p.m. The Invocation will be given by Senior Class President Maria Chacon.…

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Sports Updates

Key earns State trip

Wellman-Union’s Gracen Key wasn’t exactly sure what this year was going to hold for her. Coming off season ending knee surgery last year, Gracen missed Cross Country and Basketball seasons completely.

She missed the first part of track season before she was completely ready to run. But, when she was released, run she did!…

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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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Area News

1 injured, 1 killed in wreck

YOAKUM COUNTY — A 39-year-old Seminole man was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle accident rural, eastern Yoakum County, according to Texas Dept. of Public Safety officials on Tuesday afternoon.

At approximately 8:40 a.m. Tuesday morning, Texas DPS officials were dispatched to the incident on U.S. 380, roughly one mile west of Farm-to-Market Rd.…

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Chamber asks council not to cut VIC funds

The first City Council meeting with a new Mayor and one new member quickly grew contentious Thursday morning over the familiar topic of Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) funds and the city’s strained relationship with the Brownfield Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber director Lorena Valencia requested inclusion on the meeting’s agenda to discuss concerns the local business organization has with the City’s plans to reallocate HOT funds for construction of youth ballfields.…

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Environmental groups ask Feds to protect lizard in gas/oil patch

Over the objections of the oil and gas industry, two environmental groups are asking the federal government to protect a tiny West Texas reptile amid the failure of a state-crafted plan to conserve it.

The Center for Biological Diversity and Defenders of Wildlife petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday to list the dunes sagebrush lizard as threatened or endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act.…

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