Updates and Breaking News

US stocks are mixed on Wall Street as oil price slumps

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are wavering between small gains and losses in morning trading on Wall Street Tuesday. Energy companies slumped as the price of crude oil turned lower after a four-day rally. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped after setting a record high close the day before.

KEEPING SCORE: The Dow lost 15 points, or 0.1 percent, to 19,201 as of 11:10 a.m.…

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Trump says cancel new Air Force One: Costs ‘out of control’

NEW YORK (AP) — The government should cancel its multibillion-dollar order for new Air Force One presidential planes, Donald Trump declared Tuesday, serving notice he’s ready to jump in and start making decisions six weeks before his inauguration.

Costs for the two Boeing 747s are “totally out of control,” Trump told reporters in the lobby of his New York skyscraper.…

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Let’s go to the show

“Let’s go to the show.” Words you don’t really hear anymore. Especially in Brownfield, where “the show” or the movie theatre is a part of history. But for many, many years, going to the show was a part of your weekend or date night activities.

Most readers of a “certain age” remember calling the show to see what was showing and when.…

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Sports Updates

Spurs stay perfect on road, rally past Bucks 97-96

MILWAUKEE (AP) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich can’t figure out why his team plays so much better on the road than at home.

As long as they keep winning, Popovich will gladly take the results.

LaMarcus Aldridge was credited for the go-ahead basket with 21.2 seconds left after Giannis Antetokounmpo was whistled for goaltending, completing the Spurs’ rally from 15 points down midway through the third quarter in a 97-96 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.…

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Wilber’s big play keys Cowboys’ 11th straight victory

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Wilber came to his locker to start getting dressed when a hoard of media gathered around him.

“They must think I’m Dak,” Wilber said, referring to rookie quarterback Dak Prescott.

This time, a third-string linebacker that has bounced from position to position during five years in Dallas took center stage over any of the Cowboys’ numerous playmakers.…

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Lady Cats defeat Loop

The Wellman-Union Lady Cats improved their record to 2-2 with a victory over the Loop Lady Longhorns on Friday.

The Lady Cats out scored Loop every quarter but the last to ease to a 45-23 non-district win. The Ladies held Loop scoreless in the second quarter while mounting an 18-5 lead to go into halftime.…

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Area News

Christmas at the Museum

The Terry County Heritage Museum continues its long-standing tradition of welcoming the public to view the Christmas Decorations.

This exhibit will run throughout December and everyone is welcome to enjoy the exhibit. Admission is free, but donations are graciously welcomed.

The museum will be hosting an Open House in conjunction with the Chamber sponsored “Keep the Cheer Here” celebration on Tuesday, December 6 from 5 – 8 PM.…

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Committee set to revamp HOT Funds

The Brownfield City Council approved several allocations of Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) funds during a brief meeting Thursday, then established a new committee to revamp how those same funds are doled out.

Mayor pro tem Leon Pope will head the committee, which will present a new city ordinance to the council, governing how the HOT funds are awarded to local events.…

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Santa visits Christmas on the Square

Little Avan Cruz is not quite sure about the big guy in the red suit at the Christmas on The Square event on Thursday night. Hundreds stood in line to get their pictures made with Santa and Mrs. Claus and let him know what was on their list.…

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