Updates and Breaking News

Federal suspect in local jail cell

A 32-year-old man is being held in the Terry County Jail after admitting to police investigators that he had sold drugs for one of the biggest drug rings in Lubbock.

Brandon Landon Brown is being charged with felony indictments of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute furanyl fentanyl, illegal receipt of a firearm by a person under indictment an possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.…

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Trump cuts $47 Billion in Ag Funds

The White House budget proposed on Monday shows $46.54 billion in cuts to federal government funding for the agriculture sector over the next 10 years.

President Donald Trump’s biggest cut would come in the form of a $38 billion bite out of farm supports, including new limits on federal subsidies for crop insurance premiums and caps for commodity payments.…

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Hospital introduces sleep study program

Brownfield Regional Medical Center has been quietly installing state of the art equipment for their new Sleep Study service that recently began seeing patients.

Two patient rooms in the hospital’s 700-hall have been converted for the new program, which administrators say will be good for BRMC and for the community.

Gone are the mechanical hospital beds and equipment, replaced with regular queen size mattresses, bedside tables, lamps, and soothing sound machines.…

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Sports Updates

Tennis wrap up

The Brownfield Cubs tennis team took 10 qualifiers to the 4A regional tournament, hosted at the McLeod Tennis Center, on the campus of Texas Tech University.  

The Cubs fought hard as their season came to an end with fierce competition all around.  

Dylan Dyer fell to Rohan Tanjavur, of Hirschi, 6-2, 6-4.  Jason Cabe / Jeremy Morin fell to Rodriguez / Sanchez, of Fort Stockton, 6-3, 6-3 while the doubles pair of Nikolas Salazar / Rider Jefferies fell to Windham/Helm, of Midlothian Heritage, 6-2, 6-1.…

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W-U competes at Whiteface Relays

The Lady Cats of Wellman-Union finished in 4th place in the Whiteface Antelope Relays with 75 points.  

The following finishers placed in various events:

Gracen Key: 1st in the 3200 m run, 800 m dash, and 1600 m run (new meet record of 5:55.41)
Danae Steiger:  1st in the 100 m hurdles and 3rd in the 300 m hurdles
Carmelita Alaniz: 1st in the Long Jump
Mercedes Alaniz: 4th in the Long jump and 5th in the Triple Jump
Jade Griffiths:  5th in the 800 m dash

The 800 m Relay team of Mercedes Alaniz, Carmelita Alaniz, Jade Griffiths, and Valeria Rios finished 5th.…

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USA Hockey, women reach agreement; seek growth for sport

Just three days before hosting the world championships, USA Hockey and the women’s national team reached an agreement to end a wage dispute and avoid a boycott on home ice.
The four-year deal finalized Tuesday night pays players beyond the six-month Olympic period, up to $129,000 if they win Olympic gold and improves development of the sport.…

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Area News

Local jobless figures decline

Terry County’s jobless rate for the month of April 2017 dropped six-tenths of a percentage point, from 6.0-percent reported in March to 5.4-percent reported by the Texas Workforce Commission in their monthly study released publicly on Friday.

According to the TWC, citing Terry County employer reports, the county had 5,573 available members of the local labor force during the month of April 2017.…

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The future is bright….50 years later

Graduation for the county’s  high school seniors is now past. What lies ahead is a future filled with choices, hopes and dreams. This year’s seniors listed many opportunities they hope to pursue upon graduation. Some will fulfill those dreams and others will find themselves steered another direction. After all, not many really know as a high school senior what they want as a career.…

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Ag Career Expo 2017 a success

One of the best spent days in education happened this week as the Annual Ag Career Expo was held. This is sponsored by the Terry County Ag Business Leaders including representatives from South Plains Underground Water District, Soil and Water Conservation District, Brownfield Farmers Co-op, Bingham Family Vineyard, Westside Dairy, Meadow Co-op Gin, Ag Texas, Birdsong Peanuts, local Ag Teachers and West Texas Young Farmers all worked together to make this day a success.…

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