Updates and Breaking News

Vilsack Comments Raise Ire, Battle Not Over

by Gina Kelly

Terry County and the rest of the nation’s cotton farmers got more bad news on Wednesday as news broke that Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack had issued a letter stating that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) lawyers have informed him he does not have the authority to declare cottonseed as an oilseed.…

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Pam Brock Retiring After 38 Years


by Gina Kelly

When you find a place in which to work, and truly love what you do, it is difficult to face the decision of retiring.

That is exactly where long time Lone Star State Bank employee Pam Brock finds herself. Pam is retiring on Friday, February 12 after 38 years at the bank.…

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FBLA Competition Held

The Area Future Business Leaders(FBLA) of America meeting and contest was held last week in Brownfield.

Senator Charles Perry was the keynote speaker for the event. Wellman-Union’s Conner Faught moderated the event as the Area President.

During the elections, Danae Steiger of Wellman-Union was elected Area President for the next year.…

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Sports Updates

Wildcats Get “W”

The Wellman-Union Wildcats were in another tight battle on Tuesday night. This time however, they ended up on the winning side of the scoreboard. The Wildcats out scored the Wilson Mustangs by a score of 44-42 to take the win in a road game.

With two starters, Martin Loewen and Braden Caldwell both at the Fort Worth Stock Show, the Wildcats were a bit short handed but you couldn’t tell it as they gave it all they had to win the game.…

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Lady Cats Drop One to Wilson

The Wellman-Union Lady Cat woes continued as they fell to the Wilson Lady Mustangs by a score of 39-19. The Ladies, again playing with only five girls total, battled hard but could not pull the victory from the pesky Lady ‘Stangs.

The lone scorer in the first quarter was Jacy Rowden with a three and a free throw.…

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Lady Cats Find the Win Column

The Wellman-Union Lady Cats finally found the win column on Friday night as they faced the Southland Lady Eagles. The final score was 40-32.

The Lady Cats were in control throughout the game, leading 21-13 at the half.

In the second half, the Lady Eagles were able to find the basket a bit more, but it didn’t matter as the three’s started dropping for the home team.…

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Area News

Marva Hogue Retires After Over 30 Years in Education

“The plan is – there is no plan,” was Marva Hogue’s response when asked what she and husband Tommy would do in her retirement years. Marva retired from Wellman-Union ISD on January 29 after 30 years in education.

Marva has been involved in education since 1986 when she began as a secondary science teacher at Dawson ISD in Welch.…

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Three Teens Stabbing Victims

Friday Night Altercation

The scene turned violent on Cactus Drive late Friday night as multiple stabbings took place.

The Brownfield Police Department received a call at 11:39 p.m. from a resident on Cactus Drive saying that a boy had knocked on the door and was found to be bleeding. The injured party stated that someone had jumped him.…

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District Spelling Champ Named

And then there were six.

Six BISD students, three from Brownfield Middle School and three from Oak Grove Elementary all gathered in the BISD Board Room to earn a spot in the Area Spelling Bee. The students, Damaris Rodriquez seventh grade, Michala Millican sixth grade, and Darian Munoz – sixth grade from BMS and Micah Herrera third grade, Olena Garcia – fifth grade, and Casey Martinez – fifth grade from Oak Grove nervously gathered in the room and awaited instructions.…

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