Updates and Breaking News

Guilty plea gets man 10 years in prison

A Brownfield man accepted a plea bargain last week that will send him to prison for 10 years.

Abel Sonny Vasquez, 45, plead to possession of a controlled substance, penalty group 1.

The range of punishment for the third degree felony was imprisonment from 2-10 years in addition to a fine of up to $10,000.…

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Board approves BRMC roof work

Brownfield Regional Medical Center has a full board again after a local business owner was sworn in Monday night to fill the vacancy left by Lonnie King, who resigned his seat to move to Lubbock.

Richard Vanderblist, owner of Secure Self Storage, took the oath of office for the remainder of King’s term.…

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BISD Board hears public

Another big crowd was on hand for the regular meeting of the Brownfield ISD Board of Trustees Monday night.

The meeting opened with Public Comment, following a statement read by Board President Tony Serbantez stating the legalities of the time of public comment.

There are 20 minutes allowed for public comment and each speaker is allowed only three minutes.…

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Sports Updates

Cubs earn All District positions

The accolades continue to come in for the The Brownfield Cubs following the 2017 baseball season.

Head Coach Bart Upchurch announced this week that 10 Cubs were named to the All District roster.

Upchurch said he was proud of his team’s season and all of the boys deserved All District honors.…

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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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Area News

Police seek info

Brownfield Police are seeking the community’s help with solving several recent crimes around town.

A cash reward is offered for information that leads to arrests in the matters.

First is the break-in at the Brownfield Family Aquatic Center last week.

Police believe someone scaled the fence at the city pool, then broke a window into the concession building.…

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Men face firearm charges

A pair of Brownfield men were taken into custody Thursday morning on firearms charges and for resisting arrest.

Dametrick Davontay Reed and Brandon Lee Reed, both 17 years old face charges of resisting arrest, search, or transport, unlawfully carrying a firearm and theft of a firearm.

The charges all are misdemeanor crimes and both men posted bond and were released from Terry County Law Enforcement Center.…

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Woman chases car thief

A Hobbs man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly stealing a car, but he quickly found out he messed with the wrong person.

The owner of the Toyota Camry, Trish Arguellez, saw the suspect drive away in her car, which she left running as she delivered a meal for her dad in the 500 block of North 5th Street.…

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