Updates and Breaking News

Local jobs numbers trail state averages

Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.0 percent in January and remains below the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.1 percent.

Terry County lagged behind the state and national averages with an unemployment rate of 5.1 percent in January, up from 4.3 percent in December.

In the first month of 2018, Terry County had a labor force of 5,024 working-age adults, of whom 4,770 were gainfully employed.…

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Red Skirts Style Show Scheduled

One of the most anticipated events of the year is coming. The Red Skirts Style Show will be held on Monday, March 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Activities Building of the First Baptist Church at 219 West Main. Tickets are $10 and will be available on Friday from any Red Skirts member, participating business or at the Chamber of Commerce.…

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Main St. will close for brick removal at intersection

TxDot and the City of Brownfield will be removing street brick pavers at 4th and Main Street, beginning Monday. If everything goes as planned, repairs should be finished within a week, according to Willie Herrera, director of Public Works for the City of Brownfield.

“This repair project will require the removal of some of the street brick pavers,” he said.…

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Sports Updates

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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Cubs take second in tourney bracket

The Brownfield Cubs performed well in the Monahans Invitational Tournament over the Christmas break.

The boys started the tourney with a 64-52 win over Midland Christian, led by Brock Sires with 15 points.

Nunie Ramirez and Jeronimo Quintanilla were good for 13 points each and Deveen Reed posted 12. Zach Muniz added nine points and Caleb Martinez rounded out scoring with two.…

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Area News

Terry among counties in disaster declaration

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 60 Texas counties, including Terry County, as primary natural disaster areas because of losses and damage from recent drought.

In a statement Wednesday, the USDA designated the counties of the Texas Panhandle and South Plains, along with those along the Red River and in northeastern Texas.…

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Next step uncertain in Pct 4 election process

Terry County Elections Administrator Krystal Valentin is moving forward with preparations for a runoff election, as per instruction from the Secretary of State’s office — until further notice.

Many details and possible outcomes remain unknown following Tuesday night’s unusual Primary Election mishap in the race for the Precinct 4 County Commissioners’ seat.…

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Local site included in Yesway, Rip Griffin deal

Yesway, the fast growing and innovative convenience store chain, announced Wednesday the further expansion of the company with the acquisition of five Rip Griffin Travel Center convenience stores, including a Brownfield location.

The Brownfield site is described in a news release about the transition as located at 202 Tahoka Road, which is the location of Subway restaurant in Brownfield.…

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