Updates and Breaking News

Trump hits hard at ‘Obamacare’ after gloomy report

DORAL, Florida (AP) — Donald Trump declared Tuesday that “Obamacare is just blowing up,” hoping for powerful late-campaign ammunition against Hillary Clinton after the government projected sharp cost increases for President Barack Obama’s health care program.

Just two weeks before Election Day, the New York businessman addressed the health care development during an appearance at one of his Florida golf resorts that highlighted the extraordinary intersection of his business and political interests.…

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Presidential race turns to Florida with voting underway

TAMPA, Florida (AP) — With the race for the White House speeding to an end, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are campaigning Tuesday in swing state Florida, where tens of thousands of voters are already flocking to the polls.

Trump, on the final day of a three-day Florida swing, has been denouncing the “disgusting” media that promotes “phony polls” showing him trailing Clinton in this and other battleground states.…

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Stocks mostly lower as earnings hit consumer companies

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower Tuesday morning as company earnings continue to stream in. Consumer companies are falling as athletic apparel maker Under Armour and appliance maker Whirlpool suffer hefty losses. However strong results for household goods maker Procter & Gamble send its stock higher.

KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average picked up 13 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,236 as of 10:15 a.m.…

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Sports Updates

Lady Cats make historic run to the playoffs

The Wellman-Union Lady Cats did something this week that has never been done before. By beating Rotan in volleyball, the Ladies qualified for post-season play for the first time in history. Amazing, considering the program is only in its fourth year.

Seniors Jordan Conner and Danae Steiger have been with the program since its beginning, and are getting to enjoy the fruits of their labors.…

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Lady Cubs fight hard against Seminole

The Lady Cubs played a tough Seminole Maiden volleyball team to a close three set match on Tuesday night. The scores for the match were 25-22, 25-12 and 25-18.

Leading the way with six kills was Gisella Martinez, followed by Emma Powell and Zayrian Martinez with three a piece.

Taryn Longoria had 16 set assists and Abigail Saenz had an impressive 21 digs.…

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No. 1 Bama gets another shot at Texas A&M’s Trevor Knight

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Trevor Knight has changed teams, proven he’s not a one-game wonder and re-emerged with a national title contender.

The Texas A&M quarterback was a redshirt freshman for Oklahoma when he picked apart Alabama’s defense in the January 2013 Sugar Bowl and looked every bit the rising star.…

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Area News

HF winnings donated to Boys & Girls

Awarding the Grand Prize in the Terry County Harvest Festival is always one of the highlights of the day. This year’s winner, Nancy McGowan, made it even more special.

After learning that she was the winner of the $2,000 Grand Prize, Nancy chose to donate the entire winnings to the Brownfield Boys and Girls Club.…

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Council approves land deal

Following a brief discussion Thursday morning, the Brownfield City Council agreed to pay $22,500 for “the final piece of the puzzle” of the planned Duck Pond expansion.

The council ratified the deal negotiated by city officials with Len Harlan to purchase the 1.5 acre tract at the northwest corner of Gilham Park at the corner of Tahoka Hwy and Sage.…

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Fire Dept. planning underway

With a unanimous vote Thursday morning the Brownfield City Council authorized Lubbock engineering firm Parkhill, Smith, and Cooper to move forward with architecture and design for a new fire department, almost a decade after preliminary drawings of the building were proposed.

The new state-of-the-art facility will add 8,364 square feet to the Public Safety Building a block east of the Lubbock Hwy between Broadway and Main streets.…

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