Updates and Breaking News

US stocks edge higher, led by consumer companies and banks

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks made small gains Friday morning as banks and consumer products companies traded higher. Beauty products retailer Ulta jumped after it reported strong first-quarter results and raised its projections for the year. Stocks are closing in on their best week since the beginning of March.

KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 29 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,846 as of 10:16 a.m.…

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Commissioners approve lease for 4H gun range

The Terry County Commissioners Court met and approved the lease of land owned by Terry County to the Terry County 4H Club for a shooting range for the 4H Shooting Sports program.

The land is a former caliche pit located in the Johnson area. Formerly used as a caliche pit by the commissioners, the pit has not been used in some time, and AgriLife Extension Agent Zach Bradshaw, who is leading the Shooting Sports Program feels that it will be perfect for what the group needs.…

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Hail not so “Sweet” for some vineyards

While the recent rains have caused lots of smiles on farmers’ faces, there was another component to the storms that passed through that is a bit more of a concern.

As the rains were falling, some areas also saw hail. Surrounding communities were pounded with golf ball sized hail, while locally, we saw more of the pea sized variety.…

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Sports Updates

TCU beats Oklahoma State 13-5

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — TCU rallied with nine runs in the eighth inning to beat Oklahoma State 13-5 Thursday in the Big 12 tournament.

Back-to-back homers from freshman Luken Baker and sophomore Evan Skoug helped the Horned Frogs (40-14) rally with two outs in the eighth.

Baker had three hits and has now reached base safely in 26 straight games.…

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Odor expects to be suspended for a couple of games

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Rangers infielder Rougned Odor said he expected to be suspended for punching Toronto’s Jose Batista during Sunday’s game in Arlington. Odor said he doesn’t regret it.

He addressed the media before Texas took on the Oakland Athletics on Monday night, saying he thinks a feud with the Blue Jays is over.…

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Area 3-1A Track Results

The Area 3-1A Track and Field Meet was held at Frenship High School on Thursday, April 21. This Meet was a meeting between Districts 5 and 6. The top four finishers in each event qualified for the Regional Meet to be held on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 at South Plains College in Levelland.…

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Area News

Meadow graduates set to walk

Friends and family will gather at 7 p.m. Friday in the Meadow Gym to watch 17 senior Broncos walk the stage.

The invocation will be offered by Rosie Bustillos followed by the class history from Trey Herrera.

Valedictorian of 2015 is Emily Rodriguez and Salutatorian is Steven Sanchez. Both will deliver the traditional address.…

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Young piano recital

The Jalene Young Piano Studio held its 33rd annual recital Sunday afternoon in Calvary Baptist Church, with 16 students performing a variety of songs. Honored as the studio’s top students this year were Emily Rodriguez and Bryce McWhirter.…

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Summertime Funtime

“Mom, I’m bored.” How many times have you heard those three words? Once the kids are home for the summer, they immediately gravitate toward boredom.

You don’t have to travel somewhere or spend a lot of money to find activities for the kids this summer. Right here in Brownfield, there are plenty of activities to keep your kids occupied and content all summer long.…

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