Updates and Breaking News

US stock indexes close to flat in another listless day

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes were at a near standstill in Friday morning trading, the latest listless move for a market that took a decidedly slow-and-steady path to record highs in recent days. Industrial stocks had the biggest declines, while telecoms rose.

KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was basically flat at 2,165 at 10:11 a.m.…

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BMS scores show Math growth

The Brownfield ISD Board of Trustees heard preliminary STAAR testing results on Monday evening, July 18.

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Ray Vasquez brought the scores before the board and was pretty pleased with the results so far.

“We feel confident we will be fine and will meet standards. The preliminary calculations on accountability will be released early in August, so we will know where we stand then.…

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Back to School Bash planned

The South Plains Community Action Association and Brownfield Dental is sponsoring their Back to School Bash.

This event is scheduled for Friday, August 12 from 9 AM – 3 PM at the Amphitheatre at Coleman Park.

Basic school supplies will be provided to children living in the Brownfield, Meadow and Wellman area.…

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Sports Updates

Pujols hits two 3-run HRs, streaking Angels beat Rangers 8-6

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The fastball hit Albert Pujols in the side of his batting helmet, glancing off the bill and barely missing his face. The slugger went down in a frightening heap, but eventually dusted himself off and ran the bases.

The Los Angeles Angels are also trying to get up from a rough start to their season, and their veteran slugger is leading with both his example and his potent bat.…

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Adams named Tech assistant

Texas Tech’s newly named head men’s basketball coach Chris Beard announced his coaching staff this week and a Brownfield native’s name is on the top of the list.

Mark Adams, a 1974 graduate of Brownfield High School will serve as an assistant coach for the Red Raider basketball team.

Adams served as Director of Basketball Operations from 2013 through 2015.…

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Swoopes fired from Loyola

Loyola has fired head coach Sheryl Swoopes after investigating claims that she mistreated her players, the university announced on Sunday.

“Sheryl Swoopes is no longer serving as the women’s basketball coach at Loyola University Chicago,” athletic director Steve Watson said in a statement. “A search for her replacement will begin immediately.…

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Area News

BIDCorp adds new board members

Brownfield Industrial Development Corp named two new members to its board of directors Monday and reappointed a third.

Birdsong Peanuts General Manager Michael Franke and Brownfield News Editor Brian Brisendine both were appointed to new three year terms on the board.

The pair replace Trey Didway, who resigned to take his new role as District Judge, and John Lochridge, who resigned to travel more in retirement.…

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Terry County Cemetery clean-up underway

When our loved ones pass on and are buried, a trip to the cemetery to honor their memory should ideally be a restful, peaceful time of reflection. Not upsetting because of the shape the cemetery grounds are in.

In Terry County, we are blessed with great cemeteries which are, for the most part quite well kept.…

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Terry County Cemetery Association Rules and Regulations

Instructions for Space Owners and Holders:

1. Burial vaults either partially or entirely above ground are prohibited.

2. A permanent type container such as a concrete liner or burial vault is required for all adult interments. The only exception is indigent services paid by Terry County.

3. Only one casket will be permitted in each grave, except where special or unusual circumstances exist.…

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