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The Farmer’s Plight Part 1: The American Farmer and America Inextricably Interwoven

by Jay Leeson

“There is no body of our people whose interests are more inextricably interwoven with the interests of all the people than is the case with the farmers.” – Theodore Roosevelt, 1912

What does America intend to do about her food, fiber and farmers?

This is our nation’s most looming-and least discussed-question.…

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Area athletes to report for Two-A-Days

The lazy days of Summer are quickly dwindling and for local high school athletes, only days remain.

Two-a-days workouts will kickoff for athletes at all three of Terry County’s high schools on Monday, including Brownfield, Meadow, and Wellman-Union.

Cubs Head Coach Bryan Welps told the Brownfield News this week that his coaching staff is ready for a new beginning as his team embarks in a new district and a new classification.…

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Beltre hits 2nd homer in 9th, rallies Rangers past A’s 7-6

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre got the fastball he wanted.

Beltre’s second home run of the game was a two-run shot on the first pitch from Ryan Madson with two outs in the ninth inning, and it rallied the Texas Rangers past the Oakland Athletics 7-6 Monday night for their third straight win.…

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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

Brownfield City Council appoints three to BIDCorp

Three citizens were approved to the Brownfield Industrial Development Corporation Board of Directors when the Brownfield City Council met Thursday morning.

Leaving the Board are John  Lochridge, who chose not to be reappointed so he would be able to travel and Trey Didway, who was recently appointed District Judge and thus resigned from the board.…

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County nears drought status

As much as we enjoyed the handsome young El Nino effect on our weather, he just did not stay around long enough. His irritating old-maid sister, La Nina seems to be running the show these days.

A look at the Texas Drought Monitor website reveals, “Much of the Southern Plains suffered as stifling heat baked the soils while precipitation was non-existent.…

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Work continues at steady pace at McDonald’s

Work has been impressively speedy on Brownfield’s McDonald’s, which closed its inside restaurant last month for a major remodel.

Gone is the local franchise’s playground and an entirely new and extended facade is going in day by day with brick work underway.

Bill Cohen told the Brownfield News that the local McDonald’s hasn’t been upgraded in more than a decade, but the scheduled work will make this restaurant as good as new.…

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