Updates and Breaking News

Banged-up Bears try to avoid 0-3 start in visit to Cowboys

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Chicago Bears likely will be without quarterback Jay Cutler and several defensive starters when they visit the Dallas Cowboys while trying to avoid a second 0-3 start in as many seasons under coach John Fox.

Not that Fox is putting much focus on the lengthy injury list .…

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AP-GfK Poll: Majority of Americans fear Trump presidency

NEW YORK (AP) — More than half the country fears a Trump presidency. And only about a third of Americans believe he is at least somewhat qualified to serve in the White House.

In the final sprint to Election Day, a new Associated Press-GfK poll underscores those daunting roadblocks for Donald Trump as he tries to overtake Hillary Clinton.…

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Stocks gain moderately as oil, commodity prices rise

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were broadly higher Thursday, helped by a rise in prices for crude oil and other commodities. Energy and materials companies had some of the biggest gains.

KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 146 points, or 0.8 percent, to 18,440 as of 10:10 a.m.…

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Sports Updates

Broncos to host Sands

The Meadow Broncos are gearing up for their homecoming game this week.

The Broncos will host the Sands Mustangs after coming off of a big win last Friday against the Spur Bulldogs.

The Broncos scored 60 total points in the game, while holding the Bulldogs to 12. The offensive stats leaders for the game were Jacob Flores who completed 6/13 passes for 124 yards and 2 touchdowns, Jordan Flores who carried the ball for 72 yards and 2 touchdowns, and Chanse Smith who caught 2 passes for 65 yards and scored 3 touchdowns.…

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Wildcats face Longhorns in Homecoming match-up

The Wellman-Union Wildcats had to battle for four quarters last week against Plainview Christian Academy but they did come away with the 40-32 victory.

This week is Homecoming Week for the Wildcats as they host the Hart Longhorns in a non-district battle.

Hart, who is picked to finish last in their district, returns three starters from last year’s team that went 5-5 and 0-4 in district.…

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Wylie to test Cubs

The Brownfield Cubs will face another tough test Friday when they travel to Abilene to take on the Wylie Bulldogs, a “big team with a strong tradition.”

Those were the words of Cubs Head Coach Bryan Welps, who said his team is working on problem areas and looking for some internal leadership this week.…

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Area News

Grape Harvest: Quality over Quantity

As we near the end of September and the first day of Fall, harvest is both winding down and getting close to starting in some cases.

Cotton is beginning to open, maize is beginning to turn and peanuts are maturing out. All this leading to harvest time once again.

But, for the grape growers, their harvest is just about over.…

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BRMC adopts budget

The Brownfield Regional Medical Center board of directors adopted a new budget Monday night and a tax rate to fund it, following a spirited discussion and a split vote.

Approved was a spending plan anticipating more than $13 million total operating revenue, but expenses of $16.4 million for a loss from operations of $3,347,000.…

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BIDCorp changes Winery Estates

The Brownfield Industrial Development Corp. changed course Monday with plans for the High Plains Winery Estates on the southwest side of the city.

The City’s economic driver has been marketing the land — about 100 acres — as a retail and tourist destination, surrounded by rows and rows of vineyards.

The grapes are going in, but the shops and boutiques hoped for and an event center at its core have not followed.…

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