Updates and Breaking News

Red Skirts Style Show Scheduled

One of the most anticipated events of the year is coming. The Red Skirts Style Show will be held on Monday, March 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Activities Building of the First Baptist Church at 220 West Hill. Tickets are $10 and are available from any Red Skirts member, participating business or at the Chamber of Commerce.…

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Gas prices creep up across Texas

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have risen 2.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.31/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.

Pumps in Brownfield ranged between $2.45/g and $2.49/g.

This compares with the national average that has increased 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.54/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.…

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Texas officials warn districts over ‘illegal electioneering’

By: Mark Richardson

Educators and voting-rights advocates say a move by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to stop some school districts from helping students register to vote amounts to voter suppression.

More than a dozen school districts have received information requests, followed by “cease and desist” letters from the state, demanding that they stop “illegal electioneering,” or using taxpayer money to advocate for political candidates.…

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Sports Updates

County hoopers head to playoffs

Local basketball teams will begin their post-season runs Tuesday.

The Brownfield Cubs will tip off against the Dalhart Golden Wolves at 6 p.m. in the First United Bank Center on the campus of West Texas A&M University in Canyon.

The Meadow Broncos will play the Whitharral Panthers at 6:30 p.m. in the Wellman-Union High School Gym.…

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Lady Cats season comes to a close

By Gina Kelly, Staff Writer

The Wellman-Union Lady Cats saw their basketball season come to an end Tuesday night with a 54-39 loss to the Whiteface Lady Lopes.

The Lady Cats led after one and half-time found the score tied at 23 all, even with Jacy Rowden and Micheala Horton on the bench for much of the half with foul trouble.…

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Cubs take second in tourney bracket

The Brownfield Cubs performed well in the Monahans Invitational Tournament over the Christmas break.

The boys started the tourney with a 64-52 win over Midland Christian, led by Brock Sires with 15 points.

Nunie Ramirez and Jeronimo Quintanilla were good for 13 points each and Deveen Reed posted 12. Zach Muniz added nine points and Caleb Martinez rounded out scoring with two.…

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Area News

Emergency farm loan applications being accepted

Applications for emergency farm loans for losses by drought are being accepted at the Farm Service Agency office.

Terry County is one of 60 primary counties in Texas recently named by Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue eligible for loans to cover part of actual production and/or physical losses resulting from drought occurring November 14, 2017 and continuing.…

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BIDC awards small grants

Two local businesses will be the recipients of grants for infrastructure and equipment, following approval by the Brownfield Industrial Development Corporation on Monday.

The BIDCorp board reviewed applications from Virtue restaurant on Lubbock Rd and Randy Barbee Automotive on the Seagraves Hwy.

Virtue was awarded a $2,500 Property Improvement Program (PIP) grant for upgrades to the long standing building.…

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Terry among counties in disaster declaration

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 60 Texas counties, including Terry County, as primary natural disaster areas because of losses and damage from recent drought.

In a statement Wednesday, the USDA designated the counties of the Texas Panhandle and South Plains, along with those along the Red River and in northeastern Texas.…

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