Updates and Breaking News

US stocks are mostly lower as investors wait for jobs report

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were slightly lower in early trading Tuesday in what looks to be another quiet day as the summer comes to an end. Hershey plunged after the company walked away from a merger proposal, and Apple slipped after the company was hit with a large tax bill in Europe.…

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EpiPens Soar

Mylan is a drug company that you likely never heard of until this last week. Mylan raised the price of the EpiPen, an Auto-Injector which is used  for the emergency treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) caused by allergens, exercise, or unknown triggers; and for people who are at increased risk for these reactions, to $600 for a two-pak unit.…

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CEO Search begins

The committee that will conduct the search for a new chief administrator at Brownfield Regional Medical Center met for almost three hours Wednesday night to discuss the task of replacing long-time CEO Mike Click.

The committee met with Stacy Cantu, CEO of Texas Healthcare Trustees, for guidance on how to conduct the search.…

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Sports Updates

Romo gives Cowboys scare as Seattle rolls past Dallas 27-17

SEATTLE (AP) — Three plays were all it took for Dallas to get yet another injury scare surrounding Tony Romo.

The quarterback lasted just 90 seconds into the Cowboys’ 27-17 preseason loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night before leaving with what appeared at first to be a potentially significant injury, but ended up being minor.…

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Wildcats to Host Bulldogs

The Wellman-Union Wildcats will open their 2016 season at home on Friday night as they face the Loraine Bulldogs in a 7:30 p.m. contest.

The Wildcats have had two scrimmages which have shown second year head coach Tommy Tritz the areas where work is needed, as well as where the Cats are strong.…

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Four on the floor for Simone Biles; Bolt coasts in 200 heat

Four on the floor for Simone Biles; Bolt coasts in 200 heat

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Simone Biles closed her Rio Games with more gymnastics gold. Usain Bolt breezed through another sprint as he makes a run at one final Olympic title in his favorite race.

Bolt easily won a qualifying race Tuesday in the 200 meters, the first step in his bid for the gold Thursday.…

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Area News

Coming soon: Brownfield Community Plaza

A pocket park to dress up an eyesore on one of the city’s most visible corners is a step closer to reality and has a new name after Wednesday’s meeting of the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) Board.

The board viewed detailed engineering specs provided by Kelly Miller of Kimley Horn and Associates of Lubbock, the firm hired to design the new park, henceforth called the Brownfield Community Plaza.…

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Wellman water project engineering underway

Engineering and feasibility studies for the long-awaited project to purify the City of Wellman’s water supply is underway.

City officials announced in May that the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved financial assistance to help build a reverse osmosis system.

The small community in the southwest corner of Terry County has been grappling with water quality issues for years.…

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Dove Season!

The very words conjure up excitement for the beginning of Fall for hunters everywhere.

In just a few days, thousands of Texans will take to the fields to fulfill their annual pilgrimage by sitting along tree lined crop fields and cattle tanks looking for the fast flying birds.

Local wardens are preparing for an increase in hunters as Texas citizens will enjoy the longest dove season in 80 years, beginning Thursday at sun-up.…

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