Updates and Breaking News

Swoopes gets spot in Hall

Brownfield Native Sheryl Swoopes headlines the six-member Class of 2017 that will be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame this summer.

Swoopes, along with five other nominees, will be inducted officially on June 10 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Swoopes was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame last fall.…

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BIDC earns clean audit

The finances of Brownfield Industrial Development Corp. earned a clean opinion in a recent audit report, heard Monday at the group’s regular monthly meeting.

Eddie Holloway told the board members present that the organization has a strong financial footing that is being well managed.

“Our audit showed nothing to be concerned about,” he said.…

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Stabbing suspect sought

Brownfield Police are looking for a local man who allegedly stabbed another resident late Saturday night.

Police are seeing information on the whereabouts of Adrian Julian Alvarado, 35, of 903 W. Jeter Street, for his involvement in the incident in the 800 block of North 2nd Street.

According to a police report obtained by the Brownfield News, officers were called to the scene at 9:23 p.m.…

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Sports Updates

Wellman-Union drops pair

It has been said that defense wins ballgames. Well, it didn’t necessarily win the game for the Wellman-Union Lady Cats on Tuesday, but it sure as heck kept them in the game.

The Ropes Lady Eagles came to town and found a battle all night long as the Lady Cats fought all the way to the end.…

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Powerlifting results

The Brownfield Cubs and Lady Cubs Powerlifting Teams went to Tahoka to the Co-op Powerlifting Meet recently and competed well, according to Coaches Ventura Peralez, Jr. and Jeff McElroy.

Lady Cub placings:

Division 1 Individual

Overall:
2nd Place – Alizae Gonzalez

Best lifters in Dead Lift –
5th Place – Alizae Gonzalez

Best lifters in Squat –
5th Place – Alizae Gonzalez

Best lifters in Bench Press  3rd Place – Alizae Gonzalez

Division 2 Individual

Overall:
1st Place – Omri Cruz
3rd Place – Rachel Hawkins
5th Place – Maria Chacon

Best lifters Overall:
1st Place – Rachel Hawkins
4th Place – Omri Cruz
5th Place – Maria Chacon

Best Lifters Squat:
1st Place – Omri Cruz
3rd Place – Rachel Hawkins
4th Place – Maria Chacon

Best Lifters Bench Press:         3rd Place – Maria Chacon
5th Place – Rachel Hawkins

Best Lifters Deadlift –
1st Place – Rachel Hawkins
4th Place – Maria Chacon

Total Lifts for the girls were:
Alizae Gonzalez – 580 lbs.…

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Cats, Lady Cats take two from Wilson

It was a slow start for the Wellman-Union Lady Cats as they were on the road facing the Wilson Lady Mustangs on Friday. The Lady Cats had soundly defeated the Wilson five earlier in the season, and were likely expecting that same outcome.

However, the Lady Mustangs came out on fire and the Lady Cats led at halftime by only four points.…

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Area News

Chamber Banquet Thursday

Ticket sales continue for the 70th annual Brownfield Chamber of Commerce Banquet to be held Thursday night in the Brownfield High School commons.

Chamber Director Lorena Valencia said ticket sales are going well in advance of the banquet and a small number of tickets will be available at the door, unless they sell out prior to the event.…

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Commissioners study racial profiling

The Terry County Commissioners worked a short agenda on Monday morning, February 13.  The group approved various reports, including the Annual Racial Profiling Report from the Terry County Sheriff’s Office.

The report details the department’s policy regarding racial profiling. Officers are strictly forbidden from engaging in racial profiling.

The policy also requires appropriate corrective action to be taken against a peace officer employed by the TC Sheriff’s Office who, after an investigation, is shown to have engaged in racial profiling in violation of the TC Sheriff’s Office’s policy.…

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BISD extends contracts

The Brownfield ISD Board of Trustees gathered for an early morning meeting on Tuesday, February 14. The first items on the agenda was the naming of the Student and Employee of the month.

For February, Reece Estrada was named Student of the Month and Kris Paiva was named as Employee of the Month.…

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