Updates and Breaking News

BRMC nixes Rudd deal

A 20-year partnership between Brownfield Regional Medical Center and the TDCJ’s Jim Rudd Unit for inmate medical care will end September 30 because “the numbers just don’t add up.”

That’s what the hospital board was told at Monday night’s monthly meeting by CEO Jerry Jasper.

The local prison is undergoing significant changes following the state’s recent closure of the city-owned West Texas Intermediate Sanction Facility (ISF) and other institutions like it around Texas.…

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BISD reviews facility policies

The regular meeting of the Brownfield ISD Board of Trustees was a brief one, for a change, on Monday evening.

The only action items on the agenda were the approving of the minutes and the financial report from the previous meeting.

Ray Vasquez gave the curriculum update reminding the board that the A-F Accountability System is still in place this year with three components rather than the five previously used.…

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Hospital approves positive budget

The Brownfield Regional Medical Center board of directors unanimously approved a $15.4 million budget Monday night to operate the community’s premier medical facility for another year.

The proposed budget includes total patient revenue of $28.7 million, with deductions of $17.2 million.

Net patient revenue of almost $11.5 million is more than $1 million higher than the current budget.…

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Sports Updates

Broncos suffer first loss

By Mandy Contreras
Staff Writer

The Meadow Broncos are now 2-1 in the regular season, following Friday night’s game.

The Broncos traveled to Sterling City, where the home town Eagles handed the Broncos their first loss of the season.

It was a quiet first quarter for both teams, with each squad playing a strong defensive game.…

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State champs over power W-U

By Gina Kelly, Staff Writer

After a half-time victory last week over Cotton Center, the Wellman-Union Wildcats were on the other end of that stick this week as they fell at half-time to the defending state champion and perennial powerhouse Richland Springs.

Richland Springs scored early and often as their first score occurred with less than two minutes off the clock.…

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Lady Cats start district play with win

The Wellman-Union Lady Cats headed to Aspermont for their first district game of the season on Tuesday, September 5 and came away with a hard fought victory.

The Ladies opened the match by dropping the first two sets to Aspermont 18-25 and 15-25. But the Lady Cats were not to be denied as they battled back to win the last three sets by scores of 25-13, 28-26 and 16-14.…

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Area News

Hall of Honor: Mark Adams to be recognized

Mark Adams will be inducted into the WBU Athletics Hall of Honor during ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 in the Laney Center. A continental breakfast begins at 8:30. The public is invited.

Mark Adams has been a men’s basketball head coach at every collegiate level, from junior college to NCAA Division I.…

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Farm Tour: Buses will hit the road Sept. 21

The 62nd Annual Terry County Farm Tour is set to take place on Thursday, September 21. The free tour will again begin at the American Legion Building on Seagraves Road. Coffee and donuts will be served beginning at 8:15 a.m. with the tour buses leaving at 9 a.m.

This event is sponsored by the Terry Soil and Water Conservation District and is an always anticipated event.…

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2017 Peanut Maturity Meetings

When to dig peanuts is one of the most important decisions a peanut farmer can make, and to maximize yields should be based on the color of the mesocarp of the pod wall. Pod color can be checked through hull scraping or by blasting pods.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be hosting a series of three peanut maturity meetings where farmers can bring either blasted or unblasted pods to have them boarded.…

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