Updates and Breaking News

Supreme Court refuses to block Texas voter ID law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an emergency appeal to stop Texas from enforcing its challenged voter ID law.

The law has been in effect for recent elections, even after a trial judge struck it down in 2014 and an appellate panel found last year the law had a discriminatory effect on minority voters.…

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Council opts to clean up Brownfield

The Brownfield City Council took steps Thursday morning to clean up the city and agreed that more needs to be done to make this community a more attractive place.

With some neighborhoods declining in cleanliness and appearance, the council agreed that it’s a big job.

Too big, in fact, for one person.…

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Herbicide Tankmixes – Key to Weed Control

From the very first application of a new herbicide, the targeted weed already is trying to gain resistance through those odd and infrequent mutations that make evolution possible. That initial mutation may not come forward on the first application or even after the first 1,000 treatments. But given time and enough applications, the weed will find a way around the chemistry.…

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Sports Updates

Area 3-1A Track Results

The Area 3-1A Track and Field Meet was held at Frenship High School on Thursday, April 21. This Meet was a meeting between Districts 5 and 6. The top four finishers in each event qualified for the Regional Meet to be held on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 at South Plains College in Levelland.…

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Cub and Lady Cub Regional Track Qualifiers

These Cubs and Lady Cubs are advancing to the Regional Track Meet next week after strong performances Thursday at the Area Meet in Denver City. They are: (back row, left to right) Autumn Williams, Jezreel Griffin, Isaias Martinez, Darius Kyle, and Alex McCrary. Also (front row, left to right) Jasmine Fields, Rachel Hawkins, Ketara Williams, Victoria Elizardo, Braelee Salas, Scout Welps, and Lissa Rodriguez.…

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McCrary names 3A Player of the Year

At a press conference following the Brownfield Runnin’ Cubs State Championship win over East Chambers last month, a reporter asked the opposing coach how his team prepared for the game.

His answer was simple — “guard Alex McCrary.”

That is the kind of presence the 5’10” senior point guard was whenever he was on the court for the Cubs this season.…

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Area News

TIF Board views plans

City administrators and appointed members joined together Friday for the first meeting of the newly formed Tax Increment Financing Zone board of directors.

Five local citizens were appointed to lead the TIF Zone in recent weeks, to include Mayor Tom Hesse, council members Leon Pope and Geronimo Gonzales, BISD Maintenance director Brian Paiva and Brownfield News Editor Brian Brisendine.…

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Commissioners Hear Reports

The Terry County Commissioners heard a positive report from County Sheriff Larry Gilbreath at their meeting on Friday, March 22.

The Terry County Jail inmate housing agreement which was approved in February of this year is proving to be a great financial boost to the county.

In the February 8 Commissioners meeting, Sheriff Gilbreath presented a request from U.S.…

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Art Show Names Top Artists

The Brownfield Art Association held their 49th Annual Spring Art Show last week in the Terry County Senior Center.

There were a great number of entries, all worthy of a ribbon. However, judges were forced to only choose the top artists to be awarded prizes.

Best in Show was “Dominican Dancer” a portrait done by Carol Peterson of Lubbock.…

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