Updates and Breaking News

Early voting continues

Early voting closed on Friday in the Runoff election. The race with the most local attention is, of course that  for the District 19 Representative.

Former Lubbock mayor Glen Robertson and fellow Lubbock resident Jodey Arrington bested Abilene-based Michael Bob Starr and a field of five other candidates for a spot in the May 24th Republican party special election to replace outgoing Lubbock Congressman Randy Neugebauer in the 2017-2019 biennium.…

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School Children and Hamilton Park

Terry County’s education efforts developed from the rigors of one-room schools in numerous rural communities to the present Brownfield, Meadow, and Wellman-Union school districts.

The importance of education is symbolized in Hamilton Park by the Book-A-Day sculpture. The sculpture, created by Rosie Sandifer, illustrates the role books play in expanding horizons and preparing inquisitive minds for the future.…

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Oil drilling permits continue to decline

AUSTIN — The Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) issued a total of 683 original drilling permits in April 2016 compared to 848 in April 2015.
The April total included 473 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, 12 to re-enter plugged well bores and 198 for re-completions of existing well bores.…

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Sports Updates

Odor expects to be suspended for a couple of games

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Rangers infielder Rougned Odor said he expected to be suspended for punching Toronto’s Jose Batista during Sunday’s game in Arlington. Odor said he doesn’t regret it.

He addressed the media before Texas took on the Oakland Athletics on Monday night, saying he thinks a feud with the Blue Jays is over.…

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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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Area News

Diesel shop tour

Brownfield Police Chief Tony Serbantez and BISD Resource Officer Nelson took some BHS students to BE Implement on Wednesday, May 18 to let them visit with some diesel mechanics about their job. They were shown diesel engines and talked about jobs and salaries. Chris Snodgrass of BE Implement joined the group as they toured the shop.…

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Sales tax allocations trend down

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $767.7 million in local sales tax allocations for May, 1.1 percent more than in May 2015.

These allocations are based on sales made in March by businesses that report tax monthly, and sales made in January, February and March by quarterly filers.…

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Man found with pound of meth, gun

Brownfield Police conducted a joint investigation with the Drug Enforcement Adminstration, which resulted in the arrest of Jonathan Lopez last week at the Economy Inn in Brownfield.

Lopez was found with approximately one pound of methamphetamines, a firearm, and marijuana inside a room at the local motel.

He was booked into Terry County Jail on $62,000 bond and remained in custody at press time Friday.…

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