Updates and Breaking News

Tennis wrap up

The Brownfield Cubs tennis team took 10 qualifiers to the 4A regional tournament, hosted at the McLeod Tennis Center, on the campus of Texas Tech University.  

The Cubs fought hard as their season came to an end with fierce competition all around.  

Dylan Dyer fell to Rohan Tanjavur, of Hirschi, 6-2, 6-4.  Jason Cabe / Jeremy Morin fell to Rodriguez / Sanchez, of Fort Stockton, 6-3, 6-3 while the doubles pair of Nikolas Salazar / Rider Jefferies fell to Windham/Helm, of Midlothian Heritage, 6-2, 6-1.…

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Sales tax rebates arrive

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $620.2 million in local sales tax allocations for April, 4.9 percent more than in April 2016.

Locally, the City of Brownfield received a rebate totaling $101,193.99 for the month, an increase of 9.61 percent over last year’s check for    $92,317.29.…

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BISD rights agenda error

The Brownfield ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously again Monday to hire Jeff Smith as the district’s new Head Football Coach and Athletic Director.

This was the second such vote by the school board, however this one was properly included in the meeting’s posted agenda, thereby ratifying the earlier vote to make Coach Smith a Cub.…

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Sports Updates

W-U competes at Whiteface Relays

The Lady Cats of Wellman-Union finished in 4th place in the Whiteface Antelope Relays with 75 points.  

The following finishers placed in various events:

Gracen Key: 1st in the 3200 m run, 800 m dash, and 1600 m run (new meet record of 5:55.41)
Danae Steiger:  1st in the 100 m hurdles and 3rd in the 300 m hurdles
Carmelita Alaniz: 1st in the Long Jump
Mercedes Alaniz: 4th in the Long jump and 5th in the Triple Jump
Jade Griffiths:  5th in the 800 m dash

The 800 m Relay team of Mercedes Alaniz, Carmelita Alaniz, Jade Griffiths, and Valeria Rios finished 5th.…

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USA Hockey, women reach agreement; seek growth for sport

Just three days before hosting the world championships, USA Hockey and the women’s national team reached an agreement to end a wage dispute and avoid a boycott on home ice.
The four-year deal finalized Tuesday night pays players beyond the six-month Olympic period, up to $129,000 if they win Olympic gold and improves development of the sport.…

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Garcia earns 15th at State

Brownfield High School Junior Diego Garcia competed Saturday at the Texas High School Powerlifting Association State Meet in Abilene and came home with 15th place.

Diego competed in the Division II 242 pound weight class. He posted a season best tying combined weight of 1,365 pounds.

Diego had season highs in both bench, in which he lifted 330 pounds and in deadlift in which he posted a deadlift of 520 pounds.…

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Area News

Hospital okays HVAC work

The Brownfield Regional Medical Center board of directors voted in a short meeting Monday to hire an engineer to plan an upgrade to the hospital’s aging heat and air system.

A competitive bid of $42,000 was approved for mechanical engineer Nathan Agnew to design a replacement of the building’s hot and cold water lines that maintain the facility’s temperature.…

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50th Spring Art Show planned

The 50th Spring Art Show sponsored by the Brownfield Art Association will be held Thursday, April 27 through Saturday, April 29 in the Terry County Senior Citizen Center. Hours are : Thursday – 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Friday – 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Saturday – 10:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.…

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School Board Candidate Questionaire

1. Please tell us briefly about yourself and why you are interested in a position on the Brownfield ISD Board of Trustees…

Jimmy Hammons, incumbent candidate for At Large position

I am married and have two children and four grandchildren.  I am an attorney and began practicing in Brownfield, Texas in 1982.  I have been president of the United Fund of Terry County for a number of years since its inception.  I am a past president of the Brownfield Chamber of Commerce, Brownfield Optimist Club, Brownfield Little League, Brownfield Babe Ruth League, and Brownfield Girl’s Softball Association.  I am a past chairman and organizer of the Brownfield Industrial Development Corporation.  For 15 years, I was the youth director at First United Methodist Church in Brownfield, Texas.  I went into the practice of law to help people and make a difference.  I strongly believe it is our responsibility to serve others.  Whether it has been through meeting the spiritual needs of teens or developing economic opportunities in Brownfield, or even giving tennis lessons to young people hungry to learn, I have spent my life trying to make Brownfield a better place to live.  My position on the Brownfield ISD Board of Trustees is another step in that progress.…

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