Updates and Breaking News

Beltre hits 2nd homer in 9th, rallies Rangers past A’s 7-6

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre got the fastball he wanted.

Beltre’s second home run of the game was a two-run shot on the first pitch from Ryan Madson with two outs in the ninth inning, and it rallied the Texas Rangers past the Oakland Athletics 7-6 Monday night for their third straight win.…

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Stocks waver as investors monitor company earnings

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are wavering in early trading on Tuesday as investors monitor corporate earnings from the likes of Gilead, McDonald’s, Texas Instruments and others. Slumping oil prices held the gains in check.

KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 8 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,483 as of 10:20 a.m.…

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Brownfield City Council appoints three to BIDCorp

Three citizens were approved to the Brownfield Industrial Development Corporation Board of Directors when the Brownfield City Council met Thursday morning.

Leaving the Board are John  Lochridge, who chose not to be reappointed so he would be able to travel and Trey Didway, who was recently appointed District Judge and thus resigned from the board.…

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Sports Updates

Pujols hits two 3-run HRs, streaking Angels beat Rangers 8-6

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The fastball hit Albert Pujols in the side of his batting helmet, glancing off the bill and barely missing his face. The slugger went down in a frightening heap, but eventually dusted himself off and ran the bases.

The Los Angeles Angels are also trying to get up from a rough start to their season, and their veteran slugger is leading with both his example and his potent bat.…

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Adams named Tech assistant

Texas Tech’s newly named head men’s basketball coach Chris Beard announced his coaching staff this week and a Brownfield native’s name is on the top of the list.

Mark Adams, a 1974 graduate of Brownfield High School will serve as an assistant coach for the Red Raider basketball team.

Adams served as Director of Basketball Operations from 2013 through 2015.…

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Swoopes fired from Loyola

Loyola has fired head coach Sheryl Swoopes after investigating claims that she mistreated her players, the university announced on Sunday.

“Sheryl Swoopes is no longer serving as the women’s basketball coach at Loyola University Chicago,” athletic director Steve Watson said in a statement. “A search for her replacement will begin immediately.…

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Area News

County nears drought status

As much as we enjoyed the handsome young El Nino effect on our weather, he just did not stay around long enough. His irritating old-maid sister, La Nina seems to be running the show these days.

A look at the Texas Drought Monitor website reveals, “Much of the Southern Plains suffered as stifling heat baked the soils while precipitation was non-existent.…

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Work continues at steady pace at McDonald’s

Work has been impressively speedy on Brownfield’s McDonald’s, which closed its inside restaurant last month for a major remodel.

Gone is the local franchise’s playground and an entirely new and extended facade is going in day by day with brick work underway.

Bill Cohen told the Brownfield News that the local McDonald’s hasn’t been upgraded in more than a decade, but the scheduled work will make this restaurant as good as new.…

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BIDCorp adds new board members

Brownfield Industrial Development Corp named two new members to its board of directors Monday and reappointed a third.

Birdsong Peanuts General Manager Michael Franke and Brownfield News Editor Brian Brisendine both were appointed to new three year terms on the board.

The pair replace Trey Didway, who resigned to take his new role as District Judge, and John Lochridge, who resigned to travel more in retirement.…

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