Updates and Breaking News

Coastal Carolina capitalizes on Texas Tech errors, wins 7-5

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Coastal Carolina’s incredible postseason run will continue for at least another day.

The Chanticleers got a big boost offensively from an unlikely source, and they capitalized on Texas Tech’s struggles in the field to beat the Red Raiders 7-5 on Thursday night in a College World Series elimination game.…

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Texas affirmative action plan survives Supreme Court review

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major victory for affirmative action, a divided Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the University of Texas admissions program that takes account of race.

The justices voted in favor of the Texas program by a 4-3 vote, an outcome that was dramatically altered by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, who opposed affirmative action.…

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US stocks rise as Britons go to polls on EU membership

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Thursday morning as investors grow more optimistic that Britons will vote to stay in the European Union. Investors are buying stocks and selling bonds, sending banks higher. Energy companies are up with the price of oil.

KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average picked up 145 points, or 0.8 percent, to 17,925 as of 10:10 a.m.…

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Sports Updates

Kerr, Curry each fined $25,000 for Game 6 incidents

CLEVELAND (AP) — Steve Kerr and Stephen Curry let their frustrations with Game 6 of the NBA Finals be known, and it came at a price.

Each was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Friday for separate incidents. Kerr, the league’s coach of the year, was fined for publicly criticizing officiating after the game, which Cleveland won 115-101 to force a deciding Game 7 in the title series.…

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TCU beats Oklahoma State 13-5

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — TCU rallied with nine runs in the eighth inning to beat Oklahoma State 13-5 Thursday in the Big 12 tournament.

Back-to-back homers from freshman Luken Baker and sophomore Evan Skoug helped the Horned Frogs (40-14) rally with two outs in the eighth.

Baker had three hits and has now reached base safely in 26 straight games.…

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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 News

Staff changes in City department

Brownfield residents will see some familiar faces, but in new positions following last week’s City Council meeting, where some personnel shakeups were announced.

City Inspector Mitch McElroy will move from that post into the Water Department.

Taking his place in inspections will be Israel Limon, a longtime city employee.

The moves fill holes left by recent retirements, according to City Manager Eldon Jobe.…

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Preliminary Test Scores Discussed

Plenty of discussion marked the June meeting of the BISD Board of Trustees on Monday night.

Ray Vasquez, Director of Curriculum and Instruction began by discussing BISD Summer School. The fifth and eighth grade sessions were to end on Tuesday, June 23. High School will continue until mid July.

Even though the Texas Education Agency has thrown out the test scores for fifth and eighth grade STAAR, BISD, like many districts elected to continue education for the summer for those students for whom it was required due to test scores.…

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Assessing Groundwater Over Time in Gaines, Terry and Yoakum Counties

A new report about how groundwater quality and quantity has changed in and around Gaines, Terry and Yoakum counties, is now available from the U.S. Geological Survey.

This report is part of a multi-phase study that is being done in cooperation with Llano Estacado Underground Water Conservation District, Sandy Land Underground Water District and South Plains Underground Water Conservation District.…

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