Updates and Breaking News

Grape Planting!

Even with the devastating hail that affected many vineyards last Sunday, work on the vines continues.

Before the mud was dry, growers were out assessing damage, if any and continue the work of the vineyard. Spraying for weeds. Retying. More pruning. And even planting.

Diamante Doble Dos (Ty and Mary Wilmeth’s vineyard) was a hub of activity on Thursday morning  as workers were busy planting more grape vines.…

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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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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

Stay on top when it comes to roofing

With the coming of Spring and the recent hail storm, another storm has hit town. A storm in the form of roofers.

On Monday morning, following the Sunday night storm, roofing contractors were out in force. Pickups could be seen driving down every street.

This was quite a storm. But, how do you know who to trust when they come knocking on your door?…

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Storms pound area

When it rains, it pours. It surely did Sunday night, anyway. The rains came in around 7:00 p.m. and stayed until nearly 10:00 p.m. The rains were great.

And certainly always needed. The hail on the other hand is a whole other story.

Cars raced all over town to find cover from the storm under carports, gas pump awnings and drive in windows at the banks.…

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Annual Quilt Show set

The Cotton Quilters Guild of Terry County will be presenting their 11th Annual Quilt Show on Friday, April 21 from 9:00 – 5:00 p.m. through Saturday, April 22 from 9:00 – 4:00.

Admission is free to this event held at the Terry County Senior Center at 1201 Tahoka Road. A barn quilt will be raffled off.…

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