Updates and Breaking News

Supt. contract extended

The Brownfield ISD Board of Trustees met in regular session on Monday, January 9 and extended the contract of Superintendent Dr. Tanya Monroe for one year and gave her a 4% raise.

After an extended closed session, the board reconvened with Fred Cawthon making the motion to extend the contract. Randy Anthony seconded the motion.…

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Local schools get their ‘report cards’

Like an anxious student getting his report card, Terry County’s three school districts joined their peers across the state this week in getting a first look at their new A-F accountability ratings.

School districts across the state got lackluster grades under the state’s new accountability system, which became law the last time the Legislature convened in 2015.…

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Burrows files bills for 85th session

The 85th Legislature convened Tuesday and according to preliminary budget numbers, things might get tight.

State Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock) told the Brownfield News prior to the session that he was eager to get to work for his constituents, which includes the citizens of Brownfield and Terry County.

“This will be my second session and I can say there was definitely a learning curve the first time,” he said.…

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Sports Updates

Cats, Lady Cats score district wins

The Wellman-Union Wildcats met the Sudan Hornets on Friday afternoon and the Wildcats were on the winning side of the 48-36 score.

It was a fairly close game throughout but, in the end the Hornets had to keep fouling to try to stay in the game. And it was Conner Faught who was bringing the ball down who kept getting the fouls.…

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Cubs top Odessa Permian

After a tough go in last week’s Caprock Tournament, the Brownfield Cubs wasted no time getting back on the court, this time against a fast and physical squad from Odessa Permian Monday afternoon in Cub Gym.

The game was neck and neck for its entirety, with both teams swapping leads and several ties, before the Cubs pulled away slightly with a minute to go and clinched the win, 51-45, over the 6A Panthers.…

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Cubs, Lady Cubs to defend Caprock titles

Area basketball fans will flock to Lubbock in the days leading up to the new year for three days worth of non-stop basketball at the 58th Annual Ambucs Fibermax Caprock Classic tournament.

The Brownfield Cubs and Lady Cubs will join 80 other boys and girls teams from across Texas in the largest basketball tournament of its kind in the nation.…

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Area News

Annual Stock Show set to begin

This weekend kicks off the annual Terry County Junior Livestock Show. This show represents the culmination of approximately a year of work for county kids.

Weigh-in will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday with the lambs and goats weighing in until 11:00. Swine and cattle will begin weighing in at 11:00 a.m.…

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Raise a glass to Terry County grapes

Terry County grapes continue to rack up the honors in competitions across the state and the country. The following information was obtained from the Texas Wine Lover.

There are certainly vineyards from Terry County that were suppliers of grapes for many of the winners that were not listed. The Brownfield News apologizes in advance for those that were left off.…

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’16 rains below average

Brownfield’s total rainfall was just below average in 2016, but a steep drop from the prior year according to tabulations from the West Texas Mesonet monitoring site.

For the year, the Mesonet shows Brownfield receiving 17.44 inches, which is just below the city’s average annual precipitation of about 18 inches.

In 2015 however, the city received more than 25.05 inches of rain, the second wettest year in the last decade, after 29.3 inches in 2010.…

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