Updates and Breaking News

Gordon homers leading off as Marlins mourn Fernandez

MIAMI (AP) — In tribute to Jose Fernandez, left-handed hitter Dee Gordon stepped to the plate as a righty to lead off the first inning of Monday’s mournful game.

After one pitch, Gordon switched to his customary left side — and homered in the first at-bat for Miami since the death of Fernandez in a boating accident.…

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Chamber prepares for Harvest Festival

An always anticipated annual event is approaching. The 69th Annual Terry County Harvest Festival will be held on Thursday, October 15.

This is a week later than normally scheduled. This is a weekend in which all Terry County football teams are open and there are fewer conflicts for participants.

The Harvest Festival has a long tradition in Terry County.…

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July oil statistics

AUSTIN — Production for July 2016 as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas is 75,496,802 barrels of crude oil and 611,028,291 mcf of total gas from oil and gas wells.

These preliminary figures are based on production volumes reported by operators and will be updated as late and corrected production reports are received.…

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Sports Updates

Broncos to host Sands

The Meadow Broncos are gearing up for their homecoming game this week.

The Broncos will host the Sands Mustangs after coming off of a big win last Friday against the Spur Bulldogs.

The Broncos scored 60 total points in the game, while holding the Bulldogs to 12. The offensive stats leaders for the game were Jacob Flores who completed 6/13 passes for 124 yards and 2 touchdowns, Jordan Flores who carried the ball for 72 yards and 2 touchdowns, and Chanse Smith who caught 2 passes for 65 yards and scored 3 touchdowns.…

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Wildcats face Longhorns in Homecoming match-up

The Wellman-Union Wildcats had to battle for four quarters last week against Plainview Christian Academy but they did come away with the 40-32 victory.

This week is Homecoming Week for the Wildcats as they host the Hart Longhorns in a non-district battle.

Hart, who is picked to finish last in their district, returns three starters from last year’s team that went 5-5 and 0-4 in district.…

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Wylie to test Cubs

The Brownfield Cubs will face another tough test Friday when they travel to Abilene to take on the Wylie Bulldogs, a “big team with a strong tradition.”

Those were the words of Cubs Head Coach Bryan Welps, who said his team is working on problem areas and looking for some internal leadership this week.…

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Area News

Another piece of history gone


A house that holds a place in Terry County history is now gone. The Hamilton-Ridgway house on David Bailey Road is no more. Time was taking a toll and vandals pretty much finished the job. The house had been lived in as recently as within the last year or so, but vandals, worthless as they are, pretty well rendered this historic home inhabitable.…

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Grape Harvest: Quality over Quantity

As we near the end of September and the first day of Fall, harvest is both winding down and getting close to starting in some cases.

Cotton is beginning to open, maize is beginning to turn and peanuts are maturing out. All this leading to harvest time once again.

But, for the grape growers, their harvest is just about over.…

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BRMC adopts budget

The Brownfield Regional Medical Center board of directors adopted a new budget Monday night and a tax rate to fund it, following a spirited discussion and a split vote.

Approved was a spending plan anticipating more than $13 million total operating revenue, but expenses of $16.4 million for a loss from operations of $3,347,000.…

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