Updates and Breaking News

FBLA Competition Held

The Area Future Business Leaders(FBLA) of America meeting and contest was held last week in Brownfield.

Senator Charles Perry was the keynote speaker for the event. Wellman-Union’s Conner Faught moderated the event as the Area President.

During the elections, Danae Steiger of Wellman-Union was elected Area President for the next year.…

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Marva Hogue Retires After Over 30 Years in Education

“The plan is – there is no plan,” was Marva Hogue’s response when asked what she and husband Tommy would do in her retirement years. Marva retired from Wellman-Union ISD on January 29 after 30 years in education.

Marva has been involved in education since 1986 when she began as a secondary science teacher at Dawson ISD in Welch.…

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Three Teens Stabbing Victims

Friday Night Altercation

The scene turned violent on Cactus Drive late Friday night as multiple stabbings took place.

The Brownfield Police Department received a call at 11:39 p.m. from a resident on Cactus Drive saying that a boy had knocked on the door and was found to be bleeding. The injured party stated that someone had jumped him.…

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Sports Updates

Lady Cats Find the Win Column

The Wellman-Union Lady Cats finally found the win column on Friday night as they faced the Southland Lady Eagles. The final score was 40-32.

The Lady Cats were in control throughout the game, leading 21-13 at the half.

In the second half, the Lady Eagles were able to find the basket a bit more, but it didn’t matter as the three’s started dropping for the home team.…

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Wildcats Lose Physical Contest

The Wildcats came out of the locker room ready to battle the Eagles of Southland, and battle they did. In the end, after a close one, they fell by a score of 43-42.

Albert Alaniz opened scoring with a quick two. The game remained close throughout the first quarter, ending with Southland in the lead by two.…

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Lady Cats Fall to Ropes

The season is not getting any easier for the Wellman-Union Lady Cats as the girls fell to Ropes on Tuesday by a score of 41-17 in a road game.

The Lady Eagle defense was just too much for the Lady Cats on Tuesday night. The W-U girls could only manage four field goals on the night.…

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Area News

District Spelling Champ Named

And then there were six.

Six BISD students, three from Brownfield Middle School and three from Oak Grove Elementary all gathered in the BISD Board Room to earn a spot in the Area Spelling Bee. The students, Damaris Rodriquez seventh grade, Michala Millican sixth grade, and Darian Munoz – sixth grade from BMS and Micah Herrera third grade, Olena Garcia – fifth grade, and Casey Martinez – fifth grade from Oak Grove nervously gathered in the room and awaited instructions.…

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Fifty-Six Years of Changing Lives

After 56 years of teaching, 53 of which were spent at Texas Tech, Dr. Max Miller has retired. Max, as he prefers to be called by peers and students alike, has taught thousands of students during his extremely long tenure. Those in the know stated that Max has taught longer at Tech than any other professor in the history of Tech.…

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May Election Filing Begins

The filing period for the May General Election began on Wednesday, January 20. The filing period ends at 5:00 p.m. on February 19. There are a host of offices that are to come up for election this year.

BRMC Director – At Large – Justin Hesse Director – At Large – Steve Mason Director – At Large – (formerly Jimmy Jones position) No term limits

City Of Brownfield Mayor – Tom Hesse (Has filed for re-election) District 1 – Shorty Martinez (eligible to run again) District 2 – Geronimo M.…

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