Updates and Breaking News

Martin Family Farms receives check from SPUWCD

Glen Martin of Martin Family Farms received a check from the South Plains Underground Water Conservation District on Thursday as a part of a cost share program for his Rainwater Collection System.

Shown presenting Martin with the check is Barrett Brown, board member with SPUWCD.

Back row, left to right – Perry Brewer, Layne Marlow, Lindy Harris, James Martin and Nick Seaton.…

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County schools make the grade

Both the smaller school districts in Terry County recently received their Accountability Ratings for 2016 from the Texas Education Agency. This after a tumultuous testing season in which many tests were found to be scored wrong, computer tests were lost by the testing agency and a number of other smaller issues.…

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Mike Click to retire as local hospital CEO

Brownfield Regional Medical Center has seen countless changes over the last 40 years.

Technology has revolutionized the way medical care is provided.

The community has seen its ups and downs through booms and busts of the oil field.

The local population has fluctuated for better and worse.

Throughout those years though, at least one constant in the BRMC hallways has been Mike Click.…

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Sports Updates

Four on the floor for Simone Biles; Bolt coasts in 200 heat

Four on the floor for Simone Biles; Bolt coasts in 200 heat

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Simone Biles closed her Rio Games with more gymnastics gold. Usain Bolt breezed through another sprint as he makes a run at one final Olympic title in his favorite race.

Bolt easily won a qualifying race Tuesday in the 200 meters, the first step in his bid for the gold Thursday.…

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Olympic Updates

Phelps, Ledecky, Lochte: Star power on display in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Plenty of illuminating star power for the Rio Games on Tuesday.

Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky and Ryan Lochte are in the pool. Simone Biles and the American women’s gymnastics team are on the mat and the Brazilian women’s soccer team will try to pick up the slack for the celebrated men, who have underwhelmed early in the Olympics.…

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Beltre hits 2nd homer in 9th, rallies Rangers past A’s 7-6

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre got the fastball he wanted.

Beltre’s second home run of the game was a two-run shot on the first pitch from Ryan Madson with two outs in the ninth inning, and it rallied the Texas Rangers past the Oakland Athletics 7-6 Monday night for their third straight win.…

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Area News

Felon arrested on drug charges

A Brownfield man remains behind bars after his arrest Thursday afternoon on multiple charges, including possession of firearms by a felon.

Ignacio “Nacho” Moroles Jr, 45, was taken into custody in the 700 block of South 9th Street after officers observed him in a vehicle and knew he was wanted on an active federal warrant.…

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Public hearing missing the public

The Brownfield City Council worked a brief agenda on Thursday morning along with holding the first of two hearings on the proposed 2016 property tax rate. No citizens were at the meeting to voice any comments on the tax rate. The next hearing is scheduled for Thursday, September 1, at 7:30 a.m.…

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Tough times coming

Brownfield Regional Medical Center Board of Directors got a preliminary look at the hospital’s next budget Monday night — and it’s not pretty.

Facing a declining tax base and increased pressure by government programs, the local healthcare facility will work with a deficit budget for another year.

No action was taken on the budget or tax rate because of a mixup on the agenda, but both items were discussed at length.…

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