Updates and Breaking News

The Latest: French report nearly 800 raids since attacks

The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris. (All times local):

1:20 p.m.

French authorities say police have conducted 793 raids since last week’s attacks on a rock concert, Parisian cafes and the national stadium.

The new tally was announced Friday by the Interior Ministry.

Last night alone, police reported performing 182 raids, detaining 17 people, and seizing 76 weapons plus drugs.…

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Beckham Named People Magazine 30th Anniversary “Sexiest Man Alive”

British soccer star David Beckham has been an international sex symbol for nearly two decades, but he says he’s still flattered to be named People magazine’s 30th-anniversary Sexiest Man Alive.

“It’s a huge honor,” the 40-year-old Beckham told the magazine, which announced its choice on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Tuesday night.…

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Narrowing rift, US and Russia entertain cooperation in Syria

In a striking shift, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin are embarking on a tentative path toward closer ties and possible military cooperation, as the bitter rift over Ukraine gives way to common cause against the Islamic State group.

After weeks of accusing Moscow of trying to prop up Syrian President Bashar Assad by bombing U.S.-backed rebels, Obama changed his tune on Wednesday, praising Putin as a “constructive partner” in a nascent diplomatic effort to resolve Syria’s civil war.…

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Sports Updates

Athletes want probe to go beyond Russian track team

Cleaning up the corrupt anti-doping system in Russia matters because of these stories:

—Cross-country skier Beckie Scott missed out on her Olympic gold-medal celebration in 2002 because she was beaten by a group of Russian drug cheats.

—Biathlete and cross-country skier Sarah Konrad was a first-of-her-kind, two-sport Olympian, but competed in sports where it was often hard to figure out who was clean.…

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Meadow Cross Country Runs Well at State

The Meadow Bronco’s Cross Country Team headed to Round Rock last weekend to compete at the State Cross Country Meet. The young team competed very well on the extremely muddy track, finishing eighth as a team in a field of 16 teams. Coach Cade Brown stated, “Finishing eighth at state was a great accomplishment for this group of guys and for our cross country program.” The team consists of Kolten Keesee, Ruben Moya, Robert Sanchez, Blake Brannan, Noah Perez, Angel Hernandez, and Grant McNiel.…

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Cubs game called for dangerous lightning

The Brownfield Cubs remain undefeated after four weeks of football, but Friday night’s contest against the Levelland Lobos wasn’t the resounding win local fans wanted to see. Instead, a delay of more than an hour for lightning in close proximity to Cub Stadium resulted in the facility being evacuated and the game being ruled a No Contest.…

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Area News

Holiday Safety

Every year as the holiday season approaches, thefts and other related crimes begin to trend upward, more so as the Christmas holiday looms closer.

Misdemeanor shoplifting thefts are not the only crimes that climb during the holidays. Residential and business burglaries also rise significantly.

Brownfield Chief of Police Tony Serbantez urges all residents to think about their safety during the holiday shopping season, as well as when travelling.…

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BMS ACE Program Exceeding Expectations

The Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) program is a part of the 21st Century Grant received by Brownfield ISD last Spring. At Brownfield Middle School, it is doing fantastic.

Tammy Sisson is the Site Coordinator for BMS and is very excited about what she is seeing. “We have 344 total students enrolled at this time.…

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Community Thanksgiving Meal Served

The Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner was served on Saturday, November 21 at Calvary Baptist Church.
Meals were served to over 1300 people. With 450 meals delivered and another 900 served in house. Workers gathered on Friday to deep fry turkeys. A huge task.
On Saturday morning, work began around 8:00 a.m.…

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