Updates and Breaking News

Don’t get Snake bit!

West Texans are no strangers to snakes, but a Martin County man’s life-threatening encounter with one last week serves as a reminder of how dangerous the venomous crawlers can be.

The 53-year-old man was bitten on the hand by a Mojave rattlesnake, a rare — and even more dangerous — cousin of the more familiar diamondback rattler more common to the area.…

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Senior center serves community

Another great organization which receives help from the Terry County United Fund is the Terry County Senior Center. Center Director Betty Charlebois can’t say enough about how the United Fund helps the center.

“I don’t know if we could exist without the help from the United Fund. They help with our grocery bill.…

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Fireworks go on sale for July 4: Officials urge caution and cleanup

With fireworks stocked and inspections done, fireworks stands across Terry County are prepared for the influx of customers beginning this weekend.

Several stands will open this weekend for the 10-day sales period allowed by law and many operators expect their busiest days to be the day before and the day of Fourth of July.…

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Sports Updates

Cubs earn All District positions

The accolades continue to come in for the The Brownfield Cubs following the 2017 baseball season.

Head Coach Bart Upchurch announced this week that 10 Cubs were named to the All District roster.

Upchurch said he was proud of his team’s season and all of the boys deserved All District honors.…

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Tennis wrap up

The Brownfield Cubs tennis team took 10 qualifiers to the 4A regional tournament, hosted at the McLeod Tennis Center, on the campus of Texas Tech University.  

The Cubs fought hard as their season came to an end with fierce competition all around.  

Dylan Dyer fell to Rohan Tanjavur, of Hirschi, 6-2, 6-4.  Jason Cabe / Jeremy Morin fell to Rodriguez / Sanchez, of Fort Stockton, 6-3, 6-3 while the doubles pair of Nikolas Salazar / Rider Jefferies fell to Windham/Helm, of Midlothian Heritage, 6-2, 6-1.…

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W-U competes at Whiteface Relays

The Lady Cats of Wellman-Union finished in 4th place in the Whiteface Antelope Relays with 75 points.  

The following finishers placed in various events:

Gracen Key: 1st in the 3200 m run, 800 m dash, and 1600 m run (new meet record of 5:55.41)
Danae Steiger:  1st in the 100 m hurdles and 3rd in the 300 m hurdles
Carmelita Alaniz: 1st in the Long Jump
Mercedes Alaniz: 4th in the Long jump and 5th in the Triple Jump
Jade Griffiths:  5th in the 800 m dash

The 800 m Relay team of Mercedes Alaniz, Carmelita Alaniz, Jade Griffiths, and Valeria Rios finished 5th.…

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Area News

Local wines show well

Terry County vineyards were well represented in Levelland’s First Annual Sip and Swirl event held Thursday evening around the square in Levelland.

Farmhouse Vineyards were on hand to offer tastings of their great wines, along with other items available.

Old Man Scary Cellars and the whole Hisel crew were out in the sun handing out tastes of their spectacular wines.…

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New hospital discussed

Six months into the job as CEO of Brownfield Regional Medical Center, Jerry Jasper revealed to the hospital board during his monthly report on Monday, that he will begin looking at plans for a new hospital.

However, unlike the contentious and ultimately unsuccessful $44 million bond election three years ago, Jasper will seek ways for the hospital to fund the project through its own revenues instead of asking local tax payers to foot the bill.…

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TSWCD announces upcoming Farm Tour

The 62nd Annual Terry County Farm Tour and Luncheon will be held on September 21, 2017 at the American Legion Building.

The Terry Soil & Water Conservation District and the Brownfield Chamber of Commerce hosted the first Terry County Farm Tour in 1954. The first tour was called Terry County Field Tour.…

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