Updates and Breaking News

TxDOT grants $90K for runway lights

The Texas Transportation Commission this week approved approximately $90,000, during its February meeting, for improvements to the Terry County Airport.

The funds will be used for planned airport enhancements that include the engineering and designs for lighting improvements at the facility.

Airport board member Buzz Timmons told the Brownfield News Friday that new runway lights will enhance the already sterling facility.…

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High winds down power lines causing fire Thursday

Thursday’s extreme winds caused some minor damage around the city, including downed power lines and a small fire, resulting in a power outage for some residents.

Electrical Superintendent Jeff Davis told the Brownfield News Friday that the gusty winds — recorded as high as 60 mph locally — tipped a tree over behind a residence at Buckley and Cub.…

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Sales tax rebate dips slightly

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced last week that he sent cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $858.6 million in local sales tax allocations for February, 1 percent less than in February 2016.

Locally, the City of Brownfield received $133,899.04, about 3.5 percent less than the $138,813.50 earned in the same month last year.…

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Sports Updates

Wellman-Union drops pair

It has been said that defense wins ballgames. Well, it didn’t necessarily win the game for the Wellman-Union Lady Cats on Tuesday, but it sure as heck kept them in the game.

The Ropes Lady Eagles came to town and found a battle all night long as the Lady Cats fought all the way to the end.…

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Powerlifting results

The Brownfield Cubs and Lady Cubs Powerlifting Teams went to Tahoka to the Co-op Powerlifting Meet recently and competed well, according to Coaches Ventura Peralez, Jr. and Jeff McElroy.

Lady Cub placings:

Division 1 Individual

Overall:
2nd Place – Alizae Gonzalez

Best lifters in Dead Lift –
5th Place – Alizae Gonzalez

Best lifters in Squat –
5th Place – Alizae Gonzalez

Best lifters in Bench Press  3rd Place – Alizae Gonzalez

Division 2 Individual

Overall:
1st Place – Omri Cruz
3rd Place – Rachel Hawkins
5th Place – Maria Chacon

Best lifters Overall:
1st Place – Rachel Hawkins
4th Place – Omri Cruz
5th Place – Maria Chacon

Best Lifters Squat:
1st Place – Omri Cruz
3rd Place – Rachel Hawkins
4th Place – Maria Chacon

Best Lifters Bench Press:         3rd Place – Maria Chacon
5th Place – Rachel Hawkins

Best Lifters Deadlift –
1st Place – Rachel Hawkins
4th Place – Maria Chacon

Total Lifts for the girls were:
Alizae Gonzalez – 580 lbs.…

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Cats, Lady Cats take two from Wilson

It was a slow start for the Wellman-Union Lady Cats as they were on the road facing the Wilson Lady Mustangs on Friday. The Lady Cats had soundly defeated the Wilson five earlier in the season, and were likely expecting that same outcome.

However, the Lady Mustangs came out on fire and the Lady Cats led at halftime by only four points.…

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Area News

From seed to harvest: A “Cotton Year”

When cotton first came to Terry County, over 100 years ago, it was a highly labor intensive crop planted with teams of horses or mules and harvested with true man-power. Yields back then were nowhere near where they are today.

Crops were lost to drought or wind or hail and even to pests.…

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Bruns wins college track championship

Brownfield High School 2013 graduate Dallas Bruns was at the top of her class academically when she graduated. She is still at the top of her class today. Athletically. Dallas went on to Southwest Christian University on a volleyball scholarship upon graduation. While there, she has found the opportunity to continue her track career as well.…

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Election ballots filled

The May 6 Election has taken shape and filing has closed for both regular candidates and write-in candidates.

There was one new write-in candidate who filed for the Meadow City Council prior to the deadline, Mariana Moya has added her name to the list, making six candidates for three positions on the ballot.…

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