Updates and Breaking News

Child welfare board working for kids

Another of the great organization that receives support from the Terry County United Fund is the Terry County Child Welfare Board.

The purpose of this board is to serve and meet the needs of kids in less than desirable situations. This can be an ongoing situation or it can be in an immediate crisis situation.…

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Registration continues for July 4 race

Registration remains open for the oldest continuously run road race in the state of Texas,  set for Brownfield’s Terry County and Coleman parks on Tuesday morning, July 4.

With a three-mile race, a 10-mile race, and a one-mile run for elementary school children, the Firecracker Run provides a distance for several levels of participation and competition.…

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Commissioners hear solar pitch

The Terry County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Monday, June 26.
The biggest portion of the meeting was in closed session with David Partlow, Executive Director of BIDCorp, discussing a solar farm project in the works. No action was taken on this project.
The Commissioners did vote to have Bolinger, Segars, Gilbert and Moss, L.L.P.…

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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

Sunday showers seen as blessing

If you know anything about farming at all, you know that timing is everything. You can look at two fields right across the road from each other that have been planted on two different days and one is thriving and the other is surviving. Just the difference one day makes in planting and the weather.…

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Gas prices hit lows for July 4 travelers

Motorists taking to the road for the July 4 holiday weekend will be benefitting from the lowest Independence Day gas prices since 2005, paying an average of $2.21 per gallon, well under the 10-year average of $3.14, according to GasBuddy.

Although average gas prices are at historic lows, the price variance — “spread” in industry parlance — in gas prices in any given city on July 4 will be at historic highs.…

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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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