Updates and Breaking News

Commissioners set tax rate

In spite of declining values and being faced with a shortfall in the budget, the Terry County Commissioners Court agreed to make an effort at lowering taxes even if it is just a small amount. “We owe that much to our tax payers,” stated Commissioner Mike Swain.

After some discussion of various options, the Court voted to set the county tax rate at .78 which is a reduction from last year’s rate of .80.…

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Cotton, future topic of meeting

A joint meeting of the West Texas Young Farmers board and the Terry County Farm Bureau board was held on Monday, August 14.

On the agenda was  Kevin Brinkley, President and CEO of Plains Cotton Cooperative Association. Mr. Brinkley shared with the group some interesting information about what is happening with cotton with regards to the Farm Bill, marketing and other areas of interest.…

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U.S. farmers tour local crops

It was a big day for agriculture in Terry County on Monday, August 14, as representatives from several different entities were in the county at just as many locations.

The National Cotton Council’s PIE (Producer Information Exchange) program was in the area and visited a couple of different locations. The P.I.E.…

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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

Fire Dept. bids come in low

Sealed bids were opened Thursday afternoon at City Hall from five contractors interested in undertaking the  long-planned new home for the Brownfield Fire Department.

City officials were pleasantly surprised when four of the five bids came in at or under the $2.6 million projected cost of the new building.

A sixth bid was refused for being submitted moments after the 2 p.m.…

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Hunters gear up for dove season

The countdown has begun for hunters and fishermen statewide, whose current licenses will expire Aug. 31, just in time for one of the most popular days of the year — opening day of dove season.

Those two words conjure up excitement for the beginning of Fall for hunters everywhere.

In less than two weeks, thousands of Texans will take to the fields to fulfill their annual pilgrimage by sitting along tree lined crop fields and cattle tanks looking for the fast flying birds.…

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New ordering options at McDonald’s

From McDonald’s beginnings in 1955 to today, things have surely changed. When Ray Kroc started his business, he was a doer and a seer. He looked to the future in everything. So, the changes going on at our local McDonald’s would probably be quite pleasing to the man.

As of this weekend, one more piece of the Experience of The Future (EOTF) Initiative will be available at the local McDonald’s restaurant.…

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