Updates and Breaking News

Terry County reunion set

The 56th rendition of the Terry County Reunion, formerly the Old Settlers Reunion, is set to welcome locals of all ages Saturday in the American Legion Building.

The reunion is one of the community’s longest-standing traditions and organizers say it is coming together well.

Brownfield, Meadow and Wellman-Union graduates from the classes of 1991, 1966, 1956 and 1941 will be recognized for their 25th, 50th, 60th and 75th  high school reunions, respectively.…

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Students return to school

Enrollment numbers at Brownfield schools won’t firm up until after Labor Day, but the local district saw a slight decline in enrollment after two days of classes, compared to last year.

Early figures and trending show that BISD’s population included 10 fewer students than last year, according to figures obtained by the Brownfield News.…

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Grape Music Fest Ready to Rock and Roll

The First Annual Grape Music Festival is taking place on Saturday, August 27 just barely west of town on State Highway 380. Seven hundred feet outside the city limits. Look for the signs as you approach the location on the south side of the highway.

T4 Ranch is sponsoring this event and is hoping to make it an annual affair.…

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Sports Updates

Wildcats to Host Bulldogs

The Wellman-Union Wildcats will open their 2016 season at home on Friday night as they face the Loraine Bulldogs in a 7:30 p.m. contest.

The Wildcats have had two scrimmages which have shown second year head coach Tommy Tritz the areas where work is needed, as well as where the Cats are strong.…

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Four on the floor for Simone Biles; Bolt coasts in 200 heat

Four on the floor for Simone Biles; Bolt coasts in 200 heat

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Simone Biles closed her Rio Games with more gymnastics gold. Usain Bolt breezed through another sprint as he makes a run at one final Olympic title in his favorite race.

Bolt easily won a qualifying race Tuesday in the 200 meters, the first step in his bid for the gold Thursday.…

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Olympic Updates

Phelps, Ledecky, Lochte: Star power on display in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Plenty of illuminating star power for the Rio Games on Tuesday.

Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky and Ryan Lochte are in the pool. Simone Biles and the American women’s gymnastics team are on the mat and the Brazilian women’s soccer team will try to pick up the slack for the celebrated men, who have underwhelmed early in the Olympics.…

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Area News

Cubs to tackle Bulldogs

The Brownfield Cubs will kick off the 2015 season with a road trip Thursday to take on the Clyde Bulldogs for their first test of the new year and as a 4A gridiron squad.

The Cubs will meet the Bulldogs at Mustang Bowl in Sweetwater for the neutral site game, but Brownfield will wear the home jerseys.…

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HOT Funds committee wants ideas

The HOT Funds Oversight Committee held a lengthy discussion Monday on how to better spend the sizeable nest egg local hotel/motels have built over the years through the lodging tax.

Mayor Pro-tem and Committee Chairman Leon Pope said roughly $650,000 currently is at the board’s disposal and he wants to see the committee use those funds to help more events and better promote the city.…

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Local shot by Ruidoso police

Ruidoso police officers fatally shot an intoxicated Brownfield man late Thursday night in a house on Carrizo Canyon Road in the resort community, after what they called a “domestic violence dispute” in which he threatened some residents with a rifle.

A New Mexico Department of Public Safety news release said officers rescued approximately 15 other people from the house before they shot David Klassen, 29, after he ignored repeated orders to drop his .308 caliber rifle.…

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