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Chamber Banquet Thursday

February 15, 2017

Ticket sales continue for the 70th annual Brownfield Chamber of Commerce Banquet to be held Thursday night in the Brownfield High School commons.

Chamber Director Lorena Valencia said ticket sales are going well in advance of the banquet and a small number of tickets will be available at the door, unless they sell out prior to the event.…

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Commissioners study racial profiling

February 15, 2017

The Terry County Commissioners worked a short agenda on Monday morning, February 13.  The group approved various reports, including the Annual Racial Profiling Report from the Terry County Sheriff’s Office.

The report details the department’s policy regarding racial profiling. Officers are strictly forbidden from engaging in racial profiling.

The policy also requires appropriate corrective action to be taken against a peace officer employed by the TC Sheriff’s Office who, after an investigation, is shown to have engaged in racial profiling in violation of the TC Sheriff’s Office’s policy.…

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BISD extends contracts

February 15, 2017

The Brownfield ISD Board of Trustees gathered for an early morning meeting on Tuesday, February 14. The first items on the agenda was the naming of the Student and Employee of the month.

For February, Reece Estrada was named Student of the Month and Kris Paiva was named as Employee of the Month.…

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Two men arrested following burglary

February 15, 2017

Two Brownfield men are behind bars for robbery after breaking into the home of a recently deceased resident.

Christopher Gerard Hines, 33, and Christopher Rojo, 21, both were arrested following a traffic stop just after 3 a.m. Monday morning in the 600 block of East Ripley.

A Brownfield Police officer made contact with the vehicle’s occupants for an expired registration, then noticed numerous items that raised suspicion.…

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Hospital waiving gym fee for some

February 13, 2017

New Brownfield Regional Medical Center CEO Jerry Jasper wants local retired teachers to know the facility’s Cardiac Rehab is still available for their workout needs.

Jasper told the Brownfield News that it has come to his attention recently that the local Retired Teachers Assoc. members are using Humana insurance that doesn’t list BRMC Cardiac Rehab as a provider.…

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TxDOT to open MSF overpass

February 13, 2017

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is scheduled to open various Marsha Sharp Freeway (MSF) mainlanes, at the Loop 193 bridge in Wolfforth, to traffic next week, as work on Phase 5C continues.

Weather permitting; beginning Monday, Feb. 13, crews will open one westbound MSF mainlane along the Phase 5C project limits.…

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Motorcycle accident claims City employee

February 13, 2017

A longtime City employee lost his life Wednesday morning in a motorcycle accident on Interstate 20 near Abilene.

Lee Saenz, Sr., 62, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident after colliding with an 18-wheeler in Merkel.

City Manager Eldon Jobe told the Brownfield News on Wednesday that Saenz had worked for the City for about 15 years.…

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Hog Wild

February 8, 2017

A new study predicts that invasive wild pigs — also commonly called feral hogs — could soon be a major problem from coast to coast.

The study, published in “The Journal of Applied Ecology,” last week found the United States’ wild pig population is steadily growing and predicts that the animals could inhabit most counties in the continental U.S.…

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Election filing continues

February 8, 2017

Filing for positions on the May 6 ballot continues at the Terry County Elections Office in the Terry County Annex.

Positions open and those having filed include:

BRMC
Two Director at Large positions
No one had filed at press time

Brownfield ISD
Trustee District 4
Geoff Cooper has filed for re-election to this position

Trustee District 5
J.R.…

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Austin trip informs local farmers

February 8, 2017


Members of the Terry County Farm Bureau Board traveled to Austin recently for the Farm Bureau State Convention.

Barrett Brown, Mason Becker and Kyle Kelly made the trip down and had a chance to learn about some proposed legislation and other items that are of  concern to area producers and consumers.…

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