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Gas Prices

October 9, 2017

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.41/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.

Pumps in Brownfield were set at $2.49/g for regular unleaded.

This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.53/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.…

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Landfill cell is major part of City budget

October 4, 2017

The City of Brownfield began a new fiscal year Sunday with two major capital projects planned in the current budget.

Ground was broken last week for the new Fire Department, which is expected to be completed in late 2018.

Also in the works are plans for a new cell at the city landfill.…

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Columbus holiday closings announced

October 4, 2017

Columbus Day will be celebrated on Monday, October 9. Businesses closing on that day include all banks and lending institutions.
All government offices – National, State and local – will be closed in observance of the holiday.
The Kendrick Memorial Library will also be closed.
For other businesses, please check with the individual business.…

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See You At The Pole tradition Unites TC Youth

October 3, 2017

Students throughout Terry County gathered outside their schools early Wednesday for a moment of worship and prayer as a part of See You at the Pole.

The annual event, now in its 28th year, seeks to bring together students from each school campus under shared faith.

Students participated at Brownfield High School and Brownfield Middle School as well as on campuses in Meadow and Wellman-Union.…

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Local wine company doing business by the bunches

October 3, 2017

For the Grape Capital of Texas, the grape harvest of 2017 has all but come to a close. As you talk to grape growers, the one word that keeps cropping up is “outstanding.” The grape harvest truly was outstanding for most grape growers this year.

When the hail came in the spring and appeared to have completely wiped out some vineyards, growers were not sure what to expect.…

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For a familiar face, one chapter closes, another opens

September 27, 2017

Have you ever read a good book that is just hard to put down? Chapter after chapter, it just gets better and better. That is how Jerry Wenzel is looking at his life as one more chapter is about to come to a close and a new one is opening up.…

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Terry County on display: Farm Tour a success

September 25, 2017

Mother Nature cooperated with beautiful weather Thursday morning for the 62nd Annual Terry County Farm Tour.

The event took two loaded buses of local growers, business people and interested citizens and students around the county Thursday morning, starting with a look at an Americot field trial.

The varieties were viewed on the farm of Lynn Carroll, north of Brownfield.…

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Davis named Asst. City Manager

September 25, 2017

The City Council voted Thursday to fill one of the city’s highest administrative positions with a familiar face.

By unanimous consent, the council approved a recommendation from City Manager Eldon Jobe to appoint longtime employee Jeff Davis to fill the vacant position of Assistant City Manager.

Davis has served as superintendent of the city’s electric department for seven years and has been a city employee for 16 years.…

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BRMC nixes Rudd deal

September 20, 2017

A 20-year partnership between Brownfield Regional Medical Center and the TDCJ’s Jim Rudd Unit for inmate medical care will end September 30 because “the numbers just don’t add up.”

That’s what the hospital board was told at Monday night’s monthly meeting by CEO Jerry Jasper.

The local prison is undergoing significant changes following the state’s recent closure of the city-owned West Texas Intermediate Sanction Facility (ISF) and other institutions like it around Texas.…

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BISD reviews facility policies

September 20, 2017

The regular meeting of the Brownfield ISD Board of Trustees was a brief one, for a change, on Monday evening.

The only action items on the agenda were the approving of the minutes and the financial report from the previous meeting.

Ray Vasquez gave the curriculum update reminding the board that the A-F Accountability System is still in place this year with three components rather than the five previously used.…

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