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Council approves ballpark resolution

January 22, 2018

The Brownfield City Council adopted a resolution Thursday morning that sets in motion a years-long proposal to remake and rebuild the city-owned youth baseball and softball complex on the south side of Coleman Park.

The resolution states that the city will reallocate Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Funds to pay for the “enhancement, maintaining and upgrading” of the fields, beginning in the city’s next budget cycle, which begins Oct.1 of this year.…

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Candidates file to enter local races

January 22, 2018

Filing began Wednesday for positions in several branches of local government that will be decided in the May elections and some candidates have submitted the proper paperwork to enter the races.

Brownfield City Councilman Leon Pope has filed to run for Mayor, which is being vacated by Tom Hesse after two terms, the local limit.…

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County’s sales tax rebate sees huge increase

January 17, 2018

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced last week that he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $709.2 million in local sales tax allocations for January, 9.5 percent more than in January 2017.

The City of Brownfield saw a small gain in its January rebate, compared to the same month last year.…

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Stock show exhibitors honored

January 17, 2018

The Terry County Livestock Show was held this past weekend and, while not a record sale, a great premium sale was the final event of the weekend. The premium sale brought in a total of $211,600.

Honors given out included:

TCLA Scholarship – two $1000 scholarships went to Conner Faught and Reagan Perez.…

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Survey results show positive local outlook

January 16, 2018

The results from the Brownfield Industrial Development Corporation’s (BIDC) Local Employer Survey are in and projections for Brownfield business expansion and job growth look good. On the downside, employers say there aren’t enough skilled workers to fill those jobs.

The survey was sponsored by BIDC and Workforce Solutions South Plains did the analysis of the survey questions.…

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Meadow 2018 Stock Show Results

January 8, 2018

The Meadow Local Show was held on Thursday, January 4 at the Terry County Show Barn. The kids did well and had a great show.

Honors went to:
Class 1
1st    Joey Harrington
2nd     Reagan Perez
3rd    Madilee Martinez
4th    Haylee Harrington

Class 2
1st    Reagan Perez
2nd    Jordyn Castilleja
3rd    Alyssa Welch
4th    Brady Parker

Class 3
1st    Jordyn Castilleja
2nd    Madilee Martinez
3rd    Joey Harrington
4th     Madilee Martinez
5th    Haylee Harrington

Class 4
1st    Jordyn Castilleja
2nd    Madilee Martinez
3rd    Jordyn Castilleja
4th    Brady Parker
5th    Bryan Parker

Class 5    
1st    Reagan Perez
2nd    Reagan Perez
3rd    Reagan Perez
4th    K’Lynn Tarin

Grand Champion
    Reagan Perez
Reserve Grand
    Jordyn Castilleja

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New Year’s baby arrives

January 3, 2018

2018 has its New Year’s baby in Brownfield.

Little James Friesen was born on January 1 at 1:47 pm to Henry and Helena Friesen of Seagraves. James weighed in at 7 pounds 3 ounces and was 21 inches long. James was welcomed by nine brothers and sisters. He was delivered by Dr.…

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Drought conditions worsen as new year begins

January 3, 2018

According to the latest Texas Drought Monitor Map, Terry County is totally within the “Moderate Drought” category.

According to the South Plains Underground Water Conservation District records, the last rainfall of any usable amount was in mid-November and it was a spotty rain that only hit a few areas. The 15 day forecast doesn’t offer much hope for precipitation.…

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Campaign stop

January 2, 2018

There was standing room only in the Chamber of Commerce boardroom Friday afternoon as several dozen people from all over West Texas were on hand to meet U.S. Representative and Senatorial candidate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, who stopped in Brownfield in his attempt to unseat Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in November.

O’Rourke, D-El Paso, has pledged to meet constituents in every one of Texas’ 254 counties before the general election.…

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BIDC touts 2017 work

December 27, 2017

The year coming to a close saw the Brownfield Industrial Development Corporation assist more local businesses than out of town companies by a ratio of 3 to 1, according to information provided at the organization’s most recent board meeting.

Nine local companies and three out of town industries earned financial assistance from BIDCorp in 2017.…

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