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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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Hospital approves positive budget

September 20, 2017

The Brownfield Regional Medical Center board of directors unanimously approved a $15.4 million budget Monday night to operate the community’s premier medical facility for another year.

The proposed budget includes total patient revenue of $28.7 million, with deductions of $17.2 million.

Net patient revenue of almost $11.5 million is more than $1 million higher than the current budget.…

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Hall of Honor: Mark Adams to be recognized

September 18, 2017

Mark Adams will be inducted into the WBU Athletics Hall of Honor during ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 in the Laney Center. A continental breakfast begins at 8:30. The public is invited.

Mark Adams has been a men’s basketball head coach at every collegiate level, from junior college to NCAA Division I.…

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Farm Tour: Buses will hit the road Sept. 21

September 13, 2017

The 62nd Annual Terry County Farm Tour is set to take place on Thursday, September 21. The free tour will again begin at the American Legion Building on Seagraves Road. Coffee and donuts will be served beginning at 8:15 a.m. with the tour buses leaving at 9 a.m.

This event is sponsored by the Terry Soil and Water Conservation District and is an always anticipated event.…

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2017 Peanut Maturity Meetings

September 11, 2017

When to dig peanuts is one of the most important decisions a peanut farmer can make, and to maximize yields should be based on the color of the mesocarp of the pod wall. Pod color can be checked through hull scraping or by blasting pods.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be hosting a series of three peanut maturity meetings where farmers can bring either blasted or unblasted pods to have them boarded.…

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City budget laden with projects

September 11, 2017

Brownfield City Council gave its approval Thursday for a budget of just over $24 million for another year of city operations.

City Manager Eldon Jobe told the council that the $24,267,518 budget is a good spending plan for the coming year.

“We have held budget workshops and this has been a challenging budget with some big capital projects,” he said.…

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“Spotty” Rain totals vary across Terry County

September 11, 2017

Grape harvest is maybe a little over half finished and a great harvest it has been. Peanut harvest is just around the corner as producers are beginning to look at their peanuts and guess at what to expect. The cotton harvest will not be far behind, as already, farmers have been applying chemicals to slow the growth down.…

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Changes coming at Kendrick Library

September 6, 2017

Kendrick Memorial Library is going through some changes. Some really good changes. Librarian Nicole Acevedo and Sarah Basquez, Children’s Programs Coordinator, attended a “Family Place Institute” in New York City in April and came away with some great ideas for the County Library.

“We want to change the public’s perception of what a library is.…

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SBA offers disaster assistance

September 6, 2017

Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Texas businesses and residents affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, heavy rains, hail and flooding that occurred June 30 – July 4, 2017, announced Administrator Linda McMahon of the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA received from Gov.…

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