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Commissioners set tax rate

August 16, 2017

In spite of declining values and being faced with a shortfall in the budget, the Terry County Commissioners Court agreed to make an effort at lowering taxes even if it is just a small amount. “We owe that much to our tax payers,” stated Commissioner Mike Swain.

After some discussion of various options, the Court voted to set the county tax rate at .78 which is a reduction from last year’s rate of .80.…

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Cotton, future topic of meeting

August 16, 2017

A joint meeting of the West Texas Young Farmers board and the Terry County Farm Bureau board was held on Monday, August 14.

On the agenda was  Kevin Brinkley, President and CEO of Plains Cotton Cooperative Association. Mr. Brinkley shared with the group some interesting information about what is happening with cotton with regards to the Farm Bill, marketing and other areas of interest.…

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U.S. farmers tour local crops

August 16, 2017

It was a big day for agriculture in Terry County on Monday, August 14, as representatives from several different entities were in the county at just as many locations.

The National Cotton Council’s PIE (Producer Information Exchange) program was in the area and visited a couple of different locations. The P.I.E.…

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Fire Dept. bids come in low

August 14, 2017

Sealed bids were opened Thursday afternoon at City Hall from five contractors interested in undertaking the  long-planned new home for the Brownfield Fire Department.

City officials were pleasantly surprised when four of the five bids came in at or under the $2.6 million projected cost of the new building.

A sixth bid was refused for being submitted moments after the 2 p.m.…

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Hunters gear up for dove season

August 14, 2017

The countdown has begun for hunters and fishermen statewide, whose current licenses will expire Aug. 31, just in time for one of the most popular days of the year — opening day of dove season.

Those two words conjure up excitement for the beginning of Fall for hunters everywhere.

In less than two weeks, thousands of Texans will take to the fields to fulfill their annual pilgrimage by sitting along tree lined crop fields and cattle tanks looking for the fast flying birds.…

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New ordering options at McDonald’s

August 14, 2017

From McDonald’s beginnings in 1955 to today, things have surely changed. When Ray Kroc started his business, he was a doer and a seer. He looked to the future in everything. So, the changes going on at our local McDonald’s would probably be quite pleasing to the man.

As of this weekend, one more piece of the Experience of The Future (EOTF) Initiative will be available at the local McDonald’s restaurant.…

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Sawyer honored by Rangers

August 9, 2017

Former Texas Ranger Monroe Brown Sawyer was honored by the Former Texas Rangers Association on Saturday, at the Terry County Cemetery.

The FTRA honors deceased former Texas Rangers with a cross placed at their gravesite.

Members of the Sawyer family took part in the ceremony along with many current and former Rangers.…

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Thousands expected at 4B bike fest

August 9, 2017

The rumble of thousands of motorcycles and rock music will fill the air in Brownfield this weekend, as the two-wheelers will roll into for the ninth annual 4B Bike & Music Fest.

More than 7,000 people attended last year’s rally, which has grown every year since the inaugural get together of a few hundred friends on their bikes east of the city.…

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Tax free holiday is here

August 9, 2017

This weekend is the event many Texans look forward to with hopes of saving money while crossing items off their back-to-school shopping lists.

For three days beginning Friday, Texans can  shop for clothing and back-to-school supplies without having to worry about additional sales taxes, according to a release from the Texas Comptroller’s Office.…

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Water: not an endless supply

August 7, 2017

The Ogallala Aquifer. Not only is it fun to say, it is a key part of our daily existence in this part of the country. In fact, a large chunk of the U.S. is served by the Ogallala. But, for how much longer?

There is much talk about the depletion of the Ogallala and how much longer we will even have water to drink, much less water with which to irrigate.…

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