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Guilty plea gets man 10 years in prison

July 19, 2017

A Brownfield man accepted a plea bargain last week that will send him to prison for 10 years.

Abel Sonny Vasquez, 45, plead to possession of a controlled substance, penalty group 1.

The range of punishment for the third degree felony was imprisonment from 2-10 years in addition to a fine of up to $10,000.…

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Board approves BRMC roof work

July 19, 2017

Brownfield Regional Medical Center has a full board again after a local business owner was sworn in Monday night to fill the vacancy left by Lonnie King, who resigned his seat to move to Lubbock.

Richard Vanderblist, owner of Secure Self Storage, took the oath of office for the remainder of King’s term.…

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Police seek info

July 19, 2017

Brownfield Police are seeking the community’s help with solving several recent crimes around town.

A cash reward is offered for information that leads to arrests in the matters.

First is the break-in at the Brownfield Family Aquatic Center last week.

Police believe someone scaled the fence at the city pool, then broke a window into the concession building.…

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Men face firearm charges

July 17, 2017

A pair of Brownfield men were taken into custody Thursday morning on firearms charges and for resisting arrest.

Dametrick Davontay Reed and Brandon Lee Reed, both 17 years old face charges of resisting arrest, search, or transport, unlawfully carrying a firearm and theft of a firearm.

The charges all are misdemeanor crimes and both men posted bond and were released from Terry County Law Enforcement Center.…

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Woman chases car thief

July 17, 2017

A Hobbs man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly stealing a car, but he quickly found out he messed with the wrong person.

The owner of the Toyota Camry, Trish Arguellez, saw the suspect drive away in her car, which she left running as she delivered a meal for her dad in the 500 block of North 5th Street.…

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BISD meeting attracts large crowd

July 17, 2017

It was a packed house that greeted BISD Board members on Wednesday night, July 12 in a special called board meeting. Social media has been a buzz with information and misinformation regarding the meeting which was called by board members following many questions regarding administration reassignments.

There was no public comment period on the agenda for this meeting, as is traditional for specially called meetings.…

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School administrators respond to questions

July 17, 2017

Editor’s Note: Heeding the call for an open dialogue with the community as requested in an advertisement in the previous edition of the Brownfield News, administrators of Brownfield ISD provided the following responses to questions posed by concerned citizens:

1. Why did administrators wait until June to rearrange campus principals?

Although assignments and reassignments can be done at any time, it is common for those relating to administrators to be done in June after school is out for the summer.…

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W-U nearing move

July 12, 2017

Work is nearing completion on Wellman-Union ISD’s new facilities.

Work on the gym flooring is just about finished and the cafeteria area is full of gleaming stainless steel work spaces, refrigerators and ovens.

When students come in this fall, the entire facility will be ready to greet them. And this has been a long time coming.…

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Annual Seal Coat project begins

July 12, 2017

City officials are announcing the annual seal coating project will begin this week in southern areas of the city.

The following areas are designated for seal coating soon:

• West Webb St., from the Seagraves Hwy. to the Railroad
• Railroad Ave., from West Webb St. to S. 14th St.
• West Jeter St., from the Seagraves Hwy to the Railroad
• West Stockton St., from the Seagraves Hwy.…

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BHS Graduate serving up great food

July 12, 2017

When Matt Proctor was growing up in Brownfield, being a great cook and owning a restaurant was far from his thoughts.

Matt graduated in 2002 from BHS and went on to McMurry University where he earned a degree in Business Marketing.

He worked in finance for a while and then moved into being a petroleum wholesaler.…

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