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Federal suspect in local jail cell

May 24, 2017

A 32-year-old man is being held in the Terry County Jail after admitting to police investigators that he had sold drugs for one of the biggest drug rings in Lubbock.

Brandon Landon Brown is being charged with felony indictments of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute furanyl fentanyl, illegal receipt of a firearm by a person under indictment an possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.…

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Local jobless figures decline

May 22, 2017

Terry County’s jobless rate for the month of April 2017 dropped six-tenths of a percentage point, from 6.0-percent reported in March to 5.4-percent reported by the Texas Workforce Commission in their monthly study released publicly on Friday.

According to the TWC, citing Terry County employer reports, the county had 5,573 available members of the local labor force during the month of April 2017.…

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The future is bright….50 years later

May 22, 2017

Graduation for the county’s  high school seniors is now past. What lies ahead is a future filled with choices, hopes and dreams. This year’s seniors listed many opportunities they hope to pursue upon graduation. Some will fulfill those dreams and others will find themselves steered another direction. After all, not many really know as a high school senior what they want as a career.…

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Ag Career Expo 2017 a success

May 15, 2017

One of the best spent days in education happened this week as the Annual Ag Career Expo was held. This is sponsored by the Terry County Ag Business Leaders including representatives from South Plains Underground Water District, Soil and Water Conservation District, Brownfield Farmers Co-op, Bingham Family Vineyard, Westside Dairy, Meadow Co-op Gin, Ag Texas, Birdsong Peanuts, local Ag Teachers and West Texas Young Farmers all worked together to make this day a success.…

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Sales tax rebates continue to climb

May 15, 2017

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $787.8 million in local sales tax allocations for May, 2.6 percent more than in May 2016.

Brownfield’s rebate check was higher this month than it was a year ago, a positive economic indicator.…

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W-U auditorium taking shape

May 8, 2017

Graduation for Wellman-Union Seniors this year will be special. Oh sure, they are finishing up their high school career.

But, more than that, they are set to be the first class to graduate in the district’s brand new auditorium.

The paint is just barely dry, but the seats are installed, as of Friday morning.…

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Ag Texas honors local students

May 8, 2017

Outstanding 4-H and FFA high school students received prominent recognition for their dedication to agriculture through AgTexas Farm Credit Services’ AgYouth of the Month during the program’s annual banquet at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture on Tuesday evening, May 2.

The six honorees from the Brownfield area were Risa McQueen, Jordan Conner and Grace Franke, all from Wellman-Union FFA; ­­­­Trenton Harrison and Cortney Day, both from Meadow FFA; and Kali Strange from Brownfield FFA.…

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Soiree a success

May 3, 2017


An eventful Wine Weekend came to a close in an exciting way as the Annual High Plains Wine Growers Soiree was held.

The weekend had started early with a growers barbecue on Thursday. Friday found the group at the Newsom Vineyards for a day of learning.

But, Saturday night was all about fun as the Eberley Brooks Event Center hosted approximately 320 grape growers and grape businesses from around the High Plains, and particularly those in Terry County.…

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Early voting closes

May 3, 2017

Early voting closed on Tuesday for the Saturday, May 6 election. The only contested races were three BISD Board of Trustee seats and two Director at Large seats on the BRMC Board.

BISD District 4 has drawn two candidates. The District 5 race has three candidates. The At-Large race has two candidates for the one position.…

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Lemonade Day teaches important lessons

May 3, 2017

There is a special event coming up on Saturday, May 6. One that we can all participate in. It is Lemonade Day!

Lemonade Day is a nationally recognized day in which children are encouraged to learn about entrepreneurship by setting up their own lemonade stand.

Locally, there may be stands scattered around town which deserve your support, but one in particular deserves everyone’s support.…

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