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Carter seeking another term as clerk

November 15, 2017

I, Kim Carter, am announcing my candidacy for re-election as your Terry County Clerk.

The Republican Primary Election will be held on March 6, 2018.

What an honor it is to have served Terry County citizens for the past nine years.

Through the challenges and the accomplishments, I have always strived to continually improve customer service.…

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Attendance increasing at BISD

November 15, 2017

The Brownfield ISD Board of Trustees worked a brief and fairly routine agenda on Monday night, November 13, but there was some good news on the agenda.

In Superintendent Dr. Tanya Monroe’s report, she stated that attendance at BISD so far this year is averaging 94.97%.

This is better than last year’s average and translates to more funding for the district.…

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Seeking Sanctuary: Local churches review safety after latest shooting

November 13, 2017

Hearts were broken across our state and nation last week as word began to spread that a horrific shooting had taken place in the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs.

Twenty-six members of the congregation were shot dead by a lone gunman who entered the church during the Sunday morning service, November 5.…

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Amendment Election fails to draw interest of Terry County voters

November 9, 2017

Fewer than five percent of Terry County’s registered voters made their way to the polls in Tuesday’s Constitutional Amendment Election, with a grand total of 298 ballots cast of the more than 7,000 adults registered to vote locally.

Statewide, all seven proposed amendments passed, however only six were approved by Terry County voters.…

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Wagner announces bid for 3rd Judge term

November 9, 2017

I, Butch Wagner, am announcing my intention to run for re-election for the position of Terry County Judge.

Being your County Judge is such an honor and privilege, and I would sincerely appreciate both your support and votes next year during the election.

This is a challenging career, but working for you alongside other local officials brings me such joy.…

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Alcohol in City parks? Council mulls issue, discusses social media policy

November 9, 2017

Rehashing a much-discussed and oft-debated topic, the city council last week pondered the issue of allowing alcoholic beverages in city parks and facilities.

Opinions on the matter varied among the council and city employees.

Councilman Leon Pope said he thinks about children when he hears the word “park” and he is hesitant to introduce alcohol into that environment.…

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Voters ignoring amendment ballot

November 6, 2017

Local polls will open Tuesday for the 2017 Constitutional Amendment Election, but if early voting is indicative of local voters’ interest, turnout is likely to be scant.

Texans will be voting on seven amendments to the state’s Constitution with no other elections or measures on the ballot locally.

At the close of early voting on Friday, only 109 Terry County residents had made the effort to cast a ballot in the seemingly blase’ election cycle.…

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Baby it’s cold outside, but was it cold enough?

November 2, 2017

A cold front moved through the area late Thursday night and early Friday morning bringing with it freezing temperatures. The average freeze date for our area is around the end of October or first of November, so we are pretty much right on target.

Now, whether or not producers were ready for it, really depends on who you talk to.…

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Early poll traffic is still slow

November 2, 2017

Interest in the Constitutional Amendment election currently underway isn’t overwhelming local poll workers.
Elections Administrator Krystal Valentine reported that only 67 Terry County residents had cast ballots by press time Tuesday.

Early voting continues through Friday, with the election set for Tuesday, Nov. 7. Polling is open during regular office hours at the Terry County Annex, 507 W.…

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Sunday wreck claims one

November 2, 2017

A Brownfield woman was killed and three children were injured after their minivan reportedly crashed into a semi-truck on Sunday afternoon in northern Terry County.

Martha Loue Depoyster, 52, was pronounced dead at South Plains Forensic Pathology by Justice of the Peace Angie Garza, according to Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt.…

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