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Holy Week services planned

March 26, 2018

Holy Week begins this week as we pause to remember the sacrifice of our Lord and Savior on the cross. Easter is often full of all the bunnies and egg hunts and family barbecues and there is certainly nothing wrong with this. But we should never lose sight of the real reason we celebrate Easter.…

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BISD talks BBAC shift

March 26, 2018

One of the big topics at Thursday night’s BISD meeting of the Board of Trustees was a money saving possibility. With no action taken, there was much discussion on the possibility of closing the Bright Beginnings Pre-K campus and moving the Pre-K program to Colonial Heights Elementary. There are currently 10 empty regular sized classrooms available at CH.…

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Red Skirts Style Show Scheduled

March 21, 2018

One of the most anticipated events of the year is coming. The Red Skirts Style Show will be held on Monday, March 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Activities Building of the First Baptist Church at 220 West Hill. Tickets are $10 and are available from any Red Skirts member, participating business or at the Chamber of Commerce.…

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Emergency farm loan applications being accepted

March 21, 2018

Applications for emergency farm loans for losses by drought are being accepted at the Farm Service Agency office.

Terry County is one of 60 primary counties in Texas recently named by Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue eligible for loans to cover part of actual production and/or physical losses resulting from drought occurring November 14, 2017 and continuing.…

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Texas officials warn districts over ‘illegal electioneering’

March 21, 2018

By: Mark Richardson

Educators and voting-rights advocates say a move by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to stop some school districts from helping students register to vote amounts to voter suppression.

More than a dozen school districts have received information requests, followed by “cease and desist” letters from the state, demanding that they stop “illegal electioneering,” or using taxpayer money to advocate for political candidates.…

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BIDC awards small grants

March 21, 2018

Two local businesses will be the recipients of grants for infrastructure and equipment, following approval by the Brownfield Industrial Development Corporation on Monday.

The BIDCorp board reviewed applications from Virtue restaurant on Lubbock Rd and Randy Barbee Automotive on the Seagraves Hwy.

Virtue was awarded a $2,500 Property Improvement Program (PIP) grant for upgrades to the long standing building.…

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BISD board names lone finalist in Superintendent search

March 20, 2018

After more than nine hours of deliberation over two days, the Brownfield ISD board of trustees voted unanimously late Tuesday to name Christopher Smith the lone finalist for Superintendent of BISD.

Smith, 42, currently is the Assistant Superintendent of Slaton ISD, a position he has held for six years.

He began his education career in Brownfield as a teacher and coach in 2000, before moving to Seagraves as head basketball coach in 2002.…

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Terry among counties in disaster declaration

March 19, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 60 Texas counties, including Terry County, as primary natural disaster areas because of losses and damage from recent drought.

In a statement Wednesday, the USDA designated the counties of the Texas Panhandle and South Plains, along with those along the Red River and in northeastern Texas.…

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Council hears police profiling report

March 17, 2018

Brownfield Chief of Police Tony Serbantez delivered his department’s annual racial profiling report and a yearly comparison of all calls for service to the City Council on Thursday.

The Chief said his department met all requirements and standards to comply with racial profiling laws.

In 2017, BPD submitted information on 754 motor vehicle stops to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement for the study.…

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Car rams home

March 17, 2018

Brownfield Police are investigating the circumstances of a wreck in the 700 block of Yucca Lane early Friday morning after a vehicle slammed into a home, then fled the scene.

According to information obtained by the Brownfield News, a woman called the police around 12:30 a.m. Friday to report a disturbance.…

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