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Deadline to register to vote is Thursday

April 5, 2017

Election Day for local races is only a month away. Already, candidate signs are popping up in yards. Expect to see full scale newspaper ads appearing by the weekend issue of the Brownfield News.

The last day to register to be able to vote in this election is now. Thursday, April 6 is the final day potential voters can register to be eligible to vote.…

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Texas Wine Journal Awards

April 5, 2017


Texas Wine Journal has released their lists of the top wines in Texas and once again, the High Plains and Terry County are well represented.

The Top 10 Tempranillo 2016 inlcuded:

Lost Draw Cellars – Reserve Tempranillo, 2014 (91 points)
Duchman Family Winery – Bayer Family Vineyards – 2012
Lost Oak Winery – Bingham Family Vineyards – 2014

The Top 10 Viognier 2016

Lost Draw Cellars – 2015 (87 points)
Flat Creek Estate – Diamonte Doble Vineyard – 2015 (86 points)

The Top 10 Roussanne 2016

Lost Draw Cellars – 2014 (88 points)
Arche´ Vineyard and Winery – Oswald Vineyard – Reserve Roussanne, 2016
Arache´ Vineyard and Winery – Oswald Vineyard – 2014
Bingham Family Vineyards – Estate Roussanne, 2014
Arche´ Vineyard and Winery – Oswald Vineyard, 2012
Lost Oak Winery – Farmhouse Vineyards, 2015

Top 10 White Blends

Lost Draw Cellars – Gemutlichkeit, 2015
Lost Draw Cellars – Arroyo Blanco, 2015 (89 points)

Top 10 Dry Rose´

Lost Draw Cellars – Arroyo Rose´, 2015

Top 10 Other Red Varietals 2016

McPherson Cellars – Lost Draw Vineyards – Mourvedre, 2014

This is the list we obtained from Texas Wine Journal.…

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City employees honored

April 5, 2017

They work long hours at all times, day or night, often in weather that is less than desirable.

Throw in the dangers of working with electricity and it makes Brownfield’s electric department’s 28-year streak without a lost-time accident all the more impressive.

The record is among the best in Texas and Jeff Davis, the department’s supervisor said his crew is the best anywhere.…

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Weather watching in the vineyard

April 5, 2017


The average date of the last frost in Terry County is right around the first of April. But this is West Texas. So, anything can happen.

As far as most crops grown in this area are concerned, a frost right now doesn’t mean much. Maybe a delay in soil temperature reaching the optimum planting number, but no real damage is done crop wise, because nothing is in the ground at this point except some winter wheat.…

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W-U brings home honors

April 3, 2017


FBLA State Leadership was held March 23-25 in San Antonio. Wellman-Union had 11 competitors. Blake Crowley placed 3rd in FBLA Principles and Procedures, qualifying for the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California which will be held June 28-July 2nd.

Other finalists were Jessica Casanova, Luis Escobedo and Grace Franke in Website Design; Conner Faught and David Rempel in Sports and Entertainment Management; Esau Macias and Michael Montoya in hospitality Management.…

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Church of God youth headed to Nationals

April 3, 2017

Consumed Youth Ministries of The Crossing Church of God will be heading to Cleveland, Tennessee for the Church of God International Teen Talent competition after winning on the state level in Weatherford, Texas.

This competition is conducted every other year and each church competes against all churches regardless of size, within the Church of God denomination.…

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Park named for Cargill

April 3, 2017

About three dozen people were on hand Thursday for a brief unveiling ceremony to officially dedicate the Jack Cargill Industrial Complex.

The 55-acre industrial park on the Levelland Highway was named in honor of the former civic leader and director of the Brownfield Industrial Development Corp.

Cargill was director of BIDCorp for 17 years, before retiring in 2011.…

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New boss, dealership at Stanley

April 3, 2017

There’s a new manager on the ground and new construction in the works at Brownfield’s only new car dealership, Stanley Ford.

Tony Baker, a 30-year veteran of the car sales business moved to Brownfield recently and already is fond of the community.

The local Ford/Lincoln dealership will soon be a family operation as Baker is bringing his wife and two grown children with him to run the business.…

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ACES plans a great April

April 3, 2017

April showers bring May flowers is the old saying, but at ACES in April watermelons are the topic of the day.

On Tuesday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m., local watermelon expert Randy Simpson will be sharing some of his expertise with the group as well as telling a little bit about what all he does and the other crops he grows.…

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Legislators discuss possible ISF future

March 29, 2017

The Texas Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved a two-year state budget plan that could preclude the closure of one of Brownfield’s prison facilities.

The Senate’s $218 billion document now goes to budget writers in the House for debate.

It was announced earlier this month that the City-owned West Texas Intermediate Sanction Facility is one of four TDCJ units targeted to be closed or mothballed as legislators look for areas to slash expenses in a tight budget.…

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