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New Year’s baby arrives

January 3, 2018

2018 has its New Year’s baby in Brownfield.

Little James Friesen was born on January 1 at 1:47 pm to Henry and Helena Friesen of Seagraves. James weighed in at 7 pounds 3 ounces and was 21 inches long. James was welcomed by nine brothers and sisters. He was delivered by Dr.…

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Drought conditions worsen as new year begins

January 3, 2018

According to the latest Texas Drought Monitor Map, Terry County is totally within the “Moderate Drought” category.

According to the South Plains Underground Water Conservation District records, the last rainfall of any usable amount was in mid-November and it was a spotty rain that only hit a few areas. The 15 day forecast doesn’t offer much hope for precipitation.…

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Campaign stop

January 2, 2018

There was standing room only in the Chamber of Commerce boardroom Friday afternoon as several dozen people from all over West Texas were on hand to meet U.S. Representative and Senatorial candidate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, who stopped in Brownfield in his attempt to unseat Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in November.

O’Rourke, D-El Paso, has pledged to meet constituents in every one of Texas’ 254 counties before the general election.…

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BIDC touts 2017 work

December 27, 2017

The year coming to a close saw the Brownfield Industrial Development Corporation assist more local businesses than out of town companies by a ratio of 3 to 1, according to information provided at the organization’s most recent board meeting.

Nine local companies and three out of town industries earned financial assistance from BIDCorp in 2017.…

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XTO gives to BVFD

December 26, 2017

XTO Energy Inc. contributed $2,500 to the Brownfield Volunteer Fire Department. Curt Strickland XTO Production Foreman and David Strickland XTO Completion Foreman, presented the check to Chief Dennis Rowe. It is expected that the contribution will be used for upgrading equipment used by the department.

“XTO strives to be a good neighbor to the communities where it does business, and this donation is a part of that effort,” said Strickland.…

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City saves $550,000 on bid

December 26, 2017

The Brownfield City Council voted unanimously Thursday morning to accept a bid for construction of a new cell at the city landfill and saved local taxpayers more than half a million dollars in the process.

The current budget includes roughly $1,340,000 for the landfill expansion project, but bids came in well below that figure, according to Holly Holder, engineer with Parkhill, Smith, and Cooper.…

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Races set for County offices

December 13, 2017

Filing for the 2018 Primary and General Election for Terry County races has ended.

Listed below are the candidates that filed, the parties they have filed with and the date and time they filed their Campaign Treasurer Appointments.

Drawings for ballot placement for the contested races will be held at noon Thursday at the Terry County Annex, 507 W.…

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Farm Bureau scholarships available

December 4, 2017

High school and college graduations may be months away, but now is the time to starting thinking about applying for scholoarships, according to Mark Wilkes, Terry County Farm Bureau president.

Terry County students are encouraged to apply for more than $100,000 in Farm Bureau college scholarships offered on the local, district and state levels.…

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Grigsby wants second term

December 4, 2017

I, Karen Grigsby, am announcing my candidacy for re-election as your Terry County Treasurer in the Republican Primary Election on March 6, 2018.

I have been a Terry County employee for the last fifteen years and served as your Assistant County Treasurer for eight years. The training I received those years has been one of the most valuable assets that I possess.…

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Filing deadline in a week

December 4, 2017

Anyone considering a run for local office has a week left to make it official and get their name on the March Primary ballot.

Close of business on December 11 is the deadline for Terry County residents to file for office.

Local and area offices up for consideration include: U.S. House of Representatives (Dist.…

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