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Full calendar at ACES

May 1, 2017

ACES (Arnold Community Educational Services) has a host of month of May activities planned. You won’t want to miss out on a one.

The month starts off on May 2 with Shelley Williams presenting a program on “Home Gardening.” Shelley is locally famous for her gardens and she is excited to share her knowledge with you.…

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Busy month ahead at local schools

May 1, 2017

The school year is winding down, or should we say winding up?

It seems that once we reach mid-April through the end of the year, life goes fast and furiously.

Brownfield ISD, like Meadow ISD and Wellman-Union ISD has a host of activities that culminate with graduation for the 2017 Seniors.…

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Permian Basin on the rise

May 1, 2017

Crude oil production in the Permian Basin is expected to increase to an estimated 2.4 million barrels per day (b/d) in May, based on estimates from the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Drilling Productivity Report, released this past Wednesday.

Between January 2016 and March 2017, oil production in the Permian Basin increased in all but three months, even as domestic crude oil prices fell.…

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Sales tax rebates arrive

April 26, 2017

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $620.2 million in local sales tax allocations for April, 4.9 percent more than in April 2016.

Locally, the City of Brownfield received a rebate totaling $101,193.99 for the month, an increase of 9.61 percent over last year’s check for    $92,317.29.…

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BISD rights agenda error

April 26, 2017

The Brownfield ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously again Monday to hire Jeff Smith as the district’s new Head Football Coach and Athletic Director.

This was the second such vote by the school board, however this one was properly included in the meeting’s posted agenda, thereby ratifying the earlier vote to make Coach Smith a Cub.…

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Hospital okays HVAC work

April 26, 2017

The Brownfield Regional Medical Center board of directors voted in a short meeting Monday to hire an engineer to plan an upgrade to the hospital’s aging heat and air system.

A competitive bid of $42,000 was approved for mechanical engineer Nathan Agnew to design a replacement of the building’s hot and cold water lines that maintain the facility’s temperature.…

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50th Spring Art Show planned

April 24, 2017

The 50th Spring Art Show sponsored by the Brownfield Art Association will be held Thursday, April 27 through Saturday, April 29 in the Terry County Senior Citizen Center. Hours are : Thursday – 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Friday – 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Saturday – 10:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.…

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School Board Candidate Questionaire

April 24, 2017

1. Please tell us briefly about yourself and why you are interested in a position on the Brownfield ISD Board of Trustees…

Jimmy Hammons, incumbent candidate for At Large position
    

I am married and have two children and four grandchildren.  I am an attorney and began practicing in Brownfield, Texas in 1982.  I have been president of the United Fund of Terry County for a number of years since its inception.  I am a past president of the Brownfield Chamber of Commerce, Brownfield Optimist Club, Brownfield Little League, Brownfield Babe Ruth League, and Brownfield Girl’s Softball Association.  I am a past chairman and organizer of the Brownfield Industrial Development Corporation.  For 15 years, I was the youth director at First United Methodist Church in Brownfield, Texas.  I went into the practice of law to help people and make a difference.  I strongly believe it is our responsibility to serve others.  Whether it has been through meeting the spiritual needs of teens or developing economic opportunities in Brownfield, or even giving tennis lessons to young people hungry to learn, I have spent my life trying to make Brownfield a better place to live.  My position on the Brownfield ISD Board of Trustees is another step in that progress.…

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Stay on top when it comes to roofing

April 19, 2017

With the coming of Spring and the recent hail storm, another storm has hit town. A storm in the form of roofers.

On Monday morning, following the Sunday night storm, roofing contractors were out in force. Pickups could be seen driving down every street.

This was quite a storm. But, how do you know who to trust when they come knocking on your door?…

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Storms pound area

April 19, 2017


When it rains, it pours. It surely did Sunday night, anyway. The rains came in around 7:00 p.m. and stayed until nearly 10:00 p.m. The rains were great.

And certainly always needed. The hail on the other hand is a whole other story.

Cars raced all over town to find cover from the storm under carports, gas pump awnings and drive in windows at the banks.…

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