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Farm Tour: set for September 21

August 2, 2017

On September 21 the community will come together to recognize an Outstanding Farm Family, an Outstanding Young Farmer and a person or business that has been an Outstanding Friend of Conservation for 2017.

The 62nd Annual Terry County Farm Tour will start at the American Legion Building with the doors opening at 8:15 a.m.…

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Tickets still available for Vineyard Festival

August 2, 2017

Sales have spiked for tickets to the fifth annual Terry County Grape Capital of Texas Vineyard Festival slated for Friday and Saturday, but Chamber officials say some are still available.

The event will kick off on Friday at 7 p.m. at the annual Food and Wine Event.

This year, the evening will be hosted by a new venue in town – The 380 Vineyard Event Center at 2149 Tahoka Road, just east of Brownfield, square in the middle of Reddy Vineyard’s 300 acres of beautiful thick vines, heavy with grapes of all varietals.…

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Eclipse to cover sun soon

August 2, 2017

In less than three weeks, the sun will disappear — for a short time — across America.

For a brief moment, day will turn to night as the eclipsed sun crosses the continental United States.

Animals big and small will go into their nighttime routines. Stars and planets will be visible, and streetlights will turn on in the middle of the day.…

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Contractor selected for pocket park

August 2, 2017

Five bids were opened and one selected Tuesday to move forward with a project to revamp a long vacant lot on one of the city’s most heavily trafficked thoroughfares.

The Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone board — a temporary taxing entity with the sole purpose of improving the courthouse square — selected Renfro Construction of Lubbock to complete the long-awaited project to dress up the northwest corner of 6th and Main streets.…

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Timely rains ease cotton stress

August 2, 2017

The heavy clouds unloaded on Terry County over the weekend and on Monday night to drench the county in a fairly timely rainfall.

Cotton is growing tall and in danger of starting to pitch off blooms in the dry heat. This rainfall will go a long way in setting this year’s crop.…

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Arrests made in pool, school cases

July 31, 2017

More than half a dozen juveniles have been taken into custody and police are seeking two adult men in connection with a string of recent vandalism and burglary cases.

The most recent occurred on July 19 when a group of boys broke into the Brownfield Middle School and stole a pair of flat screen TVs, several video game consoles, controllers and games, as well as miscellaneous other items.…

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Summer break drawing to a close

July 31, 2017

School days are just around the corner. Two-a-days will be starting soon for athletics and band. Teacher Staff Development will be hitting high gear and back to school sales are everywhere. Where did the summer go?

For BISD students and teachers, classes actually begin on Monday, August 28. For teachers, Kilgo training begins on August 8 with staff development continuing a few days a week until school starts.…

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Democrats will host Seminole townhall

July 31, 2017

A trio of area Democratic candidates — two who have announced their intentions to seek election to Texas’ 19th Congressional District and one to Texas Dist. 83’s State House seat — are anticipated to meet and speak with area Democrats in a Tuesday evening forum at Seminole’s Wingate by Wyndham hotel.…

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Local jobless rate up

July 26, 2017

The Texas economy expanded in June for the 12th consecutive month with the addition of 40,200 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs.

Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent, down from 4.8 percent in May.

Locally, the unemployment rate is above the state average at 6.0 percent.

Terry County recorded a labor force of 5,327 working age adults in the month, of whom 5,008 were gainfully employed.…

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Expert reports on school finances

July 26, 2017

At the last BISD Board of Trustees meeting, Dr. Doug Karr, Contracted Services in School Finance for Region 17 presented a Power Point on BISD School Finance.

The bottom line in Dr. Karr’s presentation is that the school district — like many others in Texas — is facing financial challenges not of its own making.…

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