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Gas prices continue climb across Texas

May 25, 2018

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have risen 5.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.70/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.

Brownfield’s pumps ranged between $2.69/g and $2.75/g this week.

This compares with the national average that has increased 4.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.92/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.…

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Elizardo captures Precinct 4 runoff win

May 25, 2018

Ernesto Elizardo won Tuesday’s primary election runoff for the Republican nomination for the Precinct 4 Commissioners’ post on the November General Election ballot.

Elizardo earned 111 votes, compared to challenger Aaron Thompson’s 65 votes in the runoff, that dwindled from four candidates in the March race.

According to election results obtained by the Brownfield News immediately following Tuesday night’s count, Elizardo earned 58 early votes and 53 more on Tuesday for his total of 111 ballots.…

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Local grads set to walk

May 25, 2018

Graduation is just around the corner for Terry County’s seniors. All three county schools will be honoring their graduating Class of 2018 on Friday night.

Brownfield ISD Graduation will be held at Cub Stadium on Friday beginning at 8 p.m. The Invocation will be given by Senior Class President Maria Chacon.…

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1 injured, 1 killed in wreck

May 21, 2018

YOAKUM COUNTY — A 39-year-old Seminole man was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle accident rural, eastern Yoakum County, according to Texas Dept. of Public Safety officials on Tuesday afternoon.

At approximately 8:40 a.m. Tuesday morning, Texas DPS officials were dispatched to the incident on U.S. 380, roughly one mile west of Farm-to-Market Rd.…

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Chamber asks council not to cut VIC funds

May 14, 2018

The first City Council meeting with a new Mayor and one new member quickly grew contentious Thursday morning over the familiar topic of Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) funds and the city’s strained relationship with the Brownfield Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber director Lorena Valencia requested inclusion on the meeting’s agenda to discuss concerns the local business organization has with the City’s plans to reallocate HOT funds for construction of youth ballfields.…

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Environmental groups ask Feds to protect lizard in gas/oil patch

May 9, 2018

Over the objections of the oil and gas industry, two environmental groups are asking the federal government to protect a tiny West Texas reptile amid the failure of a state-crafted plan to conserve it.

The Center for Biological Diversity and Defenders of Wildlife petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday to list the dunes sagebrush lizard as threatened or endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act.…

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Trustees approve Toliver contract

May 7, 2018

There was an excitement in the room during the early Friday morning meeting of the BISD Board of Trustees, as Superintendent Chris Smith presented his recommendation to the board to hire Duane Toliver as the new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach.

Smith stated, “After so many applicants and going through the process, I could not be more proud or more happy to recommend Duane Toliver as our new AD.…

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STAAR results good for BISD

May 2, 2018

Campus and District administrators were praising Brownfield students and teachers this week after reviewing the first round of STAAR test results.

Students across the state recently completed the first round of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness exams.

Oak Grove Elementary and Brownfield Middle School both saw gains in passing rates in key areas, according to figures obtained by the Brownfield News.…

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Slow start in municipal elections

May 1, 2018

Early voting in the May 5 municipal elections has drawn only 154 Brownfield residents in the first week since polls opened as local candidates vie for spots on city councils and school boards.

The election will be held May 5 with polling places in all three Terry County communities.

Meadow and Wellman voters will cast ballots at their respective community centers, while Brownfield residents will vote at the Terry County Anex, 507 W.…

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Early voting begins Monday

April 23, 2018

Early voting in the May 5 municipal elections begins Monday as local candidates vie for spots on city councils and school boards.

The election will be held May 5 with polling places in all three Terry County communities.

Meadow and Wellman voters will cast ballots at their respective community centers, while Brownfield residents will vote at the Terry County Anex, 507 W.…

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