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Election ballots filled

March 6, 2017

The May 6 Election has taken shape and filing has closed for both regular candidates and write-in candidates.

There was one new write-in candidate who filed for the Meadow City Council prior to the deadline, Mariana Moya has added her name to the list, making six candidates for three positions on the ballot.…

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Woman arrested for drugs

March 6, 2017

Brownfield Police arrested a local woman last week on multiple drug-related charges following a traffic stop.

Tina Marie Guerrero, 35, of 1015 North 2nd, was taken into custody in the 1100 block of South 5th after being pulled over for running a stop sign.

She was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture or deliver methamphetamine, more than a gram, but less than four grams; possession of less than a gram of cocaine, and possession of less than two ounces of marijuana.…

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Warm plus frost equals disaster

March 6, 2017

This time of year is usually quite unpredictable, weather wise. It can be sunny and 85 degrees one day and blowing, cloudy and 30 degrees the next day.

We complain about it and blame the ever changing weather for all of our ailments. But there is a segment of our local ag industry that watches the weather this time of year with a wary eye.…

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Duck Pond work begins

March 1, 2017

City workers were busy Monday leveling the caliche pad for improvements at the Duck Pond, to include restroom facilities, a playground, RV parking, and other amenities. The project will be completed mostly by City staff, saving money while upgrading one of the communities favorite local stops. Work is expected to continue thorugh the Summer months.…

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Busy month gets BRMC back in the BLACK

March 1, 2017

The Brownfield Regional Medical Center board of trustees got some welcomed good news Monday night during a financial report.

Strong tax receipts and a busy flu season have helped the local hospital to one of its best fiscal months in several years.

Chief Financial Officer Paul Gafford told the board that the hospital district collected $885,000 in taxes in the month of January as local property owners pay their bills.…

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TxDOT grants $90K for runway lights

February 27, 2017

The Texas Transportation Commission this week approved approximately $90,000, during its February meeting, for improvements to the Terry County Airport.

The funds will be used for planned airport enhancements that include the engineering and designs for lighting improvements at the facility.

Airport board member Buzz Timmons told the Brownfield News Friday that new runway lights will enhance the already sterling facility.…

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High winds down power lines causing fire Thursday

February 27, 2017

Thursday’s extreme winds caused some minor damage around the city, including downed power lines and a small fire, resulting in a power outage for some residents.

Electrical Superintendent Jeff Davis told the Brownfield News Friday that the gusty winds — recorded as high as 60 mph locally — tipped a tree over behind a residence at Buckley and Cub.…

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Sales tax rebate dips slightly

February 27, 2017

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced last week that he sent cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $858.6 million in local sales tax allocations for February, 1 percent less than in February 2016.

Locally, the City of Brownfield received $133,899.04, about 3.5 percent less than the $138,813.50 earned in the same month last year.…

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From seed to harvest: A “Cotton Year”

February 27, 2017

When cotton first came to Terry County, over 100 years ago, it was a highly labor intensive crop planted with teams of horses or mules and harvested with true man-power. Yields back then were nowhere near where they are today.

Crops were lost to drought or wind or hail and even to pests.…

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Bruns wins college track championship

February 27, 2017

Brownfield High School 2013 graduate Dallas Bruns was at the top of her class academically when she graduated. She is still at the top of her class today. Athletically. Dallas went on to Southwest Christian University on a volleyball scholarship upon graduation. While there, she has found the opportunity to continue her track career as well.…

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