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Local jobs numbers trail state averages

March 14, 2018

Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.0 percent in January and remains below the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.1 percent.

Terry County lagged behind the state and national averages with an unemployment rate of 5.1 percent in January, up from 4.3 percent in December.

In the first month of 2018, Terry County had a labor force of 5,024 working-age adults, of whom 4,770 were gainfully employed.…

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Red Skirts Style Show Scheduled

March 14, 2018

One of the most anticipated events of the year is coming. The Red Skirts Style Show will be held on Monday, March 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Activities Building of the First Baptist Church at 219 West Main. Tickets are $10 and will be available on Friday from any Red Skirts member, participating business or at the Chamber of Commerce.…

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Main St. will close for brick removal at intersection

March 13, 2018

TxDot and the City of Brownfield will be removing street brick pavers at 4th and Main Street, beginning Monday. If everything goes as planned, repairs should be finished within a week, according to Willie Herrera, director of Public Works for the City of Brownfield.

“This repair project will require the removal of some of the street brick pavers,” he said.…

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Next step uncertain in Pct 4 election process

March 13, 2018

Terry County Elections Administrator Krystal Valentin is moving forward with preparations for a runoff election, as per instruction from the Secretary of State’s office — until further notice.

Many details and possible outcomes remain unknown following Tuesday night’s unusual Primary Election mishap in the race for the Precinct 4 County Commissioners’ seat.…

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Local site included in Yesway, Rip Griffin deal

March 5, 2018

Yesway, the fast growing and innovative convenience store chain, announced Wednesday the further expansion of the company with the acquisition of five Rip Griffin Travel Center convenience stores, including a Brownfield location.

The Brownfield site is described in a news release about the transition as located at 202 Tahoka Road, which is the location of Subway restaurant in Brownfield.…

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Ballfield planning begins

March 5, 2018

The Brownfield City Council took another step toward the $3 million renovation of the city’s youth baseball and softball fields on Thursday.

The Council voted unanimously to contract with Lubbock engineering firm Parkhill, Smith and Cooper for design of the six-field complex.

The city has indicated it intends to build the new facility on the current site of the decades old fields, south of Coleman Park, adjacent to the former National Guard Armory.…

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ACES: Spring forward for fun

March 5, 2018

ACES is springing forward with the rest of us in March with some great programs that are all so different from each other, you are bound to be interested in at least one. But go ahead and go to all of them and learn something about other areas of interest too!…

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Flu: absences adding up

February 26, 2018

The flu virus is still present in Terry County in a big way. And it is affecting more than just our health.

As attendance goes down in our school districts, so does money received from the state. BISD started the year with an average daily attendance of 95.66%.

So far, in the fourth Six Weeks, attendance is down to 91.25% mostly due to the flu bug.…

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BRMC earns clean audit

February 26, 2018

Brownfield Regional Medical Center directors listened to line after line, page after page of information Monday night before getting the affirmation they sought — the hospital earned a clean audit in a lengthy review of the medical institution’s financial information.

Key indicators in the report show:

• The medical center’s net position increased $439,000 from 2016 to 2017.…

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Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet deemed a success

February 19, 2018

Almost 200 Brownfield residents made their way to the Terry County Senior Center Thursday night to attend the 72nd annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet.

The crowd of familiar and friendly faces were entertained by the ventriloquy talents of Harvest Festival Queen Mikaela Oliver and then learned about the 24-hour duties of Game Wardens from guest speaker Aaron Sims.…

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