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Wagner announces bid for 3rd Judge term

November 9, 2017

I, Butch Wagner, am announcing my intention to run for re-election for the position of Terry County Judge.

Being your County Judge is such an honor and privilege, and I would sincerely appreciate both your support and votes next year during the election.

This is a challenging career, but working for you alongside other local officials brings me such joy.…

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Alcohol in City parks? Council mulls issue, discusses social media policy

November 9, 2017

Rehashing a much-discussed and oft-debated topic, the city council last week pondered the issue of allowing alcoholic beverages in city parks and facilities.

Opinions on the matter varied among the council and city employees.

Councilman Leon Pope said he thinks about children when he hears the word “park” and he is hesitant to introduce alcohol into that environment.…

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Voters ignoring amendment ballot

November 6, 2017

Local polls will open Tuesday for the 2017 Constitutional Amendment Election, but if early voting is indicative of local voters’ interest, turnout is likely to be scant.

Texans will be voting on seven amendments to the state’s Constitution with no other elections or measures on the ballot locally.

At the close of early voting on Friday, only 109 Terry County residents had made the effort to cast a ballot in the seemingly blase’ election cycle.…

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Baby it’s cold outside, but was it cold enough?

November 2, 2017

A cold front moved through the area late Thursday night and early Friday morning bringing with it freezing temperatures. The average freeze date for our area is around the end of October or first of November, so we are pretty much right on target.

Now, whether or not producers were ready for it, really depends on who you talk to.…

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Early poll traffic is still slow

November 2, 2017

Interest in the Constitutional Amendment election currently underway isn’t overwhelming local poll workers.
Elections Administrator Krystal Valentine reported that only 67 Terry County residents had cast ballots by press time Tuesday.

Early voting continues through Friday, with the election set for Tuesday, Nov. 7. Polling is open during regular office hours at the Terry County Annex, 507 W.…

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Sunday wreck claims one

November 2, 2017

A Brownfield woman was killed and three children were injured after their minivan reportedly crashed into a semi-truck on Sunday afternoon in northern Terry County.

Martha Loue Depoyster, 52, was pronounced dead at South Plains Forensic Pathology by Justice of the Peace Angie Garza, according to Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt.…

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Deer season expected to provide good opportunities for hunters

October 30, 2017

By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension

The general hunting season for white-tailed deer opens Nov. 4, and Texas hunters should expect good opportunities in the field, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist.

Dr. John Tomecek, AgriLife Extension assistant professor and wildlife specialist, San Angelo, said good weather conditions have provided good forage and cover for deer.…

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Late hail damages some cotton

October 25, 2017

By the time a cotton farmer gets to this time of the year, the math projects have begun. You look out over your cotton field that has turned so white and you begin to guess bales to the acre and price per pound and start the pencil and paper process of seeing if it is all going to pay out the way you need it to.…

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Wet Summer aids Meredith levels

October 25, 2017

After years of bad news regarding Lake Meredith, the largest body of water in the Texas Panhandle and the source of Brownfield’s drinking water, its tide is turning for the better.

Managers of the lake and the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority report that the lake has gained more than a third of its volume in recent months.…

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BISD board adopts facility naming policy

October 23, 2017

The Brownfield ISD Board of Trustees met in regular session and adopted an important piece of school policy.

From now on, if someone has a request to name a building or facility at BISD in honor of someone, there is a specific policy to which the board can refer to assist in making a decision.…

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