W-U Students to compete at State UIL

April 12, 2017

Wellman-Union High School students Hunter Neill, left, and Esau Macias recently competed in the UIL Region 1 Academic Meet.  Hunter placed 3rd in UIL Headline Writing and Esau Macias placed 1st in Physics. Both boys have now qualified for state competition to be held in Austin on April 21 and 22 at the University of Texas.…

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There’s an app for that

April 3, 2017

It’s an old joke that if you don’t like the weather in Texas, just wait a few minutes and it’ll change. Of course, if you want accurate weather information, the technology at your fingertips has to change that quickly as well.

Texas Tech University’s West Texas Mesonet launched its new app on Thursday,March 23, available to download for free in the App Store.…

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Former resident honored

March 29, 2017

Former Brownfield resident and leading citizen Paul Farrar was honored recently in his home town of Corinth, Texas.

Paul was greeted by family friends and the State Representative from District 64, where he resides, Dr. Lynn Stucky.

Mayor of Brownfield, Tom Hesse, also sent a letter of commendation for the civic work done by Paul for Brownfield.…

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Former resident reports son killed in New Jersey

February 13, 2017

A man with ties to Brownfield was murdered in New Jersey last week and authorities are still looking for the person responsible.

Isaac D. Brown, 40, was shot to death in an illegal bar last Thursday in Newark, New Jersey, but details of the incident remain unclear.

Brown is the son of Isaac Brown, Sr., a 1964 graduate of Brownfield High School, who went on to become a sports and television personality in the northeast.…

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Dream of flying becomes a reality

February 8, 2017

When our kids are young, we tell them to fly high and pursue their dreams. For one Brownfield High School graduate, flying high was his dream.

Sean Vaughan, who graduated from BHS in 1998, always wanted to fly. “I knew early on that I wanted to fly, but I didn’t know how to make that a reality,” stated Sean.…

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Super Bowl = Chicken Wings

February 1, 2017

Americans’ consumption of the unofficial staple of Super Bowl Sunday – the chicken wing – is projected to hit 1.33 billion wings, according to a National Chicken Council (NCC) annual report.

NCC’s 2017 Wing Report, released today, estimates that Americans will eat 1.33 billion wings during Super Bowl LI weekend, as the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots battle for the Lombardi Trophy.  That figure is up 2 percent, or 30 million wings, from 2016’s report  – and up 6.5 percent, or 80 million wings, from 2015’s report – revealing a steadily growing love for America’s favorite Super Bowl menu item.…

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West Retirement

January 23, 2017

Mike Richardson, Branch President of Lone Star State Bank presents a retirement bonus to retiring Vice-President Tresa West at the retirement reception given in her honor on Friday, January 20.…

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Letter to the Editor

January 23, 2017


The Terry County Child Welfare Board would like to extend our sincere thanks to this community for the way everyone stepped up during the terrible tragedy involving the loss of both a mother and a father from a home, leaving nine children behind.

It has been said that it takes a village to raise a child.…

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ASU releases Dean’s List for 2016 fall semester

January 17, 2017

Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, has announced students achieving the Dean’s List designation for the 2016 fall semester.

To be eligible for the ASU Dean’s List, full-time students must maintain a 3.25 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Madison Brooke Ellis, a 2013 graduate of Brownfield High School was named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester with a 4.0 GPA.…

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Make the words go away!

January 3, 2017

As we approach the end of the year, we come across all types of lists for the year. The top ten baby names. The top ten movies. The top ten sporting events. The top ten political events. The list goes on.

Many news organizations and many slightly less newsy and more along the line of “made up” news organizations often come up with the top words or phrases for the year that people really hope will just go away.…

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