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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Bill introduced to help retired teachers

December 30, 2016

A few months back, retired BISD teacher and librarian Betty Hamilton addressed the BISD Board of Trustees on an issue that was close to her heart and stood to have an impact on many of our teachers in Terry County.

What Betty quickly found out upon the death of her husband, Tommy was as a retired teacher drawing from the Texas Teacher Retirement System, she would not be able to draw her spouse’s Social Security as a surviving widow.…

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Ray Hughlett celebrates a century of life

December 14, 2016

In Ray Hughlett’s words, “The Lord is just trying to figure out where He is going to put me.” That was the soon to be 100 year-old’s words when asked why he thought he has lived so long.

Mr. Hughlett is bright-eyed and alert, though slowed a bit by the years, but he loves to talk about his life and mostly his music.…

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Phillips set to graduate

December 5, 2016

Jolie D’Nae Phillips will graduate from Texas State University December 17 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Administration with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation. Jolie is a 2012 graduate of Brownfield High School and is the daughter of Gregg and Kristi Phillips and granddaughter of Anita Hancock. She will begin an internship in January at Gruene Senior Living in Gruene, an assisted living village.…

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