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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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Noon Lions celebrate new charter

November 14, 2016

The Brownfield Noon Lions Club celebrated its new charter with a dinner at The Triple D restaurant Thursday night with Lions from around the area on hand to congratulate the new club. The charter members present for induction were: Tony Isaacs, Ray Vasquez, Aaron Waldrip, Nori Banda, Tanya Monroe, Kelly Burnett, Jennifer Edwards, Chris Edwards, Amy Paiva, Amy Estrada, Carol Kimbler, Jerry Estrada, Brian Brisendine, Tony Serbantez, and Susan Brisendine.…

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Faught competes at Regional

November 9, 2016

Wellman-Union Junior Conner Faught recently competed in debate against 17 other students and placed First at the UIL  Student Congress Regional Competition. He has now advanced to state for the second year in a row. State competition will be in January.

Conner debated legislation over current issues in America such as gun control, health care and road infrastructure.…

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Yates presented Vet quilt

November 7, 2016

Local veteran Jack Yates, right, was presented a quilt by the Terry County Cotton Quilters Guild Wednesday night in honor of his service in the United States Military. Guild member Gerry Morgan, left, presented the quilt with help from Don McWhorter.…

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Hamilton warns local retirees of TRS pitfall

October 26, 2016

TRS or SS, but not both

Retired BISD teacher and librarian Betty Hamilton recently addressed the BISD Board of Trustees regarding an issue that is facing her and could one day be facing many in education.

Betty’s husband, Tommy died in July of this year. Mr. Hamilton had owned his own business and had paid into the Social Security system all his adult life.…

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Girls & autism: It can be subtle, or absent for some at risk

October 25, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) — Think autism and an image of an awkward boy typically emerges. The developmental disorder is at least four times more common in boys, but scientists taking a closer look are finding some gender-based surprises: Many girls with autism have social skills that can mask the condition. And some girls are born without autism despite the same genetic mutations seen in boys with the condition.…

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Meadow native Chance Brooks wins NARRU Distinguished Educator Award

October 24, 2016

A strong commitment to teaching has garnered Chance Brooks, a professor and associate chair of Texas Tech’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences, the 2016 Non-Land-Grant Agricultural and Renewable Resources Universities’ (NARRU) Distinguished Educator Award, university officials announced today (Oct. 18).

“It’s an honor to be chosen,” said Brooks, who holds two degrees from Texas Tech.…

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