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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High school graduation rate hits record high of 83.2 percent

October 20, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s high school graduation rate has reached a record 83.2 percent, continuing a steady increase that shows improvement across all racial and ethnic groups, according to federal data released Monday.

President Barack Obama welcomed the higher rate as good news, but the gains come against a backdrop of decreasing scores on national math and reading tests.…

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Proposal is bulletproof

October 17, 2016

Lt. Gov. Patrick wants Texas to buy rifle-resistant vests for its officers

AUSTIN (AP) —  Continuing his efforts to champion law enforcement since five Dallas officers were shot to death in July, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced Wednesday that he will press legislators to provide all 59,000 patrol officers in Texas with bulletproof vests capable of stopping high-caliber rounds.…

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Valdonado wins Cook off

October 12, 2016

Brownfield resident and police officer Matt Valdonado recently took Grand Champion honors at the 2016 Holly’s Hope Bbq and Chili Cook off at Buffalo Springs Lake. Big Matt and Sueña Bbq from Brownfield earned the win with a 3rd place in Chili, 1st in Chicken, 1st in Ribs, and 6th in Brisket.…

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Perez turns 101

October 5, 2016

An era came to an end recently when Luisa Perez packed up her scissors and combs and called it finished. Her story began at the Beauty Aid Salon.

The Beauty Aid was the biggest salon in Brownfield, according to Luisa, a 56 year veteran of the beauty industry. When she met Frances Gilham who would play a key role in her future, Luisa stated, mothers and teens got their hair done regularly.…

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