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Solar industry awaits tariff decision

November 13, 2017

Solar-energy proponents are warning jobs will be lost and the industry will see a major setback if President Donald Trump imposes an import fee on solar panels.

The U.S. International Trade Commission is scheduled to send its recommendation to the President on Monday for a 35-percent tax on solar panels imported from other countries.…

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Time change Sunday

November 2, 2017

If you feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the week to get everything done, you’ll be happy to know you get one more next week.

Daylight Saving Time, in effect since March, will come to an end at 2 a.m. Sunday, when Americans “fall back” and set their clocks back one hour for the return of Standard Time on the first Sunday of November.…

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Chevron sale includes local oilfield acres

September 18, 2017

HOUSTON — Chevron U.S.A. Inc. has sold 66,500 net acres in West Texas to Sabinal Energy LLC and Kayne Private Energy Income Fund LP., according to a Wednesday report from Natural Gas Intelligence’s Shale Daily website.

The property, now producing 7,500 barrels per day, is in Hockley, Terry and Gaines counties in the Permian Basin, within the Central Basin Platform and Northern Shelf.…

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Drilling permits continue to climb

September 13, 2017

AUSTIN –– The Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) issued a total of 1,125 original drilling permits in August 2017 compared to 660 in August 2016.

The August total included 987 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, 14 to re-enter plugged well bores and 124 for re-completions of existing well bores.…

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Gas prices still rising across Tx

September 6, 2017

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have risen 29.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.49/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.

Pumps in Brownfield varied over the weekend from $2.29 to $2.49.

This compares with the national average that has increased 23.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.64/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.…

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Burrows discusses session

August 23, 2017

State Representative Dustin Burrows, R-Lubbock, said the recently completed 85th Legislature and the special session that followed were successes.

“Was there more I wish we could have done? Absolutely,” the second term republican told the Brownfield News Monday afternoon. “Did we get some good things done for public education and for our district?…

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New State Laws take effect soon

August 21, 2017

On September 1, Texas will see a number of new laws go into effect.

The laws ranging from texting-while-driving to the open-carry of swords/machetes.

Some of the new laws in Texas include:

• Texting-while-driving ban.

Texas becomes the 47th state in the United States to institute a ban on texting while driving.…

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Tax free holiday is here

August 9, 2017

This weekend is the event many Texans look forward to with hopes of saving money while crossing items off their back-to-school shopping lists.

For three days beginning Friday, Texans can  shop for clothing and back-to-school supplies without having to worry about additional sales taxes, according to a release from the Texas Comptroller’s Office.…

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Burrows looking toward special session

June 19, 2017

State Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock) will focus on school funding when he returns to Austin for the forthcoming special session called by Gov. Greg Abbot.

Burrows was in Brownfield Wednesday to address constituents prior to the 30-day special session set to begin July 18 and said he would like to reinstate ASTAR funding or eliminate the small school adjustment.…

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Gas prices fall around the state

June 14, 2017

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 2.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.15/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.

This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.33/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.…

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