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Federal suspect in local jail cell

May 24, 2017

A 32-year-old man is being held in the Terry County Jail after admitting to police investigators that he had sold drugs for one of the biggest drug rings in Lubbock.

Brandon Landon Brown is being charged with felony indictments of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute furanyl fentanyl, illegal receipt of a firearm by a person under indictment an possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.…

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Summer road projects begin

May 24, 2017

City crews began prep work this week on streets around Brownfield, utilizing new equipment added to the Street Department’s inventory in the last year.

Department head Willie Herrera told the Brownfield News on Tuesday that the city workers are removing damaged pavement before the annual seal coat project begins.

“We are cutting out some bad spots and milling, then removing the pavement in those locations,” he said.…

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Trump cuts $47 Billion in Ag Funds

May 24, 2017

The White House budget proposed on Monday shows $46.54 billion in cuts to federal government funding for the agriculture sector over the next 10 years.

President Donald Trump’s biggest cut would come in the form of a $38 billion bite out of farm supports, including new limits on federal subsidies for crop insurance premiums and caps for commodity payments.…

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Hospital introduces sleep study program

May 22, 2017

Brownfield Regional Medical Center has been quietly installing state of the art equipment for their new Sleep Study service that recently began seeing patients.

Two patient rooms in the hospital’s 700-hall have been converted for the new program, which administrators say will be good for BRMC and for the community.

Gone are the mechanical hospital beds and equipment, replaced with regular queen size mattresses, bedside tables, lamps, and soothing sound machines.…

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Local jobless figures decline

May 22, 2017

Terry County’s jobless rate for the month of April 2017 dropped six-tenths of a percentage point, from 6.0-percent reported in March to 5.4-percent reported by the Texas Workforce Commission in their monthly study released publicly on Friday.

According to the TWC, citing Terry County employer reports, the county had 5,573 available members of the local labor force during the month of April 2017.…

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The future is bright….50 years later

May 22, 2017

Graduation for the county’s  high school seniors is now past. What lies ahead is a future filled with choices, hopes and dreams. This year’s seniors listed many opportunities they hope to pursue upon graduation. Some will fulfill those dreams and others will find themselves steered another direction. After all, not many really know as a high school senior what they want as a career.…

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Ag Career Expo 2017 a success

May 15, 2017

One of the best spent days in education happened this week as the Annual Ag Career Expo was held. This is sponsored by the Terry County Ag Business Leaders including representatives from South Plains Underground Water District, Soil and Water Conservation District, Brownfield Farmers Co-op, Bingham Family Vineyard, Westside Dairy, Meadow Co-op Gin, Ag Texas, Birdsong Peanuts, local Ag Teachers and West Texas Young Farmers all worked together to make this day a success.…

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Sales tax rebates continue to climb

May 15, 2017

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $787.8 million in local sales tax allocations for May, 2.6 percent more than in May 2016.

Brownfield’s rebate check was higher this month than it was a year ago, a positive economic indicator.…

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Limon to head Cubs baseball program

May 12, 2017

Brownfield ISD administrators announced Friday that the Brownfield Cubs baseball program will be lead next season by veteran coach Hector Limon, Sr.

Limon coached the Lady Cubs softball team this season, but will return to his roots with the move back to baseball next year.

In the world of high school baseball, few names carry as much weight and earn as much respect as Hector Limon, Sr.…

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House: Fewer STAAR tests coming

May 8, 2017

Texas students would have to take fewer STAAR tests under a measure overwhelmingly passed by the House on Wednesday night.

The move is part of growing efforts aimed at significantly rolling back the state’s reliance on standardized testing.

This week, the chamber also approved changes to accountability measures that limit STAAR tests to no more than 50 percent of grades for schools.…

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