Smith takes the reins at BISD

April 18, 2018

There was an excitement in the air at the regular meeting of the Brownfield ISD School Board on Monday night. There was much routine business before the board called for a short executive session, which the lone finalist for the job of Superintendent was asked to attend.

When the board reconvened a short while later, no time was wasted before Board Member Yvonne Rocha made the motion that BISD hire Chris Smith, current Assistant Superintendent at Slaton ISD, as the new BISD Superintendent with a three year contract.…

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Tuesday is tax filing deadline

April 16, 2018

Procrastinators have two more days than usual to file their taxes this year, on April 17.

Federal Tax Day is normally on April 15, which this year falls on a Sunday.

Monday, April 16, is Emancipation Day in Washington D.C., home of the federal government.

The holiday celebrates the Compensated Emancipation Act, which freed thousands of slaves in the District of Columbia when Abraham Lincoln signed it on April 16, 1862.…

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Grapes appear unhurt by cold

April 11, 2018

By Gina Caswell Kelly

A war was being waged while most of the county slept on Friday night, April 6. The weapons weren’t bullets and the enemy couldn’t even really be seen, but it appears the battle may have been won for the most part.

This war was being fought by our grape growers in the county and the enemy was the freeze and the damage it could do to the budding grape vines.…

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Young Farmers name scholarship winners

April 11, 2018

At the April Board Meeting, The West Texas Young Farmers Association voted to award three recipients a $5,000.00 scholarship in memory of Mike D. Kelly.

Mike D. Kelly was a longtime farmer in Terry County and was instrumental in getting the Young Farmers organization started again in Terry County back in the ‘70s.…

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Local man murdered: Shot by roommates in Levelland

April 11, 2018

By Kati Moody

Levelland &
Hockley County News-Press

A shooting that occurred Sunday in the 100 block of Hickory Street in Levelland has left one person dead and two behind bars.

Police responded to the scene at approximately 7:30 p.m. Sunday. They found Matthew Ryan Sanchez, 27, of Brownfield lying in the street with gunshot wounds, according to reports.…

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Tennis team wins District again

April 9, 2018

One of the winningest sports programs in Brownfield High School’s long history added yet another gold ball to its impressive trophy case this week.

The Brownfield Cubs tennis team captured its sixth consecutive district championship on Thursday, capped by a nail-biting doubles win over Levelland to claim the title.

Head Coach Rich Hammons told the Brownfield News that Thursday’s District 2-4A tournament, held in Seminole, was “the most exciting that I have been a part of.”

“We were right down to the wire with a pair of sophomore girls on the court and the District title on the line,” he said.…

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STAAR testing to begin

April 9, 2018

The Texas STAAR testing, which is always met with much emotion, begins this week.
Tuesday, April 10 –
Grade 4 and 7 Writing
Grade 5 and 8 Mathematics
English I
Wednesday, April 11 –
Grades 5 and 8 Reading
Thursday, April 12 –
English II
Friday, April 13 –
Make-up sessions for all tests
More testing dates are scheduled for May.…

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Municipal election in one month

April 4, 2018

The next installment in this busy election season is set for a month from now, when residents of Brownfield, Meadow, and Wellman will go to the polls for school and municipal races.

The election will be held May 5 with polling places in all three Terry County communities.

Meadow and Wellman voters will cast ballots at their respective community centers, while Brownfield residents will vote at the Terry County Anex, 507 W.…

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Hundreds gather for prayers

April 4, 2018

The Prayer Gatherings held across our area on Tuesday morning, April 2 brought out over 400 people.

Terry County had around 130 total at the three locations. All coming together for one reason – to ask God’s blessings.

Gatherings were held at the Amphitheater in the park, Meadow Farmers Co-op Gin and Southwest Cotton Growers Co-op Gin in Wellman.…

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Dollar Tree plans store

April 4, 2018

Local shoppers could soon have a new bargain retailer to choose from after the Brownfield Industrial Development Corp. approved a utilities incentive last week to help attract the national chain.

Developers expect to locate a Dollar Tree store on a long-vacant lot on South 1st Street.

BIDC board members unanimously approved a $100,000 grant to assist the project, however the incentive must be okayed by the City Council.…

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