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Cubs ready for Lobos

September 20, 2017

Brownfield High School is midway through its 2017 Homecoming Week with dress up days and activities on campus each day.

The Homecoming Court this year includes (front row, from left) freshman princess Carmen Tarango, sophomore princess Morgan Silva, junior princess Emma Powell, and Queen candidates Regan Harrell, Samantha Najera, and Caitlynn Martinez.…

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BRMC nixes Rudd deal

September 20, 2017

A 20-year partnership between Brownfield Regional Medical Center and the TDCJ’s Jim Rudd Unit for inmate medical care will end September 30 because “the numbers just don’t add up.”

That’s what the hospital board was told at Monday night’s monthly meeting by CEO Jerry Jasper.

The local prison is undergoing significant changes following the state’s recent closure of the city-owned West Texas Intermediate Sanction Facility (ISF) and other institutions like it around Texas.…

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BISD reviews facility policies

September 20, 2017

The regular meeting of the Brownfield ISD Board of Trustees was a brief one, for a change, on Monday evening.

The only action items on the agenda were the approving of the minutes and the financial report from the previous meeting.

Ray Vasquez gave the curriculum update reminding the board that the A-F Accountability System is still in place this year with three components rather than the five previously used.…

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Hospital approves positive budget

September 20, 2017

The Brownfield Regional Medical Center board of directors unanimously approved a $15.4 million budget Monday night to operate the community’s premier medical facility for another year.

The proposed budget includes total patient revenue of $28.7 million, with deductions of $17.2 million.

Net patient revenue of almost $11.5 million is more than $1 million higher than the current budget.…

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Hall of Honor: Mark Adams to be recognized

September 18, 2017

Mark Adams will be inducted into the WBU Athletics Hall of Honor during ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 in the Laney Center. A continental breakfast begins at 8:30. The public is invited.

Mark Adams has been a men’s basketball head coach at every collegiate level, from junior college to NCAA Division I.…

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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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Cubs hobble Mules

September 18, 2017

By Brian Brisendine, News Editor

The third time was the charm for the Brownfield Cubs as they notched their first win of the young season with a Week 3 victory over the Muleshoe Mules Friday night on the road.

The Cubs played with a newfound intensity on their way to the 42-13 pre-district win to spoil the Mules 2017 Homecoming game, even outlasting a 40-minute lightning delay in the fourth quarter to put one more touchdown on the board late in the game.…

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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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Wildcats to learn dollars and sense

September 13, 2017

We graduate educated children, but sometimes we don’t graduate smart kids. Stay with me! I mean many students graduate from high school with plenty of book knowledge but not much knowledge in the way of handling money and making smart financial choices. At Wellman-Union High School, this will no longer be a problem.…

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Farm Tour: Buses will hit the road Sept. 21

September 13, 2017

The 62nd Annual Terry County Farm Tour is set to take place on Thursday, September 21. The free tour will again begin at the American Legion Building on Seagraves Road. Coffee and donuts will be served beginning at 8:15 a.m. with the tour buses leaving at 9 a.m.

This event is sponsored by the Terry Soil and Water Conservation District and is an always anticipated event.…

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