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Stabbing suspect sought

February 15, 2017

Brownfield Police are looking for a local man who allegedly stabbed another resident late Saturday night.

Police are seeing information on the whereabouts of Adrian Julian Alvarado, 35, of 903 W. Jeter Street, for his involvement in the incident in the 800 block of North 2nd Street.

According to a police report obtained by the Brownfield News, officers were called to the scene at 9:23 p.m.…

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Chamber Banquet Thursday

February 15, 2017

Ticket sales continue for the 70th annual Brownfield Chamber of Commerce Banquet to be held Thursday night in the Brownfield High School commons.

Chamber Director Lorena Valencia said ticket sales are going well in advance of the banquet and a small number of tickets will be available at the door, unless they sell out prior to the event.…

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Commissioners study racial profiling

February 15, 2017

The Terry County Commissioners worked a short agenda on Monday morning, February 13.  The group approved various reports, including the Annual Racial Profiling Report from the Terry County Sheriff’s Office.

The report details the department’s policy regarding racial profiling. Officers are strictly forbidden from engaging in racial profiling.

The policy also requires appropriate corrective action to be taken against a peace officer employed by the TC Sheriff’s Office who, after an investigation, is shown to have engaged in racial profiling in violation of the TC Sheriff’s Office’s policy.…

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BISD extends contracts

February 15, 2017

The Brownfield ISD Board of Trustees gathered for an early morning meeting on Tuesday, February 14. The first items on the agenda was the naming of the Student and Employee of the month.

For February, Reece Estrada was named Student of the Month and Kris Paiva was named as Employee of the Month.…

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Two men arrested following burglary

February 15, 2017

Two Brownfield men are behind bars for robbery after breaking into the home of a recently deceased resident.

Christopher Gerard Hines, 33, and Christopher Rojo, 21, both were arrested following a traffic stop just after 3 a.m. Monday morning in the 600 block of East Ripley.

A Brownfield Police officer made contact with the vehicle’s occupants for an expired registration, then noticed numerous items that raised suspicion.…

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Hospital waiving gym fee for some

February 13, 2017

New Brownfield Regional Medical Center CEO Jerry Jasper wants local retired teachers to know the facility’s Cardiac Rehab is still available for their workout needs.

Jasper told the Brownfield News that it has come to his attention recently that the local Retired Teachers Assoc. members are using Humana insurance that doesn’t list BRMC Cardiac Rehab as a provider.…

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Former resident reports son killed in New Jersey

February 13, 2017

A man with ties to Brownfield was murdered in New Jersey last week and authorities are still looking for the person responsible.

Isaac D. Brown, 40, was shot to death in an illegal bar last Thursday in Newark, New Jersey, but details of the incident remain unclear.

Brown is the son of Isaac Brown, Sr., a 1964 graduate of Brownfield High School, who went on to become a sports and television personality in the northeast.…

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Guar around the clock

February 13, 2017

One of Brownfield’s most unique businesses is now operating around the clock after a few days down for maintenance.

Guar Resources received 20 million pounds of the beans this year, enough to keep the plant running 24 hours a day for the rest of the year.

“This season was very successful,” said Alex Muraviyov, General Manager.…

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Drilling permits almost double since last year

February 13, 2017

The Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) issued a total of 956 original drilling permits in January 2017 compared to 510 in January 2016.

The January total included 865 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, 12 to re-enter plugged well bores and 79 for re-completions of existing well bores.

The breakdown of well types for those permits issued January 2017 included 259 oil, 67 gas, 607 oil or gas, 18 injection, one service and four other permits.…

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TxDOT to open MSF overpass

February 13, 2017

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is scheduled to open various Marsha Sharp Freeway (MSF) mainlanes, at the Loop 193 bridge in Wolfforth, to traffic next week, as work on Phase 5C continues.

Weather permitting; beginning Monday, Feb. 13, crews will open one westbound MSF mainlane along the Phase 5C project limits.…

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