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Strong crowd attends Ag conference

January 22, 2018

The Annual South Plains Ag Conference was held on Thursday at the 380 Events Center at Reddy Vineyard on Tahoka Road. Around 80 producers registered and attended. With vendors and those unregistered guests, that number was likely over 100. A great crowd.

This conference is an important meeting for farmers at this time of the year as they are beginning to make plans for the coming crop year.…

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Council approves ballpark resolution

January 22, 2018

The Brownfield City Council adopted a resolution Thursday morning that sets in motion a years-long proposal to remake and rebuild the city-owned youth baseball and softball complex on the south side of Coleman Park.

The resolution states that the city will reallocate Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Funds to pay for the “enhancement, maintaining and upgrading” of the fields, beginning in the city’s next budget cycle, which begins Oct.1 of this year.…

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Candidates file to enter local races

January 22, 2018

Filing began Wednesday for positions in several branches of local government that will be decided in the May elections and some candidates have submitted the proper paperwork to enter the races.

Brownfield City Councilman Leon Pope has filed to run for Mayor, which is being vacated by Tom Hesse after two terms, the local limit.…

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County’s sales tax rebate sees huge increase

January 17, 2018

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced last week that he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $709.2 million in local sales tax allocations for January, 9.5 percent more than in January 2017.

The City of Brownfield saw a small gain in its January rebate, compared to the same month last year.…

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Stock show exhibitors honored

January 17, 2018

The Terry County Livestock Show was held this past weekend and, while not a record sale, a great premium sale was the final event of the weekend. The premium sale brought in a total of $211,600.

Honors given out included:

TCLA Scholarship – two $1000 scholarships went to Conner Faught and Reagan Perez.…

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Survey results show positive local outlook

January 16, 2018

The results from the Brownfield Industrial Development Corporation’s (BIDC) Local Employer Survey are in and projections for Brownfield business expansion and job growth look good. On the downside, employers say there aren’t enough skilled workers to fill those jobs.

The survey was sponsored by BIDC and Workforce Solutions South Plains did the analysis of the survey questions.…

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#10,000people

January 16, 2018

A young resident wants every person in the world to pray
“All 10,000 of them”

By Gina Kelly, Staff Writer

“And He said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.” Mark 9:29
The Bible speaks often about prayer and the value of coming before the Father in prayer.…

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Woman killed in collision with train

January 11, 2018

 

A Terry County woman died late Friday night after her car struck a moving train near the Gaines County line.

Margaret Catharina Redecop, 22, was pronounced dead at the scene by Terry County Justice of the Peace Angie Garza.

Redecop had a Seagraves address, but resided just inside Terry County.…

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Interim Supt. hired

January 8, 2018

Brownfield native will lead BISD temporarily

Brownfield native Kelly Baggett will return to his hometown beginning Monday to serve as Interim Superintendent of BISD, following a meeting of the school board Thursday night.  

Following a presentation by Kyle Wargo, Executive Director of the Region 17 Education Service Center on the ESC’s availability to help with the Superintendent search process, the board went into an over two hour closed session to interview three candidates for the Interim Superintendent position.…

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Meadow 2018 Stock Show Results

January 8, 2018

The Meadow Local Show was held on Thursday, January 4 at the Terry County Show Barn. The kids did well and had a great show.

Honors went to:
Goats
Class 1
1st    Joey Harrington
2nd     Reagan Perez
3rd    Madilee Martinez
4th    Haylee Harrington

Class 2
1st    Reagan Perez
2nd    Jordyn Castilleja
3rd    Alyssa Welch
4th    Brady Parker

Class 3
1st    Jordyn Castilleja
2nd    Madilee Martinez
3rd    Joey Harrington
4th     Madilee Martinez
5th    Haylee Harrington

Class 4
1st    Jordyn Castilleja
2nd    Madilee Martinez
3rd    Jordyn Castilleja
4th    Brady Parker
5th    Bryan Parker

Class 5    
1st    Reagan Perez
2nd    Reagan Perez
3rd    Reagan Perez
4th    K’Lynn Tarin

Grand Champion
    Reagan Perez
Reserve Grand
    Jordyn Castilleja
Sr.…

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