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School board reviews scores

June 20, 2018

Brownfield ISD Board of Trustees met on Monday night and reviewed the preliminary STAAR test scores.

Some areas looked really good and other areas showed  a real need for improvement.

Newly hired Assistant Superintendent Melissa Oliva gave the overview of the scores. “What we see is a real need for vertical alignment in methods through all our grade levels.…

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BISD will pay for dual credit courses

June 20, 2018

“I am really excited about our plans and what we have at BISD.” Those were Superintendent Chris Smith’s words as he talked about the College and Career Pathway programs being put into place.

“Literacy is an issue in the district in many cases. We are going to align our literacy program starting at the Pre-K level and be sure all our kids are ready to learn and then we are going to get our students ready for college or a career path,” Smith said.…

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New lab machines, beds purchased for hospital

June 20, 2018

A new machine approved for purchase Monday night will make the lab at Brownfield Regional Medical Center high tech and capable of reducing times for diagnosis and observation, as well as generate considerable revenue.

The BioFire FilmArray analyzer is a machine roughly the size of a microwave oven that will reduce the wait for lab results from days to minutes.…

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Garcia receives 45 years for sexual assaults

June 18, 2018

A former Brownfield resident was sentenced to 45 years in prison this week for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Joe David Garcia, 51, accepted the plea in the 121st District Court for 45 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice institutional division, and agreed to pay $434 court costs and a $5,000 fine.…

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STAAR glitches affected more than 100,000 Texas students, education commissioner says

June 18, 2018

More than 100,000 Texas students were affected by computer glitches on standardized tests this year, tens of thousands more than previously estimated, Education Commissioner Mike Morath told the State Board of Education during a briefing on Wednesday morning.

In May, Morath threw out 71,000 students’ results for the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness and fined Educational Testing Service, the New Jersey company that administered and graded the test, $100,000 for the computer glitches.…

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Water district celebrates 25 years

June 18, 2018

The South Plains Underground Water Conservation District has been serving the citizens of Terry County for over 25 years.

The SPUWCD was created by HB 281 during 1991. The District was confirmed by voter approval, the initial Board elected, and an advalorem tax rate cap of .025/$100 was established in an August 1992 election.…

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New Farm Bill proposed

June 13, 2018

Bipartisan legislation beneficial for Terry County, West Texas

This Farm Bill has the  potential to impact all of us. It is not just row crop producers who are affected by the decisions made in this bill. Pay close attention, because it will affect you as well. If you wear clothes and eat, you are involved.…

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Terry County Royalty

June 13, 2018

The Brownfield Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2018 Harvest Festival queen candidates Monday for their first meeting of a busy schedule. They are: (from left) Abigail Ontiveros representing ACES, Lauren Mancilla representing the Noon Lions, 2017 Harvest Festival Queen Mikaela Oliver, Nichole Joplin representing Meadow FCCLA, Michaela Horton representing the Miss Brownfield Organization, Delilah Martinez representing the Optimist Club, and (not pictured) Mercedes Alaniz representing the Wellman Community Friends and Neighbors.…

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BISD hires Asst Supt

June 12, 2018

The BISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously Wednesday morning to hire Melissa Oliva as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction.

Mrs. Oliva comes to BISD from Lamesa ISD where she was Executive Director of Federal Programs and Assessments. She is a graduate of Lubbock Christian University and is married to Adam Oliva, who is employed by Lamesa ISD.…

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School districts meeting Summer food needs

June 6, 2018

School is out and for most kids, this is an exciting time. “No more pencils. No more books.” You know the rest.

But, for many children, summer is a time when their nutrition suffers. There are many students who simply do not have enough food to eat at home. This is where the “Summer Feeding Program” comes in.…

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