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Don’t get Snake bit!

June 26, 2017

West Texans are no strangers to snakes, but a Martin County man’s life-threatening encounter with one last week serves as a reminder of how dangerous the venomous crawlers can be.

The 53-year-old man was bitten on the hand by a Mojave rattlesnake, a rare — and even more dangerous — cousin of the more familiar diamondback rattler more common to the area.…

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Senior center serves community

June 26, 2017

Another great organization which receives help from the Terry County United Fund is the Terry County Senior Center. Center Director Betty Charlebois can’t say enough about how the United Fund helps the center.

“I don’t know if we could exist without the help from the United Fund. They help with our grocery bill.…

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Fireworks go on sale for July 4: Officials urge caution and cleanup

June 26, 2017

With fireworks stocked and inspections done, fireworks stands across Terry County are prepared for the influx of customers beginning this weekend.

Several stands will open this weekend for the 10-day sales period allowed by law and many operators expect their busiest days to be the day before and the day of Fourth of July.…

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Local wines show well

June 26, 2017

Terry County vineyards were well represented in Levelland’s First Annual Sip and Swirl event held Thursday evening around the square in Levelland.

Farmhouse Vineyards were on hand to offer tastings of their great wines, along with other items available.

Old Man Scary Cellars and the whole Hisel crew were out in the sun handing out tastes of their spectacular wines.…

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New hospital discussed

June 21, 2017

Six months into the job as CEO of Brownfield Regional Medical Center, Jerry Jasper revealed to the hospital board during his monthly report on Monday, that he will begin looking at plans for a new hospital.

However, unlike the contentious and ultimately unsuccessful $44 million bond election three years ago, Jasper will seek ways for the hospital to fund the project through its own revenues instead of asking local tax payers to foot the bill.…

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School board reviews scores

June 21, 2017

The Brownfield ISD Board of Trustees met on Monday night, June 19 to work a lengthy agenda.

Of most interest on the agenda were the preliminary testing scores from school year 2016-17.

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Ray Vasquez delivered the report to the board. “We had our biggest growth in math in the 5th and 8th grades.…

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TSWCD announces upcoming Farm Tour

June 19, 2017

The 62nd Annual Terry County Farm Tour and Luncheon will be held on September 21, 2017 at the American Legion Building.

The Terry Soil & Water Conservation District and the Brownfield Chamber of Commerce hosted the first Terry County Farm Tour in 1954. The first tour was called Terry County Field Tour.…

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Local woman’s murderer sentenced

June 19, 2017

A Lubbock courtroom Thursday, was the scene of confessed murderer Ruben Ramos III learning he had received a life sentence from the jury for the murder of Brownfield native Nakasha Nolan.

A video was played of a jailhouse visit with Ramos’ sister a day before his trial started. In the video, he shared how he planned to hurt the victim’s family in court if they showed any pleasure at his sentencing.…

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Preliminary scores look good for Brownfield campuses

June 19, 2017

Preliminary standardized test results released this week look positive for Brownfield ISD and each of its testing campuses.

While official results won’t be released by the state until August, the figures reviewed Wednesday indicate that Brownfield ISD will earn the “Met Standard” designation later this summer.

“We made growth in math scores overall and our 8th grade results were higher than state averages,” said Ray Vasquez, Assistant Superintendent.…

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Fire Dept. gets go-ahead

June 19, 2017

The long-planned new home for the Brownfield Fire Department took a big step toward reality Thursday when the city council approved plans and instructed the engineering firm to begin the process of finalizing drawings and seeking bids for construction.

The $2.6 million building will add roughly 8,500 square feet adjacent to the Brownfield Police Department a block east of the Lubbock Hwy between Broadway and Main Streets.…

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