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Edwards honored

March 22, 2017

BISD Brownfield Education Center Principal Chris Edwards has been named Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Principal of the Year.
Teachers that work with Chris had great things to say about him. “He is a dedicated family man.” “You see his strong family values in his daily work in the classroom.” “He has a ‘whatever it takes’ attitude.”
“Chris has been known to go out and pick up students for school.…

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New heart monitor purchased at BRMC

March 22, 2017

Brownfield Regional Medical Center earned a clean opinion on its annual audit report, the hospital’s board of directors heard Monday night at the group’s regular monthly meeting.

Jerry Hill of Lubbock-based auditing firm Blue & Co. told the board that hospital staff worked well during the thorough review.

“It went well and there were no significant findings or material misstatements,” Hill said.…

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Local grapes in award winning wines

March 22, 2017

The TEXSOM International Wine Awards have been announced and Terry County stands tall among the honorees. Remember, this is an International competition.

Categories and local vineyards with grapes used in the wines are listed below. As always, the Brownfield News works off the information we receive.

There may be other vineyards represented among the winners of which we are not aware.…

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Board honors students, faculty

March 22, 2017

The Brownfield ISD School Board met in regular session on Monday night, March 20.

Many students and members of the faculty were honored by the board. Cayden Halsell was named Student of the Month. Cayden, a First Grader,  was introduced by his prinicipal Dana Ketchersid. Employee of the month was Talia Rains, First Grade teacher at Colonial Heights.…

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U.S. Representatives coming to area soon for Agriculture Roundtable

March 20, 2017

By Dustin Wright, Seminole Sentinel

Three area members of the United States House of Representatives will converge on the Seminole community on March 31 to discuss one of the lifeblood industries within the West Texas and southeastern New Mexico region — agriculture.

Sponsored by the Western Peanut Growers Association, an Ag Issues Conference entitled “Explore the Possibilities of the 2018 Farm Bill” will be held at the Seminole Community Center, 801 N.…

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HOT Funds oversight committee abolished

March 20, 2017

With a brief discussion followed by a unanimous vote Thursday morning, the City Council abolished the Hotel/Motel Tax Oversight Committee.

The committee, in it’s current eight-member form has met monthly since its establishment in 2014 through the adoption of City Ordinance 2048.

Thursday’s vote repealed that statute, effectively ending the committee.…

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Groundwater Stewardship

March 16, 2017

According to the National Ground Water Association’s Executive Director Kevin McCray, “some 44 percent of the U.S. population depends on groundwater, the water that fills cracks and other openings in beds of rock and sand, for its drinking water supply – be it from either a public source or private well.…

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Local jobless rate up in new report

March 16, 2017

Texas has added an estimated 210,200 seasonally adjusted jobs since December 2015 with the addition of 800 nonfarm jobs this December.

In the first month of the year, Terry County recorded an unemployment rate of 4.9 percent, up from the prior month, but still better than national rates.

In January, Terry County had a labor force of 5,213 working age adults, of which 4,956 were employed.…

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Burn Ban

March 16, 2017

The Terry County Commissioners met on Monday morning, March 13 and after a little discussion and some fine tuning, voted to place Terry County in a “Burn Ban” for the next 90 days.

The motion for the burn ban was made Commissioner John Franks and seconded by Commissioner Shorty Martinez. Then discussion turned to the vineyards and whether or not they would still be needing to burn hay for heat for the vines, should the temperatures get low enough.…

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Court eyes subdivision south of Brownfield

March 16, 2017

Terry County Commissioners heard from local attorney Jimmy Hammons, representing Heinrich Klassen who were there to ask for the Court’s approval for a subdivision to be known as “Reinland Subdivision” located at the W/2 of Section 92, Block T, Terry County located on Highway 137. This is approximately five miles south of Brownfield on the east side of the Lamesa Highway.…

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