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BRMC Home Care awarded 4-star rating

June 14, 2017

Brownfield Regional Medical Center’s Home Health division was recently notified that it has received a 4-star ranking in quality and patient satisfaction for the second consecutive year.

Starla Sessums, director of BRMC Home Care, credits her staff and nurses for the acclaim.

“We are from here and we treat our patients like they’re our own family,” she said.…

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County eyes land sale

June 14, 2017

The Terry County Commissioners met in their new meeting room for the first time on Monday, June 12 for their regular meeting. The Commissioners Court was moved to the basement of the Courthouse when the Justice of the Peace’s office moved to the Annex.

Bill Powell, Executive Director of South Plains Community Action Association, Inc.…

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Osborn new W-UHS Principal

June 14, 2017

There will be a familiar face in a new position at Wellman-Union when the bell rings to start the school year this Fall.

The W-UISD Board voted on Monday night to hire girls basketball coach Steve Osborn as the new Secondary Prinicipal.

Osborn replaces Michael Norman who resigned to take a similar position in Spur.…

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Guilty plea for murder of local woman

June 14, 2017

A Lubbock man will soon learn his fate after a jury sentences him for his involvement in the 2015 murder of a Brownfield woman.

Ruben Ramos III, 23, pleaded guilty Monday morning in the stabbing death of Nakasha Nolan, a 2011 Brownfield High School graduate, on October 13, 2015 in Lubbock.…

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2017 Lone Star International Wine Competition Results

June 12, 2017

The 2017 Lone Star International Wine Competition was held recently and once again, the High Plains and Terry County were well represented among the honorees.

This is the 34th year for this competition, making it the oldest wine competition in Texas. Almost 600 international wines were submitted to the competition this year.…

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Meadow High School and Junior High end of year awards

June 12, 2017

Mrs. Autry’s Classes:

6th Art – Fall – Pamela Ortiz and Nick Rodriguez
    Spring – Wes Woodard and Maggie Ridenour
7th Art – Fall – Codey Valentine and Helena Fraire
    Spring – Itha Creel and Hailey Joplin
8th Art – Fall – Ramon Rodriguez and Leslie Garcia
    Spring – Josiah Rodriguez and Jazmin Haile
Art I – Emma Fewin and Jesse Frutis
Art II – Aliyah Castillo and Leann Herrera
Art III – Christopher Davis

Mrs.…

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Sales tax rebates continue to climb

June 12, 2017

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced this week he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $640 million in local sales tax allocations for June, 3.6 percent more than in June 2016.

Locally, sales tax rebates are up for the month and the year.

The City of Brownfield  saw a sizeable increase for the month.…

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Registration opens for Texas’ longest running road race

June 12, 2017

The oldest continuously run road race in the state of Texas has called Brownfield home since its inception and the 48th Annual Firecracker Run will again take place this year in Coleman park, however the date has not yet been set.

The race typically has been run on the morning of Independence Day.…

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Farm family fights peanut allergy

June 12, 2017

Traci Seaton Ferguson grew up in Terry County. She has been around farming her entire life. Then she married Anthony Ferguson, a farmer. The farming family life was passed down to another generation. Anthony and Traci mostly grew cotton and peanuts until a few years back when grapes entered their lives in a big way.…

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Law to ban texting while driving honors Alex Brown

June 9, 2017

Texting while driving will soon be illegal in Texas, thanks in no small part to the continual efforts of a Terry County family.

Gov. Greg Abbott signed the ban into law Tuesday, ending a decade-long effort by safety advocates to reduce potentially deadly driver distractions on the road.

With Gov. Abbot’s signature, House Bill 62, also known as the Alex Brown Memorial Act, will become the law of the land on September 1.…

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