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Festival draws crowd

August 9, 2017

The Terry County Grape Capital of Texas Vineyard Festival was a huge success judging from the numbers in attendance and the happy faces in the vineyards.

Chamber Director Lorena Valencia was still crunching numbers but, she stated, “It looks like the number of people at the Friday night event is going to come in around 375 which is just fantastic.…

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Thousands expected at 4B bike fest

August 9, 2017

The rumble of thousands of motorcycles and rock music will fill the air in Brownfield this weekend, as the two-wheelers will roll into for the ninth annual 4B Bike & Music Fest.

More than 7,000 people attended last year’s rally, which has grown every year since the inaugural get together of a few hundred friends on their bikes east of the city.…

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Tax free holiday is here

August 9, 2017

This weekend is the event many Texans look forward to with hopes of saving money while crossing items off their back-to-school shopping lists.

For three days beginning Friday, Texans can  shop for clothing and back-to-school supplies without having to worry about additional sales taxes, according to a release from the Texas Comptroller’s Office.…

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Wall art or graffiti?

August 7, 2017

The definition of “art,” the rights of local property owners, and consideration of neighbors were all topics of discussion at Thursday morning’s city council meeting in regards to a downtown business’ exterior wall.

Local attorney E.J. Garcia was on hand to discuss the north wall of his office on the square, which has featured spray painted messages from Brownfield High School graduates since May.…

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Water: not an endless supply

August 7, 2017

The Ogallala Aquifer. Not only is it fun to say, it is a key part of our daily existence in this part of the country. In fact, a large chunk of the U.S. is served by the Ogallala. But, for how much longer?

There is much talk about the depletion of the Ogallala and how much longer we will even have water to drink, much less water with which to irrigate.…

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Farm Tour: set for September 21

August 2, 2017

On September 21 the community will come together to recognize an Outstanding Farm Family, an Outstanding Young Farmer and a person or business that has been an Outstanding Friend of Conservation for 2017.

The 62nd Annual Terry County Farm Tour will start at the American Legion Building with the doors opening at 8:15 a.m.…

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Farmers give input on 2018 Farm Bill

August 2, 2017

Partially written By Michelle Gaitan

Generational farmers, ranchers and others invested in agriculture showed up to be heard during a committee listening session hosted by U.S.

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway (R-Midland) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-Minnesota) on Monday.

The 3-hour session titled, “The Next Farm Bill, Conversations in the Field,” was at Angelo State University’s C.J.…

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Tickets still available for Vineyard Festival

August 2, 2017

Sales have spiked for tickets to the fifth annual Terry County Grape Capital of Texas Vineyard Festival slated for Friday and Saturday, but Chamber officials say some are still available.

The event will kick off on Friday at 7 p.m. at the annual Food and Wine Event.

This year, the evening will be hosted by a new venue in town – The 380 Vineyard Event Center at 2149 Tahoka Road, just east of Brownfield, square in the middle of Reddy Vineyard’s 300 acres of beautiful thick vines, heavy with grapes of all varietals.…

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Eclipse to cover sun soon

August 2, 2017

In less than three weeks, the sun will disappear — for a short time — across America.

For a brief moment, day will turn to night as the eclipsed sun crosses the continental United States.

Animals big and small will go into their nighttime routines. Stars and planets will be visible, and streetlights will turn on in the middle of the day.…

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Contractor selected for pocket park

August 2, 2017

Five bids were opened and one selected Tuesday to move forward with a project to revamp a long vacant lot on one of the city’s most heavily trafficked thoroughfares.

The Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone board — a temporary taxing entity with the sole purpose of improving the courthouse square — selected Renfro Construction of Lubbock to complete the long-awaited project to dress up the northwest corner of 6th and Main streets.…

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