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New Year’s baby arrives

January 3, 2018

2018 has its New Year’s baby in Brownfield.

Little James Friesen was born on January 1 at 1:47 pm to Henry and Helena Friesen of Seagraves. James weighed in at 7 pounds 3 ounces and was 21 inches long. James was welcomed by nine brothers and sisters. He was delivered by Dr.…

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Drought conditions worsen as new year begins

January 3, 2018

According to the latest Texas Drought Monitor Map, Terry County is totally within the “Moderate Drought” category.

According to the South Plains Underground Water Conservation District records, the last rainfall of any usable amount was in mid-November and it was a spotty rain that only hit a few areas. The 15 day forecast doesn’t offer much hope for precipitation.…

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Stock show season kicks off this week

January 3, 2018

The weather has been bitter cold with occasional snow flurries. This can only mean one thing.

It is stock show season in Terry County.

Livestock shows kick off this week at the Terry County Livestock Show Barn. Workers have been busy setting up pens and bringing in wood shavings and getting ready for the days to come.…

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Cubs take second in tourney bracket

January 2, 2018

The Brownfield Cubs performed well in the Monahans Invitational Tournament over the Christmas break.

The boys started the tourney with a 64-52 win over Midland Christian, led by Brock Sires with 15 points.

Nunie Ramirez and Jeronimo Quintanilla were good for 13 points each and Deveen Reed posted 12. Zach Muniz added nine points and Caleb Martinez rounded out scoring with two.…

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Frenship stops Lady Cubs in Caprock Opener

January 2, 2018

The Fibermax Caprock Classic is the largest basketball tournament in the nation each year and the Lady Cubs opened the bracket play against a tough 6A Frenship squad Thursday night in Lubbock High School’s gym.

The Lady Tigers jumped out to an eary lead and never looked back, running up a 60-30 advantage by the final buzzer.…

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Cats snag first round victories

January 2, 2018

The Wellman-Union Wildcats and Lady Cats are playing host to several teams from the area in their holiday Wellman-Union Tournament.

The Lady Cats faced the Dawson Lady Dragons in the first round on Thursday and quickly and easily found the win column. The Lady Cats took home the first round victory by a score of 44 – 21.…

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Conaway Applauds House Disaster Aid Package

January 2, 2018

House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) applauded the House passage of a supplemental appropriations bill to address the disaster losses suffered by millions of Americans across the country, including farm and ranch families. Following passage, Chairman Conaway made the following remarks:

“The 2017 hurricane season was the most costly and damaging on record.…

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A year of change

January 2, 2018

10. Big news this year were changes at the local cemeteries. State guidelines, as well as local rules that had long been in the books began to be enforced.

Local cemeteries had begun to be a maintenance nightmare for caretakers of the cemetery due to the amount of decorations placed on the graves and left there.…

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Locals arrested with organized crime ring

January 2, 2018

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Yoakum County Sherriff’s Office (YCSO) recovered stolen property, drugs and a firearm Friday, Dec. 22, after a vehicle stop in Yoakum County.  A subsequent investigation uncovered additional criminal activity.

At approximately 12:07 p.m., DPS Troopers and YCSO Deputies stopped a 2006 GMC pickup near U.S.…

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Campaign stop

January 2, 2018

There was standing room only in the Chamber of Commerce boardroom Friday afternoon as several dozen people from all over West Texas were on hand to meet U.S. Representative and Senatorial candidate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, who stopped in Brownfield in his attempt to unseat Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in November.

O’Rourke, D-El Paso, has pledged to meet constituents in every one of Texas’ 254 counties before the general election.…

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