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JUNE is big at Aces

June 4, 2018

June is blossoming big at ACES. It may be hot outside, but it will be nice and cool and informative at ACES this month.

Starting off on Tuesday, June 5, Dr. Carol Mason Kelly, a BHS grad who now works in the Cotton Research Lab of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will be discussing her research projects and how they benefit our producers.…

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Suicide attempt forces power outage

June 4, 2018

A local man’s attempt to end his life early Thursday morning resulted in a power outage to a large swath of the city as emergency officials attempted to rescue him.

According to a police report obtained by the Brownfield News, police dispatchers were notified at 12:43 a.m. Thursday of a man climbing into the restricted area of the electrical power substation in the 700 block of E.…

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Blaze destroys structure

June 4, 2018

Brownfield firefighters and emergency responders were called to the 1200 block of N. Atkins late Wednesday afternoon where an unoccupied mobile home was fully involved in flame. The structure burned completely in a matter of minutes and also destroyed a nearby storage shed. A neighbor said the cause of the fire was a work crew cutting the house for scrap.…

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Planting deadline nears as drought continues

June 4, 2018

By Gina Kelly, Staff Writer

As the final planting date looms (June 5) for crop insurance coverage, tractors are in the field and producers are working hard to get seed into the ground. All the while, watching the temperatures rise and the water levels drop.

According to the latest Texas Drought Monitor map, more than 68% of the state is in some form of drought.…

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BISD Board alters “Flex” schedules

May 29, 2018

Another BISD Board of Trustee meeting full of excitement, new members and recognition of some of BISD’s finest was held on Monday night.

The meeting began at BHS as new BISD Superintendent Chris Smith recognized BHS students who achieved the distinction of qualifying for State competition in various events and categories.…

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Gas prices continue climb across Texas

May 25, 2018

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have risen 5.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.70/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.

Brownfield’s pumps ranged between $2.69/g and $2.75/g this week.

This compares with the national average that has increased 4.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.92/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.…

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Elizardo captures Precinct 4 runoff win

May 25, 2018

Ernesto Elizardo won Tuesday’s primary election runoff for the Republican nomination for the Precinct 4 Commissioners’ post on the November General Election ballot.

Elizardo earned 111 votes, compared to challenger Aaron Thompson’s 65 votes in the runoff, that dwindled from four candidates in the March race.

According to election results obtained by the Brownfield News immediately following Tuesday night’s count, Elizardo earned 58 early votes and 53 more on Tuesday for his total of 111 ballots.…

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Local grads set to walk

May 25, 2018

Graduation is just around the corner for Terry County’s seniors. All three county schools will be honoring their graduating Class of 2018 on Friday night.

Brownfield ISD Graduation will be held at Cub Stadium on Friday beginning at 8 p.m. The Invocation will be given by Senior Class President Maria Chacon.…

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Federal agents seize records from local doctor

May 22, 2018

The nationwide fight against opioid abuse reached Brownfield Tuesday and rocked the community’s primary healthcare facility.

Brownfield Regional Medical Center’s Rural Health Clinic was closed to patients temporarily Tuesday as agents from the federal Drug Enforcement Agency descended on the facility presenting documents to seize the medical records of Dr. Dennis Tedford, citing concerns of over prescribing opioid narcotics.…

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1 injured, 1 killed in wreck

May 21, 2018

YOAKUM COUNTY — A 39-year-old Seminole man was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle accident rural, eastern Yoakum County, according to Texas Dept. of Public Safety officials on Tuesday afternoon.

At approximately 8:40 a.m. Tuesday morning, Texas DPS officials were dispatched to the incident on U.S. 380, roughly one mile west of Farm-to-Market Rd.…

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