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Cubs sting Yellowjackets

October 9, 2017

By Brian Brisendine, Editor

The Brownfield Cubs were the victors of an offensive battle Friday night with the Kermit Yelowjackets, notching a 66-41 win in their final pre-district tune up. The Cubs improve to 2-4 with the win, which saw six different Brownfield players put points on the board.

A bright spot for the Cubs was kicker Daniel Ramirez, who was a perfect 10-for-10 on the night with nine successful point-after attempts and a 30-yard field goal, to boot.…

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Gas Prices

October 9, 2017

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.41/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.

Pumps in Brownfield were set at $2.49/g for regular unleaded.

This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.53/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.…

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Terry County full of history

October 9, 2017

(First in a series on the Historical Markers of Terry County)

Terry County is county full of history. From the early days of  Indians and grasslands to the current days of internet and grapevines, life has always been interesting in Terry County.

We are beginning a series on the historical markers of Terry County, in order to educate and entertain you with some of the rich history that made Terry County what it is.…

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‘Dangerous’ flu season starting

October 9, 2017

Flu season is at our doorsteps and medical professionals are warning this year’s flu season could be a particularly bad one.

Experts are sounding the alarm, saying this flu season could be a dangerous one.

So far in Terry County, only two flu tests have returned positive, but Brownfield Regional Medical Center is seeing an influx of patients with upper respiratory complications, according to Susie Sosa, Manager of the hospital’s Rural Health Clinic.…

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Landfill cell is major part of City budget

October 4, 2017

The City of Brownfield began a new fiscal year Sunday with two major capital projects planned in the current budget.

Ground was broken last week for the new Fire Department, which is expected to be completed in late 2018.

Also in the works are plans for a new cell at the city landfill.…

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Columbus holiday closings announced

October 4, 2017

Columbus Day will be celebrated on Monday, October 9. Businesses closing on that day include all banks and lending institutions.
All government offices – National, State and local – will be closed in observance of the holiday.
The Kendrick Memorial Library will also be closed.
For other businesses, please check with the individual business.…

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Moisture a mixed blessing

October 4, 2017

“Rain, rain go away…” Hard words to say in dry West Texas, but those words are on the minds of farmers in the area as they are preparing for harvest and in some instances, having harvest delayed by the rain.

Rainfall reports for last week’s rain event tallied from around an inch to all the way up to nearly four inches.…

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See You At The Pole tradition Unites TC Youth

October 3, 2017

Students throughout Terry County gathered outside their schools early Wednesday for a moment of worship and prayer as a part of See You at the Pole.

The annual event, now in its 28th year, seeks to bring together students from each school campus under shared faith.

Students participated at Brownfield High School and Brownfield Middle School as well as on campuses in Meadow and Wellman-Union.…

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Local wine company doing business by the bunches

October 3, 2017

For the Grape Capital of Texas, the grape harvest of 2017 has all but come to a close. As you talk to grape growers, the one word that keeps cropping up is “outstanding.” The grape harvest truly was outstanding for most grape growers this year.

When the hail came in the spring and appeared to have completely wiped out some vineyards, growers were not sure what to expect.…

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Open Kitchen open to all

October 3, 2017

There is an old Peanuts cartoon where Linus, carrying his blanket, tells Snoopy, who is holding his food dish, to “go and be blessed.” That is all well and good, but Snoopy’s dish was still empty.

Many times, that is the way we tend to approach the needs of our world.…

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