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Garcia receives 45 years for sexual assaults

June 18, 2018

A former Brownfield resident was sentenced to 45 years in prison this week for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Joe David Garcia, 51, accepted the plea in the 121st District Court for 45 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice institutional division, and agreed to pay $434 court costs and a $5,000 fine.…

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New Farm Bill proposed

June 13, 2018

Bipartisan legislation beneficial for Terry County, West Texas

This Farm Bill has the  potential to impact all of us. It is not just row crop producers who are affected by the decisions made in this bill. Pay close attention, because it will affect you as well. If you wear clothes and eat, you are involved.…

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Terry County Royalty

June 13, 2018

The Brownfield Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2018 Harvest Festival queen candidates Monday for their first meeting of a busy schedule. They are: (from left) Abigail Ontiveros representing ACES, Lauren Mancilla representing the Noon Lions, 2017 Harvest Festival Queen Mikaela Oliver, Nichole Joplin representing Meadow FCCLA, Michaela Horton representing the Miss Brownfield Organization, Delilah Martinez representing the Optimist Club, and (not pictured) Mercedes Alaniz representing the Wellman Community Friends and Neighbors.…

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BISD hires Asst Supt

June 12, 2018

The BISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously Wednesday morning to hire Melissa Oliva as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction.

Mrs. Oliva comes to BISD from Lamesa ISD where she was Executive Director of Federal Programs and Assessments. She is a graduate of Lubbock Christian University and is married to Adam Oliva, who is employed by Lamesa ISD.…

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Seagraves man shot, killed in Brownfield

June 5, 2018

A 19-year-old Seagraves man is dead following a shooting incident early Tuesday morning near a popular Brownfield park.

Evan Tyrese Anderson of Seagraves was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Angie Garza at the intersection of 3rd and West Ripley shortly after midnight Tuesday morning.

According to police reports obtained by the Brownfield News, dispatchers received frantic calls from a female at 12:14 a.m.…

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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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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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Prowell named Principal at W-UHS

May 21, 2018

Wellman-Union ISD will have a new face in the Secondary Principal’s office next year. Ben Prowell, who is currently serving as Elementary Principal in Levelland ISD, was named as the Secondary Principal at W-UISD at the Board meeting on Monday evening.

Prowell may be new to Wellman-Union, but he is a familiar face to Terry County, having served as an Assistant Principal in BISD previously.…

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Precinct 4 candidate Q & A

May 14, 2018

The Brownfield News invited our Pct 4 candidates to answer questions about our county and why they want to serve it as Commissioner…

1. Please tell us about yourself, your education credentials, your professional experience, how you came to live in Terry County and why you stay.


After graduating from Seagraves High School in 1977, I began my farming career at age 19.…

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Gonzales wins Mayor race

May 9, 2018

Fewer than 10 percent of registered voters participated in Saturday’s municipal election, but those who did chose Geronimo Gonzales to wield the Mayor’s gavel for the next two years.

Gonzales earned 274 votes, while Leon Pope earned 261.

The tight race was even closer when early voting totals were tallied, showing Gonzales to have 210 votes, to Pope’s 205.…

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