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BIDC gives TCWW grant

April 24, 2017

Brownfield Industrial Development Corp. was one of the earliest supporters of Texas Custom Wine Works when the one-of-a-kind business chose to locate here in 2013.

On Monday, the BIDCorp board voted unanimously to continue that support as the business looks to expand.

Following a lengthy executive session, the board approved an incentive package worth $165,000 to cover the costs of infrastructure that will facilitate significant growth at the local winery and crusher.…

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Jeff Smith named Cubs AD

April 19, 2017

The Brownfield Cubs began a new era Monday with the hiring of Jeff Smith as the district’s new Head Football Coach and Athletic Director.

Coach Smith was hired by unanimous consent from the BISD school board during its regular monthly meeting following a whirlwind application and interview process that saw the Cubs’ top athletic job filled less than three weeks after Bryan Welps announced his resignation.…

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ISF to shut down June 2

April 18, 2017

Brownfield’s city-owned prison will soon be vacant.

The West Texas Intermediate Sanction Facility (ISF) will transfer its inmates and shut its doors by June 2, according to Warden Lepher Jenkins.

The facility’s chief administrator told the Brownfield News on Tuesday that preparations are underway for the closure and he was preparing to inform his staff of the plan.…

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Hood named W-U Head Coach

April 17, 2017

There’s a new wildcat in town.

Wellman-Union Superintendent Aaron Waldrip announced Thursday afternoon that Joseph Hood has been hired as Athletic Director and head football coach for the 2017-2018 school year.

Hood has coached in Brownfield for two years with previous stops in Lamesa, Littlefield, Seagraves, Dalhart and Winters.

The coach told the Brownfield News Friday morning that he is excited about the new opportunity.…

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Athletic Director searches continue

April 12, 2017

The effort to find Brownfield ISD’s next Athletic Director/Head Football Coach is moving at a healthy clip.

According to school officials, BISD received more than 50 applications for the position, since Bryan Welps announced in March that he was leaving the district for the same post at his previous employer, Amarillo River Road.…

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Construction Zone

April 10, 2017

A look around Brownfield in recent weeks leaves the impression of strong progress for the community as numerous highly visible construction projects are underway simultaneously.


Work began in February on a much-needed facelift and expansion of the Allsup’s convenience store at the corner of Lubbock Hwy and Buckley.

Heavy machinery began the process of removing and replacing underground fuel tanks and the New Mexico-based convenience store company is in the midst of a complete make-over and expansion on the location.…

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Chairman Conaway addresses cotton farmers

April 10, 2017

At the 60th Annual Meeting of Plains Cotton Growers, Incorporated, House Ag Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, Representative from the 11th District found a receptive audience anxious to hear what he had to say, primarily about Farm Bill 2018, but also on the ongoing investigation in Washington.

Chairman Conaway, in his seventh term in Washington told the group he wanted to address “the elephant in the room” first of all.…

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Farm bill will be ”on time”

April 3, 2017

(Editor’s Note: This story is the first of a two-part story related to Friday’s Western Peanut Growers “Ag Issues Conference” held in Seminole)

By Dustin Wright
Sentinel Managing Editor

With his background as a certified public accountant, U.S. House Ag Chairman Mike Conaway (R-Midland) admitted to a large crowd of onlookers Friday he was adamant in ensuring there were no delays in the path to passage of the next Farm Bill, being targeted for 2018.…

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Important meeting slated Friday in Seminole

March 29, 2017

By Dustin Wright
Sentinel Managing Editor

SEMINOLE — Western Peanut Growers Assoc. officials are anticipating a large turnout Friday at the Seminole Conference Center, as the group will play host to an agriculture roundtable featuring three sitting members of the U.S. House of Representatives and a former chairman of the U.S.…

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Welps heads North

March 29, 2017

After six seasons leading the Brownfield Cubs as Athletic Director and Head Football Coach, Bryan Welps has accepted the same position at Amarillo River Road, the program he left to come to Brownfield in 2011.

Welps confirmed to the Brownfield News on Tuesday that he will conclude his tenure with BISD April 14, following the district track meet in Cub Stadium.…

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