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Unimaginable

March 26, 2018

Cancer strikes youngest members of local family

By Gina Kelly

There is no question that life can be difficult at times. Many times we are left wondering why certain things happen and most often, we do not know the answers to the whys.

One local family is certainly today asking “why?” as they face the future.…

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BISD board names lone finalist in Superintendent search

March 20, 2018

After more than nine hours of deliberation over two days, the Brownfield ISD board of trustees voted unanimously late Tuesday to name Christopher Smith the lone finalist for Superintendent of BISD.

Smith, 42, currently is the Assistant Superintendent of Slaton ISD, a position he has held for six years.

He began his education career in Brownfield as a teacher and coach in 2000, before moving to Seagraves as head basketball coach in 2002.…

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Council hears police profiling report

March 17, 2018

Brownfield Chief of Police Tony Serbantez delivered his department’s annual racial profiling report and a yearly comparison of all calls for service to the City Council on Thursday.

The Chief said his department met all requirements and standards to comply with racial profiling laws.

In 2017, BPD submitted information on 754 motor vehicle stops to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement for the study.…

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Car rams home

March 17, 2018

Brownfield Police are investigating the circumstances of a wreck in the 700 block of Yucca Lane early Friday morning after a vehicle slammed into a home, then fled the scene.

According to information obtained by the Brownfield News, a woman called the police around 12:30 a.m. Friday to report a disturbance.…

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Precinct 4 challenges dropped, recount held

March 14, 2018

The unusual saga of the race for Precinct 4 Commissioner was set to continue on Wednesday with a recount of the ballots, as requested  and paid for by Marvin Dawson, who finished the race with the fewest number of votes on Election Day.

Dawson submitted the required paperwork and paid the $180 fee for the recount that was to take place at 10 a.m.…

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Brick by Brick: Downtown streets in need of repairs

March 14, 2018

by Gina Kelly

You may have noticed or been a bit inconvenienced by the removal of a portion of one of the brick streets in Brownfield. Main Street from 4th Street to about 40 feet west is undergoing road work which required the removal of the bricks from this section.

The brick streets in Brownfield are a part of our history and a part of who we are.…

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Four Cubs land All District spots

March 14, 2018

Fighting their way through what most high school basketball fans regarded as one of the toughest districts in Texas, the Brownfield Cubs managed to play two rounds deep in the playoffs, add a gold ball to the program’s impressive trophy case, and land four members on the All District squad.

Zach Muniz, Nunie Ramirez, Brock Sires and Jeronimo Quintanilla, all juniors who will return to the Cubs’ starting lineup next year, were recognized with spots on the the honorary roster, which was announced late Friday with the elimination of Seminole in the State Semifinals.…

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Election Bombshell – Human error makes new election likely

March 7, 2018

County Judge Butch Wagner won another term at the head of the Commissioners Court Tuesday and local results were posted in a handful of state and national races, but the story of the night was the results that weren’t finalized.
Months of campaigning, weeks of early voting, and the rigors of election day might all be for naught in the race for Precinct 4 Commissioner after human error and astronomical odds led to a statistical dead heat and the likelihood of starting all over with another election.…

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Meter Readers go Hi-Tech

March 5, 2018

Don’t be alarmed if you notice City of Brownfield meter readers on their smart phones during working hours. They’re using the pocket devices to keep up with the usage of the city’s more than 3,000 utilities customers.

Administrators informed the City Council on Thursday that the modern system has been in use since just before the new year and it is working well for the readers and everyone in the billing department.…

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Primary set for Tuesday

March 5, 2018

Early voting concluded Friday in the March Primaries for numerous local, state, and national races, which will be decided when voters go to the polls on Election Day this Tuesday.

Terry County Elections Administrator Krystal Valentin reported that 684 local residents made their way to the Annex to cast a ballot in two weeks of early voting, including 625 republicans and 59 democrats.…

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