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Conaway address Western Peanut Growers meeting

April 2, 2018


U.S. House Ag Committee Chairman Mike Conaway told area producers and agriculture insiders Wednesday that discussions of the 2018 Farm Bill were moving along nicely.

That was until, in the Midland Republican’s words, discussions recently broke down between Democratic and Republican party members of the U.S. Agriculture Committee.

Conaway gave some insight to the 2018 Farm Bill process as part of his keynote address of the 2018 Western Peanut Growers Association’s Ag Issues Conference, held Wednesday at the Seminole Conference Center.…

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Rains finally quench area

April 2, 2018


After close to 200 days without measurable rainfall, the sky opened up on Tuesday, March 27. The day had shown some promise and finally, in the late afternoon, the skies grew dark and this moisture like substance began to fall.

It was rain! There was a little hail with it to, but no one was complaining.…

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Chase ends in Terry County

March 28, 2018

A Lamesa man is in jail following an extended high speed chase last week that began in that community and made its way through residential areas of Brownfield before being terminated south of the city.

DPS troopers deployed a spike strip to destroy the fleeing vehicle’s tires and end the chase south of Brownfield.…

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Town mourns local student

March 28, 2018

A local family and a Brownfield ISD campus are grappling with the loss of one of their own over the weekend, following the untimely death of a 14-year-old boy.

Funeral arrangements are underway for Michael “Baby” Martinez and his bereaved family is seeking donations to help cover burial expenses.

An online GoFundMe account has been set up for donations, which can be found at https://www.gofundme.com/fundraising-for-mikey-martinez.…

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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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