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Teacher, coach arrested for alleged misconduct

August 16, 2017

A popular teacher and coach has resigned his position with Brownfield ISD after his arrest this week for an alleged improper relationship with a student.

Tyson Jones, 23, was arrested by the Texas Rangers on Friday. He was booked into Terry County Law Enforcement Center and posted $20,000 bond Monday.

He was charged by indictment of Improper Relationship between an educator and student, a second degree felony.…

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All local schools ‘Met Standard’

August 16, 2017

All three of Terry County’s public school districts and their respective educational campuses joined some 95-percent of Texas’ public school districts to earn the Texas Education Agency’s highest accountability rating designation for the 2017 reporting year, according to a press release issued by the agency on Tuesday morning.

Meadow ISD, Wellman-Union CISD and Brownfield ISD all achieved the rating of “Met Standard” in the 2017 report, which also saw the number of individual campuses achieving a rating of “Met Standard” or “Met Alternative Standard” increase from the 2016 reporting year.…

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Dogs kill show animals

August 14, 2017

Meadow Ag students and stock show kiddos had quite a surprise on Thursday morning when they went to check on their show animals. One pen, which held four sheep had two dead animals lying there and two others severely injured. Clearly the work of dogs at some point in the night.…

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Festival draws crowd

August 9, 2017

The Terry County Grape Capital of Texas Vineyard Festival was a huge success judging from the numbers in attendance and the happy faces in the vineyards.

Chamber Director Lorena Valencia was still crunching numbers but, she stated, “It looks like the number of people at the Friday night event is going to come in around 375 which is just fantastic.…

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Wall art or graffiti?

August 7, 2017

The definition of “art,” the rights of local property owners, and consideration of neighbors were all topics of discussion at Thursday morning’s city council meeting in regards to a downtown business’ exterior wall.

Local attorney E.J. Garcia was on hand to discuss the north wall of his office on the square, which has featured spray painted messages from Brownfield High School graduates since May.…

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Fruit of the vine, It’s time!

July 31, 2017

It is not yet August, but already harvest talk is going on. The grape harvest is just getting started. Only a few vineyards have grapes ready, but that should all change within the next few days or weeks.

Grape growers are looking for a great harvest this year. In spite of the hail damage in May, most vineyards are loaded down with grapes right now.…

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Water usage restrictions implemented

July 20, 2017

City of Brownfield administrators announced Thursday morning that the community currently is under Stage 3 water use restrictions because of a break in the primary water main near Meadow.

A contractor working on a fiber optic cable broke the water main west of Meadow, according to Public Works Director Willie Herrera.…

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BIDC awards grant for tasting room

July 19, 2017

A local family with a long history in Terry County is eyeing the future and the Brownfield Industrial Development Corp. has agreed to help them.

As the Grape Capital of Texas continues to grow and find its place in the state’s wine industry, the BIDC board heard that vision and voted to award Farmhouse Vineyards a $20,000 matching grant.…

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Report: Oilfield hiring still strong

July 12, 2017

Halliburton has hired about 100 new workers each month this year to keep up with surging demand for fracking in West Texas, a sharp turnaround after the job-killing oil bust, according to the Houston Chronicle.

The Houston oil field service company, with a significant presence in Brownfield and the surrounding area, has expanded its active fleet of fracking trucks and pumps by 30 percent in recent months, and its workforce in the region has grown by more than a third to 2,700 employees, said Chris Gatjanis, who runs Halliburton’s operations in the Permian Basin.…

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Rodeo Time!

July 10, 2017

The Terry County Rodeo Arena will be the place to be soon as thousands of local fans will join hundreds of cowboys and cowgirls for one of the area’s favorite annual traditions.

The 84th Terry County Sheriff’s Posse Dodge Rodeo will get underway Thursday, July 13 with the grand entrance at 8 p.m.…

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