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Ambitious Eagle Scout project will benefit Cubs for generations to come

June 19, 2017

An ambitious project by a Brownfield Boy Scout to earn the coveted and honorable rank of Eagle Scout has grown well beyond its original intent, but when work is completed in a couple weeks local athletes for generations to come will benefit.

Tucker Nelson, an incoming freshman at Brownfield High School, has been an active scout for most of his life and currently is a Life Scout, one rank shy of Eagle.…

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Osborn new W-UHS Principal

June 14, 2017

There will be a familiar face in a new position at Wellman-Union when the bell rings to start the school year this Fall.

The W-UISD Board voted on Monday night to hire girls basketball coach Steve Osborn as the new Secondary Prinicipal.

Osborn replaces Michael Norman who resigned to take a similar position in Spur.…

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Law to ban texting while driving honors Alex Brown

June 9, 2017

Texting while driving will soon be illegal in Texas, thanks in no small part to the continual efforts of a Terry County family.

Gov. Greg Abbott signed the ban into law Tuesday, ending a decade-long effort by safety advocates to reduce potentially deadly driver distractions on the road.

With Gov. Abbot’s signature, House Bill 62, also known as the Alex Brown Memorial Act, will become the law of the land on September 1.…

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Timmons locates new company in Meadow

June 5, 2017

Andy Timmons grew up on a cotton farm in West Texas. He then became a cotton farmer himself.

And he was content with that. Life was good. Farming took  a bit of a turn and Andy began to look at other ways to supplement his farming and make it all work.…

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Summer road projects begin

May 24, 2017

City crews began prep work this week on streets around Brownfield, utilizing new equipment added to the Street Department’s inventory in the last year.

Department head Willie Herrera told the Brownfield News on Tuesday that the city workers are removing damaged pavement before the annual seal coat project begins.

“We are cutting out some bad spots and milling, then removing the pavement in those locations,” he said.…

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Limon to head Cubs baseball program

May 12, 2017

Brownfield ISD administrators announced Friday that the Brownfield Cubs baseball program will be lead next season by veteran coach Hector Limon, Sr.

Limon coached the Lady Cubs softball team this season, but will return to his roots with the move back to baseball next year.

In the world of high school baseball, few names carry as much weight and earn as much respect as Hector Limon, Sr.…

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Newcomers win seats on school board

May 6, 2017

A pair of newcomers and a familiar face will be sworn into three seats on the Brownfield ISD school board soon, after Saturday’s local elections. Two incumbents also retained their seats on the BRMC hospital board.

Former Brownfield High School Principal Will Hawkins defeated local attorney and board incumbent Jimmy Hammons for the At Large seat in Saturday’s election, while Brownfield native and BHS grad Tim Swaringen ousted longtime member and board president Wayne Taylor.…

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Mosquitoes: City official says spraying begins soon

May 1, 2017

Water still stands in small pools all around Brownfield and playa lakes are full throughout Terry County as a reminder of the storm that dumped as much as four inches of rain and sizeable hail two weeks ago.

Although the moisture is considered much needed by many residents in West Texas, the rainfall has the potential of producing millions upon millions more little issues — mosquitoes.…

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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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