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Election: We look at both sides of the coming amendment election

October 23, 2017

On Tuesday, November 7 Texans will be voting on seven amendments to the Texas Constitution. Texas voters have approved 491 amendments to the state Constitution since its adoption in 1876, according to the Legislative Reference Library. As there are no offices up for election that day, Texans may be tempted to stay home and allow others to determine the outcome of these amendments.…

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Local history: Nolan Expedition struggles

October 23, 2017

(Continuing the series on the Historical Markers of Terry County. Much of the information in this article is taken from an essay written by Clay Coppedge for Texas Escapes and from The Early Settlers of Terry County)

The Route of the Nolan Expedition is marked with a sign about 2.5 miles southwest of Meadow on the Lubbock Highway.…

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Meadow sees proud history, bright future

October 18, 2017

The little town of Meadow has continued to thrive down through the years, even though there were some tough times as well as times of plenty.

The George T. Mitchell family arrived in Meadow in December of 1920. At that time, Meadow was little more than a frontier village of about 10 businesses and a few dwellings.…

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Longtime Publisher passes

October 16, 2017

By Brian Brisendine, Editor

 

Our community lost one of its most fervent supporters over the weekend with the death of Brownfield News Publisher Lynn Brisendine, following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Brisendine, 70, passed away Saturday morning in his home with his family at his side. Services were held Tuesday at Terry County Memorial Cemetery and First United Methodist Church.…

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Spirit of the Plains Band earns Division 1

October 16, 2017

The Spirit of the Plains Marching Band competed at the Sundown Marching Festival over the weekend and earned Division 1 from all three judges. They were also selected as the Outstanding Band for the Entire Competition. Their next competition will be the UIL Marching Contest this Saturday, October 21st, at Lowery Field, in Lubbock.

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Terry County full of history

October 9, 2017

(First in a series on the Historical Markers of Terry County)

Terry County is county full of history. From the early days of  Indians and grasslands to the current days of internet and grapevines, life has always been interesting in Terry County.

We are beginning a series on the historical markers of Terry County, in order to educate and entertain you with some of the rich history that made Terry County what it is.…

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‘Dangerous’ flu season starting

October 9, 2017

Flu season is at our doorsteps and medical professionals are warning this year’s flu season could be a particularly bad one.

Experts are sounding the alarm, saying this flu season could be a dangerous one.

So far in Terry County, only two flu tests have returned positive, but Brownfield Regional Medical Center is seeing an influx of patients with upper respiratory complications, according to Susie Sosa, Manager of the hospital’s Rural Health Clinic.…

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Moisture a mixed blessing

October 4, 2017

“Rain, rain go away…” Hard words to say in dry West Texas, but those words are on the minds of farmers in the area as they are preparing for harvest and in some instances, having harvest delayed by the rain.

Rainfall reports for last week’s rain event tallied from around an inch to all the way up to nearly four inches.…

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Open Kitchen open to all

October 3, 2017

There is an old Peanuts cartoon where Linus, carrying his blanket, tells Snoopy, who is holding his food dish, to “go and be blessed.” That is all well and good, but Snoopy’s dish was still empty.

Many times, that is the way we tend to approach the needs of our world.…

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Young Farmers stay active

September 27, 2017

Back in the ‘70s, the Farm Movement was active and working hard to make a difference. This was when the farmers all drove their tractors and invaded Washington, en masse. Fast forward about 40 years or so. The problems the farmers were facing then are not too different than what our guys are facing today.…

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