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Jul 5, 2020 - 00:00

From the looks of it it’s going to be a hot July 4 weekend. The hottest temperatures compared to average in the United States will be from the Great Lakes into the upper Mississippi Valley and the Dakotas.

Jul 5, 2020 - 00:00

Concrete work for the new Brownfield High School has officially begun. The local concrete crew, primarily of Brownfield, began pouring the concrete for the footage of the school early Thursday morning. Pictured above is the foundation of what will soon become the High School’s Gymnasium. The concrete, mostly from Brownfield itself, is a part of the Package Two process. During the Package Two process, the crew will continue to pour large amounts of concrete on a weekly basis for many weeks to come, preparing the foundation for Package Three to begin once that job is completed. Package Three will include the construction process.

Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions. The Governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on some outdoor gatherings of over 10 people, and making it mandatory that, with certain exceptions, people cannot be in groups larger than ten and must maintain six feet of social distancing from others.

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is officially in effect today, ushering in a new, modern era of North American trade.

Sports

May 30, 2020 - 00:00

Senior Lady Bronco Nicole Joplin of Meadow signed with Kansas Wesleyan University on Tuesday evening May 26 to continue with her track career.

Two out of the three boys basketball teams in Terry County would punch their tickets to the playoffs this past season, however, it was a tough road for all three.

Continuing with the year in review of Terry County sports we will now focus on girls high school basketball. Out of the three schools that represent Terry County, two of the three girls teams went to the playoffs. Brownfield went far, and the Meadow girls got back in.

May 6, 2020 - 05:00

The BHS Lady Cubs softball team honored and recognized their seniors Friday night May 1. There are only four seniors this year, pictured from left to right are :

Opinions

Jul 1, 2020 - 05:00

Brownfield is a special place to many. The folks here know what hard work is. There are people who some would call “lifers” and others might have broken down on the side of the highway and decided to stay. Some folks came to work here in Brownfield and felt they would leave five or ten years down the road, but they didn’t. We see each other often whether it be in a store, restaurant, church, etc. and you might think to yourself, what are they like? Well… let’s learn who our folks are.

Jul 1, 2020 - 05:00

As we celebrate July 4th and honor our great nation, most businesses will be closed for the day, with most reopening on Monday. Some, however will be taking Friday off, as well.

Jul 1, 2020 - 05:00

“…and great grace was upon them all” (Acts 4:33b).

Jun 27, 2020 - 05:00

Monday: Chicken bits, Mac & Cheese, red bliss potatoes, dessert.

Obituaries

Jul 5, 2020 - 00:00

September 22, 1942 - May 22, 2020

Jul 5, 2020 - 00:00

August 25, 1938 - July 1, 2020

Jul 1, 2020 - 05:00

Lubbock- JoAnn (Tilley) Knight, 89, of Lubbock, peacefully left this life on Friday, June 19, 2020. She was born in Amarillo on August 20, 1930, to Mary Ella and Marvin Tilley. She would later move to Alvin, TX, where she would live until she graduated from high school. JoAnn moved back to West Texas, though, to attend Texas Technological College, where she would receive her degree in Sociology. She would meet her future husband, Robert Knight, while attending Tech, and they were married on December 21, 1951. They celebrated 67 years of marriage together, and they were blessed with 3 children - Michael Knight, DDS, of Park City, UT, Nancy Knight Claborn of Melissa, and Lisa Knight Davis of Lubbock. Following graduation from Tech, JoAnn and Robert moved and lived in Brownfield until 1966 when they moved their family to Lubbock. Once the children were older, JoAnn went back to Tech to receive her teachering certificate, and she taught for the LISD at Posey Elementary for 20 years. JoAnn found great joy and pride in the lives of her children and grandchildren. She dearly loved being a “Mom” and a “Nana”. She also had a “servant’s heart”, caring for the needs of so many friends, neighbors, and others throughout her life. She also served as a volunteer chaplain at Methodist (Covenant) Hospital for many years, and was an active member of the Questers Class at First United Methodist Church in Lubbock. Those left to cherish her memory include her 3 children, 6 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a step-father, Tony Pugh, her brother, CW Tilley, and two grandsons, Braxton Davis and Taylor Knight. A family memorial service will be held in Jackson Hole, WY, in September, 2020. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in celebration of her life to the Alzheimer’s Association, the First United Methodist Church of Lubbock, or to the charity of your choice.

Jul 1, 2020 - 05:00

Funeral service for Maureen Davis Smith,88, of Sachse, TX will be 2:00 pm Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Brownfield Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Rev. Steve Carter officiating. Burial will follow at Terry County Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home. Maureen Davis Smith passed away on June 25, 2020. Born on June 28, 1931 to Leonard Vernon Wagner and Movelda Brooks Wagner in Montgomery County, Arkansas the family soon moved to Terry County. Maureen excelled in school and skipped two grades to graduate from high school at the age of 15. She married Hershel Davis from Brownfield in June1948. Two daughters completed their family. The family attended Calvary Baptist Church in Brownfield for many years. Besides being a homemaker, and mother, Maureen worked in accounting for various businesses over the years. When the family moved to Odessa, Texas in 1966, she worked for GMAC. Hershel preceded her in death in 1994. She later married John Alton Martin and moved to Chapala, Mexico (later relocating to Corpus Christi, Texas). John Alton Martin passed away in late 1998. Returning to Brownfield, Maureen resumed worshipping at Calvary Baptist Church. She helped organize the church library as well as participated in the women’s ministry. She loved the Lord Jesus and spent much time in Bible study and prayer. Hobbies included reading, sewing, making and restoring dolls, crochet, and needlepoint. After several years of widowhood, she married Tom Henry Smith and the couple moved to Burleson, Texas where they lived until Tom Smith passed away in 2013. For several years she lived with family until she moved into assisted living in Sachse, Texas. She is survived by a brother, Brice Wagner (Margie) from San Saba, two daughters, Diana Best (David) and Waynette Davis from Richardson, Texas; a step-daughter, Pam Smith Standly from Marble Falls; two grandsons, Bryan Best (Robin) and Jonathan Best, and step-grandchildren, Rob Schmalz (Jennifer), Heather Schmalz West, and Tommy Lynn Smith as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family who loved her. She lived everyday waiting for that great last day when she would meet her Lord. She “fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith,” 2 Timothy 4:7