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In the first city council meeting of March, Mayor Tom Hesse and the council members began the meeting by going into an executive session dealing with Section 551.086 certain public power utilities, mostly power supply contract.

Friday, March 5 Brownfield Electrical Department fixes power pole restoring electricity on Lamesa Hwy. Residents in the area still have no internet.

Mar 7, 2021 - 00:00

Brownfield Lady Cub fans stood in line Friday morning to purchase tickets to the State Semifinal Game that was held at the Junell Center at Angelo State University in San Angelo.

GasBuddy recently showed that the nation will be seeing an increase in gas prices as refineries deal with the winter storms and the aftermath.

Sports

After opening the Lamesa tourney with a win over Ralls on Thursday, March 4, the Brownfield Cubs baseball team faced Abernathy and Lubbock Christian in a morning and afternoon game.

After finishing the season with an 18-8 overall record, 10-2 in Region 1, District 3-3A, the outright district title, a Bi-District golden ball, and an appearance in the Area round; the Brownfield Cubs basketball team added a few more individual honors to an impressive season.

With the final District 7-1A team eliminated from the Class 1A playoffs, Meadow and Wellman Union boys’ basketball teams released their All-District honors. Both had six players selected including two players sharing an award.

Meadow and Wellman Union girls’ basketball teams had 12 players selected to the All-District first and second teams.

Opinions

Feb 3, 2021 - 00:00

I’m sure you’ve heard the song Reckless Love by Cory Asbury --or at least I hope you have. The first time we sang it at church, I only guessed the name of the song was “Reckless Love” because those two words stood out so strongly to me in the lyrics.

Feb 3, 2021 - 00:00

Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away, and some couples are probably already making plans for the big day. One year I created a post asking readers to retell their favorite love story or write about couples who seemed to be the perfect sweethearts. This year, two extraordinary people came to mind, a pair who I now realize had the greatest love of all, my parents.

Feb 3, 2021 - 00:00

It’s an honor to take over writing “Capital Highlights” from two capable predecessors, Chris Cobler and Ed Sterling. They are tough acts to follow, but I’ll do my best.

Jan 30, 2021 - 00:00

It was in the late 1920s when a wandering hobo found his way to the rustic little farm house deep in the woods ofsoutheastern Oklahoma.

Obituaries

Mar 7, 2021 - 00:00

Roberto Curiel, age 68, of Hondo, Tx, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, April 8, 2020. He is reunited with his parents, Anastacio and Guadalupe Curiel, and his brother Eliseo Curiel, who preceded him in death.

Feb 28, 2021 - 00:00

Services for Enrique Jimenez Jr. will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, March 1, 2021 at Ministerio Tierra De Promesas with Pastor Armando Macias officiating. A family visitation will be held on Saturday, February 27 and Sunday, February 28 from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Feb 28, 2021 - 00:00

Ted Speicher was born on August 30, 1948 in Washington, Pennsylvania to William Jacob and Genevieve Speicher. He died on February 7, 2021 in Brownfield. He was 72. Ted attended school in Pennsylvania. He moved to Brownfield in 1972 after serving in the Air Force from 1969-1973.

Feb 24, 2021 - 00:00

The family of Gerald Ward celebrated his life of 80 years on Monday, February 22, 2021, at First Baptist Church in Ropesville, Texas. He passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021. We invite you to sign his virtual guestbook and download his memorial keepsake folder to your device for printing at www. memorialdesigners.net. We also ask you to consider viewing his Life Tribute, a video of photographs set to his favorite music. On December 27, 1940, Gerald was born to Charlie and Ella Mae Ward in Ropesville, Texas on the Ward Homestead farm. He graduated from Ropes High School in 1959, where he enjoyed playing football and running track making an appearance at the state meet in the sprint relay. (We’ve been told the team stayed up too late the night before and didn’t exactly have their legs the next day!) Gerald followed in his father’s footsteps and began farming in 1960 and continued plowing some of the straightest, cleanest rows in the county for 61 years—without a GPS! Gerald was known for his numerous cars (Sandra says he got a new one each year), motorcycles, riding bareback broncs, deer hunting, and playing dominoes. He met his bride, Nona Genell Cornett, in Brownfield in the VA parking lot while they were each on a double date (not with each other)! They married on February 23, 1963 at the Baptist Church in Union. Gerald served as the greeter passing out the weekly bulletin and “charging” $1 each to increase the coffer for FBC Ropesville for the past 16 years. Never having met a stranger, he was a friend to all and loved a good laugh. Survivors include his wife, Genell Ward; their children, Julee (Rick) Reardon, Jill (Rick) Teran; grandchildren, Lindsey (Brennen) LeFevre, Charlie (Ashleigh) Abram, and Landry Teran; greatgrandchildren, Kolton Abram; and sister, Sandra Ayers. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Charlene Sims. The family has designated the Ropesville First Baptist Church for memorial contributions donated in Gerald’s memory.