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It’s that time again. Tax-free weekend in Texas is set for August 7-9, a perfect opportunity to get ahead of the back-to-school-shopping game.

The Brownfield ISD School Board had a lengthy special called meeting Monday. There were a few highlights from the meeting including the property value review for the upcoming annual budget and the 2020-2021 student and employee handbooks, plus the compensation manual.

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar released the July sales tax revenue report which totaled $2.98 billion in July and a 4.3 percent increase from July 2019.

Aug 5, 2020 - 05:00

City of Brownfield- Public Payment Assistance Program through coronavirus relief funds has been started. First come first serve basis, applications at City Hall.

Sports

Aug 5, 2020 - 05:00

Sports are back again with the UIL approval of all 1A-4A districts starting two-a-days on Monday. County schools, Brownfield, Wellman-Union and Meadow started bright and early Monday morning with cross country, football, volleyball and fall tennis. Two-a-days will continue for all districts until the start of school.

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Aug 1, 2020 - 05:00

Brownfield Cubs 2020 football coaching staff: Back Row Left to Right is Zayne McPherson, Richard Jackson, Taheric Brantley, Kyle Carroll, Art Tennison,Grant Gomez, Jeff Fabila. Front Row Left to Right are Dallin Woods, Joshua Ruiz, Roger Lira, Aarrhon Flores, Eric Morin, and Kevin Graham.

Aug 1, 2020 - 05:00

Brownfield Lady Cubs 2020 volleyball coaching staff: Left to right - Head Volleyball Coach Mallorie Ellis, Assistant Volleyball Coaches Kylee Valenzuela and Laura Moses

Opinions

Aug 5, 2020 - 05:00

In this week’s Our Folks feature we visit with someone who can usually be found out in the county checking rain gauges and water wells for the South Plains Underground Water Conservation District (SPUWCD). Layne Marlow may not be originally from Brownfield or Terry County, but he sure does love it here. Marlow, a native Texan from the southwest city of El Paso made his way to Brownfield over 15 years ago and hasn’t looked back since.

Aug 5, 2020 - 05:00

I want to ask you to think about something: What do you require? Is there something you would name as a necessity?

The Brownfield City Council will be hosting a meeting on Thursday, August 6 at 7:30 a.m. The meeting will be live streamed on the City of Brownfield Facebook page. The link to participate is: https://www.facebook.com/brownfieldcityofficial. The public will be permitted to offer public comments as provided by the agenda and as permitted by the presiding officer during the meeting by the following means:

Aug 1, 2020 - 05:00

Go to the dirt track?

Obituaries

Aug 1, 2020 - 05:00

Funeral services for Mateo Arrezola will be held at 10 am, Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at Brownfield Funeral Home with Rev. Santos Gamez officiating. Burial will follow in the Brownfield Cemetery under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home. There will be a family visitation at Brownfield Funeral Home on Monday, August 3, 2020, from 6 pm to 8 pm. Mateo was born September 21, 1925, in Coy City to Guadalupe and Eduarda Merelez Arrezola. Mateo served in the United States Army from March 27, 1952, until he was honorably discharged on March 27, 1954. He served as a Corporal during the Korean War and played baseball while in the Army. He married the love of his life Ermelinda Nanez on April 21, 1954, in Karnes City. Mateo moved to Brownfield in 1956 and began his career in farm labor with Murphy May and they began a lifelong friendship. He worked throughout the years with Thurman Skains, E. H. Wood, and Dub Holemann through the mid 1990’s. Mateo retired in 2000 from Terry County and continued his retirement with his kids and grandchildren. Mateo loved his family with all of his might, he cherished all his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was the sweetest man to everyone he encountered. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ermelinda Arrezola, two brothers, Luis and Charlie, and two sisters, Bernice and Felipa, and his parents. Mateo is survived by a son, Eddie Arrezola of Brownfield; 8 daughters, Jossie Harvill of Brownfield, Julia Arrezola of Brownfield, Nifa Campos of Midland; Janie Constancio of Brownfield, Norma Davila of Cedar Park, Amy Arrezola of Brownfield, Melissa Ochoa of Lubbock, Angela Arrezola of Hale Center; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and his loving dog, Winnie.

Jul 29, 2020 - 00:00

The man. The myth. The legend. Rudy Perez was a man with unshakable faith, love in family, integrity and honor. He was the kindest soul and helped anyone without question. He definitely lived by the motto that “One person can make a difference” and that is what he did. He was hard on you when needed, strong for you when you needed someone to lean on and the one to put a smile on your face. He was without a doubt always the life of the party and made a lasting impression on anyone he ever came across. Not one person you speak to will give you a boring story about Rudy, because he lived life to the fullest and never had a dull moment. Rudy Perez went to be with the Lord on Saturday July 25, 2020. He went with the best way he knew how, laughing and joking alongside his wife of 40 years, Rose Ann Perez. He was born on September 16, 1959 in Brownfield, TX to David and Audonna Perez. He graduated from Meadow High School and started his impactful life alongside Rose Ann Perez on March 8, 1980 in Brownfield, TX. He is survived by his wife, Rose Ann Perez of Brownfield, TX, three Children and their spouses Maricella Perez and Marty Garcia of Brownfield, TX, Aaron and Sobeida Perez of Gardendale, TX and Amy and Javier Trillo of Kennedale, TX, five grandchildren, one grandchild on the way, and four furbabies. His five brothers and sisters, Yolanda and Ernest Pauda of Brownfield, TX, David and Susan Perez of Meadow, TX, Mary Ann and Ismael Cortez of Davidson, OK, Benny Perez of Meadow, TX and Linda and Jimmy Tercero of Lubbock, TX and MANY nieces and nephews. He will be joined in death by his parents David and Audonna Perez, his in-laws Carlos and Geneva Vera, and others. Funeral services will be held at Brownfield Funeral Home, with viewing on Monday, July 27, 2020, a rosary on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 6:00pm and private family mass at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 10:00am. Burial services will immediately follow the mass at Brownfield Cemetery. A Tru

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Charlotte Goble Wiley, 76, of Lubbock, passed away Friday July 24, 2020.She was born in Burkburnett Texas on March 4, 1944. Charlotte graduated from Brownfield High School and received her Nursing degree from South Plains College. She married her first love, Bruce Langehennig, September 6, 1962. He was the father of her four children. She devoted her life to him until his death May 5, 1979. After years as a single mother, on May 28, 1992, Charlotte married Franklin Wiley. They were happily married until his death December 31, 2010. Charlotte was also preceded in death by her parents Harry Goble, Dorothy Goble, her brother Jerry Goble and son in law Monte Sullivent. She was the grand representative for the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls Louisiana to Texas, PTA President of Hardwick Elementary of 1978, Den Mother for the Cub Scouts of America during the youth of her sons. She had a passion for cooking, gardening, and arts/crafts. She most enjoyed attending Church on the Rock, South Campus with her family. She is survived by her four children- Delton(Cindy) Langehennig of Ft Worth, Bryan Langehennig, Angie Sullivent( Fiancé’ Richard Lockard) and Melissa (Kevin) Rennels, five grandchildren- Carissa(Chris) Beck, Evie Langehennig, Bruce Langehennig II, Brittny (David) Quintanar, Tina Jo(Troy) McGann, 9 great grand children and an abundance of extended family who loved and care for her deeply. The family would like to thank Dr. Jitendra Vasandani, Encompass Home Health and Beyond Faith for their attentive care. They would also like to extend their deepest gratitude for her private care givers. Visitation will be Thursday, July 30 from 4p.m. to 6p.m. at Resthaven Chapel. Funeral service will be Friday, July 31st at 2pm at Church on the Rock South Campus.

Jul 29, 2020 - 00:00

J.A. Chambliss passed away peacefully at his home in Brownfield on July 22, 2020 at the age of 93. Jay was a lifelong resident of Brownfield and served the community in many ways. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Lucille Chambliss, and Joy, his wife of 65 years. He is survived by a son, Johnny and a daughter and son-in-law Rhonda and Bill Oates, all of Lubbock. Jay had 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. A service celebrating his life will be held August 1, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church of Brownfield.