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On Thursday Nov. 19, at around 11:14 p.m. the Brownfield Police were dispatched to the 500 block of East Buckley in reference to a subject causing trouble. When Sgt. Matt Valdonado arrived, he tried to detain the subject, Robert Salinas Robles, 30 of Brownfield. According to the Brownfield PD. Robles resisted arrest and assaulted Sgt. Valdonado by striking or stabbing his chest area with a glass goblet several times. Robles was taken into custody and transported to the Terry County Law Enforcement Center where he is being held on an $85,350 bond and is being charged with aggravated assault against a public servant, assault class “C” misdeamenor, family violence, and resisting arrest during search or transport with a deadly weapon.

Randy Arzabala, 35 of Levelland, is currently in custody at the Terry County Law Enforcement Center. (TCLEC) He has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, aggravated assault against a public servant, evading arrest detention with a motor vehicle, unlawful restraint – exposed to serious bodily injury, fraudulent use or possession of identification items-less than 5, unauthorized use of a vehicle, prohibited substance in a correctional facility, and possession of a controlled substance PG 1 < 1G.

Nov 25, 2020 - 05:00

Celebration services for Sally Rodriguez of Wellman, TX will be 2 p.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church in Brownfield. Services will be conducted by Pastor Steve Carter, Calvary Baptist and Les Wilkes, lifetime brother. Viewing will be this Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brownfield Funeral Home. Sally Duran Rodriguez was born on September 19, 1959 in Mexico City, Mexico to Celso & Maria Duran. Sally graduated from Union I.S.D in 1979. She then graduated from Jessie Lee’s cosmetology Institute in Lubbock Texas but found her career as a Pharmacy Tech for United Supermarkets for 35 years. Sally was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and also a board member for La Mesa de dios Emmaus community. She also served as a member of the Wellman city council. Sally is preceded in death by her Mom, Maria Duran and one brother, Mario Duran. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Eddie Rodriguez of Wellman. Two children, Rod Rodriguez of Wellman, Alix Rodriguez of New London Connecticut. Sally is also survived by 4 siblings. Celso and wife, Sylvia Duran of Brownfield, Sylvia and husband Fernando Casanova of Brownfield, Pat and husband Noe Perez of Lubbock & Mary Lou Duran of Lubbock, also numerous nephews and nieces and survived by the Love of her life, one grandson, Teddy Rodriguez of Brownfield. Pallbearers for her services will be Ethan Chavez of Pendleton California, Greg Wilkes of Lubbock Texas, Tim Cotton of Littlefield, Texas, Celso Duran of Brownfield, Fernando Casanova of Brownfield and Richard Duran of Brownfield. Honorary Pallbearer, Teddy Rodriguez. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to the Youth organization at Calvary Baptist Church.

Nov 25, 2020 - 05:00

Goodfellows - The annual Christmas campaign is in full swing. If you would like to donate toys, food or make a monetary donation contact Brownfield City Hall at 637-4745 or the Terry Co. Sheriffs Office at 637-2212

Sports

It’s Thanksgiving and the sports world is trying its best to recover from the COVID pandemic. This year we are hoping for some games to be played from the NFL slate of Texans vs. Lions, Ravens vs. Steelers, and Washington vs. Cowboys. Look, I’m not here saying what to watch on Thanksgiving but I do have a recommendation for Saturday.

After playing the last two games on the road, both wins, the Meadow girls’ basketball team returned home to face O’Donnell on Friday night. The Lady Broncos (2-3) put up a valiant effort but at the end of four quarters, they fell to the Lady Eagles 51-33. Fayth Haile led Meadow with 19 points.

Nov 25, 2020 - 05:00

The Wellman-Union girls’ basketball team was on the road Friday night visiting Southcrest after its game against Sharp Academy was canceled. That game was to be played at home Saturday morning, but the Lady ‘Cats went up to Lubbock instead and put up a valiant effort in a 48-22 loss.

Nov 25, 2020 - 05:00

The Wellman-Union boys’ basketball team traveled to Lubbock on Friday night to face Southcrest after its home game against Sharp Academy was canceled. The Wildcats tried to steal a road win from Southcrest but three cold quarters kept them from celebrating in the road court. Wellman fell to Southcrest 37-21.

Opinions

Nov 25, 2020 - 05:00

Oak Grove Elementary is a place of excellence where students are engaged in high quality learning, working to achieve their full partnership with parents, students and teachers.

Nov 25, 2020 - 05:00

My name is Zayne McPherson and I am a proud graduate of the Class of 1990 of Brownfield High. I am married to a Brownfield graduate, Courtney McPherson, and we are excited that our two sons, Gage and Hayes, also plan to graduate from here in the next few years. We have lived for the past twenty years in larger cities and have missed the family type atmosphere that small towns create within their community and that is one of the main reasons we were so excited to make this move “home”.

Each school district in Texas has several different programs to help students achieve and realize their potential, and are required by law to take into account those students who are deemed gifted and talented.

Nov 25, 2020 - 05:00

Have you ever been so thankful that you’ve asked yourself, “What can I give back to God for the blessings He’s poured out on me?”

Obituaries

Nov 25, 2020 - 05:00

Graveside for Kenneth Ray Mangis will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at the Meadow Cemetery with Rev. Chris Seaton officiating. Kenneth Ray Mangis passed away on Friday, November 20, 2020 in Brownfield. He was born on November 21, 1935 in Hollis, OK to William and Mattie Mangis. He graduated from Meadow High School. Kenneth worked at Brownfield COOP Station in the service department for 30 years. He liked all kinds of sports and loved children. Kenneth is preceded in death by his parents, William and Mattie Mangis; sisters, Juanita Mangis and Leona Jones. Kenneth is survived by niece, Sue Stockton and husband Tommy of Lubbock; nephews, Glynn Jones and wife Ruth of Lubbock, Terry Jones and wife Marjorie of Lakeland, FL; and several great nieces and great nephews.

Nov 25, 2020 - 05:00

Denver City, Texas……..J.R. Slentz, 94, of Denver City died Thursday, November 19, 2020. In Ft Worth, Texas. Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 A.M, November 23, 2020 at the Denver City Memorial Park with Rev. Jesse Garcia officiating, under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home of Denver City.

Nov 25, 2020 - 05:00

Funeral service for Lou Ann Larson, 67, of Brownfield, TX will be 2;00 pm Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at Brownfield First Baptist Church with Eric Horton officiating and Dr. Matt Baird assisting. Burial will follow at Terry County Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home. Visitation was 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Brownfield Funeral Home. Lou Ann Hadley Larson was born November 30, 1952, in Clovis, New Mexico to John R. and Evelyn Hadley. She was the 5th of their 6 children. She passed from this life on November 20, 2020. Lou Ann graduated from Texico High School in May of 1970 and attended New Mexico State University, in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She married Raymond Lee Larson, December 19, 1971, at the First Baptist Church in Texico, New Mexico. Lou Ann was a member of the First Baptist Church of Brownfield, Texas. In past years, she had taught Sunday School, worked with Acteens, the Youth Group and Special Friends. She has been involved in the Special Friends Retreat in Floydada as well as Special Ed Lab School, during Sunday School Week at Glorieta, New Mexico. Lou Ann enjoyed volunteering in reading groups at Central Elementary School in Artesia. Lou Ann had been employed by T.S.T. Paraffin Service/Key Energy Services, Inc. for over 30 years. Lou Ann is preceded in death by her parents, John R. and Evelyn; an older brother, Raymond Cornell Hadley, and older sister, Lanetta Gale Hadley Harrison. She is survived by her husband of almost 49 years, their son, Kevin Hadley Larson and wife Tazley, of Clovis, New Mexico; their daughter Kayla Jenee Larson Parrish and husband Scott, of Artesia, New Mexico. Lou Ann also has an adopted son, Emmanuel Okoro and wife Rose, of Katy, Texas. Her grandchildren include Baylor, Briar, and Bridger Larson of Clovis, New Mexico; Jordan Parrish and wife Cassidi, of Lubbock, Texas; Jaci, Jadyn and Jacob Parrish of Artesia, New Mexico; and Xavier, Joshua, Ivana, and Jesse Okoro of Katy, Texas. She is also survived by two sisters Lavena Jean Smith of Farwell, Texas, Linda Sue Harrison of Clovis, New Mexico, brother, Richard Dwight Hadley of Texico, New Mexico, an adopted brother, Keith Scott of Lubbock, Texas. Lou Ann is also leaving behind many nieces and nephews and many “adopted” children. In lieu of flowers, you may send donations to Central Elementary School Library, 301 Bulldog Blvd. Artesia, New Mexico 88210.

Nov 21, 2020 - 05:00

Lonnie Smyers 66 of Brownfield passed away on November 17, 2020 in Lubbock. He was born in Vernon, on March 13, 1954 to Donald and Treva Smyers. Lonnie married Gloria Fulford in February 1996 in Brownfield. He was a hardworking man and served his community for 27 years working at Terry County Tractor. Lonnie was a great husband, dad, and Grumpa. He raised his stepsons as his own even when he didn’t have to. Everything Lonnie did he devoted himself to fully. Lonnie is preceded in death by his father, Donald “Pete” Smyers. Lonnie is survived by his wife, Gloria Smyers; son Dustin Smyers; stepsons, Kirk Connett and wife Michelle, Klint Marks and wife Kelsey, Kolton Marks; mother, Treva Boen; grandchildren, Hagen, Kaden, Kole, Kyla, and Greyson; brother, Terry Smyers and wife Neisha, nieces, Aubre Shelton and husband Matt, and Jayci Johnson and husband Seth.