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Amid an extreme drought and a pandemic, the harvest must go on. Terry County producers have already begun the harvesting season for cotton, peanuts, and other crops. This year though, there have been some obstacles for producers.

The Brownfield City Council met on Thursday via Zoom for a scheduled meeting to discuss the Visitor Information Center which is housed by the Brownfield Area Chamber of Commerce and heard an update on the compensation and classification study.

Dawson Cesar Munoz won the Fulbright grant in 2011. The opportunity allowed the 2004 Brownfield graduate and 2011 Texas State University-San Marcos graduate to travel and live in Spain for a time.

Oct 18, 2020 - 00:00

Lubbock hospitals are close to capacity with coronavirus patients, causing BRMC to house local COVID patients

Sports

Oct 18, 2020 - 00:00

Lady Cub Madison Hord helped her volleyball team to secure a huge win over rival Denver City Thursday night. With her 17 digs and her movement on the court the team is now tied in district play with DC.

The Brownfield Lady Cubs are now tied in district action with Denver City as they won their second matchup to DC in four sets on Thursday night.

Brownfield hosted Levelland on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at Cubs tennis court in a duel with Class 4A playoff implications. The Lady Cubs and Cubs tennis players need a win for a higher playoff seeding.

Oct 18, 2020 - 00:00

The Brownfield Cubs were plagued with turnovers and special team issues in the first against Slaton which helped lead to there sending district loss.

Opinions

Oct 7, 2020 - 00:00

Irving company pivots to green energy

Sep 30, 2020 - 00:00

So here we are about 35 days out from Election day 2020 (November 3) and things have already heated up it will probably get worse before it gets better.

Sep 23, 2020 - 00:00

Have you ever had the thought, “What’s the point?” “What am I doing here?” “Is what I’m doing even making a difference?”

Sep 23, 2020 - 00:00

Obviously 2020 is an odd year... not in the numerical sense, but the peculiar and weird way. Last Friday added another situation of strange things to its resume. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away. Now I know that’s not strange that someone who is 87 and had pancreatic cancer died, its the situation that has caused some to. well. you know. panic!

Obituaries

Oct 18, 2020 - 00:00

Graveside services for Gerald Dean Hinkle will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at the Terry County Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Steve Carter officiating. Gerald will be in state from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 19, 2020 at Brownfield Funeral Home.

Oct 11, 2020 - 00:00

Memories are etched in the minds and hearts of all who know and love Shelia Kay Stell Reed. Her life’s chapters are multidimensional...she was a beautiful gift that was given to Chalmus W. Stell and Emma Lou Henderson on December 7, 1969. Her spiritual journey was nourished as she accepted Jesus as her personal Savior and was baptized at New Hope Baptist Church. At a youthful age, she was taught the Golden Rules and she lived by them throughout her life. Shelia was educated in the public schools of Brownfield. She was a proud graduate of Brownfield High School. After high school she equipped herself with the necessary tools to gain employment. She began her health care career; the high call of caring became her daily motto, as she enriched her patients’ lives. She was a valuable employee going the extra mile to make sure her patients were taken care of. Her final employment journey would take her to Walmart where she gave diligent service. Desiring a closer walk with the Lord, Shelia rededicated her life to Christ and united with New Life House of Praise. Shelia had a wonderful jovial persona. Her radiant smile brought joy to so many hearts. She was a loving wife, mother, doting grandmother, devoted sister, caring aunt, wonderful niece, kind cousin and loyal friend. She loved her family unconditionally. Her smile, voice and touch will be tremendously missed by her family and friends. But her vibrant memory will live on in the hearts of all those who loved her. Shelia Kay Stell Reed bid this world adieu on September 28, 2020. She is preceded in death by her parents, Chalmus W. Stell and Emma Lou Henderson; daughter, Courtnee Stell; sister, Beverly Jackson; grandchildren, McKaily Stell and Jarrett Malachi Stell; and other loved ones. Her sweet memory will live on in the hearts of her beloved family, husband, John H. Reed Jr; children, Jarrett Stell, Chalmus Stell (CJ), Curtis Stell, Caylee Stell, and Tabryn Stell; siblings, Freda Jackson, Dewayne Willis, Tawanda Thibodaux, Kavin Stell, and Darnesha Randall; a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncle, cousins, other family and friends.

Oct 7, 2020 - 00:00

Virgie Irene Henley Chambers, 91 years 10 months and 25 days passed from this earth on October 5, 2020. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, October 9, 2020 at Immanuel Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Cargile officiating. Burial will follow at Terry County Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home. A family visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Brownfield Funeral Home. Virgie was born on December 11, 1928 in a half dugout in Dora, NM to Thomas and Annie Henley. She married Clifford Franklin Chambers on December 1, 1947, they were married for 57 years. She was always involved with all six of her children’s activities. Anytime the family got together she always wanted them to play music together. Virgie was involved in the Quilting Guild and Art Association where she won numerous ribbons and awards for crafts, quilts, and paintings. She owned Granny’s Nook for two and a half years. She worked at multiple retail stores in Brownfield and was the manager over the middle school cafeteria for many years. Virgie was preceded in death by her husband Clifford Chambers; son, Royce Chambers; her parents Thomas and Annie Henley; great grandson, Ethen Stovall; two sisters, Adel Lloyd, Lavon Brooks; three brothers, T.J. Henley, Dewey Henley, and Chester Henley. Virgie is survived by five children, Regina Kuipers and husband Ivan of Cottonwood, AZ, Mike Chambers and wife Karen of Brownfield, David Chambers and wife Debbie of Aumsville, OR, Darla Chapman and husband Scott of Las Cruces, NM, and Darrell Chambers of Brownfield; twelve grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and 2 great great-grandchildren; one sister, Bernadine Wilson and a host of self-adopted grandchildren.

Oct 7, 2020 - 00:00

Mercedes Dunlap passed away on October 4, 2020 in Brownfield. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 9, 2020 at Brownfield Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Brownfield Cemetery. There will be a family visitation held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Brownfield Funeral Home. Mercedes was born in Thrall, TX on September 24, 1946, to Modesto and Dominga Ramirez. Mercedes Dunlap was a beautiful soul who loved her family very much. She was a loyal servant of Jehovah God and died peacefully in her bed at home surrounded by those who loved her deeply. Mercedes attended the LVN program at Houston Community College in Houston, TX. In 1992 Mercedes and her husband moved to Brownfield, TX. where she worked at Brownfield Regional Medical Center for 10 years. She loved her animal family Jessie and Max. She will be missed tremendously but her love of family will never be extinguished. Mercedes is survived by three sons, Lorenzo Martinez Jr., Randy Martinez and wife Gloria, Rene Martinez and wife Gracie; one daughter, Stella Martinez and spouse Johnny Salinas; two sisters, Olala Ramirez of Brownfield, TX, and Maria Torres of San Antonio, TX; two brothers, Juan Carillo and wife Luisa of Brownfield, TX, and Augustin Ramirez and wife Susie of San Antonio, TX; twelve grandchildren, Stephanie Martinez,and husband Victor Pena, Ramon Salinas Jr. and wife Jasmine, Johnathan Salinas and wife Luz, Kristella Diaz and husband Miguel, Karolyn Salinas and husband Ludwing, Joshua L. Martinez, Jeremy A. Martinez, Ty Garza, Nautica Rios, Beatrice Doege, and husband Dalyn, Andy Martinez, Christopher Martinez; and sixteen great grandchildren. Mercedes is preceded in death by her parents, Modesto and Dominga Ramirez; husband, Johnny Dunlap, two sons David Martinez and Richard Martinez; sister, Dominga Balero.