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“I plan to meet with law enforcement who oppose permitless carry and with the [National Rifle Association] and [Gun Owners of America] who support it to see if we can find a path that a majority of senators will vote to pass,” Patrick said.

Recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration released a joint statement placing a pause on the use of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Brownfield Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Jerry Jasper spoke on the issue.

Apr 21, 2021 - 05:00

On Friday night around 10:30 p.m. a Ford Focus rolled over on 62/82 just north of Meadow. The driver was treated on site by paramedics. No other information is available on the acident.

When the Brownfield Board of Trustees met on Monday, April 19, they did not begin in the usual room and in their usual chairs. Instead, the board of trustees met outside of the new high school and received a tour of the campus. The trustees and audience were able to see how much of the campus has been completed and were given a map to show not only where they were but what area and room they were looking at. The members of the board were able to speak with the foreman and ask questions of their tour guides, and more importantly, they received answers on what has been finished and what is still being worked on. When the tour was concluded, the board members left to the administration building to discuss the remaining items on the agenda.

Sports

Apr 21, 2021 - 05:00

2021 SENIOR

Freshman Lotan Jimenez made one at-bat appearance in Brownfield baseball’s 14-3 win over Muleshoe. He hit the ball to right field bringing in the two runners on second and first, thus ending the game on the University Interscholastic League 10-run rule. The walk-off also snapped the Cubs’ three-game losing streak in District 3-3A.

The Brownfield softball team hosted Muleshoe on Saturday, April 17 in its final home game in District 3-3A play. The Lady Cubs defeated Muleshoe 10-0 in five innings due to the University Interscholastic League 10-run rule. With the win, the Lady Cubs extend their winning streak to four games and continue to challenge Lamesa for the District 3-3A championship. The game was Brownfield’s Senior Night. The Lady Cubs will be on the road visiting Lamesa on Tuesday and will close their district Saturday at Dimmitt.

DENVER CITY – The setting was similar for the Brownfield track and field team when they returned to the Mustangs field, the same venue that hosted the District 3A championship, but this time it wasn’t district, it was the Area round of playoffs. Head coach Taheric Brantley was pleased with the results of many of his runners who advanced to the Regional round in Abilene.

Opinions

Apr 14, 2021 - 00:00

Abbott: No government mandated vaccine passports in Texas

Apr 10, 2021 - 05:00

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Apr 10, 2021 - 05:00

I never knew my grandparents on my mother's side, nor some of her older siblings. They were deceased before I was born. Uncle Andy Williams was one of two of mom's brothers whom I got to know well. I kind of looked up to Uncle Andy as a hero because he fought in World War I, called the First World War, the Great War, and called, The War To End all Wars. He was probably the only WWI veteran I ever knew personally, and he was willing to talk about his days in the U.S. Army back then, in 1914 to 1918. He had lots of stories to tell. Andy Williams was born in 1888. He was not a very big man, but he stood high in this nephew's eyes. He was a couple of inches short of six feet tall and probably weighed about 160 pounds. He had a thick mat of long, unkempt, iron grey hair. Giving him the look of an Australian aborigine or somewhat like the professor in the "Back to the future" movie. His was a rugged, manly guy with the look of a person used to being outdoors.

Mar 24, 2021 - 00:00

PUC chair resigns in wake of call to energy investors

Obituaries

Apr 14, 2021 - 00:00

Mary Lee Hudspeth Gunnels, better known as Mimi passed away April 11, 2021 in her sleep. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on April 14, 2021 at Brownfield Funeral Home with Kerry Grandy officiating. Burial will follow at Terry County Memorial Cemetery. She met the first love of her life Bobby Gunnels nearly 43 years ago, and was married 42 years ago. Mimi had two sons Robby Gunnels out of Tyler, Texas and Andrew Gunnels from Brownfield. She devoted herself to her sons growing up, being very active in their lives. Almost to the point of being annoying to her boys. Anyone close knew her love of being the center of the conversation, and had to know what’s going on. In march 2004 she found her calling when she became a “Mimi”. Over the last 17 years Mimi has loved, adored, spoiled, and worshipped her seven grandchildren as her grandchildren loved her. She knew nothing but love, caring and enjoyed teaching valuable life lessons any chances she had. Her cooking lessons will be missed. Mimi was preceded in death by her parents, George and Vona Lee Hudspeth and sister Linda Sue Hudspeth. Mary is Survived by her loving husband, Bobby Gunnels; sons, Andrew Gunnels of Brownfield, and Robert Gunnels of Tyler, TX. Her ‘’adopted’ daughter-in-loves Terra Gunnels and Brianna Gunnels although they were daughter-in-law’s she claimed them both as daughters clearly. Her pride and joys were her grands; Austin Gunnels, Hunter Hendley, Audrey Gunnels, Kadin Gunnels, Hadlea Gunnels, Lilly Piper, and Brylee Gunnels. Brother John A. Hudspeth and wife Cresent of Brownfield. Her love of her family was never doubte d nor was her families love for her. Although her passing was sudden, she is now at peace, catching up with her mom and dad on the news of all the grands. We will love and miss you forever Mamma, Mimi, sister, aunt and honey.

Apr 14, 2021 - 00:00

Shelby Duncan passed away on April 12, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Cameron Kirkland officiating. Family visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at Brownfield Funeral Home.Shelby was born on April 30, 1961 in Lubbock to Elvice and Laverne Duncan. After dating for nine years, he married his childhood sweetheart, Elizabeth Sellers on July 30, 1988 in Seagraves. Shelby worked for Windstream until he retired after 31 years and then went to work for the Texas Department of Transportation. Shelby loved sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Tech Red Raiders. He always supported the local teams from both Yoakum and Terry Counties. Shelby was actively involved in the Walk to Emmaus and enjoyed the many 4-H Stock Show animals that he participated in with his family. He never met a stranger and always took the time to check on those he loved. Shelby had a heart of gold and was always willing to help others. He was so proud of his children and granddaughter and his eyes always lit up when he talked about them. Shelby is preceded in death by his parents, Elvice and Laverne Duncan; and father and mother-in-law, Elmer and Mary Guinn Sellers. Shelby is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Duncan; son Jacob Duncan and wife Baily; daughter, DeNell Duncan, and granddaughter, Olivia. His siblings, Debra Murphee and husband Wally, Terry Duncan and wife Rhonda, and Darla Welch and husband Tracy; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Apr 10, 2021 - 05:00

Arlan Dean Odom passed away peacefully on February 10, 2021 leaving his beloved Quogue, NY with the beautiful ocean breezes that he loved so much. He is now resting peacefully with his beloved wife Ruth Ann (Golding) Odom of 60 years and his son Clet Odom. Arlan was born to Jess and Eula Mae (Frizzell) Odom in Altus, OK on March 2, 1938. He moved with his family to Brownfield, TX where he spent his formative years. It was at Brownfield High School that he met his boxing coach, Tom Adams, who was a big influence in his life. Under Coach Adams leadership Arlan became a competitive golden glove boxer in both featherweight and lightweight divisions winning 50 of 52 fights in his career. In 1955 he joined the United States Airforce and in 1957 was assigned to the 52nd Fighter Group at Suffolk County Air Force Base West Hampton Beach; Long Island, NY where he was Honorably discharged in 1959. It was here (1958) that Arlan met his wife of 60 years and made his home in Quogue, NY. He retired from a 50-year career at Union Local 1298 as a Fund Administrator. He spent his later years traveling with his beloved wife, Ruth Ann, to different parts of the United States visiting his siblings, nieces and nephews, and friends. He loved his children and grandchildren more than anything in the world and enjoyed watching them in their activities and sporting events as they grew up. He is survived by daughters Robin Fowler and Donna Combs; son-in-law Kevin Combs; grandchildren Luke Combs, Shane Combs, and Dylan Fowelr; siblings Kay Jeffries, Bob and Susan Odom; brother and sisters -in-law Donald and Marty Golding, and Betty Odom. He is proceeded in death by his wife Ruth Ann Odom; son Clet Odom; parents Jess and Eula Mae Odom; siblings Troy Bryan Odom, Jessie Arron Odom, Laura Mae Clark, James Roy “Jimmy” Odom, Winston Odom and Linda Odom; sister-in-law Peggy Odom; nieces DeLynn Jeffries and Twyla Clark; and nephew Troy Jr. Odom. A memorial service will be held at Werner-Rothwell Funeral Home 60 Mill Rd., Westhampton Beach, NY 4/16/21 4-7p.m. followed by a Graveside Side Service 4/17/21 11 a.m. at the Quogue Cemetery 58 Lamb Ave, Quogue, NY 11978

Mar 31, 2021 - 05:00

Dian Dawson of Brownfield Texas, passed away March 28, 2021. Graveside service will be held Thursday, April 1, 2021, at Terry County Memorial Cemetery at 2:00 pm. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 31, 2021, from 6 pm - 8 pm at the Brownfield Funeral Home. Dian was born October 14, 1952 to Stanley and Zelma Miller in Brownfield, Texas. Dian traveled with Marvin to Germany while he served in the Army, shortly after being married. Dian obtained a Master of Business Administration from Wayland Baptist University. She worked for the Region 17 Service Center for 17 years and was a business service accountant. She helped Marvin start and build Dawson Electric and Refrigeration, which they ran for 30 years. Dian was passionate about her crafts, birds and dogs. She was the architect and designer of the house they built together in 2018. She was a member of the Spencer Theater in Ruidoso, New Mexico and always enjoyed going to the shows there. Dian is preceded in death by her husband, Marvin, and her father Stanley Miller. Dian is survived by her son, Michael and wife Pebble, one grandson, Mason and three granddaughters, Mallori, Swayde Roberts and Jaci Roberts, one great granddaughter, Autumn; her sister Vickie Coker of Lubbock and her mother, Zelma Miller of Brownfield, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.