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In a special meeting, the Brownfield City Council came to the decision to not open the Family Aquatic Center this summer. City Manager Jeff Davis, Parks and Recreation Director Scott Jackson, and Water Director James Nix all recommended to the city council to not open the pool this summer and instead, work on getting it fixed for next year. The council voted to close the aquatic center, bring in engineers, and have the pool properly fixed for next year.

On Tuesday, June 8, Mayor Tom Hesse and city council members went out and did some cleaning around city hall. They used weed whackers to cut down weeds on the sidewalks and cut long blades of grass, and afterwards picked up the trash and placed them in garbage bags.

On Wednesday, June 9 Brownfield basketball player Gabi Fields was awarded a plaque from the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches as the Class 3A Player of the Year. Fields helped the Lady Cubs in winning the programs first outright District 3-3A championship with a 12-0 record. Her free throws at the end of the game led the Lady Cubs to a close victory over Idalou in the Area Round of playoffs. She helped the Lady Cubs in forcing overtime and defeating Fairfield in the Class 3A state championship game to secure Brownfield’s second girls’ state title.

Jun 12, 2021 - 05:00

Cookers of all shapes and sizes were setting up and starting their fires in Coleman Park Friday afternoon in preparation for the annual Knights of Columbus Cook-off set for this weekend. The yearly contest is garnering a solid reputation among BBQ aficionados such as team Smokin' Dawgs from Orange Grove, Texas pictured above.

Sports

The Brownfield boys’ basketball team played the second week of Frenship summer league games. The Cubs played their third and fourth games of the league facing Littlefield and Idalou in the Frenship junior varsity gym. The Cubs lost to Littlefield 52-42 and bounced back to defeat Idalou 62-48. Brownfield is 3-1 in summer play.

The Brownfield baseball team opened its summer league games hosting Seagraves on Tuesday, June 8. The Cubs defeated their opponent 14-5 in five innings that included a grand slam by Adriano Mireles. The Cubs next summer league game is against Snyder on the road, Friday, June 11.

The Brownfield football varsity and junior varsity teams participated in the 7 on 7 games and the Cubs’ linesmen participated in the linesmen challenge at Tahoka High Monday night. The Cubs varsity team faced Lamesa in game one and Tahoka in game two, winning both games with a 20-8 win over Lamesa and 28-14 over Tahoka. With the JV team winning both games, Brownfield football went undefeated.

The Brownfield boys’ basketball team participated in the Frenship Tiger summer basketball association summer league with back to back games on the first night of the four week schedule. The Cubs played the first week at Lubbock Cooper High School Auxiliary gym, with the Cubs winning the first game against Roosevelt 44-36, but losing the second game 74-63 to Olton in the varsity division. In the first game against Roosevelt, the two teams played a back and forth game trading baskets. The Cubs held a slim 23-22 lead after the first 20 minutes, and came out and hit shots early in the second half. In the second game, Brownfield went into the half trailing 25-24, but fatigue hurt the Cubs in the second half as Olton went on to build a 14 point lead before the Cubs made a run in the final five minutes to cut the lead to single digits. The Cubs next two games will be on Tuesday, June 8 at Frenship High School junior varsity gym. Game 1 will be against Littlefield and game 2 will be played right after against Idalou, with tip off set for 8 p.m.

Opinions

Jun 9, 2021 - 05:00

Population gains, losses in state detailed

When I was in elementary school, the beginning of summer meant several things: singing “Onward Christian Soldiers” at Vacation Bible School (VBS), staying outside way past dark, and scrubbing black tar bubbles from my bare feet.

Jun 2, 2021 - 05:00

Budget headed to governor’s desk

May 5, 2021 - 05:00

State shows largest numerical population gain

Obituaries

Jun 12, 2021 - 05:00

Private services for Juan Pedro Pena were held June 11, 2021 at 3:00pm in Hobbs, New Mexico followed by a private burial in the Prairie Haven Cemetery.

Jun 6, 2021 - 00:00

Memorial services for Dale Nichols, 79, will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 7, 2021 in the Ratliff Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Greg Breedlove officiating and Masonic services will be rendered. Services under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home of Brownfield. He died Thursday, May 27, 2021 in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He was born May 29, 1941 in Lamesa, Texas to the late Fred Nichols and Thelma Marks Nichols. He farmed and raised cattle, goats and sheep. He attended school in Coahoma and Seminole and was a member of the Church of Christ and was 32 nd degree Mason with Masonic Lodge #903. He was preceded in death by a brother Donald Nichols. Survivors include; two sons; Clay Nichols of Brownfield and Tray Nichols of Delaware; a daughter Lauri Beavers and her husband Matt of Ft. Worth, Texas; a brother Alfred Nichols and his wife Hilda of Seagraves also five grandchildren.

May 29, 2021 - 00:00

Gary Dale Dyer, age 80, passed away on Monday, May 24, 2021. Services for Gary will be held on Thursday, May 27, 2021 in the High Mesa Cowboy Church at 10:00AM with Interment to follow at Girard Cemetery in Girard, Texas. Officiated by Pastor Todd King.

May 26, 2021 - 00:00

Jo and Homer E. Jones were laid to rest at the Terry County Cemetery on November 7, 2020. Jo and Homer were life-long West Texans, born, reared, and wed while in Slaton. Jo was preceded in death by her parents, Aquila and Viola Pruitt, and four siblings. Homer was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Ethel Jones, and seven siblings. They also had a son, Barry, and granddaughter, Jill, who preceded them and are interred beside them in Brownfield. They are survived by three sons, and a daughter: Homer Jones, Jr. and spouse, Jane; Rick Jones and spouse, Georgia; Larry Jones and spouse, Cindy; and daughter Dorinda Cooper and spouse Michael Cooper. They have eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, with one great-grandchild and one great-great-grandchild due in July. Homer was a WWII veteran and Ex-POW. Homer and Jo were wed June 1, 1946, in Slaton, while he was enrolled in Texas Tech College, and they lived in Slaton after their marriage. After receiving his BS degree from Texas Tech, they moved to Wellman, where he took a teaching position as Wellman's first Vocational Ag teacher. He served in that capacity for 35 years. They moved to Lubbock in 2000 after 52 years in Wellman. Homer was a minister of the Lord’s word at several congregations of the Churches of Christ, including Wellman, Graham Chapel, Grassland, and others. He was also a farmer, store clerk, cotton gin employee, loving husband, father of five, teacher and mentor of two generations, good friend, and patriot. Jo was a farm girl who, during WWII, became a bank teller in Wilson, was assistant post-mistress in Wellman, store clerk, devoted, supportive wife, nurturing, doting, mother of five, and dear faithful friend. Above all, both loved God, His Son and, His word. They were pure examples of Christ’s teachings and showed that through their cherishing love for each other, their children, family, friends, community, and the United States of America. Their passing has left a void in thousands of peoples lives. They are truly missed. The public is invited to a Memorial and Celebration of the lives of Homer and Jo. It will be held Memorial Day, May 31, 2021, at 2 pm, at South Plains Church of Christ; 6802 Elkhart Ave. in Lubbock, TX. The family is inviting all to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Children’s Home of Lubbock or the South Plains Honor Flight.