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The final weekend of July will be the 9th Annual Grape Capital of Texas Vineyard Festival presented by the Brownfield Chamber of Commerce. The festival will be a two-day event beginning on Friday with a Food and Wine event starting at 7 p.m., and on Saturday there will be vineyard tours and wine beginning at 6 p.m. Both events will be held at Reddy Vineyards and live entertainment will be provided for all those who attend. Ticket prices are $45 and the Chamber welcomes everyone with an interest in wine to come out and enjoy the festival.

The Terry County Commissioners Court met Monday, July 26 at the courthouse and had a few items on the agenda that needed their approval. The commissioners had five agenda items, besides examining and paying the county bills, which needed to be looked at and approved to move forward.

Maurice Martin celebrated his 91st birthday with his family at Coleman Park’s party house on Sunday, July 25. He is pictured with his daughters Sharon Pendleton, left, Leslie McPherson, middle, and Staci Moreno. Martin was born July 27, 1930, in Lubbock and was raised in Terry County. After graduating high school, Martin joined the United States Air Force and after his service, he joined the U.S. Postal Department until he retired. He was very active in the American Legion and held the position of Terry County Veteran Service officer for several years.

Jul 28, 2021 - 00:00

One thing that makes Jesus so endearing— what draws people to Him— is His mercy. I know it’s what captivated my heart. As undeserving as I felt, I needed the mercy He offered. I was lost, and then I was found— just like the man at the pool of Bethesda.

Sports

Brownfield held its mini football camp on Monday, July 26, and Tuesday, July 27 in the field house. The camp was broken into first through fifth graders at 9 a.m., and sixth through eighth graders at 1 p.m. The kids learned the fundamentals and set plays from the Brownfield coaching staff. Head Coach Aarrhon Flores said they had 47 kids show up in total for the camp, and he talked about what he hopes the kids learned from his camp.

With August only a few weeks away, Brownfield athletes are participating in two types of summer workouts. For some the workouts are still a chance to get run with teammates and enjoy the sport under a coach’s supervision, such as the basketball team. For others, like the tennis team, workouts have become summer practices with the season just around the corner.

Jul 7, 2021 - 05:00

The West Texas Running Club held its 52nd Annual Firecracker Run at Coleman Park on Saturday, July 3. The run had three races with a fun run of one mile for kids up to fifth grade, a three mile run, and a 10k run. All race results are available on wtrunning.com website. The three mile run had 77 runners and the 10k had 40 runners.

Wellman Union held a Little Cat track meet for all children up to the fifth grade. The meet was held by Wellman Union coach Lyndi Boone, who is in her second year with Wellman and teaches elementary P.E. The meet had four running events 50 meter hurdles, 50 meter dash, 100 meter dash, 400 meter dash, and 200 meter dash. For the hurdles the younger kids jumped over cones and the older kids were able to jump the actual hurdles.

Opinions

Jul 28, 2021 - 00:00

Texas gas prices have dropped 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week according to GasBuddy. The drop puts the average price of gas in the state at $2.82 per gallon. Yet even with the drop gas is still 4.1 cents higher than a month ago and 95.5 cents per gallon higher than last year.

Jul 28, 2021 - 00:00

Workforce commission announces job surge

Jul 21, 2021 - 05:00

Absent lawmakers stymie special session

Jul 14, 2021 - 05:00

Legislature returns for special session

Obituaries

Jul 28, 2021 - 00:00

Funeral service for Vic Cornett, 75, of Lamesa will be held Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Medley officiating. Interment will follow to Dawson County Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Branon Funeral Home. Vic passed away on July 25, 2021 in Lubbock, Texas. He was born May 25, 1946, in Big Spring, Texas to W.H. “Buzz” and Ineta (Shortes) Cornett. He married the love of his life, Shirley Jean Brinkley July 19,1965 in Acuna, Mexico. They were married for 56 years. He farmed in Dawson County and Terry County for many years. Vic graduated from Oklahoma State Horseshoeing School. He was an avid horseman, farrier and true cowboy. He was known as one of the best horse trainers where he trained at Sunland Park Racetrack and Ruidoso Downs Racetrack. He retired from Cooper Natural Resources after 21 years. Vic loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. But most of all he is remembered as a prankster and loved joking around. Vic is survived by his spouse, Shirley Jean Cornett of Lamesa TX.; children, Craig Lynn Cornett of Lamesa, Cyndi Lyn Browne and husband, Alvis of Seagraves, Carla Lyn Tallmon of Ropesville and Stoney Chance Cornett and girlfriend, Macy of Lubbock; sister, Vieta Zeeck and husband, Charles of Lubbock; brother in law, Jerry Brinkley and wife, Christi of Amarillo; grandchildren, Trey Browne and wife, Karol, Tori Estenson and husband, Brad, and Haley Cheyenne Tallmon; and great grandchildren, Cooper Sloan Cornett and Grace Elody Browne; three nephews, Stephen Zeeck and wife, Ann, Michael Zeeck and wife, Ruth, and Kevin Zeeck and wife, Kathy. He is preceded in death by his parents. To send condolences, online please visit www.branonfuneralhome.com.

Jul 24, 2021 - 05:00

Miller were held 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Immanuel Baptist Church with Pastor Bruce Cargile officiating. Lee went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 9, 2021. He was born December 3, 1923, to Thomas Isreal Miller and Hettie Burrows Miller in Brownfield, Texas. Lee graduated from Union High School and served in the United States Navy during World War II. He married Martha Josephine Sudduth in the Foster Church parsonage on April 14, 1950. Lee farmed in the Union Community and was a member of the Union Baptist Church and then Calvary Baptist Church in Brownfield. Lee was active with the Brownfield Senior Citizens and a long time member of the Union School Board. Lee served as commander of the local American Legion and was a member of the VFW. Lee was preceded in death by his parents; Tom and Hettie Miller, brothers; W.O. Miller, T.O. Miller, and Roy Miller, and sister; Cleo Newsom. Lee is survived by his bride of 71 years, Martha; two sons, Gordon Miller and wife Sharon; Gary Miller and wife Debbi; and a daughter Kathy and husband Cecil, all from Brownfield. Lee had four grandchildren: Angie, Tracy, Doug, and Te’Auna; and four great-grandchildren: Ethan, Zoey, Maverick, and A’Lexxus. The family would especially like to thank Texas Home Health Hospice and The Cottage staff for making his final days peaceful. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be sent to the Brownfield Senior Citizens Center, Box 1021, Brownfield, Texas 79316.

Jul 24, 2021 - 05:00

Graveside service for Barbara Grace Gregg, 87, of Brownfield will be 9:30 am Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at Terry County Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Chris Seaton officiating. Visitation will be 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Brownfield Funeral Home at 120 W. Tate Street, Brownfield, TX. Barbara Grace Gregg of Brownfield passed away in Lubbock on July 21, 2021. Barbara was born May 21, 1934 in Terry County, near Brownfield, to Will and Hallie Green. She attended school in Gomez and Brownfield. She was a member of the Gomez Baptist Church. She married Delton Gregg in 1951. They were married for 58 years. Shortly after they married, Barby moved with Delton to Georgia and then New Jersey while he was in military training. She worked in a department store for a short time in New Jersey. After Delton returned from his military service in Korea, they began farming in Terry County. Barby was very active in the farming operation. Later she also worked as a bookkeeper for Goodpasture Grain, then she was a rural letter carrier for the Brownfield Post Office. Barby and Delton enjoyed square and round dancing. They were members of the Terry Twirlers for many years. Barby enjoyed working with kids. She was a 4-H leader and taught girls the basics of sewing and cooking. She loved to sew and crochet. She often made afghans, quilts and baby afghans for friends and family. She was an excellent cook and made most things from scratch. She enjoyed making her hot rolls and tiny pecan pies to share. She made and decorated many wedding cakes for family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delton, her parents and her brothers, Raymond Green and Bill Green. She is survived by her daughters, Carmin and Greg McWilliams of Levelland and Cindy and Harry Zimmerman of Lubbock; four grandchildren, David McWilliams, Michael and Renee Zimmerman, Andrea and Tim Hammer, and Jayne and Eric Awbrey; six great-grandchildren; Amber, Adam and Amy Awbrey; Ethan Zimmerman and Cole and Ryan Hammer and many cherished cousins, nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the Isle at Raider Ranch and Beyond Faith Hospice.

Jul 21, 2021 - 05:00

Services for Linda Albert, 66, of Brownfield was held at 10am Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at Brownfield Funeral Home Chapel with Douglas officiating. Visitation were from 6-8 pm Monday, July 19, 2021 at Brownfield Funeral Home Chapel. Linda was born on September 14, 1954 in Brownfield to J.C. Wooley and Dora Mae Wooley. She grew up in Gomez Community. She loved her family and especially her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed dancing and traveling in her camper. Spending time with her grandkids was the highlight of her life. She is preceded in death by her parents, J.C. and Dora Mae Wooley; infant daughter, Carolyn Thompson; brother, Glen Wooley and a niece, Jami Wooley. Linda is survived by her husband Alvin Albert, Sr.; son, Jeremy Thompson; daughter, Christy Puryear and husband Douglas; stepsons, Alvin Albert, Jr. and wife Staci, Alan Albert and wife Essie; grandchildren, Micah Puryear, Kaidi Albert, Shelbi Albert and Aron Albert; brother, Jim Wooley, sister Freda Wooley; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.