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The COVID-19 virus has hit Terry County with force. As of press time there have been four confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Terry County. The list of exposure sites locally has become a lengthy one ranging from United Supermarket to a food truck.

The Brownfield Police Dept. is asking the public for information about two thefts that occured on March,15th and March, 22nd 2020.

Mar 29, 2020 - 00:00

With all the sheltering in place and self quarantining going on there was bound to be something positive to happen.

Annabeth Allison has been chosen as a recipient of the prestigious F.W. Mattox Scholar Award from Lubbock Christian University's Honor College.

Sports

Mar 29, 2020 - 00:00

A look back at history

The Brownfield Lady Cubs took to the diamond Saturday afternoon, possibly for the last time this season. The Lady Cubs hosted Slaton in both teams’ second district game. The Lady Cubs would find themselves down pretty quick as a Tigerette would knock one over the fence for a home run, making the early score 1-0 in the first inning. The Lady Cubs would respond in the bottom of the first with a score of their own, bringing the score 1-1.

The Brownfield Cubs tennis team traveled to San Antonio for the TTCA 3A and Under State Team Tennis Tournament on March 6 and 7. Brownfield was returning to this tournament for the second consecutive year, after finishing 9th in the state at last year’s tournament. The Cubs drew a first round matchup against a tough Kirbyville squad. Doubles jumped on the court first for the two teams and the Brownfield Lady Cubs helped secure a 4-3 for the team.

Mar 14, 2020 - 05:00

TERRY COUNTY SPRING SPORTS

Opinions

Texas Attorney General’s Opinion Affirming Firearm and Ammunition Sales, Gun Range Operations are Essential Services

Mar 14, 2020 - 05:00

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” That was stated to Joshua from God in the book of Joshua specifically Joshua 1:9.

Sweetwater Museum Director Wants You Dead

Okay, the cat’s out of the bag, because that dog won’t hunt, and that ship has already sailed because Elvis has left the building to change horses in the middle of the stream.

But there’s still that elephant in the room.

Obituaries

Millie Jo Smith, known to everyone as “Jo”, peacefully passed away on March 23, 2020 at the incredible age of 89. Jo passed away peacefully of natural causes in her home of over 40 years in Brownfield, Texas. Jo was born on August 14, 1930 in Stratford, Oklahoma to William and Flora Hannan. Jo was the second of 4 children including Dolly, Fred and Johniece. Jo was married to Tommy Smith for almost 30 years before his passing in 1991 and has resided in Brownfield for more than 40 years on both Buckley and E. Lake Street. Jo and Tommy’s main love was for each other and for their three children John, Lavidia, and Laquita. The love between children and parents was always evident thanks to Tommy and Jo maintaining a close relationship as a family. It was always known amongst the kids to come home to Brownfield, regardless of where in the world they were, to spend Christmas or Thanksgiving as a whole family. “Mimi” was especially adept at doting over her four grandchildren Stephenie, Brandy, Paul Jr., and Michael, who loved her, laughed with her, and learned from her. Her amazing life also blessed her with 12 great grandchildren who will have memories of Mimi as well. Through her love and empathy for all, Jo was very service oriented. She joyfully gave her love, time, and charity to friends, people in need, and members of the community, including people of the VFW post, the local nursing home, and countless others. Jo’s love for our savior, Jesus Christ, has earned her many jewels in her crown from our heavenly father as she now gets to sit by his side. This world was always a better place with her in it and will leave a void as she leaves to reap her rewards in heaven, She will be dearly and deeply missed by her family, friends, those she took care of, and those who took care of her. Jo’s legacy continues as she is survived by her sister Johniece, both her daughters, her grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Viewing services were held Friday, March 27th at Brownfield Funeral Home. All family and friends are warmly invited to come and pay their respects and say goodbye to Jo.

Graveside services for Agapito Fuentes Sr. will be held privately with a memorial service following at a later date that is to be determined. Viewing was held on Saturday, March 28, 2020, from 11am to 8pm and on Sunday, March 29, 2020 from 12pm to 8pm. Agapito passed away on March 23, 2020 in Midland. He was born on May 13, 1969, in Mountain Home, Idaho to Juan Fuentes and Paulita Aguirre. Agapito was a hardworking man with a very kind and beautiful soul. He wouldn’t hesitate to help anyone. He always told his son to help the people that needed help, give them funds or whatever they needed, because one day you might be in their shoes. When asked “what if they don’t want help” he would just say, “well, pray for them.” He was always full of Joy. Agapito is preceded in death by his father, Juan Fuentes, step-father, Manuel Aguirre, sister, Federicka Fuentes, nephew, Christopher Garcia, and uncle, Francisco Medellin. Agapito is survived by his mother, Paulita Aguirre; wife, Juanita Duran of Midland; children, Joshua Fuentes of Brownfield, Agapito Fuentes, Jr. and wife Stephanie Gonzales of Midland, Monica Fuentes of Midland, Faith Duran of Midland, Christie Ann Barber and husband, Joshua of Dallas; stepchildren, Kris Cortinas of Corpus Christi, Ashley Garcia of Midland, Modesto Jr. Ellis of Midland, Chelsey Ellis of Midland, and Jessiah Duran of Midland; siblings, Janie Garcia of Brownfield, Antonio Fuentes and wife, Margarita of Brownfield, Gregory Fuentes and wife Tina of Washington, Francis Fuentes and husband, Jesus Perez of Brownfield; Jamie Fuentes of Brownfield, and Joe Aguirre and wife, Rose Jimenez Aguirre of Midland; and 17 grandchildren.

Mar 25, 2020 - 00:00

ite bible story. She also loved the hymn Amazing Grace and her advice to everyone would be: Love one another and be quick to forgive people who do wrong. Cindy is proceeded in death by her parents and her step-father Ron Stubblefield. Cindy is survived by her brother, Jim Cousineau and his wife Anna from Tyler, TX; three nephews, Daniel Cousineau from New York, Eric Cousineau from Cambridge, MA and Brian Cousineau from Tyler, TX.

Mar 25, 2020 - 00:00

Donna Martha Givens 76, of Denver City, Texas died March 21, 2020. Services will be at 2:00 P.M. on March 26, 2020 in the Denver City Memorial Park (Graveside).

RATLIFF FUNERAL HOME OF DENVER CITY.