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Sep 27, 2020 - 00:00

The new Brownfield High School project is moving along on schedule. Some major milestones have been met and the work is being expanded to include the top level. Plumbing and electrical is starting to be roughed in and the foundation slabs will be poured soon.

After about a 17 day period where COVID-19 cases were below the 20 active cases threshold, there is now an uptick in new cases in Terry County. As of press time, there are now 24 active cases and 237 total cases that have been reported in Terry County.

On Wednesday, September 23 at approximately 4:50 a.m. Brownfield Fire & Rescue was called out to an accident scene at the intersection of US 62/82 (Lubbock Highway) and David Bailey Road.

Early voting is set to begin Tuesday, October 13. On July 27, Texas Governor Greg Abbott mandated that early voting in Texas be extended to three weeks due to COVID-19.


The Brownfield football team travels to San Angelo Stadium to face Lake View with both teams on a losing streak. The Cubs have not won on the road since last year when they defeated Kermit, but have a two game winning streak against the Chiefs.

Sep 27, 2020 - 00:00

The junior outside hitter led the Lady Cubs with 13 kills and one block in the sweep over Friona to open district play on the road. Her consistent play at the net forced the Squaws hitters to change their shoots and forced the Friona backline to anticipate her hits.

The Wellman-Union boys’ and girls’ cross country team had a strong performance at the Smyer Invite hosted by Smyer High on Saturday, Sept. 19 for the varsity runners and Monday, Sept. 21 for the junior high runners.

After coming close to getting its first win of the season the Brownfield football team will be on the road Friday night visiting the Lake View Chiefs in San Angelo in non conference action, kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Both teams will step onto the gridiron looking to snap a losing streak, the Cubs on three games and the Chiefs on a two game losing streak. Brownfield Head Coach Aarrhon Flores is looking for consistency from his team.


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!

Sep 23, 2020 - 00:00

While scientists race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is urging everyone to get a flu shot.

It was 42 years ago, almost to the day, when the world watched as President Jimmy Carter emerged from a larger-than-life summit at Camp David with a peace agreement between Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. It was a handshake felt around the world.


Sep 27, 2020 - 00:00

Miguel Salgado Rodriguez III passed away on September 24, 2020 in Brownfield. Funeral services will be held at 10am Monday, September 28, 2020 at Brownfield Funeral Home with Pastor Santos Gamez officiating.

Sep 27, 2020 - 00:00

The family of Charles Ray Smith will celebrate his life of 82 years at 10:30 am on Monday, September 28, 2020, at East Hester Church of Christ, Brownfield, TX, followed by burial in the Meadow Cemetery.

Sep 23, 2020 - 00:00

Ovid was born March 23, 1939 on a farm near Lockettville, Texas to Tom and Lena Lewis. He attended schools at Ropes, Meadow, Rogers, New Mexico and ultimately graduated high school at Ropes in 1957. Following graduation from high school, because he never liked the name his parents handed him, he manipulated a name change using his friends to make it happen. He was known after that by his friends as “Bobby.” Slowly “Ovid” gave way to Bobby. From then on only his family called him Ovid. Ovid served in the U.S. Army attaining the rank of Sargent E-5. He was stationed in Germany. Ovid married Lavonne Franklin and they had two children, Tommy Loyd and Tammi. Ovid eventually started farming close to Gomaz, Texas. His first love was farming which he was able to do until his retirement. After a two-year battle with cancer he died September 17, 2020 at the age of 81. Some of those left to continue loving him are his wife Lavonne; son, Tommy Loyd; daughter, Tammi Collins and husband Kurt; sisters, Maurine Biggs and Roseva Ford; brothers, Eugene Lewis and Leslie Lewis; and three grandchildren, Cooper Flanagan, Kutter Collins, and Trevor Lewis. Ovid had a heart of gold, a generous heart, and a joyful spirit, but he would be upset if you knew that about him. Few people knew of the love this man had for others, especially those in need, because he purposely tried to direct attention away from his good deeds by pretending to think the opposite.

Sep 20, 2020 - 00:00

Darla Walker was born to Carl and Laura Walker of Littlefield, TX in 1933. She was next to youngest of 14 children. She leaves behind one sister LaVey Neal of Coppell, TX. She married Don E. Wise in 1955 and moved to Brownfield in 1964 where she lived until March 2018.