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Don’t leave children unattended in hot vehicles

Every summer, children get heatstroke or die as a result of being left unattended in a hot car, but a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service passenger safety expert says there are a number of ways to help avoid such a tragedy.

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Mateo Arrezola

Funeral services for Mateo Arrezola will be held at 10 am, Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at Brownfield Funeral Home with Rev. Santos Gamez officiating. Burial will follow in the Brownfield Cemetery under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home. There will be a family visitation at Brownfield Funeral Home on Monday, August 3, 2020, from 6 pm to 8 pm. Mateo was born September 21, 1925, in Coy City to Guadalupe and Eduarda Merelez Arrezola. Mateo served in the United States Army from March 27, 1952, until he was honorably discharged on March 27, 1954. He served as a Corporal during the Korean War and played baseball while in the Army. He married the love of his life Ermelinda Nanez on April 21, 1954, in Karnes City. Mateo moved to Brownfield in 1956 and began his career in farm labor with Murphy May and they began a lifelong friendship. He worked throughout the years with Thurman Skains, E. H. Wood, and Dub Holemann through the mid 1990’s. Mateo retired in 2000 from Terry County and continued his retirement with his kids and grandchildren. Mateo loved his family with all of his might, he cherished all his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was the sweetest man to everyone he encountered. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ermelinda Arrezola, two brothers, Luis and Charlie, and two sisters, Bernice and Felipa, and his parents. Mateo is survived by a son, Eddie Arrezola of Brownfield; 8 daughters, Jossie Harvill of Brownfield, Julia Arrezola of Brownfield, Nifa Campos of Midland; Janie Constancio of Brownfield, Norma Davila of Cedar Park, Amy Arrezola of Brownfield, Melissa Ochoa of Lubbock, Angela Arrezola of Hale Center; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and his loving dog, Winnie.

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Downtown sidewalks getting overhauled

The 2018 Brownfield Downtown Revitalization Project Sidewalk Improvements project continues as AAJ Concrete out of Plainview plans to finish by October 1.

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Construction workers continue

Construction workers continue to remodel and update the east portion of the BRMC Hospital. Construction began in November 2019 and with the coronavirus pandemic it slowed the process down and pushed things back about 30 days. BRMC CEO Jerry Jasper said, “We are hoping towards the end of October 2020 to have the renovations completed and patients can have access.”

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Local ISDs have Attorney General’s backing

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton: Local health districts cannot “indiscriminately” shut down schools. On Tuesday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told Texas lawmakers, the Texas Education Agency (TEA), and local school districts that local health authorities cannot “indiscriminately” shut down schools. This was in response to the mayor of Stephenville, Doug Svien, sent AG Paxton an email asking, “How do we (Stephenville) get prepared in case something occurs with COVID-19 and who has what authority?”

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Accident sends two to the hospital

On Tuesday, July 28, at approximately 5:42 p.m. BRMC EMS and Brownfield Fire & Rescue were called to a two vehicle accident located in the 500 block of Lubbock Road. According to Brownfield Police a white mid-sized Chevrolet suv pulled into oncoming traffic and was hit by a brown mid-size Hyundai suv. The driver and a passenger of the white suv were both transported by ambulance to BRMC with unknown injuries. The driver of the white suv was given a citation.

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TC COVID recoveries outpace active cases; no deaths reported

Compared to last week the amount of cases that have been reported nationally has declined, seven days ago with an average of 69,000 daily new cases to current average daily new cases of 64,000 and cases are down a total of about 20,000 from the past week. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) the U.S. has about 4.46 million confirmed cases with around 151,500 deaths. The CDC does not give an estimated amount of those who have recovered.

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