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High School Sports Are Back

On Tuesday morning the University Interscholastic League (UIL) came out with their 2020- 2021 UIL Sports and Academic calendar. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, UIL has not really said much in the way of if or when public schools would get to compete in sports and academics. The last time most schools saw a field or a court was in mid- March since UIL had decided to postpone all sanctioned events in the hopes of being able to come back and play, however the coronavirus had the last word on that.

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Our Folks

Brownfield is a special place for many people. Let’s get to know some of our friends and neighbors.

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BIDCorp Supports Two New Businesses

The Brownfield Industrial Development Corporation(BIDCorp) Board met for their July meeting on Monday, and decided to grant funds to two different new companies.

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Gov. Abbott, others announcce eLearning funding for Texas students

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, Senate Finance Committee Chair Jane Nelson, Vice Chair Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, and House Appropriations Committee Chair Giovanni Capriglione and Vice Chair Oscar Longoria today announced that the State of Texas will allocate $200 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for the purchase of eLearning devices and home internet solutions to enable remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic for Texas students that lack connectivity.

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Texas will extend time that schools will be allowed to stay online only, Gov. Abbott says

Schools had previously been told that they would need to limit online-only instruction to the first three weeks of the school year, or they’d lose state funding.

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More than 2.9 million Texans have filed for unemployment relief since mid-March

The coronavirus pandemic has steered the economy into the path of a recession. In Texas alone, the state’s unemployment rate remains high, and more than 2.9 million people have filed for unemployment relief since mid-March. The week ending July 11, a total of 105,590 Texans filed initial applications for unemployment relief. Texas’ sales tax revenues — the largest source of funding for the state budget — have also dropped and are expected to create a shortfall that officials will have to fill.

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OUR PROMISE YOUTH ACADEMY MENU

July 20 - July 24 • Breakfast and Lunch

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