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  • City Council Meeting October 20, 2016
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  • Public Notice from Terry County District Clerk
    Public Notice The Terry County Commissioner’s Court will conduct a public hearing to consider a plan for the District Clerk’s Technology Fund, to fund, GC 51, subchapter D, for the preservation and restoration of the District Clerk’s records. The meeting will be help on September 12, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Courtroom of the Terry County Annex, Brownfield,Texas. District Court Technology Fund GC 51.305 GC 51.305 provides that the District Clerk of Terry County may collect a fee up to $10.00, with approval by the TerryCounty Commissioner’s Court, for filing in the District Civil Court of Terry County. This fund becomes effective with the fiscal budget for Terry County, January 1, 2017, at which time the District Clerk will continue collecting this fee. All monies collected will be placed in a line item  in the budget labeled District Court Technology Fund to be used for the restoration and preservation of records in the District Clerk’s Office.
  • Terry County Commissioners Make Additions to Jury Donations and Approve Elections Calendar
    When Terry County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday one of the items on the agenda was to make additions to their list of jury donations. Judge Wagner said he had someone ask if they could donate their $6 for being on jury duty to an organization that is not on the list. The current donation list includes CASA, Terry County Childrens Protective Services Board and Crime Victims Compensation Fund. The suggested additions were Senior Citizens Building and The Boys and Girls Club of Brownfield. All of the Commissioners approved the additions. Krystal Valentin presented the Commissioners with a list of potential election workers, along with her recommendation for Election Judges and workers. The Commissioners appoint precinct judges, alternate judges and central count for the upcoming November election. The Commissioners accepted her recommendations and unanimously approved all workers. Valentin also talked about the Election dates and hours. She has decided to extend early voting hours on the first Monday of early voting. Those hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The remainder of early voting hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This year early voting will also be available from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday October 29. The one day with extended hours and a Saturday is due in part to give people a chance to vote outside of their working hours. Election day will be on Tuesday, November 8. The extended Election hours were approved. Other business items on the agenda included the Sheriff’s monthly report. The Commissioners also agreed to renew their contract with West Texas Centers to continue to allow them use of the office building. They voted to leave the TXDMV optional fees the same as they currently are. Also approved was the Soil Conservation application. All Commissioners were present.
  • City Council Discusses the Future of Raul Franco Softball Field
    During the regular session City Council Meeting on July 21 Council member, Sherrill Lindsey, asked about the Raul Franco Softball Field. Scott Jackson said the new BHS Softball Coach, Hector Limon, is wanting to start running a longer softball season for the BHS girls softball program, from January to October. Usually the season runs from January to April. The season extension will cause them to need the Raul Franco field until October. The problem with this is there are adult co-ed softball teams that use the facility during the summer months. The high school team puts up a temporary fence to meet the UIL rules for the field size and the fence would need to be taken down before the co-ed team uses the field. When the school is using the field they maintain the upkeep of the field so by extending their use of the facility they would also be responsible for mowing and watering through October. Brownfield ISD owns the bathrooms and concession stand building along with the score board. Jackson asked, “The question is whether or not the council wants to go ahead and let the school totally have Raul Franco field and maintain it or do you want to retain custody or retain responsibility to the city.” The question was raised how the co-ed league feels about losing the Raul Franco field and Jackson thought they would not care as long as the city still provides them with a field to play on. Jackson stressed that everyone including himself wants the school to have a successful softball program. The Mayor, Tom Hesse asked, “Now what about expanding one of the ball fields out there on the hill?” Jackson explained, “We can do that.” According to Jackson there has been talk between himself and Willie Herrera, Public Works Director, of expanding one of the softball fields on the hill to 300 hundred feet while doing field improvements. That would make it adult regulated. The field that is being looked at for the expansion is on the Northeast side, field number six. There is the option of putting up a temporary fence during the girls softball season so that the field is still usable. The city would completely relinquish their ownership to Raul Franco field if the school is willing to purchase the property. That is something that BISD would need to discuss.

Articles

  • Terry County Commissioners set salaries and holidays for 2017

    January 10, 2017

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    During the regular scheduled Commissioners Court Meeting on Monday, January 9, 2017 the Commissioners approved the monthly reports from the Sheriff, District Clerk, County Clerk and County Judge. Reports from the Justice of the Peace and Ag Extension Office were tabled until the next meeting. Next on the agenda was to set the salaries for elected ...
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  • BISD School Board Gives Superintendent 4% Raise, Discusses New Rating System

    January 10, 2017

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    Last night, the Brownfield ISD school board held their January meeting. After recognizing student of the month, Jezreel Griffin, and teacher of the month, Coach Michelle Wyatt, Assistant Superintendent Ray Vasquez gave the curriculum report. Vasquez explained that the TEA’s new A-F rating system that will give each campus and district an assigned letter grade is ...
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  • Commissioners approve bids for three new pickups

    December 28, 2016

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    During regular session of Commissioners Court on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 the Commissioners attended to some regular business by examining and paying bills and approving monthly reports from the Sheriff, Justice of the Peace and Ag Extension Office. In other business Judge Wagner opened bids for Precinct 4 vehicles. The county received bids from Stanley Ford ...
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  • County Attorney’s office discusses unmanned aircraft ordinance

    December 15, 2016

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    The Commissioners met during regular session of Commissioners Court on Monday, December 12, 2016. One of the items on the agenda was to discuss unmanned aircraft issues and an ordinance regarding unmanned aircrafts in the county. County Attorney Jo’Shea Ferguson-Worley and Assistant County Attorney, Matthew Brooks, have been working with Sheriff’s Deputy William Atzbach. There have been reports of ...
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  • Randy Neugebauer: Farewell and Thank You

    December 14, 2016

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    From: randy.house.gov 3  For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; 3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 a time to ...
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  • Randy Neugebauer: Funding the Government Beyond December 9

    November 30, 2016

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    Funding the Government Beyond December 9 In October, Congress passed a short-term Continuing Resolution to keep the federal government funded through December 9. With this deadline rapidly approaching, Congressional leaders and the incoming Administration have been in discussions to assess the prospects of passing legislation in the “lame duck” Congressional session between now and January. At this ...
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  • HOT Funds Committee Seeks to Give More Incentives for Increased Hotel Business

    November 22, 2016

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    The Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax Oversite Committee met on November 21st at noon to review and consider applications for awarding of funds, as well as discuss potential changes to how those funds are awarded. Citing plenty of available funds and the desire to use them in the community, the committee discussed some changes that they would like ...
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  • Randy Neugebauer: Issue Spotlight on Waters of the United States Rule

    November 8, 2016

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    Issue Spotlight on Waters of the United States Rule Last week, I signed on to an amicus brief that several members of the House of Representatives are sending the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals as the court reviews the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. The EPA’s rule defining which waters are ...
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  • Randy Neugebauer: Obamacare Causes Premiums to Rise on Average 22 Percent

    November 1, 2016

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    Issue Spotlight on Cybersecurity Cybersecurity is an important issue for almost everyone. Most of us use a credit card, email or electronic device every day. Data breaches have become widespread, newsworthy subjects affecting major companies like Target, Home Depot, Wendy’s, and Yahoo, as well as government agencies. I wanted to take the opportunity this week to ...
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  • Randy Neugebauer: Social Security Rates Rise Slightly for 2017

    October 25, 2016

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    Social Security Rates Rise Slightly for 2017 The monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefit for beneficiaries will rise by 0.3 percent for 2017. I understand many seniors who rely on Social Security would have liked to see a larger cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), particularly after no COLA was triggered last year. As Social Security recipients ...
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