Terry County, TX

Terry County Commissioners canvass votes

The Terry County Commissioners met in a Special Called session to canvass the votes from the May 7 election on the two propositions that were presented. The Court also gave the approval for the hiring of a new employee at the County Clerk’s office. Having no further business, the...
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Primary Runoffs Begin Today Monday, May 16, 2022

The Texas Primary Runoffs Elections for the March 1, 2022, Primary Elections begin this week with early voting. This is one more election before the General Mid-Terms Election in November. State law dictates in a primary election the candidates from both parties must have a majority of the votes, or basically 50% plus one vote. However, when three or more are running in a contested primary race, some candidates might get a plurality of votes, but not the overall majority. So beginning today Monday, May 16, 2022, locally in Terry County, there are two Republican Primary Runoffs. One is for County Judge and the other is for Justice of the Peace. There are also other state-wide Republican and Democrat runoffs as well.
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Terry County Senior Center Menus

Monday – Chicken Strips, Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy, Carrots. Tuesday – Ham w/Pineapple, Blackeyed Peas, Sweet Potatoes. Wednesday – Smoked Sausage, Red Bliss Potatoes, Steamed Cabbage. Thursday – Steak Fingers, Mashed Potatoes, Corn. Friday – Meat Loaf, Pasta Salad, Green Beans. Bread and dessert of some...
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Special meeting of TC Commissioners to be held

A Special Called meeting of the Terry County Commissioners will be held on Monday, May 16, at 9 a.m. in the Basement Meeting Room of the Terry County Courthouse. Only two items are on the agenda. One is to canvass the results of the May 7, 2022 election, and the other is to approve the hiring of an employee for the Terry County Clerk’s Office.

Terry County Commissioners meet

The Terry County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, May 9. The meeting was mostly routine business. The Court approved the motion to begin looking for a replacement Ag Agent for the Terry County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Geoff Cooper resigned the position earlier in the year. The Court...

Update on MISD & City of Meadow Elections, It’s A Go.

In the contested races the two Meadow ISD At-Large positions and the two City of Meadow At-Large positions the Terry County Joint Elections office (TCJE) will be obtaining a court order from the 121st District Court and Honorable Judge Trey Didway. On Monday May 9, 2022 the TCJE Administrator Krystal Valentin sent an email to TownTalk regarding the fact that there were 59 early votes not counted in the City of Meadow and Meadow ISD contested races.

Next up… Primary Runoffs

Now that the local municipal elections have taken place, there is still one more election before the General Mid-Terms Election in November. Locally in Terry County there are two Republican Primary Runoffs. One is for County Judge and the other is for Justice of the Peace. There are also other state wide Republican and Democrat runoffs as well.

Water level measurements show change in county’s water wells

Each year the South Plains Underground Water District Manager, Layne Marlow, records the depth to water in 144 wells. This years average change was -0.21 feet. Last year average was -1.71.Follow the link below for an interactive web map. Click on a well and it will bring up the last 10 years of measurements. Be sure and check out the Districts web site for all kinds of interactive maps and information.

Dust Storm Warning Issued for Lubbock, Hale, Hockley, Lamb and Terry Counties

Tuesday evening as the sun set across the South Plains the thunderstorms packed an extra punch. A Dust Storm Warning was issues for five different counties, including Hale and Lubbock. With the wall of dust making its way across the region during nightfall, it will severely impact driving along streets and highways, including Texas Highway 114 and Interstate 27 between Lubbock and Plainview.

3 Terry County Students Honored at Ag Texas Ag Youth Banquet

One of our great sponsors of TownTalk Media, Ag Texas Farm Credit Services held their annual South Plains Area Ag Texas Ag Youth of the Month Banquet last night Tuesday May 10, 2022 at the FiberMax Center for Discovery in Lubbock TX. Ag Texas Farm Credit Services has proudly held this program that highlights some of the best and brightest young minds in Texas 4-H and FFA members in the South Plains, Panhandle and Central Texas areas. The program honors students who excel in the classroom and as leaders in their FFA chapters and 4-H clubs. This is also a time for Ag Texas Farm Credit Services to showcase and advocate the importance of the financial needs in the agriculture industry and the importance of a younger generation getting involved in agriculture.

Terry County Senior Center Menus

May 9 – 13 Monday – Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy, Carrots. Wednesday – Mushroom Steak, Macaroni and Cheese, Brussel Sprouts. Thursday – Barbecue Sandwich, Tater Tots, Pork n Beans. Friday – Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce, Potatoes AuGratin, Salad. Bread and dessert of some type are...

Valdonado Wins BISD Seat, MISD & City of Meadow Not Determined

There were five contested Municipal Elections and two Texas Constitutional Propositions in Terry County on Saturday May 7, 2022. In the Brownfield ISD At-Large Unexpired Term, Matthew Valdonado took the win with 56% of the vote over Edgar Rivera. This is an unexpired term, meaning Valdonado will finish out the term of this position. In April 2021, former board member Will Hawkins resigned from the board to take the Superintendents position at Silver City Public Schools in Silver City New Mexico. The BISD Board of Trustees appointed Edgar Rivera to that position until the voters would be able to decide in the May 2022 Municipal Election.

Poka Lambro delivers report to Commissioners

Patrick Sherrill, CEO of Poka Lambro Telecommunications, addressed the Terry County Commissioners on Monday morning,. Sherill stated that Poka Lambro Cooperative was formed in 1950 to bring telephone service to rural areas and farms. Today, Poka Lambro has fiber to home network passing approximately 4, 363 establishments in Terry County, which is an 87% coverage.

Terry County Commissioners agenda posted

The Terry County Commissioners will meet on Monday, May 9, at 9 a.m. in the Basement Meeting Room of the Terry County Courthouse. This is a public meeting. All interested parties are invited and encouraged to attend. The agenda follows:

National Day of Prayer held

The Terry County Courthouse lawn was the setting for a gathering of over 100 people for the purpose of praying for our nation, state and community. Bruce Cargile from Immanuel Baptist who prayed for our government. Steve Carter from Calvary Baptist who prayed for our military. Bo Shero from Brownfield...

National Police Week Proclaimed By County Judge and Brownfield Mayor

On Thursday May 5, 2022 Terry County Judge J.D. Wagner and City of Brownfield Mayor Tom Hesse signed and sealed a proclamation for Local Law Enforcement Appreciation Week which will run from May 15 – 21, 2022. Terry County and the City of Brownfield continues to support this week long event. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund was founded in 1984 and continues to be dedicated to telling the story of American Law Enforcement and making it safer for those who serve.