Sisters Leah and Megan Bynum, and their family, bought the Ratliff building after a lot of prayer in November 2018. After a major renovation, they opened the Mosaic Sandwich and Coffee Co. a year later. The coffee company is on the south side of the downtown square in Levelland.
With the current drought across the South Plains, and repercussions from the pandemic, it’s been a slow year in Levelland, but City Manager Erik Rejino says there’s plenty of commercial interest in the area and the city has plenty of growth to look forward to.
In may of 2019, a $40 million bond was passed, allowing Brownfield ISD to build a new high school. They broke ground in may of this year, and construction is expected to be completed in about a year, august 2021.
The first courthouse was built in 1906- a wooden building at the present location. The current courthouse was built in 1925 of brick and concrete. Officials say the jail was on the third floor of that building until 1999.
Another famous face from Snyder is Powers Booth. He is a Hollywood actor who starred in “Tombstone,” “Deadwood,” and “Red Dawn.” He also won an Emmy for his portrayal of Jim Jones in “The Guyana Tragedy.”