Soccer Complex, Waldo’s On Brownwood Horizon

The addition of 22 new soccer fields in Brownwood is currently underway at a cost of $2.2 million. The fields will be just off of Calvert Road, and will serve the city and county’s ever expanding interest in the sport of soccer. City leaders hope to attract tournaments from the Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin areas…

Brownwood to resemble Chicago this week.

No, we aren’t being visited by dignataries, nor are we getting a gleaming skyscraper or perpetually terrible baseball team. It’s fireworks season, and area teens have been setting off Black Cats, M80s, and other noisemakers in jubilant bursts of freedom and disregard for municipal code. One local resident stated that her dog has been hiding in…

Second Annual Lawnmower Pull Completed in Blanket

  The second annual lawnmower pull was held outside of Blanket Friday night. Competitors were required to bring their own riding mowers or borrow one from a friend. The competition had three events with separate winners in each. The events and winners were: Joe Joe (Little Joe) Hudson 1st place in the 100 yard lawn…

Bored this weekend? Local activities that are sure to please..

Yes, it’s summertime.. and with summertime comes the age-old problem; entertaining your children. Sure, you can tell them to go outside and play, but they return quickly, oft repeating the hackneyed phrase “I’m boreeeeeeeeed” 80 times a day. You’ve missed the 2 hour window to visit the multi-million dollar Camp Bowie Aquatic Center, and seeing…

Brownwood to host first annual Potted Meat Food Product Cookoff in August

Chicken fried Potted Meat. Potted Meat Au Gratin. Spaghetti and Potted Meatballs. Potted Meat Spring Rolls. Potted Meat and Pimento Cheese Toaster Sandwiches. Hungry yet? Organizers of the first annual Potted Meat Food Product Cookoff sure hope so! President of Marketing for ConAgra Foods, William P. Michelson, stated Brownwood is the perfect location for a…

Area man wins Wednesday bass tournament by catching the bass.

Ole Roscoe, as area fishermen call him, has been the only largemouth bass in Lake Brownwood since 2007. Area anglers rush to popular coves and channels in hopes they will catch the lone bass and win the tournament by technicality. One wily old fisherman has been banned for the rest of the season after he…

Brownwood Population Blasts past the 19,000 Mark

The 2013 United States Census population estimates are in, and the City of Brownwood has seen it’s population blast past the 19,000 mark. Current estimates put the city’s population at 18,965 which is down from 19,029 a year earlier. Longtime Brownwood business owner Jethro Joe Bob Tucker said, “the population shift has been expected for…