Calgary restroom in the running to be named best in Canada

Originally posted on Global News:
CALGARY –  Washrooms at a Calgary tourist destination have been named among the best in Canada. Cintas released the finalists in their annual Canada’s Best Restroom Contest on Wednesday. The facilities in the Destination Africa exhibit at the Calgary Zoo made the top five, and are in the running to…

Throwback Thursday: Proctor, the vice capital of Texas?

Some people say that Proctor is a distrustful town, thriving on immorality to stay around. Others see the rich history of education and rugged determination to remain even with setback after setback. The Examiner will let our readers decide. This is a special trip outside of Brown County. This is Proctor live and uncut. Proctor…

TSTC Student Suggests Renaming Gordon Wood Stadium

  Local TSTC student Johnson Gray is petitioning his school to start its first football team, citing school morale and having a cohesive student body as two products of fielding a successful team. “I really think Brownwood could support two college football teams, and I look forward to developing a healthy rivalry with HPU,” stated…

Coleman Residents Dumbfounded at the Meaning of ‘Satire’

The articles that appeared in the Brownwood Examiner over the past couple of weeks sure did ruffle some feathers of our neighbors in Coleman County. The Brownwood Examiner Facebook page, website, and Brown County Vent Page were all hopping with comments from angry citizens. While we know most were angry that our article mentioned draining…

Brownwood Drivers Continue Crashing in to Stationary Objects

It’s nothing unusual for someone in Brownwood to crash in to a stationary object, but what could be the cause of all these odd crashes? Just this month a motorist collided with one of the support columns of the Truman Harlow Overpass. After some readers suggested that meth fumes in the air, magnetic fields, hatred…

Comanche Reluctantly Considers Historical Measure to Change its Name

The City of Comanche finds itself as the latest casualty in the war path of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that commenced earlier this year when they also revoked the NFL’s Washington Redskins Trademark. Shortly after it was announced that the Redskins trademark would be revoked, the department decided to undergo a review of…

Trash? No, that’s civic pride, according to Bangs Residents!

The City of Bangs has been selected as a semi-finalist for the 2014 Central Texas ARSE award. ARSE, the Association of Rusting Stuff, Etc. has been investigating Bangs for quite some time and feels that the amount of junk properties and broken down International Harvesters has finally reached peak saturation. “It’s hard to tell from…

United Supermarket Breaks Ground in Brownwood

  United Supermarket representatives were in Brownwood Monday morning for the ground breaking ceremonies on their new store. While some reports are saying the ground breaking ceremonies went as expected, others are reporting that one of the shovels snapped during the ground breaking. “Due to the drought, the ground was exceptionally hard and one man’s…

BRMC reminds teens: This is a hospital, not a playground

The peak of summer is upon us and with the long hot days comes petty mischief.  Mailboxes have already suffered record casualties, and area gas stations have kept toilet paper on lockdown. Given the lack of things for teenagers to do, BRMC has reported 8 joyriders this week. Media Relations adviser Linda Cruz wants area…

Agricultural Bank of China acquires Citibank assets in the Big Country

Local residents have yet another banking choice in Brownwood, the Examiner has learned. According to our sources, the Agricultural Bank of China has purchased several recently closed Citibank branches. Citibank, based in New York, stated that the scaleback on rural services was a planned marketing manoeuvre, but residents were still upset. “We know changing banks…

Future Flooding of Pecan Bayou can be Prevented

On July 7, 2002, Brownwood residents awoke to find 2 square miles of downtown under about three feet of water. Wal-Mart and Kroger were closed, Highways 84/67/377 and CC Woodson Blvd were impassable, making the trip from Brownwood to Early seem like it took an eternity. Anyone wishing to make the trip had to drive…

Throwback Thursday: A Thrifty Vacation

We all know money is tight these days, but time away from the hustle and bustle of city life is important for all of us. The peaceful stillness of an evening where the only interruptions you’ll hear are bullfrogs, the occasional car, and probably that drunk dude on the other side of the park. Welcome…