Mott’s to return to Park Plaza

Confused shoppers of the world, rejoice! Soon, you’ll be able to buy weird defective toys, clothes and fabric, and hamsters.. just like in the good ole days. With the inevitable merger between Dollar Tree and either Dollar General or Family Dollar, the value segment is ripe for expansion after consolidation, and the E.B. Motts Company…

Friday Night Football Recap

Friday night recap: Brownwood 51 Burkburnett 8: This game could have been worse. The Lions opted not to score at the end of the game and knelt the ball showing great sportsmanship. It’s unclear why the Lions scheduled this game being that it’s practically in Oklahoma. Perhaps some coaches wanted to go gamble a little…

Low Cost Daycare Pilot Program to Open in Brownwood

In a surprise move today, the Council for Inmate Development selected the T.R. Havins Unit in Brownwood as a finalist for a new low-income day care facility. “Brown county is a unique area. It has a large non-violent inmate population that we believe would be a good fit for our first trial facility.” According to…

Blincoe’s Contract to be Evaluated During Tuesday’s Special Meeting

In a rare non-satirical post, The Examiner is reporting that BISD has called a special board meeting for Tuesday afternoon to include “discussion of the Superintendent’s contract.” While it is certainly not rare for the superintendent’s contract to be discussed, it is very rare for it to come at this time of the year. Could…

Your 2014 guide to avoiding the Brownwood Reunion

Editors Note: This article is a work in progress. Your suggestions will be added to the article, if deemed to be appropriate concerns. It’s that time of the year again. Roads are closed, and Groundhog’s Day sets in. It’s Reunion time, home to the same ideas, vendors, themes and activities going on 14 years now….

Pants no longer allowed at TCU football games

The Brownwood Examiner took a road trip on Saturday, September 13th to Fort Worth when TCU was hosting The University of Minnesota in a football game. We learned that only older fans were exempt from the “no pants rule.” We captured some pictures of our adventure for your viewing pleasure: If you liked this story,…

Heartland Mall “Retirement” planned!

“While it’s never easy, we hope to give these aging brands the dignity they deserve as they reach the end of the road, awaiting that great mezzanine in the sky.”

Could Brownwood soon house migrant children?

The non-proft group Trabajo Libre, headquartered in Midland, is currently working on a deal to house immigrant children at the former Texas Feathers Location in Brownwood. The deal, if it is allowed to go through, would bring about 150 children of varying ages to the Big Country. Tonya Wethington, director of operations for trabajo libre is…

Riverside Park’s famous ducks now on gluten-free diet.

Visitors to Riverside Park may have noticed that with the changing seasons came welcomed returns of the park’s mascots, those feathered fowls who beg for food of all sorts. Many families take their children to the park in order to feed the ducks, eventually be chased by the ducks, and leave. Things have changed, however,…

Abilene Sales Tax Allocations up 6% for September as Business Booms on South First

The city of Abilene received pleasant news this week when comptroller Susan Combs released the September Sales Tax Allocation figures. Abilene saw an increase of 6% over September 2013, receiving just over $3.63 million in sales tax revenues compared to $3.17 million a year ago. (Source: http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/allocsum/cities.html) For the fiscal year, Abilene is still down almost…

Local Resident Holds Protest of Brownwood Reunion….Again

Every September since 2001, Brownwood has played host to the Brownwood Reunion Celebration. And every September since 2003 has seen the same local resident hold a protest against it. Billy Quakenbush may be of small stature but he posesses both a deep baritone voice, and a very likely case of cirrhosis of the liver. “They…