A recently commissioned series of billboards to be posted in San Angelo, Abilene, and Waco to encourage individuals to move to Brownwood is being met with extreme hostility by many in the community. “I guess we were too honest, but mama taught us never to lie to people” stated TSTC Freshman John Zapata. Zapata is, of course, referring to the “Brownwood 2014” series of billboards. These billboards sardonically cast Brownwood in a negative light according to elder statesmen and residents of Brownwood, many of whom do the same thing their family did and their family has been doing the same thing since antiquity. “For the college aged students, the jaded young adults, and anyone in their right mind who views Brownwood as it really is and not though rose tinted glasses, the billboards are clear” Zapata emphatically stated. The Brownwood Billboard Consortium has pulled all support for Zapata’s billboards.
The Examiner, in a rare editorial decision (and because we are lazy), will simply post the images sans commentary and let our viewers decide.