Bass Pro Shoppes Coming to Brownwood-Early?

Shortly after the announcement came that Bass Pro Shops was purchasing Cabela’s for $5.5 billion, news also broke that Bass Pro Shoppes of Canada was trying to secure a location inside of Heartland Mall. Bass Pro Shoppes has offered to take over the current Hibbet’s Sports’ lease while also paying Hibbet’s six monthly payments of $19.95…

Houston Astrodome to be Relocated to Brownwood

The Brownwood Economic Development Corp has accepted an offer from the Harris County Development Board to relocate the Houston Astrodome to Brownwood, replacing the Brownwood Coliseum in the process. News of the agreement broke late Wednesday evening after Houston residents had expressed their displeasure with the recent plans of spending $105 million on renovating the…

Brownwood Area 7/11s Opt Out of Free Slurpee Day

Children in most U.S. cities spend July 11th each year sipping on a free slurpee from 7/11, but that’s not the case in Brownwood. Brownwood area 7/11s have chosen to opt out of the free slurpee program this year. “It’s too liberal of an idea to give free things away,” said district manager Mary Jones….

Brown County Police Looking For Missing Hands After Fireworks Show

The Brown County Police Department (BCPD) is asking for help from the public after a pair of hands went missing following the fireworks display at Lake Brownwood on Saturday. At 10:08 PM on July 2nd, BCPD responded to a call from Xavier Smith that his hands had taken off following the grand finale, “I took both…

Wallet Theft on the Rise in Brownwood Area

Brownwood area retailers have been alerted to a rising trend of wallet theft in recent weeks. Brownwood private investigator Sid Phelps told the Examiner that the number of wallet thefts for the month of April so far is up 400% as compared to April 2015. “Last April we only had a report of two wallets being…

Brown County to Spend Nearly $6 Million to save $5,500 a Month

An Energy Savings Performance Contract could save Brown County taxpayers nearly $5,500 a month. The price for the plan is all for a one time payment of $5.7 million. The Examiner interviewed Brown County resident Joe Joe Hudson on his thoughts. Hudson has kept a close watch and routinely attends all county meetings of the…

Gulf of Mexico is Forecast to Flow Over Spillway This Weekend

Unprecedented spring rains in Texas have caused the Gulf of Mexico to swell to never before seen levels. Authorities predict that the gulf will in fact top its spillway for the first time since being built several million years ago. Coastal flooding could impact all coastal areas of Texas as well as Louisiana and Mexico…

Brownwood ISD Issues Bold Statement, “We ain’t afraid of no ice!”

Brownwood ISD will be the only school in our county attending at regular times on Monday morning. Of the seven public school districts and one private school in Brown County, there is one who truly isn’t afraid of ice! Brownwood ISD employee Blevin Gooberee made the decision to keep schools operating at normal times. Gooberee…

Brownwood Bulletin goes up in price; readers react!

As of March 2015, the price for the weekday Brownwood Bulletin is increasing to a dollar. The daily broadsheet of press releases, AP Newswires, want ads, and one or two actual articles here and there must keep up with the times. We polled some of our readers on this change. As you all know, Brownwood…