Brownwood’s Highway Wall Keeps Walkers to a minimum

Special report filed to the Examiner by Tommy Bowden   The administrations of Brownwood and Early have agreed to extend their agreement to isolate North/South of Highways 67/84 from the onslaught of people walking in either direction The agreement continues a relationship to keep those terrible walkers from infiltrating from either direction. One of the mayors…

Brownwood ISD’s unique plans to pay for new scoreboard

After heated debate and public backlash, Brownwood ISD has announced that they still intend on spending half a million dollars on a new scoreboard, but the majority of costs will be recouped. How? Sources close to BISD tell us that a new vocational program will help. Students in 7th-12th grade metal shop will be ‘leased’…

Talpa man to introduce rattlesnake wine?

The Brownwood Examiner received a message from James O’Reilly in Talpa, which is in Coleman County. Mr. O’Reilly states that his wife’s husband told him that in China, snake wine is commonly used to increase one’s libido and the stronger the snake, the stronger the wine. He asked if we could get in touch with…

Severe Weather Awareness Week, day 2 (Severe Thunderstorms)

Severe thunderstorms are a way of life here in Texas, and yet far too often we underestimate the potential they have for damaging property and causing significant injuries or death. How are thunderstorms caused, and what’s the difference between a regular thunderstorm and a severe thunderstorm? The National Severe Storms Laboratory has an excellent website…

Replacing the Coliseum with a new Civic Center? We’ve got the scoop!

It’s been standing on CC Woodson since 1963. It has been home to the Rattlesnake Roundup, thousands of quinceneras, and HPU Basketball. Oh, and there are livestock penises on the side. But with time comes progress, and city manager secretary Joleene Clawson says it’s time to tear down the decrepit Brownwood Coliseum and replace it…

City of Early Hopes to Finally Reach 21st Century as 2017 Arrives

The city of Early is looking for advancements to continue in 2017 as the city prepares for life that has existed for decades across the Bayou in Brownwood. “Rolling trashcarts, that’s the plan!” exclaimed city of Early Technology Adviser & Commercial Recruiter Dan Peanut. “Brownwood got them trash cans with wheels back in the 90s,…

New “People of Brownwood” site launching soon

Inspired by the well known “Humans of New York”, area resident Lupe Garcia has announced the coming launch of “People of Brownwood”. Garcia, a life-long Brownwood resident states that the citizens of our community have stories to tell that are bigger and better than New York. “Pictures speak a thousand words, and sometimes you can…

TXDOT Preparing roads for yearly crash-fest

As very cold air approaches Texas, crews with the Texas Department of Transportation are pretreating many roadways throughout the nine-county Brownwood District as light, negligible wintry precipitation is possible late Wednesday night into Thursday morning and drivers are expected to overreact. The few drivers who brave the “impassable” roads will be pleased that TxDOT is…

Zephyr Police prepare for action

Police have to prepare for countless scenarios day in and day out. It’s a fluid job, and each stop is different. There’s no real set expectations for our men and women in uniform, and knowing that, intra-agency training at Camp Bowie this week has prepared them for the rigors of the job. While the Mozambique…

A Brownwood landmark celebrates over 25 years of disrepair

A silver anniversary in these times is rare, but a silver anniversary it was on Sunday afternoon when dignitaries from the City of Brownwood, Early Chamber of Commerce, and Gilbert Hinds, 76, of Goldthwaite, were on hand to witness the Park Plaza sign’s 25th year of utter disrepair. A ribbon cutting was not held because…

Where will you go when the bomb falls?

While Brownwood didn’t have any blast shelters, Civil Defense was able to allocate a total of 17 fallout shelters.. We’ll take a look at what, during the cold war, could very well have been the last buildings citizens of Brownwood ever saw.