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.

Hug-o-ween? Area man proposes alternative to Halloween

After viewing a report on KTXS about local Halloween displays possibly crossing the line, local resident Robert “Rob” Robertson, who wished to go by Hank, called the Examiner Hotline and expressed his shock at how ‘horrifying’ Halloween has become. Hank expressed his shock at the gory display and suggested a better solution. A “hug-o-ween.”

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…

Mixup leads to new political campaign office in Brownwood

What started out as an honest attempt to woo business to the area has turned into a growing controversy. Gus Harrison of the Brownwood Redevelopment Board explains; “We did a survey of the students at HPU and asked them about the types of food they enjoy and have a difficult time finding here in Brownwood. You…

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…

Godzilla attacks Cecil Holman Park

In a scene that could accurately be described as “something out of the movies”, potential visitors to Brownwood’s Cecil Holman Park were in for a shock Wednesday morning. “All of the old park equipment was still standing, but the cement wall was reduced to rubble”, stated Brownwood Parks and Recreation employee Alfred Pennington,  who asked…