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Local News

Several local students recognized for academic achievement

Howard Payne University honored 69 students for academic achievements during the spring 2017 semester. The students were recognized during the university’s annual Academic Awards Convocation held recently on campus.

Receiving awards were:


Don Greenwood, Honor Award in […]

Motorcycle fatalities continuing to increase

In an effort to curb an increase in motorcycle fatalities on Texas roads, the Texas Department of Transportation is launching its “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaign as part of Motorcycle Safety Awareness […]

New educational resources for local students in foster care

Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced today that the Texas Education Agency, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, and Supreme Court of Texas Children’s Commission have collaborated to develop a new guide entitled Information […]

Santa Anna woman achieves lifelong goal

You can do anything you set your mind to. That is what Marlen Longoria, who will graduate from Texas State Technical College on Friday, believes. The Santa Anna resident grew up […]

HPU Student Speaker Bureau wins individual, team awards at national championship

Student Speaker Bureau, Howard Payne University’s speech and debate team, competed at the 20th annual National Christian College Forensics Association Invitational National Championships, held in March at Grand Canyon University in […]

Ann Jones wins prestigious award

The Howard Payne University Woman’s Club presented alumna Ann Jones of Brownwood with the prestigious Yellow Rose Award during the club’s annual Yellow Rose Scholarship Luncheon held recently on campus.

Ballots, polling locations released for May 6 election

Will be held at the Elections Office
Monday – Friday April 24 – April 28 2017 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday and Tuesday May 1st and May 2nd […]

‘Kids Fair’ scheduled for this Saturday

National Infant Immunization Week is being celebrated this week at the Brownwood/Brown County Health Department. NIIW is held each year in April in order to focus the attention of the public on vaccines and vaccine […]

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Statewide News

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick supports “House companion” to “bathroom bill”

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Editor’s note: This story has been updated throughout.

HOUSTON — Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick expressed support Friday for “a House companion” to the Texas Senate’s “bathroom bill” that has been one of his biggest priorities […]

Attempts to overhaul Hazlewood veterans tuition program are losing steam

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Free college tuition benefits offered to Texas military veterans and their kids are looking much more secure for the next few years as lawmakers in the House back away from efforts to pare back the […]

Rick Perry’s father, Joseph “Ray” Perry, dies

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Joseph “Ray” Perry, father to former Texas governor and U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, died Thursday.

In multiple tweets Friday, Rick Perry posted a picture of himself with his father, remembering him […]

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Country Music News

Sun Records Icon Jerry Lee Lewis Still Rockin’ at Stagecoach Festival

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Sun Records icon Jerry Lee Lewis and Nashville star Rhiannon Giddens joined Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell and other country and rock […]

Willie Nelson Turns 84 With God’s Problem Child

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The first time Grammy-winning producer and songwriter Buddy Cannon received a song idea from Willie Nelson via a text message, it […]

Old Crow Medicine Show Take History and Make History

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Recording Blonde on Blonde wasn’t easy starting out for Bob Dylan.

The first recording date attached to the album took place in […]

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