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Treats for Santa Bake-Off competition announced for annual festival

The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will host their annual “Treats for Santa Bake-off” competition at the upcoming 9th annual Christmas Under the Stars Festival on the first weekend in December.

Area bakers can enter the […]

HPU invites community to Thanksgiving Day lunch

The 34th annual Community Thanksgiving Feast at Howard Payne University for area residents and visitors is scheduled for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at HPU’s Mabee University Center.

The traditional […]

HPU students among judges at local science fair

Three Howard Payne University students were among the judges at a recent science fair for students at Brownwood’s Cross Classical Academy. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade participated in the fair.

HPU judges included Paulo Flores, […]

Murder suspect arrested, sheriff says ‘the work has just begun’

“At no time is the investigation over. It is just getting started.” Those are the words of Vance Hill has he held a press conference Thursday morning to announced that on Wednesday, the Brown County […]

Several students recognized at BISD trustee meeting

The Brownwood ISD (BISD) Board of Trustees met for a regular session meeting on this week. BISD Board President Michael Cloy called the meeting to order. Local pastor Ken Colegrove from Brownwood Evangelism Center gave […]

HPU’s Malone will present senior recital this Friday

Howard Payne University student Victoria Malone of Fort Worth will present a senior recital on Friday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s Grace Chapel.

Malone is pursuing a bachelor of music in performance with […]

Go online to check on your school district’s accountability rating

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) today released the final 2017 state academic accountability ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters and more than 8,600 campuses. The final ratings include the results of an […]

Speeding leads to drug arrest

The following is a log of calls responded to by the Early Police Department last week:

11/08 – Accident – North Highwway 183 – agency assist with Brownwood PD – 2 accident same location

Fire Call – […]

HPU’s Month of Musicianship Recital set for Thursday

Howard Payne University’s Zeta Beta chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi will present its Month of Musicianship recital Thursday, November 16, at the university’s Grace Chapel. The concert starts at 6:30 p.m. and is free to […]

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Statewide News

College tuition in Texas is poised to climb slightly in 2018

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College in Texas will become a little more […]

Analysis: Politicians will take sexual harassment seriously when voters do

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Editor’s note: If you’d like an email notice […]

How Texans can get help if they’ve experienced sexual harassment at work

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Former lawmakers and legislative aides have […]

Texas Republicans spar with White House over latest disaster aid request

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Texas Republicans on Friday panned the White House’s […]

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Country Music News

Mel Tillis Dies at Age 85

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Country Music Hall of Fame member Mel Tillis died on Sunday (Nov. 19) at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida. He was 85. The suspected cause of death is respiratory failure, according to […]

Hear Kelleigh Bannen’s Soulful “O Holy Night” and “Deck the Halls”

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On Thursday (Nov. 16), Kelleigh Bannen, one of CMT’s Next Women of Country, showed she is one of country music’s greatest storytellers to emerge from Nashville within the last decade. And she did it in […]

The Inspiration Behind Taylor Swift’s “New Year’s Day”

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Last week, she won the CMA song of the year as the sole writer behind Little Big Town’s No. 1 hit “Better Man.” But “New Year’s Day” marks Taylor Swift‘s official return to country radio. […]

Eddie Montgomery Will Continue Montgomery Gentry

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In music, artists are on a constant search to find their forever creative partners. Mick Jagger has Keith Richards. Jimmy Page has Robert Plant. Paul McCartney had John Lennon. In country music, Montgomery Gentry‘s Eddie […]

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