Local News 2018-05-29T16:21:23-05:00


HPU professor and alumnus team up for forensic science workshop

This summer, Dr. Derek L. Smith, associate professor of chemistry at Howard Payne University, and Frank Ritter, 2017 HPU graduate and science teacher at Early Middle School, teamed up again to present a forensic science […]

Colorectal Cancer: Screening is the key to early detection

Men and women approaching age 50 often shudder when their doctor informs them it’s almost time for a screening colonoscopy. But regular screening, beginning at age 50, is the key to preventing colorectal cancer, according […]

Texas Comptroller Announces Recognition for Financial Reporting

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced his agency has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its fiscal […]

Brown County Sheriff’s Office warning community of recent scam

An individual identifying himself as James Marshall with the sheriff’s office is calling local citizens and stating a warrant has been issued for failure to report for jury duty. Marshall instructs the person to purchase […]

Brown County Commissioner discusses wind turbines in a statement

Precinct 1 Brown County Commissioner Gary Worley has released a statement concerning wind turbines in Brown County. In the statement, he says, “It is my understanding that the process of leasing property for wind turbines […]

Early Police Blotter

The following are calls responded to by the Early Police Department between September 12-17.

Medical call – 1200 Blk Eastwind. – Lifeguard transported.
Domestic disturbance – 200 Blk Early Blvd. Verbal, no violence
Weapons Offense / Heartland Mall […]

TEA accepting applications for Grow Your Own: Teachers grants

Commissioner of Education Mike Morath today announced that applications for the 2019–2021 Grow Your Own: Teachers, Cycle 2 grant program are now being accepted.

Local educational agencies including school districts and open-enrollment charter schools, as well […]

DPS Offers Increased Reward, Seeks Leads in 1980 Cold Case

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the 1980 disappearance of Kristy Lynn Booth, and an increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information […]

Texas Ranger presented ‘First Responder of the Year’ award

A Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas Ranger was selected to receive the Melvin Martin First Responder of the Year award. Texas Ranger Scott Stevenson, of Lubbock, accepted the award Wednesday, Sept. 12, by […]

HPU featured in U.S. News & World Report

In a list released by U.S. News & World Report, Howard Payne University was named a 2019 “Best Value School” in the “Best Regional Colleges West” category. HPU was in sixth place among the ranked […]

Brett McKibben guest speaker at this week’s Brownwood Chamber luncheon

The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly luncheon this Friday, September 21 featuring Brett McKibben, Chief Appraiser for the Brown County Appraisal District. The luncheon will be held at the Brownwood Country […]

PVRW to welcome special guest this week

The Pecan Valley Republican Women will welcome a special guest when they meet this Thursday at 6 p.m. The group will be meeting at TSTC, located at 301 Main St. The entrance is located on […]

HPU announces new faculty, promotions and transitions

Howard Payne University recently began its fall 2018 semester with several changes to its faculty in regard to new hires, promotions and transitions.

Rachel Derrington was employed as assistant professor of social work and director of […]

DPS Museum Day offers interactive activities for kids

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) invites the public to attend DPS Museum Day on Sunday, Sept. 23, as part of Austin Museum Day, which features free exhibits and interactive activities at participating Austin-area […]

Alamo executive committee resolution signed by Commissioner Bush

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush released the following statement after signing the Executive Committee resolution to finalize the Alamo Plan, calling upon San Antonio Mayor Nirenberg to add his signature to the final document.

“I […]

Joint law enforcement effort leads to raid on Brownwood home

Members of the Brownwood Police Department and Brown County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Teams executed a narcotic search and arrest warrant in the 1700 block of Main Blvd Thursday morning. The search warrant was the result […]

Turn in ‘Box Tops’ for a chance to win a gift certificate bundle

One of the non-profits who will be taking part in the Early Texas Showcase this year will be the Early Elementary PTC. On September 15, the group will be selling tickets for a 50/50 raffle, […]

Many child safety seats being improperly fastened

With motor vehicle crashes still a leading cause of death among children, the Texas Department of Transportation is joining safety advocates statewide to remind parents of the importance of always buckling up their children. That […]

Hobby Lobby opening sees Early gain a fifty-percent jump in sales tax allocations

The opening of Hobby Lobby helped Early experience a huge jump in sales tax allocations distributed by Texas Comptroller Glen Hegar. September allocations are a reflection of July sales. For the month of September, Early […]

HPU to host Encounter Week fall revival September 17-19

Howard Payne University will host Encounter Week fall revival services next Monday, September 17, through Wednesday, September 19. This year’s guest speaker is Saleim Kahleh and worship will be led by the Clayton Tyner Band.

Kahleh […]

George P. Bush urging Texans to be mindful of severe weather

Today Land Commissioner George P. Bush urged Texans to take heed of severe weather warnings, know their risk and be prepared. The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is continuing to monitor several potential weather formations […]

Several recognized at BISD Trustee meeting

The Brownwood ISD (BISD) Board of Trustees met for a regular session meeting on Monday, September 10. The session was called to order by BISD Board President Michael Cloy. Pastor Tim Skaggs from Coggin Avenue […]

Wilkinson selected as ‘Physician of the Quarter’

Yasmin H. Wilkinson, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology physician at Brownwood Women’s Clinic was recently chosen as the Physician of the 2nd Quarter 2018 by the staff of Brownwood Regional Medical Center (BRMC). She is an […]

Work on CR 147 has begun

Construction and/or paving of County Road 147 has begun. We anticipate this project to last possibly anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks. Priming and paving is to begin today (weather permitting) and will result in […]

Young ladies being sought to compete for Miss BCFA

The Brown County Fair Association is seeking young ladies to compete for the honor to become Miss Brown County Fair Association 2019. The informational meeting will be held October 4th, the mandatory sign up night […]