FOOD & DRINK
Watch D.O.G.S. Kick-Off Events Scheduled
Unleash the WATCH DOGS! Annual kick-off/sign-up events are coming up for Northwest Elementary, Woodland Heights Elementary and East Elementary in Brownwood. The WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program consists of fathers, stepfathers, godfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, and neighbors participating as “watch dogs” through this innovative program which provides positive male role models for the students. Schools gain an extra set of eyes and ears to enhance security and WATCH D.O.G.S. gain a greater awareness of the positive impact they can have on their student’s life in areas including academic performance, self-esteem, and social behavior. These men work alongside the educators to help as crossing guards, car/bus rider facilitators, hallway monitors, library assistants, lunchroom helpers, classroom and homework tutors and playground/gymnasium coaches. Every school year these men have a positive impact on the lives of countless kids.
City Council approves fire code waiver, safeguards in place for haunted house at 700 Carnegie
The Brownwood City Council received a special event request from Jeremiha Spencer to hold a Temporary Haunted House in the old Brownwood Bulletin Building located at 700 Carnegie. After reviewing the application and building layout it was found that the request was unable to meet the 2021 International Code Requirements and he would need to apply for a building and fire code waiver to hold the haunted house, which was approved the Council.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Pets Up for Adoption in Brownwood, TX
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Brownwood.
Lucky Buffet opens in Familiar Location with New Name
Lucky Buffet opened on Tuesday September 19th in a familiar location but with new ownership, new upper management, and a new name. They are ready to bring authentic Chinese flavors to Brown County and the local community. Located in the former Gomez Restaurant building at 716 W Commerce Street in Brownwood, their hours of operation will be Monday – Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday & Saturday 11-9:30, & Sunday 11-9pm.
Museum of History Accepts Generous Donation from Burns
Today the Brown County Museum of History accepted a generous donation of $150,000 from Dr. Paul and Toni Burns. Dr. Burns is a fourth-generation native of Brown County. After spending his professional career as a medical doctor in Austin, he retired back to the family ranch in Brown County. The ranch was founded by his great-grandfather in 1873. Dr. and Mrs. Burns’ donation amount is in recognition of his family’s 150-year history in Brown County. Since moving back to the family ranch, Burns has worked tirelessly to restore the family ranch, including the landscape. His efforts have been recognized with the Lone Star Steward Award from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Rabies Case Confirmed in Comanche Cat
Another rabies case has been confirmed in the area. Wednesday, we reported on a rabies case confirmed in a skunk in Coleman. Now a case of rabies has been confirmed in a cat in Comanche. Both cases happened on the same day, last Thursday, September 14th. In the rabies case...
Brownwood Regional Landfill Transforms Brush into Mulch for Local Gardeners
The Brownwood Regional Landfill and Recycling Center is turning brush piles into mulch. They use machines to grind about 15,000 cubic yards of mulch. The Sanitation Department transports the collected brush to the recycling center. Here, it's changed into compost piles.
Fishing Reports 9/20/23
The following fishing reports are provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for the week of September 20:. GOOD. Water slightly stained; 82-83 degrees; 7.67 feet below pool. Black bass to 7.21 pounds are fair on jigs and shaky heads. Black bass to 6.84 pounds on crankbaits and frogs in 2-15 feet. Crappie are slow in brush piles and around the docks on minnows in 8-12 feet of water. White bass are fair to 1.00 pounds schooling everywhere on jigs and small moving baits and under the lights on crankbaits and small jigs. Catfish are slow to 8 pounds using prepared or cut bait on jug lines, or rod and reels.
Library announces book sale extension
The Brownwood Public Library posted the following information on Facebook regarding its current book sale:. The Book Sale has been extended! Stop by the library for great books at bargain prices!. Please share! We really don’t want to box these books back up!. September 21:. New/like new Books 50%...
VFW Fish Fry Fundraiser Friday, Sept. 22
The VFW Heart of Texas Post 3278 and Auxiliary will sponsor a Fish Fry Fundraiser this coming Friday, September 22nd, between 10:30 am and 1:00 pm at the VFW Post, 2300 Stephen F. Austin in Brownwood. The meal will consist of fried fish, coleslaw, beans, hush puppies, red sauce and...
Brownwood elementary schools celebrate Grandparents Day
Students across Brownwood ISD (BISD) celebrated National Grandparents Day on Thursday and Friday, September 7-8. Grandparents Day, which became an official holiday in 1978, is a national celebration to highlight the important bond between children and their grandparents. Brownwood students celebrated by inviting their grandparents to come and eat with...
Brownwood Regional Airport Enhances Safety with New LED Lights on Taxiway
The Brownwood Regional Airport has installed 480 LED lights along a two-mile stretch of the repaved taxiway. These aluminum alloy lights can withstand heavy pressure and can be seen from a significant distance.
Fishing Reports 9/13/23
The following fishing reports are provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for the week of September 13:. GOOD. Water slightly stained; 85-86 degrees; 7.89 feet below pool. Black bass to 5.75 pounds are fair on jigs, shaky heads, crankbaits and frogs in 2-15 feet of water. Crappie are slow in brush piles and around docks on minnows in 12-16 feet of water. White bass are slow to 1.00 pound under the lights and schooling using jigs and small moving baits. Catfish are fair to 5 pounds on jug lines using prepared and cut bait.
The Turtle and Library to Hold Book Sale
Mary Stanley, owner of the Turtle Enoteca, announced The Turtle will participate in the 2023 Campari National Day of Service. This year Capari America is supporting 50 Campari Day of Service events in 29 states. Campari America, formerly known as Skyy Spirits, is an American spirits maker that is part of the Campari Group, the family of companies also known as Davide Campari-Milano N.V. Mary, as a local leader for Campari Day of Service and member of the United States Bartenders Guild, designated The Brownwood Community Library as the recipient of The Turtle Enoteca’s Campari Day of Service.