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June Mayfield Harris, 85, of Brownwood

June Mayfield Harris, 85 of Brownwood, Texas, went home to be with her Lord and Savior and the love of her life, Sherwood Morris Harris, on July 31, 2021. Viewing and visitation will be Friday, August 6, at Heartland Funeral Home, Early, Texas, from 6 pm to 8 pm. A...
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Lions Begin 2021 Football Campaign

The 2021 high school football season is underway. The first practice for the Brownwood Lions was Monday afternoon at Gordon Wood Stadium. Coach Burnett reported 36 players on the varsity, 54 on the JV and somewhere in the 50’s for the freshmen team – in the neighborhood of 140-plus players out for football this season. On the Brownwood Lions Coach’s Show Monday, Coach Burnett invited fans to come out and watch the 2021 Lions practice. Practices will continue at Gordon Wood Stadium Tuesday through Friday beginning at 7 a.m. This Saturday, the Lions varsity will take part in an intrasquad scrimmage at 9:30 a.m. with the subvarsity squads to follow at 11:30 a.m.
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Brownwood community turns out for Shaw's Marketplace grand opening

More than 3,000 people attended the long-anticipated grand opening of Shaw's Marketplace Saturday in downtown Brownwood, enjoying daylong activities that included food trucks, giveaways and yard games. Shaw's Marketplace is owned by members of the McCrane family — Steven and Lori, their son Matt, and daughter-in-law Megan McCrane — and...
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Adriano ‘Hoss’ Lugo, 72, of Brownwood

Adriano ‘Hoss’ Lugo, 72 of Brownwood, Texas peacefully passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, July 18, 2021 at a local nursing home. Adriano was born in San Antonio, Texas on July 6, 1949. He retired from BISD in June, 2011. He was a member of Union Presbyterian Church.
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Commissioners Hear Requests for Funds From American Rescue Plan Act

Brown County Commissioners Court met Monday morning, August 2, and heard several requests from schools, water districts and various county offices to receive funding from the American Rescue Plan Act. Commissioners approved some and took no action on others. Brown County is projected to be eligible for $7,343,490. Funds will be distributed to counties in two separate tranches (slices). Fifty percent would be distributed this year and the remaining 50 percent no earlier than 12 months from the first payment.
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TxDOT names Brown County Maintenance Section Supervisor

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently selected Rex Miller as the Brown County Maintenance Section Supervisor. Miller began working at TxDOT’s Coleman County Maintenance Section in April 2011, serving as a maintenance tech and later as the section’s mechanic. In 2013, he transferred to special jobs crew at the Brownwood District. Miller was selected as the Coleman County Maintenance Section Assistant in 2018. He transferred to Eastland County to serve as interim maintenance section supervisor in March 2020, before being promoted to Eastland County Maintenance Section Supervisor in August of that same year.
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Sam Wilson, 87, of Coleman

Sam Wilson, age 87, of Coleman, died Sunday, August 1, 2021, at Coleman County Medical Center. The family will host a visitation from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel, 400 W. Pecan Street, in Coleman. A funeral service will be held at...
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Brownwood Chamber holds ribbon cutting for Taco Rico

The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for Taco Rico on July 20, 2021. Taco Rico is a family-owned and operated business and serves favorite Mexican cuisine such as Burritos, Menudo, Tamales, and Mexican candies. They are open Monday – Saturday 5:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. and Sunday 6:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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Ribbon Cutting Held for Taco Rico

The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for Taco Rico on July 20, 2021. Taco Rico is a family-owned and operated business and serves favorite Mexican cuisine such as Burritos, Menudo, Tamales, and Mexican candies. They are open Monday – Saturday 5:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. and Sunday 6:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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Common Grounds progressing on new location, shooting for August opening

Work continues at the new Common Grounds Coffee House and Deli, located at the former Central Fire Station at the intersection of Austin Avenue and Main Street. Friday afternoon, co-owner Marco Sandoval provided a tour of the new location to employees of the original location at 2208 Austin Avenue. “Right...
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Chef from Bangs competing for award in Dallas

Growing up in Bangs, Christian Bosquez started learning to cook as a middle school student — and never stopped. Now, the 26-year-old’s culinary skills have put him in the running to be named the Rising Star Chef of the Year in Dallas. Bosquez, a 2013 graduate of Bangs High School,...
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Petting zoo wraps up library’s summer reading program

May Farm Petting Animals out of Hawley visited the Brownwood Public Library Thursday morning to wrap up its Summer Reading Program events. “The kids get to come out and pet and feed the animals,” said Monica Becton with May Farm. “We’ve got small animals, they’ll pet them, touch them, and then I’ll answer any questions the kids have about the animals. This started out as a whole learning experience for kids to come out to our farm. But we do travel with the animals, we do different events throughout the year like birthday parties.”
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Brownwood’s Christopher Gaston hiking 2,000-mile Pacific Crest Trail

Brownwood resident Christopher Gaston gave an update early Monday morning on Facebook regarding his 2,653-mile trek from Canada to Mexico along the Pacific Crest Trail. Gaston posted, “I am alive. I have been on the trail 20 days now and have walked about 210 miles so far. Today was the first time I have had any cell service since I started.”
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Brownwood resident 20 days, 200-plus miles into hike from Canada to Mexico

Brownwood resident Christopher Gaston gave an update early Monday morning on Facebook regarding his 2,653-mile trek from Canada to Mexico along the Pacific Crest Trail. Gaston posted, “I am alive. I have been on the trail 20 days now and have walked about 210 miles so far. Today was the first time I have had any cell service since I started.”
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Fishing report

Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.01 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair with Texas rigged plastic worms, crankbaits and jigs along grass lines, rocky shorelines, and flooded vegetation. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs in brush piles and near bridge pilings. White bass and hybrids are good on slabs, striper jigs and live bait along the main lake channels, humps and ridges. Look for birds diving over feeding schools of white bass. Catfish are good on chicken liver and nightcrawlers.
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TGIF: When it’s hot, a cold sarsaparilla might hit the spot

I decided to fill my drink cup with a bit more soda before we left the restaurant where my wife and I had enjoyed lunch. We try to limit our intake of carbonated beverages, but occasionally we splurge. The drink machine was one of those new-fangled contraptions with just two...
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Area Fishing Report Week of July 14

The following fishing reports are provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, for the week of July 14:. Fishing is fair. Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.01 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair with Texas rigged plastic worms, crankbaits and jigs along grass lines, rocky shorelines, and flooded vegetation.
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Fishing report

Water lightly stained; 88 degrees; 0.15 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair with Texas rigged plastic worms, crankbaits and tubes along grass lines, rocky shorelines, and flooded vegetation. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs in brush piles and near bridge pilings. White bass and hybrids are good on slabs, striper jigs and live bait along the main lake channels, humps and ridges. Look for birds diving over feeding schools of white bass. Catfish are good on chicken liver and nightcrawlers.
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