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Real Story of Legendary “black-eyed pea”

The Real Story of how the legendary “black-eyed pea” came to be a symbol of good luck has gone untold in fear that feelings would be hurt. It’s a story of war, the most brutal and bloody war, military might and power pushed upon civilians, women, children and elderly. Never seen as a war crime this was the policy of the greatest nation on earth trying to maintain that status at all cost. A unhealed wound remains in southern states even today, on the other hand the policy of slavery has been a open wound that has also been slow to heal but ok to talk about.

TxDOT Brownwood Prepares for Winter Storm

A TxDOT truck applies brine to the roadway. Brine is a water and salt mixture that creates a barrier to help prevent ice from bonding with the roadway. Photo courtesy of TxDOT

TxDOT Brownwood Prepares for Winter Storm

In preparation for an anticipated strong winter storm, the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Brownwood District (which includes Eastland County) has begun prepping and staging equipment, treating major state maintained roadways and structures and monitoring conditions around the clock.

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Decorated homes

Above: Decorated homes with festive holiday lighting can be seen along Gorman streets as well as a window at the new Gorman Chamber of Commerce office. Photos by: Margaret Hetrick

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Panthers’ Brandenburg named to Class 1A all-state roster - Gorman places 5 on all-region football roster -

The Gorman High School Panthers might not have won as many games as they had wanted in 2020 but that didn’t prevent them from garnering plenty of praise from the state’s coaches. The Panthers landed five players on the 2020 all-region team and had one, defensive lineman Demetri Brandenburg, named to the Texas Six- Man Coaches Association’s all-state squad.


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