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Brown County Texas


Something about Brown;: A history of Brown County, Texas

Texas Historical Markers: Brown County

A Pictorial History of Brown County: The Early Years

Frontier's Generation: The Pioneer History of Brown County with Sidelights on the Surrounding Territory

Pecan Valley Days (not pictured) by Tevis Clyde Smith -1956


Tales of Badmen, Bad Women, and Bad Places: Four Centuries of Texas Outlawry

A badman is not necessarily a bad man, but he is not a man to mess with. He might be a killer, a con artist, or even a Texas Ranger with his own ideas about law enforcement; or he might just be "wuthless." A bad woman might be a criminal too, or she might just be one who didn’t conform to accepted notions of womanly conduct in her time and place. "The unquestioned murder of Deputy Sheriff Charles  "Charlie" Webb of Brown County on the town square in Comanche, Texas on May 26, 1874 . . . Read more Look inside

Captain Jeff; or, Frontier life in Texas with the Texas Rangers

"That Big Foot, the Kiowa, was no ordinary horse-thief was demonstrated when he stole the mount of Captain Jeff from Sheriff's Gideon's lot in Brownwood one night in 1874. Big Foot had ranged this section of Texas from the close of the Civil War with a band of Indians, one of whom, Comanche Jape, was notoriously cruel. Prior to Captain Jeff taking charge, all efforts of the settlers and law officers from Burnet to Brown County had failed to cope with the band . . . Read more Look inside

From the Cotton Fields to a College Professor: My Life's Experience

by Dr Joe H. Alcorta

Dr. Joe H. Alcorta was born in Novice, Texas in Coleman County, and at the age of two months, his parents took him to Monterrey, Mexico. For seven years, he lived in Mexico. Upon his return, he graduated from Olton High School, and then he received his bachelor's degree from Hardin-Simmons University in Brownwood. He obtained his master's degree from Howard Payne University and earned his PhD degree from Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. He has served on many city boards, and he was elected to The Abilene City Council for two terms . . .  Read more Look inside

Texas Ranger Tales II

"Landing in Galveston, Arrington walked to Houston where he got a job in a sawmill. In the span of four years he hired on for a time with a railroad, worked in a commission house in Galveston, farmed, and then took up cowboying.  That Occupation took him to Brown County on the edge of settlement. There in April 1875, he tried to enlist in the Rangers, but he was denied a commission because of the Alabama murder indictment, which he owned up to " .. . . Read more Look inside

21 Texas Short Stories

This is a splendid collection of stories about Texas by Texans—stories that appeared in leading magazines in the first half of the twentieth century.

"Katherine Anne Porter, Texas' greatest contribution to the short story, was born at Indian Creek, Brown County, May 15, 1894. She herself is authority for the statement that she began to write stories before she was four years old . . . " Read more look Inside



Freemasonry in Brownwood: A centennial history of Brownwood Lodge No. 279

Revival!: The Story of the Current Awakening in Brownwood, Ft. Worth, Wheaton, and Beyond

Brownwood High School Yearbooks

Rubber Guns: 'Bout A Little Texas Boy in a Texas 20's Town, by William Ellis from Brownwood

Hell under the Rising Sun: Texan POWs and the Building of the Burma-Thailand Death Railway

Justice For Emily: Novel set in Brownwood by Sandy Wolters

Brownwood Yearbooks - Brownwood High and Howard Payne yearbooks

Bangs, Texas


1965 Bangs High School - Dragon Yearbook

1967 Bangs High School - Dragon Yearbook

Blanket, Texas


1946 Blanket High School - Tiger Yearbook

1948 Blanket High School - Tiger Yearbook

Brown County Estates with Unclaimed Money

Brown County Texas Unclaimed EstatesThese Deceased Residents of Brown County Left a total $97,669 in Unclaimed Money for their heirs. Please share this with your family and friends from Early, Brownwood, Lake Brownwood, Bangs and Blanket to let them know they can claim their inheritance from the Texas Comptroller's Office. . . see the list


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