Economic conditions catch up with firm

Office to remain open through Sept. 11

Brownwood Mayor Bert Massey recalled the time in the 1950s when homes here sported large, ugly antennas monstrosities that were necessary for television reception.

Even with the antennas, television viewers could receive a single channel, Massey said Channel 9 in Abilene.

That changed when Brownwood Television Cable came to town, giving viewers access to ABC, CBS and NBC, as well as Channel 11, an independent Metroplex station that showed movies, Massey said.

After 53 years in operation, the cable company is shutting down. The office will close Sept. 11, and the signal turned off Sept. 14, general manager Karen McMillan said.

Read more details in Thursday's Bulletin.