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Howard Payne University to host Spring Family Reunion on Feb. 20

BROWNWOOD – February 8, 2021 – Howard Payne University invites the public to the Spring Family Reunion on Saturday, Feb. 20. The event will feature a tailgate with music by Austin Upchurch ’16 and his band prior to the HPU football game at Gordon Wood Stadium.

“It’s exciting and unique that we are playing football in February and that alumni and friends will gather together to remember great times at Howard Payne and to celebrate our alma mater,” said Dr. Dale Meinecke, vice president for development. “We are looking forward to this fun event.”

Tailgate festivities will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Following the tailgate, the HPU Yellow Jacket football team will play McMurry University at 12 p.m. at Gordon Wood Stadium.

Food and admission are free to guests who pre-register online at

Special thanks to the Spring Family Reunion sponsors including Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce; Bruner Auto Group; Citizens National Bank; Dr Pepper; MC Bank; Painter & Johnson Financial; Smith and Sharpe Agencies; TexasBank; Underwood’s Bar-B-Q; United Supermarkets; Visit Early Texas; Wendlee Broadcasting; and Willie’s T’s.

As part of university-wide procedures for health and safety, guests are asked to wear facemasks and practice appropriate social distancing. Guests from off-campus will be required to complete a COVID-19 Campus Access Screening Form upon arrival.


Cutline: HPU will host alumni, students and other friends of the university at the Spring Family Reunion on Feb. 20.