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HPU readies campus for Stinger Spectacular weekend, Oct. 14-15

BROWNWOOD – October 7, 2022 – Howard Payne University is putting finishing touches on preparations for Stinger Spectacular, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 14-15. The event will include Homecoming, Yellow Jacket Preview and Family Weekend, with many activities open to the public.

“Stinger Spectacular 2022 is shaping up to be a wonderful weekend on the HPU campus,” said Dr. Kalie Lowrie ’06, assistant vice president for alumni relations. “We look forward to honoring several outstanding graduates and university supporters, celebrating reunions and providing opportunities for alumni, students, families and prospective students to engage in a fun-filled weekend at HPU.”

During the weekend, alumni and friends are invited to participate in traditional Homecoming events. Cobbler on the Campus, featuring cobbler from Underwood’s Bar-B-Q and live music from Kyler Dean, will be held on Friday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the Muse Mall and Plaza.

Saturday’s festivities will include the Stinger Spectacular Parade, sponsored by Bruner Auto Group. The parade will begin at Brownwood Coliseum at 10 a.m., traveling through downtown Brownwood on Center Avenue and on to Fisk Street, where it will pass through the HPU campus. The HPU Family Picnic, sponsored by Wendlee Broadcasting and Promotional Products, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Muse Mall and Plaza on campus. A special jazz trio will perform, led by Grammy Music Educator of the Year Stephen Cox ’10. The HPU Yellow Jacket football team will play Southwestern University at 2:00 p.m. at Gordon Wood Stadium, with the Homecoming Court to be announced at halftime. The HPU women’s and men’s soccer teams will also have games at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. respectively at Citizens National Bank Soccer Field against McMurry University.

Performances of the “The Sound of Music,” presented by the HPU School of Music & Fine Arts, will be held in L.J. Mims Auditorium on Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at a 2:30 p.m. matinee. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased through the Stinger Spectacular registration webpage.

Visit to view a full schedule of events and to register.

HPU thanks the following businesses for their support of Stinger Spectacular. Gold sponsors are Bruner Auto Family, Chick-fil-A Brownwood, City of Brownwood, Early Texas Visitors and Events Center, HPU Alumni Association and Wendlee Broadcasting. Navy sponsors are Dr Pepper Bottling Company, TexasBank, Underwood’s Bar-B-Q, United Supermarket and Willie’s T’s. White sponsors are Citizens National Bank, Common Grounds Coffeehouse, Double H, MC Bank, Painter & Johnson Financial, Robnett Integra Insurance and Smith & Sharpe.  


Cutline: HPU welcomes alumni, prospective students and other friends of the university to Stinger Spectacular, scheduled for October 14-15.