Famous Faces of Brownfield, Texas

KCBD 2020 CCT Brownfield - Famous Faces

BROWNFIELD, Texas (KCBD) - Now it’s time to reveal some famous faces from Brownfield.

Tyler Willis of Brownfield, Miss Texas 2005
Tyler Willis of Brownfield, Miss Texas 2005 (Source: Miss Texas USA)

Tyler Willis is a beauty queen from Brownfield who won the Miss Texas Usa Pageant in 2005. She also won the title of Miss Congeniality during the same event.

Born in Oklahoma, Gary P. Nunn found his heart’s true home in the Lone Star State after his family moved to West Texas when he was in sixth grade. In the town of Brownfield just outside of Lubbock, he was an honors student, excelled in athletics, and started his first band soon after arriving.
Born in Oklahoma, Gary P. Nunn found his heart’s true home in the Lone Star State after his family moved to West Texas when he was in sixth grade. In the town of Brownfield just outside of Lubbock, he was an honors student, excelled in athletics, and started his first band soon after arriving. (Source: Gary P. Nunn)

Gary P. Nunn is a country music star who began his career as a 7th grader in a garage band in Brownfield. Today, he is considered a music pioneer whose “London Homesick Blues,” with the “I wanna go home with the armadillo” chorus, was the theme song for Austin City Limits for nearly three decades. He has written and played with Jerry Jeff Walker, Michael Martin Murphy, Willie Nelson and many more.

GF Default - KCBD EXCLUSIVE: Sheryl Swoopes talks returning to Brownfield, having number retired
GF Default - KCBD EXCLUSIVE: Sheryl Swoopes talks returning to Brownfield, having number retired

Sheryl Swoops is an icon in the sports world, the first to sign for the WNBA and recently inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall Of Fame. She has been called Her Airness, in reference to His Airness, Michael Jordan. She was the star player on the Lady Raider team that won a national championship for Texas Tech in 1993.

Skip-Bo Original Box (Source: KCBD Video)
Skip-Bo Original Box (Source: KCBD Video)

And then there’s Minnie Hazel Bowman, but most people just called her Skip. She combined the name Skip and Bowman to come up with Skip-Bo, a card game that has entertained millions. For years, it was manufactured from a little store on the town square in Brownfield. It’s been mass produced since Mattel bought the rights in the 1990s.

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