The Brady Standard-Herald is pleased to announce that it has added Neal Ulmer as a part-time writer and reporter to the newspaper staff. Ulmer was born in Stephenville and brought up on his parents’ ranch northwest of Morgan Mill. The son of C.M. Ulmer and the late Ollie Lou (Tippett) Ulmer, he attended Tarleton State University, where he majored in animal science and received his bachelor of science in 1974. After graduation, he worked on several ranches in Menard and Sutton counties until a desire to help young people led him to a position as houseparent at the Methodist Home Boys’ Ranch near Waco. He later worked for the Ozona Stockman from 1993-1997 and the Centerville News from 1998-2005, as a sports writer and photographer. He currently resides in Brady with his wife, Tedra, who is a teacher at Lohn High School. His daughter, Katharine Longoria, and granddaughter, Mia, also reside in Brady with him and his wife. He enjoys attending all the sporting events of Lohn and cheering on the Eagles. He also enjoys attending his grandaughter’s soccer games and all her other activities, while keeping up with his freelance photography business. He will be working throughout the community on a variety of stories and news items and will be available for feature stories as well.