Friday night high school football scoreboard October 9, 2015. Scores are reported as final.
Brownwood – 33
Stephenville – 6
Early – 0
Brady – 58
Bangs - 14
Coleman - 0
Post – 28
VFW Post 3278 and members of its auxiliaries along with Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce officials delivered a signed banner to the Veterans Administration Clinic in Brownwood on Wednesday, October 7th. The banner will be taken by VA Clinic staff members to the VA Hospital in Temple to be placed on display in one of its complexes.The banner was signed with notes of appreciation to the veterans by attendees of the Brownwood Feels Like Home Celebration at the Hometown Heroes area held in September.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, October 9, 2015.
Wednesday, October 7
*2:28 PM – Brownwood Police were called to Brownwood Regional Medical Center regarding theft. According to the report, the complainant stated that an unknown subject had broken into her car and stole her wallet. A suspect was later identified and a warrant is being sought for the suspect’s arrest, the report states.
*11:00 PM – Brownwood Police responded to a residence on Bowie Circle regarding the burglary of a habitation. According the report, old coins, foreign money, $40,000 cash, a watch, a DVD player and money bags containing loan documents were stolen from the residence. An investigation is ongoing, the report states.
Thursday, October 8*4:43 AM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy made a traffic stop regarding speeding. According to the report, during the roadside interview, the passenger, identified as 22-year-old Adijatu Disu surrendered a baggie containing 4.9 grams of marijuana which was in her possession. An additional 0.4 grams of marijuana was located in Disu’s purse along with paraphernalia and a small usable amount of marijuana under the passenger seat, according to the report. All three suspects, identified as 20-year-old Shantell Katelyn Thomas of Highlands, Texas, 20-year-old Mishae Tychelle Roper of Akron, Ohio, and Disu were arrested for possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces.
May TEEA will host a large indoor sale from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 10th. The sale will take place at the May Community Center.
There will be baked goods as well as too many other things to list.Proceeds from the sale will help the club to pay for a new roof for the TEEA clubhouse in May, Texas.
BHS Cheer Toy Drive will be collecting new and gently used toys which will benefit the Heart of Texas Children's Advocacy Center. The toy drive will run October 19-30 at all BISD schools, with drop boxes located at all campuses in the district. All toys will be donated to the Heart of Texas Children’s Advocacy Center.
To kick start the toy drive, BHS Cheerleaders will have a pizza night October 19th with their “Littles.”
Additionally, on October 24th, Chili’s will host Cheer Night with all monetary donations being used to purchase additional toys for the HOTCAC. There will also be a toy drop box available at the event.HOTCAC’s mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of children and families, breaking the cycle of abuse one child at a time.
Texas State Comptroller Glenn Hegar released sales tax allocation numbers for October which showed an increase in sales tax collections in Brown County cities of Brownwood, Early, Bangs and Blanket. These increases were despite a 0.9% decrease in allocations statewide as compared to October of 2014.
The growth in allocations for Brownwood, Early, Bangs and Blanket keep Brown County cities in a positive growth pattern for the year to date numbers as well. The largest increases in allocations were paid to Blanket and Bangs with increased allocations of 84.29% and 16.2% respectively. Brownwood saw the largest dollar increase with a more than $40,500 increase from 2014.Early City Administrator Tony Aaron was excited about the continued growth for his city, stating, “The overall health of our local economy has spurred consumer confidence, which in turn continues to improve our economic health. There are seeing a flurry of activity locally that contributes to a positive attitude for positive growth. Building is going on all over town, many of these locations will bring dozens of jobs to the Early market. Others are bringing much need housing to fill the need of several socio-economic statuses. I expect nothing less than continued sales tax collection increases throughout the remainder of this calendar year as our progressive growth encourages local consumer confidence.”
Northwest Elementary invited students, parents and staff to join them for a Family Reading Party on September 29th. The theme was “Take me Out to the Ballgame!” and PTO members helped parents get signed up while kids showed off their dance moves, ate Cracker Jacks and played with toy baseballs that were handed out to those in attendance.After the dancing, Northwest Elementary Librarian, Meghan Blake, read a baseball story written by David Schnell (pictured above). Several parents and students attended the event and it appeared to be a hit with all who participated. At the end of the party each child was given a book to take home to read with their family.
In honor of Fire Safety Month, which is observed annually in October, the City of Early Fire Marshal Seth Ringler along with the support of the Early Volunteer Fire Department will be installing smoke detectors in houses in Early which do not currently have working smoke detectors.Anyone interested in receiving one of the smoke detectors available will need to call City Hall at 325-643-5451 to be placed on the list. The 75 smoke detectors have been donated by Elliott Electric Supply and Ringler Construction.
After only a few weeks into the start of this school year’s Food for Thought Program of Good Samaritan Ministries (GSM), more than 100 students are already enrolled with more added each week.
The Food for Thought Program provides a weekend’s worth of food to chronically hungry students in Brown County schools.
“The program is in its sixth year and I don’t think we’ve ever seen numbers this high this fast,” said Angelia Bostick, Executive Director of GSM. “I think it’s a combination of more students who really need the extra nutrition and great site coordinators who know their students, know the program and are quick to get the students the help they need.”
At the end of last school year, there were 140 students enrolled in the program and with numbers already so elevated, this year will likely exceed that.
“It costs approximately $5 to provide one bag of nutritious food to one student over one weekend,” said Bostick. “Currently that’s more than $500 per week and that number will increase as the students added to the program rises.”Providing nutritional weekend food to chronically hungry students is as easy as making a one-time donation or sign up for automated draft at Good Samaritan Ministries to support this program.
“Pride for Areas Surrounding Schools" (PASS) will host a Tire/Trash Round Up on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Oct 15, 16 & 17) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help prevent West Nile Virus in our area.Tires stored outside are a continuing source of breeding mosquitoes carrying a variety of diseases.
If you work with agricultural chemicals or other potentially dangerous materials, including pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, diesel fuel and/or disinfectant products, you should understand the new label requirements and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) format.
As of June 1, all chemical manufacturers are required to use a new labeling and the SDS format established under Globally Harmonized System (GHS) criteria for classifying the health and physical hazards of the chemicals they produce.
By June 1, 2016, employers must update workplace labeling and hazard communication programs, providing ongoing employee training for newly identified physical or health hazards.
Here are some things you should know about the new labels and SDSs:
Hazard definitions are now more specific, ensuring consistency across the board. There are more specific criteria for classification of health and physical hazards and for the classification of mixtures.Labels now need to include six standard elements for classified hazards: product identifier, manufacturer contact information, hazard pictograms, signal word (DANGER or WARNING), hazard statements and precautionary statements.
- Weekly Fishing Report for Area Lakes
- HPU Concert Choir To Preview Fall Concert At Homecoming
- Law Enforcement Blotter 10/8
- Felony Offenders Sentenced in District Court
- Student Speaker Bureau Represents HPU at Colorado Tournament
- Wednesday Evening Jackpot Fishing Tournament Results September 30th
- Gurl Guide Program to Kick Off Oct. 11th, Offers Mentoring Program for Teenage Girls
- Walk & Roll Fundraiser at Early Pioneer Days to Benefit Team Palladium
- Brownwood Art Association Demonstration to Feature Roger Levesque Photography
- Three-Vehicle Accident Injures One Thursday Morning
- Brown County Extension Education Clubs Teach & Learn Program Oct. 13
- Brownwood Community Concert Association Holds Final Event