March is just around the corner bringing with it Spring Break, Good Friday, Easter with the empty tomb and the Empty Bowls Project at Good Samaritan Ministries.
The seventh annual Empty Bowls Project will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 24 at the Brownwood Coliseum. Tickets will be $10 for each session. Tickets can be purchased online beginning March 1 at goodsambwd.org or at the GSM office at 305 Clark Street in downtown Brownwood. Good Samaritan board members will have tickets and will be selling them around town prior to the event. Tickets will also be available at the door on March 24.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, February 12, 2016.
Wednesday, February 10
*A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to County Road 201 regarding the burglary of a habitation where an air compressor, misc. tools and a TV stand were taken. At the time of the report, there were no suspects to list.
*1:36 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 2000 block of Brady Avenue regarding the burglary of a vehicle. According to the report, a special edition Nintendo gaming system had been stolen from the complainant’s vehicle.
Thursday, February 11
*At approximately midnight, EPD Officers responded to a motel in the 600 block of Early Blvd. regarding an intoxicated female who was trying to leave in a vehicle. According to the report, when officers arrived, they learned that the female had assaulted the male complainant and had broken a window in the motel room. The female, identified as 34-year-old Felicia Neel Davis of Gatesville, was placed under arrest for assault with injury family violence and injury to a child.*8:41 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 400 block of W. Commerce regarding a found firearm. According to the report, the firearm was determined to be a pellet gun and was turned over to the Brownwood Police Department.
The City of Early, Early City Hall and Municipal Court Offices will be closed Monday, February 15, 2016 in observance of Presidents’ Day.
Several Brownwood ISD students riding a school bus were injured after being involved in a two-vehicle accident in the 1400 block of Avenue K Friday afternoon.The accident occurred shortly after 3:00 p.m. as 65 students from Woodland Heights and East Elementary Schools were being transported to the Boys and Girls Club, located just a few blocks away. According to a witness, a tan Chevy truck was traveling northwest on Belmeade striking the bus, which was traveling southwest on Avenue K, on the rear driver’s side axle in the intersection of the 1400 block of Avenue K.
Like many men who are getting ready to “pop the question,” Brett Ellis, Howard Payne University senior, wanted to plan the perfect proposal for Shannon Matthews of Brownwood, also an HPU senior.
“I originally wasn’t sure what I was going to do,” he said. “Then I talked to my dad and my grandma.”
Brett’s father, Dr. Bill Ellis, HPU president, and grandmother, Nancy Ellis ’48, are quite familiar with HPU romances. Nancy met her husband, Dr. Ray Ellis ’50, at the university and her parents met there as well.
“They told me about a tree out at Riverside Park where my great-grandparents got engaged,” Brett said. “Later, my grandmother showed me the exact tree.”
Brett planned a picnic lunch for Shannon under the tree, complete with the same meals they ordered from Prima Pasta on their first date two years before.“I thought it was just going to be a celebration of our two-year anniversary of dating,” said Shannon. “He told me he wanted to do something special. We didn’t even get to start eating before he said he had something to ask me.”
The 15th Annual Central Texas Wildfire Academy began Thursday, educating firefighters about wildland fire control and helping to perform a large prescribed burn at Camp Bowie, the site of the academy. The academy strives to offer a variety of training for all those dedicated to protecting lives and property.
According to Chris Weber of the Dam Volunteer Fire Department of Lake Brownwood, the prescribed burn will take place on Sunday, February 14th and will burn approximately 1000-1500 acres of the property, sections 15 & 18 of the camp. Controlled burns actually prevent fires, said Weber who explained that burning off dense vegetation helps to limit spreading of future wildland fires. This burn not only helps the camp, but also provides an educational experience for firefighters, including many local firemen. There will be 8-10 fire trucks working this burn during the training, said Weber.Weber addressed the Brown County Commissioners Court during Monday’s meeting to obtain burn permits for the academy training and to let civilians throughout the county know of the burn ahead of time. These two sections are mostly well within the interior of the camp; however, preparatory work with dozers clearing boundaries by making fire breaks, ensure that the burn will be kept within the camp, protecting adjacent privately owned land.
Students from the Brownwood High School Band competed at the Region 7 UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest at HPU on Saturday, February 6th. The students earned a total of 55 first division medals at the contest and 43 entries will advance on to the State UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest in May.“Congratulations to these band students for their hard work,” stated BHS Band Director, David Lambert.
The Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit opened on Sunday, February 7th and will continue through February 19th with many talented artists from across the state offering demonstrations alongside the art exhibit. Demonstrations scheduled for Friday, February 12th will include Ted and Martha Shelton, Candace Fulton and Denise Sommer.Demonstrations will be presented from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on weekdays at the Depot Civic and Cultural Center in Brownwood. Artists will show visitors how to use a variety of different media as well as share interesting techniques.
A growing interest in shifting out of crop production and into a forage-based system in the Rolling Plains has Stan Bevers, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist in Vernon, consulting his crystal ball.
There were people thinking there wouldn’t be another bad day in cattle. They have quickly found out there will be.
You have to have a multi-year plan, because no one can predict prices and production levels. This forces you to consider what might happen.
What are the projections for calf prices in the next few years? And what about wheat prices; how long will there be below break-even-point wheat prices?
With the cattle prices that have been projected for the next few years, transitioning doesn’t look like a good option, especially with wheat prices expected to move up over the next five years.
The Brownwood Area Community Garden has lease spots available for those interested. Lease applications are available at the Brownwood Public Library, or online: www.brownwoodgarden.org.
Lease fees have not changed from last year: $50/year for the general public and $25/year for residents of Brownwood Housing Authority.
30 raised beds are available each year, and applications are processed as they are received, so apply now to get growing at the Brownwood Area Community Garden!Those applying for a lease spot at the garden will need to complete an application and mail (with payment) to the address on the application.
Howard Payne University will host its first University Colloquium Series event of the year Friday, February 19, 10:00-10:50 a.m. in Room 121 of HPU’s Winebrenner Hall.
This University Colloquium Series event is entitled Project H.E.L.P. (HPU herbarium, engage in citizen science, locate/label and participate in data collection). Discussion will include the definition of an herbarium, its history and use at HPU and how citizens can assist in the HPU herbarium as well.
Dr. Jack Stanford, professor emeritus of biology, will discuss the importance of herbaria and their history at HPU.
- Law Enforcement Blotter 2/11
- High School Teacher Killed in Traffic Accident
- Brownwood Fire Department - Fire & Rescue Reports 2/11
- Five Brownwood HOSA Students Qualify for State Competition
- VFW to Host Fundraiser to Help Veterans with Unmet Needs
- Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit Demonstrations – Thursday to Feature Test and Johnson
- Weekly Fishing Report for Area Lakes
- Law Enforcement Blotter 2/10
- Chambers to Host County Commissioner Candidate Forum Feb. 19th
- HPU’s Gabriella Glenn Guest of Midlothian to Perform Senior Recital
- Brownwood ISD Recognizes Accomplishments of Students and Staff Members
- Local Writer Works to Bring Screenplay to Life on Film