Mission Possible Kids made a pledge to do God’s work in October 2013 by helping others. They set a goal of 1000 lives they wanted to touch and on March 5th they accomplished their goal.
Some of their favorite missions included the following:
- Collecting and distributing gently worn shoes to those in need
- Trick or treating to collect candy for soldiers
- Collecting and donating over 850 pounds of food for the Food for Thought program
- Raising funds for solar lights and textbooks for children in Kenya
- Sewing heart pillows to comfort children in crisis
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, March 7, 2014.
Wednesday, March 5
*12:23 PM – The Brownwood High School resource officer received the report of a student assaulting a female teacher. According to the report, a report was taken and the teacher was advised that she would have to file a complaint in the municipal court.
*4:59 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1400 block of Austin Avenue regarding fraud with victims being several local businesses. The complainant stated that the businesses were not aware of the issue until he spoke with them on this date. An investigation is underway, the report states.
Thursday, March 6
*11:32 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 2600 block of Vincent Street regarding a scam. According to the report, the complainant stated that she had received an email claiming she owed a loan company money; however, she had never taken out a loan with the company and did not know why she had received the email.*12:42 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 400 block of Main Street regarding an assault. According to the report, this call led to the arrest of 19-year-old Juan Sanchez of Brownwood for assault with injury family violence.
The Early High School Band went to UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest on Wednesday in Hamilton and earned 1st Division ratings from all six judges. The judges had wonderful comments about the band’s performance, including:
-“A very musical performance by a fine band.”-“Well prepared, great performance!”
TxDOT Launches Spring Break Alcohol Awareness Campaign In Effort To Reduce Crashes, Fatalities Among Young Adults
As Spring Break gets underway, the Texas Department of Transportation today launched its month-long DWI Hangovers Don’t Go Away campaign at a press conference on South Padre Island. Aimed at curbing drunk driving and fatalities among young adults and college students, the event was held at the Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark and Resort. A campaign street team then rode Segways up and down South Padre Island to hand out educational materials and interact with spring breakers. A 23% increase in Spring Break fatalities heightens importance of this critical message.
“Spring Break is a fun time for our college-age young adults in Texas,” said John Barton, TxDOT deputy executive director. “Unfortunately, the fun can turn into tragedy when drunk driving is involved. Our campaign highlights the dangers of drinking and driving, and stresses the importance of safe practices like designating a sober driver, which saves lives in the process.”
In 2013, there were 25,158 DUI-alcohol crashes in Texas that resulted in 8,702 serious injuries and 1,022 deaths. Of those crashes, more than 57 percent involved drivers between the ages of 17-34. During Spring Break 2013, Texas saw more than a 23-percent increase from 2012 in DUI-alcohol deaths.
The DWI Hangovers Don’t Go Away campaign runs through March 30 and will incorporate TV, radio, social media and other outreach components, including bus ads, ice box wraps, educational push-cards and airport signage.
Stephen Sullivan, a 2011 Howard Payne University graduate, has been named director of alumni relations at HPU. Sullivan previously served the university as admission counselor and Mobile Go Center coordinator.
As director of alumni relations, Sullivan will work closely with HPU’s close-knit alumni base and strive to grow the university’s Alumni Association, a network through which former students stay connected to faculty, staff and current students. The Alumni Association provides several scholarships to HPU students each year.
“I want to increase the number of scholarships offered so that more students may have the opportunity to succeed here,” Sullivan said.The director of alumni relations also plans and executes events for alumni, most notably Homecoming. Most of all, Sullivan says he is excited to cultivate and maintain ongoing relationships with alumni and friends of the university.
The Early High School tennis team recently participated in the Brownwood Tennis Tournament and won several medals.
Individual Medal Winners include the following:
Chris Martin and Luke Broussard: 1st Place doublesAustin Carlisle: 1st place singles
If you were around back then, 1963, practically everyone remembers what they were doing when they heard that President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated in Dallas. What you may not know is the story behind the Kennedy half dollar, which will be celebrating its fiftieth year of circulation this year.
At the time of his death, there was a law that held that no coin designs could be changed within the first 25 years of its existence. Since the Franklin half dollar had only begun in 1948, which meant the law must be changed.
Today, we are used to the fact that Congress moves at the pace of a snail on almost every issue. Because of the popularity of the young president and his beautiful, style-setting wife, Congress approved a coin in only a breath-taking 38 days after his death!There wasn’t time to start a new design from scratch. The obverse, or side with Kennedy’s profile, was designed earlier by Gilroy Roberts, the mint’s chief engraver, for the mint’s series of presidential medals. Frank Gasparro, another engraver, designed the reverse of the presidential medal. He pulled the presidential seal from the medal so that it would fit on the smaller coin.
On Monday, February 24th, Northwest Elementary held their 4th Six Weeks Awards Ceremony. Amongst those receiving awards were the recipients of the Good Choice Award. Each grade level teacher chooses one student from his or her class who has consistently made good choices for the six weeks. The staff at Northwest believes that all children can make good choices, making this a coveted award.
Pictured above are the Northwest Elementary kindergarten and pre-k Good Choice Award winners. (Top row, from left) Aurora Owen, Grant Bull, Nicholas Chacon, Dezarae Buitron (Middle row) De'Andra Randle, Hudson Davidson, Angel Linan (Bottom row) Tyler Dillard, Cheyenne Walters, Alia Loomis, Luis Cardenas.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the Rusty Anchor Cafe on Thursday, February 27th.
Established in 2008, the Rusty Anchor Cafe serves home-cooked food served cafe style. They are located in Harbor Point at Lake Brownwood at 3071 Harbor Drive and are ready to serve great food.
For more information, contact the Rusty Anchor at 325-784-5342.
The Bluebonnet Relays will kick off today, Friday, March 7th at 12:00 p.m. at Gordon Wood Stadium in Brownwood. BISD schools are releasing 3 hours early to allow students to participate. The public is invited to attend this annual track meet.
JV and varsity athletes from 1A -5A schools will be participating in all events.
Howard Payne University recently honored Kevin Dinnin, president and CEO of the San Antonio-based Baptist Child and Family Services (BCFS), with the Gordon Ware Cowden Courage in Christianity Award. Cowden, a 1984 HPU alumnus, was a victim of the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shooting in July 2012.Dr. Bill Ellis, HPU president, and members of the Cowden family were courtside at the San Antonio Spurs game on March 2 when they presented Dinnin with the award, a replica of a statue on HPU’s campus titled “Do As I Have Done.”
- Law Enforcement Blotter 3/6
- BMS FCCLA Illustrated Talk Team Advances to State Competition
- New Brownwood/Early Community Guide Now Available
- Good Samaritan Ministries Getting Set for Empty Bowls
- Early Middle School Choir Students Earn Top Ratings at District UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest
- Brownwood Intermediate 6th Grade Choir Performs “Harmony High”
- 50th Annual Lone Star Fair & Expo and Rattlesnake Round-up Coming to Brownwood March 14-16
- Photo Group to Meet Thursday Night
- Enhanced Rabies Surveillance Testing for Select Areas of the Trans Pecos, West Central and South Texas
- Reminder: Lake Brownwood State Park to Celebrate New Bike Trail with Grand Opening Celebration March 8th
- Law Enforcement Blotter 3/5
- Early Community Easter Egg Hunt Set for April 12th