Approximately 40 people came together at CrossFit Brownwood for a Memorial Day workout in honor of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005. Murphy was also a Navy Seal. He was killed after exposing himself to enemy fire and knowingly leaving his position of cover to get a clear signal in order to communicate with his headquarters. He provided his unit’s location and requested immediate support for his element and then returned to his position to continue fighting until he died from his wounds. In the 2013 film Lone Survivor, Murphy is portrayed by actor Taylor Kitsch.The group’s workout was one that Murphy, or “Murph” to his friends, had developed for himself naming it "Body Armor" because he often did it in full gear with his heavy body armor on. Two of the participants of Monday’s workout wore weighted vests to help them identify with Murph’s workout. The workout begins with a one mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats and ending with an additional 1 mile run.
DATES TO REMEMBER
25 – Brown County Extension Office Closed for Memorial Day
31 – Shooting Sports Practice 2:00p.m. at Woodman of the World
June 1 – Mandatory State RoundUp Meeting 5:30p.m. at Extension Office
8-12 – State 4-H RoundUp, College Station, Texas
16 – District Horse Show, Llano, Texas
29 – County/State Steer and Heifer Validation 3:00p.m. at Bob Clark Pens
BROWN COUNTY 4-H NEWS AND UPDATES
STATE ROUNDUP PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Amie Bane of Lone Star Taxidermy and Processing located in Owens received a special plaque recognizing her business' partnership with The Deer Project of Good Samaritan Ministries. The processing plant at that location has been a part of The Deer Project since its inception in 2009, and Bane has been a part since she and her husband took ownership in 2010.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, May 22, 2015.
Tuesday, May 19
*8:10 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 800 block of Rogan Street, the Brownwood Intermediate School, regarding an assault. According to the report, police assistance was required with a student that had been attempting to assault an administrative employee. An investigation led to the issuance of a citation to the juvenile, the report states.
Wednesday, May 20
*4:51 PM –Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 500 block of Main Street regarding a burglary of a habitation and an assault. According to the report, a laptop computer was stolen during the incident.
Thursday, May 21
*8:29 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 2700 block of 1st Street regarding the burglary of a motor vehicle. According to the report, a package of cigarettes, a coozie, and coupons for fast food were stolen from the vehicle.*12:29 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 400 block of W. Commerce regarding theft. According to the report, this call led to the arrest of 64-year-old Vickie Hallmark of Early for theft over $50 less than $500.
The Cities of Brownwood and Early will be closed Monday, May 25th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. All non-emergency city facilities will close and there will be no collection of residential waste.
Residents with blue or green carts, please note that your collection days are as follows.
Monday’s route will be collected on Tuesday.
Tuesday’s route will be collected on Wednesday.
Normal collection days will resume on Thursday, May 28th.
The Recycling Center and Landfill will be closed on Monday May 25th, 2015.
The City collects bulky items including brush and tree limbs from residential customers at no charge, please cut them into lengths of 5 feet or less and notify the Sanitation Department at 643-4200 or online at http://www.ci.brownwood.tx.us/sanitation.htm or on Facebook.For problems related to water or sewer service within the City of Brownwood, customers may call 646-6000, 24 hours per day 7 days per week.
A volunteer fair will be held at the Brown County Museum of History on Saturday, May 30th from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.This event is being held to find those who are interested in preserving history for future generations who are willing to volunteer their time to help the Brown County Museum of History as it grows and improves. Attendees will be given a list of volunteer opportunities to choose from such as working the gift shop or using their own valuable skills.
Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign initiated by the nonprofit organization Comic Relief. In the UK, Red Nose Day has been going for 30 years and is an inspiring cultural phenomenon that unites people from all walks of life in the interest of saving and changing lives across the globe. Their mantra is, "We believe in a just world free from poverty and use the power of entertainment to create positive change in the world."This year marks the first year of the USA teaming with the Comic Relief Red Nose Day and it moved Brownwood Intermediate School 5th grader, Claire Clayton, to write a letter to their principal, Chuck Chesser, to challenge all of BIS to participate.
The 2nd Annual Brownwood Rotary Club Three Man Scramble is set for Saturday, June 13th at The Hideout at Lake Brownwood. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m.Estimated winners’ prize payout is $1500. Prizes include: Closest to the pin Hole-in-One, Longest Drive Mulligans, Ball Drop Driving Range Challenge.
Early Chamber of Commerce selected Taco Casa as their Business of the Month for May.The chamber thanks them for supporting the community along with encouraging and rewarding the children of the community to make good grades.
Woodland Heights Elementary School celebrated Cinco de Mayo, Tuesday, May 5th. This is the fourth year Woodland Heights has recognized the celebration of Hispanic culture and traditions.“This year we had donations from Brookshire’s and Mi Familia,” stated Woodland Heights Elementary teacher, Nereida Ceniceros. “We are truly blessed to have a wonderful set of parents that donated food, time and supplies.”
Because of forecasts of possible rain on Friday, the 2015 Brown County Relay for Life officials announced a venue change for the event.
The event, originally set to take place at Longhorn Stadium in Early, will be moved to Heartland Mall and still run from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. starting Friday, May 22.
This year's Relay will be in honor of Judy Day, who served as a counselor at Early ISD. This year's co-chairs are Elaine Hall and Rick Phelps.
- Law Enforcement Blotter 5/21
- TexasBank to Sponsor Military Appreciation Night at the Lyric Theatre May 28th
- TxDOT Urges Drivers to Obey Traffic Laws during Holiday Travel as Storms Continue and Flooding Threatens Texas
- Ribbon Cutting for Yellow Rose Estates
- HPU’s Spirit of Social Work Award Presented to Troy and Bettie Evans
- Northwest Elementary Announces Winners of Annual Multiplication “B”
- Public Works Week May 17-23 Recognized in Brownwood
- Top Elementary Players Awarded at Annual 3rd Grade Chess Tournament
- Arthritis & Heart Disease: A Double Threat
- TSTC Hosts Motivational Speaker Jessica Cox during Blossom Event
- Law Enforcement Blotter 5/20
- Brookesmith Students Compete at Regional UIL Contest