The Brownwood Girls Softball Association kicked off their 2014 season on Thursday with an opening ceremony introducing 27 teams at the Bert V. Massey Sports Complex. Sixteen of these teams began their seasons with games just after the ceremony.
Teams were introduced one by one along with their coaches.
The 20th Annual Bangs Mayfest is set for Saturday, May 3rd at Bangs City Park, offering a fun day for everyone. The city park is located at the corner of Fitzgerald and 4th Street in Bangs.The Mayfest parade will kick off the day at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. The parade will travel down Fitzgerald, past the city park, and through the downtown area. Mayfest activities such as live music all day, arts and crafts as well as food booths, city wide garage sales, pony rides, face painting, bounce houses and a rock climbing wall will be open to the public beginning at 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
The Early ISD choral students brought home top honors when they participated in the UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Contest held at Southwest High School in Fort Worth, Texas, on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.
In order to earn a rating of “sweepstakes,” choirs must be awarded a superior rating for their stage performance and also be awarded a superior rating for their sight-reading efforts. Each of the three choirs entered from Early ISD were required to sing choral literature from a state prescribed list of selections. Three judges rated each of those efforts.
The three choirs then had to move to a different location where three different judges rated them on their sight-reading capabilities. All three of the choirs from Early ISD earned a Sweepstakes trophy.
Brownwood Police Chief Mike Corley released crime statistics from the police department for the month of March along with year-to-date numbers for 2013 and 2014.
Corley releases Brownwood Police Department crime statistics on a monthly basis as a program to have a department that is more transparent to the public. Corley stated that he also looks at these numbers to see where the department needs to focus.
Corley said that there were 100 reported crimes in March which is increased by 2% from the previous month. Of these crimes, 35% were cleared either by arrest or after further investigation. Of note, burglaries of buildings decreased by 7 incidents as compared to the month of January while assaults were increased by 5 during the same timeframe.
There were 54 traffic accidents and 4 driving while intoxicated arrests in the city of Brownwood for March.2014 appears to be continuing a decreasing trend of total crimes (year-to-date) than the number reported in 2013. Of note, burglary of a habitation was down by 8 cases, or 27.6%, as compared to the same timeframe during 2013.
The Lyric Performing Arts Company will be holding auditions for their annual children’s show on Monday, April 21st at the Music Building on HPU campus from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.This year, the children’s show will be a play called Johnny and the Bear, a fun story about the tale of how Johnny Appleseed encounters a bear while trying to sleep inside an old tree trunk. The play will have some fun puppet characters as well as people, and 3-4 guys and 3-4 ladies will be needed for the production. Performances for the play will held in late May.
The Brownwood and Early Chambers of Commerce held a joint ribbon cutting on Wednesday, April 16th during the grand re-opening celebration for Fitness Evolution.Now located in Heartland Mall, Fitness Evolution is a professional gym that helps with nutritional advice, building strength, gaining flexibility, improving performance and more.
Even with the colder than usual winter most of Texas experienced this past winter, filth flies are here or will be very soon.
Stable flies are the first of the biting flies to make their presence known. They can be observed hanging around horse stalls and the legs of cattle. The stable fly is one of the most detrimental flies for livestock; they take a single blood meal a day and deliver a nasty and painful bite.
These flies breed in hay/grass mixed with feces and urine and are best controlled for with sanitation instead of chemicals.
Horn flies will be showing up soon in small numbers but by mid-July the population will be in full force. Although treatment is not needed just yet, it is suggested to wait until 100 flies per animal are observed, it is good to decide which method of control you will want to use.
District Attorney Micheal Murray reports that several felony cases were recently heard in Brown/Mills County District Court, Judge Stephen Ellis presiding.
Robert Deontay Clark pled guilty to the felony offense of Sexual Assault of a Child and was sentenced to 9 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division. Further, Clark pled guilty to the felony offense of Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Requirements and was sentenced to 1 year, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, State Jail Division.
Stephen Shores pled guilty to the felony offense of Burglary of a Building and was sentenced to 4 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.Jonathan Eisenhauer pled guilty to the felony offense of Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence and was sentenced to 4 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division. Further Eisenhauer pled guilty to the state jail felony offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance and was sentenced to 12 months, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, State Jail Division.
Brown County emergency responders were called to the scene of a one-vehicle rollover accident on Highway 279 Friday morning, which resulted in one male being hospitalized.Shortly after 7:00 a.m., a 29-year-old male was driving south on Highway 279 toward Brownwood, approximately 5 miles north of the Brownwood city limits, when the accident occurred. It appeared that just after a curve, the vehicle went off the road, and the driver overcorrected crossing the northbound lane, crashing through a fence where the vehicle rolled. The vehicle landed upright in a field, according to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Martin Molotsky. The reason for the vehicle leaving the roadway was not known at the time of the accident, according to responders.
The Howard Payne football program announces its camps for the summer of 2014. 11th and 12th grade camps will be held Saturday June 7th and 1st through 10th grade Friday, June 20th.
HPU Position Skill Specific Camp Entering Grades 11th-12th – Saturday, June 7th
Date: June 7th
Brownwood Lady Lion Sydney Roberts secured first place Thursday in the Region I-3A golf tournament held in Lubbock.
Roberts took first place with 5 under par and a total of 139 after shooting a 69 Wednesday and 70 on Thursday. Roberts will advance to the 3A state golf tournament at the end of the month in Austin.
Following Roberts in the tournament were Sarah Moore of Burkburnett and Ryan Pate of Midland Greenwood who each tied for second place with a 144 and will also advance to state. Sarah Black of Andrews took 4th place with a score of 145 and Hailey Burgen also of Andrews came in 5th with a score of 148.
- Early Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for American Cancer Society - Brown County Relay for Life
- Law Enforcement Blotter 4/17: Suspicious Activity Leads to Arrest of Two Women Charged with Burglarizing an Early Home
- Victory Life Academy to Offer Spring Production Performances in May
- Brownwood Chamber Gives Donation to Lyric Theatre
- The Brownwood High School Class of 1972 Reunion to be held April 25-26
- Dinner Tonight! Healthy Cooking School
- Bangs First Baptist Church to Host Southern Gospel Concert Saturday, April 26th
- Weekly Fishing Report for Area Lakes
- April 13-19 Proclaimed Public Safety Communications Week in Brownwood
- Law Enforcement Blotter 4/16
- Redesign of Waste Water Treatment Plant Begins
- 10th Annual Heart of Texas Quilt Show Set for April 25-26