Jaclyn Bonner, senior from Lytle, and Adriana Mata, junior from San Angelo, were crowned Howard Payne University’s Homecoming Queen and Princess during a ceremony held today on campus.Bonner, the daughter of Rosemary and James Bonner, is a communication major and sociology minor. She is the senior presiding senator of the Student Government Association, a leader within the Baptist Student Ministry and a columnist for the Yellow Jacket student newspaper. Additionally, she serves as a resident advisor, as a member of Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society and as a volunteer intern for Genuine College Ministry. Upon graduating from HPU, she would like to work with marginalized people groups abroad then return to the United States to begin a career in advocacy and government relations.
Victory Life Academy students enjoyed visits from two top Brown County law enforcement officers during Red Ribbon Week, celebrated locally October 24-28. Early Police Chief David Mercer spoke to VLA students Monday and Brownwood Chief of Police Terry Nichols spoke on Thursday.
The school welcomed a different guest speaker each day this week. This year’s theme for Red Ribbon Week was “YOLO (You Only Live Once). Be Drug Free!”
District Attorney Micheal Murray reports that felony cases were recently heard in Brown/Mills County District Court, Judge Stephen Ellis presiding.
Vernon Sanders pled guilty to the felony offense of Theft-Enhanced and was sentenced to 8 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
Jackie Lee Byrd pled guilty to the felony offense of Evading Arrest and was sentenced to 5 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.Brian Thomas pled guilty to the state jail felony offenses of Criminal Mischief and Unauthorized Use of Vehicle and was sentenced to 10 months, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, State Jail Division in each case.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding parents, drivers and children that Halloween can be fun without sacrificing safety. Adults and kids can avoid a variety of potential dangers by adhering to basic safety practices and using extra caution in areas where trick-or-treaters will be celebrating.
“As we head into the weekend before Halloween, we are calling on Texans to take security and safety seriously,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “Drivers should be on the lookout for trick-or-treaters of all ages who might walk along our roads or suddenly cross the street. Also, if alcohol will be part of your celebration, always designate a sober driver or choose alternate transportation.”
DPS offers the following tips to keep in mind while driving during Halloween:
Below are the fishing reports for area lakes, compiled as reported this week by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Water stained; 82–86 degrees; 1.47’ low. Black bass are fair on June bug worms, frogs, and Persuader crankbaits around rocks and over brush piles in 10–15 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and minnows off lighted docks at night. Crappie are slow.
Water stained; 83–87 degrees; 1.28’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastic worms. Hybrid striper are fair on white striper jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows and blue tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.
A ribbon cutting for Zimmerman Properties’ Riverside Park Apartments was hosted by Early Chamber of Commerce.Riverside Park Apartments are located at 130 Sudderth Drive, in Early. The complex has 60 units which were developed under the federal tax credit program. Two and three-bedroom floor plans are available for low or moderate income families. Each unit offers an oven, microwave, refrigerator with ice maker, ceiling fans, dishwashers and full size washer/dryers in every unit.
Howard Payne University’s School of Christian Studies is partnering with the Christian Heritage Foundation of Cleburne to present “The Tanakh,” a program and display of the scrolls of the Hebrew Bible. There are two opportunities to attend the program – 6 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 3. The program, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Richard and Wanda Jackson Conference Room of HPU’s Paul and Jane Meyer Faith and Life Leadership Center.
The Brownwood High School (BHS) Mighty Maroon Lion Marching Band competed at the UIL Region 7 Marching Band Contest at Early High School on Saturday, October 22nd. The band earned a First Division rating from each of the judges.
Contest judges applauded the band with several positive comments. Paul Fellows, Copperas Cove High School Band Director stated, “Good Job with the color Guard!”
“Overall tone production – Superior! Overall Musicianship – Superior! Congratulations,” noted retired band director, Jeff Estes.
“Nice moments! Nice job,” wrote Keith Zuehlke, Clifton High School Band Director.“Congratulations to the Lion Band for their outstanding work,” said BHS Band Director, David Lambert.
Cross Classical Academy will host a school-wide Living Wax Museum and Poetry Chapel presentation, Wednesday, November 9, 2016. The Living Wax Museum will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the Poetry Chapel will follow in the chapel of Union Presbyterian Church located on 700 Fisk Ave. The program is free and the public is invited to attend.
Several businesses, organizations, and churches in the Brownwood area are hosting events celebrating fall as well as Halloween. Residents of all ages, both the young and young at heart, are encouraged to attend. October 31st, or Halloween, falls on Monday this year and in addition to trick-or-treating, many places in the Brownwood area will be hosting special events leading up to the day.
Brownwood Art Association Photo Group’s final event of Photo Month, the flea market, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, October 29, 2016. The flea market will take place at the Art Center, located at 215 Fisk Avenue in Brownwood.
For those who are interested in buying, selling, or trading some photography/computer equipment, this is the event you don’t want to miss. Bring your new or used photography items and the BAAPG will provide free set up space. (Note: a release of liability statement will be required). This event is free and open to the public.
- First Central Credit Union Opens New Location with Ribbon Cutting
- AG Paxton Issues Warning on Decorative Contact Lenses for Halloween
- HPU Homecoming to Feature Parade, Bonfire and Fireworks
- Pecan Valley Kiwanis Announce Holiday Ham Fundraiser
- Brownwood ISD Holds Holiday Card Design Contest Open to All Students Within the District
- HPU Theatre to Present “Bone-Chiller!” this Weekend
- Law Enforcement Blotter 10/26
- Brownwood Fire Department - Fire & Rescue Reports 10/26
- Many Options Available to Meet Voter ID Requirements
- Brownwood High School to present “Theatre of Darkness”
- Woodland Heights Elementary Announces STAR Students for the First Six Weeks
- Firefighters and EMS Personnel Recognized for Lifesaving Skills and Dedication to Service