Project Graduation 2015 for Bangs High School is raffling off a 2014 Trail Hog Camo Golf Cart.
Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100. The drawing will be held December 20th at the Bangs Stock Show. To purchase raffle tickets, please call 325-642-4444.The golf cart will be on display at different locations in the area until the drawing.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, October 30, 2014.
Monday, October 27
*Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to an aggravated robbery at a residence on Chaparral Drive. According to the report, the complainant stated that two males and a female forced their way into his residence, assaulted him and tied him up while they stole numerous items from his residence. Possible suspects have been identified, the report states.
Wednesday, October 29
*Brown County Sheriff’s Office received a report of forgery. According to the report, the complainant stated that an order of new checks from an account with a local bank had been stolen and that she believes the checks were stolen from the mail. Bank records indicate the stolen checks are being passed and attempts have been made to use her banking information for online purchases, the report states.
*Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested 20-year-old Amber Rene Barrow of Brownwood on a warrant related to robbery.*Early Police arrested 29-year-old Alberto Cantu of Brownwood for driving while license invalid.
It’s time to pack Christmas food boxes at Good Samaritan Ministries.
If your group of 20 or less would like to schedule a time to come pack boxes on Thursday evenings in November, call Misty at 643-2273 or 325-203-2489. Schedule your group for 5:30 or 7 p.m. Thursday evenings for one hour time spots each.This is a great opportunity for families, youth groups, Sunday School classes or business groups to get together for a service project and help GSM have boxes of Christmas food ready to give out the first of December. 1,600 boxes will need to be packed and ready to go in December.
Below are the fishing reports for area lakes, compiled as reported this week by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Water clear; 71–75 degrees; 12.80' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, and craw colored crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Li'l Fishies, small Rat–L–Traps, and shad crankbaits off lighted docks at night. Crappie are good on Li'l Fishies and tube jigs over brush piles and under lighted docks at night. Channel catfish are good on cut bait and nightcrawlers over baited holes. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch.
Lake ColemanWater clear; 72–76 degrees; 18.83' low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastics and Rat–L–Traps. Hybrid striper are fair on silver striper jigs. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
The public is invited to attend the 3rd Annual Trick or Treat Trail sponsored by the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and Wendlee Broadcasting. All the fun will kick-off at 5:00 PM on Friday, October 31st, in the Depot Plaza area located at 600 E. Depot. Local businesses will gather for two hours handing out goodies/candy and offering games and fun for all ages.This year will also feature a Halloween Costume Contest.
The Brownwood Community Garden will host their annual fundraiser, “Grow the Garden,” from 5:00PM-7:00PM on Saturday, November 8th. The event will be held at the Brownwood Area Community Garden located at 1514 Dublin Street.
The Brownwood Area Community Garden produces over 3000 lbs. of produce per year and donates to area agencies that fight hunger.
Organizers invite the public to join them at the Community Garden for an evening of culinary delights provided by The Turtle Restaurant and live entertainment by piano soloist Debra Mathis. Each ticket purchased will include dinner, dessert and two drinks. Tickets are $50 each and are available for purchase at The Brownwood Area Community Garden, The Turtle Restaurant, and The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce.
The live auction portion of the night begins at 6:00 p.m. and will feature items donated by local area business owners. Contributions received will go towards growing the Farmers Market and Community Garden Staff.
The Brownwood Area Community Garden is a year-round operation, with very low operating costs; however, it still needs local support to keep going. Tickets purchased for this special event helps keep the Garden Gate open, keeps the irrigation system in good operating condition, helps purchase tools and seeds, and helps pay the Garden Coordinator's and Farmers Market manager's salaries.
During their unit on recycling, the students from Mr. Taylor’s Kindergarten class at Northwest Elementary assembled pencil holders from old fence pickets.The students discussed and demonstrated how they could reuse wooden fence pickets as well as the importance of safe practices to keep self and others safe (e.g. safety glasses).
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, October 29, 2014.
Monday, October 27
*12:29 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to Walmart regarding theft. According to the report, the suspect allegedly stole a men’s jacket and a pair of men’s shoes. No arrest was made at the time of the report.
*11:28 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1400 block of Austin Avenue regarding theft. According to the report, the complainant stated that a male subject had stolen rechargeable batteries from the store. A citation was issued to the suspect, the report states.
Tuesday, October 28
*5:29 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1400 block of Austin Avenue regarding theft. According to the report, the suspect was located and issued a citation for theft less than $50 and issued a criminal trespass warning for the location.*3:54 PM – Brownwood Police conducted a drug investigation in the 1400 block of Coggin Avenue which resulted in the arrest of 28-year-old Jessica Elizabeth Parsons of Brownwood and 30-year-old Shawn Lee Hickey of Blanket for the offense of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance penalty group three less than 28 grams in a drug free zone. During the investigation, the two arrestees sold a quantity of a controlled substance to an undercover police officer, the report states. After the narcotic transaction was complete, other officers and detectives arrested Parsons and Hickey, according to the report.
On September 4, 2014, TexasBank was once again given the financial strength rating of “A+” from Weiss Ratings. The rating recognizes TexasBank as “Weiss Recommended” which classifies the bank as having outstanding financial stability for its customers, vendors and employees.
The Weiss Ratings are given to financial institutions through a process of analysis of five major categories: capitalization, asset quality, profitability, liquidity and stability.
“TexasBank is proud to be the only bank in our markets to be given the “A+” grade from Weiss Ratings. First, we would like to thank our customers for their continued business and trust in TexasBank. Without them we could never have attained the growth and success that we strive for,” said Greg Dodds, President and CEO.
Weiss Ratings provides independent ratings for more than 8,000 banks across the country. The Weiss Ratings’ proprietary model uses more rigorous standards than other ratings agencies, placing a greater emphasis on a bank’s future financial solvency, and its ability to withstand severe economic diversity.“At TexasBank we offer a portfolio of products that rivals the big banks along with the service that only a true community bank can deliver,” said Dodds.
Oak wilt is one of the most destructive tree diseases in the United States. The disease has killed more than 1 million trees in 73 Central Texas counties. Oak wilt is an infectious vascular disease caused by the fungus Ceratocystis fagacearum. The fungus invades and disables the water conducting system in susceptible trees. All oaks can be infected with oak wilt, but some species of oak are more susceptible than others. Red oaks, particularly Spanish oak (Quercus buckleyi), are very susceptible to the fungus. White oaks, like post oak (Q. stellata) and bur oak (Q. macrocarpa), are resistant to the fungus and rarely die from the disease. Live oaks (Q. virginiana and Q. fusiformis) are intermediate in susceptibility to oak wilt. However, they are seriously impacted by the disease because of their tendency to form root sprouts that result in a vast interconnected root system allowing the disease to easily spread to adjacent trees.
Oak wilt has been found in over 73 counties and in almost every city in Central Texas, as well as, Abilene, Midland, Lubbock, Dallas, Ft. Worth, College Station, Houston, and San Antonio. It can be a problem wherever live oaks tend to be the predominate tree. It does not matter whether they are transplanted or naturally grown. An individual tree’s age, size or previous health status does not make it more or less likely to contract or die from oak wilt. Oak wilt spreads to other oak trees in two ways – long distances with the aid of certain beetles or locally through common or grafted roots. Sap-feeding (nitidulid) beetles are believed to be responsible for much of the long distance spread of oak wilt. During the spring, the oak wilt fungus forms special spore-producing structures called fungal mats on red oaks. Nitidulid beetles are small (about 1/8-inch long) and are attracted to oak wilt fungal mats because the mats have a sweet, “fruity” smell. Mats form underneath the bark of diseased red oaks and are not known to occur on live oak trees. The fungal mats apply pressure under the bark causing a tiny crack to form.
The Brownwood High School Band competed at the Area D - UIL Marching Band Contest, Saturday, October 25th in Cedar Park, Texas.The band marched in the preliminary competition and was selected by the contest judges as one of the top 10 bands to advance to the finals.
- HPU Jazz Ensemble to Present Fall Concert
- Northwest Elementary Announces First Six Weeks Good Choice Award Winners
- Tickets Now on Sale for Kiwanis Club Pancake Supper Coming November 4th
- Brown County Museum of History to Host Haunted Jail 2014: Zombie Lockdown
- Early VFD Honored with Appreciation Dinner
- Law Enforcement Blotter 10/28
- Loadcraft to Hire Temporary Migrant Workers, Add Living Quarters to Brownwood Plant
- Brownwood Fire Department - Fire & Rescue Reports 10/28
- Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- HPU Accepting Entries for National Art Exhibition
- BHS Band Selling Poinsettias as Fundraiser for Disney World Trip
- McCrane Nominated for Lou Groza Award “Star of the Week”