The Early Chamber of Commerce will host their monthly luncheon this Friday, April 25th, at Mi Familia Mexican Restaurant (1020 Early Blvd) in the main dining room at 11:45 a.m.
The featured speaker will be Valerie Kelton, President/Treasurer of SMK Fabricators, Inc. in May, TX. Valerie has been co-owner of SMK Fabricators, Inc. with her husband Shane for approximately 18 years. She will be speaking on the topic of "Women in Business."
Lunches may be paid with the cashier as guests arrive at the luncheon. The following lunch specials will be available for $12, which includes beverage and gratuity: Taco Dinner, Enchilada Dinner, Tamale Dinner, or Taco Salad. Menu items are also available.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
Monday, April 21
*5:25 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Bluffview Drive regarding the theft of a bicycle. According to the report, the complainant advised that her son’s bicycle had been stolen off of the porch of her apartment.
Tuesday, April 22
*5:29 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 2400 block of Elizabeth regarding the burglary of a vehicle. According to the report, a GPS device and a pocket knife were stolen from the unlocked vehicle.
*10:54 AM – Brownwood Police met with a complainant that reported he had some insufficient funds checks that he was paid that were returned to him by the bank and that he spoke with the suspect and cannot get payment from the suspect.
*4:08 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1000 block of Avenue I regarding criminal mischief. According to the report, an unknown subject “slashed” the front left tire of the complainant’s vehicle.*8:24 PM – Brownwood Police met with a complainant at the law enforcement center regarding the theft of a generator. According to the report, the generator was stolen out of the back of the complainant’s dad’s work truck.
Premier High School of Brownwood/Early is now accepting applications for students in grades 7-12 for the 2014-2015 school year. Premier High is an open-enrollment, tuition-free charter school accredited by the Texas Education Agency with a focus on credit recovery and the opportunity for accelerated learning.
The Pecan Valley Kiwanis Club will host their Annual Fish & Chicken Lunch and Dinner this Thursday, April 24th.
The meal will be served at the Adams Street Community Center during lunch (from 11:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m.) and dinner (5:00 p.m. through 7:30 p.m.).Tickets are $8 each and include dine-in or take out plates of fish or chicken catered by Elmer Tabor and deserts furnished by Early High School Key Club and Middle School Builders Club. Tickets may be purchased from any Pecan Valley Kiwanis Club member.
Howard Payne University’s Concert Choir will present its spring concert next Tuesday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s Grace Chapel, located inside the Paul and Jane Meyer Faith and Life Leadership Center on the HPU campus. The concert is free and open to the public.
Brownwood City Council proclaimed the month of April as Autism Awareness Month. Mayor Stephen Haynes presented a proclamation to staff of Center for Life Resources on Tuesday.According to the proclamation, Autism is a lifelong disability, resulting in significant impairment of an individual’s ability to communicate, understand social interactions, and develop appropriate interactive behaviors. It affects not only the diagnosed individual but the entire family and the community at large, Mayor Haynes stated.
The Early Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for Veterans Assistance Programs to welcome them to the Early Chamber membership.Veterans Assistance Programs is a division of Center for Life Resources and is currently located at 104 E. Industrial, in the same building as the Early Chamber of Commerce. Programs offered give an array of assistance to veterans and their families such as counseling for various mental illnesses, substance abuse and bill pay assistance.
I am often faced with the question “Well what is BLT?” Besides the obviously delicious answer of “bacon, lettuce and tomato” BLT stands for “Better Living for Texans” and is a statewide nutrition education program. BLT was started in 1994 and is a cooperative endeavor between Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service.BLT extension program assistants, like myself, focus on teaching nutrition related topics like comparing prices, healthy menu options, Myplate, meal planning, food safety, importance of physical fitness, etc. BLT classes are free for participants and have been serving limited income families in 217 of the 254 counties in the state of Texas. The program’s goal is to provide nutrition education to families receiving assistance in hopes that they will make healthy food choices and choose a healthy lifestyle. This program reaches out to both adults and children to help teach them how to eat better and save money doing so.
The Early Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an Early ISD candidate forum on Thursday, April 24 at 6 PM for the citizens of Early to get to know the candidates. The forum will be held at 104 E. Industrial Drive in the Bill King Conference Room of the Early Chamber.
The moderator will be Leland Acker with KXYL-FM/AM. The public is invited to attend and ask questions.
A head-on collision north of Brady resulted in 3 deaths and left 5 others injured late Tuesday afternoon.
Texas Department of Public Safety officials state the investigation of the accident is ongoing; however some details were released Wednesday morning.
According to Trooper Eckert of Brady, a family of six from Brady were traveling south on N Hwy 377 in a Chevy Suburban when a blue Dodge pickup crossed the center lane. It appeared that the driver of the pickup attempted to get back into the northbound lane and that the vehicles collided head-on at center stripe, reported Eckert. The accident scene was reported to be 12 miles north of Brady.
The driver of the Suburban, a female in her early 20s, died as a result of the impact. A toddler also was reported to have passed away at the time of the crash. A male passenger (also in his 20s) and three young children were transported to hospitals for treatment of their injuries, which were severe according to DPS officials. One of the children transported later died at the hospital, DPS confirmed.
Occupants of the Dodge pickup were said to be two males in their early 20s possibly from Brownwood; however, their addresses had not yet been confirmed as current according to Trooper Eckert. Both of these men were reported to be in critical condition, Trooper Eckert reported.
The Pearl Griffin Memorial Latch Key Program had a special visit from an Eagle Scout.Howard Payne Freshman and Eagle Scout Jimmy Abbatiello visited Cub Scout Pack 121 at Latch Key to talk about knife safety. He showed the boys in the Pack how to handle a knife safely, how to pass a knife to
someone else, as well as general knife information.
- Wednesday Evening Jackpot Fishing Tournament Results April 16th
- Pecan Valley Republican Women to Host Local Run-off Candidates Forum Luncheon Thursday
- Law Enforcement Blotter 4/22
- City Council Discusses Cost of Supplemental Water Treatment Plant, Alternative Water Sources
- Cultural Homestay International Joins the Early Chamber
- East Elementary Students Cheer on 3rd Grade STAAR Test-Takers
- Brookesmith Students Earn High Marks at District Academic Contests
- Brownwood Regional Medical Center to Host 22nd Annual Health Expo
- Update: Driver in High Speed Chase Identified
- Medical Condition Leads to Crash into Building Tuesday Morning
- BFD Fire & Rescue Reports 4/22
- Keep Brownwood Beautiful Getting Set for County-Wide Cleanup May 3rd