Early High School students recently qualified to compete in the Global Issues Problem Solving division at the Texas FPS State Bowl in Austin this month.The students competed on the topic of Propaganda. The state competition topic is Human Enhancement. Students are coached by Peggy Morales.
The Brownwood Art Association invites the public to view the work of their Artist of the Year, Robert Priddy, in their Spring Show.Priddy will be the featured artist of the month for the First Thursday event on April 2nd, from 5-8 p.m. in the Art Center, located at 215 Fisk Avenue in Brownwood.
Brownwood Regional Medical Center invites the public to their annual Health Expo which will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22nd at the Brownwood Coliseum. For over twenty years, BRMC has provided a day filled with FREE health screenings & a focus on health education.
Due to the Good Friday Holiday on April 3rd, all non-emergency City facilities will be closed and there will be no collection of residential solid waste. Residents with blue or green carts, please note that your collection days are as follows.
*Thursday routes will be collected on Wednesday, one day ahead of schedule.
*Friday routes will be collected on Thursday, one day ahead of schedule.
*Normal collection days will resume on Monday, April 6th.
Bagged trash prevents litter, bag your waste and securely tie the bags closed before placing in carts or dumpsters.
The Recycling Center and Landfill will be closed on Friday, April 3rd and will reopen for normal business on Saturday, April 4th.
A fundraiser fish and chicken lunch and dinner will be served by the Pecan Valley Kiwanis Club on Thursday, April 23rd at the Adams Street Community Center in Brownwood.
Meals will be served for $9 a plate during the hours of 11:00 am-1:00 pm and 4:30 pm-7:00 pm. Tickets will be available at the door, at KOXE, at KXYL, or from any Pecan Valley Kiwanis Club Member. Meals are available for dine-in or carry out. Entertainment will be provided by Island Phil.The meal consists of fried fish, fried chicken or combo plate, French fries, slaw, onions, ice tea, water, condiments and dessert (as long as they last). E.T. Catering of Brookesmith (Elmer Tabor and crew) will be catering the event. Desserts will be furnished by the Early Middle School Builder’s Club and Early High School Key Club.
Brownwood Independent School District will accept transfer requests during the month of April for the 2015-2016 school year.
Out-of-district transfer requests will be accepted for all students in grades kindergarten thru grade twelve.In-district transfer requests will be accepted for current, in-district transfer students only and their siblings. BISD does not approve transfer requests for PK students. All transfer requests for current year students must be submitted by the April 30. Notification of approval or denial will be mailed to applicants by August 1.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a reception this Thursday, April 2nd from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM at the Chamber of Commerce to welcome the new Membership Director, Ruth Willis, to the Chamber team. Ruth has worked for the City of Brownwood and the Brownwood Economic Development Corporation where she served for 5 years as an Assistant to the City Manager and Project Manager.
She is involved with multiple civic organizations and currently serves as the President of both the Mid-Tex Human Resources Association and the United Way of Brown County. She brings her experience in the fields of business management and relationships, workforce development and community service. A native of San Antonio, she is a graduate of Howard Payne University and relocated back to Brownwood in 2010.“I have a heart for Brownwood and this community, and I look forward to meeting and reconnecting with local businesses to identify how the Chamber can better serve its membership and the community, as well as get more people and groups involved in community events,” Willis said. “I guarantee this will be exciting year for the Chamber and its members, and I’m thrilled to be a part of such great team and organization.”
The Early Chamber of Commerce named ASAP Creative Arts as their March Business Spotlight.
All Star Awards Plus ( ASAP) Creative Arts offers achievement awards, wedding promotional items, business items, and novelties for all occasions and gifts as well as trophies, banners and signs. They also offer engraving, custom design, selection assistance and on-site visits.For more information, visit Pam McDonald and Fred Spencer at 220 N. Main Blvd., Brownwood or call 325-642-0379.
After racing down a busy city street in Early Monday night, two men were arrested according to Early Police Chief David Mercer.
While on patrol, Early Police Officer Andre Smoot observed two vehicles sitting at the red light on Early Blvd. and US Hwy 183 South which were running their accelerators loudly back and forth with each other at approximately 8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 30th, according to Mercer. When the light changed to green, both vehicles began racing each other as they traveled east on Early Blvd., and at one point one vehicle tried to cut the other off, said Mercer.Officer Smoot got behind both vehicles and attempted to make a stop on both, according to Mercer. The red vehicle pulled into a convenience store in the 1300 block of Early Blvd. and the other kept going, according to Mercer’s report. The officer motioned for the vehicle to stay there as he pursued the other; however, when Officer Smoot caught the white car and began bringing him back to the convenience store the red car was attempting to leave. Again Smoot told the driver to stay at the store while he caught the red car and brought them back, according to Mercer.
Brownwood City Council named Emily Crawford, current Executive Director of the Brownwood Economic Development Corporation and Assistant City Manager, as the sole finalist for the Brownwood city manager position.
After approximately two hours of interviews and discussion, the council unanimously approved the choice of Crawford as lone finalist for the position on Tuesday.
Brownwood Mayor Stephen Haynes thanked current City Manager Bobby Rountree for the job he has done and stated, “He will not be easy to replace. The job will be difficult.” Haynes stated that the council wanted to consider employees within.
Although Rountree will not officially retire until June 23, 2015, the council felt it was imperative to move quickly in hiring a new city manager for several reasons including the recent retirements of Don Hatcher, city engineer and department head of public works and Director Alicia Long of the Health Department so the new city manager could have some input in the selection in the fulfillment of those roles. City officials also said that they wanted to name a new city manager now since the budget process begins in May and June.
KQBZ 96.9 “The Breeze” and KXYL 102.3/1240 “News Talk” along with candy and title sponsor Brookshire’s present the 7th Annual Great Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 4th at Coggin Park, 10 a.m. to 12 Noon.The Easter Bunny will be on hand to greet everyone and pose for photos. Parents are encouraged to bring a camera for pictures.
- Juneteenth Fundraiser BBQ Cook-Off Set for April 11th
- City Of Brownwood Asks Citizens To Participate In Hazard Mitigation Survey
- HPU’s Academy to Celebrate Milestone Anniversary with Guest Speaker Jim Angle
- Dragons and Bedtime Stories
- One Air Lifted after UTV Accident Sunday
- Law Enforcement Blotter 3/30 – Charges Pending After Multiple Wrecks
- BHS Students Qualify to Join FEA Honor Society
- Search for New City Manager Begins this Week in Brownwood
- Sale of Synthetic Urine Leads to Arrest
- HPU Woman’s Club Yellow Rose Scholarship Luncheon to Feature Dr. Joy Jordan-Lake
- Off Mic With Ben Cox: Automotive Eye Candy
- East Elementary Students Present Projects at Second-Grade Science Fair