Local attorney Todd Steele recently spoke with Early Middle School eighth grade L.I.F.T. students about defamation, including libel and slander, as the students prepare for the Texas Future Problem Solving Program state qualifier over the topic propaganda.
Organizers are getting ready the annual Cherry Pie Auction set for Saturday, February 21st, from 9:00 a.m. until noon at the Adams Street Community Center.
The auction, which began in 1977, raises money for Brownwood area youth sports, including: Teenage Baseball; Freshmen League Baseball; Girls’ Softball; Cen-Tex soccer; and Soccer For Fun. Last year, the auction raised just over $18,000 for these groups.
For women who are ready to enter the world of work but need a little training, skills and an extra bit of confidence, Christian Women’s Job Corps is offering their spring semester classes beginning February 9th.
Twelve week classes are offered at no cost, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:50 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Preschool childcare and lunch are provided.Those interested may contact Patricia Boland @ 254-366-7338 or 325-643-1788 for more information.
Dr. Juan Andrade Jr., a 1970 Howard Payne University graduate, was recently named a “Chicagoan of the Year (2014)” by Chicago Magazine. Originally from Brownwood, Dr. Andrade serves as president of the Chicago-based United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI).
After graduating from HPU, Dr. Andrade went on to complete a master’s degree at Antioch College in Ohio, doctoral and education specialist degrees from Northern Illinois University and a post-doctorate master’s degree from Loyola University Chicago. HPU awarded Dr. Andrade an honorary doctor of humanities degree in 1999, one of five he has received to date.The USHLI is one of the most powerful and recognized Latino organizations in the country, organizing and conducting nonpartisan voter registration and leadership development programs in 40 states. According to the organization, Dr. Andrade is the fourth of only five Latinos in history to be decorated by the President of the United States (Bill Clinton) “for the performance of exemplary deeds of service for the nation” and “promoting leadership and civic participation.” He also received the Ohtli Award from the government of Mexico, the nation’s highest honor presented to a civilian not living in Mexico.
Central Texas Gospel Sing and First Baptist Church of Bangs begin their 16th year of presenting Southern gospel music to Central Texas. The concert will be at First Baptist Church of Bangs and will begin at 6 PM on Saturday, January 31, 2015.
Admission is free with a love offering to be taken which will benefit the homeless ministries coordinated through New Beginnings Church.
This months’ concert will feature several local Christian artists and groups singing well known southern gospel favorites and hymns in a “Gaither style” setting.For more information contact Emmett Mathews at 325-752-7234 or First Baptist Church at 752-6724.
The Brownwood ISD Board of Trustees and Superintendent Dr. Reece Blincoe reached an agreement at a special called meeting Thursday night as Blincoe resigned his position as superintendent of the district effective January 31, 2016 and will be on paid administrative leave effective on February 1, 2015.Terms of the paid administrative leave were not available at the end of the more than two hour meeting held mostly in executive session.
District Attorney Micheal Murray reports that several felony cases were recently heard in Brown/Mills County District Court, Judge Stephen Ellis presiding.
Zachary Delarosa pled guilty to the felony offense of a Burglary of a Habitation and was sentenced to 15 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
Saxxon Holliday pled guilty to the felony offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance – Drug Free Zone and was sentenced to 5 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
Marjorie Schneider pled guilty to three separate felony offenses of Possession of a Controlled Substance – Drug Free Zone, and was sentenced to 5 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.Jimmy Lee Dudley, Jr. pled guilty to the felony offenses of Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon and Assault Family Violence – Occlusion and was sentenced to 3 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division. Further, Dudley pled guilty to the felony offenses of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Theft of Firearm and was sentenced to 6 months, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, State Jail Division.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, January 29, 2015.
Wednesday, January 28
*11:39 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 2700 block of W. Main Blvd. regarding the theft of a bicycle.
*2:22 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1500 block of Magnolia for an agency assist. According to the report, officers assisted Brown County Adult Probation with a probation search at a south Brownwood apartment complex. The probationer was identified as 51-year-old Anita Marie Valdez, the report states. During the probation search, the BPD narcotics investigator seized a quantity of a suspected controlled substance, according to police. Valdez was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone.
*7:06 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 300 block of Bluffview Drive regarding criminal mischief.
*7:53 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a residence on County Road 345 in Early regarding criminal mischief. According to the report, the complainant stated that her soon-to-be ex-husband had damaged some of her property. The damage was estimated at $1,240, the report states.*8:08 PM – Brownwood Police met with a complainant regarding possible indecency with a child that occurred in 2012. A suspect is known, the report states.
The Brownwood/Brown County Health Department is starting to battle mosquitoes early this year, in hopes to keep citizens from experiencing the dreaded West Nile and Chikungunya viruses. According to Health Inspector Paul Coghlan and Brown County Public Health Official Dr. James B. Hays, the health department is getting started early this year, in January rather than waiting until March.
“We usually start in March but now we are getting started in January with the same campaign,” said Coghlan who stated he and Dr. Hays have begun this week to survey areas of Brownwood and start treatment against the pests within the area. This process includes treating ditches and small bodies of water with microbial briquettes. These briquettes slowly control the mosquito larvae before pupation due to the sustained release nature of the briquettes. They are safe for all other wildlife and humans, affecting only the mosquito larvae. Once the briquettes have been placed, they cover an area of up to 100 square feet, and keep the mosquitoes away for up to 3 weeks.
“The eggs are already laid and out there now,” explained Coghlan, “Water and heat activate them. We want to kill them before they start.”
The Howard Payne University athletic department announced the hiring of former American Southwest Conference Co-Coach of the Year Tatenda Chieza as the new Lady Jacket women's soccer head coach.
Tatenda Chieza comes to Howard Payne from Austin, Texas where he served as head soccer coach for the Austin Texans and Lonestar soccer club over the past two years.
"I am excited to have Coach "T" join our staff," said Mike Jones, HPU director of athletics. "He is a proven winner and will be a great fit for our women's soccer program and Howard Payne University."
In 2010, he was the head men's coach at Concordia University Texas, a fellow American Southwest Conference school. He came to Concordia after spending seven seasons at American Southwest Conference foe Hardin-Simmons as an assistant coach and student-athlete.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce kicked off their fifth annual Total Resource Campaign on January 27, 2015. Total Resource Campaigns (TRC's) are gaining support and popularity across the country and have been embraced by Chamber Members, board leadership and staff because of the beneficial nature of the campaign.The TRC is designed to give Chamber members numerous opportunities to become more involved with the Chamber on various levels through greater public awareness of Chamber programs, projects and events. In addition, the TRC makes it easier for businesses to budget for the coming year and helps improve the efficiency of Chamber-sponsored events.
- HPU Graduates 76 at Commencement in December
- Skywarn Storm Spotter Training Set for March 7th in Brownwood
- Construction Set To Begin On New Traffic Signal at Hospital Cut-Off
- Brownwood Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for American Light & Power
- Law Enforcement Blotter 1/28
- 2015 Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit Kicks off with Digital Photo Shootout Saturday
- Chicken Stroganoff in the Crock Pot
- Study Shows Texas Voters Maintain Strong Support for State Parks
- What Does The FDA Oversee?
- Brownwood Bass Club Presents Annual Awards
- Law Enforcement Blotter 1/27
- City of Brownwood Election Date Set for May 9th