Early High School will be hosting a four week baseball camp starting January 18. Early head coach Blake Sandford will direct the program in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy.
Classes are available for players in grades 1-12 and are limited to six players per coach. Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and baserunning. Space is limited. Registration is now under way.
Since 1988, U.S. Baseball Academy has run hundreds of camps and clinics for thousands of players nationwide. Each week, hitters rotate through a series of supervised stations, including indoor batting cages, with each drill designed to teach a different aspect of hitting.
Early Chamber of Commerce welcomed Redstone Park Retirement Center as their newest member during Redstone’s recent holiday open house.Redstone Park is a retirement home located in Brownwood, TX which accommodates an active lifestyle. There are daily activities ranging from exercise classes to personal grooming by a licensed beautician.
Brown County 4-H is supported by the Brown County United Way.
DATES TO REMEMBER
25-26 – Extension Office Closed for Christmas Holidays
5-10 – Brown County Youth Fair
13 – Consumer Decision Making Practice 6:00p.m. at Extension Office
BROWN COUNTY 4-H NEWS AND UPDATES
NEED HELP CLIPPING YOUR SHOW ANIMAL?If you are going to need help clipping your show animal for the Youth Fair please contact the Extension Office and schedule a date and time. We will not be clipping any animals on January 1st. The last day we will be clipping any animals for the Youth Fair is January 3rd. If you need to borrow clippers, blower, blocking table, etc. please contact the Extension Office. We have a limited number of these items so if you borrow them we need them back within 24 hours. If you have any questions please contact the Extension Office.
The City of Early held a retirement reception for long-time City Administrator Ken Thomas on Friday afternoon.Thomas served over 27 years as the city’s administrator and before that had served three terms as city councilman, which he contributes to his longevity in the office, having learned both sides of city government.
Brownwood Police were called to a hit and run accident Thursday night which led to the arrest of one person for driving while intoxicated and may result in another arrest.
The accident occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of Coggin Avenue when a Dodge pickup rear ended a Chevy S-10 pickup. According to the police report, the Chevy had suddenly stopped at the intersection of Coggin Avenue and 10th Street, causing the Dodge to collide with it from behind. Further investigation showed that the Chevy had just missed a utility pole and a tree stump, traveling up into the yard of a residence damaging several potted plants and a decorative fence and scattering several large rocks and bricks (used in the landscaping) into the roadway, according to the police report.
When police arrived, both vehicles had left the scene, the report states. A witness informed police that the Chevy had traveled to Avenue I and 10th Street, where the driver had then entered the residence, according to the report. Police interviewed the driver, identified as 62-year-old Larry David Hopkins who was determined to be intoxicated and had two prior convictions for driving while intoxicated, the report states. Hopkins stated that he didn’t know how his vehicle had been damaged and denied having been involved in an accident; however, he did admit drinking earlier in the evening, 16 ounce Keystone Light beer.Evidence at the scene included a lid to a Styrofoam cooler and a cold 16 ounce Keystone Light beer along with a piece of a vehicle, the report states. Hopkins' pickup was found to contain a Styrofoam cooler without a lid containing several unopened cold Keystone Lights and his truck was missing a piece which matched the piece found on scene, the report states. Hopkins was given field sobriety tests, which he failed, and was arrested for driving while intoxicated 3rd or more, driving while license invalid with previous convictions, fleeing the scene of an accident over $200 damage and failure to report upon striking a fixed object, according to the report.
Brownwood Middle School athletes recently supported the Brown County Toys for Kids program by having a toy drive. A donation of 85 toys and $100 cash was donated on Thursday morning.
Toys for Kids volunteer representative Gloria Gandara visited BMS and explained to the kids the mission of the program and its current enrollment. This year alone, Gandara stated that there are 1388 kids from 529 families being served by Toys for Kids. She thanked the student athletes for their generosity in gathering toys for the program.
Howard Payne University recently ended the fall 2014 semester with the annual “Mustache Wheel of Doom” fundraiser sponsored by the Baptist Student Ministry. The popular event raised $2,933 for missions and left several HPU men with interesting facial hair throughout final exams week.Teams of students, along with their faculty and staff sponsors, grew their beards throughout the month of November while collecting money for the Baptist General Convention of Texas’ Go Now Missions. Go Now sends students from universities across Texas, including HPU, to mission fields around the world.
Brownwood Police Department and the Brownwood Fire Marshal’s office are investigating a house fire that occurred in Brownwood in the 3200 block of 4th Street in the early morning hours of Wednesday, December 17th.
The fire occurred between 2:00 a.m. and 3:30 a.m., resulting in extensive damage to the home according to BPD Criminal Investigation Division Sergeant James Kidd. Three large breed dogs perished in the fire, according to police.
The Early Elementary School Honor Choir, an auditioned group of 4th and 5th graders, held a Caroling Day on Tuesday December 16th. These students dedicate an hour after school every week to sing together and prepare for their performances.Stops on the Caroling Day tour included Citizen's National Bank, Texas Bank (Downtown Location), Heartland Mall, Brownwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, and the EISD Administration Building.
Brownwood ISD campuses are embracing the Christmas season with concerts, parties, service projects, and more. From decorating trees and assembling bicycles to donating toys and caroling, students in schools around Brownwood ISD are spreading joy this holiday season.
A slideshow of photos from Christmas around Brownwood ISD is available at www.brownwoodisd.org/Christmas2014.At top: Cody Smith’s class at Brownwood High School assembles bikes and tricycles to help Stacee Hetzel with the toy giveaway for the Brown County Toys for Kids program.
With cattle prices at record highs, ranchers looking to build back beef cattle herds need to take careful consideration of the composition of replacement heifers to yield top-quality calves. We are at a unique time right now, where we are making some serious decisions about the quality of stock we are purchasing to restock or what we are raising as replacements.
Ranchers must select animals with a good body that will nurse a calf until weaning, specialists say
Beef producers should look at a number of criteria when selecting good replacement heifers. Skeletal soundness and length of stride are among those to consider. Possibly also observe things not commonly thought of.Look for weird things, such as width of mouth. A wide-mouth cow will eat more and perform better. Good traits of a cow also include having a good body. She should also be a cow that cares for and can nurse her calf until weaning. If the cow can't pay that rent check, she's a freeloader and get rid of her.
- First Baptist Church in Bangs to Host Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
- Winter Outlook and Holiday Safety Tips Issued by Texas A&M Forest Service
- Law Enforcement Blotter 12/18
- Brownwood Regional Medical Center Receives Service to Workers Award
- Law Enforcement Officials Warn of Holiday Phone Scams
- Toys for Kids Benefits from Local Radio Stations' Toy Drives
- Kohler Makes Donations to Brown County Youth Fair Association and Brown County Rodeo Association
- Keeping Christmas Plants Going
- TxDOT to Host Public Transportation Workshop to Meet Needs of Seniors/People with Disabilities
- Law Enforcement Blotter 12/17
- Benefit Account for Summers Family
- Lyric Production of “Anything Goes” Continues this Week