Early Pioneer Days Pioneer Man and Pioneer Woman Contests to be Held Sept. 17, Registration Underway
Early Pioneer Days is set to kick off on September 16th and 17th with family fun, competitions and concerts on Saturday night at the Early City Park.
The public is invited to take part in the Pioneer Man/Woman contests. The Pioneer Woman contest will begin at 11 a.m. followed by the Pioneer Man competition at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 17th.
Early registration fees are $15. Registration fees increase to $20 on September 1st.The Pioneer Man/Woman course will consist of “round bale climbin’, square bale stackin’, tire flippin’, sledge hammer draggin’, plow pushin’ and tractor pull (which will be an ATV).” The man and woman who completes the course in the fastest time will be named the “2016 Pioneer Man” and “2016 Pioneer Woman,” each will be awarded a plaque.
The Howard Payne University Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will host a co-ed slowpitch softball tournament on Saturday, September 24th. The location of the tournament will be the Bert Massey Sports Complex Across from Gordon Wood Stadium in Brownwood.
Teams of up to 12 players are invited to participate. Must have a minimum of 3 girls on each team.Registration is now underway and ends on September 21st. Cost per team is $150.
A Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Brownwood Independent School District will be held August 29, 2016, beginning at 12:15 PM at 2707 Southside Drive, Brownwood, Texas.
PUBLIC HEARING ON 2016-2017 BUDGET AND PROPOSED TAX RATE
The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are as listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the order shown on this meeting notice. Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time.
I. Establish a Quorum, Call to Order
III. Discussion and/or Action
A. Consider approval of the district budget for school year 2016-2017
B. Consider adoption of 2016-2017 tax rate for maintenance and operationsC. Consider adoption of 2016-2017 tax rate for interest and sinking
Brown County 4-H is supported by the Brown County United Way
DATES TO REMEMBER
1 – 4-H FCS Coalition Meeting 5:30p.m. at Extension Office
5 – Extension Office Closed for Labor Day
8 – Deadline to Order Heifer Validation Identification Numbers
9 – Deadline to Order One Day 4-H T-Shirts
12 – Brownwood 4-H Club Meeting 6:00p.m. at Extension Office
13 – Bangs 4-H Club Meeting 6:00p.m. at Bangs FCS Classroom
19 – Horse Club Meeting 6:15p.m. at the Extension Office
20 – Rabbit Club Meeting 7:00p.m. at Extension Office
BROWN COUNTY 4-H NEWS AND UPDATES
4-H ENROLLMENT IS OPEN ON 4-H CONNECT!The enrollment process for the 2016-2017 4-H year will begin August 15, 2016. All 4-H families, new and returning, are encouraged to log in and enroll in order to become an official 4-H member.
Friday high school football scoreboard August 26, 2016. Scores are reported as final.
Brownwood 17 Double OT
Santa Anna 20
Cross Plains 39
Howard Payne University hosted another successful Jacket Journey new-student orientation last week for incoming HPU freshmen and transfer students. Approximately 320 incoming freshmen and 50 transfer students participated.During Jacket Journey, new students spent their first week in residence halls, learned about HPU traditions and campus life and met faculty, staff and upperclassmen leaders.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, August 26, 2016.
Wednesday, August 24
*4:56 PM – Brownwood Police met with a complainant at the law enforcement center regarding an incident of criminal mischief. According to the report, a tree in the complainant’s back yard was damaged.
Thursday, August 25
*7:01 AM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was called to the Brownwood Regional Medical Center emergency room regarding a dog bite. According to the report, a male subject had been bitten the day before while trying to break up a dog fight.
*9:20 PM – Brownwood Police made a traffic stop in the area of Low and Southside Drive. According to the report, during the stop, the officer observed a baggie of marijuana in the vehicle in plain sight. The vehicle was searched and numerous other items of contraband were located, the report states. The driver, identified as 22-year-old Juan Israel Hernandez of Brownwood was subsequently arrested for possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces, possession of a dangerous drug and possession of a controlled substance penalty group 3 less than 28 grams.*9:32 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to an address on Glen Oaks Drive regarding stolen golf clubs.
The Early Chamber of Commerce recently announced Aaron's as their Business of the Month for August.
Aaron's Early, Texas location is one of over 1,800 stores nationwide. Aaron's is a rent-to-own company that offers brand name appliances, furniture, computers and other electronics at a budget-friendly price without relying on credit.
Brownwood Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 1400 block of Avenue B on Friday afternoon.
The fire began approximately 12:45 p.m. and was called in by a neighbor and a police officer who was in the area and had noticed the plume of smoke, according to emergency responders on scene.
District Attorney Micheal Murray reports during the August 2016 session of the Brown County Grand Jury, 43 True Bills were returned against 43 people.
The District Attorney’s office does not release names on new indictments until after the Grand Jury proceedings have been processed through the District Clerk's office. Also, names are not released of those indicted but not yet arrested due to an indictment being sealed until the time of the arrest.
Joe McFarland Cheyne: Assault Family Violence – Occlusion
Billy Ray Yates, Jr.: Possession of a Controlled Substance
Magdalena Rincon Garcia: Injury to a Disabled Person
Gary Neil Craft: Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child
Lucas Ethan Lanier: Assault Against Public Servant
Brandon Lee Beam: Injury to a Child
Robert Salinas Diaz: Possession of a Controlled Substance
Amber Dawn Beam: Possession of a Controlled SubstanceFrederick Aaron Axt: Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver/Repeat Offender
Howard Payne University’s community and collegiate choral group, the University Singers, is welcoming new musical enthusiasts into its membership. Membership is open to residents of Brownwood and the surrounding areas as well as HPU students.
The goal of this group is to cultivate an ensemble of singers within the community and the university who strive to offer a high level of artistry while advocating for great choral music in Brownwood and the surrounding communities. This unique choir at HPU presents two concerts per year, one at Christmastime and another in the spring.
The choir is under the direction of Dr. Christopher Rosborough, the newly appointed director of choral activities at the university.“Through participation, choristers can expect to glean a balance of exposure to great choral literature, thorough vocal instruction and, ultimately, a knowledge and execution of musical excellence,” said Dr. Rosborough.
- Law Enforcement Blotter 8/25
- Early Pioneer Days 5K or Dye Run to be Held September 17, Registration Underway
- TxDOT Plans for $70 Billion to Fund Transportation Projects Over Next 10 Years
- World War II Reenactment of the Battle of Salerno, Italy to be Held September 10th
- HPU to Host Jazz Pianist Dennis Lambert
- Weekly Fishing Report for Area Lakes
- HPU Baseball Players to Host Donation Drive Saturday to Help Louisiana Flood Victims
- Law Enforcement Blotter 8/24
- Adams Pro Golf Tour to be Held in Brownwood Benefiting the ARK Shelter Sept. 19-24
- Felony Offenders Sentenced in District Court
- Brownwood Area Community Garden to Host Fall & Winter Gardening Class Aug. 27th
- Two Zika Virus Programs August 29th in Brown County