Thursday July 9th is the date of the next Lunch-N-Learn program in the series of horticultural programs planned for this year. This program will be on oak wilt in home landscapes. Renea Burks with the Texas Forest Service will present the program. It will be held from noon to 1:00p.m. at the Brown County Extension Office located at 605 Fisk Avenue in Brownwood, Texas.Oak Wilt continues to cause problems in our area even with all of the rain we have received. Dealing with the disease out in a rural pasture is one thing but it becomes more difficult in an urban setting such as a home landscape.
The Brown County Republican Women’s Club will host a bake sale on Friday, July 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in front of Family Dollar Store, next to Kroger on Main Street.Members will be selling a variety of homemade baked goods just in time for Independence Day gatherings. The public is invited to come early and purchase these goods, as their bake sales have a history of selling out quickly.
The Brownwood Lyric Theatre will present its 12th annual Summer Musical Guys and Dolls which will open on Thursday, July 16th. The Lyric Theatre’s stage will be transformed into early 1940s New York City as approximately 75 people including 50 actors and musicians bring the musical Guys and Dolls to life.
Director and Choreographer, Dr. Nancy Jo Humfeld (also the Artistic Director for the Lyric) has assembled a dynamic group of the Central Texas community that will sing and dance their way into your heart, according to Managing Director Eric Evans.
“Guys and Dolls has some wonderful familiar music including ‘Luck Be a Lady,’ ‘I Love You a Bushel & a Peck’ and ‘Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat’,” said Evans. “We are so grateful to the Arts Council of Brownwood for their investment in all of our endeavors here at the Lyric and especially our showcase theatrical musical production in July!”Tickets are currently available at $20 for adults, $10 for students and for groups of 10 or more, tickets are just $15 each. Tickets to Guys and Dolls are part of the Lyric’s Patron Ticket package. Anyone interested in enjoying the musical are encouraged to reserve seats as soon as possible. Visit Brownwood's Lyric Theatre TICKETS to order your tickets and reserve a choice of seats.
Howard Payne University recently announced Dr. Celeste Church, associate professor of music, has been appointed dean of institutional research and effectiveness, a newly created role at the university.
In her new position, Dr. Church will serve on the Deans’ Council and teach a reduced academic load in the music department.“Elevating institutional research and effectiveness to the level of a dean’s appointment speaks to the university’s commitment to collecting and understanding data that will drive substantive conversations at an institution-wide level about retention, enrollment and the university’s ongoing improvement of its programs and services,” said Dr. Mark Tew, HPU provost and chief academic officer.
On Thursday, July 2nd, the local Coldwell Banker office will be placing American flags in the yards of over 8,000 residences in the area.
Mark Campbell said, “This has become an annual tradition for the agents, their families and friends, and this is our 17th year to participate. It is a fun and very rewarding project and the local community always encourages us to continue the tradition.”Campbell explained he assigns the agents an area to cover and they work at their own pace. Some will be putting out flags starting Thursday afternoon and others will work all night if necessary to make sure the flags are in place by Friday morning, July 3rd. Real estate agents and staff that will be putting flags out this year include Nesa Morelock, Gary Twiford, Jeff Hibbs, Royce Blackburn, Sandi Parrish, Brad and Sheri Wells, Donna Howey, Sue Wells, Vann Stanford, Stephen Young, Jennifer Newton, Don Holland, Terry Blagg, Clint Broughton, Kimon and Rene’ Faubion, and Mark, Kathy, Courtney, and Callie Campbell.
The 2015 State 7-on-7 football State Tournament will take place on Thursday, July 9th through Saturday, July 11th and several Big Country teams will be fighting to earn the title of Division I or Division II champions.
The tournament is set to take place at the Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in College Station. Division I tournament will be July 9th and 10th. Division II will be July 10th and 11th.The Brownwood Lions will take on Carthage, La Feria, and Taylor in Pool O. Their first game will be at 2:00 p.m. according to the schedule below.
A Brownwood woman who never made it to a family reunion in Oklahoma over the weekend was found 48 hours after crashing into a ravine, according to her granddaughter Lynzee Mobley of Dublin.75-year-old Wanda Mobley had attempted to travel alone to McAlester, Oklahoma for the reunion and had taken a wrong turn in Breckenridge. At approximately 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday, June 26, on Hwy 183 just four miles outside of Seymour, Texas where she had planned to eat lunch and call family, she swerved to miss an animal that had darted onto the roadway, explained Lynzee. Her vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a ravine out of the view of traffic.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Tuesday, June 30, 2015.
Sunday, June 28
*10:37 AM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy made a traffic stop on a vehicle for failure to signal a turn and for a defective brake lamp. According to the report, during the stop an odor of marijuana was detected and a probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted. The driver, identified as 28-year-old John Raymond Wilkerson, was arrested for narcotics found in the vehicle (possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces) and for attempting to destroy and/or conceal some of the narcotics. Wilkerson was also charged for not having a driver’s license and the truck having an expired license plate.
Monday, June 29
*2:02 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1800 block of 8th Street regarding a domestic disturbance. This call led to the arrest of 17-year-old Rebecca Kayla Rivas for assault causes bodily injury family violence.*5:59 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 500 block of W. Commerce regarding theft. According to the report, a female identified as 29-year-old Barbara Benson of Brownwood had walked out on a tab totaling $134 at the restaurant. Benson was located and arrested for theft and on an active warrant for an unrelated case of theft.
A two-vehicle accident at C.C. Woodson Road and Williams Ranch Road Tuesday afternoon injured two people with one patient being air lifted.The accident occurred at approximately 5:25 p.m. on Tuesday when a blue Chevy Trailblazer traveling on Williams Ranch Road attempted to turn onto C.C. Woodson and was struck by a silver van, according to witnesses on scene.
Howard Payne University announced today the promotion of Bill Fishback from assistant vice president for business and human resources to associate vice president for business and human resources. Fishback was also named interim chief financial officer and will join HPU’s executive team as a member of the university’s Administrative Council.
Fishback came to HPU in 1992 as chief financial officer and has overseen areas in advancement and administration. He is a part of HPU’s Staff Council which began under his leadership as chair in 2010. The council plays a vital role in advancing the exchange of information between the university’s staff members. He also recently managed the renovations of HPU’s Mabee University Center, a project which came in under budget and on time.“We are proud of Bill’s numerous accomplishments at HPU,” said Dr. Bill Ellis, president. “He has served the university faithfully and we are pleased that he has accepted this new role on campus.”
Brownwood City Hall will be closed and there will be no collection of residential waste on Friday, July 3rd. Residents with blue or green carts please note that your collection days will be as follows:
The Recycling Center and Landfill will be open on Friday, July 3rd and closed on Saturday, July 4th.The City of Brownwood collects bulky items including brush and tree limbs from residential customers at no charge, please cut them into lengths of 5 feet or less and notify the Sanitation Department at 325-643-4200 or online at http://www.ci.brownwood.tx.us/sanitation.htm.
- Lionettes Earn Top Honors at American Dance Drill Team Camp
- Eat Your Spinach
- Wednesday Evening Jackpot Fishing Tournament Results June 24th
- Dinner Dates with a Four Year-Old
- Portion of Stephen F. Austin to Close for Railroad Improvements
- Law Enforcement Blotter 6/29
- Brownwood Fire Department - Fire & Rescue Reports 6/29
- Reminder: Upcoming Vacation Bible Schools and Kids Camps at Area Churches
- Brown County Jail to Look into Transfer Contracts to Ease High Population Concerns
- Redstone Park Named Early Chamber of Commerce’s Business Spotlight
- Brown County Museum of History Open Independence Day
- Deadline Nearing for HPU’s Summer Scholars and Young Scholars Day Camps