Brownwood High School's annual induction ceremony for the Eisenhower Chapter of the National Honor Society will be Monday, November 24th at 6:00 PM in the Dorothy Macintosh Auditorium at Brownwood High School.
WhenSeanSpeaks, a powerful, real life story about the consequences of riding with a drunk driver, will be presented by Early High School at the Early First Baptist Church on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Students at Early High School will learn about safety behind the wheel of a car.
Sean Carter and his mom, Jenny, have taken their message to tens of thousands of young people to help prevent drunk driving and to make people aware of the consequences of their choices.WhenSeanSpeaks provides a frank look at the circumstances and choices that Sean made that placed him in a wheelchair, unable to talk or walk. Jenny, Sean’s full-time caregiver and traveling companion, shares her story from day one of Sean’s crash on March 27, 2005, to the lives they lead now.
The Brownwood Art Association has extended viewing times for the People Painter's art exhibit currently showing at the Art Center at 215 Fisk.
The public is invited to view the exhibit free of charge this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22-22, from 1-3 p.m. and next weekend, Nov. 28-29, also from 1-3pm. This will be the last chance to see this unique exhibit by some of the most talented Brownwood artists, past and present.
The People Painters originated with the late Maureen Stewart, long-time chair of the art department at Howard Payne University. In 1980, Stewart organized a weeklong workshop she called “People Painters,” where participants, each using his or her medium of choice, painted portraits of live models. The format was so popular that members decided to continue meeting after the workshop concluded.
It is probably safe to say that Stewart never imagined that, thirty-four years later, local artists, some of whom were in the original group, would still be meeting weekly to paint portraits of volunteer models from the community.Local artists Brenda Shaw and Martha Middleton are two of the early members who still paint with the group today. Others involved originally were Mary Cadenhead, Claudia Stubblefield, Rita Bettis, and Sue Thierman, in addition to, of course, Stewart. Ima Gem Queen and Bernice Jones were also early participants.
The American Southwest Conference today announced the 2014 football All-Conference teams and awards and Howard Payne landed 10 players on this year's lists.
Below are the fishing reports for area lakes, compiled as reported this week by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Water clear; 65–69 degrees; 12.92' low. Black bass are fair on June bug worms, buzzbaits, and watermelon red soft plastic worms over brush piles in 8–15 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies and crankbaits off lighted docks at night. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers over baited holes in 12–15 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.
Water clear; 67–71 degrees; 19.17' low. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits and watermelon red soft plastic worms. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows and blue tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.
O.H. Ivie ReservoirWater stained; 46–51 degrees; 42.53' low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, chatterbaits, jigs and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs shallow.
Brownwood Fire Department responded to a house fire Wednesday night in the 800 block of Gifford Street.
The fire began around 8:30 p.m. and when firefighters arrived, flames were visible from the back of the single family home. All the occupants were able to get safely out of the home according to fire officials.
During the Fall Festival in October, East Elementary raised money to help one of its students with an upcoming heart surgery. Through a silent auction, cake walk and food sales, the school raised $3190.65 to be donated to the family of Josh Diaz who faces the surgery in December.
In a letter sent to individuals and business that helped with the effort, East Elementary Principal, Nanda Wilbourn, showed her gratitude for the support.
“Thank you for the generosity you showed by donating items for our silent auction,” stated Wilbourn listing the following businesses and individuals for their help and involvement:
Just Another Pastime
Tiny Tots Trunk
Edward Jones Investments – Ryan ReaganLori’s Ltd.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, November 19, 2014.
Monday, November 17
*1:03 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1500 block of Davis Lane regarding theft. According to the report, jewelry was stolen from the residence. An investigation is ongoing, the report states.
*10:54 PM – Brownwood Police responded to the 1400 block of Brady Avenue regarding the burglary of a building. According to the report, the complainant stated that their storage building located on Belle Plain had been broken into and items taken by an unknown suspect. An investigation is ongoing, the report states.
Tuesday, November 18
*2:32 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was called to a property on County Road 347 regarding the theft of a dirt bike (motorcycle).
*4:19 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of 4th Street regarding trespassing. This call led to the arrest of 38-year-old David Tucknott of Brownwood for trespassing at a residence in the area, the report states.*5:15 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 300 block of Center Avenue regarding theft. According to the report, an unknown suspect stole tools belonging to the Lyric Theatre and pawned them at Wild Bill’s Pawn Shop.
The Bangs High School Theatre department will present the animated film classic’s fairytale kingdom, everyone’s favorite upside-down fairytale, Shrek the Musical at the Bangs High School Auditorium. This song-and dance-filled stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animated film opens November 20 with other performances on November 22 and 23.
This weekend, Howard Payne University presents Junie B. Jones: The Musical. Many children and parents have fallen in love with the stories of Junie B. Jones and enjoying the honest narrative of life through the eyes of this energetic child.
“When I happened upon this musical, written by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, I knew that families in our community would want to see these characters come to life,” said Celeste Church, HPU Associate Professor of Music.
Church explained that the writers have combined several stories from Barbara Park’s books and woven them into a wonderful picture of those funny moments in grade school.“The music is energetic and the movement will keep your students interested. Howard Payne students are enjoying the chance to act like kids, teachers, and parents,” Church said. “The show was designed in a way that allows almost every actor to play more than one role, which only adds to the fun!”
Children in Texas foster care ask themselves "Why not me? Why can't I have a family?" They can – when the right family steps up to make their dream come true.
November is National Adoption Awareness Month, and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) is asking “Why not you? Why not adopt a child in state care?”
Throughout November there are mass adoptions, match parties, and other events to put the spotlight on children who are waiting for permanent homes and normal lives. Many Texas events happen around National Adoption Day, which is November 22.
Brown County's Adoption Day will be held on Thursday, November 20th at 10:00 AM in the Brown County Courthouse. Five children will be adopted by four families.
The Brown County Child Welfare Board will have a balloon release after all of the adoptions are consummated.
Last year, 5,149 abused or neglected children and teens were adopted from state care. Although, adoptions from Texas foster care have more than doubled in the last ten years, there are always more children needing homes. Today, more than 6,500 children and teens are waiting to be adopted. Many are older children and teens.
- Professional World-Class Track and Field Athlete Speaks To Brownwood Students
- Multi-Agency Disaster Drill Simulates Railway Disaster in Brownwood
- Ice Skating Rink to Open Day After Thanksgiving
- Gluten-Free is Not the Same as Low Carbohydrate
- Law Enforcement Blotter 11/18
- BHS HOSA Students Visit Local Elementary Schools during HOSA Week
- Upcoming Local Area Blood Drives
- Now a Global Seed Vault
- Women's Club to Host Glitz, Glamour, & Gals Tuesday Evening
- Early Morning House Fire on Avenue C
- Good Samaritan Ministries to Offer Christmas Care Packages for Area Homeless, Donations Sought
- Aaron Named Early City Administrator