On a bicycle built for two, Brian and Dena Squire are taking a once-in-a-lifetime, 5300 mile trip through the central part of the U.S., visiting family and stopping along the road to “meet America.” They stopped in Brownwood Wednesday at a local hotel and were able to share the story of their travels.
The Squires were high school sweethearts and have been married for 33 years. They lived and worked in Cleveland, Ohio for years before moving to Fort Collins, Colorado to retire. He had worked for a municipal parks system for 32 years, she had worked in finance, most recently for the Cleveland Browns in their accounting department before retiring.
A fundraiser fish and chicken lunch and dinner will be served by the Pecan Valley Kiwanis Club on Thursday, April 23rd at the Adams Street Community Center in Brownwood.
Meals will be served for $9 a plate during the hours of 11:00 am-1:00 pm and 4:30 pm-7:00 pm. Tickets will be available at the door, at KOXE, at KXYL, or from any Pecan Valley Kiwanis Club Member. Meals are available for dine-in or carry out. Entertainment will be provided by Island Phil.The meal consists of fried fish, fried chicken or combo plate, French fries, slaw, onions, ice tea, water, condiments and dessert (as long as they last). E.T. Catering of Brookesmith (Elmer Tabor and crew) will be catering the event. Desserts will be furnished by the Early Middle School Builder’s Club and Early High School Key Club.
The Bangs Business Association has announced Roy Mathews as their Grand Marshal for Mayfest 2015 Parade.
Mathews was born in Bangs, in 1925, to Hollis and Hattie Mathews. He is the youngest of 5 children and graduated from Bangs High in 1943. Mathews was drafted into the Navy during World War II and sent to San Diego, where he was trained to be a corpsman. He was attached to the 29th Marines, 6th division, where he served the rest of his tour of duty. Mathews served in Okinawa on April 1, 1945, the day the United Stated invaded the Island and was there for 100 days, until the island was secure. While there he earned the Silver Star for saving his Commanding Officer’s life.After WWII Mathews returned to Bangs and married Edna Taylor in 1947. He worked several jobs before deciding his true love was teaching thus entering Daniel Baker College and receiving his Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then began his teaching career in Santa Anna in 1951, teaching science classes. Mathews then went on to acquire his Masters of Education from McMurray College in Abilene. He then became the principal of Santa Anna High School in 1955 where he remained until moving to Monahans to teach Jr. High Science.
The Summer Agricultural Institute helps teachers solve the mystery of how food and fiber moves from the farm to Texas consumers. It is a weeklong workshop that helps you understand farming and ranching and shows you how to incorporate lessons about agriculture into the curriculum.
The Institute will be held June 8-12 at Tarleton State University in Stephenville.
Teachers who attend the weeklong course are eligible for 45 hours of professional development. They will take home a tool box of fun and engaging resources, including lesson plans, to use in their classrooms.
SPONSORS: Texas Farm Bureau and Tarleton State University.ELIGIBILITY: Any active teacher can apply for a scholarship to attend.
Early Chamber of Commerce will host their monthly luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday April 24 featuring guest speaker Marquis Roberson of CASA. The luncheon will be held at the Early Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, located at 104 E. Industrial Drive in Early.
The luncheon will also highlight Heart of Texas Children’s Advocacy Center as the monthly non-profit recognized.Attendees will be served a soup and sandwich lunch catered by the Runaway Train Café. Meals are available for $10 payable at the door.
Early Police attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle which led to the arrest of one on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and evading arrest, according to EPD Chief David Mercer.
According to the report, on Early PD officer attempted the stop on a gray 2014 Toyota Venza for speeding on Lucas Drive. When the officer initiated a traffic stop, the vehicle sped up in an attempt to elude the officer, Mercer stated. The vehicle went through several residential neighborhoods before parking behind a house on Yucca Tree Drive, according to Mercer’s report.
The officer pulled in behind the vehicle and learned the driver had made his way under the house, according to the report. The driver of the vehicle, identified as 29-year-old Jeffery Dewayne Whitehead of Early, did not live at the residence but did know the occupants, Mercer said. Other officers arrived from Early Police Department and Brown County Sheriff’s Office and began removing the siding at different spots around the house so that they could see Whitehead, Mercer reported. Whitehead then surrendered and came out from under the house, according to the report. He was taken into custody and charged with evading arrest in a vehicle.
The vehicle had Idaho license plates and after further investigation it was learned the vehicle had been reported stolen that morning to Casper Police Department in Wyoming but had not been entered as a stolen vehicle at that time, Mercer explained. Whitehead was then additionally charged with unauthorized use of motor vehicle.
Reports released for the period of April 13-19, 2015 from the Brownwood Fire Department include 22 medical emergencies, 6 fire calls, 2 hazardous materials calls and 3 motor vehicle accidents.
Reports of interest that the Brownwood Fire Department responded to include:
Monday, April 13
*8:56 PM – BFD was called to a fire in the 2400 block of 13th Street involving arcing and shorted wiring.
Tuesday, April 14
*2:43 AM – BFD was dispatched to a fire call in the 1100 block of Magnolia. The incident required BFD’s assistance with a water problem.
*12:03 PM – BFD was dispatched to a hazardous materials call in the 1500 block of Main Street. Upon arrival, a blue container with a smoky substance around it was found and determined to be dry ice. There was no hazard.
*10:11 PM – BFD responded to a motor vehicle accident with no injuries in a parking lot in the 300 block of W. Commerce.
Wednesday, April 15
*4:20 AM – BFD was called to a fire in the 2600 block of 1st Street. Fire crews arrived on scene to find a carbon monoxide detector “chirping.” A gas detector was used; however, nothing was found. The tenant was instructed to replace the batteries if the detector should sound again.
Early Chamber of Commerce welcomed Wildfire Tire & Customs to their membership on April 14th with a ribbon cutting.Wildfire Tires & Customs is located at 415 Early Blvd. and offers tires, wheels, brakes, flat repair and auto accessories.
The Brownwood Area Community Garden invites the public to a Gathering in the Garden, a magical evening of fine food, music, and fun, under the stars in the Garden, on Friday, May 8 from 6-8 p.m.
Gathering in the Garden is hosted by Steves' Market and Deli, and will feature music by Debra Mathis on piano, as well as a silent auction.Tickets are $50 and available at the Brownwood Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are limited for this special event, so those planning to attend are encouraged to secure tickets now.
Central Texas Gospel Sing and First Baptist Church of Bangs continue their 16th year of presenting southern gospel music in Central Texas on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Featured artist this month is
Heaven's Harbor from Crowley, TX. Heaven's Harbor has been singing old southern gospel harmony for the past 11 years all over Texas. Other local groups will be Pure Grace and In His Name.
The concert begins at 6 PM at FBC Bangs. A love offering will be taken.
A fire destroyed the home of five Brownwood residents late Tuesday night. The home was located in the 1500 block of Waco Street and was considered a total loss.
The call reporting the fire came in at 11:42 p.m. according to Fire Marshal Buddy Preston. He stated that the home was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, with flames shooting out of the front and east sides of the home. The cause of the fire had not been determined as of Wednesday morning.
- Two HPU Groups Tour Capitol, Meet Lawmakers
- Bangs Mayfest Set for May 2nd
- Law Enforcement Blotter 4/21
- HPU’s Athletic Training Education Program Receives Accreditation
- Girl Scouts to Honor Women of Distinction April 30th
- Low-Price Grocery Leader ALDI Opens First Brownwood Store April 23
- HPU Band Sorority to Host Brisket Fundraiser
- Marriage, Laundry and the Art of Folding Socks
- Brownwood ISD Head Start Registration Set for April 29-30
- Andy’s Pest Troopers, Inc. Selected as Early Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Month
- HPU Exhibiting Works Of Pam Chadwick Aloisa Through April 29
- Law Enforcement Blotter 4/20