Ethos Pet Nutrition, the fine makers of CANIDAE Natural Pet Foods, is pleased to announce a formal agreement has been signed to operate a shipping facility out of the old Texas Feather Warehouse in Brownwood.
According to Ed Cooper, Vice President of Production for Ethos Pet Nutrition, “The agreement, which required several months to complete, will be instrumental in allowing Ethos Pet Nutrition to provide our customers with the highest standard for quality, cleanliness and shipment accuracy."
Cooper is currently renovating the Texas Feather Warehouse location, which sat vacant and deteriorated for the past several years. Cooper continued, "We're excited to get this place cleaned up and provide valuable jobs to the residents of Brownwood."
Representatives of Bruner Toyota and Gulf States Toyota presented The Lyric Performing Arts Company board with a $10,000 check Thursday.Half of the donation came from a Toyota community grant program, and the other half is from local Toyota dealers Dwain and Greg Bruner.
Good Samaritan Ministries invites the public to stop by the Big Country Ford booth at the Brownwood Reunion Celebration this weekend to help support The Deer Project’s 4-wheeler raffle.Big Country Ford and House of Wheels have sponsored the raffle of a red Grizzly 300 4-wheeler which is being raffled off to benefit Good Samaritan Ministries. Tickets are $10 each or 12 for $100, cash only.
The Brownwood Reunion Celebration kicks off Friday with 3 days of music, food, activities and much more, and organizers released the full schedule of events as well as the official festival map.
Crews of volunteer workers are busy Thursday night getting the festival set up for the full weekend of events.
Friday night (September 19) will kick off events of the weekend with the 5:00 p.m. start of the Hands on a House Competition at the corner of Adams Street and Carnegie, followed by Pat Green in concert at the Celebration Stage. Opening bands will include Ellashor and Van Wilks, and gates to the concert area open at 6:30 PM. Saturday night concerts will include headliner Restless Heart with Southern Cross opening. Tickets are $25 per night and are available online at CelebrateBrownwood.com or at the gate.
HPU graduate and Santa Anna native Laurie Powers will be recognized as one of the six finalists for the DC Shorts competition at the Navy Memorial, located at 701 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. on Friday evening.
The DC Shorts Screenplay Competition is a very different kind of screenwriting competition according to its organizers. A panel of judges made up of filmmakers, screenwriters and critics have reviewed over 145 screenplays and the top six will be read, followed by an audience vote to determine the winner. One lucky winner will be awarded $2,000 to shoot their project. This completed film will screen at DC Shorts 2015.
Powers has been writing most of her life but didn’t start thinking of her writing as anything other than a side hobby until 2007.“I had worked on a few short films and was involved in theatre and wanted to create my own stories. I wrote and shot a couple of short films and had a play produced,” explained Powers. “About the same time there was a lot of trouble brewing in the visual effects industry so I decided it was a good time to go back to get my MFA (Masters of Fine Arts)."
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, September 18, 2014.
Wednesday, September 17
*10:39 PM – A Brownwood Police officer was flagged down by a woman on a Moped at Old Coleman Road and Coleman Street. According to the report, the woman, identified as 53-year-old Luella Gipson-Torres, told the officer that she believed someone had tampered with her Moped while it was parked at the Ron Jackson Juvenile facility and stated that the steering mechanism was not able to turn left or right. The officer offered to have a tow truck transport the vehicle and Gipson-Torres refused, stating she would just ride it home, the report states. Gipson-Torres attempted to ride the Moped down Coleman Road, but was not able to get to a safe speed, causing traffic to back up and subsequently, the officer made a traffic stop in the 800 block of Coleman Road, according to the officer’s report. Gipson-Torres refused to show the officer her identification and then rode off again, the report states. The officer followed, with emergency lights sirens activated, and used the loud speaker of the vehicle to tell her to pull over; however, Gipson-Torres proceeded and yelled, “Leave me alone” and “go around,” before finally pulling over and coming to a stop, according to the report. A second officer arrived and held the handlebars so that she would not ride away again, the report states. Gipson-Torres allegedly struck one of the officers in the face and was taken to the ground, also striking the other officer in the face, and was subsequently arrested, according to the report. Gipson-Torres was charged with two counts assault public servant, evade arrest with vehicle, failure to identify, and resisting arrest, search or transport. She continued to be noncompliant while being booked into the Brown County Jail, the officer reported.*10:44 PM – Brownwood Police arrested 19-year-old Blayne Scott Craig of Brownwood on an outstanding warrant for theft equal or greater than $50 less than $500. According to the report, at the jail, a baggie of marijuana was found inside Craig’s boot and he was additionally charged with possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces.
Latch Key students are participating in the Girl Scouts Program free of charge, thanks to the volunteer work of Nancy King, customized program specialist, and Stephanie Upfold, assistant troop leader. These two ladies recently volunteered their time at the Latch Key Program on Wednesday, September 17th.
Weed control is most often a “necessary evil.” Most of the time this task is not particularly easy but it is not impossible.
Identifying the weed is essential to select the correct herbicide. Knowing when to apply the herbicide is also important. Some herbicides do kill all of the vegetation present while others will only control broadleaf weeds and then others will control grasses. Some weeds are easily controlled when the plants are nearly emerged before they reach the four-leaf stage. Yet others especially perennials, are difficult to control until they reach the reproductive stage.One important thing to remember is that if weeds never get established, they can’t overtake and overwhelm management practices. Weeds do compete with your turf grass, forages, and wheat/oat crops for any available soil moisture and nutrients.
Early Chamber of Commerce will host their September luncheon at Underwood’s Cafeteria on Friday, September 26th at 11:30 a.m.
This month’s guest speaker will be Dr. Tracey Brown, author of “Single Mom, Ph. D.” Brown has been in counseling and education for more than 20 years and has worked with thousands of students and their parents to help them overcome huge obstacles in their life & relationships. She will be speaking on "Understanding the Simplicity of Success."Early Chamber of Commerce invites the business community to come to the luncheon and take advantage of this business to business opportunity. There will also be door prizes given away to some lucky attendees.
Below are the fishing reports for area lakes, compiled as reported this week by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Water clear; 81–85 degrees; 12.47' low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin soft plastic worms and topwaters near the docks and over brush piles. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Li'l Fishies off lighted docks at night. Crappie are good on Li'l Fishies and minnows over brush piles in 10–18 feet, and off lighted docks at night. Channel catfish are good on cut bait and nightcrawlers over baited holes. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch.
Water clear; 81–85 degrees; 18.49' low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are good on stinkbait, nightcrawlers, and liver. Yellow catfish are slow.
Bob Hickey, a veteran of World War II and the Korean War has been selected as grand marshal for this year’s Brownwood Reunion Grand Parade.“I have been in parades before, but to be asked to be the grand marshal is an honor and I am excited,” said the 88-year-old Hickey.
- Registration Deadline Extended for 2014 Brownwood Reunion Run/Walk
- Law Enforcement Blotter 9/17
- Local Law Enforcement Seeks Help Solving Car Theft and Fire
- Brownwood Art Association Extends Deadline for Community Art Show
- BHS Lion Crew Announces Kidz Crew Registration is Underway
- Ribbon Cutting for Easyfinancial Services
- Wednesday Evening Jackpot Fishing Tournament Results September 10th
- September Is Whole Grains Month
- Contestants Selected for Hands on a House Competition
- Brownwood Fire Department - Fire & Rescue Reports 9/16
- Law Enforcement Blotter 9/16
- HPU Honor Student Interns in Washington, D.C.