Reports released for the period of April 18-24, 2016 from the Brownwood Fire Department include 36 medical emergencies, 4 fire calls, 1 electrical hazard, 1 hazardous materials call and 7 motor vehicle accidents.
Reports of interest that the Brownwood Fire Department responded to include:
Monday, April 18
*4:33 PM – Brownwood Fire Department was dispatched to a hazardous materials call in the 400 W. Commerce. Firefighters arrived on scene to a tanker truck and a large amount of liquid on the ground. An incident command post was set up and firefighters identified the spill as approximately 75 gallons of gasoline. Damming and dike counter measures were deployed. TxDOT arrived on scene to offer assistance with 8 bags of absorbent and the City of Brownwood also provided 10 bags of absorbent. A hazardous materials clean-up crew was notified.
Tuesday, April 19
*12:20 PM - Brownwood Fire Department was dispatched for an alarm activation in the 500 block of E. Commerce. The incident was determined to be a malicious false alarm and the fire alarm system was restored.*6:01 PM - Brownwood Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle accident in the area of Milton Avenue and C.C. Woodson Road. Fire crews assisted EMS with packaging and loading of patients.
Reminder: BHS Project Graduation to Host Golf Scramble, Registration Underway, Date Changed to May 1st
Brownwood High School Class of 2016 Project Graduation will host the Scramble for Seniors 2016 golf tournament at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 1st at the Brownwood Country Club. The date of the scramble was changed due to the rain on the originally planned date. The format will be a 4-player scramble with gross and net scoring. Cash prizes will be awarded with payout based on participation.
Those interested in participating are encouraged to sign up today. Make your own team or sign up as an individual and the Golf Shop will pair you. Cost is $75 per person or $300 per team, Mulligans $10 and drives by Sydney $20 per team.
There will be “Games of Chance” and “Drives by Sydney”. A Halfway Haus with snacks and beverages will be available.Hole-in-One Prize: Ford F-150 Truck sponsored by Big Country Ford
Hole-in-One Prize: Polaris Ranger sponsored by Lee Hoffpauir
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting Monday, April 4th for Wright Asphalt Products Company as they celebrated the opening of their new manufacturing plant in Brownwood with an open house.Wright Asphalt has built their business on researching and developing quality materials for pavement maintenance and construction applications.
The School Nutrition Department at Brownwood ISD is in the process of rolling out a new program called Healthy Helpers to Brownwood ISD schools. “We bring a group of students to the cafeteria to talk about healthy choices, exercise and we let them prepare a meal and tour the cafeteria,” said School Nutrition Director, Bobby Green. “Our pilot program started at East Elementary.”
The program has been well received at East Elementary where Cafeteria Manager Connie Gresham has begun implementing the program. “We’re so excited about the Healthy Helpers program that Ms. Gresham has started with our kids at East,” stated East Elementary Principal Nanda Wilbourn. “They love it. They came by my office on their way from the cafeteria telling me how they washed the veggies, made yogurt cups and toured the kitchen.”
In addition to helping kids make healthy choices when they eat, the Healthy Helpers program is already complementing another healthy initiative at the school. “Along with our running club that Coach Harvey has started at school, some of our students and their families are documenting the food they are eating and the exercises they are doing as a family,” noted Wilbourn. “This is the perfect time to teach children about making healthy life choices.”
The Howard Payne University Woman’s Club recently awarded the 2016-2017 Yellow Rose Scholarship to Taylor Reid of Harper. The award was announced during the annual Yellow Rose Scholarship Luncheon held recently on campus.
Reid is working toward a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and participates in the biology department work program helping with lab preparation and organization. She is also active in the School of Education and has played for HPU’s varsity volleyball team for two seasons.
In the offseason, Reid has joined intramurals at HPU as both a player and a referee for various sports. She also volunteers with the local Fellowship of Christian Athletes and serves on a committee within the FCA.
As an active member of Delta Chi Rho, Reid participated as a big sister in her sorority’s pledging process and served on the Spring Sing 2016 committee. Additionally, Reid was an honors student during her freshman year and is on the Dean’s List as a sophomore. After graduation, she plans to pursue a master’s degree in biology and teach secondary science while coaching volleyball, track and field.“Teachers and coaches, as well as my youth minister, have made a huge impact in my life and I want to do the same for others,” said Reid. “By serving as a teacher and a coach, I can share my light for God while hopefully making a Christian impact on students.”
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3278 and Auxiliaries will observe Loyalty Day, Sunday, May 1, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at the VFW Post, located at 2300 Stephen F. Austin. The public is invited to attend.
Loyalty Day originally began as Americanism Day as a counter to the May 1st celebration of the Russian Revolution establishing the Communist Party as the dominate political party in Russia.
The first day of May is Loyalty Day and is a day filled with activities designed to involve everyone in a great display of loyalty to our flag and or country. The VFW has fought a long and hard battle to have this day approved by Congress and it not only belongs to the VFW but to each and every American citizen.
VFW officials explain the importance of the day and of loyalty to one’s country:“All staunch Americans must awake and live up to their obligation, as responsible citizens if we are to remain free, for only the loyal and responsible fully deserve to be free. We learn lessons of loyalty from the selfless dedication and unwavering allegiance of our men and women in uniform. We should be grateful and give attention to Loyalty Day, May 1, for their courage and willingness to make the sacrifices for our country. We should proudly unite behind them and give them our utmost support.
The Howard Payne University Woman’s Club presented Joyce Rowe, HPU alumna, with the prestigious Yellow Rose Award during the club’s annual Yellow Rose Scholarship Luncheon held recently on campus.Dr. Diana Ellis, HPU first lady and Woman’s Club president, presented Rowe with a commemorative plaque and bouquet of yellow roses. The award is given annually to a woman who has exhibited exemplary leadership within her sphere of influence, who has exhibited fiscal, emotional or physical support to the ongoing of the university and who represents Christian values and beliefs foundational to HPU.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Monday, April 25
*12:30 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 400 block of W. Mayes Street regarding a hit and run accident. According to the report, the complainant stated someone had struck her vehicle during the night. An investigation is ongoing the report states.
*2:01 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1400 block of Avenue E regarding theft. According to the report, an investigation is ongoing, the report states.
Tuesday, April 26
*10:06 AM – Brownwood Police met with a complainant at the law enforcement center regarding a stolen vehicle. According to the report, the complainant stated that a known suspect apparently stole his vehicle and then used it in an attempt to elude police this past Saturday morning.*11:24 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to a local business in the 1200 block of Austin Avenue regarding theft. According to the report, money was stolen from the business electronically. The investigation is ongoing, the report states.
The Brownwood Fire Marshal, Buddy Preston, and his canine partner Nika recently received a new Chevy Tahoe as their work vehicle.The Tahoe is a fully equipped vehicle, complete with a spacious canine compartment with a bed and secured water dish, a K-9 Heat Alert System. This system protects Nika by automatically rolling down the windows and turning on the fan when the vehicle is powered off. It also honks the horn when the inside of the vehicle rises above a preset temperature. The rear cargo compartment is also useful to Preston to transports fire safety awareness materials, supplies or equipment.
Brownwood City Council approved a development agreement with Duckhorn Developers for four single family homes at Southgate and 4th Street which will add over $1,000,000 in properties to Brownwood’s tax rolls.
Phase 1 of Duckhorn Town Ranch will feature homes with a value from $225,000 to $280,000, and will be built within two years, according to City Manager Emily Crawford.
Through the agreement, the city will design and build a 16-foot alley and construct an extension to the existing sewer main (approximately 400 feet in length) at an approximate cost of $9300 for materials. The city will also install four sewer taps and four water taps which will be paid for by the developer upon completion of the sewer main extension.
This extension of the sewer main will be performed depending on the availability of employees and equipment and at the discretion of the city manager.
The agreement will expire on September 30th, 2016 without any further action by the city, according to Crawford.12 additional acres are available for development of homes in the Duckhorn Town Ranch Addition, according to city officials.
Three Brownwood High School Lady Lions, Trejour Wilson, Kristin Fuentes, and Mckenzie Cox signed letters of intent to continue their sports careers at Tarleton State University and Angelo State University Wednesday afternoon. Coaches along with friends and family gathered to honor these three athletes as they signed their commitment letters and wished them well.
Trejour Wilson will play basketball for Tarleton State University while studying criminology, with hopes to one day be a forensic psychologist. She stated she chose Tarleton, after considering another college in Louisiana, because it was close to home.
- HPU’s Psi Chi Inducts Six New Members
- Roberts Earns 5th Place at UIL 4A State Golf Tournament
- The ARK Unveils May Fundraiser for Area Churches
- Initiatives to Help Texas Drivers with Communication Challenges
- HPU Symphonic Band to Present “American Music Spectacular”
- Law Enforcement Blotter 4/26
- Felony Offenders Sentenced in District Court
- Two Injured in Tuesday Afternoon Accident
- Ribbon Cutting for Dazzling Diva's Celebrates New Expansion and 5 Years in Business
- Northwest Elementary Announces Fourth Six Weeks Good Choice Award Winners
- VFW Auxiliary Honors Active Military with Wall of Heroes Project
- Brownwood High School Class of 1972 Reunion to be held April 29 & 30