The Brownwood Turkey Trot will be held Thursday, November 27th at 8:00 a.m. at the Kohler Tank Plant, located at 3015 Milam Drive in Brownwood.
This 5K run and 1.5 mile fun walk will benefit the Brown County United Way.
Check-in and registration will be from 7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Entry fees are $25 for 18 & over and $15 for 17 & under. The race will begin at 8:00 a.m.
Organizers encourage the public to bring the entire family. “Runners and walkers of all fitness levels will enjoy the fun!”
There will be door prizes and awards will be presented on race day.
In observance of the Thanksgiving Holidays, Brownwood City Hall will be closed and there will be no collection of residential waste on Thursday or Friday, November 27th and 28th, 2014. Residents with blue or green carts, please note that your collection days are as follows:
The Recycling Center and Landfill will be closed on Thursday and Friday November 27th and 28th and will reopen on Saturday November 29th.
The Early Chamber of Commerce’s Cash Mob did some Christmas shopping Thursday at K LeShae Designs in Early. The store was blanketed with beautiful Christmas decorations and home decor, the aroma of apple cider, and friendly service from the owners Beverly Holleman and Erika Wood.
K LeShae Designs is a full service florist offering fresh flower designs and plants.Each month the Early Chamber selects by a random computer program a retail member to surprise with the Chamber Board members, staff and Ambassador Club members in an effort to show their appreciation for that business being a member.
Pictured above are Brownwood High School students that recently attended the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Fall Leadership Conference at TSTC Brownwood. Students attended breakout sessions on various topics related to personal growth and competition skills.BHS FCCLA sponsors are Connie Sliger and Mitzi Cockerham.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, November 20, 2014.
Tuesday, November 18
*10:42 AM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy met with a complainant at the law enforcement center. According to the report, the complainant stated that previous tenants of his rental property located on County Road 192 had stolen several items including tools and had caused damage to the property. Criminal charges are being pursued, the report states.
*2:43 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was called to a property on FM 585 North regarding the burglary of a habitation, which had occurred the previous day. The complainant stated that he and his wife had been away from the residence on November 17th and had returned to find a door to the residence pried open and several items missing from inside the residence, including two firearms, the report states.
Wednesday, November 19*3:35 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 2400 block of 14th Street regarding a burglary.
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.
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