Howard Payne University’s Dr. Gregory Church, associate professor of music, will be featured as the tenor soloist in a collaborative performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Requiem, K. 626.” The performance will take place Thursday, April 14, at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Abilene.
Dr. Church and three other soloists from the Big Country will perform with the McMurry University Chanters, the St. James Methodist Church of Abilene Choir, the St. Paul United Methodist Church of Abilene Chancel Choir, the Aldersgate United Methodist Church of Abilene Chancel Choir and the First United Methodist Church of Eastland Chancel Choir. Abilene’s Festival Orchestra will perform the instrumental portion of the performance.
The concert will last approximately an hour and will feature many familiar musical selections. The public is invited to attend this free concert.“Mozart’s ‘Requiem’ is one of my favorite concert pieces to sing,” said Dr. Church. “It’s always a joy to sing in Abilene and I’m honored to be the tenor soloist for this performance.”
TexasBank employees are working to raise money for the 2016 Relay for Life of Brown County and have made several gift baskets that are being raffled off along with a special pink Yeti cooler. These baskets and the cooler can be seen in the lobby of TexasBank, located at 400 Fisk Avenue in Brownwood.
Tickets for a chance to win a basket are $1 each. Tickets for the Yeti cooler are $5 each.
Pictured above and below are the baskets and custom wrapped pink breast cancer awareness Yeti Cooler (donated by David and Terri Garrett) which are being raffled.The 2016 Brown County Relay for Life will be held on April 22nd from 7 p.m. until 2 a.m. at Gordon Wood Stadium in Brownwood.
Below are the fishing reports for area lakes, compiled as reported this week by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Water stained; 60–64 degrees; 0.11’ low. Black bass are good on red bug spinnerbaits and Shaky heads with Grande Bass Finesse worms in 3–6 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and Rat–L–Traps under lights at night. Crappie are very good on minnows over brush piles in 16–25 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Lake ColemanWater murky; 58–62 degrees; 3.77’ low. Black bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps, crankbaits, and jerkbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Tuesday, April 26th is the date of the Annual Brown County Ag Day. This annual event targeting area ag producers is being conducted by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. It will be held at the Brown County Fairgrounds located at 4206 HWY 377 South. The program will begin with an evening meal sponsored by Brown County Farm Bureau at 6:00 p.m.
Molly Baize, Estate Planning Specialist, with Texas Farm Bureau in Waco, Texas will discuss beginning your farm or ranch estate planning.Dr. Pete Fincher, Texas Animal Health Commission Veterinarian in Lampasas will discuss feral hog regulations and provide an update on Chronic Wasting Disease in white tail deer.
Early Elementary recently announced the spring Students of the Month.
Pictured above are the Students of the Month of March along with their principal, Sharon Watson.5th Grade Students of the Month in March are as follows: Aidan Chapleau, Yasmin Ibarra, Averey Horton, Kaycelynn Woodard, Madison Torrez, and Trinity Torrez.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Tuesday and Wednesday, April 12 & 13, 2016
Monday, April 11
*12:35 AM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to the intersection of Highway 67 W and FM 1849 in reference to drugs/narcotics. According to the report, this call led to the arrest of 24-year-old Timothy Scott Barrow of Bangs for Public Intoxication.
*11:31 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 500 block of W. Commerce regarding forgery. According to the report, a fraudulent check for $1800 had been passed.
*4:29 PM – Brownwood Police responded to a hit and run in the 400 block of W. Commerce. According to the report, the incident occurred while the complainant’s vehicle was parked at the business.
*7:51 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1000 block of LaMonte regarding an animal bite. According to the report, the responding officer arrived and located a victim with an actively bleeding wound consistent with an animal bite. A citation was issued to the dog owner and the incident documented, the report states.*7:58 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a residence just outside of the Brownwood city limits regarding a stolen bicycle. According to the report, the bicycle was valued at $129.00 and a possible suspect was named.
Brownwood ISD held their annual Pink Out check presentation at the regular meeting of the board of trustees on Monday.Brownwood High School Principal, Mitch Moore, introduced recipients of checks from the district’s annual Pink Out fundraiser benefitting those battling cancer. Checks were presented to Brownwood Regional Medical Center’s Walker Cancer Center, Zayvion “Khi” Curtis (East Elementary 2nd grader), and Brownwood Middle School Digital Media Specialist, Dalin Cummings.
Howard Payne University’s Yellow Jacket Band received two musical instruments as well as various music-related memorabilia that were bequeathed from the estate of Bill Edward Ross. The donations included a cornet and a banjo along with many historic photos of the HPU band.Ross was a 1949 graduate of Howard Payne College, a former member of the Yellow Jacket Band and remained a supporter of the band until his death in 2015.
Brownwood City Council amended their residency policy for the positions fire chief and police chief at Tuesday’s city council.
According to Brownwood Mayor Stephen Haynes, councilmen Jerry DeHay and Larry Mathis were appointed on January 12, 2016 to study the City’s Personnel Rules and Regulations policy for residency requirements and review other cities’ policies and interview staff regarding the residency policy.
Currently, those employed in positions of emergency responders and on-call staff for the City of Brownwood are required to live within a 30 mile radius to the city in the event they must mobilize for an emergency.
In the past, when the Police Chief position was elected, the police chief was required to live within the city limits. However, now that the position is a hired, police chief was allowed to live within a 30 mile radius of the city. With Brownwood Police Chief Mike Corley’s upcoming retirement in June, the council decided that this is the optimal time to amend the residency policy for fire chief and police chief prior to hiring a new police chief, stated Mathis. “It’s not like we are doing something that hasn’t been done in the past.”
The council committee recommended upholding the existing 30 mile proximity to the city for emergency personnel and council voted Tuesday to amended the policy to now state that the fire chief and police chief must live within the city limits. The current residency policy also states that the city manager must live within the city limits as well.
The Howard Payne University Woman’s Club will host its annual Yellow Rose Scholarship Luncheon next Thursday, April 14. The ticketed luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Bullion Suites of HPU’s Mabee University Center.
The guest speaker for this year’s luncheon is HPU alumna Donna Clark Love, an internationally recognized expert, trainer and motivational speaker in the areas of bully prevention, family systems and student assistance.
Clark Love has served as a teacher and school district administrator and is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, a certified trainer for Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” and a certified mediator/conflict resolution trainer. She has been featured on NBC’s Today show and NBC Nightly News to highlight successful prevention/intervention programs and has been interviewed by Forbes magazine on bully prevention.During the luncheon, the Woman’s Club will announce the recipient of the Yellow Rose Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year as well as honor one of the guests with the prestigious 2016 Yellow Rose Award.
District Attorney Micheal Murray reports that several felony cases were recently heard in Brown/Mills County District Court, Judge Stephen Ellis presiding.
Racheal Ann Anderson aka Rachael Ann Baker, on probation for the felony offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver-Drug Free Zone, was adjudicated and sentenced to 12 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
Phillip Lemons, on probation for the felony offense of Burglary of a Habitation, was adjudicated and sentenced to 10 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
Charles David Fry, on probation for the felony offense of Sexual Assault of a Child, was adjudicated and sentenced to 7 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
Terrence Alonzo Jackson, on probation for the felony offense of Continuous Violence Against Family, was revoked and sentenced to 5 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.Carlo Gossett, on probation for the felony offense of Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon, was adjudicated and sentenced to 5 years, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
- Good Samaritan Ministries’ Empty Bowls Project Feeds People Locally and Worldwide
- Texas A&M Forest Service Employee, Brownwood Native, Honored for Fire Prevention
- Brownwood Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Green Acres Rental
- Pickup Strikes Residence in Brownwood Tuesday Evening
- Grand Jury Indictments March 2016
- Brown County Relay for Life Names Khi Curtis the 2016 Child Survivor Honoree
- Close Calls for TxDOT Workers Spark Renewed Push for Drivers to Pay Attention in Work Zones
- HPU Youth Ministry Workshop Helps Prepare Students for Lives of Service
- Lionettes to Host Annual Spring Show this Saturday
- Texas Gets Longest Dove Hunting Season in 80 Years
- Cleaning… Sure. Let’s Go With That.
- BRMC to Host Annual Health Expo April 21st