Cell phones, PDA's, and MP3 players have become the tools of our modern lives. But it wasn't that long ago that a shovel, a patch of soil and a bag of seeds were the only tools needed to provide sustenance and satisfaction. Gardening was a part of daily life. Ask any gardener today who they garden and you'll get a variety of reasons why it's important to them.
Schools of EISD were challenged in the days leading up to Christmas by the Early High School Key Club which held a can food drive. During the contest, the Key Club offered a contest between all the campuses to see which one could bring the most can food.Early Primary won the food drive contest. The Key Club recently presented Principal Brian Callaway with a plague for Early Primary being the winning campus.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, January 20, 2016.
Wednesday, January 13
*5:42 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 300 block of N. Main Street regarding theft. According to the report, over $700 in cash had been stolen from the business.
Monday, January 18
*12:41 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the area of Booker and Gill Streets regarding the burglary of a vehicle. According to the report, during the investigation, the complainant identified a possible suspect. The suspect stated that he was being harassed by the complainant, the report states.
Tuesday, January 19
*2:30 PM – Brownwood Police met with a complainant at the law enforcement center regarding debit/credit card abuse. According to the report, no arrests were made at the time of the report.*4:00 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to Cherokee Drive regarding trespassing. The deputy spoke with the caller who advised the person who was trespassing had a criminal trespass warning for his property, the report states. The deputy also spoke with the suspect and a witness.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce announced this week that registration for the 2016 Brownwood Area Economic Summit is currently underway. The event will feature Texas State Comptroller Glenn Hegar as the keynote speaker. The summit will be held on February 4th at Howard Payne University's Bullion Suites in the HPU Mabee Center from 7:30 AM to 11 AM.
Elected in November 2014, Hegar serves as Texas’ treasurer, check writer, tax collector, procurement officer and revenue estimator. Before becoming Comptroller, he served in the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate, and also served as chair of the Sunset Advisory Commission, which works to eliminate inefficiency in government agencies.Also speaking at the event will be Guy Andrews, Brownwood Economic Development Corporation; Robert Puls, Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas; and Gary Twiford, Heartland Association of Realtors. The speakers will give an in-depth look at the local and state economy regarding sales tax, employment statistics, the real estate market, current trends and more.
The Brownwood Regional Medical Center Volunteers announce the selection of their November and December 2015 Volunteers of the Month. During the January 2016 meeting of the BRMC Volunteer’s Executive Board, Betty Beyer was selected as the November 2015 BRMC Volunteer of the Month and Richard Ivy was selected as the December 2015 BRMC Volunteer of the Month.Betty Beyer has been a volunteer since May 2003. Betty is a past president of the BRMC Volunteers having served in that position of responsibility in 2009 – 2010. She also served as the treasurer of the BRMC Volunteers from 2012 – 2014. Betty currently is a volunteer at the information desk and also serves as a chairperson coordinating e-mail communications for the BRMC Volunteers’ membership. She has over 5,050 hours of volunteer service at BRMC.
Early Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a lunch and learn seminar from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 22nd, with speaker Kevin Tutt.
Tutt will address the statement “You have the power to make a difference.”
The Family Services Center and one of the families it serves received awards from the Texas Department of Prevention and Early Intervention at the September PEI conference in Houston.
The Family Service Center’s unique services were recognized and they received a first place Prevention Innovation Award.FSC Outreach includes the Coffee Café, Superhero campaign, Conversational Spanish, Unplug and Get Connected, CAP bracelets, and Nice Parent classes.
The artwork of Ruben Salinas, painter and digital design artist, will be on exhibit at Howard Payne University January 25 through March 5. The collection, titled “Aspects of Black and White,” will be exhibited in the Dorothy and Wendell Mayes Art Gallery inside HPU’s Doakie Day Art Center.
Born in Monterrey, Mexico, and following the footsteps of his father, who worked as an illustrator and art director, Salinas studied communications and majored in advertising at Universidad Regiomontana. He moved to Houston in 1980 where he continued his education in visual communications at The Art Institute of Houston. He went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree from Stephen F. Austin University. Salinas moved to Savannah, Ga., in 2005 to teach at Savannah College of Art and Design. Today, he continues work as a freelance illustrator and painter.Salinas is the author of “The Spirit of Gesture,” a practical drawing guide for capturing the essence and energy of the subject, written for illustration, animation and concept development students and enthusiasts. He is also the founder of Art Studio Press, a graphic design, illustration, publishing and giclee printing studio.
The Brownwood Municipal Police Association held a forum for Brown County Sheriff’s candidates on Tuesday night at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church. Candidates were asked written questions from the association as well as the public.
Candidates are Billy Bloom, Vance Hill, and Dr. Paul Lilly. The three candidates are running in the Republican Primary, which will be held on March 1st.
Is it any surprise that crazy-cold January just so happens to be Slow-Cooking and Soup Month? After all, we’re in the trenches of winter … and the perfect cure for this perpetual chill is a warm, hearty, homemade meal that’s packed with nutrients.
Slow-cooking can actually retain (and in some cases enhance) the nutrients naturally found in most foods. Whereas typical high-heat cooking can destroy the nutrients in certain vegetables, using low heat in a slow-cooker often works to preserve those nutrients. And, since using a slow cooker is so darn simple, you’ll be motivated to make homemade meals more often.
Soup provides some of these same benefits, and then some. While soup often succumbs to its reputation for slamming you with sodium, it can actually be ultra-nutritious when made correctly.
Soup can be a great way to consume a large amount of nutrients in a relatively low-calorie package. Now, there are certain cream soups that are not so healthy, such as clam chowder and lobster bisque. While you can certainly find healthier versions of these creamy soup varieties, vegetable-based (think stews and minestrone) and lean-protein-based (think chicken and brown rice) soups are your best bet for getting those amazing nutrients. In addition to avoiding cream-laden soups, it’s important to keep your eye on sodium content. Mixing low-sodium spices with a variety of vegetables, lean meats, and complex carbs in a low-sodium broth is your ticket to wholesome healthiness.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Tuesday, January 19, 2016.
Wednesday, January 13
*11:23 AM – Brownwood Police met with a complainant regarding an alleged sexual assault of a child. No arrests were made at the time of the report.
Friday, January 15
*2:24 PM – Brownwood Police made a traffic stop in the 1500 block of 2nd Street. This stop led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 56-year-old Gregory Eric Luschen of Brownwood, for driving while license invalid with prior convictions and no liability insurance.
*3:03 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1700 block of 8th Street regarding the theft of copper/aluminum/bronze wire.
*3:25 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1600 block of Good Shepherd Drive regarding a possible wanted person. According to the report, the wanted subject, 37-year-old Kimberlee Adams of Brownwood, was located and while conducting an interview, a controlled substance was located in Adams’ vehicle. Adams was subsequently arrested for possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1 less than 1 gram and on the warrant related to manufacture delivery of a controlled substance penalty group 1 less than 1 gram in a drug free zone.
- HPU Names Michael Rodgers CFO, Vice President
- Commissioners Approve New Patrol Units for Sheriff’s Office and New Jail Monitoring System
- Central Texas Community Band to begin rehearsals at HPU
- Brownwood High School to Present 'Hairspray, the Musical'
- Brown County A&M Club’s Maroon & White Wine Dinner
- Community Responds to Dedication with Outpouring of Generosity at Brown County Youth Fair
- Reminder: Brownwood Municipal Police Association to Host Sheriff Candidates Forum January 19th
- Fun With Index Cards
- RV Fire Spreads Consuming Brownwood Home
- Brownwood Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with Parade and Ceremony
- 2016 Brown County Youth Fair Results: Horse Division
- 2016 Brown County Youth Fair Adds Putter Jarvis Memorial Scholarships for Champions