April is Early I.S.D.’s official transfer student application month for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.
Texas law provides that students must attend school in the district in which they reside, unless they have requested an annual transfer into another district. Transfer applications should be completed during the designated time set aside for transfer requests. The transfer must be officially approved by the receiving district’s Board of Trustees.Transfer applications will not be emailed, faxed or mailed to those interested in transferring into EISD. To apply, please go to the superintendent’s office at 101 Turtle Creek, Early, Texas, during the month of April, 2015, between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday* and complete the application. Applicants will be notified following the School Board’s action on their transfer request.
While we often think of the kitchen as a place where we cook up calories, it’s also possible to burn additional calories while cooking. There are several advantages to building some “workout” time into the time we spend preparing food.
The following examples are some simple ways to burn more calories while you cook. Values for approximate calories burned are from MyFitnessPal at www.myfitnesspal.com/exercise/lookup and are for a 150 pound person. You can adjust the weight and amount of time entered in the online calculator.These activities aren’t meant to replace regular physical activities such as walking, biking, weight-lifting, etc. However, while the individual amounts appear rather small – just by adding together a few activities, one can see how it is easy to burn 100 or more calories during a regular ongoing event such as food preparation. As an extra 100 calories daily could lead to a weight gain of 10 pounds a year, this amount of energy expenditure could be significant over a period of time.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is introducing two new conservation license plates to support native wildlife projects in Texas. One of the plates features a Lucifer hummingbird, while the other depicts a western diamondback rattlesnake.
“These two new plates broaden the choices for those who love nature and the outdoors and want to show their support,” says Janis Johnson, TPWD marketing specialist who manages the conservation license plate program.
More than 17,000 people participated in an online survey to select the new conservation plates. Of the six design options, the hummingbird and rattlesnake plates were selected as the most popular designs by a wide margin.“Conservation license plates provide critical funding for Texas’ plants and animals in great need of help,” says John Davis, TPWD Wildlife Diversity Program director. “The more plates purchased, the more funding will be available to help wildlife.”
The 2nd Annual Cesar Chavez Celebration is set to take place at the It's A Challenge Church located in the Heartland Mall on March 28th, 2-5pm. Organizers state that the event is completely free of charge and features lots of family fun and education.
The event, hosted by Revitalizing Our Community (ROC), will have a variety of activities including short documentaries about Cesar Chavez along with give-a-ways and games to enjoy.
ROC Vice President, Shannon Vargas, stated that she is originally from Colorado where Chavez celebrations are more common and that she is excited to bring that knowledge and celebration to the Brownwood area. Chavez was very instrumental in raising awareness of civil rights for Latinos.“I was born and raised in Colorado, and Cesar Chavez is very celebrated there,” explained Vargas. “Now that I have moved to Brownwood, I noticed not many know who he was, so I wanted to bring that knowledge of him and share that there are heroes for everyone, in all shapes, sizes and colors.”
Howard Payne University’s Department of Music will present a concert on Monday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre in New Braunfels.
Titled “A Joyful Heart,” the concert will showcase the talents of HPU students and faculty in a vibrant collage of sound. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students.
Among those performing will be the HPU Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Stephen Goacher, professor of music; the Symphonic Band under the direction of Corey Ash, associate professor of music and director of bands; and the Heritage Singers under the direction of Dr. Monte Garrett, professor of music and director of choral activities. Additional performers include Dr. Celeste Church, associate professor of music; Dr. Greg Church, associate professor of music; Dr. Diana Ellis, HPU’s first lady; Dr. Elizabeth Wallace, professor of music; and Hannah Strebeck, senior music education major and recipient of the prestigious Clara Freshour Nelson Scholarship.“The music to be presented spans a wide variety of genres and diverse styles so that the program has something that will appeal to and touch everyone,” said Dr. Richard Fiese, dean of HPU’s School of Music and Fine Arts.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
Monday, March 23
*11:33 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the area of Coggin Avenue and 8th Street regarding child abuse/neglect. According to the report, a 3-year-old female child was running down the middle of the roadway. The child was returned home uninjured and without incident, the report states. A witness to this incident stated that the child was accompanied by a very protective pit bull dog.
*2:25 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1100 block of Duke Street regarding a dog at large. According to the report, the complainant’s dog was attacked by the dog which was running loose. The owner of the dog that was running at large was issued a citation for the ordinance offense.
*9:07 PM – Brownwood Police responded to the 100 block of C. C. Woodson Road regarding lost property. According to the report, the complainant advised her wallet was missing from her purse.
Tuesday, March 24*2:45 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 600 block of W. Commerce regarding theft. According to the report, a male subject was reported to have left the store with items concealed in his pockets. The suspect had fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival; however, a license plate number for the suspect vehicle was provided.
Good Samaritan Ministries held their annual Empty Bowls fundraiser Tuesday, which was a huge success with 1050 attendees, not counting the nearly 100 volunteers and board members who made the event possible. Soup for the event was donated by many local restaurants.Attendees participated by donating a suggested $10 each for a handmade bowl of their choice and a simple meal of soup, bread and water. At the end of the meal, the diners were encouraged to take the empty bowl home to serve as a reminder that there are those in our own community who have empty bowls and empty stomachs.
Howard Payne University’s spring revival, Resurrection Week, will be next Monday, March 30, through Wednesday, April 1. The community is invited to attend these services, intended as a time of spiritual renewal for the campus.
This year’s speaker is Mike Satterfield, the founder of Field of Grace Ministries. Satterfield has a tremendous passion for God’s Word coupled with a love for God’s people. He has a contagious spirit of generosity that flows through every facet of his ministry. Having received his mandate from God, Satterfield obediently fulfills his calling communicating spiritual truths to all audiences, both students and adults. He is an effective communicator with fresh and original illustrations. God has given him the ability to engage the audience with his skilled use of words and his warm personality. He combines both to reflect the vitalizing truths laid out in God’s Word in a relevant message to the world. His vision is uncompromisingly clear, with one central principle: to build and develop a kingdom of empowered people for God. Holding firmly to the commissioned mandate in Matthew 28:18-20, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,” he has taken the Gospel into national and international communities of the world.Satterfield is the teaching pastor at Fielder Church in Arlington. He and his wife, Rhonda, have two children.
Brown County Commissioners proclaimed the month of April as Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month in Brown County at Monday’s meeting of the court.Board member Sherry Clark presented the proclamation to those in attendance. Through the proclamation, she explained that there are over 17,000 Texas children in foster care and nearly 225,000 within the state who are reported as abused or neglected each year.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will host their 2015 Annual Chamber Banquet on April 9, 2015. The celebration will be held in the Brownwood Coliseum with the reception at 6:00 PM, dinner at 6:30 PM and the awards presentation slated to begin about 7:00 PM.
Community Service Awards will be presented during the banquet including Stuart Coleman Good Neighbors, Community Partner, Business of the Year, Man and Woman of the Year and the Groner Pitts "Lifetime of Service" Award.
The 2015 Annual Banquet is presented by 3M Company. Gold Sponsor of the event is Citizens National Bank.Individual tickets for the banquet are $35 each if reserved before April 6th.
The Annual Brown County Ag Day program is set for Tuesday evening March 31, 2015 at the Brown County Fairgrounds. The event will begin at 5:30p.m. with an evening meal sponsored by Brown County Farm Bureau.
Dr. Charles Allen, Extension Entomology Leader/Assoc. Department Head will discuss sugarcane aphid and other insect pest management options.
Harold Shipman, Staytuff Fence Mfg. Inc. will discuss agricultural fencing, high tensile vs traditional low carbon.
The Brown County Ag Day is being conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be offered. This program is open to anyone interested. There will be a $10 registration fee payable at the door. Pre-registration is requested in order to get an accurate meal count.
- Law Enforcement Blotter 3/24
- Reminder: Online Registration Closes Wednesday for BHS Project Graduation Glow Run
- The ARK Prepares for Volunteer Training Course
- City of Brownwood to Begin Search for New City Manager
- The United Family Makes Annual Apples Donation to the Food Bank of West Central Texas
- HPU's Bradley Named D3hoops.com All-American
- Raising A Daredevil
- Brownwood Fire Department - Fire & Rescue Reports 3/24
- Workday Scheduled at Santa Anna Cemetery March 28th
- Whataburger “Oh Whata Night” Fundraiser to Benefit Northwest Elementary School
- Law Enforcement Blotter 3/23
- BHS FCCLA Members Volunteer as Tour Guides at Rodeo Austin