Eighteen Brown County athletes and cheerleaders were among the 250 chosen to make up the 2014 all-star class of the Big Country Chevy Dealers FCA All-Star Festival.
All-Star athletes and cheerleaders were announced Sunday at Beltway Park Baptist Church in Abilene. These all-stars will participate in the 2014 Big Country Chevy Dealers FCA All-Star Festival, which includes ladies and men’s basketball in Brownwood on June 12th, baseball and softball in San Angelo on June 13th and a volleyball-football doubleheader scheduled for Saturday, June 14th in Abilene.
The ladies and men’s basketball games will be at the Brownwood Coliseum and will tip off at 6 pm and 8 pm respectively. Softball will be at the ASU field at 4:30 pm and the baseball game will be at 7 pm at Foster Field, home of the San Angelo Colts. The All-Star Volleyball game will start at noon at the Wylie High School Gym followed by the football game at 7 pm at Shotwell Stadium.
All proceeds benefit the Big Country Chapter of the FCA.
All participants will be honored again at the All-Star Festival Induction Banquet on April 27th at the Abilene Civic Center. Annual Award winners will be honored at the Area FCA and AYSA Awards Banquet on May 17th at ACU’s Hunter Welcome Center.
U.S. Congressman Mike Conaway presented Luke Broussard with his "Certificate of Nomination" to the military academies in ceremonies held Thursday afternoon, February 13, 2014 at Early High School. Broussard was nominated by Conaway for his outstanding service to the community, his activities in school and academic work.
Broussard, a senior at Early High School, is currently serving as Key Club District Governor for Texas-Oklahoma District, made up of 300 clubs in both states; as co-drum major of the Early High School Band; plays in the Early High School Jazz band; President of his student body; and plays on the Varsity Tennis team.
Brown County 4-H is supported by Brown County United Way
DATES TO REMEMBER
16 – Shooting Sports Practice 2:00p.m. at 4-H Center
17 – Extension Office Closed for Presidents Day
18 – Consumer Decision Making Practice 5:00p.m. at Extension Office
20 - Photography Workshop 5:00p.m. at Extension Office
25 – Consumer Decision Making Practice 5:00p.m. at Extension Office
27 – Photography Workshop 5:00p.m. at Extension Office
BROWN COUNTY FAIR CHECKS
The checks for the Brown County Youth Fair will be available for you to pick up on Monday February 10th. A thank you letter should be written to each buyer who contributed towards your project. Make sure that it is stamped and addressed and turned in to the Extension Office! You will not receive your check until we receive your thank you letters. Hand written “thank you” letters are best but, depending on your personality and penmanship a typed letter can also be appropriate. Thank each person individually, don’t try and thank a group of people in one letter.
The Brownwood Area Community Garden will be accepting applications from the general public to lease a limited number of available garden beds, starting Feb. 14.
Leasing allows gardeners to use a 4’ X 20’ raised bed with built-in drip irrigation provided, to grow the crops of their choice. Current leases expire at the end of February, and all current gardeners must re-apply for the new year. Applications are due by Feb. 28, and will be processed as they are received, so a prompt submission is encouraged.
$45.00 Standard 9-month lease, March 1-Nov.30, 2014
$50.00 Full year lease, March 1, 2014-Feb. 28, 2015
Residents of Brownwood Housing Authority ONLY:
$20.00 Standard 9-month lease, March 1-Nov.30, 2014
$25.00 Full year lease, March 1, 2014-Feb. 28, 2015
Artist Mary Haan of Abilene received the honor of not only being named the People’s Choice for the Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit, but also took the honor for the same at the Salon des Refusés as the awards were announced this final week of the exhibit.Each year votes are taken from visitors to the exhibits, naming their favorite piece. Votes were taken daily through the first several days of the exhibit, collected and counted on Sunday, February 9th at closing and then and announced the final week of the exhibit.
Near the end of January, East Elementary second-grade student, Aleck Jones, surprised his teacher when he donated $120.00, all the money he had been saving at home, to his school’s Pennies for Patients fundraiser.
Each class at East Elementary participates in the annual fundraiser that benefits cancer patients and lymphoma research with the top two classes receiving a pizza party.
“It is all of his savings,” said Jones’ teacher, Juli Frank. “I'm so proud of him for having such a generous heart.”
Both Frank and East Elementary Principal, Nanda Wilbourn were excited to see how much Jones was giving, but still wanted to make sure Jones’ parents knew the amount he was donating.
“We called and spoke to his parents to be sure,” said Wilbourn. “They said he usually spends his money pretty quickly, but this time he was saving, and after he had watched the presentation at the school that spoke about how the money is used for research, and how it helps those who deal with cancer and chemotherapy, he said he wanted to give his savings to help.”
When interviewed, Jones smiled and explained further. “We have a can that we save change and money in,” said Jones, adding that he usually saves up for toys, but that he couldn’t think of anything better to spend it on. “It goes to little kids that have cancer.”
“It’s amazing to see conviction like that in such a young student,” noted Wilbourn. “I talked to him and wanted him to understand that the reason we make a big deal about it and do a story isn’t because he gave all his money, it’s because sometimes when you give it inspires others.”
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, February 14, 2014.
Thursday, February 13
*A Brownwood Police Detective was called by Brown County Adult Probation requesting assistance with a random drug test which resulted in 3 arrests at a home in the 900 block of W. Baker in Brownwood. The report states that a urine test was to be obtained from Gary Vimmer, who was on probation. According to the report, Vimmer tested positive for methamphetamine. During a consensual search of the residence, investigators found a bottle containing controlled substances along with a light bulb that was fashioned into a pipe to smoke methamphetamine and a baggie which both had residue that field tested positive for methamphetamine, the report states. None of the people at the residence claimed ownership of the narcotics found. As a result of the search, 23-year-old Gary Vimmer, 25-year-old Alicia Diana Green and 36-year-old Fredrick Benson were each charged with possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1 less than 1 gram in a drug free zone and two counts of possession of a dangerous drug in a drug free zone, the report states.
The Brownwood Fire Department is a step closer to having a new fire station, as the foundation for the new building was poured on Wednesday.
The new station is being constructed by Waldrop Construction, the general contractor who set the forms and rebar. The concrete placement and finish work was completed by subcontractor Miller-Sierra of Euless, Texas according to Waldrop’s project manager (who asked to remain anonymous). The crew working on the concrete consisted of 4 men from Waldrop’s crew and about 11 men from Miller-Sierra.
Texas State Comptroller Susan Combs released February sale tax allocation numbers this week reflecting December sales, and all Brown County cities showed an increase in sales tax thanks to the holiday shopping season.
Brownwood jumped almost 12% in sales tax for the month as compared to the same month last year. Early was up a little more than 3%, Bangs grew 2.44% and Blanket was up 36%.
Statewide, Combs will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their February local sales tax allocations totaling $802.1 million, up 8.2 percent compared to February 2013.
“Increases were seen across all major sectors of the Texas economy,” Combs said. “This indicates continued expansion in both consumer and business spending, and brings the growth in fiscal year-to-date collections to 4.6 percent compared with the previous year. Sales tax revenue has increased for 46 consecutive months.”
The sales tax figures represent December sales reported by monthly tax filers as well as October, November, and December sales by businesses that report tax quarterly.
An electrical substation in Brown County experienced a small fire that caused energy to be interrupted across Brownwood for a brief moment on Thursday afternoon.At approximately 1:45 p.m. lights blinked at Brownwood High School, a local doctor’s office, the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and many homes throughout the city. One local manufacturing plant stated that the energy blink caused it to go offline briefly as well.
The Brownwood FFA Booster Club will be holding their annual fundraiser dinner, dance and auction at 7:00 PM on Saturday, February 15th.
The fundraiser will be held at Grand Starz, located at 2323 Belle Plain in Brownwood. All proceeds from this will be given back to Brownwood FFA members through scholarships and assistance with the Brown County Youth Fair and Leadership Development and Career Development Events.
Kelly Spinks and The Miles of Texas Band will be playing. Those attending will enjoy a dinner consisting of a choice of steak or chicken, along with potato casserole, green beans, dessert and tea or water to drink.
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- Local Police Officer Arrested for Driving While Intoxicated
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