Three area students were recognized Friday for completing the 21st Century Leadership Program implemented by the county’s Education Workforce Solutions Committee. Certificates of completion were presented to each student by United States Congressman Mike Conaway at the Brownwood Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Friday.The class set out to equip students to be successful by teaching them various skills to prepare them to enter the workforce. After completing 2 hours of classroom time each week for a period of 9 weeks, the students earned certification of work readiness.
Howard Payne University held its December Commencement ceremony at the close of the fall 2013 semester. Receiving their diplomas were 62 August and December graduates.
Students must have a 3.55-3.69 GPA to graduate Cum Laude, a 3.70-3.84 GPA to graduate Magna Cum Laude and a 3.85-4.0 GPA to graduate Summa Cum Laude.
Brandi Le'Anna Morris – Bachelor of Science in exercise and sport science
Kaitlin Shawna Leslie – Bachelor of Science in elementary education (early childhood - grade 6), Magna Cum Laude
Linsey Leeann Reed – Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice
AustinLaura Michelle Magoon – Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in general studies
Brownwood Mayor Stephen Haynes announced Friday during his State of the City presentation that United Supermarkets is in negotiations to put a store in Brownwood.
Haynes said that United has been negotiating with the Holley family who owns the property where Bruner Auto Group was located before it moved to Early.
As part of its 2013-2014 U.S. tour, World Help is proud to present Children of the World International Children’s Choir. The choir, comprised of orphaned and disadvantaged children from several different countries, will be performing at Victory Life Church of Brownwood at 701 C.C. Woodson Road on Sunday, February 16th at 7 PM.
The choir represents a rich and culturally diverse set of backgrounds and experiences, each with an urgent story to tell. This year’s Rescue Tour calls attention to the staggering impact that poverty, malnutrition, and dirty water have on millions of children around the world.
Through the powerful medium of song, dance, spoken word, and creative media, Children of the World provides a compelling message of hope and opportunity, leaving an unforgettable impression with audiences across the country.
The Brownwood High School varsity girls have recently been attending the Brownwood Intermediate School sixth-grade intramurals that are held after school and have been helping to coach and cheer on the players.
BHS basketball coach, Heather Hoertz, and BHS volleyball coach, Lorrie Beelby, assist in the success of the athletic mentoring program by bringing the varsity girls to the gym where they also help to coach and referee.
“This was a great opportunity for the sixth-grade girls to learn from current Lady Lions,” said BIS coach, Stefenia Phipps. “It’s good for them to see some of the skills they will need in the future.”
Howard Payne's Danyel Bradley poured in a game high 22 points to lead the Lady Jackets to a 68-59 conference win over East Texas Baptist University Thursday evening at the Brownwood Coliseum.
After holding a 37-31 halftime advantage, the Lady Jackets put together an 8-0 run midway through the second half to pull away from the Lady Tigers. Back to back three pointers by HPU's McKinley Meyer would give the Lady Jackets a 61-46 lead with 8:35 remaining in the game.
The Lady Jackets would then cruise to the 68-59 conference victory. In the second half, Howard Payne held ETBU to just 25% shooting from the field while shooting 39% themselves.
Howard Payne was led by Danyel Bradley with a game high 22 points on 9 of 16 shooting from the field. Danyel added nine rebounds, three assists and three steals. Britani Gattis followed with 19 points and eight rebounds. Meyer finished with 11 points off the bench and Kalin Hanna had nine rebounds and four blocks.
Amanda Rucker led ETBU with 14 points and a game high 12 rebounds. Jasmine Davis followed with 13 points.
Brownwood Art Association will host their monthly “Muse and Merlot” event from 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. on January 24th at the Art Center, located at 215 Fisk in Brownwood.
"Egyptian Curtain" by Henri Matisse will be the featured project. According to organizers, there are still a few spots available.
Created in July 2013, Muse & Merlot offers residents the chance to create their very own work of art by following the step-by-step instructions of the guest instructor. Each month will feature a different work, which will range from all time classics like Henri Matisse’s “Egyptian Curtain” (pictured left) to unique creations by the instructor.
For $35 a person, participants will be supplied with the needed items to create their own 16x20 masterpiece. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite snacks along with their favorite beverages.
Do you get enough water every day? Water is a very important part of a diet and is essential for life. Water makes up approximately two-thirds of the body’s weight and approximately 75 percent of the brain’s weight. Nearly 4 percent of the water in the body is lost through the skin, lungs and through urine and stools each day. This water loss must be replaced continually by beverage and food consumption. Sweating causes greater water loss and increases the need to consume more fluids.
Water loss resulting in as little as 1 percent decrease in body weight is called dehydration. Dehydration will reduce the body’s ability to perform physically and mentally. Infants and children can quickly become dehydrated; therefore, it is critical they consume adequate fluids. Water is so important to well-being that you can only live a few days without it.
Why is water so important? Here are a few reasons:
- Water is essential for the body to cool itself. The inability of the body to cool itself will result in heat cramps, heat exhaustion or a heat stroke.
- Water is needed for digesting, absorbing and transporting nutrients.
- Water is a lubricant for joints and cushions vital organs and tissues. It is important for healthy mucus membranes in the lining of the mouth, lungs, nose and intestines.- Water helps prevent constipation (and possibly reduce the risk of colon cancer). Getting enough fluid is critical with a high-fiber diet to keep the bowels functioning properly.
Early Police Corporal Brandon McMillian received a call in reference to an individual wanting to turn himself at the Early Police Department on some out of county warrants on Wednesday evening, according to law enforcement.
When the officer made contact, the suspect, identified as 20-year-old Hunter Jack Heard, appeared to be intoxicated, the report states. Corporal McMillian advised Brown County dispatch of the suspect’s name and date of birth; however, when dispatch ran the suspect’s information, it showed he had no active warrants, the report states.
Corporal McMillian released the subject to the sober driver of the vehicle they had arrived in, and moments later, he was contacted by dispatch who advised that the suspect had called 911 several times during which he threatened to assault the dispatchers and then to kill them, according to the report.Cpl. McMillian located Heard in the parking lot of Sonic in Early where he was placed under arrest for silent or abusive calls to 911 service and minor in consumption of alcohol. While Cpl. McMillian was placing Heard under arrest, Heard resisted arrest, the report states. Once in the car, Heard head butted Cpl. McMillian while he was attempting to secure him with the seatbelt, the report states. Heard also spit on Cpl. McMillian on their way to the jail, according to the report. Heard was additionally charged with resist arrest, search or transportation; assault on a public servant; and harassment of a public servant.
The Cowboy Capital Rollergirls are at it again. Support your local rollergirls and “flock” your friends and family. Surprise them with a yard full of bright, pink flamingos. It’s all in good fun and for a great cause – the Cowboy Capital Rollergirls Travel Team Fund. For a $20 donation, you can have a small flock of the infamous plastic lawn ornaments migrate to the household of your choice in Brownwood to help support the Cowboy Capital Rollergirls. Or, order a large flock and turn the lawn into a sea of pink. When you order a flocking, the Cowboy Capital Rollergirls Flamingo Patrol will deliver the birds to the designated unsuspecting yard, usually arriving unnoticed, under the cloak of darkness. What a fun surprise the next morning.
Remember, friends and family may look to flock your yard as well. You can join in the fun or you can flock-proof your yard. If you want to make sure that a flamingo flock does not land in your yard you can purchase Anti-Flocking Insurance for only $10.
"This event was a huge success last year," said fundraiser coordinator Edith Luna (aka Little Tank Lulu). "We had husbands surprising wives, mothers surprising children... all in support of our travel team." The travel team has a full schedule for the 2014 season now as a WFTDA (Women's Flat Track Derby Association) full-member league with several required travel games as part of ranking requirements, so every donation helps get the team's travel.
Brown County Sheriff’s investigators executed a search warrant on Wednesday at a Brownwood home which led to the arrest of a man and his girlfriend for drug activity, according to law enforcement officials.
At approximately 10:00 a.m., BCSO investigators along with the assistance of a Brownwood Police Department investigator executed the warrant for methamphetamine on 34-year-old Kevin Sliger and his residence in the 1800 block of 8th Street. Two adults were present in the house, Sliger and his girlfriend 34-year-old Shanna Lynn Hughitt, the arrest affidavit states. According to BCSO Captain Tony Aaron, investigators had been working for a couple of months regarding information they had received about possible methamphetamine and other drug-type traffic coming and going to the house.
- Weekly Fishing Report for Area Lakes
- Girl Scout Cookies Now on Sale
- Embroidery Group and BRMC Volunteers Provide Gifts for December Babies
- Successful PTO Fundraiser to Provide Additional Tech for Classrooms at East Elementary
- Law Enforcement Blotter 1/15: Police Investigating Hit and Run Accident on 12th Street
- Tickets and Sponsorships Available for 20th Annual Mystery Dinner Theater Set for Feb. 15th
- City of Brownwood MLK Day Schedule
- Ethics Workshop to be Offered by the Central Counties Training Coalition January 24th
- Brown County Water Improvement District Lake Patrol Gets New Patrol Boat
- Customer Service Workshop to be Offered by Early Chamber January 29th
- McGowen Named General Counsel for Brown County Water Improvement District
- Law Enforcement Blotter 1/14