Brown County 4-H is supported by Brown County United Way
DATES TO REMEMBER
20 - Deadline to Order State Lamb and Goat Tags
24 – Brown County 4-H Awards Banquet/Fun Day at Texas 4-H Center
31 – Market Goat and Lamb Clinic 10:00a.m. at the Youth Fair Home Economics Building
2 – Extension Office Closed for Labor Day Holiday
17 – 4-H Rabbit Club Meeting 7:00p.m. at the Extension Office
18 – Deadline to RSVP for Foods Workshop
23 – Food Workshop 5:00p.m. at Bangs FCS Classroom
4-H ENROLLMENT IS OPEN ON 4-H CONNECT!
The enrollment process for the 2013-2014 4-H yearhas started. All 4-H families, new and returning, are encouraged to log in and enroll in order to become an official 4-H member. Our goal is to have 110 members enrolled in 4-H by October 31st.
As you begin your enrollment for the year, here are some tips in using 4-H CONNECT:
- If you already have a profile DO NOT create another one!
- If you lost your email and password call the county office so we can reset it for you.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, August 16, 2013.
Wednesday, August 14
*1:29 PM – Brownwood Police received a report of an incident of theft at Wal-Mart. According to the report, a complainant stated that her purse was taken from a basket.
Thursday, August 15
*4:24 AM – Brownwood Police made a traffic stop in the 1300 block of 1st Street after observing a vehicle driving left of center. As a result of the stop, the driver identified as 21-year-old Christopher Noel Rendon was arrested for driving while intoxicated.
*10:11 AM – Brownwood Police received a report of theft in the 400 block of N. Greenleaf. According to the report, the complainant stated that sometime during the last two months, someone stole his lawnmower and that it is currently at a local pawn shop. A suspect was identified and the incident is being investigated, the report states.
*2:08 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1900 block of Brooke Lane regarding the burglary of a vehicle. The complainant stated that his iPhone was stolen from the vehicle during the incident, according to the report.
*3:51 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 5400 block of CR 257 regarding fraud. According to the report, the complainant reported the forgery of a check that he had written to his housekeeper.
Construction began on the playhouse that will be used in this year’s Hands on a House competition scheduled to take place during this year’s Brownwood Reunion Celebration.
Contractor Johnny Cantwell and crew began construction on the house Friday afternoon on the corner of Carnegie and Adams Street where the contest will take place on the first night of Reunion on September 20th (pictured at top).
During the competition, participants compete for a custom built playhouse by keeping their hand in contact with the house for the duration of the Reunion. Contestants will be provided with limited breaks during the competition. The last person with their hand in contact with the house is declared the winner and wins the playhouse.
This year’s house will be modeled after a cabin, similar to the playhouse from 2012.
Afternoon Update: Brownwood Police Lt. Tracey Delgado reported that the driver of the pickup, identified as Billy Chandler, 34, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, less than 1 gram. Delgado said that the arresting officer’s report stated that Chandler said he “hit a slick spot in the roadway and lost control of the vehicle.”
Delgado reported that the extent of the injuries of the two passengers that were transported were not known as of Friday afternoon, but were thought to be non-incapacitating. It appears the two may have been riding in the bed of the pickup, but Delgado could not confirm that information.
The Salvation Army Service Center in Brownwood is getting set to distribute school supplies to local students in need next week and a donation given Friday will help make the program even more successful.
Vulcan Materials donated a $1000 Staples gift card Friday to benefit the school supplies program.
Salvation Army Service Center Director Donna Harris said that the community has given so much to the school supply program this year and area residents and business leaders have helped to make sure the program is successful.
“It’s something that not anyone could do by themselves,” said Harris. “It takes an army.”
Business owners in Brownwood and the surrounding area are invited to attend the Governor’s Small Business Forum on Thursday, August 29th at Howard Payne University’s Mabee Center from 8 a.m. - noon with breakfast being served at 7:30 a.m.
Commissioner Hope Andrade of the Texas Workforce Commission, former Secretary of State, will be the keynote speaker for the event.
Governor's Small Business Forums give entrepreneurs and small businesses the valuable tools, skills and knowledge needed to thrive in today’s fast-paced economy. Featuring a wide range of instructive seminars and expert speakers offering vital information on both public and private resources, the forums offer a great opportunity to network and connect with industry specialists, government officials, service providers and other regional businesses.
“Small business is a major reason Texas has been home to more new jobs than any other state over the last 10 years,” Governor Rick Perry said. “These forums will help ensure business owners have the tools necessary to survive and thrive, which will mean more jobs and stronger communities throughout Texas.”
Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas will present information on the Skills Development Fund and other Workforce programs.
Plans are underway for the annual Blanket Frontier Day, an all day event which will take place on Saturday, September 14th.
Members of the Blanket Frontier Day committee are pictured above. Pictured are (top row left to right) Celia Salyer, Kay Thompson, Rodney Wilson, Barbara Milam, Cheryl Rodgers, (bottom row left to right), Judy Eoff, B.J. McGinnis, Jerry Bingham and Mary Wilson.
The American Southwest Conference released its 2013 pre-season volleyball poll and Howard Payne University was picked to finish 8th after a vote of the league's 10 head coaches and sports information directors.
Texas State Technical College West Texas presented awards to graduating students at the Brownwood campus Thursday night in their 2013 summer student awards ceremony.
Students at the Brownwood campus received special honors Thursday including program awards, leadership awards, outstanding graduate awards and several special honors.
Kathryn Black received the President’s Award for the Brownwood campus. One graduate from each TSTC campus is selected for this award.
Other honorees include:
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, August 15, 2013.
Wednesday, August 14
*12:42 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 2800 block of 4th Street regarding a domestic disturbance. According to the report, a male and female had been involved in a verbal altercation which escalated into a physical assault. Both parties claimed they were assaulted by the other party, the report states. The parties were separated and a report filed for assault with injury family violence, according to police.
*1:32 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to Wal-Mart regarding a theft in progress. Upon officers’ arrival, 25-year-old Monica Nicole Smith and 34-year-old Angelina Sophronia Burks were both arrested and each charged with class B theft (equal or greater than $50 less than $500), according to the report.
*Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested 47-year-old Ralph Roger Campbell of Parker Heights on a warrant for failure to appear/forgery.
*Early Police arrested 34-year-old Kevin Shane Sliger of Early for assault causes bodily injury family violence and warrants related to two counts of evading arrest/detention with previous conviction, possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1 less than 1 gram in a drug free zone, and tamper with physical evidence. Sliger is currently being held on bonds totaling $22,500.
The Early Chamber of Commerce will host an upcoming lunch and learn event about Windows 8 Pro which is designed for business professionals on the go.
The event will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Bill King Conference Room, Early Chamber of Commerce Building, 104 E. Industrial Dr., Early.
Ray Bertrand owner of Bertrand Technology Solutions will be teaching the class. He will outline aspects of the software such as a solid foundation, a familiar way to work, swipe or type, one experience, multiple devices, apps that produce, out of the office, not out of touch, plug in without plugging in and desktop access from virtually anywhere.
- I Like My Job
- HPU Jacket Football Starts 2013 Workouts
- Weekly Fishing Report for Area Lakes
- “Gold Rush” Kicks Off to Support Child Cancer Patients During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
- BRMC Volunteers Announce the July 2013 BRMC Volunteer of the Month
- “Race the Rock” Speed Climbing Competition Added to Brownwood Reunion Celebration
- Law Enforcement Blotter 8/14
- Young Leaders of Brown County to Host Summer Mixer August 20th
- Care Nursing Celebrates National Senior Citizens Day with CarFit Program, Blood Pressure Checks August 21st
- Hundreds Gather for Bruner Auto Group's GM Dealership Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
- Two-Vehicle Accident Wednesday Afternoon Injures One
- Brownwood Athletes Receive First of Free ECG Screenings by Guardian EMS