The West Texas Rehabilitation Center will host “Remembering When,” a dinner and show starring John Mueller in a Buddy Holly Tribute on Saturday, August 3rd.
The tribute to musical legend Buddy Holly will take place at the Brownwood Coliseum, located at 500 E. Baker Street in Brownwood. Tickets are available at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce. General Admission seating (upper level) is $25; individual table seating for the dinner and show are $75 each; and reserved tables of 8 are offered for $500.
The dinner will be catered by Humphrey Pete’s.
Doors open at 6:30 PM. The dinner will begin at 7:00 PM. General admission seating will open at 7:30 PM with the show starting at 8:00 PM.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Saturday, July 6 for Brownwood's newest business, Petsense in Commerce Square.
Petsense is a national retail pet supply and pet service provider that offers quality pet products at competitive prices.
Their new store is now open in Commerce Square, 525 West Commerce Street, in Brownwood. Call them at 325-646-2062 for more information.
Brownwood Reunion Celebration is set for September 20-22 this year with many exciting events and concerts, including the popular BBQ Cook-Off.
Cooks from across the state compete each year in both meat categories and a jackpot bean cook-off. Entries are due by September 1, 2013.
Categories for the cook off include:
½ chicken, pork spare ribs, and brisket - $100 per entry (additional $3for online payment)
Jackpot beans - $15 (additional $1 for online payment)
Click here for an entry form. Late entries will be charged an additional $20. Entries may be submitted online or printed and mailed with payment to:
Brownwood Reunion Celebration
or dropped off at:
Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce
RV spaces are available for $40 ($2 online payment fee).
VFW Post 3278 along with the Ladies and Men’s Auxiliaries will host a fish fry fundraiser for the City of West, TX for disaster relief on Friday, July 19th between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The fundraiser will be held at the VFW Post, located at 2300 Stephen F. Austin in Brownwood.
Meals consisting of fried fish, coleslaw, hush puppies, beans and relish will be offered for $8 a plate.Advance orders can be made by calling the VFW at 325-646-8113. Pick-up and delivery orders can be placed in advance by calling the VFW at 325-646-8113, please call prior to Friday, July 19th. Delivery will be available in the Brownwood and Early areas beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Below are the fishing reports for area lakes as reported by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department this week.
Water clear; 80–84 degrees; 13.04' low. Black bass to 3 pounds are good on watermelon seed, green pumpkin, and redbug soft plastic worms, white flukes, and crankbaits around docks in 8–10 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white Li'l Fishies over baited brush piles in 5–15 feet. Channel catfish are fair on cut shad and prepared bait over baited holes. Blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Lake ColemanWater clear; 77–81 degrees; 16.00' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms and perch colored crankbaits. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.
The Salvation Army Service Center in Brownwood will soon offer school supplies to students in need and parents can begin registering for the program next week.
Sign-up will take place July 15-17, 2-6 PM and July 18-19, 2-4 PM at the Salvation Army Service Center located at 403 Lakeway Drive in Brownwood. Those signing up must bring an adult photo ID, child’s birth certificate, shot record, Medicaid card/food stamp letter or report card.
School supply pick-up date will be August 19-23 from 2–6 PM.
Donations of school supplies are welcome. To make a school supply donation, drop off supplies to the Salvation Army Service Center. Monetary donations are also welcome and may be sent to PO Box 911, Brownwood, TX 76804, or dropped off at the service center. Please note on check “school supplies.”
The PAWS program at the Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex pairs TJJD youth with K-9 partners, from the Corinne T. Smith Animal Shelter, for 12 weeks. During this time, the dogs learn basic commands, improve their socialization skills and earn the American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizenship certification.
To date, the PAWS program has had 80 canines graduate with 78 successful adoptions. The youth benefit by learning to demonstrate empathy, compassion and responsibility. They are responsible for their dogs at all times and do all the feeding, grooming and training. The dogs live in the dorms with the students.
Two AKC graduates are currently ready for adoption.
Tamone (pictured left) is rust-colored Chihuahua mix who weighs less than 5 lbs. He is very friendly and loves attention. Tamone has a hyper side to him but will relax when given attention. He has learned several tricks including high-fives and would do best in a house with older children. He loves to play fetch and burrow under a blanket.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, July 10, 2013.
Thursday, July 4
*12:20 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy took a report of theft of livestock and criminal trespass from a property owner in the area of County Roads 147 and 146. According to the report, a known subject had entered the lease property with hunting dogs and the dogs killed a calf and wounded a cow. The subject did not have permission to enter the property, the report states.
*11:01 PM - Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 2200 block of Avenue E regarding an assault that had already occurred. The complainant stated that his landlord assaulted him after an argument which started after the complainant set off some fireworks.
Friday, July 5
*12:14 AM – Brownwood Police responded to the 300 block of Bluffview Drive regarding a citizens’ dispute. According to the report, several subjects were standing in the parking lot when the officer arrived. After speaking with all parties involved, one of the subjects told the officer that she wished to pursue charges, the report states.
*12:19PM - Brownwood Police were called to the area of Magnolia and 4th Street regarding an assault. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with all parties involved and only one subject wished to pursue charges, the report states.
Brownwood Professional Firefighter’s Association presented two B.J. Carnes Memorial Scholarships on Wednesday at Station 1. This scholarship is given annually to deserving students who are attending fire school or working toward a career in emergency services.
Recipients were Kagan Mercer of Early and Gabe Perez of Bangs. Each received $1,000 scholarships.
Heart of Texas EMS, Brownwood Municipal Police Association and the Brownwood Professional Firefighters Association are slugging it out in a Home Run Derby fundraiser for Brownwood firefighter Jake Landess. The event will be held at the Bert Massey II Sports Complex softball fields beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 13th.
44-year-old Landess joined Brownwood Fire Department in 2001 and was recently diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He has been hospitalized at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas for more than a month enduring aggressive treatment, but recently was allowed to come home for a short time between treatments. With hospital bills growing, local emergency responders are coming to his aid with multiple fundraisers.
The Home Run Derby is open to the public, ages 13 and up. There will be two divisions, Teenage: 13-18 and Adult: 19 and over. The teenage home run derby starts at 7:00 p.m., followed by a firefighters verses law enforcement softball game. Immediately following the game, the adult home run derby will begin.
The Texas Comptroller’s office released July sales tax allocation numbers for cities across the state showing an increase for sale tax in Brownwood and Early.
Brownwood sales tax allocations were up more than 6% in both Brownwood and Early for the month compared to July of last year. Year-to-date both cities show some slightly positive gains so far.
Statewide, State Comptroller Susan Combs will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their July local sales tax allocations totaling $578.3 million, up 8.1 percent compared to July 2012.
“Growth in sales tax receipts was led by business sectors such as manufacturing and construction,” Combs said. “Remittances from the oil and natural gas industry remain strong, while sales tax revenue was also notable for restaurants – a consumer sector.”
- Lake Bridge VFD Responds to 10 Fires Caused by Fireworks over 4th of July Weekend
- Water Board Swears in New Lake Patrol Officer
- Water District Continues with Stage 3 Water Restrictions; More Conservation Encouraged
- Market Place Boulevard Extension Project to Include New Traffic Signal on East Commerce
- Law Enforcement Blotter 7/9
- BFD Fire & Rescue Reports 7/9
- Students from HPU’s Pre-College Music Program Earn Honors at State Music Competition
- Brownwood ISD Releases Statement Regarding Arrest of Former Coach
- Brownwood Rotary Club to Sponsor Community Blood Drive July 17
- National Night Out Kickoff Event Set for August 6th; Sign Design Contest Announced
- Tax Free Weekend Set for August 9-11
- Wednesday Evening Jackpot Fishing Tournament Results July 3rd Tournament on Lake Brownwood