Forty cyclists rode through Brownwood on Wednesday, May 7, for the Fifth Annual Bike Out Hunger, raising money and awareness for hunger needs through the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering.
This year’s route reaches across more than 400 miles from Boerne to Wichita Falls. The team arrived in Brownwood on Wednesday afternoon.
Brownwood High School recently announced the dates of their annual summer athletic camps.
Through these camps, students are given a chance to meet local athletes, drill team and cheer members and learn more about the sports they love under the direction of Brownwood High School coaches.
The following are dates for each camp:Drill Team Camp - June 3-5
Football Camp - June 3-5
Girls Basketball Camp - June 3-5
Tennis Camp - June 9-12
Softball Camp - June 9 & 10
Baseball Camp - June 10-12
Track Camp - June 11-July 12
Boys Basketball Camp - June 17-19
Cheer Camp - June 18-20
Soccer Camp - June 24-26 (tentative at this time)
VFW Post 3278 and Ladies and Men’s Auxiliaries will host a fish fry fundraiser on Friday, May 9th benefiting Tracey Swingle who is a local resident battling cancer. The fundraiser will be held from 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at VFW Post 3278, located at 2300 Stephen F. Austin in Brownwood.
Meals 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, please call before Friday, May 9th.
Those attending the fish fry are also invited to join VFW and auxiliary members at the Post for lunch.Delivery is also available in the Brownwood and Early areas beginning at 10:30 a.m. For delivery of meals please call 325-646-8113.
The Early Chamber recently announced the selection of Good Samaritan Ministries (GSM) as their April Business Spotlight. Good Samaritan Ministries is located at 305 Clark Street in Brownwood.GSM provides a food pantry, clothing ministry, financial assistance and other services to Brown County residents facing hard times. GSM gives volunteers the opportunities to demonstrate the love of Christ and a way to following His teachings.
Relay for Life of Brown County announced their 2014 Adult Survivor Honoree, Brandy Bishop, on Wednesday, May 7th.Bishop is now cancer free after having been diagnosed with Hodgkins Disease when she was just 19 years old. She stated that it has changed her life overcoming the disease and relying on her faith to get her through that trying time.
The Texas Department of Public Safety honored Chaplain Dave Fair in a ceremony at the Brownwood Law Enforcement Center on Wednesday, May 7th.Fair was honored for the many years of service he has provided to the Department of Public Safety’s Chaplain program. Chaplain Fair has spent many years serving the state troopers and others in the community and across the state of Texas.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, May 7, 2014.
Tuesday, May 6
*10:48 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 2400 block of Monticello Street regarding the theft of several metal items from the complainant’s backyard.
*5:40 PM – Brownwood Police were called to Wal-Mart regarding theft. According to the report, the complainant reported that 18-year-old Mason Walker Day of Brownwood and 17-year-old Kyler Don Walls of Early attempted to leave the store without paying for fishing tackle valued at $55.32. Subsequently, both Day and Walls were arrested and charged with theft of property greater than $50 less than $500.
*6:59 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1600 block of 4th Street regarding theft. According to the report, a window out of the back door of a vacant house had been stolen.
*9:29 PM – Brownwood Police met with a complainant at the law enforcement center regarding theft. According to the report, known suspects allegedly stole several of the complainant’s personal items while it was in storage.
*Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy Taylor Fletcher received a report of theft from a residence on Dillard Drive. According to the report, approximately $4000 worth of appliances had been taken from an abandoned residence in the area.
The Young Leaders of Brown County will hold their next monthly social on Tuesday, May 13th from 5:30 PM to 7 PM at the Turtle Enoteca located at 514 Center Ave.
Attendees will enjoy an evening of drinks, food and karaoke hosted by the Young Leaders of Brown County and presented by Jennifer W. Broughton - Attorney at Law.The Young Leaders of Brown County is a group of young adults ages 22-35 living in the area who are looking for opportunities to network and establish relationships to build a career and healthy lifestyle. Anyone in this age group looking for a group to network with is encouraged to attend.
Dr. Mamie McCullough, Howard Payne University alumna and native of Dixie, Ga., was recently presented the 2014 HPU Woman’s Club Yellow Rose Award. The honor was announced at the Yellow Rose Scholarship Luncheon, held each year on the HPU campus.Dr. McCullough was the scheduled guest speaker for the event, unaware of the club’s plans to surprise her with the prestigious honor. Her family joined her as she accepted the award.
Anthony J. Reine will be featured in a solo exhibit at the Brownwood Art Center on May 8th from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Reine was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was raised as a child in the small town of Sorrento, Louisiana.
Reine moved to Houston, Texas where he joined the military. His adventure with photography started not long after he began pursuing photography seriously. Reine discovered his passion for capturing images in nature, "My eye through The Camera Lens" and the beauty that is all around us. He is self taught and loves to experiment with new subjects and techniques. Reine has always been interested in photography, but has only recently begun sharing his work to let others see the natural beauty of this world that God has surrounded us with.
Utility crews were scrambling Wednesday afternoon after a bucket truck snagged utility lines causing outages to hundreds of customers.
At approximately 1:30 p.m., a City of Brownwood brush removal truck had its boom raised as it drove south on 2nd Street which caught on several utility lines at the intersection at Poindexter Street, breaking two utility poles.
- Entries Now Being Accepted for the 51st Annual Brown County Rodeo Parade
- Milton Avenue Baptist Church Youth to Hold Bake Sale May 10th, Raise Funds for Summer Camp
- Gordon Wood Hall of Champions to Induct Former Brownwood Lions at Banquet May 17th
- Keffer to Speak Friday at Brown County Republican Women Luncheon
- Reminder: Brownwood Area Community Garden to Host a Gathering in the Garden May 10th
- Boys and Girls Club Presents Keys to Winner of Raffled Hummer, Thanks Community for Support
- Law Enforcement Blotter 5/6
- Snow Honored with Retirement Reception
- Hideout Golf Club Holds Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
- Communitywide Sale to Benefit May Community Center
- Early Chamber to Host Business After Hours Event at Heart of Texas Camp May 6th
- Reminder: Community Invited to Soul Food Luncheon Wednesday, May 7th