Schedules for Brownwood Middle School Students will be distributed on August 22nd in the cafeteria.Eighth graders will pick up schedules (and athletic equipment) from 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Howard Payne University’s food service provider, Sodexo, recently honored five staff members for longtime service to the company and to the university.Those honored for 25 years of service to Sodexo included Margie Coker, cashier; Lyndia Collier, beverage attendant; Wanda Gibbs, salad production; Paulette Henderson, lead cook; and Roseanna Stone, administrative assistant. Additionally, each of the staff members were also employed by HPU – with tenures ranging from one to five years – before the university contracted its dining services to Sodexo.
Sandwiches make quick, easy, and nutritious meals. August is National Sandwich Month, a great time to try a different type of sandwich or have fun inventing a new sandwich for you or to share with family and friends. Check out the following tips on how to experiment with different veggies and fruits, lean meats, whole grains, and sandwich spreads.
Choose whole grains. Vary the taste and texture of sandwiches with whole grains. Grains provide many nutrients vital for health, such as dietary fiber, B vitamins and minerals. Try out different ways to hold sandwich fillings with pita pockets, bagels, tortillas, and whole wheat or rye breads.
Use food labels. The color of a product isn’t always a good indicator of whether it’s a whole grain. Bread can be brown due to molasses or other added ingredients. Choose foods with ingredients such as these first on the ingredient list: brown rice, oatmeal, wild rice, whole-grain corn, whole oats, whole rye or whole wheat. Also, check the Nutrition Facts Label and choose products with higher fiber content.
Try different fillings. Instead of mixing shredded tuna, turkey, or chicken with mayonnaise, use low-fat plain yogurt. For added flavor and crunch, add chopped onion, celery, and cucumber or pickle. And, to really kick up the flavor, add in herbs or spices such as dill or cumin. Instead of the traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich, try peanut butter and sliced banana.
The 2013 Brownwood Reunion Celebration is only about a month away and organizers are getting all of the competitions, attractions, and events prepared for the big weekend of September 20-22.
One popular event during Reunion is the Feels Like Home Grand Parade which will wind through part of downtown Brownwood and through the festival on Saturday, September 21st at 10 AM. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place entries for best theme which is “Lights, Camera, Action.”
Line-up for the parade will start at 8:45 AM at the tent by Trans Texas Tire. The fee to enter the parade is $10.00 per entry if registered by September 7th. The late entry fee of $20 will be charged after that date.
Entry forms are available at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce at 600 E. Depot Street or online at CelebrateBrownwood.com. Forms may be returned to the Chamber office with payment. Online registration is also available HERE.
Labor Day is the traditional end-of-summer celebration, but drinking and driving can quickly destroy the holiday. Brownwood Chief of Police Mike Corley is warning residents to drive sober or face the consequences.
The Brownwood Police Department is partnering with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) on its “Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.” impaired driving campaign, which lasts through Sept. 2. “Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.” educates Texans about the consequences of drinking and driving.
“For the upcoming Labor Day holiday, our hope is that there are no alcohol-related crashes or fatalities,” said Chief Corley. “But we can only make that happen if everyone commits to drive sober.”
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Monday, August 19, 2013.
Friday, August 16
*7:50 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of 1st Street regarding the burglary of a vehicle. According to the report, a Playstation 3, several PS3 games and a 2,000 watt amplifier were stolen. Total value of stolen items was estimated at approximately $550.00.
*9:37 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 2300 block of Avenue D regarding the burglary of a vehicle. During the incident the complainant’s wallet was stolen from the vehicle, the report states.
*11:12 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 2000 block of Slayden Street regarding the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. According to the report, the complainant stated that he authorized the use of his vehicle to two suspects. The vehicle was released on Wednesday around 2:00 PM and was to be returned to him around 7:00 PM; however, the vehicle had not been returned as of the date of this report and had been entered as stolen, the report states. The suspects had not been able to be located at the time of the report, according to police.*12:30 PM – Brownwood Police met with a complainant at the law enforcement center regarding theft. According to the report, the loss prevention officer for Wal-Mart stated that he wished to report a theft from the store. An employee allegedly stole approximately $285.00 cash from the store, the report states. As a result of this investigation, a warrant is being sought for the suspect’s arrest, the report states.
Reports released for the week of August 12-18, 2013 from the Brownwood Fire Department include 18 medical emergencies, 1 fire call, 1 electrical call, 1 motor vehicle accident, and 1 hazardous materials call.
Tuesday, August 13
*6:19 PM – BFD was received a fire call in the 2000 block of Slayden. Fire crews arrived on scene to find a small grass fire which was quickly extinguished.
Thursday, August 15*12:37 PM – BFD responded to a downed power line in the 2400 block of Songbird. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a telephone pole broken in half with electrical lines on the cab of a truck. Oncor arrived on scene and disabled the power lines. Fire crews notified area businesses of the power outage until Oncor could repair the damaged lines.
After the first two weeks of two-a-day practices, Brownwood High School Athletic Director and Head Coach Chuck Howard stated he is pleased with the effort and accomplishments of his Lions.
Twenty-eight players have made the varsity team so far with additions to be made in the next week, after the Marble Falls scrimmage, according to Howard.
“I am extremely pleased with the effort our players are putting forth in practice. They are invested in our program and it shows by their effort,” said Howard. "We want to win one day at a time and feel that if we can do that we will have a successful season.”
Howard’s first year as head coach promises to be exciting as he has a large number of seniors returning to play this year, bringing skill and confidence to the team.
“I feel good about our senior leadership as a whole. Any good team I have been a part of has had tremendous leadership and it is something we talk about on a daily basis,” said Howard. “Chris Keesee has had a tremendous summer and it has shown in the first two weeks of two-a-days. His arm strength has greatly improved from last year as well as his confidence. Braxton Kilgo, Kaimon Ontiveros, Bryan Johnson, Kyle Steele, Matt Lewis, Elijah Salazar, Jaylon Bocknite, Devante Stredic, John Geiss, Henry Rivas, Dylan Lewis, Connor Vara, Ceth Hardy, Austin Chick, Matt Gomez, Mackey Gibson and Jared Crouch are all seniors we are expecting to play well this season.”
A new week, a new column. Seems that I am doing a lot of new things lately. This year, my life has changed quite drastically. I am newly single, and living on my own for the first time in well over a decade. So I decided that I was going to make some changes in my life, to better myself. (And if I’m totally honest, make myself a bit more presentable since I was eventually going to have to try to attract someone of the opposite sex for the first time since college!)
**This is not a “Learn to eat healthy by doing what I did” column. I promise!**
One of the first things I did was start drinking more water. I get up rather early on a daily basis for the morning show, and I usually need a little energy in the morning as you’d imagine. Well, I tallied it up, and I was drinking between 5 and 8 cans of soda per day! That’s on average a half a 12 pack poured down my gullet daily, and I’m no nutritionist (duh!) but that’s not a good thing. So I started in on the bottled water, allowing myself 1, maybe 2 cans of my beloved Dr Pepper a day. I started getting compliments, and so I assume it’s working!Another thing I have done is I’ve started eating breakfast at home more. It’s super easy to swing through a drive-thru and pick up some greasy breakfast goodness as I head in to work, but it’s again, not good for me, not to mention expensive after a while! (I’ll admit, when we got 2 fast food places that were open 24 hours, it was a moment of rejoicing for me!) So I have started making sure I have cereal, eggs, Pop Tarts, etc for mornings. Yes, I eat Pop Tarts. You do too, so don’t judge!
The Early Chamber of Commerce will host their next monthly luncheon on Friday, August 23rd at Mi Familia Mexican Restaurant.
The topic this month is "Communicating More Effectively and the Use of Story in Everyday and Business Life” by Sara Musgrove. She is the author if Sara's Lemonade Stand which now available on her website www.saramusgrove.com. Sara will have books available and will personally sign copies immediately following the luncheon.
Sara is a Howard Payne University graduate with a BA in Communication, and National University with an MFA in Creative Writing. She and her husband own and manage Addison Multimedia and Graphic Design Company.
The luncheon will begin at 11:30 AM at Mi Familia Mexican Restaurant - 1020 Early Blvd.
The Ranger College Brown County Campus was recently recognized by the Texas/Oklahoma Division 12 Kiwanis Clubs for its many years of support to these Kiwanis Clubs.
Ranger College has been a steadfast supporter and has provided its facility for many years so that Kiwanis will have a central location in Division 12 to conduct meetings and training sessions.
- VFW Observes End of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Adds to Membership
- Mamie McCullough to Speak at Brownwood ISD Convocation Monday
- Top 12 Finalists Selected in Brownwood’s Got Talent Competition - Photos
- Brown County 4-H News and Notes
- Law Enforcement Blotter 8/16
- Brownwood Reunion Celebration Getting Set for Hands on a House Competition
- Update – One Arrested, Two Injured in Friday Morning Wreck
- Vulcan Materials Donates to Salvation Army for School Supplies
- Reminder: Governor’s Small Business Forum to be Held August 29th
- Blanket Frontier Day Set for September 14th
- HPU Volleyball Picked 8th in ASC Pre-Season Poll
- TSTC West Texas Presents Awards at Brownwood Campus