Amelia Hubbard and Megan Jackson competed at the National Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Competition in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday, July 8th earning silver medals.
Before placing second at the national level, the two Bangs High School Students placed second at the FCCLA State Leadership Conference which was held in Dallas earlier this year. Their project, "AM&M's Gluten Free-Choco-Berry Cake" was a chocolate cupcake with a strawberry filling made from fresh strawberries and chocolate ganache with a swirl on top. Competition guidelines called for safety precautions to be adhered to, as well as devising a marketing strategy.
Hubbard and Jackson entered the food innovations category and were required to create a gluten free dessert for the “average teenager,” while including gluten free products and grains. “We also had to come up with a package idea and create a model of it,” Hubbard said. “Our giant fabric cupcake and wooden/plexiglass box is a replica of our packaging. The box serves as an eye catcher and a display board for our presentation.”
“We had no real knowledge of what we were doing and we weren’t sure how well we would do,” Jackson said. “But after started learning about our topic, I was really interested in learning more.”
The Lyric Theatre’s summer musical “The Wizard of Oz” is set to open this Thursday for a 10-show run.
Advanced tickets can currently be purchased for one of the performances online at BrownwoodLyricTheatre.com or at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce located at 600 E. Depot St. The cost is $15 per ticket and $10 each for student tickets.
Upcoming performance dates include July 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 7:30 PM and July 20, 21, 26, 28 at 2:30 PM at the Dorothy McIntosh Fine Arts Center auditorium at Brownwood High School.
The Wizard of Oz tells the bewitching tale of a girl named Dorothy from Kansas, who, along with her pet dog Toto, finds herself in a distant and magical land after a powerful tornado strikes her family’s farm house and whips her away to Oz.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
Friday, July 12
*5:02 PM – A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a residence on County Road 409 regarding the burglary of a habitation. The complainant stated that someone had broken into the home, damaging the door frame and lock. It was unsure if any items were taken from the home, the report states.
*Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested 41-year-old Melinda Kay Ford Crosby for allowing a minor relative to underage drink until he became upset and began walking and staggering down the road on Hwy 279 in the lanes of traffic, according to sheriff’s reports. The report states that minor could have been injured or possibly killed by a vehicle if left walking down the highway. Crosby had earlier bought whiskey at a store on Park Road 15 and had allowed the male and two other minors to drink some of it, the report states. She told the deputy that things had gotten “a little out of hand.” Crosby was arrested and charged with abandoning/endangering a child and purchase/furnish alcohol to a minor. The minor relative was taken to the Brownwood Regional Medical Center where he was evaluated, and the other two minors were released to their parents, the report states.
Saturday, July 13*A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was called to a residence in the 1700 block of Avenue D regarding an assault which occurred in the county. According to the report, the 34-year-old victim stated that she was assaulted by her 18-year-old son.
Landowners and Ag producers who are interested in obtaining their private pesticide applicator’s license from the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) will have the opportunity to do so on Tuesday August 13, 2013 in Brownwood, Texas.
The required training will begin with registration at 8:30a.m. and conclude at noon. There will be a TDA representative available at 1:00 p.m. to administer the examination. The training/testing will be held at the Brown County Fairgrounds Youth Fair Barn located on HWY 377 South. It is being conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Brown, Mills, and San Saba counties.There is a $60 registration fee payable at the door on August 13th. This fee will cover the required training and the two study books. Pre-registration is requested in order to provide study books. To pre-register contact the Brown County Office at 325-646-0386.
A benefit account has been set up for Alex Elizondo to help pay for medical expenses incurred from critical injuries he sustained on July 5th, 2013.
According to friends, Alex was in the intensive care unit during the first part of his hospital stay after his injuries. He is currently at home now; however he has months of rehab ahead him.
Donations for Alex may be delivered or mailed to the following addresses:
Mills County State Bank
Texas Department of Transportation held a press conference at the Brown County Courthouse in front of a display of 250 flags representing Texans tragically lost each year to alcohol-related crashes to promote its Faces of Drunk Driving safety campaign Tuesday morning.
Darah Waldrip, public information officer for the TxDOT Abilene/Brownwood Districts stated that in 2012, there were approximately 25,000 alcohol related crashes in the state of Texas which resulted in 1170 deaths and 9458 serious injuries.
Additional overnight rains on the Lake Brownwood water shed has helped increase the lake’s level by more than one foot as of Tuesday morning with more runoff expected, according to Brown County Water Improvement District general manager Dennis Spinks.
“So far the lake is up one foot,” Spinks said Tuesday morning. “We should get water into the lake for a couple of days.”
Heavy overnight rain north and west of the lake has caused the Jim Ned Creek and Pecan Bayou to rise significantly and begin flowing into Lake Brownwood. USGS information indicates that the lake is rising a little more than one inch per hour Tuesday morning.
“The Jim Ned and Bayou had a 5 foot rise and are flowing,” Spinks said. “And it is still raining at the upper part of the water shed.”
Spinks said that the additional rainfall will likely raise the lake level an additional foot and possibly more.
“That’s good,” Spinks said. “We still have a good chance for rain tonight and tomorrow.”
Early Primary School kindergarten and prekindergarten registration is underway through Wednesday, July 31. Students in grades 1 and 2 who are new to the district may also register at that time.
Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before September 1st and must reside within the Early school district. Parents may register their children in the Primary School office from 8:00-11:30 AM and from 1:00-4:30 PM each day (Monday-Thursday) and 8:00-11:30 AM (Fridays). Birth certificates, immunization records, social security cards, proof of residency, records from previous schools, and photo identification of the person who is enrolling children are required.
To qualify for prekindergarten, children must be 4 years old on or before September 1st and must be unable to speak and comprehend English, be homeless, or qualify for free or reduced school lunches. Children who are or have been foster children qualify. Additionally, children whose parents are active duty uniformed members of the U.S. military may qualify for prekindergarten.
A "design a sign" contest will be held this year in conjunction with Brown County's National Night Out event. Area students can enter the contest to design this year's yard signs to help advertise National Night Out.
Winners will be announced at a kickoff event to be held on August 6th from 6 - 8 PM at Coggin Park in Brownwood. There is no cost to enter and first prize is $100 cash and a prize basket provided by merchants from Heartland Mall.
Deadline to enter the "design a sign" contest is August 2nd and entry forms can be picked up at Wendlee Broadcasting, Heartland Mall, and the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce. All entries will be on display at Heartland Mall. See BrownwoodChamber.org for more contest details.During the kickoff, residents across Brown County will also have their first chance to register their neighborhoods for a block party to be held during National Night Out on October 1st.
Brownwood team competed in Texas Teenage Softball (TTAS) High School Eligible Girls State tournament on July 12-14 in Hillsboro and secured the state championship.
The team went undefeated in bracket games beating Early 7-0, ASU 11-7, and Bosqueville 3-1 to earn the state title. Leading the team were head coach Albert Gomez, assistants Albert Larrea, Pete Sanchez, and Doug Finnigan.
Six members of this team also attended a 14-U ASA state tournament in Sugarland on June 14-15, winning that championship as well.
Brownwood ISD is getting ready to work on their budget for the next school year, and officials are optimistic that the budget will be much healthier than 2012/2013.
“We will have a $677,000 deficit,” said Deputy Superintendent Kevin Gabaree regarding fiscal year-end projections for the 2012/2013 school budget.
He explained that $415,000 of that deficit was already accounted for in this year’s deficit budget, but because of a decrease in average daily attendance for the year, the district will experience a heavier loss than expected.
“When you subtract that from our fund balance, that still will leave us in the $4.1 - $4.2 million range,” Gabaree said. “We are still over $4 million after this difficult year, so that is a positive.”
Looking forward, because of an expected increase in funding from the state after the recently ended legislative session, district officials are going to propose to the board of trustees next month a bigger budget of $24,257,894, up a little over $900,000 of the 2012/2013 approved budget.“First and foremost, we are going to be able to present to you a balanced budget in August,” Gabaree told the board. “We have made these revenue projections and we have been able to go in and take care of some needs that we have had that we have put off.”
- Only Small Rise for Lake Brownwood after Rain; More Precipitation Expected
- Law Enforcement Blotter 7/15
- “Faces of Drunk Driving” Campaign to be Featured in Brownwood Tuesday
- HPU Hosts Super Summer Camp for Christian Youth
- Deputy Makes Traffic Stop Leading to Multiple Arrests on Drug Charges, Stolen Car
- Brown County Burn Ban Lifted
- DWI Court Closes with End of State Funding for Brown County
- Reminder: D.J. Allen Memorial Bull Riding and Mutton Bustin Set for August 17th
- Be a Healthy Role Model for Children
- Ribbon Cutting for Cowboy Capital Rollergirls
- Fishing Llano River State Park - Video
- Graduate Athletes of Brownwood High School Participate in Summer Leagues with Success