The 1st Jackpot Fishing Tournament of the season was recently held at Lake Brownwood with 23 people participating.
There were 3 limits and 17 fish caught for a total of 60.38 lbs. 11 out of the 23 weighed in fish on this cool and windy day.
The water was a dingy off-color and the starting temperatures were 46° and got up to 51°.
Fish were caught on a few different baits including Chatter Bait, Jig, Cranks and Shakey Heads.
Results were as follows:
1st Place: Joey Wynn 10.76
Two Brown County teens died Sunday after an early morning wreck in Runnels County.
Brownwood High School senior Billy Jones, 18, and 2013 Zephyr High School graduate Bolton Day, 19, passed away as a result of the crash that took place in the early monring hours Sunday in Runnels County between Talpa and Ballinger. A third occupant of the vehicle was reported to have walked away from the accident.
Responders report that the vehicle struck another vehicle on Highway 67 which was occupied by two people, but no information has been released on their conditions.
The Bluebonnet Relays were held March 7th & 8th, the Brownwood Lions took top honors with 1st place in the 3A varsity boys competition and the Lady Lions varsity earned second place.
Athletes represented schools across the state with twenty-nine varsity teams and 15 JV team participating.
The BHS track teams won medals in 27 events.
Kaimon Ontiveros placed 1st in the varsity men’s 200m with a time of 23:13. Colt Garrett won the varsity men’s 400m with a 54.43. Dylan Person took top honors in the varsity men’s 1600m run with a time of 4:46.94 and 3200m run with a 10:41.20.
Mission Possible Kids made a pledge to do God’s work in October 2013 by helping others. They set a goal of 1000 lives they wanted to touch and on March 5th they accomplished their goal.
Some of their favorite missions included the following:
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, March 7, 2014.
Wednesday, March 5
*12:23 PM – The Brownwood High School resource officer received the report of a student assaulting a female teacher. According to the report, a report was taken and the teacher was advised that she would have to file a complaint in the municipal court.
*4:59 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1400 block of Austin Avenue regarding fraud with victims being several local businesses. The complainant stated that the businesses were not aware of the issue until he spoke with them on this date. An investigation is underway, the report states.
Thursday, March 6
*11:32 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 2600 block of Vincent Street regarding a scam. According to the report, the complainant stated that she had received an email claiming she owed a loan company money; however, she had never taken out a loan with the company and did not know why she had received the email.*12:42 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 400 block of Main Street regarding an assault. According to the report, this call led to the arrest of 19-year-old Juan Sanchez of Brownwood for assault with injury family violence.
The Early High School Band went to UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest on Wednesday in Hamilton and earned 1st Division ratings from all six judges. The judges had wonderful comments about the band’s performance, including:
-“A very musical performance by a fine band.”-“Well prepared, great performance!”
TxDOT Launches Spring Break Alcohol Awareness Campaign In Effort To Reduce Crashes, Fatalities Among Young Adults
As Spring Break gets underway, the Texas Department of Transportation today launched its month-long DWI Hangovers Don’t Go Away campaign at a press conference on South Padre Island. Aimed at curbing drunk driving and fatalities among young adults and college students, the event was held at the Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark and Resort. A campaign street team then rode Segways up and down South Padre Island to hand out educational materials and interact with spring breakers. A 23% increase in Spring Break fatalities heightens importance of this critical message.
“Spring Break is a fun time for our college-age young adults in Texas,” said John Barton, TxDOT deputy executive director. “Unfortunately, the fun can turn into tragedy when drunk driving is involved. Our campaign highlights the dangers of drinking and driving, and stresses the importance of safe practices like designating a sober driver, which saves lives in the process.”
In 2013, there were 25,158 DUI-alcohol crashes in Texas that resulted in 8,702 serious injuries and 1,022 deaths. Of those crashes, more than 57 percent involved drivers between the ages of 17-34. During Spring Break 2013, Texas saw more than a 23-percent increase from 2012 in DUI-alcohol deaths.
The DWI Hangovers Don’t Go Away campaign runs through March 30 and will incorporate TV, radio, social media and other outreach components, including bus ads, ice box wraps, educational push-cards and airport signage.
Stephen Sullivan, a 2011 Howard Payne University graduate, has been named director of alumni relations at HPU. Sullivan previously served the university as admission counselor and Mobile Go Center coordinator.
As director of alumni relations, Sullivan will work closely with HPU’s close-knit alumni base and strive to grow the university’s Alumni Association, a network through which former students stay connected to faculty, staff and current students. The Alumni Association provides several scholarships to HPU students each year.
“I want to increase the number of scholarships offered so that more students may have the opportunity to succeed here,” Sullivan said.The director of alumni relations also plans and executes events for alumni, most notably Homecoming. Most of all, Sullivan says he is excited to cultivate and maintain ongoing relationships with alumni and friends of the university.
The Early High School tennis team recently participated in the Brownwood Tennis Tournament and won several medals.
Individual Medal Winners include the following:
Chris Martin and Luke Broussard: 1st Place doublesAustin Carlisle: 1st place singles
If you were around back then, 1963, practically everyone remembers what they were doing when they heard that President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated in Dallas. What you may not know is the story behind the Kennedy half dollar, which will be celebrating its fiftieth year of circulation this year.
At the time of his death, there was a law that held that no coin designs could be changed within the first 25 years of its existence. Since the Franklin half dollar had only begun in 1948, which meant the law must be changed.
Today, we are used to the fact that Congress moves at the pace of a snail on almost every issue. Because of the popularity of the young president and his beautiful, style-setting wife, Congress approved a coin in only a breath-taking 38 days after his death!There wasn’t time to start a new design from scratch. The obverse, or side with Kennedy’s profile, was designed earlier by Gilroy Roberts, the mint’s chief engraver, for the mint’s series of presidential medals. Frank Gasparro, another engraver, designed the reverse of the presidential medal. He pulled the presidential seal from the medal so that it would fit on the smaller coin.
- Northwest Elementary Announces 4th Six Weeks Good Choice Award Winners
- Brownwood Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Rusty Anchor Cafe
- Bluebonnet Relays Schedule of Events
- HPU honors San Antonio’s Kevin Dinnin with Gordon Ware Cowden Courage in Christianity Award
- Law Enforcement Blotter 3/6
- BMS FCCLA Illustrated Talk Team Advances to State Competition
- New Brownwood/Early Community Guide Now Available
- Good Samaritan Ministries Getting Set for Empty Bowls
- Early Middle School Choir Students Earn Top Ratings at District UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest
- Brownwood Intermediate 6th Grade Choir Performs “Harmony High”
- 50th Annual Lone Star Fair & Expo and Rattlesnake Round-up Coming to Brownwood March 14-16
- Photo Group to Meet Thursday Night