Youth Groups from six area churches are spreading the love of Christ by helping residents in need to repair their homes during a ministry entitled “Project Sweat.”Approximately 60 teens from Coggin Avenue Baptist Church (CABC), Southside Church, First Baptist Church of Brownwood, Abundant Life, First United Methodist Church Brownwood (FUMC)and Early First Baptist Church (EFBC) are scraping, repairing and painting, and even doing a little roofing on four homes this week.
I have attended my first destination wedding – everything and more I hoped it would be. Make that one more thing I can cross off my bucket list.
Note to self: Make bucket list soon. It’s just not much fun accomplishing things that aren’t even on the list only because the list hasn’t been made. Note on note: Maybe I should make making a list the first thing on the list.
Now it’s true, I don’t get out much or go too far when I do. When I was a younger woman, it seems like every time I wandered, I ended up wishing I were back home in Texas. The last time I made it back, I decided it would be easier to stay where I was, read about exotic places and ask my friends about their adventures. And, as things usually do, it’s all worked out.
The exceptional component about this destination wedding was it wasn’t but about 35 miles from my apartment in San Angelo, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Olfen.
Ah, ah, ah. I heard that guffaw. Well it was a destination wedding. It certainly was. Carol Bell, the bride, grew up on a cattle ranch near Brownwood. She is an attorney in Chicago. Her groom, it’s pointed out on the couple’s wedding website, hails from Illinois but has the saving grace of loving good barbecue and country/western music.Admittedly, I didn’t make the first-run guest list, I can only assume because I don’t think the bride and I had ever met. Carol was grown and gone from Brownwood when I moved there in 2002. A mutual friend’s invitation was addressed to the friend and her guest.
Brownwood Police Department officially revealed their new logo for patrol vehicles on Thursday during a press conference at the law enforcement center.
According to Brownwood Chief of Police Mike Corley, the new logo is the result of a break time conversation and the work of a committee of five BPD officers.The committee is made up of Detective Trey Weathermon, Officer Kelly Barclay, Corporal Stephanie Morgan, Officer Robert Lee and Officer Jesse Mares, and the design was polished up by the graphics designer at Ace’s Full Signs and Wraps of Brownwood.
The Corinne T. Smith Animal Center will be offering pet microchipping on Friday, June 14th at Ag-Mart in Brownwood (2400 U.S. 377) from 1 – 4 PM.
In addition, they will have cats available for adoption in keeping with June’s Adopt-A-Cat month at the center. Cat adoptions are $45 for the month.
What is the difference?
Celiac disease is a condition where the protein gluten damages the lining of the small intestine. The damaged intestine cannot absorb nutrients very well, which can lead to malnutrition. The symptoms of celiac disease include a painful rash, abdominal cramps, appetite loss, bloating, chronic diarrhea, joint pain, muscle cramps, weakness, and weight loss.
Because those with this lifelong disease cannot tolerate gluten, they require a gluten-free eating plan. Gluten is found in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten can also be found in oats if they are processed in the same plants that process wheat. Once gluten is gone from meals, the small intestine can heal, which may take months or years. Once the intestine heals, nutrient absorption improves, symptoms disappear, and those with celiac disease can live a long, healthy life.On the other hand, a wheat food allergy generates an allergy-causing antibody, immunoglobulin E, to proteins found in wheat. A food allergy occurs when the immune system mistakes a specific protein in a food as harmful and triggers a response. Ingestion of the offending food may trigger the sudden release of chemicals, including histamine, resulting in symptoms of an allergic reaction. The symptoms may be mild (rashes, hives, itching, swelling, etc.) or severe (trouble breathing, wheezing, loss of consciousness, etc.). A food allergy can be potentially fatal.
Below are the fishing reports for area lakes as reported by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department this week.
Water stained; 74–78 degrees; 12.22' low. Black bass to 5 pounds are good on crankbaits, flukes, spinnerbaits, and jigs around docks in 8–10 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on silver jigs off lighted docks at night in 5–15 feet. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs over baited brush piles in 5–15 feet. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Water clear; 72–76 degrees; 15.31' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red and watermelon green spinnerbaits and soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch. Yellow catfish are slow.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
Monday, June 10
*3:45 PM – Brownwood Police were called to Wal-Mart regarding theft. According to the report, the suspect had already fled the scene.
Tuesday, June 11
*11:02 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 500 block of Mayes regarding a stolen phone. According to the report, the male complainant stated that he had given two females a ride home. When he returned home after dropping off the females, he noticed his cell phone had been stolen.
*11:03 AM – Brownwood Police responded to the 1400 block of Beaver Street regarding the burglary of a vehicle. According to the report, sometime during June 10th and the morning hours of June 11th, an unknown subject had stolen two computer systems from two motor vehicles that were being repaired at the complainant’s garage.
*12:39 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1500 block of Terrace Drive regarding the burglary of a vehicle.*12:49 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of Looney regarding theft. According to the report, property that was purchased on a rental agreement had not been paid in at least 90 days and has not been returned.
The Brownwood High School Class of 1978 will celebrate their 35th reunion on June 21-22.
An informal gathering will be held at Melody Moore Casey's residence on Friday, June 21. The following activities will take place on Saturday, June 22:
10:00 AM - Tour of Brownwood High School
11:00 AM - Tour of Gordon Wood Hall of Fame
12:00 noon - Dutch Lunch with friends at Humphrey Pete's
City of Brownwood Encourages Compliance with Current Water Restrictions to Help Avoid “No Outside Watering”
Lake Brownwood is 12.12 feet below the spillway and 1.8 feet from the Stage 4 water restriction trigger point; therefore, the Brown County Water Improvement District will consider implementing Stage 4 water restrictions at its July meeting. Stage 4 eliminates all outside watering. The City of Brownwood’s current Stage 3 restrictions allows watering one time per week.
City officials state that compliance with Stage 3 restrictions is an important step in avoiding Stage 4.
“If we do not enforce Stage 3, we are going to quickly find ourselves in Stage 4,” said City Manager Bobby Rountree in a recent press release. “Two warnings are issued prior to the issuance of a citation. The citation for the first offense is $265. The second violation will result in the water being cut off, a re-connect fee of $35 and a citation up to $2000.”
The area has seen some recent and steady rains; however, none have had much impact on the lake’s watershed. Weather patterns in Central Texas for July and August are typically hot and dry. There is no reason to expect anything different this year, according to weather forecasts.
Brownwood Police Chief Mike Corley released crime statistics from the police department for the month of May along with year-to-date numbers for 2012 and 2013.
Corley releases Brownwood Police Department crime statistics on a monthly basis as a program to have a department that is more transparent to the public. Corley stated that he also looks at these numbers to see where the department needs to focus.
Corley said that there were 117 reported crimes in May which is decreased from the previous month. Of these crimes, 41% were cleared either by arrest or after further investigation. Of note, the previous month of April, 4 cases of rape were investigated and no cases were reported in May.
Traffic accidents for May were increased by 5 incidents when compared to the month of April. Incidents of driving while intoxicated are increased by 4 cases or 50% this month than in the previous month.Year-to-date, 2013 appears to be continuing a decreasing trend of crimes across the board than 2012, with 23.3% less total crimes. Of those crimes 43.4% were cleared as compared to 26.7% for the same timeframe during the previous year.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, June 11th for Flour Power Bakery to kick off their 2nd anniversary celebration.During the event, Flour Power introduced their new sandwich line to go along with their other offerings such as cupcakes, cookies, custom cakes for all occasion and other baked goods. They also gave away several prizes.
- May Resident to Celebrate 96th Birthday
- Photos of Former Early Longhorns Who Played in College Wanted for Special Project
- “Flowers and Stone” Book Signing for Former Coleman Resident Set for Saturday
- Felony Offenders Sentenced in District Court
- Hamburger Fundraiser Saturday for Local Athletes Competing in Inaugural Futures World Cup of Softball
- Pair of Fireworks Shows Set for 4th of July Weekend at Lake Brownwood
- Stage 4 Water Restrictions Loom as Lake Level Drops
- Toyota Awards 2012 President’s Award to Shoppa’s Handling, Ltd.
- Law Enforcement Blotter 6/11
- Wednesday Evening Jackpot Fishing Tournament Results June 5th
- Brownwood Juneteenth Celebration to be Held June 14-15
- City of Brownwood Expecting Utility Refund