Howard Payne University’s School of Music and Fine Arts will present its annual Service of Lessons and Carols this Sunday at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Church in Brownwood. The service includes Scripture readings about the prophecies and coming of Christ and music that reflects on the passages being read.
HPU faculty members will read the Scriptures and the university’s Heritage Singers will perform the musical selections with Dr. Allen Reed, professor of music, accompanying.The event is based on the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at King’s College, Cambridge, first held on Christmas Eve 1918. The service was first broadcast in 1928 and, with the exception of 1930, has broadcast annually. In the United States, the service airs on approximately 300 radio stations.
As many of you probably already know, the San Saba River is one of my favorite rivers to go out for a nice paddle while catching some quality fish. Although the fishing was a little tough this time, I learned a lot about fishing - we never can know too much.Upon my first arrival at the San Saba River in more than six months, my heart immediately started to pound. Seeing the clear flowing water along with the beautiful cliffs and rock formations made the experience that much better, and unlike most conditions the temperature stayed under 80 degrees; extremely comfortable compared to the usual 105 degrees the past couple of times that I have gone.
Care Nursing and Rehab will be hosting a “Pucker up Party,” to celebrate Christmas and the month of mistletoe, featuring entertainment from Elvis on December 5th.There will be cookies, door prizes, punch and even kisses from Elvis (the real thing or a Hershey’s chocolate kiss).
The Brownwood Public Library Association will be holding a book sale inside the board room on Saturday morning, December 6, 2014. Sale hours will be from 9:00 a.m. until noon.All proceeds will be used to fund further improvements to the Library, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit. Large purchases can be written off on personal income taxes.
Prices will be $1 for hardcover books in good shape, fifty cents for hard covers in less than good condition, and twenty-five cents each for paperbacks.
Howard Payne University’s Pre-College Music and Art program will host its 20th annual “Christmas at Heartland Mall” celebration on Sunday, December 7, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event will take place at the cinema entrance in the mall, located at 300 Early Blvd. in Early.
Students in the program will perform Christmas songs for mall shoppers and other guests. Additionally, there will be an Art Walk during which visitors will have an opportunity to view art created by the students.
“This will be a fun afternoon of Christmas music and art to delight the mall visitors,” said Diane Owens, director of the program and adjunct music instructor. “Please make plans to join us and enjoy the talents of all of our students.”
The Brown County Futbol Club U-14 Boys will host a Brisket Bag Lunch fundraiser on December 5th from 10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. at Southside Church, located at 1219 Indian Creek Drive in Brownwood.
Meals will be offered for $8 and include a sandwich and drink. Please fax pre-orders to Courtney Smith 325-643-5867 by noon Thursday. Please make checks payable to Sebastian Rodriguez, BCFC Soccer.Bake sale items will also be available for purchase.
The Howard Payne University Model United Nations (MUN) team recently represented HPU at the Stockholm MUN 10th Anniversary Conference at the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden. Six of the 14 participating HPU students received awards at the conference, making HPU the most recognized university in attendance.MUN is a simulation of the United Nations, giving students the opportunity to confer and network with peers across the globe, become aware of and involved with international issues and produce potential solutions to contemporary problems. HPU was the only university from the U.S. to participate in the conference, which hosted approximately 200 individuals from around the world.
The Bangs Lighted Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 13th at 6:00 p.m. Parade line up will be on Gantt Street at 5:15 p.m.
Participants should enter Gantt Street from Ash Street, other entrances will be blocked. The lighted Parade will leave Gantt Street promptly at 6:00 p.m.; turn right on Hwy 586 and go one block; turn right on Fitzgerald and go west to South 1st Street; turn right on South 1st Street and go north to Kyle Street; turn right on Kyle Street and go east to South 3rd Street; turn right on South 3rd Street and back to starting point.
Grand Marshals are local business owners Ben and Nona Carnes. The Carnes are a couple who both have contributed greatly to the community over the years, according to parade organizers.
Heart of Texas Baptist Camp is pleased to present this year’s all new Christmas Dinner Theatre, bringing back red-neck friends, Bubba, Prez & Pappy in “A Big Ol' Country Christmas Vacation!” on December 8th and 9th.It’s time for a Big Ol’ Country Christmas as the very merry, ever so red-necked ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet-To-Come are back for another year of singing, laughing, and good-natured shenanigans. Join Bubba, Prez and Pappy this year as they get ready to take their unique brand of hilarious holiday cheer far and wide in A Big Ol' Country Christmas Vacation!
The City of Early will host their annual Christmas tree lighting on Tuesday, December 2nd at 6:30 PM. The public is invited to join in a fun and festive evening as they light the tree in front of Early City Hall. There will be Christmas caroling, a visit from Santa Claus, hot chocolate and more.
The Brownwood Fire Department took delivery of their newest vehicle Monday afternoon, a shiny red and black 2013 Ferrara 100’ ladder truck.
Brownwood Fire Chief Del Albright took a look over the truck with Randy Franks of Ferrara Fire Apparatus Sales and was quite pleased to have the new truck as an addition to the BFD fleet. The red and black paint is a new design that BFD has adopted. The black stripes on the sides of the truck are actually reflective, appearing silver when light hits them.
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- Christmas Under the Stars Parade and Festival Set for Next Week
- New Fire Truck to Arrive Soon
- Early ISD Hosts 4th Annual Local Robotics Meet
- 2014 HPU Football Awards
- Pate’s Hardware Named Early Chamber’s Business of Month for November
- HPU Art Faculty Recognized for Professional Accomplishments