Refrigerator magnets providing the watering schedule for the City of Brownwood’s Water Conservation/Drought Contingency Plan are now available. In the next month, the magnets will be distributed to selected elementary schools and available at the Chamber of Commerce, Lehnis Train Museum, Health Department, Senior Citizens Center and selected businesses around town as well as city hall.Copies of the plan are available at Brownwood City Hall for citizen’s convenience as well as on the City of Brownwood website listed below.
Hundreds of high school musicians participated in the Region VII West Zone UIL Marching Band Contest at Early Longhorn Stadium on Saturday, October 19th with some local schools advancing to Area competition.
Local high school marching bands including Brownwood, Early and Bangs received Division I ratings. This year, class A and AA bands receiving Division I ratings will advancement to the UIL Area Marching Contest to be held in Belton on October 26. Marching times will be released on Thursday.
The State Fair of Texas has come and gone, and I got my visit in right before it was too late, taking my daughter and her best friend, excuse me, BFF with us this past Saturday. We walked the car show; I found one I want of course! We saw Big Tex, it was the BFF’s 1st time at the fair, and she had no idea what she was in for! We, or more accurately THEY, rode a few rides, and we all got something to eat, however I didn’t get my corny dog! The girls were sitting just out of sight eating their gastronomical delights, and I was in line, and it Just. Wasn’t. Moving. I couldn’t see the girls, and that never sits well with me in such a crowded environment. So I abandoned the quest for the Corny Dog and ate some other less memorable fried something or other.
That got me thinking; the Corny Dog is a fall staple to so many of us, to the point that it’s just not a visit to the fair without one. A tradition, if you will.
We love tradition, don’t we? The holiday trip to Grandma & Grandpa’s house, the big meal with all the relations nearby, and so on.
What is it about the act of doing the same thing year in and year out that we love? Is it the familiarity? The feeling that while the world may be hurtling around us everyday, there is still that little piece of mind that comes from routine?
In my family, we have had many traditions, but as of late, many of them have changed due to a few things. My mother passed away 5 years ago this September, and Dad is remarried and living in another city than he did with Mom. I got divorced this year, and my custody arrangement dictates who has my daughter on which holiday, in which year. (If you can avoid divorce, and custody agreements, I highly recommend it.)
Early voting begins Monday for the Special Constitutional Amendment Election on November 5th (Election Day), and voters across the state will start heading to the polls.
Early voting for the Constitutional Amendment election will be held at the Adams Street Community Center, located at 511 E. Adams Street, Brownwood, Texas 76801. Polls will be open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. beginning Monday, October 21st through Friday, November 1st.
On Election Day, polling locations will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Click here for Election Day polling locations.
Click here for a sample ballot of the Special Constitutional Amendment Election.
Early voting for the Blanket ISD Bond Election will be held at the Blanket ISD administration building. This polling location will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. from Monday, October 21st through October 31st. On November 1st, the Blanket ISD administration polling location will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Blanket ISD voters may also vote on Election Day at their precinct locations listed below. Voters in the Blanket ISD include all of Precinct 307 and parts of Precincts 212, 308, 316 and 318.
For a sample ballot of the Blanket ISD Bond Election, click here.
Voters are reminded that ID will be required to vote in this election.
For more information or questions, please contact the Brown County Elections Administrators Office at 325-646-4333.
Cross-county rivals came together for good at their Pink Out game Friday night, raising $8662.60 for local cancer patients.
Early and Bangs Cheerleaders, along with the Early Belles Dance Team worked together selling pink t-shirts and caps prior to and during their Friday night football game to raise funds for a donation to the Walker Cancer Center at Brownwood Regional Medical Center. Their efforts raised $7662.60, which was increased by a generous donation of $1000 from Big Country Ford during the game.
Central Texas Gospel Sing and First Baptist Church of Bangs will continue their 14th year of bringing Southern Gospel music to the Brown County area by presenting their quarterly concert on Saturday, October 26th. The event will be at First Baptist Church of Bangs and will begin at 6 PM.
This quarter’s concert will a be a Gaither style singing featuring the local favorite quartet 4X Grace from Brownwood along with a number of other local southern gospel groups and soloists including Terri Buzzard, In His Name, Harvey Jackson, Pure Grace, Leesa Stephens and Stacy Walker, the Ash family, and Barbara Blanton. Joining these singers will be the First Baptist Church choir. The audience will recognize all of the old Southern gospel favorites featured.
CLINTON, Miss. --- Recording 531 yards of total offense, the Howard Payne University football team's comeback would come up short as the Yellow Jackets fall 41-38 to Mississippi College Saturday afternoon at Robinson-Hale Stadium.
Mississippi College had a 41-24 advantage over the Yellow Jackets with just three minutes remaining, but Howard Payne went on a run, scoring 14 points over the next 1:35. After recovering one on-side kick and scoring the Jackets would not be able to gain a second and fell 41-38.
MC opened the scoring with a nine-yard run on the opening drive, capping a nine-play, 50 yard drive that took just over four minutes. Then the Choctaws led 14-0 with a 16-yard run left in the first quarter.
A 23-yard field goal would push the MC lead to 17-0 with just 1:45 remaining in the first half.
The Jackets got on the board before halftime, taking the ball 63 yards in just 52 seconds, capped off by a 3-yard run from Zarron Dove. He rushed the ball 10 times for 54 yards and the touchdown.
On the ensuing kick-off, MC picked up a squib kick and carried it back into Howard Payne territory, setting up for another 23-yard field goal to close out the half with MC taking a 20-7 lead.
The Ark Domestic Violence Shelter and a crowd of supporters held a “Walk-a –Block in their Shoes” and balloon release to honor domestic violence victims on Friday evening.Supporters and those touched by domestic violence walked the block around the courthouse, in honor of those who have survived domestic violence, those still fighting it and those who have lost their lives to it.
The Brownwood Lions fell to the Liberty Hill Panthers, 20-31 on a cold and very windy Friday night.
After playing great defensively in the first half of the game, the second half proved to be very disappointing to the Lions with many missed opportunities to change the outcome of the game. According to Brownwood High School Head Coach Chuck Howard, he was really disappointed how the first half ended when Liberty Hill scored and took the lead in the last seconds which took a lot of momentum from the Lions.
“It was very disappointing, we had a great opportunity to win the game,” said Howard. “Defense did great in the first half. They got leverage on us and got some great plays off. We let them off the leash.”
Howard explained that he was very proud of how the Lions’ defense played in the first half until Liberty Hill pulled a fullback trap in the last play of the first half to score the touchdown.
Friday night high school football scoreboard October 18, 2013. Scores are reported as final. Area games and other games of interest are listed below.
Cross Plains 36
The Brownwood High School Band competed at the Heart of Texas Marching Band Contest at Early High School on Saturday, October 12th. The band was awarded “Best 3A Band” and earned a first division rating from each of the judges. In addition, the Might Maroon Drum Majors were awarded “Best Drum Majors” at the contest.
Some of the comments from the contest judges included:
“Nice Ensemble Sound! Best of luck to you at UIL.” -Forrester Halamicek
“Lots of energy. Really good work today.” -Mike Lewis
“Great performance percussion!!!!” -Dillon Phillips
- Law Enforcement Blotter 10/18
- Northwest Elementary Announces First Six Weeks Good Choice Award Winners
- Early Voting for Constitutional Election Starts Monday, Voter ID Required
- Pioneer Days Schedule of Event Changed, Friday Activities Rescheduled Due to Weather
- Brown County 4-H News and Notes
- All Clear at Woodland Heights after School Goes on Soft Lockdown
- Early High School to Host US Baseball Academy Camp January 19th
- Harvest Festival to Feature Educational Programs, Art, Farmer’s Market and More - October 19th
- Heart of Texas Children’s Advocacy Center Receives Kiwanis Donation
- Law Enforcement Blotter 10/17
- Law Enforcement Reminds Residents of New Traffic Laws
- Lions to face Liberty Hill Panthers in Big Country Game of the Week