Brownwood City Council approved on first reading ordinances which will change the flow of traffic around the new fire station which is nearing completion of its construction.At Tuesday’s meeting of the council, ordinances were adopted on first reading to make the following changes in the flow of traffic around the fire station:
There are only a couple of weeks left to buy a ticket for a chance to win a Yamaha 300 Grizzly 4-Wheeler being raffled by Big Country Ford and House of Wheels.Tickets are $10 each or 12 for $100 and are available at Big Country Ford, House of Wheels, Good Samaritan Ministries, Texas Bank, Citizens National Bank and Prosperity Bank. All of the proceeds go to The Deer Project of Good Samaritan Ministries.
October 7th was proclaimed National Night Out in Brownwood at a recent Brownwood City Council Meeting.The event, sponsored by National Association of Town Watch and Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers is a unique nationwide crime, drug and violence prevention program in its 31st year.
Howard Payne University Faculty Athletic Director Chuck Boland has been selected as a 2014 NCAA Division III FAR Fellow.Boland, a professor and chair of the Department of Accounting, has been with Howard Payne for 25 years and has served as the Faculty Athletic Representative for the last 15 years. Boland is the fourth ASC Faculty Athletic Representative selected as an NCAA Fellow.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, September 25, 2014.
Tuesday, September 23
*3:59 PM – Brownwood Police were called to Walmart regarding theft. Charges are being pursued according to police.
*6:55 PM – 25-year-old GJ Justin Montgomery of Santa Anna was arrested for public intoxication by a Brown County Sheriff’s deputy at Harlowe’s RV Park, located on Early Blvd in Early. According to the report, Montgomery was walking down Lucas Street in his underwear and a pair of tennis shoes yelling and screaming which led to numerous residents calling to report his behavior. Montgomery admitted to drinking whiskey earlier in the day and was noted by the deputy to be “highly intoxicated,” the report states.
Wednesday, September 24
*7:26 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of Calvert Road regarding the theft of a cell phone. According to the report, the caller had a tracking device installed on the phone and had located the area where the phone would be; however, the phone was not able to be located during the initial investigation.*8:40 PM – A Brownwood Police officer was patrolling in the alleyway in the 2600 block of Greenway Drive observed a Ford Explorer parked in the alleyway blocking traffic. The investigation led to the driver being issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Heart of Texas Baptist Camp will host a staged production featuring Southern Brush-Arbor Music on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 starting at 1:30 p.m.
This outdoor performance will take place under the camp’s new Recreation Pavilion. Folding chairs will be provided; however, attendees may choose to bring your own cushion or comfortable camping chair. There is no admission charge; however, a Love Offering will be accepted at the event.RSVP for performance is appreciated, but not required. Those planning to attend may RSVP online by visiting www.heartoftexascamp.com or call the camp at 325-784-5821.
Several Howard Payne University criminal justice students recently attended a lecture by Elizabeth Smart at a luncheon hosted by the Alliance for Women and Children in Abilene.Smart first received national attention in 2002 when, at the age of 14, she was abducted from her home near Salt Lake City. She was rescued nine months later. Today, she serves as president of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation, through which she works to prevent future crimes against children.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a multi-county stocker cattle and wheat program on October 14th in Cross Plains for ranchers interested in cattle and wheat.
The program will begin at 6:00p.m. at the Community Center in Cross Plains.
Dr. Ted McCollum, Extension Beef Specialist from Amarillo will discuss the importance of wheat forage availability and the value of weight gain in stocker cattle.
Dr. Jason Johnson, Extension Economist from Stephenville will discuss expected returns of wheat pasture cattle and decision making of dual production.Jerry Warren, Callahan County Extension Agent said,” stocker cattle are an integral enterprise in the area and producers need the latest information”.
After a six hour meeting on Tuesday, Brownwood Independent School District’s Board of Trustees took no action on matters regarding Superintendent Reece Blincoe's contract; however, the board will meet again this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. to discuss the same topic. The agenda includes audience participation which gives those concerned a chance to voice their opinion once again. The board will then go into executive session for discussion and could take action after that to possibly buy out Blincoe's contract at an estimated cost of $250,000 to $500,000.
Tuesday’s meeting of the board met in executive session for nearly six hours, where matters discussed in this closed session cannot be disclosed. However, Superintendent Reece Blincoe confirmed prior to the meeting that the school board is working to get an agreement on a buyout of his contract. This action may in the end cost the district nearly one million dollars considering the cost of his buyout, possible sanctions from TEA, and the cost to hire a new superintendent if action is taken.
Parents and teachers on both sides of the issue have voiced concern over spending such an enormous amount of money, funds which could support student activities, equipment and improvements within the district which are currently unfunded.
One parent, Kay Collier, who spoke at Tuesday’s meeting of the board, supports Blincoe’s dismissal and stated that although she desires to see him removed from the district, she did not wish to have the money spent in this manner.
“This has been going on for 6 years, so if we have to spend upward of half a million dollars to get this man (removed), then I would call for everyone on the school board to tender their resignation. If he is gone, then they need to be gone,” said Collier.
Howard Payne University is exhibiting the work of Brownwood photographer Roger Levesque in the Dorothy and Wendell Mayes Art Gallery in the Doakie Day Art Center. The exhibit, “A Retrospective of Fine Art Photography,” is available for viewing until November 21.Levesque’s work focuses on the use of digital photography and manipulation to explore more artistic possibilities. His art has been featured in dozens of exhibits in recent years.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the opening of Harvey House in Brownwood this year and is offering the public participation through the Harvey House Centennial Club.The building currently houses the offices of the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and the Gordon Wood Hall of Champions Museum, but this historical location next to the Depot was originally a restaurant offering a fine dining experience.
- Early Chamber of Commerce to Host Early Volunteer Fire Department Appreciation Dinner Oct. 4th
- Lion Crew Offers “Battle of 377” Shirts
- Local Students Take Part in Simultaneous Worldwide Prayer Event
- Law Enforcement Blotter 9/24
- Brownwood Police Department to Host Drug Take Back Event this Saturday
- Football Season Evokes Happy Memories for HPU Alumni Couple
- Brownwood Fire Department - Fire & Rescue Reports 9/24
- 1st Annual Bangs Business Showcase Set for September 27th
- Early High School Student Excels in National Merit Scholarship Program
- HPU Students Intern at New Braunfels Church
- Food Manager Certification Training
- Reminder: Firemen & Police Officers to Host “Battle of the Badges” Softball Game to Raise Funds for Snell Family