The following items need to be turned into scented candles: coffee, bacon, and Crock Pot Barbecue Sandwiches. Oh my soul – a pot full of tender pork simmering in smoky, sweet sauce just fills the whole house with the best smells!
Crock Pot Barbecue Pork Sandwiches
- 3-4 pounds boneless pork
- Large bottle BBQ sauce
- Liquid Smoke
- To serve – buns, pickles, onion, a little extra sauce… whatever you want!
In the morning, throw a few pounds of boneless pork in the Crock Pot. I used a large pork loin for this particular batch because I got it on sale and I didn’t feel obligated to dress it up. If I pay full price for a pork loin, then I’m going to pan sear it and slow roast that bad boy. But this was a buy one, get one for a penny deal at Brookshire’s – so I felt okay with shredding it into delicious BBQ pork sandwiches. You can use any piece of boneless pork. Heck, if you have a piece with bones, use it and take the bones out later. Life (and BBQ) doesn’t need to be complicated.
Coinciding with National Employee Health and Fitness Day, the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) is hosting a VA2K Walk and Roll event on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event encourages employees, Veterans and the public to join in a fun, short walk to promote health but also support homeless Veterans. The event will include music, food and giveaways (while supplies last). Those wishing to participate may select one of the locations listed below.
“Worksite wellness activities enhance employee engagement and contribute to a more productive and healthy workforce,” said Thomas Smith, Director. “Last year, VA’s 2K events across our Central Texas Veterans Health Care System were extremely successful, and this year, we intend to collect even more in-kind donations and involve more participants in support of wellness and homeless Veterans.”
Brownwood ISD announced Monday night at their school board meeting that Charlie Musgrove, BISD Community Relations Coordinator, won two awards this year from the Texas School Public Relations Association.
“This is the first year that we actually have applied for awards at the Texas School Public Relations Association, and we are fortunate enough to win two awards,” said BISD Superintendent Reece Blincoe.
The awards included the Silver Star Award for Brownwood ISD’s mobile app and the Bronze Star Award for the district’s “Inside the Pride” newsletter that is emailed out regarding the latest school related news.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Monday, May 13, 2013.
Friday, May 10
*9:52 AM – Brownwood Police met with a complainant at the law enforcement center regarding fraud. According to the report, the complainant stated that some unknown suspect has compromised his bank account and has been stealing money from it.
*10:33 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1500 block of Calvert. According to the report, during a joint investigation with the Department of Homeland Security and Brownwood Police, contact was made with a student at Brownwood Middle School regarding the online solicitation of a minor.
*5:00 PM – Brownwood Police responded to the burglary of a habitation in the 2300 block of Austin Avenue. According to the report, an unknown subject burglarized the complainant’s residence and medication was stolen.
*Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested 40-year-old Tommy Lee Kinsey on a warrant for his arrest related to burglary of a habitation.
*Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested 33-year-old Bobby Wayne Michalski, Jr. of Early on two warrants related to theft and possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1 less than 1 gram.
Paw Pride Award winners from East Elementary for the 5th six weeks were announced at awards assemblies on Friday, April 19th. East Elementary teachers present two students from each class with the award every six weeks. These students exemplify respect for friends, teachers and themselves by making good choices and setting a good example for others to follow.
Reports released for the week of May 5-11, 2013 from the Brownwood Fire Department include 18 medical emergencies, 5 fire calls, 4 motor vehicle accidents, 1 hazardous materials call, 1 public assistance call and 1 lock-in call.
Reports of interest include:
Tuesday, May 6
*10:52 AM – BFD responded to a single vehicle accident involving a vehicle striking a tree in the 3000 block of FM 1176. Firefighters extricated the occupant from the vehicle.
Wednesday, May 7
*12:04 AM – BFD was dispatched to a fire call in the 400 block of W. Commerce regarding an unauthorized fire. Upon fire crews’arrival, no fire was found.
*12:06 AM – BFD responded to a two-vehicle accident with no injuries in the 300 block of E. Commerce.
*12:21 PM – BFD was called to a fire in the 2500 block of Brady regarding a shop fire. Fire crews arrived on scene to find flames coming from the shop. Firefighters extinguished the fire and overhaul was performed. The Brownwood Fire Marshal was on scene to investigate the cause of the fire.*1:23 PM – BFD was dispatched to a fire call in the 2600 Crockett Drive, Brownwood Regional Medical Center parking lot, regarding a vehicle fire. Fire crews arrived on scene to find a car with the engine compartment on fire. Firefighters extinguished the fire.
Brownwood High School’s Cherita George has committed to play softball for Howard Payne University and was celebrated by her coaches, teammates, family and friends on Monday afternoon in a mock signing ceremony.According to her coaches, George has exemplified leadership, dedication and skill throughout her time as a Brownwood Lady Lion.
The Brownwood Police Department, Early Police Department and TxDOT held their official kick off for the 12th annual Click it or Ticket seat belt safety campaign Monday morning at the Brown County Law Enforcement Center.
Texas Department of Transportation Safety Specialist Jeanni Luckey gave a bit of history related to vehicle safety.
Emergency responders were called to the scene of a vehicle versus pedestrian accident near the intersection of Vine and Bonita Monday afternoon.
At approximately 12:00 noon, a male subject on a Yamaha scooter was struck by a Volkswagen passenger car, occupied by two male subjects.
The Brownwood Chamber’s Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon will be held on Friday, May 17 at Brownwood Country Club from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. This event is intended to honor the men and women in all aspects of law enforcement—who work together to keep the community safe.Representatives from the Brownwood and Early Police Departments, Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Brown County Justices of the Peace and other agencies will be on hand to announce special honors earned by their department and/or officers. Each of those agencies or departments has been offered the opportunity to announce their Officer of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Investigator of the Year, or whatever awards may be appropriate for their agency. Other invited Law Enforcement officials will be recognized, such as District Judge and Attorney, County Judge and Attorney, Constables and other agencies that serve and protect the citizens in Brown County.
Brown County Commissioners appointed former Constable C.T. Ham Monday to fill the position of Constable Precinct 3 after the recent resignation of Keith Varner.
Wayne Coffman, a retired game warden, stated his support of this decision due to Ham’s experience.
“I’d like to say that with C.T.’s background and training, it’s only logical. It won’t cost the county anything to train him; he knows the county better than probably anybody, especially that precinct, so I am in favor of it.”
An audience member and citizen Bob Steger stated that he agreed with Coffman, “I agree with the gentleman, one because Mr. Ham can hit the ground running at no expense to the county.”
Constable Precinct 4 Jim Byars made a statement supporting the decision as “best for the county.”
The Bereaved Parents Support Group will hold its annual Balloon Lift-off at Coggin Park, Tuesday, May 21,2013 at 7 P.M., on the comer of 1st Street and Parkway.
This is a yearly event that allows the group a chance to send their love to heaven in the form of a note inside a helium filled balloon. Everything is provided for participants, except the personal note to send (the lighter the paper the better). This is a chance for entire families to gather and remember loved ones who have passed away.
Also, at 6 P.M. on the opposite (picnic side of park) side of park, the group will meet for an informal finger food supper.
Everyone is asked to bring enough for their family and one more. Paper products, water and desserts will be furnished. Anyone who has lost a loved one is invited to participate.
Do you have an interest in Range/Wildlife Management? Do you want to find out about some proposed changes concerning endangered species which could potentially impact the way you manage your livestock/wildlife on your own land? If so then mark your calendars for Wednesday May 29, 2013. That is the date of a range/wildlife management field day for landowners, managers and brush control contractors operating in possible endangered species habitat.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the meetings in cooperation with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Texas Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative and the Texas Section Society for Range Management.
Registration for each site will last from 7:45 – 8:15 a.m. followed by the programs which should conclude by 4:15 p.m.
The field day is set for May 29 at the Muse Wildlife Management Area located on County Road 478 about a mile and a half north of Farm to Market Road 1467 in northeastern Brown County.
Several local high school athletes made a good showing over the weekend at the UIL state track and field meet held in Austin.
Brownwood took home two 3A medals thanks to a 2nd place state finish for Victoria Henry in the shot put and 3rd place for Lexie Lewis in the 200 meter.
Blanket’s Rowdy Johnson secured the state 1A division II 1st place finish in the boys 200 meter, and the Blanket 4x100 relay team brought home silver.
Zephyr’s Haven Rogers was 3rd in the Girls 1600.
Santa Anna’s Hannah Hartman brought home two medals; silver in the pole vault and bronze in the 100 meter hurdles.
See local results from the state meet below.
DATES TO REMEMBER
13 – Livestock Judging Meeting 5:30 p.m. at Extension Office
14 – State Qualifying Consumer Decision Making Practice 5:00 p.m. at Extension Office
14 – Brownwood 4-H Club Meeting 6:30 p.m. at Extension Office
14 – Early 4-H Club Meeting 6:30 p.m. at Early First Baptist Church
17 – Deadline to Register for State 4-H Roundup
27 – Extension Office Closed for Memorial Day31 – Deadline to Enter District Horse Show
- Election Results for Early ISD, City of Bangs, Blanket ISD, and City of Blanket
- Little Lion Olympics Set for May 17th at Gordon Wood Stadium
- No Injuries Reported in Wreck Involving School Bus
- Good Samaritan Ministries Gives Tithe from Empty Bowls Project
- Law Enforcement Blotter 5/10
- Care Nursing & Rehab to Host 2nd Annual Parade and Auction to Benefit Relay for Life
- Woodland Heights Elementary Students Enjoy Cinco de Mayo Festivities
- eBay and Today’s Coin Market