Brownwood is leading the pack when it comes to being on the cutting edge of waterworks projects with the use of their pipe bursting machine to replace old terracotta sewer lines at a more efficient and cost effective manner.
According to City of Brownwood Division Director of Public Works David Harris, cities including San Angelo, Abilene and Rowlett sent engineers and public works staff to watch a demonstration Thursday morning to see the machine used to burst the old pipes and then pull new lines through the old line’s position, in hopes to bring the process to their own cities soon. Harris stated that the engineer from Valley Forge, Pennsylvania that designed the replacement pipe along with representatives from the pipe company in Oklahoma City were at the job site to see real life application of their product in order to develop future product lines.
The time for all the good flavor of the season has arrived! Most of us can remember that tart, yet sweet, mouth watering taste of homemade jams and jellies.
Dozens of cars have been seen parked off the roadway, and down dusty county roads, with folks (buckets, sacks, and baskets in hand) gathering the hard-to-get-at jewels. The drought last year, along with the early freeze factor, took a toll on just about everything that grows, which makes this year’s "crop" especially welcome.
Dr. Del Tackett, chief spokesperson for “The Truth Project”, a nationwide initiative designed to bring the Christian worldview to the body of Christ is coming to San Saba’s First Baptist Church June 24?27. Dr. Tackett served more than 20 years in the United States Air Force. During the George H. W. Bush administration, he served at the White House, where he was appointed by President Bush as the director of technical planning for the National Security Council.
a variety of written works published by Dr. Tackett published include articles in Focus on the Family magazine that address worldview and cultural issues. He has had several technical articles and manuals published by the U.S. Air Force.
Dr. Tackett will be at San Saba’s First Baptist Church to explore the question, “What is truth?” and address topics such as American Christian heritage and Christian worldview.
Brown County Sheriff's deputies arrested two men early Wednesday morning on burglary charges after an escalating family disturbance was reported. Deputies responded to the report of a disturbance in the north Lake Brownwood area, a residence on Flagship Drive, around 2am on Wednesday which involved a male subject allegedly trying to break into a house with a pick ax, who was stating that he “would kill any cops that responded and was threatening suicide by cop,” reports state.
According to the report, while deputies were en route, the man smashed a window and was smashing the front door in an attempt to gain entry to the house.
Because he knows that money doesn’t grow on trees and we know that he’s not made out of money, scrap the tie and give dad a gift he’s sure to appreciate: food for those less fortunate in your community!
Bring non-perishable food items for the Good Samaritan Ministries food pantry!
Show him you appreciate all those times he didn’t turn that car around and, even though you’re pretty sure it really didn’t hurt him as much as it hurt you, show some love anyway!
Of course, dad knows what it’s like to fall on hard times. He did, after all, have to walk to school barefoot in the snow uphill both ways. And even though he has had worse injuries on his eye ball, we know deep down he’d love to help.
And while you can’t have Champaign taste with a beer pocket book, you can buy cans with one!
Salt Creek Baptist Church invites the public to tour the congregation’s new facilities at an open house on Sunday, June 24, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served and church members will be on hand to serve as guides. The church is located at 7775 FM 3100 in Early, four miles off U.S. Highway 377.
Though summer is underway, a variety of camps and programs at Howard Payne University will keep the campus hopping. Approximately 2,300 campers of all ages, most of whom are visitors to the university, are expected to be on campus throughout June and July.
“We are overjoyed with the opportunity to introduce newcomers to the Howard Payne campus,” said Debbie Childs, facilities coordinator at HPU. “This will be their home away from home while they are here.”
Multiple volunteer fire departments responded to a fire about three miles north of Early off of County Road 381 (Old May Road) where multiple bales of hay caught fire around 6:30pm Wednesday.
Firefighters worked to get the fire contained and moved the ignited bales away from other hay in the area, according to property owner Ted Simpson. The hay was also being moved away from a neighboring property line to prevent it from spreading.
Thursday, May 24, Northwest Elementary held their 6th Six Weeks Awards Ceremony. Amongst those receiving awards were the recipients of the Good Choice Award. Each grade level teacher chooses one student from his or her class who has consistently made good choices for the six weeks. The staff at Northwest believes that all children can make good choices, making this a coveted award.
There were 25 participants in the Wednesday Evening Jackpot Fishing Tournament held at Lake Brownwood on June 6th. Each Wednesday, sign up is from 4:45 to 5:20 pm at the dam ramp and fishing. Hours are from 5:30 to 9:00 pm sharp.
The results of the tournament are below:
Weather was Cloudy
Wind: 5-15 mph NNE Gust to 37 mph
Air temp: start 87° end 80°
Water was Clear to Stained 80° to 83°
There were 14 fish weighed in for a total of 27.04 lbs.
Out of 25 contestants 11 people weighed in fish with 0 limits.
1st. Frank Bartek.............................................3.80
2nd. Paul Hutchings.........................................3.68
3rd. Kenneth Mitchell.......................................3.55
Brownwood High School Head Band Director Richard Graham announced that he has submitted his resignation on Wednesday along with his wife, Assistant Band Director Deborah Graham.
The Grahams announced today that they will be moving to the Houston area where Mr. Graham has accepted a position as Head Band Director with Stratford High School in Houston.
Graham issued a statement on Wednesday through Facebook expressing his feelings about leaving BISD.
“It is with many mixed emotions that I leave Brownwood. This is a wonderful community with great band kids and parents. Debbie and I will miss all of you very much,” Graham said in the statement.
- Law Enforcement Blotter 6/13
- Precinct 1 Recount Same as Election Day
- Heartland Mall Stores Receive Local and National Awards
- Bruner Toyota Receives 2011 President’s Award – Photos & Video
- Lyric Theatre Brings Christmas to Brownwood
- Brownwood Art Association to Host Garage Sale Fundraiser Saturday
- Coming Soon: Weather Warnings on the Go
- Flag Day Observance to be held Thursday at HPU
- Residents Work to Annex Brown County Into Water District
- Law Enforcement Blotter 6/12
- Early Middle School girls attend Girls in Science Camp
- Brownwood Votes Final Approval for Citations and Fines for Water Violations