The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, October 24th for the Baird Brothers Express Car Wash.Baird Brothers Express Car Wash is the newest car wash facility in the Brownwood/Early area. Baird Brothers pride themselves on offering the highest quality products resulting in an excellent car wash, FREE vacuums, and car washes starting at $4 and convenience with 3-minute car washes!
On October 30, 2012, the first, second, and third grade students at Woodland Heights Elementary participated in a nationwide mock-election sponsored by StudiesWeekly.com. Students were provided an “I Voted” sticker after they completed the voting process.
Prior to the mock election, ten second graders researched the candidates and gave speeches to these grades about the candidates. Their speeches provided information that was relevant to issues and helped students understand the voting process that their parents will participate in on November 6.
The results have been delayed due to the severity of the weather on the east coast. A final count will be announced at the end of the day on Friday, November 2nd.
Below is an excerpt from the StudiesWeekly.com website about the program and the significance of children having early experiences with the election process:
Who will Kids Choose?If students “vote” every four years as part of their education they’ll be more likely to vote as adults.
With hunting season under way and some areas of the state still recovering from last year’s drought, Texas Forest Service officials are urging caution for those heading outdoors.
Hunters should refrain from building campfires and burning debris during windy or dry conditions. More than 90 Texas counties currently are under a burn ban.
• If there is no burn ban in place and conditions are right, you may safely build a campfire. But keep the fire small, never leave it unattended and remove flammable leaves and other materials from the area surrounding the fire.
The Brownwood Broncos will host the Central Texas 7-on-7 football tournament Fundraiser on Saturday and Sunday, November 10-11 at McDonald Field in Early.
The tournament registration will begin at 8:00am and is $10 per person and open to teams of 7-20 players. Tournament play will begin soon after registration is finished.Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Brownwood Broncos team for travel and equipment expenses.
Many churches and other organizations are gathering up shoeboxes filled with small gifts of hope to be distributed to children in need this Christmas, and Coggin Avenue Baptist Church has joined in the effort.
Organizers state that these collections will be held November 12-19 so the shoeboxes can be sent early enough to reach many overseas destinations by Christmas.
According to Operation Christmas Child organizers, every box is important and the program depends on individuals filling these boxes to help bring these gifts to many children who otherwise will have no gifts during Christmas. Simply fill your boxes with a small toy, toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, wash cloth, soap, hair brush, etc., no liquids), sunglasses, shirt, socks, hard candy, and/or school supplies.According to Operation Christmas Child’s website, children in many countries cannot go to school if they don’t have supplies; therefore even the simplest of supplies such as pencils, pens or a notebook can be instrumental in the future of a child. Other necessities such as toothbrushes, soap and hairbrushes are important as well because in some countries, a child may have nothing to call their own, even to the extent of sharing a toothbrush with family members if one is available.
The City of Early released the following Public Service Announcement:
City of Early experienced damage to one of its meter reading transmitters and internet antennas in September. As a result, some City of Early water customers may be seeing higher water bills this month than last month.The seemingly higher water bills are actually a ‘catch up’ from the missed readings for the previous month. Due to the damages the automated system was not receiving or transmitting all the meter readings consistently; once repairs were made all the missed reads were collected and transmitted to the central system at one time.
The Brown County Museum of History will be offering a photography exhibit which will open on Saturday, November 3rd from 7-8pm.The "History Through the Photographer's Lens" will feature photos taken by the Brownwood Art Association's Photography Group. The group recently held a photo shoot and captured interesting images from within the museum.
Brownwood and Llano High School students are pairing up in a friendly competition to raise staple foods for their towns’ local food banks, and businesses are invited to join in the fun.
In light of the competition and showing support for local families in need, Maria Escobedo, the owner of Taquito Millionario and grandmother of BHS junior Paige Adame, has donated 50 lbs of beans to the competition. Brownwood High School is challenging local restaurants and businesses to support the effort as well and help BHS beat Llano, not only in football but in the fight against hunger.
The two week competition, lovingly called “Beans vs. Rice,” is currently underway. Each school is collecting food through next Friday’s game when food items raised will be split between the two communities. Brownwood is collecting beans of all varieties and will donate food items raised to the Good Samaritan Ministries. Llano is collecting rice and will donate proceeds to the Llano Food Pantry.
District Attorney Micheal Murray reports several felony cases were recently heard in Brown/Mills County District Court, Judge Stephen Ellis presiding.
Ernesto Delahoya, on probation for the felony offense of Theft of Firearm, was adjudicated and sentenced to 12 months, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, State Jail Division.Lamar Johnson pled guilty to the felony offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance and was sentenced to 12 months, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, State Jail Division.
Although its doors aren’t open a full 40 hour workweek, the Red Cross in Brownwood is still an active part in helping people recover from disasters of all kinds.
In October of 2011, the Pecan Valley and the Concho Valley Chapters of the American Red Cross merged to form the larger regional chapter with more continuity and providing more resources to each of its now 13 counties served. According to the West Central Texas Chapter Executive Director Janet Karcher, this merger, along with many others nationwide, was an effort by the Red Cross to focus more on becoming one. By such mergers, smaller offices now have access to more costly things such as marketing, emergency response vehicles and service assistance from other counties, she explained. The call to help is now a regional effort rather than an office focusing on just what was within its own jurisdiction, said Karcher.The Brown County area still has a local office and a local advisory board. This board is composed of members Jeannette Chesser, Brent Bush, Buddy Preston, Marian Deans, and Leana Land and is represented on the West Central Texas Chapter Board by Bill Blagg. Karcher stated that they hope more volunteers will sign up and serve on the local advisory board eventually, as it continues to be one of the top branch offices in the region.
Brown County Toys for Kids will kick off soon with registration beginning Tuesday, November 6th.
Toys for Kids offers families in need assistance giving their kids, who would not otherwise get any toys, a little brighter Christmas. Families who can provide some Christmas to their children with gifts of necessities such as clothing and shoes often rely on the program for extra gifts such as toys.
Registration for this year will run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00am-4:00pm November 6th through December 13th at the Grand Starz, 2323 Belle Plain. Families needing assistance should bring their child’s social security cards and the parent’s personal identification.Distribution Day will be Saturday, December 22nd.
- Presidents Affirm Commitment to American Southwest Conference, League's Future
- Weekly Fishing Report for Area Lakes
- Brownwood News Visits Trick or Treat Trail
- Law Enforcement Blotter 10/31: Man Stabbed During Argument, Suspect Arrested
- Brown County Elections Office Releases Announcement Regarding BISD Place 4 Election
- Brownwood High School Cross Country Teams to Compete in Regional Meet Saturday
- Hicks Named Player Of The Week For 3rd Time This Season
- Veterans Celebration & Benefits Fair to be Held in Brownwood
- Oncor Offering Customers Free Trees Through Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees Program
- Felony Offenders Sentenced in District Court
- Woodland Heights Elementary to Host 5K and 1 Mile Walk/Fun Run November 17th
- Final Wednesday Evening Jackpot Fishing Tournament Results October 24th