Mary Kay Independent Sales Director Laura Lacey Johnson of Brownwood, Texas is on the road to success. Johnson recently earned the use of a new Chevy Equinox as a result of her outstanding achievements in operating her independent Mary Kay business. This is the third Career Car Johnson has earned in her five years with Mary Kay.
“I’m so honored to represent our Shining Stars National Area by driving this beautiful new vehicle,” said Johnson. “This achievement would not be possible without the support of my amazing customers and the fabulous teamwork among our Shining Stars unit members. I am so thankful for the privilege of representing my customers and unit members in this special way. I am also grateful to Rick Newton and Bruner Auto Group for the VIP treatment they give us on delivery of all Mary Kay courtesy vehicles.”
Brownwood Police responded to a two-vehicle accident Thursday night which sent a woman to the hospital and another driver to jail for allegedly driving drunk.
The accident occurred at approximately 10:15pm Thursday night as Juan Ugarte was traveling in a pickup west in the center lane and attempted to turn into the 7-11 in the 500 block of E. Commerce. According to the accident report, Ugarte turned his Dodge 1500 pickup in front of the other vehicle causing the collision with a Pontiac Sunfire which was headed east in the outside lane.
According to Lt. Tracy Delgado of Brownwood Police Department, Ugarte had fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival; however items within the vehicle he left at the scene helped to identify him as the driver. During the investigation, an acquaintance of Ugarte approached police and stated that he knew where Ugarte was and that he would go to get the suspect and bring him back to the scene, according to Lt. Delgado. The acquaintance did bring Ugarte back to the scene where he admitted to being the driver of the Dodge 1500 pickup and that he was driving under the influence, said Delgado.
Texas Forest Service was presented last week with the Pulaski Award, a national honor for outstanding service in wildland firefighting.
The award, commending the agency for its response during the 2011 wildfire season, is presented annually by the National Interagency Fire Center. It was announced at the Southern Group of State Foresters annual conference in Louisville, Ky.
The coveted 30-inch bronze statue is named after U.S. Forest Service Ranger Ed Pulaski, who led a crew to safety during the Great Fire of 1910. First presented in 1998, this is the first time the Pulaski Award has come to Texas. It will stay with Texas Forest Service for one year then will be shipped to the next recipient.
Texas Forest Service Associate Director Mark Stanford said the recognition is an honor for the emergency responders who bravely served Texas during last year’s unprecedented wildfire season. More than 30,000 wildfires burned almost 4 million acres, destroying 2,946 homes across the state.
Jurors who were to report for jury duty in the 35th Judicial District Court of Brown County, on Monday, June 25th, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., in Brownwood, Texas, do not need to appear.
Below are the fishing reports for area lakes as reported by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department this week.
Water stained; 79–83 degrees; 10.90' low. Black bass are very good on soft plastics, buzzbaits, and spinnerbaits over grass. Hybrid striper are fair on shad. White bass are good on minnows and Li'l Fishies off lighted docks at night. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.
Summers are a time for family barbeques, weekends on the lake, and road trips. Along with these celebrations come a significant uptick in miles traveled and gas consumed on Texas highways.
Fortunately, organizers of the state’s Drive Clean Across Texas air quality campaign have plenty of practical advice for drivers looking to save money at the pump and reduce air pollution at the same time.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is launching its Drive Clean campaign on the first full day of summer. The annual outreach program encourages motorists to implement cost-saving changes in driving and vehicle maintenance behaviors to reduce harmful emissions.
“Making sure your vehicle is in good shape is something each of us can do to reduce damaging air pollution,” says Carlos Swonke, TxDOT’s Environmental Affairs director. “That means replacing dirty air and fuel filters, getting regular oil changes, and keeping the proper amount of air in your tires—all of which help reduce tailpipe emissions.”
Other tips for driving cleaner on Texas roads include carpooling, driving the speed limit, combining errands into a single trip, and reducing idling at drive-thrus. These simple steps not only help eliminate vehicle emissions, but also increase fuel efficiency in cars and trucks.
Texas State Technical College student organizations and staff presented Good Samaritan Ministries with food and a monetary donation gathered through fundraising this past month.According to faculty member Charlotte Tongate, the food and fundraising project was part of the TSTC Women’s Leadership Institute final project. Through their efforts, the group collected several shopping bags full of food as well as $1054 of funds benefiting the Good Samaritan Ministries.
Howard Payne University recently donated a large, inflatable football helmet, used at home football games, to the Sidney Independent School District. Sidney, a rural community in Comanche County, has a six-man football team.
The helmet will be repainted and used at Sidney football games.
The Early Chamber of Commerce is happy to welcome a new business to Early, Brown County Meat Market.
The Brown County Meat Market recently opened in Early at 111 Early Blvd. next to Cullen’s Hometown Market. Joe Reeves and Brad Winkler pride themselves in bringing fresh meat and cheeses to the community. Whether you are looking to grill out for a special occasion or just cooking at home for the family go by and see what they have to offer you.
Project Sweat wrapped up on Thursday afternoon proving to be quite an endeavor this year with church youth groups working together for the common good of the community by cleaning lots and painting several homes in the area.
Approximately 75 junior high and high school students along with some recent graduates and youth ministers worked on five homes this week which were located in Early, Brownwood and at Lake Brownwood. Churches involved in the project included Coggin Avenue Baptist Church, First Baptist Church Brownwood, Early First Baptist Church, Southside Church and First United Methodist Church.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, June 21, 2012.
Tuesday, June 19
*2:29pm-A Brown County Sheriff’s deputy was on patrol, looking for a wanted subject who had earlier in the day evaded being arrested by the Brownwood City Marshal. According to the report, the man identified as David Henry Bivins was located behind a storage building and immediately fled from officers, jumping several fences and into the Jim Ned Creek bed. Bivins was surrounded and located, then arrested for Evading Arrest/Detention and for two City of Brownwood warrants as well as two Brown County warrants.
Wednesday, June 20
*1:37am-Brownwood Police were called to the 1600 block of 2nd Street regarding theft. According to the report, the complainant stated that a known suspect took several items from his home while staying there to keep watch over his property and belongings.
- Northwest Elementary Bids Farewell to Retirees
- Heartland Cruisers Present Check to Boys and Girls Club
- Howard Payne University Graduates 145 at Commencement in May
- UPDATE: Lake Brownwood Drowning Victim's Identity Released
- Brownwood Lions 2012 Season Football Tickets On Sale in July
- TxDOT Launches New Online Map Application
- Golden Chick Hosts VIP Reception Wednesday, Opens to Public Thursday
- Law Enforcement Blotter 6/20
- Update: Investigation Determines Reported Explosions Not Cause of Fire at Mobile Home
- Three-Vehicle Accident Wednesday Afternoon
- Texas State Guard Seeking Volunteers for Disaster Training
- Private Pesticide Applicator Training to be Offered July 9th