The Brownwood High School Cross Country teams swept the Elk Run at Burleson with firsts in varsity girls as well as varsity and JV boys and competition on Friday.
Competing against schools up to 5A, the BHS teams won 2nd overall in the meet despite the heat of the day.
“I was very pleased with the teams. I thought we competed hard,” said Hood. “It was hot and humid. Not very good conditions to run in.”
Brownwood Lions fans were introduced to the 2012 fall sports teams for Brownwood middle and high school at Gordon Wood Stadium Monday evening. The annual “Meet the Lions” event was kicked off with a hamburger supper and booster club fundraising time as fans were greeted with some great food to start the new school year.
Athletes and their coaches from cross country, volleyball, tennis, and football were recognized along with the cheerleading squads, drill team, and the Lion Crew. The Mighty Maroon Marching Band was also on hand showing off their musical talents.
A mobile home was destroyed Sunday afternoon on Sandy Beach Road at the north part of Lake Brownwood with multiple volunteer fire departments responding.
The Lake Brownwood Bridge Volunteer Fire Department was called to the area to the report of a grass and mobile home fire around 5:35pm Sunday. Fire units from Bangs and North Lake Volunteer Fire Departments were called to assist. A boat sitting on a trailer was also destroyed by the fire, and foam was applied to the boat to suppress the flames. One propane tank briefly ignited according to firefighters on scene and was quickly extinguished.
Emergency responders were called to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of 4th Street and Coggin Avenue Sunday evening sending one man to the hospital.
Approximately 5:50pm, a Chevy Trailblazer collided with a black Pontiac at the stop sign on 4th Street.
In recognition of National Childhood Obesity Month, I felt it necessary to inform you of a national effort to eradicate childhood obesity in the United States and ensure young people get a healthy start in life. Texas ranks 7th out of the 50 states with the highest rates of obese 10-17 year olds. According to a study conducted, over 20 percent of 10-17 year olds in Texas are obese.
During the past four decades, obesity rates have soared among all age groups increasing more than fourfold among children ages 6 to 11. More than 23 million children and teenagers (31.8 percent) ages 2 to 19 are obese or overweight, a statistic that health and medical experts consider an epidemic.
The growing rate of childhood obesity in our country is alarming. National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month recognizes the serious threat obesity poses to the health of America's children and the importance of decreasing its prevalence not only in Brown County, but across the entire Nation.
A three vehicle accident in the 400 block of W. Commerce near the entrance to Wal-Mart sent one person to the hospital Sunday afternoon.
Around 2:05pm, a motorcycle, an SUV and a pickup were involved in the accident, resulting in one person being transported to the Brownwood Regional Medical Center emergency room. The extent of injuries was unknown at the time of the accident.
Early Longhorn fans celebrated Purple Day on Saturday evening and were introduced to the middle school and high school students participating in athletics, cheerleaders, drill team, band, and dance.
The evening also featured food, fun, and kid’s activities; all to help raise money for the school’s booster clubs.
Band, drill team, cheerleaders and the EHS Belles Dance team all performed for those in attendance.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Four Howard Payne turnovers led to 28 Trinity University points as the Tigers defeat the Yellow Jackets 56-7 to open the 2012 season.
The Yellow Jackets fumbled the ball three times in the first half leading to three consecutive Trinity touchdowns. Trinity added another TD and led 28-0 at halftime.
The Jackets would throw an interception to open the second half leading to another Trinity TD.
HPU got on the scoreboard in the last drive of the game when Thomas Head found Matt Melendez in the endzone for the 10-yard TD Reception. The catch capped a 13 play 66 yard drive that took 4:47 off the clock. Trinity would throw seven total TD passes and post a 56-7 win.
Brown County emergency responders were called to a one-vehicle rollover accident approximately 3 miles west of Brownwood Saturday afternoon around 4:30pm where only minor injuries were reported.
A black passenger car was traveling east on U.S. Highway 67/84 when it ran off the road, struck a mesquite tree, and rolled over in the median. The male driver walked away from the accident with an injury to his thumb according to first responders on scene. The driver declined transport to the hospital.
Brown County 4-H is supported by Brown County United Way
DATES TO REMEMBER
3 - Extension Office Closed for Labor Day
4 - Livestock Judging Meeting 6:30p.m. at Extension Office
7 - Deadline to Enter Heart of Texas Fair and Rodeo
11 - Early 4-H Club Meeting 6:30p.m. at Early First Baptist Church
11 - Brownwood 4-H Club Meeting 6:30p.m. at Extension Office
11 - Brookesmith 4-H Club Meeting 6:00p.m. at Brookesmith ISD
14 - Deadline to Enter San Antonio Calf Scramble
18 - Rabbit Project Meeting 7:00p.m. at Youth Fair Barns Concession Stand
The Brownwood Lions struggled to get points on the board in their season opener Friday night against the Fort Worth All Saints Episcopal at Fort Worth Brewer Stadium.
Brownwood Head Coach Bob Shipley stated that it was a problem of coverage and assignments that blew the game for the Lions, allowing All Saints to come away with a 31-7 win.
“It is my job to bring the best out of these kids and I didn’t do that,” said Shipley after the game. “We’re going to look at the film tomorrow and get these things corrected.”
Penalties plagued the team as well with 11 penalties for 105 yards in addition to a pair of touchdowns by WR Cooper Howey that were called back because of penalties. Injuries and illness also were factors with Lions Caleb Wilburn, Eddie Duque, and Kamon Ontiveros each leaving the game early. All three were key players that could have impacted the game’s outcome both offensively and defensively.
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- Dr. Richard Jackson Speaks at HPU Convocation
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- Heart of Texas Cowboy Church to Host Trail Ride & Team Sorting Event
- HPU’s Pre-College Music and Art Program Announces Fall Classes
- Reminder - Complementary Passes Still Available for Brownwood Business Showcase
- DPS Steps Up DWI Enforcement for Labor Day
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