Brownwood High School HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) members, Kourtney Gainey, Amy Villareal, Michele Abernathy, and Rachel Ramon (all pictured above) recently performed volunteer services by taking pulses and pulse oxygen readings during the Brownwood Regional Medical Center’s Health Expo on Wednesday, April 25th.
Emergency responders were called to the 1000 block of West Austin Avenue (between Beaver St. and Cordell St.) Thursday night just after 9pm to a report of a one-vehicle accident.
According to police at the scene, a passenger car traveling south on W. Austin left the roadway, crashed through wooden posts on two billboards and a utility pole, and came to rest in a nearby field. Police said that the driver suffered serious injuries in the crash and was transported to Brownwood Regional Medical Center.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday, April 26, 2012.
Saturday, April 21
*7:52pm-Brownwood Police received a report of theft $50-$500 from a complainant at the law enforcement center.
Monday, April 23
*4:30pm-Brownwood Police met with a complainant at the law enforcement center regarding a report of fraud.
Wednesday, April 25
*10:40am-Brownwood Police met with a complainant regarding the burglary of a vehicle.*12:12pm-Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 3500 block of Rhodes Road regarding harassment. According to the report, the complainant advised that she had been physically assaulted by her daughter on April 23rd. The suspect was not on scene for questioning and no injuries were observed on the complainant according to the report, which was written to document the incident.
Family Services Center held their annual appreciation luncheon Thursday to express their gratitude for support received from volunteers, media, and interns and to honor their volunteer of the year. Executive Director Doak Givan stated that the volunteers' efforts may be realized years later, maybe even by some people who haven’t been born yet, and that their impact on lives will change generations.
Brownwood native Roy Spence, Jr. will speak Friday in Brownwood at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Summit presented by TexasBank.
Spence was co-founder and chairman of GSD&M Idea City, the agency that helped grow some of the world’s most successful brands including Southwest Airlines, Wal-Mart and BMW. He has been a trusted advisor to legendary business leaders including Sam Walton and Southwest Airlines founder, Herb Kelleher. Most recently, Spence co-founded The Purpose institute, a consulting firm dedicated to helping people and organizations discover and live their lives with the understanding that purpose drives performance.
The economic summit will also feature an overview of the local economy for the past year. The program will include sales tax, employment, and real estate information as well as an update on local retail recruitment efforts.
The Brownwood Lyric Theatre’s children’s play, Snow White and the Sebbendorfs will open soon at the Howard Payne University Theatre with performances of the play on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday May 21st, 22nd, & 23rd during the day at 9:00a.m., 10:30a.m., and 1:00p.m. There will also be a 7pm show on Tuesday, May 22nd.
The play, written by Nicholas Ewen, puts a hilarious twist to the traditional beloved story of Snow White.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3278 and the Ladies & Men’s Auxiliary will observe Loyalty Day at 6:00pm May 10, 2012 at the VFW Post which is located at 2300 Stephen F. Austin. The public is invited to attend the observation. Loyalty Day originally began as Americanism Day as a counter to the May 1st celebration of the Russian Revolution establishing the Communist Party as the dominant political party in Russia.
The VFW explained the following in a press release:
The first day of May is Loyalty Day and is such a day filled with activities designed to involve everyone in a great display of loyalty to our flag and or country. The VFW has fought a long and hard battle to have this day approved by Congress and it not only belongs to the VFW but to each and every American citizen. All staunch Americans must awake and live up to their obligation, as responsible citizens if we are to remain free, for only the loyal and responsible fully deserve to be free. We learn lessons of loyalty from the selfless dedication and unwavering allegiance of our men and women in uniform. We should be grateful and give attention to Loyalty Day, May 1, for their courage and willingness to make the sacrifices for our country. We should proudly unite behind them and give them our utmost support.
The Brownwood Garden Club will present their Heart of Texas Wildflower Show & Plant Sale on Friday and Saturday, April 27-28 from 10:00am-4:00pm at the First Baptist Church Activity Center. The FBC Activity Center is located at the corner of Center & Depot Streets.
Admission to the show and sale is free and the public is invited to attend.
At 11:00am Saturday, a program by Wanda Jackson, “Growing African Violets” will feature growing advice and plant specimens.
The Brown County Relay for Life is approaching and teams are working hard to make 2012 another record breaking year. Many fundraisers are planned to reach some wonderful goals to raise money to benefit the American Cancer Society. These fundraisers include plenty of great items, food, challenges and more. Be a part of the following upcoming events and fundraisers to help the one unified cause, the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life! All proceeds benefit the Brown County Relay for Life and fund cancer awareness efforts, research and more.
The Brown County Relay for Life will start at 6pm Friday, June 1 and last through 6am on Saturday, June 2nd at Gordon Wood Stadium in Brownwood.
An updated list of fundraisers are found below:
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 19th for Auto Zone to welcome them as new members.
Auto Zone was founded in 1979 and opened in Brownwood in 1988. They offer free battery testing, alternator testing, and wiper installation.
Below are the fishing reports for area lakes as reported by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department this week.
Water murky; 72–78 degrees; 10.22' low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on Li'l Fishies and Rat–L–Traps under lights at night. Crappie are excellent on white Li'l Fishies and black/chartreuse tube jigs in 1–5 feet along the shoreline. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish to 40 pounds are good on droplines baited with live perch in 12–15 feet.
- Lee to Speak to Texas Public School Employees & Retirees about Changes to Retirement Fund
- Locker Resigns as Brown County Republican Chair, Stewart Appointed
- Canidae Pet Foods Announces New Company-Owned Pet Food Plant in Brownwood
- Pair of Accidents Result in Multiple Vehicles Damaged, No Injuries
- Court Takes Action in Two Murder Cases
- Law Enforcement Blotter 4/25
- Jay Timmins Seeks Re-Election to BCWID
- Former BHS Choir Members Invited to Participate in Reunion Choir Spring Concert
- Three Lady Lions Sign with Howard Payne and Hardin-Simmons
- Students at Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex Attend Self-Esteem Workshop
- HPU Women's Tennis Headed To Conference Tournament
- Wednesday Night Jackpot Fishing Tournament Results April 18th