The Brownwood campus of Texas State Technical College West Texas hosted a high school welding competition for area students on Friday.
The competition featured two categories: on-site skills and projects. The skills contest allowed students to showcase their talents, and the projects category judged a project that was completed prior to the competition and brought for judging.
Good Samaritan and Sodexo announce that there will be no Easter buffet benefiting Good Samaritan Ministries this year. Rather, the staff at Sodexo that hosts the fundraising buffet has moved the event to Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
With Easter Sunday moving around so much, and this year falling three days after the Empty Bowls Event, Don Greene at Sodexo decided to move the buffet to Mother’s Day. Don Greene and his Sodexo staff donate the food for the buffet and all of the proceeds are donated to Good Samaritan Ministries.
The Winchell Volunteer Fire Dept will host their 17th Annual Turkey Hunter's BBQ and bake sale on Saturday, March 30th from 11:00am to 8:00pm.
Meals will consist of brisket, chicken, sausage, potato salad, beans and all the trimmings plus dessert and tea for $8.00.Homemade baked goods will be on sale as long as they last. There will be raffle items such as a Benelli super sport .20 gauge auto with 5 chokes and Comfortech stock retail price $2200.00, a $500 Wal-Mart gift card and many other items. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. See any member of the fire department or call Linda at 325-203-7393. The raffle drawing will be at 8:00pm on March 30th. Raffle participants do not have to be present to win.
Jeff and Melissa Gallaway of Canadian, Texas are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jordan Kaye Gallaway to Thomas Dean Aly, son of Ross and Amanda Deeds, of Early, Texas.Jordan is the granddaughter of Donnie and Martha Gallaway of Plainview, Texas, and David and Kaye Calvert of Amarillo, Texas. She is a 2010 graduate of Canadian High School. Jordan is currently a student at Hardin-Simmons University and is planning on graduating in December 2013 with a degree in Elementary Education.
Howard Payne University will host Resurrection Week, the university’s annual spring revival, March 25-27. The featured speaker for the week is David Burk, president and founder of Total Surrender Evangelistic Association, Inc., in Arlington. Worship will be led by the Nick Gainey Band. Gainey is a 2008 HPU graduate and the worship pastor and an elder at Connection Community Church in Rowlett.
Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday through Wednesday and 7:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday at the university’s Mims Auditorium. All services are open to the public.“Resurrection Week is going to be a great time of renewal, challenge and worship together,” said Corey Ash, chapel coordinator and director of bands. “I assure you that you will be blessed!”
The Brownwood Economic Development Corporation promoted local industries this week at the 2013 Southwest Energy Summit held at Texas State Technical College West Texas in Sweetwater.Energy industry employees from across the state attended the two-day summit which included sessions on oil and natural gas, wind energy, nuclear energy, workforce and regional infrastructure, transportation and coal.
Below are the fishing reports for area lakes as reported by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department this week.
Lake BrownwoodWater clear; 57–61 degrees; 10.80' low. Black bass are fair on craw colored crankbaits, chartreuse/blue Bass Hogg spinnerbaits and jigs, and watermelon soft plastics. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on white tube jigs and minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.
Girl Scout Cookies are being labeled and packaged up by Brownwood area girl scouts, the VFW Post 3278 ladies’ and men’s auxiliaries along with local businesses to offer thanks to Veterans at the Fisher House Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio to honor the 10th anniversary of the War in Iraq.
Local Girl Scout Troop 4033 members carefully labeled boxes with thank you notes from donors to be delivered to veterans and their families at the Fisher House.
Emergency responders were dispatched to a one-vehicle accident in the 400 block of Early Blvd Thursday evening involving a pickup striking a utility pole and sign.
The accident occurred shortly before 7:00 PM when the vehicle ran off the road and hit a utility pole and sign in front of Prime Time Lube Express. According to the driver, he was traveling toward Brownwood on Early Blvd (Hwy 377) near Heartland Mall and was on his way to go fishing when the accident occurred.
The owner of Prime Time Lube Express stated that he heard the accident and talked with a witness who stated that the Chevy pickup veered across oncoming traffic, struck a utility pole on his property, then traveled between and hit posts of a large steel sign and onto the lot of Mills County State Bank. It came to a stop just at the curb of the eastbound lanes of Early Blvd. No other vehicles were involved in the accident according to emergency responders.
Brownwood High School Key Club members, with the help of Early High School Key members, are selling t-shirts to show support to BHS secretary Norlene Gleaton who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Now post surgery, Key Club members wish to show their love and support to Mrs. Gleaton by helping her with some expenses.
“She underwent surgery and we all know how cancer takes a toll on folks emotionally and financially,” organizers state on the t-shirt order form. “Norlene is a sweet lady who gives her time, support, and love to anyone that is in need. She always does this with a smile, we think it is time to give back to Mrs. Gleaton.”The shirts are available in sizes Youth XS-Youth L and Adult S-XL for $10 each. 2XL and 3XL are also available for $13 each. Pictured above is the logo for the t-shirts. Deadline for orders is Thursday, April 3rd and shirts will be delivered during the week of April 22nd.
City of Brownwood to Offer Citizen Meeting to Address New Floodplain Mapping, Flood Risk & Flood Insurance
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has recently mapped the community’s flood risk. This mapping information provided by the NFIP has identified property that may potentially be affected. The City is hosting a community meeting so citizens can come and determine if their property has been affected.
The public is invited to come to the meeting and determine if flood risk has changed for their property. City/County and NFIP staff will be available to answer any questions and explain impacts of these changes to their property.
When a property is placed in the floodplain, lenders/banks require flood insurance to ensure proper flood coverage to protect their financial interest. The NFIP staff will be able to provide you information about your potential flooding risk, and how you may be able to save on flood insurance by purchasing flood insurance before these maps become effective. Representatives from Brownwood, Early, Blanket and Brown County will be on hand to answer any of your questions.
- Law Enforcement Blotter 3/21
- Big Brothers Big Sisters 7th Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake Set for April 6th
- Good Samaritan Ministries Empty Bowls Project Makes Final Preparations, Tickets Still Available
- Elderly Woman Found Safe after Wednesday Evening Search
- Fishing the Pecan Bayou with Friends
- Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Prestige Hardwood
- Brownwood Ambulance Crashes in Coleman County
- Reminder - The Woman’s Club of Brownwood to host “Glitz, Glamour & Gals…a Gathering for Giving” Tuesday, March 26th
- Law Enforcement Blotter 3/20
- Blueberries Are Packed With Benefits
- San Saba’s First Baptist Church to present “The Jerusalem Encounter” with Dallas Holm March 24
- Early High School Tennis Earns 3 Bronze Medals at Brownwood Tournament