Loadcraft Industries (Loadcraft) received the Employer Award of Excellence for the Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas (West Central Texas) area at the Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) 16th Annual Texas Workforce Conference held November 28–30 in Grapevine. The Employer Award of Excellence honors employers that are actively involved with their local workforce board and have made a positive impact on employers, workers and the community.
A delivery truck experienced a mishap Tuesday afternoon when it tried to enter the Vine Street underpass southbound on Adams Street.The top of the truck struck the top of the underpass entrance and peeled back the topside of the cargo trailer. The truck immediately backed up from the underpass after the collision.
Brownwood High School band students auditioned for the ATSSB (Association of Texas Small School Bands) All Region Band on Saturday, December 1st.Eight BHS band students earned positions in one of the three ATSSB bands. Concert band members from BHS are: Jacquelyn Gibson on clarinet, Brady Taylor on trombone, and Thomas Kerby on euphonium.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on November 27th to celebrate the new location for Demand Staff at 1200 Looney Street.Demand Staff is a local employment agency serving employers in Central Texas for over 13 years. They strive to locate the highest quality of personnel for their clients. They place employees on permanent, temp to hire, and temporary assignments. Employers may also utilize their payrolling service as a cost-effective probation period for new employees they recruit.
Pet owners from around Brown County will have the chance to show off their pet's holiday fashion at the first annual holiday pet costume contest during this weekend's Christmas Under the Stars Festival.
The contest will take place on Friday, December 7th in the Depot Civic and Cultural Center. Registration begins at 5 PM and judging will take place at 6 PM. The cost is $5 per entry, and cash prizes will be awarded - $25 for first place and $15 for second.
All pets have to be collared with tags, current on shots and leashed at all times.This will be a great opportunity to show which pets are best dressed for the holiday season. All proceeds will benefit the Corinne T. Smith Animal Center.
Downtown Brownwood, Inc. will once again host a tour of historic downtown buildings with their annual Past, Present and Future tour. Participants will get an inside look at four historic properties to appreciate the rich history that Brownwood has to offer.The tour will include a visit to Howard Payne University's Doakie Day Art Center which is the former Coca-Cola plant, the Rogers home on Center Avenue, the former Banner Printing building, and the home and garden of Hank Hunter on Adams Street, where refreshments will be served.
Good Samaritan Ministries reports that on their very first day of Christmas box distribution, they served a record 190 families representing 557 individuals who picked up boxes. Sixty-seven of those families came in the first hour of distribution alone. The highest day last year was on the first Wednesday in December where 145 families were served.Good Samaritan Ministries is still seeking volunteers in December, especially these first two weeks, to push buggies and help stock food in the warehouse. Please call 325-203-2489 to volunteer so GSM can get you scheduled.
The American Southwest Conference today announced its women's basketball players of the week and Howard Payne guard Tresta Donahoo was honored as the West Division Player of the Week for the second time this season.
Howard Payne junior point guard Tresta Donahoo averaged 25 points, 7.5 rebounds, four assists and two steals over two conference games, including a 61-54 home win over Mississippi College.
Donahoo, who takes the division's top weekly honor for the second time this season, had game-high 25-point performances against both MC and Louisiana College. She hit a combined 17 of 21 free throws.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Monday, December 3, 2012.
Tuesday, November 27
*8:02 a.m.-Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of Calvert Road, Brownwood Middle School regarding two subjects who had been actively fighting on the campus. According to the report, both students were issued citations for disorderly conduct - fighting.
*11:11 a.m.-Brownwood Police received a report of theft at the Brownwood Middle School, 1600 Calvert Road. According to the report, a parent called the resource officer at Brownwood ISD and reported that his son’s school issued computer had been stolen from inside the school. An investigation is ongoing regarding the theft of the computer; however, no suspects were known at the time of the report.
*2:52 p.m.-Brownwood Police were called to the 2600 block of W. Main Blvd regarding the burglary of a building. According to the report, the complainant noticed that a door to a shed had been pried open and numerous tools had been stolen. The complainant had been out of town recently and stated that the incident could have happened anytime during the month of November, the report states. Items stolen were valued at approximately $2000.00. A possible suspect was named and the investigation is ongoing according to police.
Reports released for the week of November 25-December 1, 2012 from the Brownwood Fire Department include 15 medical emergencies, 6 fire calls, 1 agency assist, and one hazardous material calls.
Reports of interest include:
*1:17 p.m. – BFD was dispatched to a fire call in the 200 block of Main Blvd. The incident was determined to be an electrical/wiring problem. Oncor was notified.
*10:01 p.m. – BFD was called to a fire on FM 45. Firefighters arrived on scene to a fully involved vehicle fire. Firefighters extinguished fire.
*1:09 p.m. – BFD was called to a fire in the area of Bluffview and Santa Clara. Fire units responded to a grass fire in the alley; however, arrived to find the fire was out. Firefighters wet the area for hot spots.
*2:21 p.m. – BFD was dispatched on a fire call on S US Highway 377. Firefighters responded to a possible fire on Westridge Drive. Upon arrival, nothing was found.
A suspicious activity call in Bangs led to the arrest of two men from San Angelo for money laundering and possession of firearms in a weapons free zone early Sunday morning.
According to Bangs Chief of Police Troy Gruesendorf, an anonymous call led to an investigation of two subjects in a gold GMC Sierra pickup who were parked to the side of the Allsup’s convenience store in Bangs at 4:22 a.m. Sunday. Grusendorf stated that the investigation led to the discovery that the two men, identified as 29-year-old Lance Sanchez and 29-year-old Dustin Schaaf both of San Angelo, were in possession of a large sum of money, $6065 in U.S. currency, and four firearms in a weapons free zone near the Bangs schools. The firearms were identified as a .12 gauge pump shotgun, a snub-nosed .44 Magnum, a .357 Magnum and a Smith & Wesson semi-automatic pistol.
- HPU and Central Texas Training Coalition Present Seminar “Ethics: The Right to Die”
- County Approves Burn Ban
- VFW Post 3278 to Host Pearl Harbor Observance
- Reminder - Brownwood Lighted Christmas Parade Set for Thursday, December 6th
- Safe Holiday Food Preparation Tips
- Bidding Open for Christmas Tree Auction – Photo Preview
- Brown County 4-H News and Notes
- Brown County Museum Hosts Appreciation Reception
- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Visits HPU Campus
- Ice Skating Rink Opens Monday for One-Week Run
- Malnourished Horse Receives Care and Hope for a New Life
- Law Enforcement Blotter 11/30: Zephyr Man Arrested After Hiding from Police in Creek