A two-vehicle accident was reported Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Avenue K and 1st Street. One occupant of a vehicle was reported to have minor injuries.
Approximately 5:30pm, two Chevrolet pickups collided in the intersection; one received damage to its front-end while the other was dented around the rear wheel well.
Although Guardian EMS responded, there were no transports to the hospital. One of the female occupants in the tan pickup did complain of leg or ankle pain at the time of the accident and was checked by EMS.
Neighbors throughout Brown County are being invited to join forces for the 2012 National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event on Tuesday, October 2nd.
Coordinators of the local NNO event are currently looking for block captains to organize small gatherings in neighborhoods in Brown County. These gatherings will be a rallying point where neighbors can meet each other, visit with law enforcement officials, and send a message to potential criminals.
This is the third year for the local National Night Out effort and participation has grown every year.
The Campbell family of Brown County returns for another season of “American Hoggers” on the A&E Network August 15th.
Back to back episodes will be shown at 9:00pm and 9:30pm, as A&E documents the Campbells’ adventures as they struggle to rescue Texas residents and ranches across the state from wild boars. The father, legendary hog hunter Jerry Campbell, and his grown children, level headed son Robert and “firecracker” daughter Krystal along with family friend Lea work together in the battle. They respond to those in need of their help by hunting on horseback, using highly trained dogs and use some “good old fashion know-how” to help rid property of the destructive animals.
One of the most popular series of coins to collect is the Morgan dollar. These big silver coins were designed by George T. Morgan and were first produced in 1878. Each of these contain 77% of an ounce of silver, making one worth a minimum of about $22 at today’s price of silver. These were minted from 1878 through 1904, and production was then halted until 1921 for one last year of issue. At various times, these coins were minted in Carson City, Denver, San Francisco, New Orleans, and Philadelphia.
Part of the reason these coins were minted was the discovery of the Comstock Lode near Virginia City, Nevada. This was a huge silver mine that produced nearly seven million TONS of silver from 1860 to 1880 when it played out. Of course, with all that silver available, Congressman from the western states got the Bland-Allison Act passed in 1878, which mandated the silver dollar as the coin of the realm.
Looking at the mintages of each year they were made, there were about two thirds of a billion of them minted. Most of these are not rare. Many, in fact, are available in high grades for really reasonable prices. However, the 1893 S, the king of the Morgans, will cost multiple thousands of dollars since only 100,000 were minted.
Veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom were honored with a “Welcome Home” dinner by the VFW Post 3278 along with the Ladies and Men’s Auxiliaries on Wednesday, August 8th at 6pm.
The OIF Veterans were invited to bring their families and enjoy a complimentary dinner in their honor to mark the anniversary of the official end of the war on August 31, 2010.
With the start of school quickly approaching, the area schools have released school supply lists. Schools including, Bangs, Blanket, Brookesmith, Brownwood, Early, May and Zephyr all have lists included.
School will officially start on August 27th for Bangs, Blanket, Brookesmith, Brownwood, Early, May and Zephyr Independent School Districts.
School Supply Lists:
Brownwood ISDElementary (All Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades)
Coggin Elementary (4th grade)
Brownwood Intermediate (5th and 6th grades)
If you’ve got grasshopper problems now, you’re probably going to continue to have them until this fall, said a Texas AgriLife Extension Service entomologist. Grasshoppers are long-lived; they’re with us most of the summer, and growers are still battling them, said Dr. Allen Knutson, AgriLife Extension entomologist, Dallas. Some producers have already had to re-treat two or three times to protect crops. Excessive grasshopper numbers can consume forage amounts equal to a grown cow. Grasshoppers thrive in hot weather; the problems they pose to yards, landscapes, and crops will likely get worse before they get better. There are really only five species of grasshoppers that pose much of a problem. It appears that we have a large number of these species of grasshoppers right now.
As we get into the hot, dry summer, more and more of their wild host plants, weeds, and wild grasses dry up, and that forces them into our yards, landscapes, and crop areas, especially irrigated fields. High grasshopper populations are tied to drought for a number of reasons. The first grasshopper hatch was earlier than normal because spring warmed up sooner than normal. Because many areas had a dry winter, a fungus, Entomophthora grylli, that usually causes high grasshopper mortality was not as prevalent in many areas.
Eastland’s 11th court of appeals has overturned the conviction of Brownwood resident Joe Cooksey, who had been found guilty of illegal disclosure of confidential information from a tape recording of a closed session of the Brown County Commissioners. The charge was a class B Misdemeanor.
Cooksey represented himself before the appellate court in Eastland. Court of Appeals Chief Justice Jim Wright published the opinion on the court’s website, and it became official after it was read Thursday morning at 9am.
Judge Wright wrote that the charges against Cooksey are reversed and he is acquitted. The court further determined that the closed session of the commissioners’ court was not a legal executive or closed session under the Texas Open Meetings Act.
Current year Texas hunting and fishing licenses (except year-to-date fishing licenses) expire Aug. 31, and new licenses for 2012-2013 will go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 15.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department issues about 2.1 million hunting and fishing licenses annually through the agency’s 28 field offices, more than 58 state parks and at over 1,600 retailers across Texas. Licenses may also be purchased online through the TPWD Web site at www.tpwd.state.tx.us/buy or by phone (800-895-4248) with a $5 convenience fee required for each transaction , Call center hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday — Friday. The online transaction system is available 24/7. A transaction receipt may be printed at the time of purchase for online and a confirmation number is provided for phone orders, and the physical license is mailed separately. Confirmation numbers will verify that a license has been purchased, which is sufficient for dove hunting, but will not allow hunters to take fish or wildlife that require a tag.
Dove Hunting Requirements
In addition to a hunting license, all wing shooters will need to purchase a game bird stamp. To hunt dove or teal in September, a Migratory Game Bird Stamp ($7) is required. Duck hunters also need to purchase a Federal Duck Stamp and receive HIP (Harvest Information Program) certification. HIP certification involves a brief survey of previous year’s hunting success and is conducted at the time licenses are purchased. Certification will be printed on the license. Lifetime license holders must also be HIP-certified and purchase the Federal Duck Stamp to hunt migratory birds. All other state stamp endorsements are included with a lifetime license.
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs released sales tax allocation numbers for August which showed mixed results for Brown County cities.
Brownwood sales tax numbers were slightly up with a 1.25% increase over last month. Brownwood is still up 5.25% year-to-date according to the Comptroller’s office.
The City of Early showed a decline in August of -5.40% from the previous month but is still slightly up year-to-date by 0.5% in sales tax allocations.
Blanket also showed a decline in sale tax allocations for August while Bangs was up.
Statewide, Combs will send August local sales tax allocations totaling $632.1 million to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts. August sales tax allocations are up 4.2 percent compared to August 2011.
The announcement came out to all IBM managers; 30 years and out retirement package, no deduction for age. I had started working for the International Business Machines just four months after graduating from high school and I would be 50 years old the next year. It suddenly hit me, I could retire the next year with full pension and they even gave a bridge to retirement where they paid your society security until I reached age 62. On top of that, they gave one year’s pay to further sweeten the pot. I was a manger in Southlake Texas, with over 40 people on two shifts of a computer room and help desk with Hispanics, Asians, African American and whites. The stress level was off the charts, and I knew if I waited until I was 60 or 65, I would be a dead man.
- Law Enforcement Blotter 8/8 – Burning Object Thrown at House
- Weekly Fishing Reports for Area Lakes
- 20th Reunion Planned for Brownwood High Class of 1992
- Two-Vehicle Accident at West Austin and West Commerce
- Morelock Will Not Seek Re-Election for Brownwood School Board
- BBQ Fundraiser for Andrea Romero
- Pregnancy Care Center to Show ‘October Baby’
- TxDOT Says Driving Friendly Is Not Enough, Drive Safe Too
- Man Arrested After Car Crashes Into Apartment
- Pecan Tree Problems
- Accused Big Lake Shooter Dies
- Law Enforcement Blotter 8/7