A three car accident occurred Wednesday morning along Hwy 377S in the southbound lanes at the intersection of 8th Street, sending one to the hospital. The accident occurred approximately 9:40am.
According to police on scene, the accident occurred as the first two vehicles were yielding to oncoming traffic before attempting to merge into the southbound flow of traffic. A green Chevrolet king cab pickup collided with a black Cadillac Escalade sending it into the Hummer in front of it.
The Brownwood Jaycees announce they will be having a meet and greet at Humphrey Pete's this Thursday, May 17th, at 7:00 pm featuring the President of the Texas Junior Chamber of Commerce Stephine Traugott. The Jaycees invite anyone who is interested in joining the Jaycees to come out to Humphrey Pete's and meet all the new officers of the Brownwood Jaycees and the president of the Texas Junior Chamber of Commerce. There will also be discussing upcoming events and different projects. Free drinks and snacks will be provided.
As all clubs depend on memberships, and until recently only a small group of people have been holding the Brownwood Jaycees together as an organization, representatives of the organization said that they are excited to have over 20 new members and are looking forward to doing great things in the community.
The Brownwood Jaycees is a leadership training organization that builds up leaders in the community through small and large community projects.New officers are include Stephine Swan, President; Ashley McLaughlin, Treasurer (also HPU graduate); Chris Brindley, Membership Vice President; Leslie King, Individual Development Vice President (Host of Meet and Greet); and Pat McLaughlin, Management Vice President.
The VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 3278 recently presented a special memory book to the son of a military woman, SPC Karen LeBlanc Swain (U.S. Army), who was killed in an auto accident in March.
She was active duty until January and transferred to the Active Reserves when she was killed. She had served one deployment in Afghanistan.
The Bereaved Parents Support Group held their annual balloon lift-off event at Coggin Park on Tuesday.
The yearly event allowed those grieving the chance to send love to heaven on a helium filled balloon.
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced Tuesday that Texas State Technical College has been awarded a grant for welding technician training.
The grant in the amount of $278,712 will be used by TSTC to construct a mobile training welding lab, according to TSTC Associate Vice President of Enrollment Brian Kight.
“Essentially it’s an 18-wheeler that we can move from place to place to provide welding training,” Kight said.
According to Kight, the mobile welding lab will be ready for use in 2 to 3 months.
Ten other schools across the state were also awarded grants by the State Comptroller’s office.
Brownwood High School sophomores were recognized Monday night for successfully passing the PLAN Pre-ACT test earlier this year.The test is a comprehensive guidance resource that helps students measure their current academic development, explore career/training options, and make plans for the remaining years of high school and post-graduation years.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
Monday May 14
*1:22pm-Brownwood Police responded to the 2900 block of Good Shepherd regarding an unwanted person. According to the report, the complainant stated that a known person has been knocking on his door repeatedly that day and that he believes the suspect was checking to see if anyone was at the residence. The suspect is a known burglar and the complainant does not want him on his property, the report states. A trespass warning was issued to the suspect for the residence at the complainant’s request according to police.*6:21pm-Brownwood Police were dispatched to a traffic accident at the intersection of the 2300 block of Avenue B and 1000 block of 11th Street. According to the report, the driver of one of the vehicles, identified as Andrew Thomas, Jr., was arrested for Driving While License Invalid/Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility.
The students of the Latch Key Program had the opportunity to see an ambulance and helicopter up close this week. AirEvac and Guardian EMS made a visit to the program to talk to the children about their vehicles and what they do as well as let the children tour them.
Fallen officers from agencies across the state of Texas were honored by Brown County emergency responders, local officials and law enforcement supporters who gathered Tuesday at the Brown County Law Enforcement Center for a Memorial Service.
May 15, 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of a joint resolution of the U.S. Congress in 1962 that created National Police Week and May 15th as Police Day, a fitting date for such a ceremony.
Brownwood Chief of Police Mike Corley and Brown County Sheriff Bobby Grubbs gave opening remarks reminding those present that the service was intended to honor the fallen and pay respects to their families who have also sacrificed a lot through their loved ones’ service.
The Pecan Valley Republican Women’s Club was recently welcomed to the Early Chamber of Commerce.
The PVRW meet every 4th Wednesday at the Brownwood Country Club at 11:30 a.m. The public is encouraged to attend. This month the speaker for their May 23, 2012 meeting is Jim Morris. The cost of the buffet is $12 and payable at the door.
Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas is pleased to announce that 57 Brownwood High School students earned a National Career Readiness Certificate in May. Upperclassmen took three sections of the national assessment to measure their skills in the foundational areas of Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information. Based on their results, students were awarded a certificate in one of four levels: bronze, silver, gold, or platinum. This certificate serves as a common language between employers, job seekers, educators, and economic developers. It is also accepted nationwide and is good for five years. Funding for the assessments is provided through a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. Employers throughout the 19-county region are also being asked to sign a letter of commitment signifying their willingness to recognize and promote the certificate during their hiring processes.
Assessments can be conducted at the Workforce Solutions offices or coordinated through a school/organization. The employer letter of commitment can be found on the Workforce Solutions website. Please visit www.workforcesystem.org/NCRC for more information about testing and employer support.
- SAHS Lady Mountaineer Hannah Hartman Claims Bronze at State
- U.S. Chamber’s Institute Awards Missi Malone the Regent Scholarship
- A Long Ride for March of Dimes
- BISD: Incoming Freshmen to Use MacBook Air Computers
- Law Enforcement Blotter 5/14
- Ladies Auxiliary Makes Donation to Meals on Wheels
- Felony Offenders Sentenced in District Court
- HPU Students Awarded for Servant Leadership
- Student Brings Pellet Pistol to School
- Santa Anna Students Receive American History Awards
- Bees Swarm at Residence Sending Two Victims to the Hospital
- Ribbon Cutting for Brown County Republican Party