Brownwood Lions turned around their season with a big win against the Snyder Tigers 49-14, thrilling their coaches and giving a morale boost to the team.
“We finally got some breaks and got things going tonight,” said Lions head coach Bob Shipley. “When we didn’t force a turn over, we got punt returns or recovered fumbles. I’m thrilled with this win tonight.”
Dedicating the game to their injured player Clint Taylor, the Lions came out strong in the first quarter and kept the trend going to the end of the game allowing Snyder to score only twice. Players Vickers and Newman wore the injured Taylor and Colton Guidry’s jerseys as well.
Area games and other games of interest are listed below. Football game scores are reported as final.
Brownwood - 49
Llano - 39
The first annual “Tell a Police Officer ‘Thank You’ Day” is scheduled to take place Saturday. The initiative was started by the Whole Truth Project, an organization with a mission to promote a pro-police message.
The Law Enforcement Spousal Assoc of Brown County encourages everyone to take time to thank local law enforcement officials for their service and protection.The group states that police officers risk their lives to protect and serve their communities yet too often get “a bad rap.”
A presentation by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, originally scheduled to be hosted on Howard Payne University’s campus on September 25, has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.
Coggin Elementary Principal, Todd Lewis, will participate in the Hands on a House contest held during the Brownwood Reunion Celebration. “He is planning on trying to win and turn around and selling the building to split the money between two families,” said Brenda Hernandez, a bilingual instructional assistant at Coggin Elementary.
Two Coggin Elementary families have experienced recent hardships, and Lewis is hoping he can help. “Lenzi DeLuna was a student at Coggin Elementary last school year and was diagnosed with cancer,” said Hernandez. “Mr. Lewis is hoping if he wins they could use the money for traveling expenses and other necessities Lenzi will need.”
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Thursday and Friday, September 13-14, 2012.
Wednesday, September 12
*12:55pm-Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 300 block of E. Commerce regarding theft. According to the report, a juvenile was issued a citation and a criminal trespass warning for the store’s location after the juvenile allegedly took a wallet, valued at $15. The wallet was returned to the store, the report states.
*3:08pm-Brownwood Police were called to the 2700 block of Avenue D regarding criminal mischief. The report states that a suspect is known.
*4:08pm-Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 2800 block of 1st Street regarding criminal mischief. According to the report, the passenger window of the complainant’s vehicle was shot out.
*5:24pm- Brownwood Police responded to a dormitory on the campus at the request of the Howard Payne University Department of Public Safety regarding narcotics. According to the report, dormitory personnel had discovered narcotics in the room of a student. An investigation led to the arrest of one student, identified as 18-year-old Mikenzie Rodriguez, who was charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of a Controlled Substance, according to the report and Brown County Jail records.
After a storm in early June caused roof and water damage at Austin Avenue Church of Christ, members and ministers rallied together to repair the facilities to make them usable again for worship, and ministries. Thanks in a large part, to the members who volunteered their time, this past Sunday was the second Sunday that worship services were able to be held in the auditorium since the storm.
“It was incredible,” said Roland Bowen, Missions and Adult Education Minister. “The day following [the storm] we had a lot of people out, it was completely volunteer labor to get the all of the tin off the parking lot from the roof, and all the damage, to try and get it fixed up.”
TYFL is currently selling raffle tickets to benefit the Bode Memorial Fund, in honor of their Maroon Lion #8 Austin Bode. The drawing will be held on Friday, September 21st.
There are six prizes in the raffle and tickets are $2 for 1 or $5 for 3. Prizes include the following:
First Prize: 42 Inch LG 1080 120 LED Smart TV wifi ready, retails for over $999 from Shaw TV
Second Prize: Classic Escape Package from Fancy’s Day Spa, $160 retail value
Third Prize: Full Auto Detail from “The Shop” $150 retail
Fourth Prize: $100 Gift Certificate to Wilson Cleaners
Fifth Prize: Creek Bend Golf Course in Blanket – 18 holes for 2 people plus cart, $100 retail
The 12th Annual Reunion Celebration is here and organizers have released the event schedule and map.
Events throughout the weekend promise to entertain and challenge participants. From concerts, magic shows, parades to endurance challenges such as Hands on a House, the 5K and 10K runs. Everyone is invited to come to downtown Brownwood and get ready to have some fun as the community celebrates all that is Brownwood in an 1980s fashion. The Reunion Celebration begins at 5:00pm on Friday, September 14th and runs through 8pm on Sunday.
Organizers, workers and volunteers were in full setup mode on Thursday, getting ready for the 12th annual Brownwood Reunion Celebration which will be held September 14-16. Periodic rain showers didn’t slow anything for organizers as they began turning the area between the Depot Civic & Cultural Center and the Brownwood Coliseum into festival grounds.
Concert tickets for the main stage performances of Rick Springfield on Friday and Wade Bowen on Saturday were selling quickly so fans could take advantage of the advance ticket price. The weekend concert passes will be available until noon on Friday for $15 at Brownwood Music, KOXE, Wendlee Broadcasting, and the Brownwood and Early Chambers of Commerce. Prices at the gate will be $20 each for the weekend pass.
Local Martial Artist Sensei Robert N. Green II of KBK Martial Arts, was inducted into the Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame in Houston, Texas On July 28th. The event lasted three days with the first two days being dedicated to Martial Arts seminars of all types by some of the greatest Martial Artists the world has to offer, and the third day being filled with grappling, sparring, weapons forms, and kata competitions. The whole experience was an amazing exhibition of Martial Arts skill according to Green.The Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame was established over 15 years ago by Professor Silverio P. Guerra as a way to give recognition to individuals that have made significant contributions to the Martial Arts. It also is designed to promote increasing public awareness of the positive role Martial Arts plays in the lives of countless participants, regardless of age, sex, or physical ability, worldwide. Only those who have met rigorous standards are considered for induction into the Hall of Fame.
- Talpa Man Indicted by Federal Grand Jury
- Northwest Elementary Holds Patriots Day Neighborhood Reading Party
- HPU Lauded by National Publication for Providing Quality Education and Great Value
- Lions Club to Offer Hearing and Vision Screening at Area Schools
- Ron Jackson Employee Honored for 40 Years of Service
- Oncor to Offer Interactive Exhibit Featuring New Smart Meters
- Hands on a House Contestants Selected
- Friends Ask for Help Looking for Missing Woman
- Museum Announces Expanded Hours, New Exhibit for Reunion Celebration
- Weekly Fishing Reports for Area Lakes
- Family Services Awards August Basket
- Afternoon Accident at Avenue D and Durham