Brownwood City Council proclaimed April as Autism Awareness Month at their meeting held Tuesday, April 23rd.The proclamation outlined that autism is a lifelong disability, resulting in significant impairment of an individual’s ability to communicate, understand social interactions, and develop appropriate interactive behaviors. It also stated that autism affects not only the diagnosed individual, but their entire family and the community at large.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
Monday, April 22
*6:35 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 3200 block of Milam Drive regarding criminal mischief. According to the report, a City of Brownwood Recreational employee advised that an unknown suspect(s) damaged a city vehicle over the weekend.
*2:52 PM – Brownwood Police responded to the 300 block of Bluffview Drive regarding criminal mischief. According to the report, the property manager wished to pursue criminal charges against the suspects regarding damage to a metal door, valued at $250.00. Officers issued a criminal trespass warning to a female suspect, the report states.*3:45 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of Calvert regarding a student acting suspicious, believed to be in possession of some type of drug. According to the report, an investigation determined that the student was in possession of marijuana. The student was charged with possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces in a drug free zone, taken into custody and transported to the Brownwood Police Department, processed and taken to the juvenile justice center.
The Brownwood High School Varsity Women and A cappella Choir groups performed at Southwest High School Wednesday, April 22nd. Varsity Women received straight 1's on stage and a 2 in sight-reading and A cappella received a Sweepstakes with straight 1's on stage and in sight-reading.
“The way that the contest works is that the students perform three pieces, two of which are on a prescribed music list, and then sight-read a piece they have never seen before,” explained BHS Choir Director, Patricia Garrett. “They are then graded on their performance. A ‘1’ is the highest score we can receive.”
The works of Dr. Elisabeth Greene, adjunct faculty member in Howard Payne University’s School of Music and Fine Arts, were recently performed in the Washington, D.C. area.
Dr. Greene collaborated with D.C.-area professionals to perform scenes from her opera, “Reading Lolita in Tehran,” at the D.C. Public Library in conjunction with the feature of the book by Azar Nafisi in the D.C. Reads program. Dr. Greene also gave a public presentation about the work to her audience.Dr. Greene’s new bilingual opera “Ce que raconte le conte/How the Story Goes” premiered in March at the Lycée Rochambeau, a French international school in the D.C. area. The work retells familiar fairy tales in French and English, ending with a surprise modern twist. The work was commissioned by the French school for their presentation of Opéra Comique. The bilingual nature of the text, written by the composer, mirrors the students’ linguistic experience at a French school in the United States.
There is a sign that sits in Good Samaritan Ministries’ lobby. It reads: “Volunteers aren't paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless. –Anonymous”
“This sign pretty well sums up our thoughts on our volunteers,” said Angelia Bostick, Executive Director of Good Samaritan Ministries. “There is no way we could accomplish all that we do without our faithful volunteers and the work that they do.”
Our volunteers interview families, fill grocery bags, sort, price and hang clothes, fold plastic grocery bags, deliver Food for Thought bags to schools, serve on GSM boards and committees, raise funds and they serve as GSM advocates to their church and our community.
“They are the heartbeat and backbone of this organization, allowing us to stay open five days a week, 12 months a year and reach so many more people than if we were relying on the few paid staff we have,” Bostick said. “Logistically, we just couldn’t do it without them—and we wouldn’t want to.”The volunteers at GSM are typically the ones on the “front lines.” They are the ones that get to hear the stories of the families who come in for help. They see the tears, the embarrassment, and sometimes the heartache.
Dr. Cynthia Clawson Courtney, 1970 Howard Payne University graduate and award-winning vocalist, recently received the 2013 HPU Woman’s Club Yellow Rose Award. The honor was announced at the Yellow Rose Scholarship Luncheon held on the HPU campus.In addition to her Grammy Award in 1981, Dr. Courtney has been honored with five Dove awards and numerous Dove nominations. Her rendition of “Softly and Tenderly” was featured in the 1985 Oscar-winning motion picture, “The Trip to Bountiful.” She is a member of the Texas Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
Agencies from across the state are helping the people of West, Texas recover from the devastation of last week’s fertilizer plant explosion, and several representatives from the Brownwood area are assisting in that effort.One group, the Salvation Army of Brownwood, arrived on Saturday ready to help offer food and water to victims. Volunteers have taken vacation days from their normal jobs to help victims in West with life necessities and to offer an ear to listen to those grieving or who lost everything.
Prudential Moseley Real Estate will open its doors at their new location, 1001 Early Blvd., on Monday, April 29th.
Broker Brent Moseley stated that it will be business as usual but under a new name reflecting his ownership of the company. The new company motto is “Rock Solid.”
“All of our services will stay the same. We pride ourselves in taking care of our clients and putting their interest first. We will continue to offer our full services and assist all of our clients in buying and selling their properties. We can assist you with all of your home, land, lake and commercial needs,” Moseley said.Familiar faces of the agents the public has come to know and trust will be there to greet existing and new customers and clients, including Gary Bowen , Nita Burney, Pam Cleveland and Beverly Reid (the Sister Team), Carter Damron, Beverly Hohertz, Barbara Jessup and Becky Russell.
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Howard Payne University’s Department of Theatre will present “Dancing at Lughnasa,” at the HPU Theatre Thursday, April 25, through Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 28, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and free for all HPU faculty, staff and students.
Written by Brian Friel and first performed in Dublin, Ireland, in 1990, the play received a 1991 Olivier Award for best play of the year in Great Britain and a 1992 Tony award for best play on Broadway.“As if echoing the uncertainty of spring weather, especially in central Texas,” said Nicholas Ewen, assistant professor of theatre, “this play is a mixture of unexpected humor, romance, turmoil, grief, loss and, ultimately, the sublime appreciation of finding your moment, however elusive or transitory, to abandon all worries and all reason simply to dance.”
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on April 18th for one of their newest members, Condor Document Services.
Condor Document Services supplies professional on-site document shredding for the communities in Central Texas and the Hill Country.Call them at (830) 637-7204 for more details about their services.
- Reminder: Texas 4-H Center Benefit Auction to be Held April 27th
- Early High School Students Compete at Future Problem Solving State Bowl
- Law Enforcement Blotter 4/23
- Orders Being Taken for Brownwood Lions Baseball Playoff Shirts
- Brownwood High School HOSA Students Qualify for Nationals
- PAWS Canine of the Week
- Entries Now Being Accepted for the 50th Annual Brown County Rodeo Parade
- Early Chamber to Host Candidate Forum Thursday for Upcoming EISD Elections
- Reminder: Health Expo 2013 to be Held Wednesday, April 24th
- City of Brownwood Names Baseball Fields in Honor of Williams and Gleaton
- Chili’s Fundraiser for Family of Andrea Romero
- Brownwood Firefighters Stand Guard over Firefighters Killed in West Explosion, Will Attend Memorial