Do you have an interest in vegetable gardening and/or improving your home landscape? Do you know how you are going to manage to keep your yard and trees healthy with restrictions on outdoor watering? If your answer was yes then you might be interested in attending some or all of the Lunch-N-Learn Garden/Home Landscape series which will begin on Thursday April 5, 2012.
The Lunch-N-Learn series is actually four one hour programs. The dates and topics are:
- April 5 - Edible Gardening, Container Gardening, Vegetable Gardens
- May 3 - Turf grass / Lawn Care and Problems
- June 7 - Yard Tree Care
- September - Pomegranate Trees in the Landscape
This garden landscape series is sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Brown County Master Gardener's Association. All of the one hour programs will be held at the Brown County Youth Fair Barn located on Hwy 377 South, with the exception of the June 7th program. It will be held at the Brown County Extension Office located at 605 Fisk Avenue in Brownwood. All of these programs will be conducted from 12 noon - 1 p.m..
Howard Payne University will host Resurrection Week, the university’s annual spring revival, April 2-4. The featured speaker for the week is Mike Satterfield of Field of Grace Ministries from Alabaster, Alabama. Music will be provided by Roger Cullins, a worship leader and songwriter from Houston. Cullins is a 2003 graduate of HPU.
Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday through Wednesday and 7:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday at the university’s Mims Auditorium. All services are open to the public.
On Monday at 2:30 p.m., there will be a meet-and-greet time for students to get to know the Resurrection Week team at the “Hub,” HPU’s Baptist Student Ministry office.
After-service fellowships will be held in front of Mims Auditorium on Monday and Tuesday evenings beginning at 8:45 p.m. Additionally, there will be a prayer meeting for the Resurrection Week services on Sunday, April 1, at 9:00 p.m., in the Bullion Suites of the Mabee University Center.
Striving for as much prayer as possible for the week, students will lead a Prayer Walk around campus Monday-Wednesday at 7 a.m. beginning at Mims Auditorium.
Emergency responders were called to the scene of an accident near the corner of Avenue D and 11th Street, shortly before 5pm Thursday, involving a vehicle that struck a tree. The male driver of the vehicle was transported to the emergency room for his injuries.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Wednesday & Thursday, March 28 & 29, 2012.
Saturday, March 24
*9:42pm-Brownwood Police were called to the 1500 block of Avenue B regarding a juvenile problem. According to the report, the complainant stated that his 16-year-old foster son had pushed him. The juvenile was placed in custody for Assault Offensive Threat or Touch-Family Member.
Sunday, March 25
*9:46am-Brown County Sheriff’s Office received a report of theft at a residence in Bangs. According to the report, two tool boxes were stolen from the complainant’s garage.
Monday, March 26
*6:13am-Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1100 block of Avenue H regarding the burglary of a vehicle which had just occurred. According to the report, items taken included two debit cards, a child support card, $1700 in cash, a black overnight bag containing makeup, a cell phone, and a check written to the complainant for $800. No suspect information was available at the time of the report.
The Howard Payne University Model United Nations team participated in the WorldMUN conference, March 11-15, hosted by Harvard University’s World Model United Nations team in Vancouver, British Columbia.
“The opportunity to participate in the Harvard World MUN conference allowed our students to simulate service as international diplomats with more than 2,000 students from some of the world’s leading universities,” said Samuel Greene, assistant professor of political science at HPU. “Our students more than held their own and had some great intercultural experiences along the way.”
Early High School and the Early Police Department held a Shattered Dreams program Thursday afternoon to raise student awareness of the dangers of drinking or texting while driving.
A mock accident scene was viewed by students, parents and faculty in the parking lot of the football stadium which consisted of a two-car head-on collision caused by a drunk driver and a 3rd car whose driver is texting and hits the accident that has already occurred. The result of the staged accident was where one fatality at the scene occurred and one patient was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Community effort and community support is helping make the 2012 Good Samaritan Ministries Empty Bowls Project a success and is helping to make a difference to the hungry in Brownwood and across the world. The event runs until 7pm Thursday night at the Brownwood Coliseum and all funds raised go directly to the hungry, 90% is kept locally and the other 10% is tithed to a world hunger organization.
At lunch, hundreds of people came to participate in the program, admire and pick out hand painted bowls and enjoy soup donated by local restaurants. The bowls were then taken home to be a symbol of the many people facing empty bowls and the reality of hunger. Live music was enjoyed as participants dined.
The Early Chamber of Commerce featured Business of the Month for March 2012 is Dazzling Diva’s.Brittany is celebrating her one year anniversary since she opened her store at the Heartland Mall. She will be having refreshments and special offers on Saturday March 31, 2012. Dazzling Diva’s was chosen for her constant contribution to the community and The Early Chamber of Commerce.
Members of Howard Payne University’s Moot Court team received the highest rankings at a recent tournament at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Jake Aschmutat, a senior from Corpus Christi, and Charity Chambers, a junior from Derby, Kan., were named the Tournament Champions after defeating teams from Texas A&M University and the University of North Texas in the semifinal and final rounds of the tournament.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce's second annual Total Resource Campaign (TRC) wrapped up on Tuesday with a victory party where volunteers and teams were recognized for their accomplishments.
Bonnie Harkey, the 86-year-old woman who was among two people killed after being attacked at a San Saba home last weekend, suffered a severe beating and was likely alive when she was dumped into a shallow grave some 200 miles from her home, an autopsy report release Wednesday said. Harkey is pictured left.
Leon County Justice of the Peace Doug Preston said the cause of death for Harkey was "homicidal violence comprising blunt-force head injuries" and probable asphyxiation, including drowning.
Harkey’s stepson, 59-year-old Bruce Harkey, was arrested Wednesday on a criminal solicitation of capital murder warrant in connection with the case. Court documents state that he offered the woman’s grandson, 28-year-old Carl Wade Pressley, money in a murder-for-hire plot.
Harkey's body was found in a make-shift grave in a ravine in Hilltop Lakes RV Park in Leon County. Preston said the autopsy showed signs of drowning, but that it was unlikely that she was dumped into a body of water. More likely, he said, Harkey breathed in standing water from recent rains in the area.
- Reminder: Empty Bowls Project Today at the Coliseum
- Recent Rains Stimulate Weed Growth
- Girl Scouts of Central Texas Honor 2012 Women of Distinction
- Adult Softball League Meeting Set for April 4th
- HPU Social Work Club to Host Cinderella Project Prom Dress Giveaway
- BPD Graduates Twenty One from Citizen Police Academy
- Snyder to Participate in Dallas Cup Soccer Tournament
- BHS Actors Bring Home Several Awards from District UIL One-Act Contest
- Santa Anna Cemetery Association to Hold Workday Saturday
- Rainwater Collection Program to be Offered Saturday
- Fitzgearld-Sutton Engagement
- Kinnins to Compete at National Talent Competition in June