The burn ban, which has been in place for several months in Brown County due to dry weather and excessive temperatures, was lifted by Brown County commissioners on Monday.
A brief discussion of the recent rains last weekend and green grass ended with commissioners cautiously lifting the ban. Commissioner Steve Adams reminded the court that this can be a temporary lifting of the ban, as it can be reinstated at the next meeting if needed. The commissioners’ court is scheduled to meet next on November 7th; however, if necessary, the court can call a special meeting to place a new burn ban into effect.
“We can always call a special meeting with 72 hours notice,” said Commissioner Adams.
Texas law prohibits vehicles from passing any school bus that is stopped and has its flashing red lights activated to protect children getting onto and off of a school bus. However, some motorists still break the law and place schoolchildren at risk of injury or death.
During National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 17-21), Texas Highway Patrol Troopers in many rural areas of the state may be riding on or following school buses to catch motorists who break the law.
When a vehicle illegally passes a stopped school bus with the red lights activated, Troopers riding on the bus will radio ahead to other Troopers who will then pull over the offending motorist and issue a ticket that could cost up to $1,000. Troopers will also be patrolling areas where school buses pick up and drop off children, looking for motorists violating the school bus law.
A tanker truck interrupted traffic at approximately 8:00am Monday morning when it rolled over in the southbound lane of Hwy 377/67 just past the intersection of Hwy 84/183S in Early.
Reports released for the week of October 9-15, 2011 from the Brownwood Fire Department indicate responses to 20 medical emergencies, 2 motor vehicle accidents, 2 fire calls, and 1 utility hazard.
Reports of interest include:
Sunday, October 9
*9:14am – BFD responded to an alarm system malfunction.
Monday, October 10
*7:07pm – BFD was called to a brush fire.
Thursday, October 13
*11:31am – BFD was dispatched to 2500 Songbird for an alarm activation for water flow. A truck had knocked down some sprinklers. Fire crews arrived, shut off water to sprinkler system and notified alarm company.
Feral hogs are taking over the Texas countryside and Brown County resident Jerry Campbell is doing his best to rid the state of this costly nuisance. This week, America will get a look at the Campbell family in their own reality show, “American Hoggers”, which will premier Wednesday, October 19th on the A&E Network. The show features the Campbell family and their adventures as they struggle to rescue Texas residents and ranchers from the devastating chaos caused by millions of invasive wild boars, states A&E.
Early High School hosted its third annual Heart of Texas Marching Festival on Saturday bringing in their largest number of competing bands since the event began. Bands from San Saba, Brady, DeLeon, Eden, Breckenridge, Mason, Santa Anna, Brownwood, Coleman, Early, and Howard Payne University performed during the five hour festival.
Brownwood High School’s Mighty Maroon Marching Band took first place overall in the competition and also won awards for outstanding brass, outstanding woodwinds, outstanding percussion, outstanding colorguard, and outstanding drum majors.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a great time to focus on health and wellness. An important part of staying "cancer free" is maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly. If you are overweight, inactive and post-menopausal, your risk for breast cancer increases. Whether you are 25 or 75, there is a fitness plan that is right for you to promote a healthy lifestyle.
As women, many of us dread aging. But regular exercise can help make you feel and look a lot younger than you really are. There are many benefits to exercise at any age. For example, exercising regularly can help you manage your weight. Regular exercise can raise your metabolic rate. An increased metabolism means your body will get more efficient at burning calories. Overall, you'll burn more calories all the time, even when you're not working out.
The Howard Payne University men's soccer team recorded their first shutout of the season with a 2-0 victory over McMurry University Saturday afternoon.
Howard Payne's Shane Cazad scored his 12th and 13th goals of the season to give the Yellow Jackets the 2-0 win over McMurry.
Cazad's first was in the 15th minute on an assist from Reese Lawson from the outside left. He scored his second of the day in the 81st minute on a Jaime Benitez assist from the midfield.
Howard Payne is now 6-6 overall and 5-6 in ASC play, while McMurry falls to 1-13 overall and 0-9 in conference.
The Howard Payne University football team allowed 21 second quarter points and fell to nationally ranked Louisiana College 42-14 at Gordon Wood Stadium Saturday afternoon.
The Victory Life Academy Warriors made the long trek to Lubbock on Saturday to face Christ the King Trojans notching another win and continuing their winning streak.
The Warriors defeated the Trojans in two quarters with a final score of 62-18.
VLA had 361 yards of total offense led by Tyler McDaniel with 87 yards rushing and 256 yards passing.
The Warriors go to a 7-0 record on the season as they look to face Notre Dame Catholic next week at home who have a 6-1 record.
Eight homes in Brownwood received a fresh coat of paint Saturday thanks to a local partnership to help enhance the character of local neighborhoods and aid homeowners to improve their homes who cannot do the work themselves.
Mormon Helping Hands, Home Depot and the Pride for Areas Surrounding Schools (PASS) initiative of Brownwood ISD and the City of Brownwood banded together for the day of work to apply the fresh coat of paint to the homes. Of the eight houses selected, four are owned by residents over 65 or disabled.
- Howard Payne 2011 Homecoming Parade - Photos
- Brownwood Lions Fall To Snyder Tigers – Photos
- Bangs Defeats Early in Cross-County Showdown
- Friday Night High School Football Scoreboard 10/14
- Jackets and Lady Jackets Fall To Hardin-Simmons
- 2011 Bulldog Cross Country Results
- Culpepper Named 2011 HPU Homecoming Queen
- 4-H News and Notes
- Commissioner Steve Adams Enters Plea of Not Guilty at Arraignment
- Law Enforcement Blotter 10/14
- City of Brownwood Continues Brush and Bulky Items Collection
- Firefighters Talk to Latch Key During Fire Prevention Week