On Monday, May 28, 2012, a large gathering assembled at Colquitt Williams Park in Rising Star, Texas to honor and remember our nation's Veteran's (past and present). Skipper Ezzell once again officiated this program, and encouraged every one of all ages to continue the "tradition" of showing public support for our nation's service personnel.
Brown County officials announce that the public should watch for possible road closures along County Road 234 from Brady Avenue to County Road 238 on Tuesday, May 29th and Wednesday, 30th.
A large crowd gathered to remember and celebrate the men and women in the armed forces who have given their lives for their country.
Addressing the crowd was Jim Looby, Chaplain, U.S. Navy Retired. Looby (pictured at top) spoke of the more than 450 who have given their lives just this year alone as he showed the crowd a current copy of the Navy Times, full of the pictures of the men and women who gave their lives this year in service to their country.
Education is one of the most important things that influence a child’s life, and EISD strives to make every child’s education successful. Marian Wright Edelman once wrote, “Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.” The administrators and staff of EISD set high expectations, and work diligently to reach those goals and to exceed them. This school year was no exception, and EISD would like to share with the community how the students and staff members made an impact during the current school year.
Teachers of the year: Mashawn Campbell; Meldina Mitchell; Tommy Howard; Judy Reed
Early High School PALS with the help of Community Service Volunteers Presented “Shattered Dreams,”—a life-changing program bringing to light the dangers of drunk driving and texting.
EHS Band won Sweepstakes!
Choral-Presented the musical, The Music Man, with 65 students participating
Below is a list of the voting locations in the Brown County Tuesday, May 29 primary elections.
Check your voter registration card to match your voting precinct number.
101 — Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 1800 Good Shepherd, Brownwood
105 — Southside Baptist Church, 1219 Indian Creek Dr., Brownwood,
109 — Brookesmith High School, FM 586, Brookesmith
Early High School honored the Class of 2012 during commencement Saturday night at the Brownwood Coliseum.
The top graduates from Early High School this year are Valedictorian Kaitlyn Levett and Salutatorian William Stormy Mauldin. Each addressed their fellow graduates and those in attendance.
The Brownwood Area Community Garden will be hosting a make & take rain barrel workshop on Saturday, June 2nd at 9am.
The cost of the workshop is $50 which includes food-grade 55 gallon barrel, all fittings and hardware, and complete instruction.
Registration is limited and payment must be received by May 31. Mail payment to Brown County Master Gardeners c/o Leslie Courington, 8420 CR 464, Brownwood, TX 76801.
Participants can save $5 by liking the Brown County Texas Rainwater Catchment page on Facebook.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are a sign that summer is here and just like any other fresh food, there are food safety principles that should be used with your fruits and vegetables. Whether you get them from the grocery store, roadside produce stand or your own garden, fresh fruits and vegetables can cause foodborne illness. That's because fresh produce is often eaten raw. In fact, in recent years the proportion of cases of foodborne illness linked to fresh fruits and vegetables has increased.
To help consumers keep fruits and vegetables safe to eat, the Partnership for Food Safety Education (www.fightbac.org) gives six recommendations for safe handling of fresh produce:
* Check: Food safety for fresh fruits and vegetables begins at the store. Before purchasing, make sure the produce is not bruised, cut or damaged. If purchasing items that are pre-cut, such as melons, or packaged, such as salads, buy only the items that have been kept refrigerated.
One person was airlifted Saturday afternoon after sustaining injuries after they fell out of a pickup truck near the corner of 14th Street and Avenue K.
Initial reports indicate that a teen fell from the vehicle and sustained a head injury shortly after 1pm Saturday. AirEvac Lifeteam helicopter landed in the nearby parking lot of Faith Baptist Church to transport the youth to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, according to responders on scene.
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Dates To Remember
28 - Extension Office Closed for Memorial Day
29 - Livestock Judging Practice 5:00p.m. Extension Office
29 - Deadline to turn in orders for Spaghetti Luncheon
31 - Prep Day for Spaghetti Luncheon 10:00a.m. at Extension Office
1 - Spaghetti Luncheon 8:00a.m. at Extension Office
7 - State 4-H Round Up Meeting 5:30p.m. at Extension Office
11 - 15 - State 4-H Round Up
19 - District Horse Show at Sweetwater, Texas
LIVESTOCK JUDGING PRACTICE
There will be a Livestock Judging Practice May 29th at 5:00p.m.. We will meet at the Extension Office and then go look at livestock. Hope to see you there. If you have any questions please contact Nick Gonzales.
Early voting ended in the Republican and Democratic Primary Elections on Friday, and officials at the Brown County Elections Office said that the turnout was slower than expected overall.
Assistant Elections Administrator Larry Franks said that after the two week early voting period, 2285 ballots had been cast. Franks said that 2209 of those were in the Republican primary while 76 were cast as Democrat.
“That is a 10.1% voter turnout on the Republican side,” Franks said. “In 2008, the last presidential primary, we had a 13% turnout in early voting.”
- Brownwood High School Graduation – Photos and Video
- The Brownwood Art Association Photo Group Show Kicks Off in June
- Family Aquatic Center to Offer Morning Lane Swimming
- Hidden Creatures Art Show Saturday at the Turtle
- TPWD Outlines Course of Action for Quail
- Law Enforcement Blotter 5/25
- Victory Gymnastics Academy Participates in the AGA State Meet
- District Court Jury Duty Cancelled for Tuesday, May 29
- Lunch - N - Learn Yard Tree Program June 7th
- Underwood, Rmeili Top Graduates at Brownwood High School
- County Commissioners to Continue Discussion on Radios Next Week
- BIS Computer Students Salute Military by Creating Custom Webpages