FEMA will host a floodplain meeting on Tuesday, April 9th from 4 PM – 6:30 PM at the Adams Street Community Center to discuss revisions to floodplain maps.
All Brownwood, Early, Blanket, and Brown County citizens who live in low lying areas and/or within close proximity of creeks/streams are invited to attend the come and go meeting. Lending institutions and insurance representatives are also invited to attend. Preliminary floodplain maps will be available for review showing the changes.
The HPU Social Work Club began their annual Cinderella Project Prom Dress Giveaway on Friday, at Howard Payne’s Girling Center for Social Justice located on Austin Avenue next to the Academy of Freedom. The project continues Saturday, 10 AM-2 PM.
Through this annual project, HPU’s social work club helps girls who cannot afford to purchase prom dresses find the dress to make them feel like Cinderella. This year over 100 dresses in various styles and sizes are available to choose from. The program is offered to any girl from Brown or the surrounding counties who cannot afford a prom dress.
Christian Comedian Jamey Ragle was the featured speaker Thursday evening at the Howard Payne University Mabee Center Bullion Suites. The event was organized by KPSM and KBUB Christian Radio in Brownwood and sponsored by the Brownwood Jaycees. Station Manager Christian McDaniel said, “the event was to bring the area Pastors together in unity…to unite the various Christian ministries, hopefully crossing any denominational boundaries. The goal is to unite the churches efforts in bringing God’s message of salvation, despite any so-called ‘perceived’ differences” in theology. I mean we’re all Christians, preaching and teaching Salvation through Jesus Christ, and that’s the bottom line isn’t it?”
The evening meals and entertainment was free of charge to pastors and the spouses, provided by Sodexo Food Service.
Kindergarten students at Northwest Elementary recently soaked up science using different senses as they rotated through various stations during “Super Science Week.”
During the week of March 25th, students filled the cafeteria where stations were set up to give them unique opportunities to see and experience science in action.
“Each class would go to a different station each day and learn or work with the materials at that station,” explained Northwest Elementary kindergarten teacher, Dana Cyr.
Throughout the week students were able to get hands-on experience with everything from magnetism and earth science to using the five senses and studying how things change.
A large crowd came to Brownwood High School Friday afternoon to send off the Lady Lions soccer team as they advance to the Region III – 4A Sectional round of the playoffs.
The Lady Lions will face Waco University Friday night at 7:00 PM in Copperas Cove. The Lady Lions’ bus was escorted out by members of the Brownwood Fire Department and Heart of Texas EMS.
Law enforcement arrests and reports released Friday, April 5, 2013.
Wednesday, April 3
*10:24 AM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of Main Street regarding criminal mischief. According to the report, a TxDOT employee reported graffiti painted on both the Truman Harlow and Bill Monroe overpasses. According to the report, the word “LAAMAPOLA” had been painted on the inside wall of the Truman Harlow overpass and “J.W. & A. C.” had been spray painted on the outside lower entrance section of the Bill Monroe overpass. According to the TxDOT employee, the cleanup of the damage would cost approximately $5000 and TxDOT wished to pursue charges for the damage. No suspect information or time of the damage was known at the time of the report.
*12:12 PM – Brownwood Police were called to the 2600 block of N. Main Blvd. regarding a domestic disturbance. According to the report, the complainant stated that the mother of his child physically assaulted him after a verbal argument.*12:41 PM – Brownwood Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of 14th Street regarding a computer security breach. According to the report, the complainant told officers that someone has been attempting to log onto the complainant’s computer system the past several days without authorization. A search of IP addresses of the attempted breaches indicated that the suspects were using IP addresses from the United States, Argentina and other locations, the report states. The suspects have been unsuccessful in gaining access to the complainant’s computer files; however contact with the Internet provider and an IT contractor is being made to assist with additional computer security measures, according to law enforcement.
The Brownwood High School horticulture and landscape class will host their annual plant sale from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12th at the BHS greenhouse.Approximately 1000 plants, including 450 geraniums and 200 hanging baskets, will be available for purchase. All of these plants are grown and cared for by the students of the class in the greenhouse. All proceeds from the sale benefit the horticulture classes. Costs of plants range from $1-$10 each.
Emergency responders were called to a two-vehicle accident Friday afternoon on Highway 67/84 between Brownwood and Bangs in front of Giles Trade Lot.
A responder on scene said that a Honda sedan struck the other vehicle, a Ford Taurus, from behind as it was attempting to make a turn. One occupant of one of the vehicles sustained some non-life threatening head injuries. The accident occurred approximately 1:25 PM.
Howard Payne University recently announced the launch of an engineering science degree program, designed to prepare students to enter the workforce as engineering assistants or to pursue bachelor’s or master’s degrees in engineering disciplines of their choice. The degree program was approved during a recent meeting of HPU’s Board of Trustees.
The multidisciplinary degree program will draw on the knowledge and expertise of HPU’s science, math and computer information systems faculty members while combining with the university’s liberal arts background and Christian worldview.
In addition to taking core courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer information technology, students will study statics, dynamics, mechanics of materials, thermodynamics, fluids, circuit analysis and environmental issues and engineering. During their senior year, all students will select a focus area of study and complete a proposal that integrates the scientific principles of research, design and analysis and applies them to engineering.“There is a strong market for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills in the U.S.,” said Dr. Brett Coulter, associate professor of mathematics, who serves as the engineering science program director. “Our newly developed program will provide HPU students with solid STEM training. All of the faculty members involved have both practical experience and much graduate-level preparation in the engineering science courses they will teach.”
As I write this, I see that gold is trading at $1568 an ounce, while silver is barely over $27. If you follow these markets at all, you might recall that not too long ago, gold was nearly $2,000 while silver was pushing $50.
If you attend coin shows, you have observed that many, if not most dealers are reporting that about all that any one is wanting is silver and gold bullion items. This would include American Silver and Gold Eagle coins as well as “junk” silver coins. Junk silver coins are common date coins from before 1965 that were made of 90% silver. Because hundreds of millions of these were minted, most are not rare and have little collectible value, so they are saved for their silver content and they represent a great way to invest in silver. What does this have to do with coin collecting? Plenty, if you are true coin collector!This means that the feeding frenzy for silver and gold has actually lowered the demand somewhat for truly collectible coins—the coins produced in a lower mintage and that are necessary to complete a set.
The weather is warming up and more children will soon be out riding their bikes, skating and skateboarding. The Brownwood/Brown County Health Department will be giving away bike helmets during the month of April as part of the Texas Medical Association’s Hard Hats for Little Heads program to help children in the area stay healthy and safe.
Head injury is the most common cause of death and serious disability from bike crashes. A helmet can reduce the risk of head injury by as much as 85 percent. The bike helmet giveaway is made possible by the Texas Medical Association and the TMA Foundation.The health department would like to invite area parents to bring their children in to update their immunizations and get a free bike helmet.
- Spring Business Showcase Booth Awards
- Tickets Now Available For HPU Sports Hall of Fame Banquet
- 2013 Spring Business Showcase – Photo Gallery
- Brownwood Girls Softball Association Season Kicks Off with Opening Ceremony – Photo Gallery
- City of Brownwood Sanitation and Landfill Departments Receive Keep Texas Beautiful Award
- Donation to BRMC from Key Club to Benefit Pediatric Patients
- Law Enforcement Blotter 4/4
- Second Public Performance of BHS One-Act Play ‘Peter Pan’ Scheduled for April 11th
- Texas 4-H Center Benefit Auction to be Held April 27th
- Early Chamber of Commerce Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Blaylock Funeral Home
- Brownwood Intermediate and Coggin Elementary Seek Sponsors & Volunteers for Little Lion Olympics
- Weekly Fishing Report for Area Lakes