Howard Payne University’s chapter of Tau Beta Sigma, a national honorary band sorority, will host a Christmas dinner on Tuesday, November 27, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church of Brownwood. A minimum $5 donation is requested and proceeds will go toward the purchase of new uniforms for the HPU Yellow Jacket Band.
The dinner will consist of lasagna, salad, bread and dessert, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Drinks will be provided by Chicken Express.Following the event, HPU will host a concert by the University Singers at 7 p.m. in Grace Chapel, and Christmas on the Plaza at 8 p.m. at Old Main Tower.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the VFW Post 3278 Ladies and Men's Auxiliaries on November 14th as new members of the Chamber.In operation over 77 years, the VFW Post 3278 is a service organization that honors veterans and their families. Monthly meetings are held the second Wednesday each month at 6 PM at 2300 Stephen F. Austin in Brownwood.
Brownwood Texas Genealogical Library announces that it is the newest FamilySearch affiliate library. The new designation means library patrons will have greater and more convenient access to the wealth of genealogical resources available through FamilySearch.
FamilySearch is the world’s largest repository of genealogical records and manages the famous Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. It has amassed billions of birth, marriage, death, census, land, and court records of genealogical significance from over 130 countries.
Family Search is extending access to its collections by circulating microfilms of the historical records through select public libraries, which now includes the Brownwood Texas Genealogical Library. It is a priceless resource for local residents interested in discovering their family tree.“Less than 5% of the world’s genealogical records are available online, and most family history researchers cannot afford to travel to an archive nationally or worldwide to find the historic records they are seeking,” said Paul Nauta, FamilySearch public affairs manager. “If Family Search has filmed the records they need, then as far as they will need to travel to view them is the Brownwood Texas Genealogy Library.”
Coggin Elementary will be holding a Watch D.O.G.S. “Re-Kick-off” event on November 27th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
WATCH D.O.G.S.®, a K-12 program, invites fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other father figures to volunteer at least one day all day at their child’s/student's school during the school year. The program is designed to bring in and provide positive male role models for the students.The Watch DOG volunteers perform a variety of tasks during their volunteer day including monitoring the school entrance, assisting with unloading and loading of buses and cars, monitoring the lunch room, or helping in the classroom with a teacher's guidance by working with small groups of students on homework, flashcards, or spelling. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to being allowed on any campus.
Heading to grandma’s house this Thanksgiving? Results of a reader survey from Texas Highways – the state’s official travel magazine – show 48 percent of Texans said, “yes.” Among those, 92 percent said they will be traveling by car on Texas roadways, which is why the Texas Department of Transportation wants to remind drivers to obey all traffic laws when driving.
“Historically, the busiest travel days are the day before and the Sunday following Thanksgiving,” said John Barton, TxDOT deputy executive director. “Thanksgiving is a time to be spent with family and friends, so we want to make sure Texans get to where they need to be safely.”
In 2011, there were 848 serious injuries and 26 deaths from traffic crashes that occurred during the Thanksgiving holiday reporting period. In an effort to reduce the number of traffic fatalities this year, TxDOT is asking drivers to follow a few simple rules of the road:
Brownwood FFA recently participated at District and Area competitions, taking home quite a few honors, and had two teams and one individual qualify for state competition.
Members of the Brownwood FFA teams competed at District Leadership Development Events competition at Hamilton High School on November 7th in the following events:
Ag Advocacy - 2nd place
Ag Issue Forum - 1st place
The Brownwood Art Association will be seeking entries for the second annual Christmas Photo Contest in conjunction with the 4th annual Christmas Under the Stars Festival.
The photos will be on display at the Lehnis Railroad Museum on Friday, December 7th and Saturday, December 8th from 4-8 p.m. during the Christmas Under the Stars Festival.
Cash prizes for first and second place will be awarded in categories of ages 15 & under, ages 15-20, ages 21 & up, professional, and best "Scared of Santa" photo. A ribbon will be awarded for People’s Choice as attendees choose their favorite photo during the contest.
There is a $5 fee per entry, and photographs will be accepted at the Lehnis Railroad Museum on Saturday, December 1st from 1-3:30pm. All photos must be framed with wire or hook and be ready to hang.
Thanksgiving is this week and many families are beginning to make plans for that yummy Thanksgiving dinner. If you are responsible for preparation of a turkey, consider the number of guests to be served, the supplies needed, and safe handling procedures for turkey. Poultry is a potentially hazardous food that has to be kept at certain temperatures to minimize the growth of bacteria. Bacteria multiply rapidly between the Danger Zone of 40 F and 140 F. Larger quantities of food are typically prepared for Thanksgiving, so plan food preparation so that large amounts or large containers of hot food are not placed in your refrigerator at one time, which can make the refrigerator temperature rise about 40 F. A food thermometer and refrigerator thermometer will be helpful for safe food preparation.
For many families, turkey is the main protein food on Thanksgiving tables. Remember, a serving size is 3 ounces which is about the size of a deck of cards. But when selecting a whole turkey, allow 1 pound per person. If your choice is to prepare turkey breast, allow 3/4 pound per person, or if it's boneless, « pound per person. For a frozen pre-stuffed turkey, it's best to allow 1 1/4 pounds per person. Make sure the frozen pre-stuffed turkey has a USDA or State mark of inspection, and never thaw before cooking. Fresh turkey should be purchased only 1 to 2 days before it is to be cooked.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brown County held their annual signature fundraising event Wheels and Deals on Saturday, giving away a new vehicle.
The winner of the reverse raffle was James “Jim” Williams, who stated he was shocked to have won.
“I’m still trying to process all of this,” said Williams after he was announced as the winner.
It was an all out defensive game Friday night as the Brownwood Lions struggled offensively against the Glen Rose Tigers, losing in the first round of the playoffs 14-10.
In the first half, the Lions’ defense forced three interceptions; however their offense was unable to convert opportunity into points despite the great field position. Brownwood High School Head Football Coach Bob Shipley stated that it was heartbreaking how the game ended and that he felt the team was better offensively than they played Friday night.
“I’m just heartbroken the way our defense played and gave us good field position,” said Shipley. “It’s very frustrating because I feel we’re a better offensive team than we played tonight.”
Scores are reported as final. Area games and other games of interest are listed below.
Fort Worth Lake Worth 7
Clint Mountainview 21
Midland Greenwood 51
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