Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3278 and the Ladies & Men’s Auxiliary will observe Independence Day by conducting a flag retirement ceremony 07:00 AM, Wednesday, 4 July.
The observance will be held at the VFW Post at 2300 Stephen F. Austin.The ceremony will consist of the lowering of the retiring flag and raising the new National Ensign to the sound of “To the Colors” then
With national unemployment rates peaking and unfavorable economic conditions, the last thing many would think about is starting a business.
But for the community of Brownwood, these obstacles don't seem to phase them. The Chamber of Commerce holds regular small business workshops, usually with a packed audience.
Randy Thomas, of the Small Business Development Center, calls Brownwood a "business friendly market".
"I think right now is a real advantageous time to start a business in this market, especially in the Brownwood and Brown County areas, because you got a very receptive political climate here", says Thomas.
An example of a small business start-up that's used Brownwood as a launching pad is Common Grounds Deli and Coffee. Opening just last year, this family-run business brewed up their recipe for success with ingredients such as: a thorough business plan, financial projections, and a lot of sweat equity.
Brown County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a man after a tip led them to a registered sex offender who had been taking pictures of women and girls, while they shopped at local retail stores – mostly at Wal-Mart, for purposes of self gratification, according to law enforcement officials.
BCSO Captain Tony Aaron indicated that on Wednesday, an anonymous source alerted them of registered sex offender Johnny Lee Wright who was possibly in possession child pornography. Officers started an investigation of Wright and on Thursday morning went to his home in Brownwood and spoke with a relative while the suspect was at work, Aaron said. The relative told investigators that he had been in possession of child pornography and that his computer contained images of adult pornography and consented for officers to search the home according to Aaron.
During the search of the home on Thursday, BCSO found flash drives and other media which were later seized, and investigators were informed that the suspect had been convicted of sexual abuse in Arkansas and served time for the conviction, said Aaron. Officers were not able to find any child pornography at the home because, as the relative admitted, it had been recently destroyed by the relative and Wright, explained Aaron.
Registration continues for Howard Payne University’s annual Young and Summer Scholars programs to be held July 16-20 from 9 a.m. to noon on HPU’s Academy of Freedom campus. Deadline for registration is July 9, and an online registration form is available on the HPU homepage at www.hputx.edu.The programs, for students in first through sixth grades, will feature innovative instruction in a variety of subjects, including music for the younger students and robotics for the older students. In honor of the election year, the theme for this year’s programs is “Star-Spangled Students.”
Below are the fishing reports for area lakes as reported by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department this week.
Water clear; 82–86 degrees; 11.09' low. Black bass to 4 pounds are excellent on redbug and watermelon topwaters, Grande Bass Baby Rattlesnakes, Bass Hogg jigs, and perch colored crankbaits along shorelines in 4–6 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on Li'l Fishies and Rat–L–Traps under lights at night. Crappie are excellent on white Li'l Fishies and black/chartreuse tube jigs in 10–15 feet. Channel catfish to 3 pounds are good on cut bait over baited holes. Yellow catfish to 25 pounds are good on trotlines baited with perch in 5–15 feet.
Bangs police helped a pregnant woman in labor Wednesday evening after she attempted to driver herself to the hospital.
According to Bangs Police Chief Troy Gruesendorf, Officer Ughanze made a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of Hwy 67 and Farm Market Road 1849 Wednesday evening around 9pm.
The driver of the vehicle told police that she was in labor and the officer realized that there was evidence to support her claim and that there was a toddler in the car with her. Gruesendorf said that the woman was apparently attempting to driver herself to the hospital.
The officer made the determination that the woman was not able to safely driver herself to the hospital and immediately called for medical help. First responders, Bangs Volunteer Fire Department and officer Ughanze offered her medical help and made sure that she did not driver herself to the hospital, which would have posed a danger to her, the toddler passenger, the unborn baby and other travelers on the road, according to Gruesendorf.
A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Coleman and the frontage road of Hwy 377S under the Truman Harlow Overpass sent one to the hospital Thursday afternoon.
The driver of a Ford Mustang traveling northeast on Coleman collided with a Dodge Ram 2500 king cab pickup which was traveling south on the frontage road shortly before 4:00pm on Thursday.
Central Texas Training Coalition and Brownwood Chief of Police Mike Corley are continuing efforts to bring former NBA star Chris Herren and his anti-drug message to kids and families of the Brown County area on August 31st. A fundraiser auction of autographed professional sports memorabilia along with donations from businesses and individuals are funding the event.
Chris Herren will be the keynote speaker of the Central Texas Training Coalition’s annual drug training seminar which provides professionals in social services continuing education units (CEUs). The training will offer CEU credits; however those interested in hearing Herren speak do not have to be a part of the training and in fact may listen to Herron free of charge, when he comes to the Brownwood Coliseum.
Good Samaritan Ministries Dime Sale will get underway on Friday, June 29, all pink and clear tags will be only 10 cents.
Come by between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to enjoy this sale.
This sale also provides another great opportunity to gather items for the Reuse, Repurpose and Refashion contest which continues through the end of July. There’s still time to participate in this fun and creative contest. Call 643-2273 for details of the contest.
Good used clothes, aside from the dime sale, are sold in GSM’s clothing ministry at 3-pieces-for-$1 or 50-cents-each. The clothing ministry also carries bedding, household items, shoes, accessories and so much more! According to Misty Bowers of Good Samaritan ministries, most of the people who come to GSM do not want a hand-out. GSM’s prices are low enough to allow anyone to be able to afford clothing and at the same time give a sense of ownership said Bowers.
The Early Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a fundraiser this Saturday, June 30th to raise money for a new 3000 gallon tanker. The event will include lunch, silent auction, raffle and a jump house.The menu for the day will include pulled pork sandwiches, chips, drinks, and dessert. Carry out is available. Plates are free, although donations are greatly appreciated.
- Early Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Early Glass & Brownwood Door
- Christian Country Singer Jackie Cox to Perform July 1st
- State Approves Funding for Coleman Municipal Airport
- Law Enforcement Blotter 6/27
- Grand Jury Indictments June 2012
- Wednesday Evening Jackpot Fishing Tournament Results June 13th
- East Elementary Publishes Student Award Winners
- Lyric Theater’s 'Annie Get Your Gun' Continues Second Week of Performances
- McCorkle Honored at Book Signing and Reception
- Brownwood Approves Street Improvement Project
- Early Choir Students Perform in New York City
- Design Contract Approved for New Central Fire Station