Brownwood ISD is preparing to begin three capital improvement projects around the district this school year including installing new turf at Gordon Wood Stadium, construction of the Gerald Thomas Pavilion and putting a new roof on the high school gym.
The three projects would cost an estimated $618,000 which would be paid out of the district’s $4.7 million fund balance.
“If you take the $4.7 million and subtract from it the $618,000 that still leaves our fund balance at $4.1 million which we still feel is a healthy fund balance for the district,” said BISD Deputy Superintendent Kevin Gabaree.
Brownwood ISD showed support Monday to four families in the district who are battling cancer by giving them checks from funds raised through this year’s “Pink Out” fundraiser.
Recent BHS retiree Norlene Gleaton, Middle School librarian DaLin Cummings, retired Intermediate School teacher Marla Van Wyck and Northwest Elementary retiree Lou Allen each received a check for $2525.56 as a result of the fundraiser.
The “Pink Out” funds were raised in October with t-shirt sales and various fundraisers during the “Pink Out” week.
Reports released for the week of October 28-November 10, 2013 from the Brownwood Fire Department include 52 medical emergencies, 14 fire calls, and 6 motor vehicle accidents.
Monday, October 28
*6:34 PM – BFD was dispatched to a fire in the 1200 block of 1st Street. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a pit dug into the ground with wood burning in it. The residents were advised of city ordinance.
Wednesday, October 30
*2:14 AM – BFD was called to a fire in the 1600 block of 10th Street regarding the smell of wires burning. Fire crews arrived on scene to find nothing showing. The thermal camera was used inside the residence which resulted in nothing being detected.
*8:58 PM – BFD responded to a single vehicle accident with no injuries in the 4700 block of County Road 234.
*11:14 PM – BFD was called to a fire in the 1300 block of Avenue H. Fire personnel detected a gas leak and the gas was turned off.
Saturday, November 2*1:43 PM – BFD responded to a two-vehicle accident with no injuries at the intersection of Coggin Avenue and Hwy 377S.
Weakley-Watson True Value Hardware Store was recently visited by the Early Chamber staff, board members, and ambassadors to be cash mobbed.
Every month an Early Chamber member is selected via a computer program to be cash mobbed where the group visits the business and spends money. Weakley-Watson True Value Hardware is located on the corner of Austin Avenue and Coggin Avenue in Brownwood.
The Brownwood Community Concert Association presents John Erickson, creator of Hank the Cow Dog from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 14th at Victory Life Church Auditorium.
John Erickson of Perryton, Texas brings Hank the Cow Dog to Brownwood for an evening of songs and stories. Hank the Cow Dog is Head of Ranch Security. John will enlighten and delight the audience with his tales and songs about Hank.John has written a series of books for people of all ages about Hank the Cow Dog. He has won Lamplighter awards for many other publications. Children as well as adults will certainly enjoy this concert.
Guest artists Almeda and Jackson Berkey will perform with members of Howard Payne University’s Concert Choir on Tuesday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s Mims Auditorium. Jackson Berkey, a composer and pianist, was a founding member of the multiplatinum-selling group Mannheim Steamroller and spent 39 years as the group’s featured keyboardist. The concert is free and the public is welcome.
“We are fortunate and excited to have two guests the caliber of Almeda and Jackson Berkey on our campus,” said Dr. Monte Garrett, professor of music and director of choral activities. “Their years of touring with the Norman Luboff Choir and Mannheim Steamroller bring a wealth of musical talent and experience which they will share with our students. This will be a real treat for all of us.”The concert will feature works by Jackson Berkey for solo piano, instrumental ensemble, and chorus and instruments. Both artists will perform original works.
The Brownwood High School Lady Lions golf team played in San Angelo at Mesquite Ranch Golf Club on Friday, November 8th.
This was their last tournament for the fall. The weather was cool when the girls teed off, then on their last nine it rained.The girls shot a 464 to win third as a team, and Audrey McKillip shot a 99 to get third as an individual behind two Central players who shot 96 and 97. First place went to San Angelo Central with a 406, second Abilene Cooper 458 and Abilene High got fourth with a 492.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly luncheon on Friday, November 15th featuring Phil Wilson, Executive Director of the Texas Department of Transportation.
The luncheon will be held at the Brownwood Country Club from 11:30 AM to 1 PM. The luncheon, which is open to Chamber members and guests, will feature an interesting program and will also include door prizes, introduction of new members and the “Aces Wild” Cash Drawing, which guarantees a winner every month.
Under the direction of the Texas Transportation Commission, Phil Wilson manages, directs and implements TxDOT policies, programs and operating strategies. He also represents TxDOT before the Texas Legislature and other entities.Before joining TxDOT in October 2011, Wilson served as senior vice president of public affairs and as a corporate officer for Luminant, Texas' largest electric generation company. In 2007, Gov. Rick Perry appointed Wilson as Secretary of State. In that position, he was the chief elections officer and the chief international protocol officer for Texas. His responsibilities also included maintaining business and public filings and acting as the governor's chief liaison on border and Mexico affairs. Wilson also served as the chair of the Governor's Competitiveness Council and on the Texas Border Security Council.
Students and staff at East Elementary School honored local veterans in a short ceremony Monday morning.East Elementary Principal Nanda Wilbourn explained to the children what Veterans Day is and how the men and women who have served in the military help protect freedoms as well as serve as examples of leadership. She explained that Veterans Day is a day to honor the military, both those who are currently serving and those who have served in the past.
Today is Veterans Day. A day that we celebrate those who have served, or who are serving, in our military. What does it mean to “celebrate someone”?
Do we honor them with parades? Sometimes.
Do we have over-the-top outpourings of emotion for what they’ve done? On occasion.
Do we do these things because our calendar/iPhone/Android/FaceBook reminded us? In today’s world, quite likely.
Think about what a Veteran is, for a moment.
Someone who decided a life, or even a short stint, of service to people they will never meet is exactly what they should have in their life. That their needs and desires, while still important to them, are second to the needs of others.I quote the movie A Few Good Men, “They stand on a wall, and say nothing’s gonna hurt you. Not on my watch.”
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Cleartalk Wireless on Friday, October 25th to celebrate their new location.Cleartalk offers local residents unlimited wireless service at affordable prices. For more information about their services, visit their new location at 403 N. Main Street or call them at 325-200-0246.
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- Second Annual Brown County Museum of History Photo Show Opens Saturday
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