I had every intention of making it to the State Fair yesterday. A friend and I were going to see a band that was playing, as well as get our faces filled with deep fried goodness.
Alas, that was not to be. We had a short window of time that allowed us to get there, enjoy ourselves and get home in time for a certain zombie themed television program.
And we hit traffic. Bad traffic.
I looked over at him, he at me, and we both decided to get a great lunch and hit a few guitar stores. So we did, and it was a great time. We rolled with the punches, adapted our strategies, made other plans, or whatever you want to call it.
Point is we made adjustments to what we had decided our day was going to be after reevaluating our situation.
How many times have we, and I mean the grand “We”, simply done something out of habit, or pre-made plans when if we loosened our grip a little we could have had such a better time or outcome?
There are times in my own life that I look back on, not too fondly, and realize how closely and tightly I was holding on to things in my life. Had I simply relaxed “my grip” things would have turned out much better in the long run.
Coach Lori Beck, assisted by Coach Peggy Morales, trained several Early High School students to evaluate booklets for upcoming Global Issues Problem Solving (GIPS) competitions. These students, Audrey Horton, Cy Tongate, David Morales, and Joel Justice will evaluate and critique other students' booklets.
Howard Payne University’s Department of Theatre will present performances of Suite Surrender in conjunction with HPU’s Homecoming 2014 celebration. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, through Saturday, October 25, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 26. Prior to the Saturday night performance, at 6:30 p.m., HPU theatre alumni will perform a special arrangement of songs, monologues and scenes.
Suite Surrender is a comedic play by Michael McKeever. The production is set in 1942 and focuses on a feud between two of Hollywood’s biggest divas, played by Gabi Guest, a junior from Midlothian, and Alexandra Taliaferro, a senior from Haslet.
Additional cast members include Abbey Beardsley, a freshman from Fort Worth; Megan Hoghaug, a freshman from Dripping Springs; Isaac Howell, a sophomore from Georgetown; Hayden Jacobs, a freshman from Lytle; Brittany Martin, a junior from Goldthwaite; Bryce McWhirter, a sophomore from Round Rock; and Jared Russell, a senior from Hillsboro.“We hope HPU Homecoming guests and others from the community make plans to bring their entire family to watch Suite Surrender,” said Dr. Nancy Jo Humfeld, professor of theatre and head of HPU’s theatre department. “Our cast and crew are working tirelessly to put on a performance everyone can enjoy.”
Brown County 4-H is supported by the Brown County United Way
DATES TO REMEMBER
13 – Food & Nutrition Orientation Meeting 5:30p.m. at Extension Office
13 – Extension Office Closed for Columbus Day
14 – Brownwood 4-H Club Meeting 6:30p.m. at Extension Office
14 – Bangs 4-H Club Meeting 6:30p.m. at Bangs FCS Classroom
15 – Deadline for Calf Scrambles
18 – County and State Lamb Validation 8:00a.m. – 10:00a.m. at Youth Fair Barns
18 – County and State Goat Validation 11:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. at Youth Fair Barns
20 – 4-H Proclamation at Commissioners’ Court
20 – Horse Club Meeting 6:00p.m. at Extension Office
21 – Rabbit Club Meeting 7:00 at Extension Office25 – Market Goat Clinic 1:30p.m. Location TBA
A quiet roadside was the setting of a memorial service held Friday afternoon honoring the sacrifice of Marine Corporal Tevan Nguyen who was killed in action in 2010.
VFW, ladies and men’s auxiliary members along with County Commissioner Precinct 1 Gary Worley held a ceremony Friday afternoon dedicating a 3 mile portion of Brown County Road 237 to the memory of Marine Cpl. Tevan Nguyen who gave the ultimate sacrifice in 2010 while serving our country. Numerous members of the Nguyen family were present including Cpl. Nguyen’s son, Tevan Lee Nguyen, Jr.
Greenleaf Cemetery presented their 4th Annual Talking Tombstone Tour on Saturday evening. This year's proceeds will help with some major equipment repairs and a new maintenance building according to organizers.
Tours to historic gravesites ran every 15 minutes, lasting approximately an hour and a half as visitors were taken to the graves of the seven featured people. At each stop, visitors to scenic Greenleaf Cemetery were guided to the gravesites of “former” residents, portrayed by actors in period costumes, who shared stories and history of their lives and times.
Big Country Ford and House of Wheels held their Yamaha Grizzly 300 4-Wheeler raffle on Saturday afternoon at the Brownwood Coliseum during Big Country Ford’s Drive4UrSchool event. 100% of the proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the Good Samaritan Ministries’ Deer Project.The winning ticket was bought by the Brown County chapter of Buckmasters American Deer Foundation. Buckmasters representative Connie Hart of Bangs was present and quite excited that the Brown County chapter had won the 4-wheeler.
Early High School hosted the 6th annual Heart of Texas Marching Festival on Saturday with a record 26 bands performing this year. Bands from Bronte, Eldorado, Coleman, Mason, Goldthwaite, Menard, Eden, Seymour, Miles, Rising Star, Wall, Christoval, Comanche, Santa Anna, Cross Plains, Santo, Electra, De Leon, Brady, Florence, Munday, Bangs, San Saba, Sonora, Brownwood and Early all participated. Howard Payne University played an exhibition performance to close out this year’s festival.
Howard Payne University’s competitive speech and debate team, Student Speaker Bureau (SSB), began its 2014-2015 competition season in September.
The team first traveled to Texas State University to participate in practice British parliamentary (BP) debate rounds with the TSU team, followed by the Hill Country Swing individual events tournament.
“I’m really excited that we were able to have some practice debate rounds with the TSU team,” said Dr. Julie Welker, head of the communication department and SSB coach. “They are a highly competitive team and, since we only go to two BP tournaments a year, it was very beneficial to get in the extra practice.”
The team then traveled to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to compete in the United States Air Force Academy and Colorado College Tournament.
“This tournament is such a great experience for our team,” said Dr. Welker. “We get to compete against universities from all over the United States, including teams from Yale and University of Alaska-Anchorage. These schools are considered some of the best in the U.S., so it’s a privilege to get to compete with them.”
According to Dr. Welker, of the four HPU teams that competed, two of the teams missed advancing to the quarterfinals round by just a few points.
“That is quite impressive,” she added.
After a spirit filled week, the Brownwood Lions fought a hard game but fell 40-21 to their longtime rivals the Stephenville Yellow Jackets Friday night at Gordon Wood Stadium. This was the Lions’ and Yellow Jackets’ first district meeting since 2003, making the game quite significant.
Lions’ Coach Chuck Howard stated that although the Yellow Jackets were ranked fourth in the state coming into the game, the Lions faced the game as an opportunity to play a good team and learn from them.“There’s a lot of history of this game with the rivalry. It’s a big game, but it’s our first district game,” said Howard before the game. “We prepare for each game and each opponent each week. We’re taking this as an opportunity to play the #4 team in state here at Gordon Wood.”
Friday night high school football scoreboard October 10, 2014. Scores are reported as final, with the excepton of games which were called, cancelled or delayed due to weather as noted. Area games and other games of interest are listed below.
Big Spring 49
Post 0 (Delayed in 3rd Quarter)
Whitney 22 (Halftime - Postponed)
- Show Hope’s Red Bus Project Supports Orphans, Coming To Howard Payne University October 13th
- Law Enforcement Blotter 10/10
- First Ever Environmental Fair Set for Saturday at Riverside Park
- BISD Board to Consider Censure of Board Member Monday
- Tucker to be Featured Artist at Brownwood Art Association Demonstration Saturday
- Felony Offenders Sentenced in District Court
- Friday Afternoon Accident on Fourth Street
- Reminder: DRIVE4URSCHOOL Event Benefits Area Project Graduations This Saturday
- The Brownwood Regional Medical Center Volunteers Announce September 2014 BRMC Volunteer of the Month
- Weekly Fishing Report for Area Lakes
- Lady Cub Volleyball Announces “Diggin’ for a Cure” Pink-Out Game
- Reminder: VFW Fundraiser to Benefit Walker Cancer Center Patient Fund on Friday